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Zhen Hu
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Biography C.V.

Zhen Hu, Ph.D.

Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China.

Contact Information

Address: 72 Binhai Road, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao, Shandong 266237, P.R.China

E-mail: huzhen885@sdu.edu.cn  


Sep. 2019Present, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Professor

Dec 2018Present, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Vice Dean

Sep. 2014 Aug 2019, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Associate Professor

Apr. 2011 - Aug. 2013, Department of Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Sep. 2006 - Jul. 2011, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Ph.D.

Sep. 2002 - Jul. 2006, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, B.S.

Research Interests

Biological and Ecological Wastewater Treatment

Migration and Transformation of Nutrient in Aquatic Environment

Utilization of Wastewater Resources


1.Mingde Ji, Zhen Hu⁎, Chenglin Hou, Huaqing Liu, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Shaoyong Lu, Jian Zhang. New insights for enhancing the performance of constructed wetlands at low temperatures. 2020, Bioresource Technology, 301 : 122722

2.Hang Gao, Zhen Hu⁎. Reply to the letter to the editor on potential application of algae in aquaponics: discussion on the critical issues of nutrients recovery. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08726-z

3.Zhenxin Shang, Zhen Hu⁎, Lihua Huang, Zizhang Guo, Huaqing Liu, ChengluZhang. Removal of amoxicillin from aqueous solution by zinc acetate modified activated carbon derived from reed. Powder Technology, 2020. (In Press)

4.Huaqing Liu, Zhen Hu⁎, Liping Jiang, Linlan Zhuang, Lianjie Hao, Jian Zhang,⁎, Lichao Nie. Roles of carbon source-derived extracellular polymeric substances in solids accumulation and nutrient removal in horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 362: 702-711.

5.Zhen Hu*, Dongyun Ru, Yinan Wang, Jian Zhang, Liping Jiang, Xinyi Xu, Lichao Nie. Optimization of a nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) process by enhancing methane availability. Bioresource Technology, 2019, 275 : 101-108.

6.Fabien Leroy, Sébastien Gogo, Christophe Guimbaud, André-Jean Francez, Renata Zocatelli, Christian Défarge, Léonard Bernard-Jannin, Zhen Hu, Fatima Laggoun-Défarge. Response of C and N cycles to N fertilization in Sphagnum and Molinia-dominated peat mesocosms. Journal of Environmental Science, 2019, 77 : 264-272.

7.Jing Li, Jinlin Fan, Daoxing Liu, Zhen Hu*, Jian Zhang*. Enhanced nitrogen removal in biochar-added surface flow constructed wetlands: dealing with seasonal variation in the north China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-3895-9

8.Yingke Fang, Xinhan Chen, Zhen Hu*, Daoxing Liu, Hang Gao, Lichao Nie. Effects of hydraulic retentiontime on the performance of algal-bacterial based aquaponics: focusing onnitrogen and oxygen distribution. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2018, 102 : 9843–9855

9.Haiming Wu*, Yina Zou, Jialong Lv, Zhen Hu*. Impacts of aeration management and polylactic acid addition on dissolved organic matter characteristics in intensified aquaponic systems. Chemosphere, 2018, 205: 579-586

10.Xiaotong Shen, Jian Zhang, Daoxing Liu, Zhen Hu⁎, Huaqing Liu. Enhance performance of microbial fuel cell coupled surface ow constructed wetland by using submerged plants and enclosed anodes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 351: 312-318.

11.Liping Jiang, Zhen Hu⁎, Yinan Wang, Dongyun Ru, Jianwei Li, Jinlin Fan. Effect of trace elements on the development of co-cultured nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation and methanogenic bacteria consortium. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 268: 190–196.

12.Wei Lan, Jian Zhang, Zhen Hu, Mingde Ji, Xinwen Zhang, Jianda Zhang, Fazhan Li, Guoqing Yao. Phosphorus removal enhancement of magnesium modified constructed wetland microcosm and its mechanism study. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 335: 209-214.

13.Xinwen Zhang1, Zhen Hu1, Jian Zhang, Jinlin Fan, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo,

Chujun Zeng, Yiwen Wu, Siyuan Wang. A novel aerated surface flow constructed wetland using exhaust gas from biological wastewater treatment: Performance and mechanisms. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 250: 94-101.

14.Xinwen Zhang, Zhen Hu, Huu Hao Ngo, Jian Zhang*, Wenshan Guo, Shuang Liang, Huijun Xie. Simultaneous improvement of waste gas purification and nitrogen removal using a novel aerated vertical flow constructed wetland. Water Research, 2018, 130: 79-87.

15.Ru Ma, Zhen Hu*, Jian Zhang, Hao Ma, Liping Jiang, Dongyun Ru. Reduction of greenhouse gases emissions during anoxic wastewater treatment by strengthening nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation process. Bioresource Technology, 2017, 235 : 211-218.

16.Zijun Liu, Huijun Xie, Zhen Hu, Jian Zhang, Jianda Zhang, Haimeng Sun, Wei Lan. Role of Ammonia-oxidizing archaea in ammonia removal of wetland under low-temperature condition. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 2017, 228 : 356

17.Yingke Fang, Zhen Hu⁎, Yina Zou, Jian Zhang, Zhuoran Zhu, Jianda Zhang, Lichao Nie. Improving nitrogen utilization efficiency of aquaponics by introducing algalbacterial consortia. Bioresource Technology, 2017, 245: 358-364.

18.Yingke Fang, Zhen Hu*, Yina Zou, Jinlin Fan, Qingsong Wang, Zhuoran Zhu. Increasing economic and environmental benefits of media-based aquaponics through optimizing aeration pattern. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 162: 1111-1117.

19.Dongyun Ru, Jikai Liu, Zhen Hu*, Yina Zou, Liping Jiang, Xiaodian Cheng, Zhenting Lv. Improvement of aquaponic performance through micro- and macro-nutrient addition. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017, 24(19) : 16328-16335.

20.Yina Zou, Zhen Hu*, Jian Zhang, Yingke Fang, Minying Li, Jianda Zhang. Mitigation of N2O emission from aquaponics by optimizing the nitrogen transformation process: aeration management and exogenous carbon (PLA) addition. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2017, 65 (40): 8806-8812.

21.Sumeth Wongkiew, Zhen Hu, Kartik Chandran, Jae W Lee, Samir Kumar Khanal. Nitrogen transformations in aquaponic systems: A review. Aquacultural Engineering, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaeng.2017.01.004.

22.Fabien Leroy, Sébastien Gogo, Christophe Guimbaud, Léonard Bernard-Jannin, Zhen Hu, Fatima Laggoun-Défarge. Vegetation composition controls temperature sensitivity of CO2 and CH4 emissions and DOC concentration in peatlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2017, 107:164-167.

23.Zhen Hu*, Ru Ma. Distribution and characteristic of nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation bacteria in wastewater treatment plants and agriculture fields of northern China. PeerJ, 2016, 4:e2766 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.27660.

24.Haimeng Sun, Zhen Hu, Jian Zhang*, Weizhong Wu, Shuang Liang, Shaoyong Lu, Huaqing Liu. Determination of hydraulic flow patterns in constructed wetlands using hydrogen and oxygen isotopes. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2016, 223: 775-780.

25.Qiang Kong, Yu Feng, Zhen Hu* Yu-zhen Liu. Impact of COD :N ratio on N2O emission during livestock wastewater treatment via the nitrite pathway.  Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2016, 15(10) : 2239-2244.

26.Jian Zhang, Haimeng Sun, Wengang Wang, Zhen Hu, Xiaole Yin, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Jinlin Fan, Enhancement of surface flow constructed wetlands performance at low temperature through seasonal plant collocation. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 224 : 222–228.

27.Yina Zou, Zhen Hu*, Jian Zhang, Christophe Guimbaud, Qingsong Wang, Yingke Fang. Effect of seasonal variation on nitrogen transformations in aquaponics of northern China. Ecological Engineering, 2016, 94 : 30-36.

28.Xinwen Zhang, Xiaoqing Wang, Jian Zhang, Xiaoyu Huang, Dong Wei, Wei Lan, Zhen Hu*. Reduction of nitrous oxide emissions from partial nitrification process by using innovative carbon source (mannitol). Bioresource Technology. 2016, 218 : 789-795.

29.Huaqing Liu, Zhen Hu, Jian Zhang, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Shuang Liang, Jinlin Fan, Shaoyong Lu, Haiming Wu. Optimizations on supply and distribution of dissolved oxygen in constructed wetlands: A review. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 214 : 797-805.

30.Xiaole Yin, Jian Zhang, Zhen Hu, Huijun Xie, Wenshan Guo, Qingsong Wang, Huu Hao Ngo, Shuang Liang, Shaoyong Lu, Weizhong Wu. Effect of photosynthetically elevated pH on performance of surface flow-constructed wetland planted with Phragmites australis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23(15) : 15524–15531.

31.Huaqing Liu, Zhen Hu, Hai Liu, Huijun Xie, Shaoyong Lu, Qingsong Wang, Jian Zhang. Adsorption of amoxicillin by Mn-impregnated activated carbons: performance and mechanisms. RSC Advance, 2016, 6 : 11454-11460.

32.Yina Zou, Zhen Hu*, Jian Zhang, Huijun Xie, Christophe Guimbaud, Yingke Fang.  Effects of pH on nitrogen transformations in media-based aquaponics. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 210 : 81-87.

33.Xiaole Yin, Jian Zhang, Yeye Guo, Jinlin Fan, Zhen Hu*. Physiological responses of Potamogeton crispus to different levels of ammonia nitrogen in constructed wetland. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 2016, 227(2) : 1-9.

34.Yina Zou, Zhen Hu*, Jian Zhang, Huijun Xie, Shuang Liang, Jinhe Wang, Runxin Yan. Attempts to improve nitrogen utilization efficiency of aquaponics through nitrifiers addition and filler gradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23(7):6671-6679.

35.Xinwen Zhang, Jian Zhang, Zhen Hu*, Huijun Xie, Dong Wei and Wenkai Li. Effect of influent COD/N ratio on performance and N2O emission of partial nitrification treating highstrength nitrogen wastewater. RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 61345–61353.

36.Zhen Hu,Jae Woo Lee,Kartik Chandran,Sungpyo Kim,Ariane Coelho Brotto,Samir Kumar Khanal. Effect of plant species on nitrogen recovery in aquaponics. Bioresource Technology,2015, 188 : 92-98.

37.Xing Xu, Baoyu Gao, Bo Jin, Hu Zhen, Xiaoyi Wang, Ming Dai. Study of microbial perchlorate reduction: Considering of multiple pH, electron acceptors and donors. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2015, 285: 228-235.

38.Haiming Wu, Jian Zhang, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Zhen Hu, Shuang Liang, Jinlin Fan, Hai Liu. A review on the sustainability of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment: Design and operation. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 175: 594-601.

39.Jian Zhang,Haiming Wu,Zhen Hu,Shuang Liang,Jinlin Fan,Examination of oxygen release from plants in constructed wetlands in different stages of wetland plant life cycle. Environmental Science and Pollution Research,2014,21(16):9709-9716.

40.Zhen Hu,Jae Woo Lee,Kartik Chandran,Sungpyo Kim,Keshab Sharma,Samir Kumar Khanal,Influence of carbohydrate addition on nitrogen transformations and greenhouse gas emissions of intensive aquaculture system,Science of the Total Environment,2014,470-471:193-200.

41.Congcong Zhao, HuiJun Xie, Jingtao Xu, Xiaoli Xu, Jian Zhang, Zhen Hu, Cui Liu, Shuang Liang, Qian Wang, Jingmin Wang. Bacterial community variation and microbial mechanism of triclosan (TCS) removal by constructed wetlands with different types of plants. Science of The Total Environment, 2014, 505C: 633-639.

42.Jing-Min Wang, Ming-Yu Gao, Hui-Jun Xie, Jian Zhang, Zhen Hu. Application of biological island grids in wastewater treatment and its microbial mechanisms. Desalination and water treatment, 2014, 54(10):1-8.

43.Zhen Hu,Jae Woo Lee,Kartik Chandran,Sungpyo Kim,Keshab Sharma,Ariane Coelho Brotto,Samir Kumar Khanal,Nitrogen transformations in intensive aquaculture system and its implication to climate change through nitrous oxide emission,Bioresource Technology,2013,130:314-320

44.Zhen Hu,Jian Zhang,Huijun Xie,Shuang Liang,Shanping Li. Minimization of nitrous oxide emission from anoxic-oxic biological nitrogen removal process: Effect of influent COD/NH4+ ratio and feeding strategy. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2013, 115(3): 272-278.

45.Zhen Hu,Jian Zhang,Shanping Li,Huijun Xie. Impact of carbon source on nitrous oxide emission from anoxic/oxic biological nitrogen removal process and identification of its emission sources. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2013, 20(2) : 1059-1069. 

46.Zhen Hu,Jae Woo Lee,Kartik Chandran,Sungpyo Kim,Samir Kumar Khanal. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from aquaculture: A review. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, 46(12): 6470-6480. 

47.Zhen Hu, Jian Zhang, Yiran Li, Tingting Zhang. Study on the mechanism of N2O emission during biological nitrogen removal by the use of inhibitors. 2012 Third International Conference on Digital Manufacturing & Automation (ICDMA 2012), Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2012, Guilin, Guangxi, China: CPS, 854-858. 

48.Zhen Hu,Jian Zhang,Huijun xie,Shanping Li,Jinhe Wang,Tingting Zhang. Effect of anoxic/aerobic phase fraction on N2O emission in a sequencing batch reactor under low temperature. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102(9): 5486-5491.

49.Zhen Hu,Jian Zhang,Huijun Xie,Shanping Li,Tingting Zhang,Jinhe Wang. Identifying sources of nitrous oxide emission in anoxic/aerobic sequencing batch reactors (A/O SBRs) acclimated in different aeration rates. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 2011, 49(2): 237-245. 

50.Jinhe Wang,Jian Zhang,Huijun Xie,Pengyu Qi,Yangang Ren,Zhen Hu. Methane emissions from a full-scale A/A/O wastewater treatment plant. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102(9): 5479-5485. 

51.Jinhe Wang,Jian Zhang,Jing Wang,Pengyu Qi,Yangang Ren,Zhen Hu,Nitrous oxide emissions from a typical northern Chinese municipal wastewater treatment plant,Desalination and Water Treatment, 2011,32(1-3):145-152。

52.Zhen Hu, Jian Zhang, Huijun Xie, Tingting Zhang, Yiran Li. A review on production and control of N2O during biological nitrogen removal from wastewater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 34: 95-100. (in Chinese)

53.Zhen Hu,Jian Zhang,Shanping Li,Huijun Xie,Jinhe Wang,Tingting Zhang,Yiran Li,Huayong Zhang. Effect of aeration rate on the emission of N2O in anoxic-aerobic sequencing batch reactors (A/O SBRs). Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2010, 109(5): 487-491.

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