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Zhang Zuotai


Professor

School of Environmental Science and Engineering

0755-88018019

zhangzt@sustech.edu.cn

Summary:
Dr. Zuotai Zhang is currently a profession in South University of Science and Technology of China. He gained his master degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing and his PhD from Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). He then spent two years as a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. Zhang’s research interest mainly focuses on understanding the issues of thermodynamics and kinetics of high temperature reactions, which are relevant for recycling valuable elements from metallurgical slags, waste heat recovery from hot slags, reusing the energy or municipal solid wastes such as fly ash, coal gangue, sludge et.al, and these are thought to bridge the gap between fundamental research and industrial application. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and around 30 conference papers, and applied 23 patents. Dr. Zhang also serves as board of review members for Metall. Mater. Trans B and E, AIST Trans and J. Innovative Engineering, and serves as Vice-Chair of Asian Coal Ash Association and Solid Waste Subcommittee of Chinese Ceramic Society of China.
 
Education: 
2000 Bachelor, Shandong College of Light Industry, Shandong Province, China.
2003 Master, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China.
2006 Ph.D., Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
 
Professional Experience:
2017-present, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen
2015.11-2017, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen
2009.2-2015.10, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China
2007.1-2009.1, Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering and Center For Iron and Steel Research, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
 
Research interests:
Comprehensive and clean utilization of solid wastes; Transportation mechanism of Trace elements during utilization process; Policy of comprehensive utilization of solid waste.
 
Honors and Awards: 
1)    First Prize of Science and Technology of China Association of Circular Economy, Integrated Apprehensive Utilization of Solid Wastes to Prepare the Refractory and Insulation Materials, 2015.
2)    Investigation of the heat recovery from high temperature slags,TMS 2015Annual Meeting & Exhibition,Best Paper Award,2015, 3
3)    Excellent Reviewer for Journal “Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B”, 2011.
4)    Second Prize of Beijing science and Technology Award Preparation and its application of one dimensional metal oxides including ZnO, TiO2 as well as CeO2, 2012
 
Editorships and Editorial Boards: 
2012- Editorial Board Member, AIST (Association for Iron and Steel Technology) Transactions
2013- Editorial Board Member, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (MMT), Journal B (Process Metallurgy)
2014- Editorial Board Member, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (MMT), Journal E (Energy Materials).
2013- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Innovative Engineering
 
Reviewer for Numerous International Journals (examples are shown below): 
Scientific Reports, Environmental Science and Technology, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, Fuel, AIST Transaction, Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, Journal of alloys and compounds, Applied surface science, International Journal of Hydrogen energy, Energy and Fuel, Journal of American Ceramic Society, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.
 
Professional Services:
Vice-Chair of Asian Coal Ash Association (Since 2013); 
Vice-Chair of “Solid Waste Subcommittee of Chinese Ceramic Society of China” (Since 2015);
 
Research Projects: 
1)    Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2016-2018)
Title: Fundamental and Applicaition in Clean and Efficient Utilization of Industrial Solid Wastes.
2)    Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2015-2018)
Title: Investigation of preparation of novel porous insulation materials using aluminosilicate solid wastes through modifying phases and structure.
3)    Funding Sources: National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2010-2014 (2011BAE00316)
Title: Investigation of Integrated Technique of Selection and Transformation for Coal Gangue
4)    Funding Sources: National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2010-2013 (2009BAC64B05)
Title: Key Technique of Typical Low Quality Coal Transformation Technique and It’s Industrial Application
5)    Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2010-2013)
Title: Entrained-flow gasifier technology, Clean utilization of coal, Refractory lining, Corrosion mechanism
6)    Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2010-2015)
Title: Preparation, Characterization and Denitrification Mechanism of Low-Temperature SCR Catalyst of Activated Semi-coke Doped with Nano-Particles
7)    Funding Source: Energy Foundation China---China Sustainable Energy Program (2011-2012)
Title: Progress on the Promotion of Energy-saving Technologies in China’s Main Energy-consuming Industries and Future Strategies:Steel & Iron and Coal Industries (as a co-PI)
8)    Funding Source: The Ministry of Education Returned Overseas Fund Project (2011-2012)
Title: Fundamental Study the Thermophysical Properties of the Mold Slags Used in Continuous Casting of TRIP steels.
9)    Funding Source: National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2011-2014)
Title: Standard Testing System and Technology of Comprehensive Utilization of Industrial Solid Waste.
 
Selected Publications:
1.    Yongqi Sun, Sridhar Seetharaman, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Integration of coal gasification and waste heat recovery from high temperature steel slags: an emerging strategy to emission reduction. Sci. Rep., 2015,DOI:10.1038/srep16591.
2.    Yongqi Sun, Zuotai Zhang*, Lili Liu and Xidong Wang. Two-stage high temperature sludge gasification using the waste heat from hot blast furnace slags. Bioresources Technology, 2015, vol.198, pp.364-371.
3.    Jinfu Li, Changsheng Yue, Mei Zhang, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Facile and Economical Preparation of SiAlON Ceramics using Coal Gangue: From Fundamental to Industrial Application. Energies, 2015, 8, 7428-7440.
4.    Yan Chen, Xiangmei Zhang, Qianyi Liu, Xidong Wang, Ling Xu* and Zuotai Zhang*. Facile and Economical Synthesis of activated semi-coke for highly efficiency and fast removal of microcystin-LR. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2015, vol.299, pp.325-332.
5.    Zhanjun Wang, Yongqi Sun, Seetharaman Sridhar, Mei Zhang*, Min Guo and Zuotai Zhang*. Selective Crystallization behavior of CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-P2O5-Fe2O3 slag system using DTA method. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s11663-015-0391-1.
6.    Yingyi Zhang, Jinichiro Nakano, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Trace elements partitioning behaviors of coal gangue fired CFB plant: experimental and equilibrium calculation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4738-6.
7.    Yongqi Sun, Jinichiro Nakano, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Achieving waste to energy through sewage sludge gasification using hot slags: syngas production. Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 11436; doi: 10.1038/srep11436.
8.    Yongqi Sun and Zuotai Zhang*. Structural roles of boron and silicon in the CaO-SiO2-B2O3 glasses using FTIR, Raman and NMR Spectroscopy. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, 2015,vol.46, pp.1549-1554. 
9.    Yingyi Zhang, Ling Xu, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Effects of chemistry and mineral on structural evolution and chemical reactivity of coal gangue during calcination: towards efficient utilization. Materials and Structure, 2015, Vol, 48, pp.2779-2793.
10.    Yingyi Zhang, J. Nakano, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Co-combustion and emission characteristics of coal gangue and low quality coal. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2015, Volume 120, Issue 3, Page 1883-1892
11.    Yongqi Sun, Zuotai Zhang*, Lili Liu and Xidong Wang. FTIR, Raman and NMR investigation of CaO-SiO2-P2O5 and CaO-SiO2-TiO2-P2O5 glasses. J. Non-crystalline Solids, 2015, 420, 26-33. 
12.    Yongqi Sun, Zuotai Zhang*, Lili Liu and Xidong Wang. Heat recovery from high temperature slags: A review of chemical methods. Energies, 2015, 8, 1917-1935. 
13.    Yan Chen, Jinping Wang, Zheng Yan, Lili Liu, Zuotai Zhang and Xidong Wang. Promoting effect of Nd on the reduction of NO by NH3 over CeO2/ASC catalyst: an in situ DRIFTS study. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2015, 5, 2251-2259.
14.    Zhanjun Wang, Yongqi Sun, Seetharaman Sridhar, Mei Zhang*, Min Guo and Zuotai Zhang*. Effect of Al2O3 content on the structural and viscosity of CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-P2O5-Fe2O3 slags. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, 2015, 46(2), pp537-541.
15.    Yongqi Sun, Zuotai Zhang*, Lili Liu and Xidong Wang. Integrated CO2/sludge gasification using waste heat from hot slags: syngas production and SO2 fixation. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 181, pp174-182.
16.    Zhanjun Wang, Qifeng Shu, S Sridhar, Min Guo, Mei Zhang* and Zuotai Zhang*. Effect of P2O5 and FetO on the viscosity and slag structure in steelmaking slags. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, 2015, 46(2), pp758-765.
17.    Yingyi Zhang, Xinlei Ge, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Fuel Nitrogen Conversion and Release of Nitrogen Oxides during Coal Gangue Combustion. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 7139-7146.
18.    Yongqi Sun, Hongwei Shen, Hao Wang, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Experimental investigation and modeling of cooling processes of high temperature slags. Energy, 2014, 76, pp.761-767.
19.    Yongqi Sun, Zuotai Zhang*, S Sridhar, Lili Liu and Xidong Wang. Characteristics of low temperature biomass gasification and syngas release behavior using hot slags. RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 62105-62114.
20.    Yingyi Zhang, Xinlei Ge, Jinichiro Nakao, Lili Liu, Xidong Wang and Zuotai Zhang*. Pyrite Transformation and Sulfur Dioxide Release during Calcination of Coal Gangue. RSC Adv., 2014, 4 (80), 42506 - 42513
 
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