Basic Information

    Dr. Wang is a professor/ doctoral supervisor at Xi'an Jiaotong University, registered environmental protection  engineer, registered utility engineer (water supply & drainage), member of Shaanxi province youth science and technology new star, chief engineer of Shaanxi small and medium enterprises, member of International Water Association China Youth Committee, and team leader of the enhanced drinking water purification and quality assurance. His main area of research is on micro-polluted water purification and quality assurance and has accomplished substantial contribution in the innovative development of micro-polluted water purification materials and equipment, as well as pollutants transfer and transformation characteristics during water purification and distribution processes. Dr. Wang hosts more than ten national and provincial research projects including those funded by the National Water Pollution Control and Treatment Major Project,and National Natural Science Foundation of China, with research funding approximately 9,000,000 RMB. Based on the above research work, we have published over 100 articles, of which more than 40 are in SCI-indexed journals.   

Education & Work experience

Education experience

Ø  Sep 2004 – Sep 2008 Tsinghua University, PhD, Environmental Science and Engineering, Beijing, China

Ø  Sep 2000 – Jul 2004 Harbin Institute of Technology, BSc, Water Supply and Drainage Harbin, China

Work experience

Ø  Jun 2018-present, Professor (Full), Xi'an Jiaotong University, Department of Environment Science  and Technology, Xi'an, China

Ø  May 2016-Nov 2017, Professor (Associate), International Science & Technology Cooperation Center for Urban Alternative Water

     Resources Development, Xi'an, China

Ø  Aug 2012 – Jul 2013, Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Environmental Engineering Middletown, United States

Ø  Jan 2009 – May 2018, Professor (Associate), Department of Environment and Civil Engineering, Xi'an University of Architechture

     and Technology, Xi'an, China 

Major achievements

The main innovative achievements include:

  • Discovered the ability of solar radiation to promote the aggregation of organic materials, elucidated their molecular structure and the mechanisms by which their physiochemical properties change under light irradiation, and developed a micro-polluted water coagulation device based on the above theory. Compared with the traditional coagulation unit, the device achieves an additional 30% removal of humic acid and 20% additional removal of Chlorella, with competitive application potential;
  • Developed a novel coagulation reagent (CB), filter material (LCFM) , and bio-settlement equipment to achieve the simultaneous removal of organic matter and nutrients from micro-polluted water;
  • Revealed aluminum residue deposition and release characteristics in pipe networks, due to the usage of aluminum-based coagulates, and its influence on the transfer and transformation of heavy metals and other pollutions in the process of drinking water distribution. The above inventions have been adopted by many local waterworks and reported by the Scientific Chinese magazine, providing critical support for the purification and distribution of micro-polluted water.


Published papers

[1]  Hui Zhang, Xue Zhou, Kai Wang, Wendong Wang: Development of a software tool for teaching real-time state simulation of water distribution networks. Computer Applications in Engineering Education 05/2018; DOI:10.1002/cae.21909

[2]  Hui Zhang, Xue Zhou, Luobin Wang, Wendong Wang, Jinlan Xu: Concentrations and potential health risks of strontium in drinking water from Xi'an, Northwest China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 11/2018; 164:181-188., DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.08.017

[3]  Hui Zhang, Kai Wang, Xue Zhou, Weihuang Zhu, Wendong Wang: Water quality characteristics and corrosion potential in blending zones in X city drinking water distribution system. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 09/2018; 190(9):524.

[4]  Hui Zhang, Shan Chang, Luobin Wang, Wendong Wang: Estimating and comparing the cancer risks from THMs and low-level arsenic in drinking water based on disability-adjusted life years. Water Research 08/2018; DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2018.08.012

[5]  Shengjiong Yang, Xiaojie Qiu, Pengkang Jin, Mawuli Dzakpasu, Xiaochang C Wang, Qionghua Zhang, Lu Zhang, Lei Yang, Dahu Ding, Wendong Wang, Kun Wu: MOF-templated synthesis of CoFe2O4 nanocrystals and its coupling with peroxymonosulfate for degradation of bisphenol A. The Chemical Engineering Journal 07/2018; 353:329-339.

[6]  Ge Gao, Lujie Nie, Shengjiong Yang, Penkang Jin, Rongzhi Chen, Dahu Ding, Xiaochang C. Wang, Wendong Wang, Kun Wu, Qionghua Zhang: Well-Defined Strategy for Development of Adsorbent Using Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) Template for High Performance Removal of Hexavalent Chromium. Applied Surface Science 06/2018; 457., DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.06.278

[7]  Hui Zhang, Kai Wang, Xue Zhou, Wendong Wang: Using DFP algorithm for nodal demand estimation of water distribution networks. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering 02/2018; DOI:10.1007/s12205-018-0176-6

[8]  Jun feng Su, Ting ting Lian, Ting lin Huang, Dong hui Liang, Wen dong Wang: Simultaneous removal of Fe3+ and nitrate in the autotrophic denitrification immobilized systems. Water Science & Technology Water Supply 11/2017; DOI:10.2166/ws.2017.186

[9]  Kun Wu, Jin Zhang, Bing Chang, Ting Liu, Furong Zhang, Pengkang Jin, Wendong Wang, Xiaochang Wang: Removal of arsenic(III,V) by a granular Mn-oxide-doped Al oxide adsorbent: surface characterization and performance. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 06/2017;  DOI:10.1007/s11356-017-9465-8

[10]  Jun feng Su, Dong hui Liang, Ting lin Huang, Ting ting Lian, Wen dong Wang: Mixed electron donors autotrophic denitrification processes for groundwater treatment by immobilized biological filter. Water Science & Technology Water Supply 04/2017; DOI:10.2166/ws.2017.049

[11] Wendong Wang, Yu Han, Hui Liu, Ke Zhang Qiang Yue, Longli Bo, Xiaochang Wang. Pollutant removal performance of an integrated upflow-constructed wetland filled with haydites made of Al-based drinking water treatment residuals. Environmental Technology, 2017, 38(9): 1111-1119.

[12] Junfeng Su, Tingting Lian, Tinglin Huang, Donghui Liang, Li Wei, Wendong Wang. Microbial community analysis of simultaneous ammonium removal and Fe3+ reduction at different influent ammonium concentrations. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 2017, 40(10): 1555-1563.

[13] H. Zhang, X. Zhou, K. Wang, W.D. Wang. Health risk assessment of arsenic from blended water in distribution systems. Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 2017, 52(14): 1322-1329.

[14] Wendong Wang, Pei Feng, Qin Yang, Wen Wang, Xiaochang Wang. Effects of sodium, magnesium, and calcium salts on the coagulation performance of cucurbit[8]uril for humic acid removal from synthetic seawater. Desalination, 2016, 386: 77-83.

[15] Wendong Wang, Cui Ma, Yinting Zhang, Shengjiong Yang, Yue Shao, Xiaochang Wang. Phosphate adsorption performance of a novel filter substrate made from drinking water treatment residuals. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2016, 45: 191-199.

[16] W. D. Wang, M. Esparra, H. Liu, Y. F. Xie. Application of forward osmosis in reusing the brackish concentrate produced in reverse osmosis plants with secondary treated wastewater as feed solution: a case study. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 2016, 6(4): 533-543.

[17] Wendong Wang, Shan Song, Zixia Qiao, Qin Yang, Mengmeng Wang, Lichuan Zhou, Hongping Wang, Ruiguang Guo, Xuejun Sun, Ying Hua. Evaluation on the rural drinking water quality in a centralized supplied area of China. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2016, 15(2): 435-442.

[18] Wendong Wang, Xiaogang Wang, Lichuan Zhou, Hongbin Liu, Zhenzhen Ding, Yuting Liang. Wastewater treatment in a constructed wetland followed by an oxidation pond in a rural area of China. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2016, 15(1): 199-205.

[19] Wendong Wang, Qinghai Fan, Zixia Qiao, Qin Yang, Yabo Wang, Xiaochang Wang. Effects of water quality on the coagulation performances of humic acids irradiated with UV light. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 9(6), 2015, 9(1): 147-154

[20] Wendong Wang, Lichuan Zhou, Zhenzhen Ding, Hongping Wang, Xiaoni Zhang, Xiaochang Wang, Xuejun Sun, Ying Hua. Study on the adsorption of Cu2+, Cd2+, and Pb2+ on amorphous Al(OH)3 scale formed in drinking water distribution systems. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2015, 14(12): 2829-2835.

[21] Wendong Wang, Yinting Zhang, Mariem Esparra, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng Xie. Effects of pH and temperature on forward osmosis membrane flux using rainwater as the makeup for cooling water dilution. Desalination, 2014, 351: 70-76.

[22] Wendong Wang, Wen Wang, Qinghai Fan, Yabo Wang, Zixia Qiao, Xiaochang Wang. Effects of UV radiation on humic acid coagulation characteristics in drinking water treatment processes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014, 256: 137-143.

[23] Wendong Wang, Shan Song, Xiaoni Zhang, J. Mitchell Spear, Xiaochang Wang, Wen Wang, Zhenzhen Ding, Zixia Qiao. Effects of Ni2+ on aluminum hydroxide scale formation and transformation on a simulated drinking water distribution system. Chemosphere 2014, 107: 211-217.

[24] Wang W. D. , Zhang X. N., Wang X. C., Zhou L. C., Liu R., Liang Y. T. Laboratory study on the adsorption of Mn2+ on suspended and deposited amorphous Al(OH)3 in drinking water distribution systems. Water Research, 2012, 46(13), 4063-4070.

[25] Wang W. D. , Li H., Wang X. C., Ding Z. Z. Effects of humic acid on residual aluminum control in drinking water treatment plants with orthophosphate addition. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering in China, 2012, 6(4), 470-476.

[26] Wang W. D. , Yang H. W., Wang X. C., Ding Z. Z., Zhu W. P. Aluminum speciation in drinking water distribution system: a case study in China. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2011, 28(5), 1227-1232.

[27] Wang W. D. , Li H., Wang X. C., Ding Z. Z. Effects of advanced oxidation pretreatment on residual aluminum control in high humic acid water purification. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2011, 23(7), 1079-1085.

[28] Wang W. D. , Yang H. W. , Wang X. C., Jiang J., Zhu W. P. Reaction mechanism of fuvic acid with aluminum in natural water. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2010, 22(2), 211-217.

[29] Wang W. D., Yang H. W. , Wang X. C., Jiang J., Zhu W. P. Factors effecting aluminum speciation in drinking water by laboratory research. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2010, 22(1), 47-55.

[30] Wang W. D. , Li H., Wang X. C., Liu Y. J. Spatial variations of aluminum species in drinking water supplies in Xi’an studied applying geographic information system (GIS). Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2010, 22(4), 519-525.

[31] Wang W. D. , Yang H. W., Zhao H. Z., Jiang Z. P. Transfer and transport of aluminum in filtration unit. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2007, 19(8): 897-901.

[32] WANG Wen-Dong, YANG Hong-Wei, JIANG Jing, ZHU Wan-Peng, JIANG Zhan-Peng. Reaction Mechanism of Soluble Silicic Acid with Aluminum in Natural Water. ACTA CHIMICA SINICA, 2008, 66(23): 2625-2630.

[33] YANG Qin, YANG Yong-li, WANG Wen-dong, MENG Xiao-rong, JIANG Yuan-ru. Study on the removal of model compound of humic acid by cucurbiturils. Journal of Functional Materials, 2013, 44(5): 685-688.

[34] Yang Q., Yang Y. L., Wang W. D. , Ge M., Li D. The influence factor of removal humic acid from wastewater using cucurbiturils. Advanced Material Research, 413, 217-222, 2012.

[35] DING Zhenzhen, WANG Wenke, YANG Hongbin, WANG Wendong. Environmental Supervision for Campus Wastewater Treatment and Reuse. In Proceedings 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, May 20-22, 2011, Xi’an, China. pp. 2816-2819.

[36] YANG Qin, YANG Yong-li, WANG Wen-dong, XING Yuan-qing, LI Dan. Study on β-cyclodextrin and metal phthalocyanine effects of functional assembly. Journal of Functional Materials, 2011, 42(7), 1293-1296.

[37] Rui LIU, Juhong FAN, Wen-dong WANG, Chun-fang MU, Qiang CAI, Lv-jun CHEN, Xia Huang, Takashi KAMEYA, Takeshi Kobayashi. Research on biodegradability and biotoxicity of wastewater from vitamin-A manufacturing process. Proceeding of Water and Environment Technology Conference 2010, 2010.6, Yokohama, Japan.

[38] Qin Yang ; Yongli Yang; ; Man Ge; Dan Li, Wendong Wang, The Influence Factor of Removal Humic Acid from Wastewater Using Cucurbiturils , 2nd International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering Application, ICMSEA 2012, Xian, P.R. China, 2012.12.16-2012.12.17


Patents & Books


[1]  Wendong Wang, Nini Chang, Xiaochang C Wang: An integrated biological contact oxidation device. Year: 12/2017

[2]  Wendong Wang: A novel filtration material and its preparation method. Year: 12/2015

[3]  Wendong Wang, Nini Chang, Xiaochang C Wang: An eutrophication driving force determination method. Year: 12/2014

[4]  Wendong Wang, Nini Chang, Xiaochang C Wang: An experimental device used for eutrophication driving force determination. Year: 12/2014

[5]  Wendong Wang, Guoqi Liu: A novel coagulation experiment device. Year: 12/2014

[6]  Wendong Wang, Hainan Liu, Longi Bo: A novel constructed wetland substrate and its preparation method. Year: 04/2013

[7]  Wendong Wang: A constructed wetland sewage treatment equipment. Year: 04/2013

[8]  Wendong Wang, Yuanru Jiang, Xiaoli Li, Ying Jiang: Preparation of magnetic melon ring and its application in the removal of HA from source waters. Year: 04/2013 


[1] Wendong Wang, Hui Zhang: Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology. 08/2017; China Architecture and Building Press., ISBN: 987-7-112-20922-4

[2]  Xiaochang C. Wang, Pengkang Jin, Yongjun Liu, Wendong Wang: Coagulation mechanism of auqa colloidal pollutants and application. 06/2015; Science Press., ISBN: 987-7-03-043329-9

[3] Wendong Wang: Biological technologies used in domestic wastewater treatment. 08/2014; Chemical Industry Press., ISBN: 978-7-122-20752-4

[4] Junfeng Su, Wendong Wang: Environmental Microbiology. 1st edited by Meiling Wang, 10/2013; China Architecture & Building Press., ISBN: 9787112154753


[1] Dec 2014 Shaanxi science and Technology Third-Grade Award

[2] Aug 2014 Registered Water Supply and Drainage Engineer (RWSDE)

[3] Jun 2014 Shaanxi Province Youth Science and technology new star

[4] Oct 2012 Registered Environmental Protection Engineer (REPE)


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Address: 99 Yata Road, Xi'an 710054, Shaanxi Province, China