Research Topics

Mingquan Yan

Summary

Affiliation: Peking University
Location: Beijing, China
Summary:
Water chemistry
Natural organic matter characterization
Enhanced coagulation
Disnfection by products formation
Grants:
2008.11-Present Assist/ assoc Prof College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
2006.10-2008.10 Postdoctor, College of environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
2003.09-2006.07 Ph.D., Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000.09-2003.06 M.S., College of Environmental Engineering, Chang
Publications:
Yan M.Q.*, Wang D.S., Korshin G., Benedetti M.F., Quantifying metal ions binding onto dissolved organic matter using log-transformed absorbance spectra. Water Res. (Revising)
Yan M.Q.*, Li M.Y., Wang D.S., Xiao F., Optical property of iron binding to Suwannee River fulvic acid. Chemosphere (accepted)
Yan M.Q.*, Dryer D., Korshin G., Benedetti M.F., 2013. In situ study of binding of copper by fulvic acid: Comparison of differential absorbance data and model predictions. Water Res. 47(2):588-596
Yan M.Q.*, Wang D.S., Korshin G., Cai Z.X., 2012. Characterize natural organic matter using High-performance liquid chromatography-size exclusion chromatography (HPLC-SEC) with continuous wavelength UV absorbance detector. Chemosphere 87(8): 879-885.
Yan M.Q.*, Liu C.X., Wang D.S., Ni J.R., Cheng J.X., 2012. Investigation the adsorption characteristics of NOM on alumina for surface source waters. J hazard matter 215: 115-121.
Yan M.Q.*, Liu C.X., Wang D.S., Ni J.R., Cheng J.X., 2011. Characterization of adsorption of humic acid onto alumina using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. Langmuir 27(16): 9860-9865.
Yan M.Q.*,Wang D.S., Qu J.H.,2010. NOM removal by integrated process of ozonation and granular activated carbon for typical North-China water. Sep. Purif. Technol. 72: 263-268.
Yan M.Q.*, Yu J.F., Wang D.S., Ni J.R., Qu J.H., Tang H.X., 2009. Natural organic matter (NOM) removal in a typical North-China water plant by enhanced coagulation: Targets and techniques. Sep. Purif. Technol. 68: 320-327.
Yan M.Q.*, Liu H.L., Wang D.S., Ni J.R., Qu J.H., 2009. Natural organic matter removal by coagulation: Effect of kinetics and hydraulics. Water Sci. Technol:WS. 9(1), wst.2009.065 D06.
Yan M. Q., Wang D.S.*, Ni J.R., Qu. J.H., Chow C.W.K., 2008. Enhanced coagulation for high alkalinity and micro-polluted water: The third way through coagulant optimization. Water Res. 42(8-9): 2278-2286.
Yan M. Q.*, Wang D.S.*, Qu J.H., Ni J.R., Chow C.W.K., Liu H.L., 2008. Mechanism of natural organic matter removal by polyaluminum chloride: Effect of coagulant particle size and hydrolysis kinetics. Water Res. 42(13): 3361-3370.
Yan M.Q., Wang D.S.*, Yu J.F., Ni J.R., Qu J.H., Edwards M.A., 2008. Enhanced coagulation with polyaluminum chlorides: Role of pH/alkalinity and speciation. Chemosphere 71(9): 1665-1673.
Yan M.Q., Wang D.S.*, Qu J.H., Ni J.R., Yan Y., Chow C.W.K., 2008. Effect of polyaluminum chloride on enhanced softening for the typical organic-polluted high hardness North-China surface waters. Sep. Purif. Technol. 62: 402-407.
Yan M.Q., Wang D.S.*, Shi B.Y., Wang M., Yan Y., 2007. Effect of pre-ozonation on optimized coagulation of a typical North-China source water. Chemosphere 69(11): 1695-1702.
Yan M.Q., Wang D.S.*, Qu J.H., He W.J., Chow C.W.K., 2007. Relative importance of hydrolyzed Al(III) species (Ala, Alb and Alc) during coagulation with polyaluminum chloride: A case study with the typical micro-polluted source waters. J. Colliod Interf. Sci., 316(2): 482-489.
Yan M.Q., Wang D.S.*, Shi B.Y., Wei Q.S., Qu J.H., Tang H.X., 2007. Transformation of particles, NOMs and elements in a Chinese pilot-scale drinking water treatment processes. J. Environ. Sci., 19(3): 271-277.
Yan M.Q., Wang D.S.*, You S.J., Qu J.H., Tang H.X., 2006. Enhanced coagulation in a typical north-china water plant. Water Res. 40(19): 3621-3627.
Yu J.F., Wang D.S.*, Ge X.P., Yan M.Q., Yang M., 2006. Flocculation of kaolin particles by two typical polyelectrolytes: A comparative study on the kinetics and floc structures. Colloid Surface A 290: 288-294.
Yu J.F., Wang D.S.*, Yan M.Q., Ge X.P., 2006. Optimized coagulation of high alkalinity low temperature and particle water pH adjustment and polyelectrolytes as coagulant aids. Environ. Monit. Assess. 131: 377

Publications

  1. Yu J, Wang D, Yan M, Ye C, Yang M, Ge X. Optimized coagulation of high alkalinity, low temperature and particle water: pH adjustment and polyelectrolytes as coagulant aids. Environ Monit Assess. 2007;131:377-86 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the coagulation mechanisms in the removal of dissolved organic matter and particles are different, which may be exploited for optimized coagulation for the typical source water in practice. ..
  2. Yan M, Wang D, Shi B, Wang M, Yan Y. Effect of pre-ozonation on optimized coagulation of a typical North-China source water. Chemosphere. 2007;69:1695-702 pubmed
    ..At higher ozone dosages, NOM becomes more hydrophilic and its molecular weight becomes smaller, decreasing NOM removal. ..
  3. Yan M, Wang D, Qu J, Ni J, Chow C. Enhanced coagulation for high alkalinity and micro-polluted water: the third way through coagulant optimization. Water Res. 2008;42:2278-86 pubmed publisher
  4. Yan M, Wang D, Yu J, Ni J, Edwards M, Qu J. Enhanced coagulation with polyaluminum chlorides: role of pH/alkalinity and speciation. Chemosphere. 2008;71:1665-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Optimal NOM removal was achieved at pH 5.5-6.5 for all PACls. Basicity, speciation, and dosage of coagulant should be optimized based on raw water alkalinity to enhance the removal efficiency of NOM. ..
  5. Yan M, Wang D, Ni J, Qu J, Chow C, Liu H. Mechanism of natural organic matter removal by polyaluminum chloride: effect of coagulant particle size and hydrolysis kinetics. Water Res. 2008;42:3361-70 pubmed publisher
    ..While the presence of NOM would reduce Al(b) formed in-situ due to the complexation of NOM and Al(a). ..
  6. Yan M, Dryer D, Korshin G. Spectroscopic characterization of changes of DOM deprotonation-protonation properties in water treatment processes. Chemosphere. 2016;148:426-35 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrates that changes of the composition and reactivity of DOM found in drinking water treatment sequences can be quantified based on the examination of their optical properties. ..
  7. Yan M, Chen Z, Li N, Zhou Y, Zhang C, Korshin G. Electrochemical reductive dehalogenation of iodine-containing contrast agent pharmaceuticals: Examination of reactions of diatrizoate and iopamidol using the method of rotating ring-disc electrode (RRDE). Water Res. 2018;136:104-111 pubmed publisher
    ..These data provide more insight into the nature of generation of iodine-containing by-products in the case of reductive degradation of ICMs. ..
  8. Yan M, Li M, Han X. Behaviour of I/Br/Cl-THMs and their projected toxicities under simulated cooking conditions: Effects of heating, table salt and residual chlorine. J Hazard Mater. 2016;314:105-12 pubmed publisher
    ..The reported results may have important implications for epidemiologic exposure assessments and, ultimately, for public health protection. ..
  9. Yan M, Han X, Zhang C. Investigating the features in differential absorbance spectra of NOM associated with metal ion binding: A comparison of experimental data and TD-DFT calculations for model compounds. Water Res. 2017;124:496-503 pubmed publisher
    ..The basis of the DAS features of NOM that are induced by metal ion binding could be identified primarily by the frontier molecular orbital theory. ..

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. Yan M, Ma J, Zhang C, Zhou Y, Liu F, Han X, et al. Optical property of dissolved organic matters (DOMs) and its link to the presence of metal ions in surface freshwaters in China. Chemosphere. 2017;188:502-509 pubmed publisher
  2. Yan M, Ma J, Ji G. Examination of effects of Cu(II) and Cr(III) on Al(III) binding by dissolved organic matter using absorbance spectroscopy. Water Res. 2016;93:84-90 pubmed publisher
  3. Zhou Y, Yan M, Liu R, Wang D, Qu J. Investigating the effect of hardness cations on coagulation: The aspect of neutralisation through Al(III)-dissolved organic matter (DOM) binding. Water Res. 2017;115:22-28 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrates that the removal of DOM by coagulation would significantly deteriorate with the presence of hardness cations, which would compete with coagulant Al3+ to neutralise the unsaturated sites in DOM. ..
  4. Yan M, Roccaro P, Fabbricino M, Korshin G. Comparison of the effects of chloramine and chlorine on the aromaticity of dissolved organic matter and yields of disinfection by-products. Chemosphere. 2018;191:477-484 pubmed publisher