Jianhui Tang

Jianhui Tang
Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Reserach, Chinese Academy of Sciences · Key Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Processes and Ecological Remediation, CAS

PhD

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February 2011 - January 2012
Lancaster University
Position
  • Researcher
May 2007 - September 2015
Yantai Instituteo of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Senior Researcher
April 2007 - June 2017
Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Reserach, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Professor
Education
August 2003 - December 2006
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Field of study
  • Environmental Science
September 1999 - December 2002
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Field of study
  • Environmental Science
September 1995 - July 1999
South China Normal University
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (130)
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The Bohai Sea (BHS) is a semi-closed marginal sea impacted by one of the most populated areas of China. The supply of nutrients, markedly that of reactive nitrogen, via fluvial and atmospheric transport has strongly increased in parallel with the growing population. Therefore, it is crucial to quantify the reactive nitrogen input to the BHS and und...
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The Yellow Sea (YS) is an epicontinental sea framed by the densely populated mainland of China and the Korean peninsula. Human activities over the last decades resulted in heavily increasing discharge of reactive nitrogen into the YS, which created numerous ecological problems. To elucidate the role of central YS in the cycling of reactive nitrogen...
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The passive sampling technique, diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) has attracted increasing interests as an in-situ sampler for organic contaminants including per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). However, its effectiveness has been questioned because of the small effective sampling area (3.1 cm 2). In this study, we developed a DGT probe...
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With the phase-out of legacy halogenated flame retardants (HFRs), such as decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209), emerging ones, such as decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), are being widely produced. We conducted field campaigns to assess the trophic transfer of legacy and emerging HFRs in estuarine and coastal food webs of Laizhou Bay, which are located...
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Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are still produced and used in large quantities in the world-wide, and the environmental burden and behavior have generated widespread concern, especially in some large-scale waterbodies. This study conducted a comprehensive assessment on the temporal and spatial variabilities and budget of OPEs to trace the source for...
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Extensive production and application of magnetic minerals introduces significant amounts of magnetic wastes into the environment. Exposure to magnetic minerals could affect microbial community composition and geographic distribution. Here, we report that magnetic susceptibility is involved in determining bacterial α-diversity and community composit...
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Systemic insecticides like neonicotinoids and the phenylpyrazole insecticide fipronil are the most widely applied insecticides around the world. Multiple studies analyzed insecticide residues in freshwater systems, but data on seawater contamination levels are scarce. This study investigates the spatiotemporal distribution and ecological risk asses...
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Due to the prohibition of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) and tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) have become emerging flame retardants. However, knowledge about their occurrence, especially their transformation products, is still limited. This study collected sediment samples from two rivers, i.e., Lianjiang Rive...
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Extensive production and application of magnetic minerals produce significant amounts of magnetic wastes to the environment. These magnetic minerals exposure could affect microbial community composition and geographic distribution. Here, we reported magnetic susceptibility is involved in determining bacterial α-diversity and community composition i...
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Chromophores represent an important portion of light-absorbing species, i.e., brown carbon. Yet knowledge of what and how chromophores contribute to aerosol light absorption is still sparse. To address this problem, we examined soluble independent chromophores in a set of year-round aerosol samples from Bangkok. The water-soluble fluorescent chromo...
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Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) pollution in marine environmental media poses great risks to marine organisms due to its potential endocrine-disrupting effects. However, limited attention of TBBPA’s endocrine-disrupting effects has been paid on marine invertebrates. In this work, the reproductive endocrine-disrupting effects of TBBPA were evaluated b...
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Chromophores represent an important portion of light-absorbing species, i.e. brown carbon. Yet knowledge on what and how chromophores contribute to aerosol light absorption is still sparse. To address this problem, we examined soluble independent chromophores in a set of year-round aerosol samples from Bangkok. The water-soluble chromophores identi...
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Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE209) has been subject to restrictions since 2018 in developed countries but is still manufacturing in China. Decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) is widely used as a replacement for BDE209. To better understand the behaviors and fates of these legacy and novel brominated flame retardants (BFRs), water samples were collected...
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Dechlorane Plus (DP), which has severe effects on marine ecosystems, has been proposed for listing under the Stockholm Convention as a persistent organic pollutant (POPs). This study was the first comprehensive investigation of the concentration and fate of DP in the Bohai Sea (BS) based on determination of river estuary water, river estuary sedime...
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The Bohai Sea is a semi-closed marginal sea impacted by one of the most populated areas of China. The supply of nutrients, markedly that of reactive nitrogen, via fluvial and atmospheric transport has strongly increased in parallel with the growing population. It is therefore crucial to quantify the reactive nitrogen input to the BHS and to underst...
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Background: Microbial spatial distribution has been widely investigated in sediment. However, there is poorly available information on microbial distribution patterns in sediment of Bohai Sea coastal zone. Results: Here, we investigated the bacterial community composition and diversity in riverine and marine surface sediment around and in the Bohai...
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The Yellow River Estuary (YRE) and adjacent Laizhou Bay (LB) encounter eco-environmental risks caused by heavy metals (HMs) pollution. Here magnetic measurements were performed on 239 surface sediment samples from the YRE and LB to establish a rapid and effective method for detecting HMs. Magnetite, maghemite, and hematite coexist in the sediments....
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Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are widely employed in a variety of domestic and industrial products, and are ubiquitously detected in the environment. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) have been listed in the Stockholm Convention as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), but not medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs), even though they exhib...
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This study aimed at comparing source-specific fingerprints of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in river water from China and Germany, selected as countries with different histories of PFAS production. Samples were collected from up- and downstream of seven suspected point sources in autumn 2018. Amongst the 29 analyzed legacy and emergin...
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Seventeen halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) were concurrently analyzed in surface seawater and low atmospheric samples from the Bohai Sea during four research cruises. HFRs mainly existed in particulate phases, and in general decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) was the predominant compound in both air and water samples. Relatively high concentration...
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Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are man-made organic pollutants that are used in flame retardants (FRs), plasticizers, antifoaming and hydraulic agents, and extractants. The demand for FRs in China has increased, thereby rapidly increasing the use of OPEs and hence resulted in its high levels in the environment. In this study, we measured the concent...
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An international sampling campaign was carried out to comprehensively investigate the occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the marine sediments from the European Baltic and North Seas, Chinese Bohai and Yellow Seas. The concentrations of ∑18PAHs in the samples from these four seas were in the range of 0.91–5361 ng/g dry weight (...
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Hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), is a heavy metal contaminant and the reduction of Cr(VI) is accompanied by large isotopic fractionation. In this study, the sources of Cr were explored using the Cr isotopic composition of sediments from the Xiaoqing River, a heavily polluted river located in the Shandong Province of China, which flows into Laizhou Bay....
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We investigated the fluorescence and chemical-structural characteristics of dissolved brown carbon (BrC) in smoke particulates emitted from the combustion of biomass and fossil fuels (coal and vehicle exhaust) by excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectroscopy and Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) coupled with el...
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Brown carbon (BrC) plays an essential impact on radiative forcing due to its ability to absorb sunlight. In this study, the optical properties and molecular characteristics of water-soluble and methanol-soluble organic carbon (OC; MSOC) emitted from the simulated combustion of biomass and coal fuels and vehicle emissions were investigated using ult...
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) contamination in the Bohai Sea and its surrounding rivers has attracted considerable attention in recent years. However, few studies have been conducted regarding the distribution of PFASs in multiple environmental media and their distributions between the suspended particles and dissolved phases. In this...
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Humic-like substances (HULIS) are complex mixtures that are highly associated with brown carbon (BrC) and are important components of biomass burning (BB) emissions. In this study, we investigated the light absorption, emission factors (EFs), and amounts of HULIS emitted from the simulated burning of 27 types of regionally important rainforest biom...
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With the phasing out of traditional polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), significant volumes of alternative brominated flame retardants (aBFRs) are being used and released into the environment compartment, especially in coastal regions. The levels and distribution of PBDEs, aBFRs, and dechlorane plus (DPs) were investigated in the surface sedime...
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Current-use pesticides (CUPs) are widely applied in agriculture; however, little is known about their environmental behaviors, especially in the freshwater-seawater transitional zone. Water and sediment samples were collected in an intensively human impacted river (Xiaoqing River) from the headwaters to Laizhou Bay to investigate the distributions...
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Located in the Shandong Province, North China, the Xiaoqing River is heavily contaminated by industrial wastewater and domestic sewage. However, it plays a significant role with regard to irrigation for agriculture in the river basin. In this study, spatial distribution, sources, and the ecological risk of aqueous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (...
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Phthalate esters (PEs) are a class of synthetic chemicals that have been widely used as plasticizers in industrial products and households. The occurrence of PEs in the marine environment has been a concern for many years because of their adverse impacts on marine organisms and human health. In this study, six major PEs, i.e. diethyl phthalate (DEP...
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We monitored the concentrations of 10 organophosphate esters (OPEs) in 52 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) samples in Xinxiang, Henan Province, North China, in 2015. During the sampling period, the OPE concentrations in most samples (n = 47) differed minimally and were relatively stable (mean: 2.02 ± 0.93 ng m⁻³), although several samples (n = 5) ha...
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The concentrations of short- and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs and MCCPs) were measured for riverine and marine sediments from the Laizhou Bay area in order to investigate their spatial distributions, possible sources and transport behaviors. Concentrations of SCCPs and MCCPs in riverine sediments varied from 8.4 to 2000 ng g-1 dw and f...
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A total of 26 alternative and legacy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) were investigated in air collected above the Bohai and Yellow Seas during a research cruise between June 28 and July 15, 2016. ∑PFAS concentrations ranged from 70 pg m⁻³ to 430 pg m⁻³ (mean 230 ± 100 pg m⁻³). Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA, mean 120 ± 80 pg m⁻³) a...
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Organic UV stabilizers and UV filters are applied to industrial materials and cosmetics worldwide. In plastics they prevent photo-induced degradation, while in cosmetics they protect human skin against harmful effects of UV radiation. This study reports on the occurrence and distribution of organic UV stabilizers and UV filters in the surface sedim...
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Organic geochemical studies of surface sediments from Laizhou Bay, the Yellow River mouth, northeast China, were conducted to reveal the sources, distributions, and burial efficiency of terrigenous OC exported by the Yellow River. Bulk OC contents and δ¹³Corg values from 204 samples show that terrigenous OC mainly accumulates in two muddy patches,...
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Emission inventory of pollutants is essential for the environmental fate study and management of the pollutant. To construct a reasonable PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) inventory in China, this study estimates PCB usage and emission using power generating capacity, installed capacity of power plants and transformer substations, population density...
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Concentrations and distribution characteristics of organophosphate esters (OPEs) in surface sediment samples were analyzed and discussed for the first time in the open Bohai Sea (BS) and Yellow Sea (YS). Three halogenated OPEs [tris-(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris-(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP), and tris-(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phospha...
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Current-use pesticides (CUPs) are widely used in agriculture, and some are listed as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) due to their bioaccumulative and toxic properties. China is one of the largest producers and users of pesticides in the world. However, very limited data are available about the environmental fates of CUPs. Four CUPs (triflurali...
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Nine organophosphate esters (OPEs) were investigated in air samples collected over the Bohai and Yellow Seas (East Asia) during a research cruise between June 28 and July 13, 2016. These same OPEs were quantified at a research site (North Huangcheng Island, NHI) in the middle of the Bohai Strait from May 16, 2015, to March 21, 2016. The median tota...
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With the gradual phasing out of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), market demands for alternative halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) are increasing. The Laizhou Bay area is the biggest manufacturing base for brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in China, and the Xiaoqing River is the largest and most heavily contaminated river in this region. W...
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A total of 76PM2.5 samples collected at Tuoji Island from November 2011 to January 2013 were used to analyze 15 congeners of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (∑15PAHs) and assess their toxic potency. The average ∑15PAHs was 15.34±8.87ngm(-3), ranging from 4.24 to 40.62ngm(-3) over the sampling period. BkF, BbF, Phe and BaP were dominant PAH congene...
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Air samples were collected using high-volume samplers at two coastal towns on the Bohai Sea in China, 320 km apart, and at a background site (North Huangcheng Island) in the Bohai Sea, 50 km from the coast. A suite of neutral and ionic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) was investigated. Urban activity was related to high levels of neutra...
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Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) are widely used as flame retardants which are ubiquitous in various environment media. As many of OPFRs are toxic and persistent, concerns have been raised in regards to their environmental impact. In this study, the toxicological effects of tris(2-chloropropyl) phosphate (TCPP) in human L02 cells was invest...
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Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), in the forms of neutral polyfluoroalkyl substances in the gas phase of air and ionic perfluoroalkyl substances in the dissolved phase of surface water, were investigated during a sampling campaign in the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, and Yangtze River estuary in May 2012. In the gas phase, the concent...
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The manufacturing of high-performance fabrics requires numerous chemical treatment steps that involve the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to protect apparel against water, stain, and oil penetration. However, air and wastewater emissions of PFASs generated during this manufacturing are a potential threat to both factory workers a...
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Neutral Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the atmosphere were measured during a cruise campaign over the northern South China Sea (SCS) from September to October 2013. Four groups of PFASs, i.e., fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs), fluorotelomer acrylates (FTAs), fluorooctane sulfonamides (FOSAs) and fluorooctane sulfonamidoethanols (FASEs), were d...
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To investigate the temporal and spatial variations of dissolved black carbon (DBC) concentrations in the Bohai Sea, China, 495 seawater samples on 141 sites were collected in different water depths and seasons in six cruises from 2010 to 2014 for DBC quantification by the molecular marker method-benzene polycarboxylic acid method. The average conce...
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To investigate the temporal and spatial variations of dissolved black carbon (DBC)concentrations in the Bohai Sea, China, 495 seawater samples on 141 sites were collected in different water depths and seasons in six cruises from 2010 to 2014 for DBC quantification by the molecular marker method-benzene polycarboxylic acid method. The average concen...
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This study conducted the first comprehensive investigation of sedimentary black carbon (BC) concentration, flux, and budget in the continental shelves of “Bohai Sea (BS) and Yellow Sea (YS),” based on measurements of BC in 191 surface sediments, 36 riverine water, and 2 seawater samples, as well as the reported data set of the atmospheric samples f...
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China has the world's largest population of smokers with serious health consequences, yet we know a very limited spectrum of hazardous chemicals in cigarette smoke even for carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Here we chose 13 popular cigarette brands sold in China markets, collected particulate matters in mainstream smoke using fi...
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The production and use of long-chain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) must comply with national and international regulations. Driven by increasingly stringent regulations, their production has been outsourced to less regulated countries in Asia. In addition, the fluoropolymer industry started to use fluorinated alternatives, such as 2,3,3,3-tetra...