Peiyue Li

Peiyue Li
Chang'an University · School of Water and Environment

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Professor at Chang'an University. Members of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the International Mine Water Association (IMWA), the National Ground Water Association of the United States (NGWA) and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG). Associate Editors of Expo Health, Mine Water Environ and Hum Ecol Risk Assess. Guest Editor of Environ Earth Sci. Reviewers for more than 60 international peer reviewed journals.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - present
Chang'an University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
November 2015 - November 2017
Chang'an University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2014 - November 2015
Chang'an University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2010 - June 2014
Chang'an University
Field of study
  • Hydrogeology
September 2008 - June 2011
Chang'an University
Field of study
  • Hydrology and Water Resources
September 2004 - June 2008
Chang'an University
Field of study
  • Hydrology and Water Resources

Publications

Publications (155)
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Groundwater quality which relates closely to human health has become as important as its quantity due to the demand for safe water. In the present study, an entropy-weighted fuzzy water quality index (WQI) has been proposed for performing groundwater quality assessment in and around an industrial park, northwest China, where domestic water requirem...
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China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to build cities needs expertise to avert geoengineering problems, warn Peiyue Li, Hui Qian and Jianhua Wu.
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Poor water resource management is an important factor in soil salinization in arid areas. In this study, the status of soil salinization and its controlling factors are summarized for the Yinchuan Plain, North-West China. The conjunctive use of surface water diverted from the Yellow River and groundwater abstracted from a shallow aquifer is propose...
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Groundwater quality research is extremely important for supporting the safety of the water supply and human health in arid and semi-arid areas of China. This review article was constructed to report the latest research progress of groundwater quality in western China where groundwater quality is undergoing fast deterioration because of fast economi...
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This study assessed the geochemistry and quality of groundwater in the Hongdunzi coal mining area in northwest China and investigated the mechanisms governing its hydrogeochemistry and the hydraulic connectivity between adjacent aquifers. Thirty-four groundwater samples were collected for physicochemical analyses and bivariate analyses were used to...
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Land use/land cover (LULC) significantly affects groundwater quality. This study analyzed the spatial distribution characteristics of groundwater hydrochemical parameters in the Guanzhong Basin and assessed the relationships between the groundwater parameters and LULC using statistical models and a curved streamline searchlight-shaped model (CS-SLM...
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The application of hydraulic fracturing has transformed tight sandstone gas into a very important global unconventional resource. The accurate description of geochemical processes during hydraulic fracturing can provide essential information for improving tight gas production. In this study, field fracturing and laboratory water-rock interaction ex...
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The potential groundwater zones of the Maputaland coastal plain of Kwazulu-Natal is identified by comparing the analytic hierarchy process (AHP)—multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique and Boolean logical approach. The map of groundwater potential zones was prepared by assimilating the eight thematic layers, i.e., geology, geomorphology, li...
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Hydraulic fracturing technology has made unconventional oil and gas development economically viable; however, it can lead to potential environmental issues such as groundwater pollution. Strontium isotope (⁸⁷Sr/⁸⁶Sr) is considered as a sensitive tracer to indicate potential groundwater contamination. In this study, strontium (Sr) and ⁸⁷Sr/⁸⁶Sr sour...
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Recently, high levels of Cr6+ in groundwater have been found and are threatening public health in the Guanzhong Basin of China. For this reason, this study aims to specify the occurrence and spatial distribution of groundwater Cr6+ and to analyze the favorable hydrogeochemical environment elevating its concentration in the Guanzhong Basin. The impa...
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Groundwater is a primary source of water for nearly half of the world’s population. Its quality has become as important as its quantity, as serious groundwater pollution has been identified in many regions and countries of the world. The contaminants in groundwater can seriously affect human health, inducing a number of waterborne diseases. This Sp...
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The Weining Plain is an important area for agricultural production in northwest China. It is, therefore, imperative that stakeholders understand the status of topsoil heavy metal pollution, the sources of the metals, and the associated ecological risks. In this study, 71 topsoil (0–20 cm) samples were collected from the Weining Plain and analyzed f...
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The heavy metal contaminated groundwater results in serious health issues and hence this study attempts to address its sources of contamination using integrated techniques including indexed and statistical methods and its related health hazards. Groundwater pH varied from 5.3 to 8.3 indicating acidic to alkaline in nature. The heavy metal pollution...
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Lakes are important water sources and significantly support the local ecological and environmental balance, especially in arid and semiarid regions. For this study, the seasonal hydrochemical characteristics of Lake Sha, which are used for recreation and aquaculture, were analyzed using statistical analysis. Ionic ratio analyses, Pearson correlatio...
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As the first attempt in Iran, the combination of electrical resistivity measurement of groundwater and aquifer matrix with pumping tests and stochastic modeling of hydrofacies was used to estimate hydraulic conductivity (K) and porosity (φ). The stochastic simulation of stratigraphy using transition probability geostatistical simulation (T-PROGS) p...
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Microplastics (MPs) are one of the emerging classes of pollutants that can be infiltrated into any aqueous solutions from disposed toxic metals and antibiotics, further exacerbating the potential biotoxicity of MPs. However, the research on the interaction between MPs and various pollutants is limited. Therefore, in this study, the changes in toxic...
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Water resources are important in large basins which are important places for human habitation and industrial and agricultural development. The background of editing this thematic issue was introduced and the general water resources situation and water quality status in four major large river basins in the Asian and African continents were briefly s...
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Lanzhou city has abundant geothermal resources in the sedimentary geothermal system. Based on water quality indicators from 9 geothermal water samples and 7 phreatic water samples, the hydrochemical properties of geothermal water were delineated and the hydrochemical processes and recharge sources of geothermal water were investigated. The principa...
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Landfilling is the main method used for garbage disposal, but landfill leachate can affect groundwater quality. To study the influence of landfill leachate on groundwater, 6 monitoring wells and 14 domestic wells in and around the Jiangcungou landfill site in northwest China were sampled. Groundwater chemistry characteristics were analyzed, and wat...
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THIS BOOK: - Enhances the understanding of climate, paleoclimate, and paleoenvironmental changes in Europe, America, Africa, Middle East, and Asia, but mainly focuses on the Mediterranean environment and surrounding regions. - Provides new insights on sustainable water characterization, evaluation, management, and protection. - Includes case studi...
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Groundwater nitrate (NO3⁻) pollution is a worldwide environmental problem. Therefore, identification and partitioning of its potential sources are of great importance for effective control of groundwater quality. The current study was carried out to identify the potential sources of groundwater NO3⁻ pollution and determine their apportionment in di...
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The conflict between the vitality of natural ecosystem versus artificially developed systems has existed since decades. The ecological sensitivity and socio-economic aspects associated with riverfront development along rivers have attracted the attention of environmentalists and ecologists across the globe. The present study evaluates the impacts o...
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Fast population growth and rapid economic and societal development drive the massive extraction of groundwater, increasing complications for the relationship between surface water and groundwater. To study the surface water and groundwater interactions in the north and south tributaries of the Wei River (Xin and Jing Rivers), China, 17 surface wate...
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Provision of safe drinking water sources is one of the most important agenda of the governing bodies in developing countries across the globe. Hence, the current study was taken up to assess the overall groundwater quality and the spatial distribution of the physico-chemical parameters governing the groundwater quality in Raebareli district (North...
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Nowadays, remediation of soil contaminated with potentially toxic metal is a great international concern. In this study, a novel modified gangue material (MGE) is synthesized from coal gangue (GE) through a low-temperature assisted with alkali roasting method, and is applied to the immobilization of cadmium (Cd²⁺) in contaminated soil. The various...
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Citation: Nsabimana, A.; Li, P.; He, S.; He, X.; Alam, S.M.K.; Fida, M. Health Risk of the Shallow Groundwater and Its Suitability for Drinking Purpose in Tongchuan, China. Water 2021, 13, 3256. https:// Abstract: Studying the quality and health risks of groundwater is of great significance for sustainable water resources utilization, especially in...
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The metal contaminated groundwater results in serious health issues and hence this study attempts to address metal contamination and its sources by using integrated techniques including indexed and statistical methods and its related health hazards. Groundwater pH varied from 5.3 to 8.3 indicating acidic to alkaline in nature. Heavy metal evaluatio...
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Agricultural activities are often associated with contamination of water, which resulted in high concentration of nutrients and trace metals in the shallow aquifer. Occurrence and distribution of nutrients and trace metals in the groundwater of intensively irrigated region of Luvuvhu catchment were carried out to determine the status of groundwater...
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Groundwater is the major source of water for drinking and irrigation purposes in and around Hua County, Shaanxi Province, China. The main purposes of this research is to evaluate the groundwater quality in the rainy and dry seasons of Hua County and analyze the causes of seasonal differences and determine the areas with serious pollution. Groundwat...
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Groundwater contamination risk assessment is not only the basis for groundwater management, but also an effective tool for groundwater pollution control and prevention. However, only groundwater vulnerability assessment is not enough to prove the risk of groundwater contamination. Therefore, this study describes an evaluation method combining aquif...
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One of the main concerns of environmental and ecological managers for rivers, lakes, reservoirs and marine ecosystems is developing a reliable and efficient predictive model for chlorophyll-a concentration. In this study, online sequential extreme learning machine, M5Prime tree, multi-layer perceptron artificial neural network, response surface met...
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Taizhou is a typical coastal area in East China where drinking water is mainly supplied by reservoir water. The water quality of the reservoirs may be affected to some extent by human activities and climate. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the water quality characteristics of the main water supply reservoirs in Taizhou City, Zhe...
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Groundwater is the major water source for irrigation and domestic purposes in and around Beiluo River watershed, Guanzhong Basin of northwestern China. To provide a scientific basis for sustainable groundwater development, 25 groundwater samples in the lower Beiluo River watershed were collected and analyzed. The overall groundwater quality was ass...
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In this study, we attempted to calculate the Natural Background Level (NBL) for 12 selected chemical compounds in the Urmia aquifer, northwestern Iran. In this study, combined methods including pre-selection and statistical methods for determining NBLs have been used. In the pre-selection method, the concentration of nitrate (NO3 ≥ 19.97 ppm) and c...
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The potential groundwater zones of the Maputaland coastal plain of Kwazulu-Natal is identified by comparing the Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)-Multi criteria decision-making (MCDM)techniqueand Boolean logical approach. The map of groundwater potential zones was prepared by generation and integration of 8 thematic layers, i.e. geology, geomorpholo...
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In this investigation, the geochemical progression of a total of 31 groundwater samples of pre-monsoon season was assessed with categorization based on entropy weight water quality index and risk assessment on public health in the semi-arid area of Godavari basin, Maharashtra, Central India. Graphically, the major groundwater types identified were...
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This study used geochemical modeling to understand the chemical evolution of groundwater, entropy water quality index to assess the aptness of groundwater for human consumption, and total hazard index to determine the possible non-carcinogenic risks among children, women, and men in an urban-industrial area (Tiruppur region) of southern India. For...
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In the present study, impact of precipitation disparity on groundwater level fluctuation was carried out in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India, using geospatial techniques. There are five rain gauge stations in the study area in which three rain gauge stations, namely Alangayam, Jolarpettai and Pernampet, receive more precipitation when compared w...
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The concentration of total dissolved mercury (Hg T) in surface and groundwater resources in the coastal parts of Urmia aquifer (NW of Iran) was investigated to identify the possible sources and sinks of mercury and the geochemical mechanisms controlling its mobilization. The distribution of water samples on the Piper diagram demonstrates that most...
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Water contamination by mutagenic microchemicals is a worldwide problem. To evaluate the overall water quality and identify the source( s) of pollutants (B, Fe, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Cd, and Cr) in different watercourses in middle-upper Egypt, we analyzed 66 surface water samples collected from the significant waterways. In addition to trace pollutants, 1...
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In this study, we attempted to calculate the Natural Background Level (NBL) for 19 selected chemical compounds in the Urmia aquifer, northwestern Iran. In this study, combined methods including pre-selection and statistical methods for determining NBL have been used. In the pre-selection method, the concentration of nitrate (NO 3 ≥ 19.97 ppm) and c...
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Datong Basin in China is a typical arid-semiarid inland basin, with high levels and wide distributions of arsenic (As), fluoride (F-), and iodine (I). To better understand the presence of low-quality groundwater in Datong Basin and assess the health risks for local residents, groundwater samples were collected from the shallow aquifer and in medium...
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The study area is a part of the North China Plain, where groundwater is heavily abstracted for drinking and irrigation purposes. Groundwater quality is adversely affected due to rapid economic development and urbanization. Therefore, the purposes of this study were to evaluate the suitability of groundwater for drinking and irrigation purposes and...
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Groundwater contamination is a global problem that has a significant impact on human health and ecological services. Studies reported in this special issue focus on contaminants in groundwater of geogenic and anthropogenic origin distributed over a wide geographic range, with contributions from researchers studying groundwater contamination in Indi...
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Groundwater is essential for the sustainable development of the Guanzhong Basin, China, and its quality is mainly controlled by hydrogeochemical processes and anthropogenic pollution. This study used statistical and multivariate statistical analysis approaches to recognize the hydrogeochemical processes and affecting factors of groundwater in the c...
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Cadmium (Cd) is a harmful element to human health and biodiversity. The removal of Cd from groundwater is of great significance to maintain the environmental sustainability and biodiversity. In this work, a novel low-temperature roasting associated with alkali was applied to synthesize an eco-friendly adsorbent using coal fly ash. Scanning electron...
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Due to the combined influence of unique natural environment and increasing human activities, water quality in the Chinese Loess Plateau is deteriorating. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) contamination is a critical water environmental issue in the loess areas. In this study, surface water, spring water, Quaternary phreatic water, and soil and rock sample...
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Arsenic and fluoride are two natural components affecting human health. Long-term exposure to arsenic and fluoride, mainly through drinking water intake, can lead to arsenicosis and fluorosis. In this paper, we summarized the distribution and hydrochemical characteristics of high-arsenic and high-fluoride groundwater, and reviewed the arsenicosis a...