Zhang Jingxin

Associate Professor


Address:Main Building A-406

LCC Full Time Environmental Engineering
  • 2018.11 – Present, Associate Professor, China-UK Low Carbon College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • 2014.02 - 2018.10, Research Fellow, Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore
  • 2018.07 - 2018.10, E2S2 Systems LTE. LTD, CTO
  • 2008.09 - 2013.12, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Research Fields
  • Organic solid waste disposal and resource recovery
  • Anaerobic digestion waste-to-energy technologies and systems
  • Anaerobic wastewater treatment and resource recovery
  • Environmental biotechnology
Research Projects
  1. 2019-2021, Research project of MOE key Laboratory: Accelerating energy recovery from food waste in an anaerobic digestion system enhanced by iron.
  2. 2018-2023, CREATE Research project funded by Singapore NRF: Waste-to-Resource: Eco-Energy System towards Environmental Sustainability.
  3. 2018-2019, Singapore NUSustainability  project: Conversion of digestate from anaerobic digestion of food waste into fertilizers.
  4. 2012-2018, CREATE Research project funded by Singapore NRF: Waste management in megacities for sustainability and energy recovery.
  1. J.X. Zhang, Q.W. Chua, F.J. Mao, L. Zhang, Y.L. He**, Y.W. Tong, K.C. Loh*. “Effects of activated carbon on anaerobic digestion – Methanogenic metabolism, mechanisms of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes removal. Bioresource Technology Reports, 5, 113-120 (2019).
  2. L. Zhang, K.C. Loh*, J.W. Lim, J.X. Zhang, Bioinformatics analysis of metagenomics data of biogas-producing microbial communities in anaerobic digesters: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 100, 110-126 (2019).
  3. J.X. Zhang, X. Kan, Y. Shen, K.C. Loh, C.H. Wang, Y.J. Dai, Y.W. Tong*, A hybrid biological and thermal waste-to-energy system with heat energy recovery and utilization for solid organic waste treatment. Energy, 152, 214-222 (2018).
  4. J.X. Zhang, F.J. Mao, K.C. Loh, K.Y. Gin, Y.J. Dai, Y.W. Tong*. “Evaluating the effects of activated carbon on methane generation and the fate of antibiotic resistant genes and class I integrons during anaerobic digestion of solid organic wastes.” Bioresource Technology, 249, 729-736 (2018).
  5. W.L. Li, K.C. Loh, J.X. Zhang, Y.W. Tong*, Y.J. Dai. “Two-stage anaerobic digestion of food waste and horticultural waste in high-solid system.” Applied Energy, 209,400-408 (2018).
  6. X. Kan, J.X. Zhang, Y.W. Tong, C.H. Wang. “Overall evaluation of microwave-assisted alkali pretreatment for enhancement of biomethane production from brewers’ spent grain.” Energy Conversion and Management, 158, 315-326 (2018).
  7. H.H. Tong, Y. Shen, J.X. Zhang, C.H. Wang, S.G. Tian, Y.W. Tong. “A comparative life cycle assessment on four waste-to-energy scenarios for food waste generated in eateries.” Applied Energy, 225, 1143-1157 (2018).
  8. L. Zhang, J.X. Zhang, K.C. Loh. “Activated carbon enhanced anaerobic digestion of food waste – Laboratory-scale and Pilot-scale operation.” Waste Management, 75, 270-279 (2018).
  9. L. Zhang, K.C. Loh*, J.X. Zhang, “Food waste enhanced anaerobic digestion of biologically pretreated yard waste: Analysis of cellulose crystallinity and microbial communities.” Waste Management, 79, 109-119 (2018).
  10. L. Zhang, K. C. Loh, J.X. Zhang, Enhanced biogas production from anaerobic digestion of solid organic wastes: Current status and prospects. Bioresource Technology Reports, In press (2018).
  11. J.X. Zhang, K.C. Loh, W.L. Li, J.W. Lim, Y.J. Dai, Y. W. Tong*. “Three-stage anaerobic digester for food waste. Applied Energy, 194, 287-295 (2017) .
  12. J.X. Zhang, W.L. Li, J. Lee, K.C. Loh, Y.J. Dai, Y.W. Tong*. “Enhancement of biogas production in anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and waste activated sludge by biological co-pretreatment” Energy, 137, 479-486 (2017).
  13. J.X. Zhang, L.W. Mao, L. Zhang, K. C. Loh, Y.J. Dai, Y.W. Tong*. “Metagenomic insight into the microbial networks and metabolic mechanism in anaerobic digesters for food waste by incorporating activated carbon.” Scientific Reports 7, 11293 (2017).
  14. J.X. Zhang, K.C. Loh, J. Lee, C.H. Wang, Y.J. Dai, Y.W. Tong*. “Three-stage anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and horse manure”. Scientific Reports, 7, 1269 (2017).
  15. J.X. Zhang, L. Zhang, K.C. Loh, Y. Dai, and Y.W. Tong*, “Enhanced anaerobic digestion of food waste by adding activated carbon: Fate of bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes”, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 128C, 19-25 (2017).
  16. X. Kan, Z. Yao, J.X. Zhang, Y.W. Tong, W. Yang, Y. Dai, and C.H. Wang*, “Energy performance of an integrated bio-and-thermal hybrid system for lignocellulosic biomass waste treatment”, Bioresource Technology, 228, 77-88 (2017).
  17. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang*, X. Quan, S. Chen. “Enhancement of anaerobic acidogenesis by integrating an electrochemical system into an acidogenic reactor: Effect of hydraulic retention times (HRT) and role of bacteria and acidophilic methanogenic Archaea.” Bioresource Technology, 179, 43-49 (2015).
  18. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang*, X. Quan. “Bio-electrochemical enhancement of anaerobic reduction of nitrobenzene and its effects on microbial community.” Biochemical Engineering Journal, 94, 85-91 (2015).
  19. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang*, B.Q. Liu, Y. Dai, X. Quan, S. Chen. “A direct approach for enhancing the performance of a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) combined anaerobic digester by dosing ferric iron: Enrichment and isolation of Fe (III) reducing bacteria.” Chemical Engineering Journal, 248, 223-229(2014).
  20. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang*, X. Quan, S. Chen. “Effects of ferric iron on the anaerobic treatment and microbial biodiversity in a coupled microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) – Anaerobic reactor.” Water Research, 47, 5719-5728 (2013).
  21. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang*, J.H. Chang, X. Quan, Q. Li. “Biological sulfate reduction in the acidogenic phase of anaerobic digestion under dissimilatory Fe (III) – Reducing conditions.” Water Research, 47, 2033-2040 (2013).
  22. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang, X. Quan, S. Chen, S. Afzal. “Enhanced anaerobic digestion of organic contaminants containing diverse microbial population by combined microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) and anaerobic reactor under Fe(III) reducing conditions.” Bioresource Technology, 136, 273-280 (2013).
  23. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang, Y. Li, L. Zhang, S. Qiao, F.L. Yang, X. Quan. “Enhancement of nitrogen removal in a novel anammox reactor packed with Fe electrode.” Bioresource Technology, 114, 102-108 (2012).
  24. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang, X. Quan, S. Chen. “Response to the comments on the paper “Bioaugmentation and functional partitioning in a zero valent iron-anaerobic reactor for sulfate-containing wastewater treatment” Chemical Engineering Journal, 248, 223-229 (2012).
  25. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang, X. Quan. “Electricity assisted anaerobic treatment of salinity wastewater and its effects on microbial communities.” Water Research, 46, 3535-3543 (2012).
  26. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang, X. Quan, Y. Li, S. Chen, H.M. Zhao, D. Wang. “An anaerobic reactor packed with a pair of Fe-graphite plate electrodes for bioaugmentation of azo dye wastewater” Biochemical Engineering Journal, 63, 31-37, 2012.
  27. J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang, X.Quan, Y.W. Liu, X.L. An, S. Chen, H.M. Zhao. “Bioaugmentation and functional partitioning in a zero valent iron-anaerobic reactor for sulfate-containing wastewater treatment.” Chemical Engineering Journal, 174, 159-165 (2011).
  28. Y. Li, J.X. Zhang, Y.B. Zhang*, X. Quan. “Scalling-up of a zero valent iron packed anaerobic reactor for textile dye wastewater treatment: a potential technology for on-site upgrading and rebuilding of traditional anaerobic wastewater treatment plant.” Water Science and Technology, 76, 823-831 (2017).
  29. Y. Li, Y.B. Zhang, X. Quan, J.X. Zhang, S. Chen, S. Afzal. “Enhanced anaerobic fermentation with azo dye as electron acceptor: Simultaneous acceleration of organics decomposition and azo decoloration.” Journal of Environmental Sciences, 26, 1970-1976 (2014).
  30. Y.W. Liu, Y.B. Zhang, X. Quan, J.X. Zhang, H.M. Zhao, S. Chen. “Effects of an electric field and zero valent iron on anaerobic treatment of azo dye wastewater and microbial community structures.” Bioresource Technology, 102, 2578-2584 (2011).
  31. Y.B. Zhang, Y.W. Jing, J.X. Zhang, L.F. Sun, X. Quan. “Performance of a ZVI-UASB reactor for azo dye wastewater treatment.” Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 86, 199-204 (2011).