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Name: Xinhui BI(毕新慧) 
Position: Research Professor
Department: State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry


My research has mainly focused on developing advanced environmental analytical techniques and understanding the processes affecting persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the atmosphere and their potential health risk. Recently the focus has been on developing the individual particle analysis by single particle aerosol mass spectrometry (SPAMA).

In brief, my research projects in these fields include i: development of analytical methods for and analysis of organic substances in atmospheric samples (primarily in aerosol); ii: atmospheric processes studies of environmental pollutants; iii: simultaneous measurement of size, chemical composition and mixing state of individual particles in the atmosphere by SPAMS. 


Recent Publications:
1. Bakhtiari, A. R.; Zakaria, M. P.; Yaziz, M. I.; Lajis, M. N. H.; Bi, X. H., Variations and Origins of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in Sediment Cores from Chini Lake in Peninsular Malaysia. Environmental Forensics 2011, 12, (1), 79-91
2. Bakhtiari, A. R.; Zakaria, M. P.; Yaziz, M. I.; Lajis, M. N. H.; Bi, X. H.; Rahim, M. C. A., Vertical distribution and source identification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in anoxic sediment cores of Chini Lake, Malaysia: Perylene as indicator of land plant-derived hydrocarbons. Applied Geochemistry 2009, 24, (9), 1777-1787
3. Bi Xinhui*, Simoneit BRT, Sheng GY, Fu JM. Characterization of molecular markers in smoke from residential coal combustion in China. Fuel 2008, 87, 112-119.
4. Bi Xinhui*, Thomas GO, Jones KC, Qu Weiyue, Sheng Guoying, Martin FL, Fu Jiamo. Exposure of electronics dismantling workers to polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated biphenyls, and organochlorine pesticides in South China. Environmental Science & Technology 2007, 41, 5647-5653
5. Bi Xinhui, Simoneit B.R.T., Wang ZhenZhen, Wang Xinming, Sheng Guoying, Jiamo Fu. The major components of particles emitted during recycling of waste printed circuit boards in a typical e-waste workshop of South China. Atmospheric Environment 2010, 44, 4440-4445
6. Bi Xinhui, Walsh MJ, Wei Xiaoming, Sheng Guoying, Fu Jiamo, Martin-Hirsch PL, Thomas GO, Jones KC, Martin FL. Infrared spectral analysis of MCF-7 cells treated with serum-lipid extracts segregates predominantly brominated flame retardant-exposed subjects from those with mainly organochlorine exposures. Environmental Science & Technology 2007, 41, 5915-5922
7. Bi Xinhui, Zhang Guohua, Li Lei, Wang Xinming, Li Mei, Sheng Guoying, Fu, Jiamo, Zhou Zhen. Mixing state of biomass burning particles by single particle aerosol mass spectrometer in the urban area of PRD, China. Atmospheric Environment 2011, 45, 3447-3453
8. Bi, X. H.; Qu, W. Y.; Sheng, G. Y.; Zhang, W. B.; Mai, B. X.; Chen, D. J.; Yu, L.; Fu, J. M., Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in South China maternal and fetal blood and breast milk. Environmental Pollution 2006, 144, 1024-1030.
9. Bi, Xinhui, Sheng, Guoying *, Peng, Ping’an, Chen, Yingjun, and Fu, Jiamo. Size distribution of n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban and rural atmosphere of Guangzhou, China. Atmospheric Environment 2005, 39, 477-487
10. Bi, Xinhui, Sheng, Guoying, Feng, Yanli, Fu, Jiamo, Xie, Juexin. Gas- and Particulate-Phase Specific Tracer and Toxic Organic Compounds in Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Chemosphere 2005, 61, 1512-1522
11. Bi, Xinhui, Sheng, Guoying, Liu., Xiaohong, Li Chao, Fu, Jiamo. Molecular and carbon and hydrogen isotopic composition of n-alkanes in plant waxes. Organic Geochemistry 2005, 36, 1405-1417
12. Chen, D. H.; Bi, X. H.; Liu, M.; Huang, B.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M., Phase partitioning, concentration variation and risk assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the atmosphere of an e-waste recycling site. Chemosphere 2011, 82, 1246-1252
13. Chen, D. H.; Bi, X. H.; Zhao, J. P.; Chen, L. G.; Tan, J. H.; Mai, B. X.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M.; Wong, M. H., Pollution characterization and diurnal variation of PBDEs in the atmosphere of an E-waste dismantling region. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 1051-1057
14. Duan Jingchun, Bi Xinhui*, Tan Jihua, Sheng Guoying, Fu Jiamo. Seasonal variation on size distribution and concentration of PAHs in Guangzhou city, China. Chemosphere 2007, 67, 614-622
15. Duan Jingchun, Tan Jihua, Cheng Dingxi, Bi Xinhui*, Deng Wenjing, Sheng Guoying, Fu Jiamo, Wong MH. Sources and characteristics of carbonaceous aerosol in two largest cities in Pearl River Delta Region, China. Atmospheric Environment 2007, 41, 2895-290
16. Li, L.; Deng, S. H.; Wang, W.; Li, H. J.; Zhang, X. H.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M.; Bi, X. H.; Sun, B. Y., Determination of the stable carbon isotopic compositions of 2-methyltetrols in ambient aerosols from the Changbai Mountains. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 2010, 24, 1625-1628
17. Li, Q. A.; Wang, W.; Zhang, H. W.; Wang, Y. J.; Wang, B.; Li, L.; Li, H. J.; Wang, B. J.; Zhan, J.; Wu, M.; Bi, X. H., Development of a Compound-Specific Carbon Isotope Analysis Method for 2-Methyltetrols, Biomarkers for Secondary Organic Aerosols from Atmospheric Isoprene. Analytical Chemistry 2010, 82, 6764-6769
18. Li, X. Y.; Liu, Q. C.; Bi, X. H.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M.; Ran, P. X.; Li, B., An in vitro model to evaluate virus aerosol characteristics using a GFP-expressing adenovirus. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2008, 57, 1335-1339
19. Ma Shexia, Wang Zhenzhen, Bi Xinhui*, Sheng Guoying, Fu Jiamo. 2009. Composition and source of saccharides in serosols in Guangzhou, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 54, 2562-2567
20. Ma, S. X.; Peng, P.; Song, J. Z.; Bi, X. H.; Zhao, J. P.; He, L. L.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M., Seasonal and spatial changes of free and bound organic acids in total suspended particles in Guangzhou, China. Atmospheric Environment 2010, 44, 5460-5467
21. Ma, Shexia, Tang, Xiaoling, Bi, Xinhui, Tan, Jiahua, Sheng, Guoying, Fu, Jiamo. 2007. Seasonal variation of water-soluble organic compounds in aerosols of Guangzhou, China. Research of Environmental Sciences, 20(3), 21-26
22. Qu Weiyue, Bi Xinhui*, Sheng Guoying, Lu Shaoyou, Fu Jiamo, Yuan Jing, Li Liping. 2007. Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers among workers at an electronic waste dismantling region in Guangdong, China. Environment International 33, 1029-1034
23. Qu Weiyue, Bi Xinhui, Sheng Guoying, Lu Shaoyou, Fu Jiamo. 2007. Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in human blood by gas chromatography-negative chemical ionization-mass spectrometry. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry 35, 1015-1017
24. Qu, W. Y.; Suri, R. P. S.; Bi, X. H.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M., Exposure of young mothers and newborns to organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in Guangzhou, China. Science of the Total Environment 2010, 408, 3133-3138
25. Simoneit, B. R. T.; Bi, X. H.; Oros, D. R.; Medeiros, P. M.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M., Phenols and Hydroxy-PAHs (Arylphenols) as tracers for coal smoke particulate matter: Source tests and ambient aerosol assessments. Environmental Science & Technology 2007, 41, 7294-7302
26. Tan, J. H.; Duan, J. C.; Chen, D. H.; Wang, X. H.; Guo, S. J.; Bi, X. H.; Sheng, G. Y.; He, K. B.; Fu, J. M., Chemical characteristics of haze during summer and winter in Guangzhou. Atmospheric Research 2009, 94, (2), 238-245
27. Wang, Z. Z.; Bi, X. H.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M., Characterization of organic compounds and molecular tracers from biomass burning smoke in South China I: Broad-leaf trees and shrubs. Atmospheric Environment 2009, 43, 3096-3102
28. Yuan, J.; Chen, L.; Chen, D. H.; Guo, H.; Bi, X. H.; Ju, Y.; Jiang, P.; Shi, J. B.; Yu, Z. Q.; Yang, J.; Li, L. P.; Jiang, Q.; Sheng, G. Y.; Fu, J. M.; Wu, T. C.; Chen, X. M., Elevated serum polybrominated diphenyl ethers and thyroid-stimulating hormone associated with lymphocytic micronuclei in Chinese workers from an e-waste dismantling site. Environmental Science & Technology 2008, 42, 2195-2200
29. Wei Shilong, Liu Ming, Huang Bo, Bi Xinhui, Sheng Guoying, Fu Jiamo. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with molecular weight 302 in PM2.5 at two industrial sites of South China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring DOI:10.1039/C1EM10320B