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Name: Xinming WANG (王新明)
Position: Research Professor
Department: State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry
Email: wangxm@gig.ac.cn

Research


Our research interests include 1) soil/vegetation-atmosphere exchange of trace gases that are important to air quality and climate; 2) influences of natural processes and human disturbances on the atmospheric composition changes; 3) chemical evolution of atmospheric gas- and particle-phase primary/secondary organic compounds (VOCs and semi-VOCs). We carry out both field measurements (land- and ship-based) and laboratory investigations (including simulation study using a 30 m3 chamber) for biogeochemical processes that govern the composition of the atmosphere. A special focus is the investigation of the Pearl River Delta region, a highly industrialized and densely populated region in south China. Our current projects investigate biogeochemical processes of VOCs with a special concern on the interactions between biogenic VOC emission and regional atmospheric environment, secondary aerosol formation from both anthropogenic and biogenic VOC precursors and the fate of atmospheric organics.

Apart from my personal research, I also serve as an editor of Biogeosciences and an editorial advisory board member of Atmospheric Environment. 
 

Research:

Recent Publications:
1. Ding, X., Wang, X.M., Gao, B., Fu, X.X., He, Q.F., Zhao, X.Y., Zheng, M. Tracer based estimation of secondary organic carbon in the Pearl River Delta, South China. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres (in press)
2. Zhang,Y.L., Li, C.L., Wang, X.M., Guo, H., Feng, Y.L., Chen, J.M. Rush-hour aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons in selected subway stations of Shanghai. Journal of Environmental Sciences (in press)
3. Gao, B., Yu, J.Z., Li, S.X., Ding, X., He, Q.F., Wang X.M. Roadside and Rooftop Measurements of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in PM2.5 in Urban Guangzhou: Evaluation of Vehicular and Regional Combustion Source Contributions. Atmospheric Environment 2011, 45: 7184-7191
4. Bi, X.H., Zhang, G.H., Li, L., Wang, X.M., Li, M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M., Zhou, Z. 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
5. Ding, X., Wang, X.M., Zheng, M. The influence of temperature and aerosol acidity on biogenic secondary organic aerosol tracers: Observations at a rural site in the central Pearl River Delta region, South China. Atmospheric Environment 2011, 45: 1303-1311
6. Yi, Z.G., Wang, X.M. Carbonyl sulfide and dimethyl sulfide fluxes in an urban lawn and adjacent bare soil in Guangzhou, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences 2011, 23(5): 783–788
7. Li, Z., Xia, C.H., Wang, X.M., Xiang, Y.R., Xie, Z.Q. Total gaseous mercury in Pearl River Delta region, China during 2008 winter period. Atmospheric Environment 2011, 45: 834-838
8. Song, G., Wang, X., Chen, D., Chen, Y. Contribution of 222Rn-bearing water to indoor radon and indoor air quality assessment in hot spring hotels of Guangdong, China. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 2011, 102: 400 - 406
9. Wu, T., Wang, X.M., Li, D.J., Yi, Z.G. Emission of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSCs) during aerobic decomposition of food wastes. Atmospheric Environment 2010, 44: 5065-5071
10. Yi, Z.G., Wang, X. M., Ouyang, M., Zhang, D., Zhou, G. Air-soil exchange of dimethyl sulfide, carbon disulfide, and dimethyl disulfide in three subtropical forests in south China, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres 2010, 115, D18302, doi:10.1029/2010JD014130
11. Zhang, Y.L., Guo, H., Wang, X.M., Simpson, I.J., Barletta, B., Blake, D.R., Meinardi, S., Rowland, F.S., Cheng, H.R., Saunders, S.M., Lam, S.H.M. Emission patterns and spatiotemporal variations of halocarbons in the Pearl River Delta region, southern China. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres 2010, 115, D15309, doi:10.1029/2009JD013726
12. Cheng, H.R., Guo, H., Wang, X.M., Saunders, S.M., Lam, S.H.M., Jiang, F., Wang, T.J., Ding, A.J., Lee, S.C., Ho, K.F. On the relationship between ozone and its precursors in the Pearl River Delta: application of an observation-based model (OBM). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2010, 17(3): 547-560
13. Ding, X., Wang, X.M., Wang, Q.Y., Xie, Z.Q., Xiang, C.H., Mai, B.X., Sun, L.G. Atmospheric DDTs over the North Pacific Ocean and the adjacent Arctic region: Spatial distribution, congener patterns and source implication. Atmospheric Environment 2009, 43: 4319-4326
14. Li, D.J., Wang, X.M. Nitric Oxide Emission Following Wetting of Dry Soils in Subtropical Humid Forests. Pedosphere 2009, 19(6): 692-699
15. Guo, H., Jiang, F., Cheng, H.R., Simpson, I.J., Wang, X.M., Ding, A.J., Wang, T.J., Saunders, S.M., Wang, T., Lam, S.H.M., Blake, D.R., Zhang, Y.L., Xie, M. Concurrent observations of air pollutants at two sites in the Pearl River Delta and the implication of regional transport. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2009, 9(19): 7343-7360
16. Guo, S.J., Wen, S., Wang, X.M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M., Hu, P., Yu, Y.X. Carbon isotope analysis for source identification of atmospheric formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in Dinghushan Biosphere Reserve in South China. Atmospheric Environment 2009, 43: 3489-3495
17. Gao, F., Luo, X.J., Yang, Z.F., Wang, X.M., Mai, B.X. Brominated flame retardants, polychlorinated biphenyls and orhanochlorine pesticides in bird eggs from the Yellow River Delta, north China. Environmental Science & Technology 2009, 43: 6956-6962
18. Li, D.J., Wang, X.M., Sheng, G.Y., Mo, J.M., Fu, J.M. Soil nitric oxide emissions after nitrogen and phosphorus additions in two subtropical humid forests, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres 2008,113, D16301, doi:10.1029/2007JD009375
19. Wang, X.M., Wu, T. Release of isoprene and monoterpenes during the aerobic decomposition of orange wastes from laboratory incubation experiments. Environmental Science & Technology 2008, 42: 3265-3270.
20. Li, D.J., Wang, X.M. Nitrogen isotopic signature of soil-released nitric oxide (NO) after fertilizer application. Atmospheric Environment 2008, 42: 4747-4754
21. Xu, H.J., Wang, X.M., Pöschl, U., Feng, S.L., Wu, D., Yang, L., Li, S.X., Song, W., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Genotoxicity of total and fractionated extractable organic matters in fine air particulate matter (PM2.5) in urban Guangzhou: comparison between haze and non-haze episode days. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2008, 27(1): 206-212
22. Yi, Z.G., Wang, X.M. Guoying Sheng, Jiamo Fu. Emission of carbonyl sulfide (COS) and dimethyl sulfide (DMS) from rice paddy fields in subtropical China. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 2008, 123: 116-124
23. Gao, F., Jia, J.Y., Wang, X.M. Occurrence and ordination of DDT and HCH in agriculture soils from Guangzhou, China. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2008, 54(2): 155-166
24. Ding, X., Zheng, M., Yu, L.P., Zhang, X.L., Weber, R.J., Yan, B., Russell, A.G., Edgerton, E.S., Wang, X.M. Spatial and Seasonal Trends in Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol Tracers and Water-Soluble Organic Carbon in the Southeastern United States. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42: 5171–5176
25. Tang, J.H., Chan, L.Y., Chan, C.Y., Li, Y.S., Chang, C.C., Wang, X.M., Zou, S.C., Barletta, B., Blake, D.R., Wu, D. Implications of changing urban and rural emissions on non-methane hydrocarbons in the Pearl River Delta region of China. Atmospheric Environment 2008, 42: 3780-3794
26. Wu, T., Wang, X.M., Li, D.J., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Determination of trace volatile fatty acids in ambient air by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in SIM mode. Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 2008, 88: 1107–1115
27. Sheng, Y.Q., Chen, F.Z. Yu, Y., Wang, X.M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M., Zeng, E.Y. Emission of volatile organic sulfur compounds from a heavily polluted river in Guangzhou, South China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 2008, DOI 10.1007/s10661-007-9962-1.
28. Sheng, Y.Q., Chen, F.Z., Wang, X.M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Odorous volatile organic sulfides in wastewater treatment plants in Guangzhou, China. Water Environment Research 2008, 80:324-330
29. Yu, Y.X., Wen, S., Lu, H.X., Feng, Y.L., Wang, X.M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Characteristics of atmospheric carbonyls and VOCs in a forest park in south China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 2008, 137(1-3): 275-268
30. Ye, C.L., Zhou, Q.X., Wang, X.M. Determination of thiophanate-methyl and chlorotoluron in water samples by improved single-drop microextraction coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography. Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 2008, 88(7): 461–471
31. Li, D.J., Wang, X.M. Nitric oxide emission from a typical vegetable field in the Pearl River Delta, China. Atmospheric Environment 2007, 41: 9498–9505
32. Li, D.J., Wang, X.M., Mo, J.M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Soil nitric oxide emissions from two subtropical humid forests in south China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 2007, 112, D23302, doi:10.1029/2007JD008680.
33. Ding, X., Wang, X.M., Xie, Z.Q., Xiang, C.H., Mai, B.X., Sun, L.G., Zheng, M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Atmospheric Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) in the North Pacific Ocean and the adjacent Arctic Region: Spatial Patterns, chiral signatures and sea-air exchanges. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41, 5204-5209
34. Yi, Z.G., Wang, X.M., Zhang, D.Q., Zhou, G.Y., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Soil uptake of carbonyl sulfide in subtropical forests with different successional stages in south China, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 2007, 112, D08302, doi: 10.1029/2006JD008048
35. Feng, S.L., Wang, X.M., Wei, G.J., Peng, P.A, Yang, Y., Cao, Z.H. Leaching Behavior of Heavy Metals in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Bottom Ash from Macao and Their Genotoxicity on Vicia faba. Chemosphere 2007, 67(6): 1133-1137
36. Ding, X., Wang, X.M., Xie, Z.Q., Xiang, C.H., Mai, B.X., Sun, L.G., Zheng, M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M. Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Observed over the North Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Area: Spatial Distribution and Source Identification. Atmospheric Environment 2007, 41(10): 2061-2072
37. Ye, C.L., Zhou, Q.X., Wang, X.M. Improved single-drop microextraction for high sensitive analysis. Journal of Chromatography A 2007, 1139 (1): 7-13
38. Wang, J.J., Wang, Y.H., Wang, X.M., Sun, L.G. Penguins and vegetations on Ardley Island, Antarctica: evolution in the past 2,400 years. Polar Biology 2007, 30 (11): 1475-1481
39. Xie, Z.Q., Blum, J., Utsunomiya, S., Ewing, R., Wang, X.M., Sun, L.G. Summertime Carbonaceous Aerosols Collected in the Marine Boundary of the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research 2007, 112, D02306, doi:10.1029/2006JD007247
40. Ye, C.L., Zhou, Q.X., Wang, X.M., Xiao, J.P. Determination of phenols in environmental water samples by ionic liquid-based headspace liquid-phase microextraction coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Separation Science 2007, 30(1): 42-47
41. Yi, Z.G., Fu, S.L., Yi, W.M., Zhou, G.Y., Mo, J.M., Zhang, D.Q., Ding, M.M., Wang, X.M., Zhou, L.X. Partitioning soil respiration of subtropical forests with different successional stages in south China. Forest Ecology and Management 2007, 243: 178–186
42. Guo, S.J., Wen, S., Wang, X.M., Sheng, G.Y., Fu, J.M., Jia, W.L., Yu, Y.X., Lu, H.X. Carbon isotope analysis of acetaldehyde and acetone by cysteamine derivatization. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 2007, 21 (11): 1809-1812