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Name: Eddy Yongping ZENG (曾永平)
Position: Research Professor
Department: State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry
Email: eddyzeng@gig.ac.cn

Research

I am currently conducting research to examine 1) inter-compartmental processes and fluxes of hydrophobic organic chemicals (HOCs); 2) bioaccumulation and foodweb transfer of organic contaminants; and 3) the feasibility of using solid-phase microextraction-based technologies to measure freely dissolved concentrations of HOCs in sediment porewater. Ongoing projects include the regional environmental processes and ecological effects of organic pollutants, dry depositional fluxes of persistent organic pollutants in the Pearl River Delta, and sources and transformation pathways of DDMU in typical estuarine sediments of Guangdong Province.

Presently, I am serving as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science & Technology, an associate editor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Journal of Hydrology, and a member of the Editorial Board of Chemosphere. 
 

Research:

Recent Publications:
1. S.-X. Hu, J.-G. Yu, S.-M. Li, and E.Y. Zeng*. Theoretical considerations of secondary organic aerosol formation from H-abstraction of p-xylene. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (in press).
2. S.-X. Hu, J.-G. Yu, and E.Y. Zeng*. UV-spectroscopy, electronic structure and ozonolytic reactivity of sesquiterpenes: a theoretical study. Journal of Molecular Modeling (in press).
3. H.-G. Ni, H. Zeng, and E.Y. Zeng*. Sampling and analytical framework for routine environmental monitoring of organic pollutants. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 2011, 30, 1549-1559.
4. H.-Y. Yu, R.-L. Shen, Y. Liang, H.F. Cheng, and E.Y. Zeng*. Inputs of antifouling paint-derived dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethanes (DDTs) to a typical mariculture zone (South China): potential impact on aquafarming environment. Environmental Pollution 2011, 159, 3700-3705.
5. L.-J. Bao and E.Y. Zeng*. Passive sampling techniques for sensing freely dissolved hydrophobic organic chemicals in sediment porewater. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 2011, 30, 1422-1428.
6. G.-L. Wei and E.Y. Zeng*. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in quantifying fatty acids. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 2011, 30, 1429-1436.
7. K. Zhang, B.-Z. Zhang, S.-M. Li, and E.Y. Zeng*. Regional dynamics of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Pearl River Delta, China: Implications and perspectives. Environmental Pollution 2001, 159, 2301-2309.
8. H.-Y. Yu, Y. Guo, L.-J. Bao, Y.-W. Qiu, and E.Y. Zeng*. Persistent halogenated compounds in two typical marine aquaculture zones of South China. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2011, 63, 572-577.
9. L.-J. Bao, J. You, and E.Y. Zeng*.Sorption of PBDE in low-density polyethylene film: implications for bioavailability of BDE-209. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2011, 30, 1731-1738.
10. Q. Yue, K. Zhang, B.-Z. Zhang, S.-M. Li, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence, phase distribution and depositional intensity of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites in air and precipitation of the Pearl River Delta, China. Chemosphere 2011, 84, 446-451.
11. H.-Y. Yu, B.-Z. Zhang, J.P. Giesy, and E.Y. Zeng*. Persistent halogenated compounds in aquaculture environments of South China: Implications for global consumers’ health risk via fish consumption. Environment International 2011, 37, 1190-1195.
12. H.-Y. Yu, L.-J. Bao, Yan Liang, and E.Y. Zeng*. Field validation of anaerobic degradation pathways for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and 13 metabolites in marine sediment cores from China. Environmental Science and Technology 2011, 45, 5245-5252.
13. B.-Z. Zhang, H.-Y. Yu, J. You, and E.Y. Zeng*. Input pathways of organochlorine pesticides to typical freshwater cultured fish ponds of South China: hints for pollution control. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2011, 30, 1272-1277.
14. K. Zhang, J.-Z. Wang, B. Liang, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface sediments of a highly urbanized river system with special reference to energy consumption patterns. Environmental Pollution 2011, 159, 1510-1515.
15. E.Y. Zeng*, J. You, and H.F. Cheng. Balance between economic growth and environmental protection: sustainability through better science (Editorial). Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2011, 13, 787-788.
16. H.-Z. Li, J.-M. Bai, Y.-T. Li, H.-F. Cheng, E.Y. Zeng, and J. You. Short-range transport of contaminants released from e-waste recycling site in South China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2011, 13, 836-843.
17. Sojinu, O.O. Sonibare, and E.Y. Zeng. Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils of a mangrove forest affected by forest fire. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 2011, 93, 450-461.
18. Y.-W. Qiu, D. Lin, J.-Q. Liu, and E.Y. Zeng*. Bioaccumulation of trace metals in farmed fish from South China and potential risk assessment. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2011, 74, 284-293.
19. S.-X. Hu, J.-G. Yu, and E.Y. Zeng. A density functional study of the structural and electronic properties of silicon monoxide clusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2010, 114, 10769-10774.
20. Sojinu, O.O. Sonibare, O. Ekundayo, and E.Y. Zeng. Biomonitoring potentials of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by higher plants from an oil exploration site, Nigeria. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2010, 184, 759-764.
21. J.Y. Guo, F.C. Wu, R.L. Shen, and E.Y. Zeng*. Dietary intake and potential health risk of DDTs and PBDEs via seafood consumption in South China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2010, 73, 1812-1819.
22. L.C. Guo and E.Y. Zeng*. Broadening the global reach of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is vital to combating globalized environmental problems. Environmental Science and Technology 2010, 44, 6911-6913.
23. H.Y. Yu, Y. Guo and E.Y. Zeng*. Dietary intake of persistent organic pollutants and potential health risk via consumption of global aquatic products. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2010, 29, 2135-2142.
24. L.J. Bao and E.Y. Zeng*. Comment on “Global Aquatic Passive Sampling (AQUA-GAPS): Using Passive Samplers to Monitor POPs in the Waters of the World”. Environmental Science and Technology 2010, 44, 4395-4395.
25. H.G. Ni, H. Zeng, S. Tao, and E.Y. Zeng*. Environmental and human exposure to persistent halogenated compounds derived from e-waste in China. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2010, 29, 1237-1247.
26. B.Z. Zhang, H.G. Ni, Y.F. Guan, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence, bioaccumulation and potential sources of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in typical freshwater fish ponds of South China. Environmental Pollution 2010, 158, 1876-1882.
27. J.-Z. Wang, Z.-Y. Yang, and E.Y. Zeng*. Measurements of coeluting unlabeled and 13C-labeled polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners with partially overlapping fragment profiles using a tandem mass spectrometry method. Journal of Chromatography A 2010, 1217, 1956-1962.
28. Sojinu, J.Z. Wang, O.O. Sonibare, and E.Y. Zeng*. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments and soils from oil exploration areas of the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2010, 174, 641-647.
29. J.Z. Wang, Y.F. Guan, H.G. Ni, G.J. Liu, and E.Y. Zeng*. Fecal steroids in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta, South China: Levels, potential sources and inputs to the coastal ocean. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2010, 12, 280-286.
30. B.Z. Zhang, Y.F. Guan, S.M. Li, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence of polybrominated biphenyl ethers in air and precipitation of the Pearl River Delta, South China: annual washout ratios and depositional rates. Environmental Science and Technology 2009, 43, 9142-9147.
31. H.G. Ni, R.L. Shen, H. Zeng, and E.Y. Zeng*. Fate of linear alkylbenzenes and benzothiazoles of anthropogenic origin and their potential as environmental molecular markers in the Pearl River Delta, South China. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 3502-3507.
32. F.H. Lu, H.G. Ni, F. Liu, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence of nutrients in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta, South China. Journal of Hydrology 2009, 376, 107-115.
33. Y. Guo and E.Y. Zeng*. Comment on “Halogenated Contaminants in Farmed Salmon, Trout, Tilapia, Pangasius, and Shrimp”. Environmental Science and Technology 2009, 43, 7584-7585.
34. X.Z. Meng, Y. Guo, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng*. Enantiomeric signatures of chiral organochlorine pesticides in consumer fish from South China. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2009, 57, 4299-4304.
35. H.G. Ni and E.Y. Zeng*. Law enforcement and global collaboration are the keys to containing e-waste tsunami in China. Environmental Science and Technology 2009, 43, 3991-3994.
36. Y. Guo, H.Y. Yu, B.Z. Zhang, and E.Y. Zeng*. Persistent halogenated hydrocarbons in fish feeds manufactured in South China. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2009, 57, 3674-3680.
37. Y.F. Guan, O.S.S. Sojinu, S.M. Li, and E.Y. Zeng*. Fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the environment of the Pearl River Estuary, South China. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 2166-2172.
38. D. Chen, X.L. Zhang, B.X. Mai, Q.H. Sun, J. Song, X.J. Luo, E.Y. Zeng, and R.C. Hale. Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in various bird species from northern China. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 2023-2029.
39. M. Xie, Z.Y. Yang, L.J. Bao, and E.Y. Zeng*. Equilibrium and kinetic solid-phase microextraction (SPME) determination of the partition coefficients between polychlorinated biphenyl congeners and humic acid. Journal of Chromatography A 2009, 1216, 4553-4559.
40. Y. Guo, B.Z. Zhang, X.Z. Meng, H.Y. Yu, Y. Ran, S.M. Li, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence and fate of p,p'-DDMU in the environment of the Pearl River Delta, South China. Environmental Science and Technology 2009, 43, 3073-3079.
41. Y. Guo, H.Y. Yu, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence, source diagnosis, and biological effect assessment of DDT and its metabolites in various environmental compartments of the Pearl River Delta, South China: A review. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 1753-1763.
42. Y.N. Xing, Y. Guo, M. Xie, R.L. Shen, and E.Y. Zeng*. Detection of DDT and its metabolites in two estuaries of South China using a SPME-based device: first report of p,p'-DDMU in water column. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 1382-1387.
43. K.A. Maruya, E.Y. Zeng, D. Tsukada, and S.M. Bay. A passive sampler based on solid phase microextraction (SPME) for quantifying dissolved HOCs in sediment interstitial water. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2009, 28, 733-740.
44. Y.F. Guan, J.Z. Wang, H.G. Ni, and E.Y. Zeng*. Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta, China: Assessment of mass loading, input source and environmental fate. Environmental Pollution 2009, 157, 618-624.
45. Z.Y. Yang and E.Y. Zeng*. Comment on “Bioconcentration Factor Hydrophobicity Cutoff: An Artificial Phenomenon Reconstructed”. Environmental Science and Technology 2008, 42, 9449-9450.
46. J.Z. Wang, H.G. Ni, Y.F. Guan, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence and mass loadings of n-alkanes in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta, South China: Global implications for levels and inputs. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2008, 27, 2036-2041.
47. X.J. Luo, B.X. Mai, Q.S. Yang, S.J. Chen, and E.Y. Zeng. Distribution and partition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface water of the Pearl River Estuary, South China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 2008, 145, 427-436.
48. Y.Y. Zhao, F.M. Tao, and E.Y. Zeng*. Theoretical study of the quantitative property-activity relationships for the toxicity of dibenzo-p-dioxins. Chemosphere 2008, 73, 86-91.
49. Z.Y. Yang, K.A. Maruya, D. Greenstein, D.Tsukada, and E.Y. Zeng*. Experimental verification of a model describing solid phase microextraction (SPME) of freely dissolved organic pollutants in sediment porewater. Chemosphere 2008, 72, 1435-1440.
50. H.G. Ni, F.H. Lu, X.L. Luo, H.Y. Tian, J.Z. Wang, Y.F. Guan, S.J. Chen, X.J. Luo, and E.Y. Zeng*. Assessment of sampling designs to measure riverine fluxes from the Pearl River Delta, China to the South China Sea. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 2008, 143, 291-301.
51. Y.Q. Sheng, F.Z. Chen, Y. Yu, X.M. Wang, G.Y. Sheng, J.M. Fu, and E.Y. Zeng. Emission of volatile organic sulfur compounds from a heavily polluted river in Guangzhou, South China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 2008, 143, 121-130.
52. Y. Guo, X.Z. Meng, H.L. Tang, and E.Y. Zeng*. Tissue distribution of organochlorine pesticides in fish collected from the Pearl River Delta, China: implications for fishery input source and bioaccumulation. Environmental Pollution 2008, 155, 150-156.
53. J.Z. Wang, Y.F. Nie, X.L. Luo, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence and phase distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta, China. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2008, 57, 767-774.
54. H.G. Ni, F.H. Lu, X.L. Luo, H.Y. Tian, and E.Y. Zeng*. Riverine inputs of total organic carbon and suspended particulate matter from the Pearl River Delta to the coastal ocean off South China. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2008, 56, 1150-1157.
55. H.G. Ni, F.H. Lu, J.Z. Wang, Y.F. Guan, X.L. Luo, and E.Y. Zeng*. Linear alkylbenzenes in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta (China) and their application as anthropogenic molecular markers in coastal environments. Environmental Pollution 2008, 154, 348-355.
56. H.G. Ni, F.H. Lu, X.L. Luo, H.Y. Tian, and E.Y. Zeng*. Occurrence, phase distribution, and mass loadings of benzothiazoles in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta, China. Environmental Science and Technology 2008, 42, 1892-1897.
57. X.J. Luo, B.X. Mai, S.J. Chen, G.Y. Sheng, J.M. Fu, and E.Y. Zeng. Distribution, source apportionment and transport of PAHs in sediments from the Pearl River Delta and the northern South China Sea. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2008, 55, 11-20.
58. Y. Guo, X.Z. Meng, H.L. Tang, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng*. Distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in freshwater and seawater fish tissues from the Pearl River Delta of China: Levels, compositions and potential sources. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2008, 27, 576-582.
59. E.Y. Zeng* and S. Tao. Environmental science and research in China: A snapshot of the current state (Editorial). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2008, 27, 1-3.
60. X.Z. Meng, L.P. Yu, Y. Guo, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng*. Congener-specific distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in fish of China: Implications for input sources. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2008, 27, 67-72.
61. M. Yu, X.J. Luo, S.J. Chen, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng. Organochlorine pesticides in the surface water and sediments of the Pearl River Estuary, South China. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2008, 27, 10-17.
62. Y.Y. Zhao, F.M. Tao, and E.Y. Zeng*. Theoretical study on the chemical properties of polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Chemosphere 2008, 70, 901-907.
63. M.Y. Zou, Y. Ran, J. Gong, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in watershed soils of the Pearl River Delta, China: Occurrence, inventory, and fate. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 8262-8267.
64. Y.Y. Zhao, F.M. Tao, and E.Y. Zeng*. Structures, reductive dechlorination, and electron affinities of selected polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins: A density functional theory study. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2007, 111, 11638-11644.
65. J.Y. Guo, F.C. Wu, B.X. Mai, X.J. Luo, and E.Y. Zeng*. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in seafood products of South China. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2007, 55, 9152-9158.
66. Z.Y. Yang, Y.Y. Zhao, F.M. Tao, Y. Ran, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng*. Physical origin for the nonlinear sorption of very hydrophobic organic chemicals in a membrane-like polymer film. Chemosphere 2007, 69, 1518-1524.
67. Y.F. Guan, J.Z. Wang, H.G. Ni, X.J. Luo, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng*. Riverine inputs of polybrominated diphenyl ethers from the Pearl River Delta (China) to the coastal ocean. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 6007-6013.
68. J.Z. Wang, Y.F. Guan, H.G. Ni, X.L. Luo, and E.Y. Zeng*. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in riverine runoff of the Pearl River Delta (China): concentrations, fluxes and fate. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 5614-5619.
69. S.J. Chen, X.J. Luo, Z. Lin, Y. Luo, K.C. LI, X.Z. Peng, B.X. Mai, Y. Ran, and E.Y. Zeng. Time trends of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in sediment cores from the Pearl River Estuary, South China. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 5595-5600.
70. X.L. Luo, E.Y. Zeng, R.Y. Ji, and C.P. Wang. The effects of anthropogenic activity on hydrological changes to the Pearl River Delta, China. Journal of Hydrology 2007, 343, 230-239.
71. X.Z. Meng, E.Y. Zeng,* L.P. Yu, Y. Guo, and B.X. Mai. Assessment of human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers in China via fish consumption and inhalation. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 4882-4887.
72. Y. Ran, K. Sun, X. Ma, G. Wang, P. Grathwohl, and E.Y. Zeng. Effect of condensed organic matter on solvent extraction and aqueous leaching of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils and sediments. Environmental Pollution 2007, 148, 529-538.
73. Y. Ran, K. Sun, Y. Yang, B. Xing, and E.Y. Zeng. Strong sorption of phenanthrene by condensed organic matter in soils and sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 3952-3958.
74. J.Y. Guo, E.Y. Zeng,* F.C. Wu, X.Z. Meng, B.X. Mai, and X.J. Luo. Organochlorine pesticides in seafood products from southern China and health risk assessment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2007, 26, 1109-1115.
75. C.H. Xiang, X.J. Luo, S.J. Chen, M. Yu, B.X. Mai, and E.Y. Zeng. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in biota and sediments of the Pearl River Estuary, South China. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2007, 26, 616-623.
76. Z.Y. Yang, D. Greenstein E.Y. Zeng, and K.A. Maruya. Determination of poly(dimethyl)siloxane-water partition coefficients for selected hydrophobic organic chemicals using 14C-labeled analogs. Journal of Chromatography A 2007, 1148, 23-30.
77. D. Chen, B. Mai, J. Song, Q. Sun, Y. Luo, X. Luo, E.Y. Zeng, and R.C. Hale. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in birds of prey from northern China. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 1828-1833.
78. X.Z. Meng, E.Y. Zeng,* L.P. Yu, B.X. Mai, X.J. Luo, and Y. Ran. Persistent halogenated hydrocarbons in consumer fish of China: regional and global implications for human exposure. Environmental Science and Technology 2007, 41, 1821-1827.
79. G.Y. Li, T.C. An, G.Y. Sheng, X.P. Nie, X.Y. Zeng, J.M. Fu, Z. Lin, and E.Y. Zeng. Assessment of potential mutagenicity in oilfield produced saline wastewater during photoelectrocatalytic degradation. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2007, 26, 416-423.
80. Z.Y. Yang, E.Y. Zeng,* K.A. Maruya, B.X. Mai, and Y. Ran. Predicting organic contaminant concentrations in sediment porewater using solid-phase microextraction. Chemosphere 2007, 66, 1408-1414.
81. J. Peng and E.Y. Zeng. An integrated geochemical and hydrodynamic model for tidal coastal environments. Marine Chemistry 2007, 103, 15-29.

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