Liuyan Yang  



Liuyan Yang  


Department of Environmental Science
School of the
Nanjing University 
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093 
P. R. China
phone: (86-25) 83686561  fax: (85-25) 83707304, 83686561


2000-2002         Ph.D. in School of the Environment, Nanjing University

                        Advisors: Prof. Xiaorong Wang

1987-1990        M.S. in Department of Biology, Nanjing Normal University

                       Advisor: Prof. Jiazhu Xu

1983-1987         B.S. in Department of Environmental Science, Nanjing University


Positions Held

2005-present   Professor of Environmental Science, School of the Environment, Nanjing University

2003-2005     Post-Doctor in Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Science

1999-2004         Associate Professor of Environmental Science, School of the Environment, Nanjing University

1993-present     Research fellow in State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Nanjing University

2001-2002     Visiting Scholar in the University of Melbourne, Australian

1993-1998         Lecturer in Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nanjing University

1990-1993         Engineer in Nanjing Combined Company


Main research interests

Long-term research focuses on microorganisms in environment, bioremediation of environmental pollution and microorganisms in process of water and wastewater biotreatment.

l         Environmental Molecule Biology

l         Microbial Ecology

l         Bioremediation of soil and groundwater

l         Microbial treatment of pollutants

l         Ecological safe

Research items:

05/8-07/12 High effect microbial degradation of remains of fish drug

03/01-05/12 Remediation of Arsenic-polluted Soils by Biovolatilization

03/01-05/12 Improvement technology of water quality for lake water source

03/01-07/06 Study on Processes of Lake Eutrophication and the Mechanism of Cyanobacterial Blooming

02/01-04/12 Release of Phosphine from Lake Sediment and its Effect on Eutrophication

00/01-00/12 Effect of Environmental Condition on Degradation of Terephthalic Acid by Pseudomonas sp.

99/01-01/6 Increasing the Ability of Wastewater Biotreatment with Adding High Efficiency Bacterium

98/01-00/6 New Technology of Organic Wastewater Treatment

98/01-00/12 Chemical and Biological Remediation of Organic Pollutants in Groundwater



  Courses Taught




Co-Taught With



Progress of Environmental Microbiology

Nanjing University


Fall 99





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Fall 04


Environmental Microbiology

Nanjing University


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Fall 05



Chemical and Biological Regeneration of HDTMA-Modified Montmorillonite after Sorption with Phenol (Environmental Science and Technology, 2003, 37, 5057-5061) was awarded the second class of natural science of Nanjing government in 2005.

Xiaorong  Wang, Liuyan Yang, Hongqiang Ren, Bin Gao and Zhi Zhou (2002). New technology of industrial wastewater treatment. Appraised by Office of Science and Technology in Jiansu Province.

Fanxiang Kong, Daqiang Yin, Zhiming Kong, Shupei Cheng and Liuyan Yang (2001). The first class of high education in Jiangsu Province for Innovation of Environmental Biology and its Teaching Materials. 


Books/Book Chapters

1.      KONG Zhiming, YANG Liuyan, YIN Daqiang, Shupei Cheng (2005). Modern Techniques and Methods in Environmental Biological Experiments.  Chinese Environmental Science Press, Beijing

2.       Liuyan Yang (2004), Study on Mechanism and Application of Combined Treatment   Organic Contaminants Using Organoclays and Microorganism (Chinese), Chinese Environmental Science Press, Beijing

3.       Lin Xiao, Liuyan Yang, Daqiang Yin and Minyue Zhang, (2004), Experimental Technology for Environmental Microbiology (Chinese), Chinese Environmental Scinece Press, Beijing

4.      Liuyan Yang, Guang Gao (2004), Physiological and Ecological Characteristics of Cyanobacterium and Formation of Water Bloom in Lake Taihu (Chinese), Boqiang Qin, Weiping Hu, Weimin Cheng (Eds.), Evolutional Process and Mechanism of Water Environment in Lake Taihu, Science Press, pp. 209-243.

5.       Liuyan Yang, Lin Xiao (2003), Environmental Microbial Technology (Chinese), Science Press.

6.       Lianshen Wang, Liuyan Yang et al (2002), Dictionary of Environmental Science, Chemistry Press, 361-379.

7.       Liuyan Yang (2000), Bioremediation in polluted environment, Fanxiang Kong (Ed.), Environmental Biology, High education Press, 361-379.

8.       Wenyi Ma, Liuyan Yang, (1998) Environmental Microbial Engineering, Nanjing University Press.

9.       OECD, Translated by Liuyan Yang, Hongjun Zhang and Lu Xu. Market and Government Failures in Environmental Management: Wetlands and Forests, Chinese Environmental Science Press. 1996

10.   Shupei Cheng, Fanxiang Kong, Wenyi Ma, Yibin Cui, Fenfang Zhou, Liuyan Yang, et al. A Laboratory Manual of Environmental Biotechnology, Nanjing University Press, 1995

11.   Cheng Shupei, Li Shenpeng, Zhen Tianling, Zhang Xin, Gao Yuelin, Yang Liuyan and so on, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanjing University Press, 1994


Journal Articles

1.         Xiaoli Shi, Liuyan Yang, Lijuan Jiang, Fanxiang Kong, Boqiang Qin & Guang Gao. Intracellular phosphorus metabolism and growth of Microcystis aeruginosa in dark/light cycles under various redox potential difference conditions. Hydrobiologia, 2006 (accepted)

2.         Lijuan Jiang, Liuyan Yang, Lin Xiao, Xiaoli Shi, Boqing Qin. Interaction of Microcystis aeruginosa and its attached bacterium (Pseudomonas sp.) for phosphorus transformation. Hydrobiologia, 2006 (accepted)

3.         WU JianYANG Liuyan XIAO LinSONG Hongbo, JIANG LijuanCHEN Peng, WAN Yuqiu. Biovolatilization of arsenic from polluted soil (Chinese). Soil, 2006 (accepted)

4.         Song Hongbo, Yang Liuyan, Xiao Lin. Research on adsorption of immobilized modif ied montmorillonite for phenol (Chinese). Techniques and Equipment for Environmental Pollution Control, 2005, 6(4): 11-13, 35

5.         XIAO Lin, YANG Liuyan, JIANG Lijuan, ZOU Di, TU Ya. The effect of signal molecular produced by attached bacteria on the Microsystis aeruginosa phosphorus metabolism (Chinese). Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 2005, 25(4):557-561

6.       ZOU Di, XIAO Lin, YANG Liuyan, WAN Yuqiu. Effects of Phosphorus Sources of Different Forms on Phosphorus Metabolism of Microcystis aeruginosa and Adhesive Pseudomonas sp. Environmental Science(Chinese), 2005, 26(3):118-121

7.         ZHANG Yi, YANG Liu-yan, X IAO Lin, GU Yu-fei, JIANG Li-juan. Anaerobic fermenta tion of hydrophyte press filtrate (Chinese). Rural Eco-Environment, 2005, 21 (3) : 54 - 57

8.         XIAO Lin, CHENG Pen, YANG Liuyan, XU Lizhi, JIANG Lijuan.  Co-degradation of Terephthalic Acid and Production of Single Cell Proteins (Chinese). Environmental Science and Technology, 2005, 28(6):37-39

9.         SONG Hong-bo, FAN Hui-qiong, YANG Liu-yan, WU Jian, TAO Xian-cong.  Research on Biovolatilization of Arsenic from Contaminated Soil (Chinese). Research of Environmental Sciences, 2005, 18(1):61-63

10.     CHEN PengXIAO LinSHI Xiao1iYANG Liuyan. Function of Intracenular Trehalose for Candida CP02 in Degradation of Terephthalic Acid (Chinese). Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2004, 23(5): 977-980

11.     LIU Hui, YANG Liu-yan, XIAO Lin, CHEN Peng. Toxic Effect of Heavy Metal Ions on Yeast Growth and Phenol Degradation (Chinese). Environmental Chemistry, 2004, 23(5): 495-500

12.     LIU Hui, YANG Liu-yan, XIAO Lin, CHEN Peng.  Production of Single Cell Proteins by Degradation of Phenol Under Cultivation of Yeast Pityroslmrum sp. (Chinese). Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2004, 23(4): 810-813

13.     YANG Liu-yan, JIANG Li-juan, Qin Bo-qiang, GAO Guang. Comparison of static uptake of phosphorus between Microcystis aeruginosa and attached Pseudomonas sp. China Environmental Science, 2004, 24(5): 572-575

14.     Xiaoli Shi, Liuyan Yang, Fengping Wang, Lin Xiao, Lijuan Jiang, Zhiming KongGuang Gao, Boqiang Qin. Growth and phosphate uptake kinetics of Microcystis aeruginosa under various environmental conditions. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2004,16(2): 288292

15.     Liuyan Yang, Xiao lin, Zhou Zhi, Daping Pei and Xiaorong Wang. Affect of pH on adsorption of phenol to organic montmorillonite (Chinese). Environmental Chemistry, 2004, 23(2): 183-187

16.     Hongbo Song, Liuyan Yang, Lin Xiao Di Zou, Xiaoli Shi. Regeneration of Fixation modified montmorillontie of phenol adsorption (Chinese). China Environmental Science, 2004, 24(2): 139-141

17.     Liuyan Yang, Zhi Zhou, Lin Xiao and Xiaorong Wang. Chemical and Biological Regeneration of HDTMA-Modified Montmorillonite after Sorption with Phenol. Environmental Science and Technology, 2003, 37. 5057-5061

18.     Xiaoli Shi, Liuyan Yang, Xiaojun Niu, Lin Xiao, Zhiming Kong, Boqiang Qin , Guang Gao. Intracellular phosphorus metabolism of Microcystis aeruginosa under various redox potential in darkness. Microbiological Research, 2003, 158: 345-352

19.     Xiaoli Shi, Fengping Wang, Lijuan Jiang, Zhi Zhou, Liuyan Yang, Zhiming Kong, Guang Gao and Boqiang Qin. Effect of temperature on the transformation of exogenous 32P in water column, Microcystis aeruginosa and sediments. Chinese Journal of applied Ecology, 2003, 14(11): 1967-1970

20.     Lijuan Jiang, Xiaoli Shi, Liuyan Yang, Lin Xiao, Fengping Wang, Guang Gao and Boqiang Qin. Effect of free-living adhesive Pseudomonas on the release of 32P from Microcysits aeruginosa (Chinese). ACTA Scientiae Circumstantiae, 2003,23(4):521-524

21.     Jian Wu, Yang Liuyan, Huo Huiqin and Xiao Li. Treatment of wastewater containing terephthalic acid using organoclay-biological fluidized bed (Chinese). China Environmental Science, 2003, 23(3): 251-254

22.     Peng chen, Lin Xiao, Jian Wu, Hui Liu, Liuyan Yang and Jianzhong Zhu. Degradation of terephthalic acid using yeast and its activity (Chinese). China Environmental Science, 2003, 23(4): 412-416

23.     Liuyan Yang, Zhi Zhou and Lin Xiao. Study on adsription of phenol to HDTMA-modified Montmorillonite and tis Mechanism. Shanghai Environmental Sciences, 2003,22(7)456458

24.     Xiaoli Shi, Fengping Wang, Lijuan Jiang, Liuyan Yang, Zhiming Kong and Boqiang Qin. Effect of Light length on the movement of exogenous phosphorus within simulative aqueous eco-systems (Chinese). Environmental Science, 200324(1)40-45

25.     Shi Xiaoli, Wang Fengping, Jiang Lijuan Yang Liuyan, Kong Zhiming, Gao Guang and Qin Boqiang. Effect of disturbance on the movement of exogenous phosphorus in simulative aquatic eco-systems (Chinese). China Environmental Science 200222(6)537-541

26.     Bin Gao, Zhongyan Xu, Xiaorong Wang and Liuyan Yang. Application of organoclay to industrial wastewater treatment. Industrial Water Treatment, 2002, 22(4):29-32

27.     Liuyan Yang, Lijuan Jiang, Zhi Zhou, Yuangao Chen and Xiaorong Wang. The sedimentation capabilities of hexadecyltrimethylammonium-modified montmorillonites. Chemosphere, 2002, 8: 461-466

28.     Liuyan Yang, Fu Qiuqin, Jiang Lijuan and Wang Xiaorong, Stability of HDTMA modified montmorillonite (Chinese). Environmental Science, 2002, 23(2): 87-91

29.     Liuyan Yang, Fu Qiuqin, Jian Lijuan Zhou Zhi, Pei Daping and Wang Xiaorong. The stability of organic matters adsorbed on organoclay (Chinese). China Environmental Science, 2002, 22(1):52-55

30.     Liuyan Yang, Wang Yueqiu and Wang Xiaorong, Prevention of Environment. Technology of Pollution Control, 2002, 15(1): 28-30

31.     Min Zhang, Shi Xiaoli, Jiang Lijuan, Yang Liuyan, Gao Guang and Qin Bpqiang. Effects of two exogenous phosphorus and shake on the growth of Microcystis aeruginosa. Chin J App; Environ Biol, 2002, 8(5): 507-510

32.     Zhi Zhou, Liuyan Yang. Screening of Phenol degrading Yeast and Its Characteristics. Journal of Nanjing University (Natural Sciences), 2001, 37(6):722-239

33.     Liuyan Yang, Wenyi Ma and Huixian Zou. Mutation of organic matters in drinking water in progress of ozone and biological active carbon treatment. Carcinogenesis, Teratogenesis and Mutagenesis, 2001, 13(4): 254

34.     Bin Gao, Liuyan Yang, Xiaorong Wang, Jingchan Zhao and Guangyao Sheng.  Influence of modified soils on the removal of diesel fuel oil from water and the growth of oil degradation microorganism. Chemosphere, 2000, 41: 419-426.

35.     Bin Gao, Xiaorong Wang, Ming Zhang, Hua Huang, Liuyan Yang. Sorption of oil in simulated oil polluted water by modified soils (Chinese). Environmental Science, 2000, 21(3): 89-92

36.     Liuyan Yang and Feng Jiang. Pilot study on treatment of sulfide wastewater using biological contact oxidation process of two stages (Chinese). Chinese J. Appl. Environ. Biol., 1999, 5(Suppl): 99-101.

37.     Liuyan Yang and Feng Jiang. Pilot study on biofilm treatment of sulfide wastewater using hydrolysis-oxidation process (Chinese). Environmental protection of chemical Indusity, 1999, 19(3): 181-183

38.     Liuyan Yang, Wenyi Ma, Jianwei Wang and Yinpeng Wang. Study on biodegradation of phenolic wastewater by MD three-phase fluidized bed (Chinese). Environmental Science, 1998, 19(6): 63-65.

39.     Liuyan Yang, Xiang Xu, Shuiyuan Zhu and Wenyi Ma. Study on treatment of dyestuffs wastewater by electrolisis of complex catalysis. China Environmental Science, 1998, 18(6):557-560

40.     Liuyan Yang, Suolan Wu and Tao Song. Autocontrol of fluorin wastewater treatment. Water and Wastewater Engineering, 1998, 24(7): 42-44

41.     Liuyan Yang and Feng Jiang. Study on polit treatment of wastewater of sulphide using hydrolysis-aerobic biofilm process (Chinese). Pollution Control Technology, 1998, 11(2):68-70

42.     Ningqiang Chen, Jianxin Zhu, Liuyan Yang, Wenyi Ma. Mutation of organic matters in drinking water. Carcinogenesis, Teratogenesis and Mutagenesis, 1997, 9(6): 355

43.     Liuyan Yang, Wenyi Ma and Feng Jiang. Study on treatment of wastewater of sulphide using hydrolysis-aerobic process (Chinese). China Environmental Science, 1996, 16(6):443-446

44.     Shupei Cheng, Yibin Cui and Liuyan Yang. Progress in biotechnique for breeding of high flocculating microorganisms. Advances in Environmental Science, 3(1): 65-69

45.     Wenyi Ma, Liuyan Yang and Shupei Chen, Progress of  fermentation of wastes ethanol. Advances in Environmental Science, 2(3): 58-64

46.     Liuyan Yang, Jiazhu Xu. Seasonal changes of Number and biomass of zooperiphyton in Xuanwu Lake (Chinese). Journal of Lake Sciences, 1993, 5(3): 253-260.

47.     Liuyan Yang, Jiazhu Xu. Comparison of zooperiphyton on different artificial materials. Environmental Monitor Management and Technology. 1993, 5(1): 20-23

48.     Liuyan Yang, Wenyi Ma. Effect of oil wastewater on speries, quanitity and biomass of micro zooplankton on roots of Eichhornia crassipes (Chinese). Environmental Science, 1993, 14(2): 67-70

49.     Liuyan Yang, Jiazhu Xu. Research on Zooperiphyton community expiratory as an index of biological monitor (Chinese). Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Natural Science), 1992, 15(4): 68-73

Papers in Conference Proceedings

 1.  Liuyan Yang, Iin Xiao, Xiaoli Shi and Lijyuan Jiang (2003), Microorganisms and water Eutrophication. 6th National Symposoum on Environmental Microbiology. Chengdu China, Sep. 21 – 25. P 28-29

2.   Liuyan Yang, Lijuan Jiang and Lin Xiao, The Interaction of Microcysits aeruginosa with attached bacteria. Annual Scientific Meeting of Nanjing Institute of Microbiology, 2003. P 61-65

3.    Liuyan Yang, Xiaoli Shi, Lin Xiao and Fenping Wang (2002). Movement of exogenous 32P in simulative ecosystems under different condetion. The first National Symposium on Environment Chemisty. Hanzhou, China, P 268-269

4.  Liuyan Yang, Yifei Gu and Zhi Zhou (2001), Microbial degradation of benzene. 5th National Symposoum on Environmental Microbiology.  Nanjing China, Sep. 21 – 25. P 28-29


1.      Liuyan Yang (2000). Three-phase fluidized bed with middle sedimentation. Chinese Patent.

2.      YANG Liu-yan, ZHANG Yi, GU Yu-fei, X IAO Lin, JIANG Li-juan (2005).  Solid-state fermentation of aquatic macrophyte to produce single cell protein. Chinese Invent Patent, Application No. 200510038613.5

3.      WU JianYANG Liuyan XIAO LinSONG Hongbo, JIANG Lijuan (2006). Treatment of arsenic from polluted soil, Chinese Invent Patent, Application No. 200610038301.9