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Hongmin Yang Professor

Academic Area: 
Energy Clean Conversion and Utilization,Clean Combustion Technology, Emission Control Technology
Research Interests: 
  • Treatment of NOx/SO2/ Hg in coal-fired flue gas using sorbent based on carbon material
  • Emission Control by Plasma and Electric Catalytic Oxidation
  • Carbon Emission Reduction by Oxyfuel Technology for Power Plant
Bio: 

 
Education

  • Ph.D. 1996.9- 1999.10 

Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. 
Thermal Energy Engineering Research Institute. 
Major: Thermal Energy Engineering. 
(Turbulent Combustion and Pollution Control)
 

  • M.Sc. 1993.9-1996.6 

Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. 
Thermal Energy Engineering Research Institute. 
Major: Thermal Energy Engineering. 
(Combustion Diagnostic based on Image Processing Technique) 

  • B.Sc. 1989.9-1993.7 

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shan’xi Province. 
Dept. of Energy & Power Engineering. 
Major: Thermal Energy Engineering. 

 

Academic Title

  • Council member of Engineering Thermophysics Society of Jiangsu Province.
  • Council member of Particle Engineering Society of Jiangsu Province.
  • Academic leaders of the “Talent Program” of Jiangsu Province.

Professional Experiences


Thirteen years of Research and Project Development, three years of international cooperation. Fifteen years of teaching. Principal Investigator of 8 projects, and 2 patents in Chinese. 

2007.4-present Professor, Vice Dean, School of Energy and Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing Normal University; Responsible for teaching and researching on clean combustion technology, emission control technology. 

Project includes: 

 

  • The National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program ) (Grant number:2006CB200302), “The correlation and transition of the chlorine, sulfur, mercury during the coal-fired process”. 2006-2010 
  • The National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant number: 50976049), “Study on the Enhanced Effect of the Photocatalytic-assisted Plasma on Mercury Oxidization in Flue Gas”. 2009-2012 
  • The Natural Science Foundation of China. (Grant number: 51506099) “Study on the simultaneous  removal of heavy metal  and PM2.5 based on wet flue gas desulfurization system”. 2016-2018
  •  The Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province. (Grant number: BK2007532) “Treatment of NOx/SO2/ Hg in coal-fired flue gas using sorbent based on carbon material”. 2007-2009 
  • The Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province. (Grant number: BK2013325) “Study on simultaneous  removal of heavy metal  and fine particles from coal-fired flue gas”. 2013-2016 
  • The Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province. (Grant number: BK2011231) “Characteristics of cooperative catalytic adsorption for SO2/NOx/Hg by activated carbon modified with nano-membrane of titanium dioxide chelating transition metal ion”. 2011-2014 

2014.5-2015.2 
−−−Senior Visiting Scholar, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A. Program of the foundation of the Scholarship Council of China. Research interests focus on the Emission Control by Plasma and Electric Catalytic Oxidation. 

2010.9-2011.2 
−−−Senior Visiting Scholar, Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology, University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. Research interests focus on the Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage for power plant. 
Project includes: (As Chief Participant) 

  • ADECOS Components - Component Development and Process Optimisation for Oxyfuel. 

2003.2-2005.5 
−−−Senior Research Associate, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology, Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, KY,42101, USA. Research interests focus on the control and measuring of mercury emission for power plant. 
Project includes: (As Chief Participant) 

  • Establishment of a Demonstration Laboratory for Co-firing Refuse Derived Fuels with High Sulfur Coals, (DOE, USA) 
  • The Relationship Among Mercury Emission and Its Speciation and Boiler Configuration, Fuel Properties, Operating Parameter in Full Scale Boilers at East Kentucky Power Cooperative, EPRI/EKPC. 
  • Relationship between Coal Chlorine and Corrosion in a Power Plant Boiler, ICCI. 
  • Field Testing Combining High Chlorine Coal with Control Technology to Minimize Hg Emissions In Utility Boiler with Low-NOx Burner, EPRI 
  • Mercury Measurements at TVA Paradise, EPRI/DOE 
  • Mercury Measurements at EKPC Spurlock, EKPC 
  • Mercury Measurements at Cinergy Cop., Cinergy. 
  • Impact of activated carbon injection combustion modification and Optimization on Hg removal, Brayton Point. 
  • Hg Speciation base-lining, and optimization, B&W. 
  • Impact of SCR and WFGD on Hg Speciation, TVA/Paradise 
  • Impact of SCR and WFGD on Hg Speciation, , Hooiser/Merom. 
  • Hg Speciation base-lining, Hg reemission at WFGD, Dominion/Mt.Storm 

2001.11-2003.2 and 2005.5-2007.4 
−−−Associate Professor, School of Power Engineering, Nanjing Normal University 
Research interests focus on the Pre-treatment of the coal based on the microwave radiation. The correlation and transition of the chlorine, sulfur, mercury during the coal-fired process 
1999.11-2001.10 
−−−Postdoctoral researcher, Thermal Energy Engineering Research Institute, Southeast University 
The analysis on the mechanism of NOx releasing from the coal combustion using CHEMIKINIII software package. 
as a chief participant, carried out two projects of NNSFs(National Natural Science Foundation) of China . 

  • Multimedium Measurement of Combustion in Gas-Solid Multiphase Flow. 
  • The Fractal Characteristics of Turbulent Flame Structure and The Recognition of Combustion State Using Artificial Neural Network Theory. 


Publications: 

  1. Total more than 60 papers were published in Journals and Proceedings. Two national (china) patents approved at 2009. Part of them are listed as following: 
  2. Hao Liu, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., The Integrated Photocatalytic Removal of SO2 and NO using Cu doped Titanium Dioxide supported by Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes,  Chemical Engineering Journal (2014) 243:465–472. (SCI, EI).In English.
  3. Jingjing Bao, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., The Effect of SCR System on Fine Particle Emission Characteristics, Energy and Fuel (2016) 30:1325–1334. (SCI, EI).In English.
  4. Hao Liu, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Photochemical removal of NO and SO2 from flue gas using UV irradiation, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (2014) 9: 775– 781. (SCI, EI).In English.
  5. Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Photochemical Removal of Gaseous Elemental Mercury in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor, Plasma Chem Plasma Process (2012) 32:969–977. (SCI, EI).In English.
  6. Leiyu Zhou, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Catalytic pyrolysis of rice husk by mixing with zinc oxide: Characterization of bio-oil and its rheological behavior, Fuel Processing Technology 106 (2013) 385–391. (SCI, EI).In English.
  7. Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Oxidation of Elemental Mercury with Non-Thermal Plasma Coupled with Photocatalyst, J. Adv. Oxid. Technol. Vol. 15, No. 2, 2012. (SCI, EI).In English.
  8. Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Kinetic Interpretation on Mercury Oxidation and Transformation in Simulated Flue Gases, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 46(2):320-328. (SCI, EI).In English.
  9. Wenfeng Lin, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Characteristics of emissive spectrum and the removal of nitric oxide in N-2/O-2/NO plasma with argon additive, 2009, Journal of Environmental Science, 21(6):790-794. (SCI, EI).In English. 
  10. Hongmin Yang, et.al., Transformation of mercury speciation through SCR system in power plants, 2007, Journal of Environmental Science, 19(2):181-184. (SCI, EI).In English. 
  11. Hairu Zhang,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Performance and kinetics of mercury adsorption over Tai-Xi activated coke, Huagong Xuebao/CIESC Journal, 2013, 64(3):1076-1083. (EI).In Chinese.
  12. Hairu Zhang,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Numerical simulation on mercury emission and transformation of occurrence state in a 410 t/h coal-fired boiler, Zhongguo Dianji Gongcheng Xuebao/Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, 2013, 32(14):65-70. (EI).In Chinese.
  13. Hairu Zhang,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Experimental study on mercury removal by Taixi activated coke under complex atmosphere of flue gases, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 2013, 40(10): 1269-1275. (EI).In Chinese.
  14. Meng Wang,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Characteristics of NO emission during pulverized coal combustion under O2/CO2 atmosphere, Journal of the China Coal Society, 2012, 38(6): 1072-1077. (EI).In Chinese.
  15. Hao Wu,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Influence of SO2 on the cyclic calcination and carbonation of calcium-based sorbent for CO2 capture, of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 2012, 38(6): 1072-1077. (EI).In Chinese.
  16. Wenhui Hou,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Numerical simulation on removal of NO under pulse corona discharge by chemical kinetic coupled with computation fluid dynamics, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, 2011, 17(4):368-374, (EI).In Chinese.
  17. Wenhui Hou,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Experiment on SO2 and Hg adsorption of HNO3 and NaOH modified activated coke in simulated flue gas, Journal of the China Coal Society, 2011, 36(1):163-166. (EI).In Chinese.
  18. Zhang Bin,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Characteristics of the removal of vapour-phase elemental mercury through the active carbon-supported CuO/Cl,Journal of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,2009,41(6):814-818. (EI).In Chinese.
  19. Lin Wenfeng,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Enhanced Oxidation of Elemental Mercury in Simulated Flue gas by Non-Thermal Plasma,Proceedings of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering,2010,30(2):72-76. (EI).In Chinese.
  20. Hou Wenhui,Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Chemical Kinetic Simulation of Homogeneous Mercury Oxidation Coupled With CFD,Proceedings of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering,2010,30(5):43-46. (EI).In Chinese.
  21. Zhou Bo, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al., Kinetic simulation of NO/N2/O2/Hg0 streamer under dielectric barrier discharge, 2009, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, 30(2):343-346. (EI).In Chinese. 
  22. Wenfeng Lin, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). et.al.,Enhanced Oxidation of Elemental Mercury in Simulated Flue gas by Non-Thermal Plasma, 2009, Proceeding of Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, accepted. In Chinese. 
  23. Zhou Bo, Hongmin Yang(C.A.). Neural network approach to predicting mercury emission from utility boiler, 2008, Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 24(1):55-58. (EI). In English. 
  24. Kesi Zeng, Hongmin Yang, et.al., Simultaneous removal of NO and SO2 from dry gas stream using non-thermal plasma, 2007, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 19:1393–1397. (SCI, EI). In English. 
  25. Hongmin Yang, et.al., Enhanced effect of argon additive on the emissive spectrum and the removal of nitric oxide in plasma, Proceeding of 7th International Symposium on Gas Cleaning at High Temperatures, June, 2008, Newcastle, Australia. In English. 
  26. Hongmin Yang, et. al., The characteristics of mercury speciation across wet FGD system of coal-fired power plants, Proceeding of 6th China-Korea Workshop on Clean Energy Technology, July, 2006, korea. In English. 
  27. Hongmin Yang, et. al., The characteristics of mercury speciation across wet FGD system of coal-fired power plants, 2006, Power Engineering, 26(4):554-557. (EI) .In Chinese. 
  28. Hongmin Yang, et. al., The Experimental investigation on elemental mercury adsorption characteristics of sorbents, 2006, Combustion Science and technology, 12(6): 486-490. (EI) ,In Chinese. 
  29. Hongmin Yang, et. al., Future and Actuality of the Combustion Diagnosis and Optimization for Power Plant Boiler, 2007, Boiler Technology, 38(2):1-5. In Chinese. 
  30. Hongmin Yang, et. al., Experiment on the Purification of NO With Non-Equilibrium Plasma, 2007, Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Engineering and Technology Edition), 7(2): 49-53. In Chinese. 
  31. Hongmin Yang, Fan Gu, Yiqian Xu,et al.,“Experimental studies on extinction characteristics of turbulent counterflowing diffusion”, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology Vol.8(1),2002. In Chinese. 
  32. Hongmin Yang, Fan Gu, Yiqian Xu,et al.,“Analysis of the Critical Micro-Scale With Self-Similarity of Turbulent Flame”, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics , 23(2), 2002. In Chinese. 
  33. Hongmin Yang, Fan Gu, Yiqian Xu,et al.,“ Mechanism of Extinction in Turbulent Jet Flame Based on the Turbulent Intermittence”, Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University , Vol.35(7),2001. In Chinese. (EI) 
  34. Hongmin Yang, Fan Gu, Yiqian Xu,et al.,“Practical Research on Combustion Diagnosis System for Power Plant Boiler Applying Neural Network”, Journal of Thermal Energy and Power Engineering , Vol.16(6),2001. In Chinese. (EI) 
  35. Hongmin Yang, Xiaojun Tang,Yong Liu,et al.,“The Research on Combustion Flame Recognition Applying Neural Network”, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics,Vol. 18 (4)min Yang, Yong Yang, Yong Liu,et al.,“The Study on Temporal and Spatial Fractal Character of Premixed Turbulent Combustion”,Journal of Engineering Thermophysics,Vol. 19 (2 ) ,1998. In Chinese. (EI) 
  36. Hongmin Yang, Xiaojun Tang,Yong Liu,et al.,“Investigation on Structure of Premixed Turbulent Flame Based on Measure Fractal Theory”,Journal of Combustion Science and Technology,Vol.4 ( 1 ),1998. In Chinese. (EI) 
  37. Hongmin Yang, Fan Gu, Yiqian Xu,et al.,“ The Investigation on Fractal Model of the Propagating Speed of Turbulent Premixed Flame”, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics , Vol.22(4),2001. In Chinese. 
  38. Hongmin Yang, Yong Liu, Yong Yang,et al.,“The Study on Wave Characteristics of the Coherent Structure in Turbulent Jet Diffusion Flame”, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics , Vol. 20 (6 ) ,1999. In Chinese. 
  39. Yong Liu, Hongmin Yang, Yong Yang, et al.,“Study on Properties of Acoustic Emissions and Gas-Solid Multiphase Flow in the Coal-Fired Fludized Bed”, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, Vol.5(1),2001. In Chinese. (EI) 
  40. Yong Yang, Hongmin Yang, et al., “Investigation on Characteristics of Turbulent Diffusion Flame’s Fine-structure”, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, Vol.15(6),2001. (EI) 
  41. Yong Liu, Hongmin Yang, Weimin Ma, et al., “Relationship Between the Stability and Sound Emission of the Premixed gas Jet Flame”, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, Vol.5(3),2001. In Chinese. (EI) 
  42. Xiaojun Tang, Hongmin Yang, et al., “Chaotic and Fractal Analysis of Imaging Measurements of Fluidized Bed”,Journal of Southeast University(English Edition), Vol . 13 (1), 1997. 
  43. Hongmin Yang , Yiqian Xu, “Treatment of Coal Based on the Microwave Radiation Explosion ”, The Proceeding of the 1st U.S.-China Symposium of CO2 Emission Control Science & Technology , Hangzhou, 2001; 
  44. Hongmin Yang , “The The Geometric Appearance of Counterflowing Diffusion Flame under High Turbulent Intensity”, Proceeding of the Symposium on Energy Engineering in the 21st Century, Hongkong, 2000; 
  45. Hongmin Yang , Yiqian Xu, “The Application of Multimedia Technique in the Research on Combustion”, Proceeding of the International Conference on MHD Power Generation and High Temperature Technology , Beijing, 1999. 
  46. Yiqian Xu, Fan Gu, Hongmin Yang , et al., “The Application of Multimedia Technique in the Measurement of Gas-Solid Two-Phase Flows”, Proceeding of the International Symposium on Measuring Techniques for Multiphase Flows, Standards Press of China, 1998. 

Contact

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  • Email: yanghongmin@njnu.edu.cn