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Jining Li Associate Professor


Educational Background

Research Fellow, Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (2019.04-2019.08)

Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC2&PD) (2017.04-2019.03)

Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan (2014.10-2017.09)

M.S. in Environmental Science, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China (2011.09-2014.06)

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Jinan, China (2006.09-2010.06)


Research Interests

Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils/wastes; Geochemical behaviors of mulch film-derived microplastics

Research projects

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 42007111, 2021/01-2023/12
  2. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant No. 17J07673, 2017/04-2019/03

Journal articles

  1. JN Li*, S Yoshi, Y Hashimoto, L Wang, FH Wang, S Riya, A Terada, M Hosomi. Reducing geogenic arsenic leaching from excavated sedimentary soil using zero-valent iron amendment followed by dry magnetic separation: A case study. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 724: 138203.
  2. JN Li, Y Hashimoto, S Riya, A Terada, H Hou, Y Shibagaki, M Hosomi*. Removal and immobilization of heavy metals in contaminated soils by chlorination and thermal treatment on an industrial scale. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 359: 385392.
  3. JN Li, T Kosugi, S Riya, Y Hashimoto, H Hou, A Terada, M Hosomi*. Investigations of water-extractability of As in excavated urban soils using sequential leaching tests: Effect of testing parameters. Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 217: 297304.
  4. JN Li, H Hou*, M Hosomi. Sorption-desorption of Sb(III) in different soils: Kinetics and effects of the selective removal of hydroxides, organic matter, and humic substances. Chemosphere, 2018, 204: 371377.
  5. JN Li, T Kosugi, S Riya, Y Hashimoto, H Hou, A Terada, M Hosomi*. Pollution potential leaching index as a tool to assess water leaching risk of arsenic in excavated urban soils. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2018, 147: 7279.
  6. JN Li, T Kosugi, S Riya, Y Hashimoto, H Hou, A Terada, M Hosomi*. Use of batch leaching tests to quantify arsenic release from excavated urban soils with relatively low levels of arsenic. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 2017, 17: 21362143.
  7. JN Li, T Kosugi, S Riya, Y Hashimoto, H Hou, A Terada, M Hosomi*. Potential for leaching of arsenic from excavated rock after different drying treatments. Chemosphere, 2016, 154: 276282.
  8. JN Li#, Y Wei#, L Zhao, J Zhang, YX Shangguan, FS Li, Hong Hou*. Bioaccessibility of antimony and arsenic in highly polluted soils of the mine area and health risk assessment associated with oral ingestion exposure. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014, 110: 308315.
  9. H Li, FH Wang, JN Li, SP Deng, ST Zhang. Adsorption of three pesticides on polyethylene microplastics in aqueous solutions: Kinetics, isotherms, thermodynamics, and molecular dynamics simulation. Chemosphere, 2021, 264, 128556.
  10. T Itabashi, JN Li, Y Hashimoto*, M Ueshima, H Sakanakura, T Yasutaka, Y Imoto, M Hosomi. Speciation and fractionation of soil arsenic from natural and anthropogenic sources: chemical extraction, SEM and micro-XRF/XAFS investigation. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53: 14186−14193.
  11. H Hou*, N Yao, JN Li, Y Wei, L Zhao, J Zhang, FS Li. Migration and leaching risk of extraneous antimony in three representative soils of China: Lysimeter and batch experiments. Chemosphere, 2013, 93(9): 19801988.