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Nan Shen Associate Professor



Educational Background

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Nanjing Normal University, China, (2018.3-Present)

Research Fellow, School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, (2015.2-2016.12)

Lecturer, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, China, (2014.12-2017.1)

PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, China (2014)

BA, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China (2009)


Research Interests

[1] Anaerobic Digestion and Resource Recovery

[2] Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal

[3] Ecological Remediation Technology for contaminated water

Research Projects

[1] CNT effect on methanogenesis of slufate-containig organic wastewater and electron competition (In charge, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 51708481, 2018-2020)

[2] Magnetite effect on methanogenesis from phenolic compound degradation under thermophilic condition (In charge, supported by Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, Grant No. BK20160475, 2016-2019)

[3] Control and optimization of metabolic products from mixed culture anaerobic fermentation (Main participant, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 51478447, 2015-2018)

Journal Articles

[1] Nan Shen, Yun Chen, Yan Zhou*, Multi-cycle operation of Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) with different carbon sources under high temperature, Water Research, 2017, 114: 308-315

[2] Nan Shen, Yan Zhou*, Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal with different carbon sources, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2016, 100(11): 4735-4745

[3] Nan Shen, Xiuyang Xia, Yun Chen, Hang Zheng, Yongchen Zhong, Raymond J. Zeng*, Palladium nanoparticles produced and dispersed by Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus enhance the degradation of contaminants in water, RSC advances, 2015, 5: 15559-15565

[4] Nan Shen, Yingchao Huo, Jiejie Chen, Fang Zhang, Hang Zheng, Raymond J. Zeng*, Decolorization by Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus with dissolved hydrogen under extreme thermophilic conditions, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 262: 847-853

[5] Nan Shen, Shijie Yuan, Chao Wu, Yuanyuan Cheng*, Xiangning Song, Wenwei Li, Zhonghua Tong, Hanqing Yu, Rapid isolation of a facultative anaerobic electrochemically active bacterium capable of oxidizing acetate for electrogenesis and azo dyes reduction, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2014, 173(2): 461-471

[6] Nan Shen, Feng Zhang, Fang Zhang, Raymond J. Zeng*, Evaluation of the after-effects of cyanobacterial cells removal and lysis by photocatalysis using Ag/AgBr/TiO2, Water Science and Technology, 2014, 70(5): 828-834

[7] Nan Shen, Fang Zhang, Xiangning Song, Yanshan Wang, Raymond J. Zeng*, Why is the ratio of H2/acetate over 2 in glucose fermentation by Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus? International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013, 38(26): 11241-11247

[8] Wangwang Yan, Nan Shen, Yeyuan Xiao, Yun Chen, Faqian Sun, Vinay Kumar Tyagi, Yan Zhou*, The role of conductive materials in the start-up period of thermophilic anaerobic system, Bioresource Technology, 2018, 239: 336

[9] Yanan Bai, Yongze Lu, Nan Shen, Tai-Chu Lau, Raymond J. Zeng*, Investigation of Cr(VI) reduction potential and mechanism by Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus under glucose fermentation condition, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 344:585

[10] Yun Chen, Xie Jiang, Keke Xiao, Nan Shen, Raymond J. Zeng, Yan Zhou*, Long solid retention time (SRT) has minor role in promoting methane production in a 65°C single-stage anaerobic sludge digester, Bioresource Technology, 2017, 247: 724-729

[11] Guangjing Xu, Han Wang, Jun Gu, Nan Shen, Zheng Qiu, Yan Zhou, Yu Liu*, A novel A-B process for enhanced biological nutrient removal in municipal wastewater reclamation, Chemosphere, 2017, 189: 39-45

[12] Yun Chen, Xie Jiang, Keke Xiao, Nan Shen, Raymond J. Zeng, Yan Zhou*, Enhanced volatile fatty acids (VFAs) production in a thermophilic fermenter with stepwise pH increase -Investigation on dissolved organic matter transformation and microbial community shift, Water Research, 2017, 112:261-8

[13] Yun Chen, Nan Shen, Ting Wang, Fang Zhang, Raymond J. Zeng*, Ammonium level induces high purity propionate production in mixed culture glucose fermentation, RSC Advances, 2017, 7:518-25

[14] Yun Chen, Fang Zhang, Ting Wang, Nan Shen, Zhongwei Yu, Raymond J. Zeng*, Hydraulic retention time affects stable acetate production from tofu processing wastewater in extreme-thermophilic (70oC) mixed culture fermentation, Bioresource Technology, 2016, 216: 722-728

[15] Yun Chen, Ting Wang, Nan Shen, Fang Zhang, Raymond J. Zeng*, High-purity propionate production from glycerol in mixed culture fermentation, Bioresource Technology, 2016, 219: 659-667

[16] Yun Chen, Man Chen, Nan Shen, Raymond J. Zeng*, H2 production by the thermoelectric microconverter coupled with microbial electrolysis cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41: 22760-8

[17] Qin Yang, Nan Shen, Zarraz M.-P. Lee, Guangjing Xu, Yeshi Cao, Beehong Kwok, Winson Lay, Yu Liu, Yan Zhou*, Simultaneous Nitrification, Denitrification and Phosphorus Removal (SNDPR) in a Full-Scale Water Reclamation Plant located in Warm Climate, Water Science and Technology, 2016, 74(2): 448-456

[18] Fang Zhang, Yun Chen, Kun Dai, Nan Shen, Raymond J. Zeng*, The glucose metabolic distribution in thermophilic (55°C) mixed culture fermentation: A chemostat study, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40 (2): 919-926

[19] Fang Zhang, Jing Ding, Nan Shen, Yan Zhang, Zhaowei Ding, Raymond J. Zeng*, In-situ hydrogen utilization for high purity acetate production in mixed culture hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactor, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2013, 97: 10233–10240

[20] Chao Wu, Xianwei Liu, Wenwei Li, Guoping Sheng, Guolong Zang, Yuanyuan Cheng, Nan Shen, Yipei Yang, Hanqing Yu*, A white-rot fungus is used as a biocathode to improve electricity production of a microbial fuel cell, Applied Energy, 2012, 98: 594-596

[21] Min Sun, Zhexuan Mu, Guoping Sheng, Nan Shen, Zhonghua Tong, Hualin Wang, Hanqing Yu*, Hydrogen production from propionate in a biocatalyzed system with in situ utilization of the electricity generated from a microbial fuel cell, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2010, 64(5): 378-382