ZHAI YuanzhengAssociate Professor      



Research area:

Contaminant Hydrogeology

Riverbank Hydrogeology

Personal resume

Education Background:

2008-2011: Ph.D., Hydrogeology, Beijing Normal University

2006-2008: M.Sc., Hydrogeology, Jilin University

2002-2006: B.Sc., Hydrogeology, Jilin University

Job experiences:

2011-present: Hydrogeology, Beijing Normal University, lecturer, master supervisor, associate professor, doctoral supervisor

Scientific research


[1] YuanzhengZhai, Fuxin Zheng*, Xiaobing Zhao, Xuelian Xia, Yanguo Teng. 2019. Identification of hydrochemical genesis and screening of typical groundwater pollutants impacting human health: A case study in Northeast China. Environmental Pollution, 252: 1202-1215.

[2] YuanzhengZhai*, Jinsheng Wang*, Yang Zhang, Yanguo Teng, Rui Zuo, Huan Huan. 2013. Hydrochemical and isotopic investigation of atmospheric precipitation in Beijing, China. Science of The Total Environment, 456-457: 202-211.

[3] Yaguang Zhu, YuanzhengZhai*, Qingqing Du, Yanguo Teng, Jinsheng Wang, Guang Yang*. 2019. The impact of well drawdowns on the mixing process of river water and groundwater and water quality in a riverside well field, Northeast China. Hydrological Processes, 33(6): 945-961.

[4] YuanzhengZhai*, Yongli Guo*, Jun Zhou, Na Guo, Jinsheng Wang, Yanguo Teng. 2014. The spatio-temporal variability of annual precipitation and its local impact factors during 1724-2010 in Beijing, China. Hydrological Processes, 28(4): 2192-2201.

[5] YuanzhengZhai, Xiaobing Zhao*, Yanguo Teng*, Xiao Li, Junjun Zhang, Jin Wu, Rui Zuo. 2017. Groundwater nitrate pollution and human health risk assessment by using HHRA model in an agricultural area, NE China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 137: 130-142.

[6] YuanzhengZhai*, Jinsheng Wang*, Huan Huan, Jun Zhou, Wei Wang. 2013. Characterizing the groundwater renewability and evolution of the strongly exploited aquifers of the North China Plain by major ions and environmental tracers. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 296(3): 1263-1274.

[7] YuanzhengZhai*, Jinsheng Wang*, Bo-tao Zhang, Yongli Guo, Yanguo Teng, Jun Zhou. 2014. Physical, hydrochemical and isotopic characteristics of springs in Beijing, China, compared to historical properties. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 300(1): 315-323.

[8] YuanzhengZhai, Yan Lei, Jin Wu, Yanguo Teng, Jinsheng Wang, Xiaobing Zhao*, Xiaodong Pan*. 2017. Does the groundwater nitrate pollution in China pose a risk to human health? A critical review of published data. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(4): 3640-3653.

[9] YuanzhengZhai, Tianyi Ma*, Jingjing Zhou, Xiaofei Li, Dan Liu, Zhuo Wang, Yunqi Qin, Qingqing Du. 2019. Impacts of leachate of landfill on the groundwater hydrochemistry and size distributions and heavy metals components of colloids: A case study in NE China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(6): 5713-5723.

[10] YuanzhengZhai*, Jinsheng Wang, Yanguo Teng, Rui Zuo. 2013. Hydrogeochemical and isotopic evidence of groundwater evolution and recharge in aquifers in Beijing Plain, China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(7): 2167-2177.

[11] YuanzhengZhai, Yan Lei, Jun Zhou*, Muzi Li, Jinsheng Wang, Yanguo Teng*. 2015. The spatial and seasonal variability of the groundwater chemistry and quality in the exploited aquifer in the Daxing District of Beijing, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(2): 1-15.

[12] YuanzhengZhai*, Jinsheng Wang, Hui Guo, Yang Cao, Yanguo Teng. 2013. Reconstruction and optimization of tritium time series in precipitation of Beijing, China. Radiocarbon, 55(1): 67-79.

[13] Ya Jiang, Junjun Zhang, Yaguang Zhu, Qingqing Du, Yanguo Teng, YuanzhengZhai*. 2019. Design and optimization of a fully-penetrating riverbank filtration well scheme at a fully-penetrating river based on analytical methods. Water, 11(3): 418.

[14] Fuxin Zheng, YuanzhengZhai*, Xuelian Xia, Zhihua Yin, Qingqing Du, Rui Zuo, Jinsheng Wang, Yanguo Teng, Mo Xu*. 2018. Simulation of trinitrogen migration and transformation in the unsaturated zone at a desert contaminant site (NW China) using HYDRUS-2D. Water, 10(10): 1363.

[15] YuanzhengZhai, Zhihua Yin*, Xiaobing Zhao, Junjun Zhang, Rui Zuo, Jin Wu, Jie Yang, Yanguo Teng, Jinsheng Wang. 2018. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the environment of Beijing, China: levels, distribution, trends and sources. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 24(1): 137-157.

[16] Junjun Zhang, YuanzhengZhai*, PengweiXue, Huan Huan, Xiaobing Zhao, Yanguo Teng, Jinsheng Wang. 2017. A GIS-based LVF model for semi-quantitative assessment of groundwater pollution risk: A case study in Shenyang, NE China. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 23(2): 276-298.

[17] SuyaLeng, YuanzhengZhai*, Shijie Jiang, Yan Lei, Jinsheng Wang. 2017. Water-environmental risk assessment of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaborative development region in China. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 23(1): 141-171.

[18] Shijie Jiang, YuanzhengZhai*, SuyaLeng, Jinsheng Wang, Yanguo Teng. 2016. A HIVE model for regional integrated environmental risk assessment: A case study in China. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 22(4): 1002-1028.

[19] Wenjie Yin, Yanguo Teng*, YuanzhengZhai*, Litang Hu, Xiaobing Zhao, Menglin Zhang. 2018. Suitability for developing riverside groundwater sources along Songhua River, Northeast China. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 24(8): 2088-2100.

[20] Muzi Li, YuanzhengZhai*, Li Wan. 2016. Measurement of NAPL-Water Interfacial Areas and Mass Transfer Rates in two-Dimensional Flow Cell. Water Science and Technology, 74(9): 2145-2151.

[21] YuanzhengZhai, Jinsheng Wang*, Yanguo Teng, Rui Zuo. 2012. Water demand forecasting of Beijing using the Time Series Forecasting Method. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 22(5): 919-932.

[22] Yongli Guo, YuanzhengZhai, Qing Wu, Yanguo Teng, Guanghui Jiang, Jinsheng Wang, Fang Guo, Qingjia Tang, Shaohua Liu. 2016. Proposed APLIE method for groundwater vulnerability assessment in karst-phreatic aquifer, Shandong Province, China: a case study. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75(2): 1-14.

[23] Bin Hu, Yanguo Teng*, YuanzhengZhai, Rui Zuo, Jiao Li, Haiyang Chen. 2016. Riverbank Filtration in China: A Review and Perspective. Journal of Hydrology, 541: 914-927.

[24] Huan Huan, Jinsheng Wang*, YuanzhengZhai, Beidou Xi, Juan Li, Mingxiao Li. 2016. Quantitative evaluation of specific vulnerability to nitrate for groundwater resource protection based on process-based simulation model. Science of The Total Environment, 550: 768-784.

[25] Yupeng Fan, Erhui Guo, YuanzhengZhai, Andrew C. Chang, Qi Qiao*, Peng Kang. 2018. Life cycle energy analysis of reclaimed water reuse projects in Beijing. Water Environment Research, 90(1): 13-20.

[26] Yanguo Teng, Rui Zuo, YannaXiong, Jin Wu*, YuanzhengZhai, JieSu. 2019. Risk assessment framework for nitrate contamination in groundwater for regional management. Science of The Total Environment, 697: 134102.

[27] Yanguo Teng, Bin Hu, Jieqiong Zheng, Jinsheng Wang, YuanzhengZhai, Chen Zhu. 2018. Water quality responses to the interaction between surface water and groundwater along the Songhua River, NE China. Hydrogeology Journal, 26(5): 1591-1607.

[28] Huan Huan, Jinsheng Wang*, Desheng Lai, Yanguo Teng, YuanzhengZhai. 2015. Assessment of well vulnerability for groundwater source protection based on a solute transport model: a case study from Jilin City, northeast China. Hydrogeology Journal, 23(3): 581-596.

[29] Na Guo, Jinsheng Wang*, Jian Li, Yanguo Teng, YuanzhengZhai. 2014. Dynamic Adsorption of Cd2+ onto Acid Modified Attapulgite from Aqueous Solution. Clays and Clay Minerals, 62(5): 415-424.

[30] Ying Huang, Rui Zuo, Jiao Li, Jin Wu, YuanzhengZhai, Yanguo Teng*. 2018. The spatial and temporal variability of groundwater vulnerability and human health risk in the Limin District, Harbin, China. Water, 10(6): 686.

[31] Rui Zuo*, ShuheJin, Minhua Chen, Xin Guan, Jinsheng Wang, YuanzhengZhai, Yanguo Teng, Xueru Guo. 2018. In-situ study of migration and transformation of nitrogen in groundwater based on continuous observations at a contaminated desert site. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 211: 39-48.

[32] Li Meng, Rui Zuo*, Jinsheng Wang, Jie Yang, Yanguo Teng, Rongtao Shi, YuanzhengZhai. 2018. Apportionment and evolution of pollution sources in a typical riverside groundwater resource area using PCA-APCS-MLR model. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 218: 70-83.

[33] Yongli Guo, Qing Wu, Changsuo Li, Zhenhua Zhao, Bin Sun, Shiyi He, Guanghui Jiang, YuanzhengZhai, Fang Guo. 2018. Application of the risk-based early warning method in a fracture-karst water source, North China. Water Environment Research, 90(3): 206-219.

[34] Jianwei Wang, Yanguo Teng, Caixiang Zhang*, Xiaoping Liao, YuanzhengZhai, Rui Zuo. 2019. Activation of manganese dioxide with bisulfite for enhanced abiotic degradation of typical organophosphorus pesticides: Kinetics and transformation pathway. Chemosphere, 226: 858-864.

[35] Jie Yang, Yanguo Teng*, Jin Wu*, Haiyang Chen, Guoqiang Wang, Liuting Song, Weifeng Yue, Rui Zuo, YuanzhengZhai. 2017. Current status and associated human health risk of vanadium in soil in China. Chemosphere, 171: 635-643.

[36] YuanzhengZhai, Shijie Jiang, Yanguo Teng, Jinsheng Wang, Hongbiao Gu, Liang Xie, Zhihua Yin. 2015. Thirty years (1984–2014) of groundwater Science teaching and research in China: a dissertation-based bibliometric survey. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 3(3): 222-237.

[37] YuanzhengZhai*, Yan Lei, Jinsheng Wang, Yanguo Teng. 2014. Tracking the footprint of the hydrogeology research in China via scientific projects funded by the NSFC (1997–2013). Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 2(3): 61-70.

Teaching experience

Applied Hydrogeology

Modern Hydrogeochemistry

Groundwater Pollution Damage Assessment

Social service

Reviewers of Journal of Hydrology, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Hydrogeology Journal, etc..

Member of Expert Committee of Groundwater Pollution Prevention and Remediation Industry Alliance

Honorary award