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Kai Yu

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Dr. Kai Yu graduated from School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), majoring Groundwater Science and Technology. Currently, Dr. Kai Yu is an engineer in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. Dr. Kai Yu is in charge of the instruments for environmental tracing studies such as gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer. His research focus on (1) Technology of environmental stable isotopes; (2) Stable isotope geochemistry; (3) Hydrogeochemical investigation and monitoring.

 

Education

2011.09-2016.06, Ph.D. in Groundwater Science and Technology, School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2014.11-2015.11, Visiting Student (funded by China Scholarship Council) at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007.09-2011.06, B.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

 

Work Experience
2018.10-present, Engineer, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
2016.07-2018.10, Postdoctor, School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2016.07-2018.09, Visiting Scholar, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

 

Award
2015, National Scholarship for Ph.D. student, Chinese Ministry of Education


Research Interests

(1) Technology of environmental stable isotopes
(2) Stable isotope geochemistry
(3) Hydrogeochemical investigation and monitoring

 

Research Project
2018.01-2020.12, National Natural Science Foundation, Influences of Heterogeneity in Hyporheic Zone on Denitrification-dependent Anaerobic Methane Oxidation (41702275)

 

Published Works
1. Qianqian Li, Lin Xie, Yi Jiang, John D. Forner, Kai Yu, Peng Liao*, Chongxuan Liu*. Formation and stability of NOM-Mn(III) colloids in aquatic environments. [J] Water Research. 2019, 149, 190-201.
2. Hehuan Liao, Kai Yu, Yanhua Duan, Binrui Li, Leiyu He, Chongxuan Liu*. Profiling microbial communities in a watershed undergoing intensive anthropogenic activities. [J] Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 647: 1137-1147.
3. Yanhua Duan, Michael V. Schaefer, Yanxin Wang*, Yiqun Gan, Kai Yu, Yamin Deng, Scott Fendorf*. Experimental constraints on redox-induced arsenic release and retention from aquifer sediments in the central Yangtze River Basin. [J] Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 649: 629-639.
4. Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Chongxuan Liu, Yanhua Duan, Li Han, Yanan Zhang. Organic carbon sources and controlling processes on aquifer arsenic cycling in the Jianghan Plain, central China [J] Chemosphere. 2018, 208: 773-781.
5. Yanhua Duan, Yiqun Gan, Yanxin Wang*, Chongxuan Liu, Kai Yu, Yamin Deng, Ke Zhao, Chuangju Dong. Arsenic speciation in aquifer sediment under varying groundwater regime and redox conditions at Jianghan Plain of Central China. [J] Science of the Total Environment. 2017, 607-608: 992-1000.
6. Yanan Zhang, Li Han, Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*. The Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Competitive Adsorption to Goethite, during Arsenic Mobilization. [J] Procedia Earth and Planetary Science. 2017: 424-427.
7. Yanan Zhang, Yiqun Gan*, Xiaoqian Li, Yunde Liu, Kai Yu, Bin Zhang. Water Chemical Characteristics and Controlling Factors of the Yangtze River in the Wet Season, 2013. [J] Resources and Environment in the Yangtze Basin, 2016, 25(4), 645-654. (In Chinese)
8. Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Li Han, Yunde Liu. A persulfate oxidation method for stable isotope analysis of dissolved organic carbon and the influence of inorganic ions on the results. [J] International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 2015, 392: 63-68.
9. Kai Yu, Aiguo Zhou*, Xiaoqian Li, Tingting Yu, Yunde Liu. 17O-excess of Sulfate Deposits in the Ejin Basin of Inner Mongolia and Its Implications. [J] Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 2014, 35(3): 314-320. (In Chinese)
10. Tingting Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Kai Yu, Yunde Liu. Investigation of stable C and Cl isotope effects of trichloroethene and tetrachloroethylene during evaporation at different temperatures. [J] Journal of Earth Science, 2014, 25(4): 735-740.
11. Yiqun Gan*, Tingting Yu, Aiguo Zhou, Yunde Liu, Kai Yu, Li Han. Variability in the carbon isotope fractionation of trichloroethene on its reductive dechlorination by vitamin B12. [J] Environmental Science Processes & Impacts. 2014, 16: 1882-1888.
12. Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Yunde Liu, Li Han. A precise, accurate and fast determination method of δ13C value in dissolved organic carbon using gas chromatography combined with isotope ratio mass spectrometry. [C] Goldschmidt 2014, June 8-13, Sacramento, California, USA. (Abstract)
13. Liwen Li, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Li Han, Kai Yu, Tingting Yu. Characteristics of Trichloroethylene Degradation by Burkholderia cepacia. G4. [J] Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 37(5): 1-4. (In Chinese)
14. Yiqun Gan*, Kai Yu, Aiguo Zhou, Tingting Yu, Yunde Liu, Liwen Li. Isotopic Fingerprint Analysis of Carbon and Chlorine of Volatile Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Based on GasBench-IRMS, 2013, 32(6): 110-115. (In Chinese)
15. Liwen Li, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Yunde Liu, Tingting Yu, Kai Yu. Study of Effectively Extracting Nitrate by Anion Exchange Column. [J] Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 35(12J): 54-57. (In Chinese)

Research Interests

(1) Technology of environmental stable isotopes
(2) Stable isotope geochemistry
(3) Hydrogeochemical investigation and monitoring

 

Research Project
2018.01-2020.12, National Natural Science Foundation, Influences of Heterogeneity in Hyporheic Zone on Denitrification-dependent Anaerobic Methane Oxidation (41702275)

Published Works
1. Qianqian Li, Lin Xie, Yi Jiang, John D. Forner, Kai Yu, Peng Liao*, Chongxuan Liu*. Formation and stability of NOM-Mn(III) colloids in aquatic environments. [J] Water Research. 2019, 149, 190-201.
2. Hehuan Liao, Kai Yu, Yanhua Duan, Binrui Li, Leiyu He, Chongxuan Liu*. Profiling microbial communities in a watershed undergoing intensive anthropogenic activities. [J] Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 647: 1137-1147.
3. Yanhua Duan, Michael V. Schaefer, Yanxin Wang*, Yiqun Gan, Kai Yu, Yamin Deng, Scott Fendorf*. Experimental constraints on redox-induced arsenic release and retention from aquifer sediments in the central Yangtze River Basin. [J] Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 649: 629-639.
4. Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Chongxuan Liu, Yanhua Duan, Li Han, Yanan Zhang. Organic carbon sources and controlling processes on aquifer arsenic cycling in the Jianghan Plain, central China [J] Chemosphere. 2018, 208: 773-781.
5. Yanhua Duan, Yiqun Gan, Yanxin Wang*, Chongxuan Liu, Kai Yu, Yamin Deng, Ke Zhao, Chuangju Dong. Arsenic speciation in aquifer sediment under varying groundwater regime and redox conditions at Jianghan Plain of Central China. [J] Science of the Total Environment. 2017, 607-608: 992-1000.
6. Yanan Zhang, Li Han, Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*. The Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Competitive Adsorption to Goethite, during Arsenic Mobilization. [J] Procedia Earth and Planetary Science. 2017: 424-427.
7. Yanan Zhang, Yiqun Gan*, Xiaoqian Li, Yunde Liu, Kai Yu, Bin Zhang. Water Chemical Characteristics and Controlling Factors of the Yangtze River in the Wet Season, 2013. [J] Resources and Environment in the Yangtze Basin, 2016, 25(4), 645-654. (In Chinese)
8. Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Li Han, Yunde Liu. A persulfate oxidation method for stable isotope analysis of dissolved organic carbon and the influence of inorganic ions on the results. [J] International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 2015, 392: 63-68.
9. Kai Yu, Aiguo Zhou*, Xiaoqian Li, Tingting Yu, Yunde Liu. 17O-excess of Sulfate Deposits in the Ejin Basin of Inner Mongolia and Its Implications. [J] Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 2014, 35(3): 314-320. (In Chinese)
10. Tingting Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Kai Yu, Yunde Liu. Investigation of stable C and Cl isotope effects of trichloroethene and tetrachloroethylene during evaporation at different temperatures. [J] Journal of Earth Science, 2014, 25(4): 735-740.
11. Yiqun Gan*, Tingting Yu, Aiguo Zhou, Yunde Liu, Kai Yu, Li Han. Variability in the carbon isotope fractionation of trichloroethene on its reductive dechlorination by vitamin B12. [J] Environmental Science Processes & Impacts. 2014, 16: 1882-1888.
12. Kai Yu, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Yunde Liu, Li Han. A precise, accurate and fast determination method of δ13C value in dissolved organic carbon using gas chromatography combined with isotope ratio mass spectrometry. [C] Goldschmidt 2014, June 8-13, Sacramento, California, USA. (Abstract)
13. Liwen Li, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Li Han, Kai Yu, Tingting Yu. Characteristics of Trichloroethylene Degradation by Burkholderia cepacia. G4. [J] Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 37(5): 1-4. (In Chinese)
14. Yiqun Gan*, Kai Yu, Aiguo Zhou, Tingting Yu, Yunde Liu, Liwen Li. Isotopic Fingerprint Analysis of Carbon and Chlorine of Volatile Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Based on GasBench-IRMS, 2013, 32(6): 110-115. (In Chinese)
15. Liwen Li, Yiqun Gan*, Aiguo Zhou, Yunde Liu, Tingting Yu, Kai Yu. Study of Effectively Extracting Nitrate by Anion Exchange Column. [J] Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 35(12J): 54-57. (In Chinese)