LI Anjie

  • LI, An-jie, PhD, Associate Professor


    School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, No. 19 Xinjiekou Wai Street, Beijing 100875, PR China


    Dr. An-jie Li joined Beijing Normal University in 2010 after receiving her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. Her main areas of teaching are in wastewater engineering and molecular biology. Her research interests include sludge granulation, reutilization of exceed sludge, nitrogen and PPCP removal and membrane application in wastewater treatment.


    09/2005-09/2009: The University of Hong Kong, HK, Environmental Engineering, Ph.D.

    09/2002-07/2005: Beijing Normal University, China, Environmental Engineering, M.S.

    09/1998-07/2002: Hohai University, China, Water Supply and Drainage Engineering, B.S.                                       

    Employment Record

    07/2011 - Now         Beijing Normal University, China     Associate Professor

    06/2010 - 06/2011      Beijing Normal University, China     Lecturer

    10/2009 - 06/2010      University of Hong Kong, HK        Postdoctoral fellow

    09/2005 - 09/2009      University of Hong Kong, HK        Teaching Assistant

    Research Interests

    Wastewater treatment biotechnology

    Bioenergy and reutilization of exceed sludge

    Environmental microbiology

    Water and soil environmental remediation


    Undergraduate Courses: Environmental Biotechnology

    Postgraduate Courses: Academic English of Environmental Engineering, Principle of Environmental Engineering

    Research Grants

    lNational Science Foundation of China (51478042): “Biodiesel production from granular sludge during sugar-containing wastewater treatment: characterization, mechanism, and technology”, 2015-2018, PI.

    lNational Science Foundation of China (51208038): “Quorum sensing signals (AHLs) for sludge granulation with partial nitritation-anammox: characterization, mechanism, and technology”, 2013-2015, PI.

    lPh. D. Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (20110003120028): “Mechanism and technology of autotrophic nitrifying sludge granulation dosing by modified plastic carriers”, 201-2014.12, PI.

    lResearch Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation: “Role and function of autotrophic nitrifying bacteria in sludge granulation”, 2010.09-2011.09, PI.

    lNational High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (2009AA06XK1483211): "Emergency technology and demonstration of suddenly environmental pollution accident ", 2010-2012.

    lNational Science Foundation of China/Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme (50828802): “Sludge granulation in biological wastewater treatment: technology, mechanisms and characterization”, 2005-2009.


    Journal Papers:

    lMeixi Li, Anjie Li, Qu Sun, Xiaoman Jiang, Shuhan Chen (2016) Enhancement of biodiesel production by cultivating Dipodascaceae moderated-filamentous granular sludge with sugar-containing wastewater. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 110: 38-45.

    lAnjie Li*, Xiaoyan Li, Jidong Gu (2016) Characteristics of free cells and aggregated flocs for the flocculation and sedimentation of activated sludge. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology 13:581-588.

    lAnjie Li*, Bao-lian Hou, Mei-xi Li (2015) Cell adhesion, ammonia removal and granulation of autotrophic nitrifying sludge facilitated by N-acyl-homoserine lactones. Bioresource Technology 196:550-558.

    lQu Sun, Anjie Li*, Meixi Li, Baolian Hou (2015) Effect of pH on biodiesel production and the microbial structure of glucose-fed activated sludge. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 104:224-230.

    lAnjie Li, Xiaoyan Li, Hanqing Yu (2013) Aerobic sludge granulation facilitated by activated carbon for partial nitrification treatment of ammonia-rich wastewater, Chemical Engineering Journal 218:253-259.

    lAnjie Li, Xiaoyan Li, Xiangchun Quan, Zhifeng Yang (2013) Aerobic Sludge Granulation for Partial Nitrification of Ammonia-rich Inorganic Wastewater, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 12:1375-1380.

    lAnjie Li, Xiaoyan Li, Hanqing Yu (2011) Effect of the food-to-microorganism (F/M) ratio on the formation and size of aerobic sludge granules, Process Biochemistry 46:2269-2276.

    lAnjie Li, Xiaoyan Li, Hanqing Yu (2011) Granular Activated Carbon for Aerobic Sludge Granulation in A Bioreactor with A Low-strength Wastewater Influent. Separation & Purification Technology, 80:276-283.

    lAnjie Li, Tong Zhang, Xiaoyan Li (2010) Fate of the aerobic bacterial granules with fungal contamination under different organic loading conditions. Chemosphere, 78:500-509.

    lAnjie Li, Tong Zhang, Xiaoyan Li (2010) Modeling and verification of selective sludge discharge as the determining factor for aerobic granulation, Water Science and Technology, 62(10):2442-2449.

    lGuoping Sheng, Anjie Li, Xiaoyan Li, Hanqing Yu (2010) Effects of seed sludge properties and selective biomass discharge on aerobic sludge granulation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 160:108-114.

    lAnjie Li, Xiaoyan Li (2009) Selective Sludge Discharge as the Determining Factor in SBR Aerobic Granulation: Numerical Modeling and Experimental Verification. Water Research, 43:3387-3396.

    lAnjie Li, Shufang Yang, Xiaoyan Li, Jidong Gu (2008) Microbial population dynamics during aerobic sludge granulation at different organic loading rates. Water Research, 42:3552-3560.

    Conference Papers:

    lAnjie Li, Baolian Hou (2015) OHHL mediated quorum-sensing improve adhesion, microbial activity and ammonia degradation of nitrifying sludge, The 6th IWA-ASPIRE Conference & Exhibition, Beijing, China.

    lAnjie Li, Meixi Li, Baolian Hou (2015) Production of Biodiesel from Activated Sludge with Glucose Feeding by Different Cell-disruption and Transesterification Techniques, WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference, Washington, USA.

    lAnjie Li (2012) Aerobic sludge granulation for partial nitrification in a treating ammonia-rich inorganic wastewater bioreactor, International Symposium on Recent Advances in Water Resources Management & Pollution Control—with Special Focus on China, Galway city, Ireland.

    lAnjie Li, Tong Zhang, Xiaoyan Li (2009) Modeling and verification of selective sludge discharge as the determining factor for aerobic granulation, The 3rd IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition, Taiwan.

    lAnjie Li, Shufang Yang, Xiaoyan Li (2008) Microbial population dynamics during aerobic sludge granulation under different loading conditions, The IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria.