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Chengjian Xu

PhD Candidate / guest

C. Xu MSc
+31 71 527 5643

Chengjian started as a PhD researcher at the Industry Ecology department of CML in September 2018.

More information about Chengjian Xu

Professional experience

Chengjian obtained master degree in Environmental Science from Tongji University in 2018, and bachelor degree from Jiangsu University of Technology in Resource Recycling science and Engineering in 2015 in China respectively. During his master study, Chengjian researched the management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) including laws, regulations, and collection practice, and also the resource recycling technology of WEEE. Specifically, he applied ultrasound technology into the resource recycling of battery waste, and also pay attention to the pollution control of this recycling process.

Chengjian started as a PhD researcher at the Industry Ecology department of CML in September 2018.

Research topic

Chengjian’s research is focused on sustainable treatment of battery waste stream from Electric Vehicles (EVs). Generally, there are a great number of treatment technologies for battery waste like reuse, cascaded use, and recycling either at industrial stage or at pilot stage. The aim of his research is to find the most environmentally-friendly treatment technology of battery waste from EVs using Life Cycle Assessment methodology, and then analyze to what extent can the treatment technology help close the loops of battery from EVs.

Former publications

  1. Xu, C., Zhang, W., He, W., Li, G., & Huang, J. (2016). The situation of waste mobile phone management in developed countries and development status in China. Waste management, 58, 341-347. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.08.037)
  2. Xu, C., Zhang, W., He, W., Li, G., Huang, J., & Zhu, H. (2017). Generation and management of waste electric vehicle batteries in China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(26), 20825-20830. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9890-8)
  3. Zhang, W., Xu, C., He, W., Li, G., & Huang, J. (2018). A review on management of spent lithium ion batteries and strategy for resource recycling of all components from them. Waste Management & Research, 36(2), 99-112. (https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X17744655)
  4. Zhang, W., Liu, Z., Xu, C., He, W., Li, G., Huang, J., & Zhu, H. (2018). Preparing graphene oxide–copper composite material from spent lithium ion batteries and catalytic performance analysis. Research on Chemical Intermediates, 44(9), 5075-5089. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11164-018-3410-4)

PhD Candidate / guest

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Industriele Ecologie

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A3.26


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