Lei Liu
19 Sprague st., Malden, MA, 02148
(857)919-6625
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Candidate for Ph.D. of Environmental Engineering
GPA 3.584
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, China
Bachelor of Bioengineering
GPA 3.6
May 2015
July 2008
Research Experiences
EOS Program: Chemical Characterization of Glycerol as An Alternative Electron Donor/Carbon Source
for Biological Nutrient Removal in Wastewater Treatment Systems.
August-December 2008
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To evaluate the chemical and physical properties of crude glycerine products, offered by EOS.
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Parameters analyzed: Nitrate, Ammonia, TKN, Organic nitrogen, Total phosphorus, Soluble phosphorus,
Particulate phosphorus, COD, TOC, TS, TSS,VSS, pH, Alkalinity
WERF Nutrient Challenge Program: Phosphorus Speciation and Removal in Wastewater Treatment
April 2009-Present
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Phosphorus fractionation study (12 selected plants in U.S.)
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Evaluate the removal efficiency of each fraction by different advanced tertiary treatment processes/technologies
Publications and Reports
1.“Treatability and Fate of Various Phosphorus Fractions in Different Wastewater Treatment Processes”. L. Liu, J.B.
Neethling, H.D. Stensel, S. Murthy, A. Z. Gu. Water Science and Technology. (Accepted)
2. “Phosphorus Speciation and Removal in Wastewater Treatment”. L. Liu, J.B. Neethling, H.D. Stensel, S. Murthy, A. Z.
Gu. WEFTECT Conference, New Orleans, FL, October 2010. (Accepted)
3.“Glycerol as An alternative electron donor/carbon source for biological nutrient removal in wastewater
treatment systems” EOS Report.
Presentations
“Treatability and Fate of Various Phosphorus Fractions in Different Wastewater Treatment Processes”. L. Liu, J.B.
Neethling, H.D. Stensel, S. Murthy, A. Z. Gu. Poster Presentation, 7th IWA Leading Edge Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.
2-4 June 2010.
“Phosphorus Speciation and Removal in Wastewater Treatment”. L. Liu, J.B. Neethling, H.D. Stensel, S. Murthy, A. Z.
Gu. Poster Presentation, Northeastern University Research & Scholarship EXPO, March 24, 2010
“Fractionation and Treatability Assessment of Phosphorus in Wastewater Effluents- Implications on Meeting Stringent
Limits”. Presented at WEFTEC 09 Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2009
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, Auto CAD, Hydro CAD
Language
Chinese: mother tongue;
English: excellent knowledge, written and spoken
Service
Treasurer of the NUGEGES: Northeastern University Graduate Environmental and Geo-Environmental Society
2009-Present
Tour Guider of 2006 Shenyang International Horticulture Expo
May-September 2006