Qi-Tang WU

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First name : Qi-Tang

Family name: WU

Date and place of birth:

November 1, 1962, Fujian,China. 

Institution and adress :

Dept. Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, 510642 Guangzhou, P.R. China

Tel/Fax : (86-20) 85288326

E-mail:  wuqitang@scau.edu.cn


Qualification and Working Experiences

01/1996-date:Chair Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China Agricultural University. 01-12/2004: Consultant on Environmental baseline studies of Project Preparation under the PDF-B grant (LIVESTOCK WASTE MANAGEMENT IN EAST ASIA, FAO); 

03-08/2002: Visiting Scientist in Department of Soil and Environment, INRA/INPL, France;

 01-12/1997: Visiting Scientist in Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

05/1992-12/1995: Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Land Resources, South China Agric. Univ.

05/1990-05/1992: Lecturer, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, South China Agric. Univ.


10/1989: Ph.D (Agricultural Resources & Environment), National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, France.

10/1986: DEA (French Master, Agronomy), National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, France.

07/1984: Bac. Sci. (Soil Science & Agro-Chemistry), South  China Agricultural University.


Research Interests and Professional Activiities:

Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils; Treatment and recycling of municipal sewage sludge; Agricultural non-point sources pollution and In situ restauration of polluted waters.


Vice Chairperson of Commission on Soil and Environment of Soil Science Society of  China;

Member of Editorial Board of the official jounal of Environmental Science Society of  China (China Environmental Science).

Council Member of Agricultural Eco-Environment Protection Society of  China.



Study and application of phyto-chemical combined remediations of heavy-metals contaminated soils. Key Projects of Science and Technology of Guangzhou City (201604020076). 2016—2018, Wu Q.T. et al.

Study and application of heavy-metals pollution control in South China. IBRD/GEF Guangdong Agricultural Pollution Control Project (Project No: 0724-1510A08N3684) , 2016-2017, Wu Q.T. et al.

Characterization of root cell wall and xylem sap of low-Cd/Pb cultivars of Brassica parachinensis Natural Science Foundation of China (41371308),  2014-2017, Wu Q.T. et al.

Fate of heavy metal-chelates in soils of Southern China. Natural Science Foundation of China (41071306), 2011-2013, Wu Q.T. et al.

Heavy metal deep layer fixation coupling with chelator-enhanced phytoextraction from contaminated soil. Project of National High Technology and Development (863 Project No: 2008AA10Z405), 2008-2010. Wu Q.T. et al.

Phyto-chemical-remediation of metal contaminated agricultural soils in mining area. Sub-Project of National High Technology and Development (863 Project No: 2007AA061001-3), 2007-2010. Wu Q.T. et al.

Interaction mechanisms between metal-hyperaccumulators and low-accumulating crops in the co-crop system. Natural Science Foundation of China (40571141), 2006-2008, Wu Q.T. et al.

Studies of the rhizoshere characteristics of a hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii. Natural Science Foundation of China (20407008).2005-2007, Long X.X., Wu Q.T. et al.

Application of specific plants in treating municipal sewae sludge. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong  Province (021007), 2003-2005. Wu Q.T. et al.

Phyto-chemical treatments of metal contaminated soils and sludge. French-Chinese Programme de Recherche Avancee (PRA E-03-02), 2004-2005, Wu Q.T., Morel J.L. et al.

Ecological treatment processes for municipal wastewater. International Joint Project from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2002-2005, Wu Q.T. et al.

Establishment of quality guidelines for composts applied to agricultural lands. Research Project of Department of Agriculture of Guangdong Province. 2002-2004. Wu Q.T.  et al.

Phyto-remediation of Zn contaminated soils. Sub-Project of National High Technology and Development (863 Project: 2001-AA-640501-3), 2002-2004. Wu Q.T. et al.



SUN Yan, YE Hui, WEI Zebin, KONG Xuhui, WU Qi-Tang*. Root Cell Wall and Phytochelatins in Low-Cadmium Cultivar of Brassica parachinensis. Pedosphere,2017 (in press) https://doi.org/10.1016/S1002-0160(17)60452-1 (SCI)

Hei Liang, Lee Charles C.C., Wang Hui, Lin Xiao-Yan, Chen Xiao-Hong, Wu Qi-Tang*. Using a high biomass plant Pennisetum hydridum to phyto-treat fresh municipal sewage sludge. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 217:252–256. (SCI)

Guo Xiaofang, Wei Zebin, Wu Qitang*, Li Chunping, Qian Tianwei, Zheng Wei. Effect of soil washing with only chelators or combining with ferric chloride on soil heavy metal removal and phytoavailability: Field experiments. Chemosphere, 2016, 147:412–419. (SCI)

Jiang CA; Wu QT; Goudon R.; Echevarria G.; Morel JL. Biomass and metal yield of co-cropped Alyssum murale and Lupinus albus. Australian J. of Botany, 2015, 63(1-2: 159-166. (SCI)

Xu Tianfen, Xie Fangwen, Wei Zebin, Zeng Shucai, Wu Qi-Tang*. Phytoremediation of sewage sludge and use of its leachate for crop production. Environmental Technology, 2015, 36(23): 3000-3007. (SCI)

Sun Y, Wu QT*, Lee C, Li BQ, Long XX. Cadmium sorption characteristics of soil amendments and its relationship with the cadmium uptake by hyperaccumulator and normal plants in amended soils. Intl. J. Phytoremdiation, 2014, 16(5):496–508. (SCI)

Qiu J. R., Guo X. F., Cai Q. Y., Wu Q. T.* Phytotreatment of sewage sludge contaminated  by heavy metals and PAHs by co-planting Sedum alfredii and Alocasia Marorriza. Intl. J. Phytoremdiation, 2014, 16(1): 1-13. (SCI)

Xu Tianfen, Qiu Jinrong, Wu Qi-Tang*, Guo Xiaofang, Wei Zebin, Xie Fangwen and Wong J W.C.. Fate of heavy metals and major nutrients in a sludge-soil-plant-leachate system during the sludge phyto-treatment process. Environmental Technology, 2013, 34(15): 2221–2229. (SCI)

Jiang CA, Wu QT*, Zeng SC, Chen X, Wei ZB, Long XX. Dissolution of different zinc salts and Zn uptake by Sedum alfredii and maize in mono- and co-cropping under hydroponic culture. J. Environ. Sci., 2013, 25(9):1890-1896. (SCI)

Guo XF, Wei ZB, Penn C. J., Xu TF, and Wu QT*. Effect of soil washing and liming on bioavailability of heavy metals in acid contaminated soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 2013, 77(2):432-441. (SCI)

Cai QY, Mo CH, Lü H, Zeng QY, Wu QT, Li YW. Effect of composting on the removal of semivolatile organic chemicals (SVOCs) from sewage sludge. Bioresource Technology, 2012,126:453-457. (SCI)

Guo X F, Wei Z B, Wu Q T, Qiu J R and Zhou J L. Cadmium and zinc accumulation in maize grain as affected by cultivars and chemical fixation amendments. Pedosphere, 2011, 21(5): 650–656. (SCI)

Wei Z B., Guo X F, Wu Q T, et al. Phytoextraction of heavy metals from contaminated soil by co-cropping with chelator application and assessment of associated leaching risk. Intl. J. Phytoremdiation, 2011,13: 717-729. (SCI)

Jiang C.A., Wu Q.T., Sterckeman T. et al. Co-planting can phytoextract similar amounts of cadmium and zinc to mono-cropping from contaminated soils. Ecological Engineering, 2010, 36(4): 391–395. (SCI)

Zhou J L,Guo X F,Wu Q T, et al. Selection of appropriate natural botanic chelators for mobilization of heavy metals in soils. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2010, 30(5):1390-1396.

Qiu J R, Wu Q T, Guo X F, et al. Direct production of turf grass using dewatered sewage sludge in Southern China. China Water and Wastewater, 2009, 25 ( 13): 52-57.

Jiang C.A., Wu Q.T., Wu S.H., Long X.X. Effect of co-cropping Sedum alfredii with different plants on metal uptake. China Environmental Science, 2009,29(9):985-990

Cai Q.Y, Mo C.H, Zeng Q.Y, Wu Q.T. Potential of Ipomoea aquatica cultivars in phytoremediation of soils contaminated with di-n-butyl phthalate. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 2008, 62(3): 205-211. (SCI)

Cai X.P., Wang F., WU Q. T. An alkaline activated sludge process with simultaneous chemical removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2008, 27(5): 2002-2007.

Li H.S., Zhang X.Y., Lin C.X., Wu Q.T.. Toxic effects of chlorate on three plant species inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2008, 71(3):700-705. (SCI)

Guo Zumei, Wei Zebin, Wu Q.T., Long Xinxian. Chelator-enhanced phytoextraction coupling with soil washing to remediate multiple–metals -contaminated soils. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management (ASCE), 2008, 12(3): 210-215. (EI)

Cai Q Y, Mo C H, Wu Q T, Katsoyiannis A and Zeng Q Y. The status of soil contamination by semivolatile organic chemicals (SVOCs) in China: A review. Science of The Total Environment, 2008, 389(2-3):209-224. (SCI)

Zeng S C , Su Z Y, Chen B G , Wu Q T and Ouyang Y. Nitrogen and Phosphorus runoff losses from orchard soils in south China as affected by fertilization depths and rates. Pedosphere, 2008, 18(1): 45-53.(SCI)

Cai Q Y, Mo C H, Wu Q T, Zeng Q Y. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and phthalic acid esters in the soil-radish (Raphanus sativus) system with sewage sludge and compost application. Bioresour Technol, 2008, 99(6):1830-1836. (SCI)

Chen Z C,   Zhang M Q, Wu Q T. Modeling desorption of soil phosphorus and prediction of leaching loss of P from gardening soils.  China Environmental Science, 2007, 27(4):508-512. (EI).

Cai Q.Y., Mo C.H., Wu Q.T., Zeng Q.Y.and Katsoyiannis A. Concentration and speciation of heavy metals in six different sewage sludge-composts. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2007, 147(3):1063-1072. (SCI)

Hei L, Hu Y M, Wu Q T, Xuan H F. The heavy metal stabilizers are used to fix heavy metals in sludge and to reduce its pollution to the soil Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2007, 23(8): 205-209. (EI)

Wu Q.T., Hei L., Wong J.W.C, Schwartz C., Morel J.L. Co-cropping for phyto-separation of Zinc and Potassium from sewage sludge. Chemosphere, 2007,68(10):1954-1960. (SCI)

Cai Q.Y., Mo C.H., Wu Q.T., Zeng Q.Y.,. Katsoyiannis A, Ferard J.-F. Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-contaminated sewage sludge by different composting processes, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2007, 142:535–542. (SCI)

Wu Q.T., Xu Z.L., Ye H., Wong J. W. C. Chemical compositions of root and stem saps in relation to Cadmium resistance and accumulation of Brassica parachinensis. Pedosphere, 2007, 17(3):352-359. (SCI)

Hei L, Wu Q T, Long X X, Hu Y M. Effect of co-planting of Sedum alfredii and Zea mays on Zn-contaminated sewage sludge. Environmental Science, 2007, 28(4):852-858. (EI)

Zeng S.C., Chen B.G., Jiang C.A., Wu Q.T. Impacts of fertilization on chestnut growth, N and P concentrations in runoff water on degraded slope land in South China. J. Environ. Sci., 2007, 19:827-833. (SCI)

Cai Q.-Y., Mo C.-H., Wu Q.T., Zeng Q.-Y., Katsoyiannis A. Occurrence of organic contaminants in sewage sludges from eleven wastewater treatment plants, China. Chemosphere, 2007, 68(9): 1751-1762. (SCI)

Cai Q Y, Mo C H, Li Y H, Zeng Q Y, Katsoyiannis A, Wu Q T, Ferard J F. Occurrence and assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils from vegetable fields of the Pearl River Delta, South China. Chemosphere, 2007, 68(1): 159-168.(SCI)

Cai Q.Y., Mo C.H., Wu Q.T., Zeng Q.Y., Katsoyiannis A. Quantitative determination of organic priority pollutants in the composts of sewage sludge with rice straw by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, Journal of Chromatography A, 2007, 1143(1-2):207-214. (SCI).

Wu Q.T., Wei Z. B., and Ouyang Y. Phytoextraction of metal-contaminated soil by hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii H: effects of chelator and co-planting. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 2007, 180:131-139. (SCI)

Wu Q T and Chen T B. Bio-Technologies to Remediate Contaminated Environments. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2007.

Ouyang Y., Nkedi-Kizza P., Wu Q.T., Shindeb D., Huang C.H. Assessment of seasonal variations in surface water quality. Water Research, 2006, 40:3800 – 3810. (SCI)

Wu Q T, Deng J C, Long X X, Morel J L, Schwartz C. Selection of appropriate organic additives for enhancing Zn and Cd phytoextraction by hyperaccumulators. J. Environ. Sci., 2006, 18(6):1113-1118. (SCI)

Huang G.F., Wu Q.T., Wong J.W.C., Nagar B.B. Transformation of organic matter during co-composting of pig manure with sawdust. Bioresource Technology, 2006, 97(15) : 1834-1842. (SCI)

Wu Q.T., Gao T., Zeng S., Chua H. Plant-biofilm oxidation ditch for in-situ treatment of polluted waters. Ecological Engineering, 2006, 2 8 (2): 124-130. (SCI/EI)

Cai Q. Y., Mo C.-H., Wu Q. T., Zeng Q. Y. Accumulation of Phthalic Acid Esters in Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) and in Paddy Soil. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 2006, 77:411–418. (SCI)

Wu Q T, Cui L H, Liao X D and Luo S M. Technologies recycling orgnic wastes in agriculture. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulltin, 2006, 22: 455-459.

Qiu J R, Wu Q T, Wei Z B Wang Y H. Preliminary experiments on drying waste plant and sewage sludge by plastic shed and sunlight. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2006, 22(5): 211-214. (EI)

Zeng QY,  Mo C H, Cai Q Y, Wu Q T. Accumulation of di-n-butyl phthalate in different genotypes of Brassica Campestris-soil systems. China Environmental Science, 2006, 26(3): 333-336. (EI)

Liu X., Wu Q. T. and Banks M. K. Effect of simultaneous establishment of Sedum alfredii and Zea mays on heavy metal accumulation in plants. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 2005, 7(1):43-53.(SCI)

Liu X., Wu Q. T., Banks M. K. and Ebbs S. D. Phytoextraction of Zn and Cu from sewage sludge and impact on agronomic characteristics. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, A, 2005, 40:823-838.(SCI)

Wei Z. B., Wu Q.T., Long X.X. Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil with mixed chelators in a co-crop system. J. Agro-environmental Sciences, 2005, 24(6): 1262-1263.

Deng J.C., Wu Q.T., Long X.X. and Wei Z.B. Effects of organic chelates on zinc uptake and accumulation by Thlaspi caerulescens and Sedum alfredii. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2005, 25(10):2562-2568.

Huang G.F., Wong J.W.C., Wu Q.T., Nagar B.B. Effect of C/N on composting of pig manure with sawdust. Waste Management, 2004, 24:805-813.(SCI)

Wu Q T, Xu Z L, Meng Q Q, Gerard E and Morel J L. Charaterization of Cd desorption in soils and its relationship to plant uptake and Cd leaching. Plant and Soil, 2004, 258(1): 217-226.(SCI)

Samake M, Wu Q T, Mo C H, Morel J L. Plants grown on sewage sludge in South China and its relevance to sludge stabilization and metal removal. J. Environ. Sci., 2003, 15(5):622-627.(SCI/EI)

Wu QT, Samake M, Mo CH, Morel JL. Simultaneous sludge stabilization and metal removal by metal hyper-accumulator plants. Transactions of 17th World Congress of Soil Sci., 2002, Bangkok, p355-1-9.

Wu Q.T. Agricultural Environment Protection. Guanzhou: Guangdong Eduction Press, 2002.

Huang G. F., Wu Q.T., Meng Q.Q., Wong J W C. Physicochemical changes and maturity evaluation during pig manure composting. J. South China Agri. Univ. 2002,23(3):1-5.

Xu Z L, Wu Q T, Yi Y L. Cd resistance of different cultivars of Brassica parachinensis. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2002,22 (4) :571-576.

Huang G.F.,M. Fang, Wu Q.T., Zhou L.X., Liao X.D. and Wong J.W.C. Co-composting of pig manure with leaves. Environmental Technology, 2001, 22(10):1203-1212.(SCI)

Huang G F, Wu Q T, Li FB and Wong J.W.C. Chemical and biological evaluation of maturity of pig manure compost at different C/N ratios. Pedosphere, 2001, 11(3):243-250.

Huang G.F., Wu Q.T., Li F.B., Wong J.W.C. Nitrogen transformations during pig manure composting. J. Environ. Sci. 2001, 13(4): 401-405.

Wong, J W C, Mak K F, Wu, Q T. Co-composting of Soybean residues and leaves in Hong Kong. Bioresource Technology, 2001, 76(2):99-106. (SCI)

Wu Q T, Jiang C A, and Lo W H T. Application of  biosorption of heavy metals by surplus activated sludge in reducing sewage sludge metal concentrations. Acta Scientiae Circumstantia, 2000, 20(5):651-653.

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