Dr Bing Li


Dr Bing Li's research and teaching experience spread across nutrient management and recovery, urban and process water management, modelling and optimization. He is a registered engineer under Engineering New Zealand, a winner of the Environmental Technology Progress Award (2/14), and a reviewer for EU Croatian fund and top journals such as Environment International, Water Research and Journal of Cleaner Production. Dr Li is a key researcher and PI involved in research grants from Fonterra (New Zealand), DAAD (Germany), Toshiba (Japan), National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

Research | Current

My current research projects are

Project 1: Cream cheese fermentation modelling 

Project 2: Development of a digital twin for Wastewater treatment plant 

Project 3:  Drone-based hyperspectral imaging system for water quality monitoring

Project 4:  Using recovered struvite for soil heavy metal remediation 


We are looking for tops student interested in the following research area

1. Biomineralization based phosphorus recovery 

2. Development of an integrated process for sludge decomposition and resource recovery

3. Watershed water quality management from the substance flow analysis perspective

Areas of expertise

Phosphorus recovery, resource management, mathematical modelling, green chemical engineering 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Guo, G., Li, B., Huang, H., Zhao, N., Li, J., Liu, Y., ... Tai, Z. (2020). Radical-based advanced oxidation for trichlorfon degradation and phosphorus recovery: Process feasibility and reaction mechanism. Journal of Cleaner Production, 275.10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122706
  • Li, B., Huang, H., Sun, Z., Zhao, N., Munir, T., Yu, W., & Young, B. (2020). Minimizing heavy metals in recovered struvite from swine wastewater after anaerobic biochemical treatment: Reaction mechanisms and pilot test. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 27210.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122649
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wei Yu, Brent Young
  • Huang, H., Guo, G., Tang, S., Li, B., Li, J., & Zhao, N. (2020). Persulfate oxidation for alternative sludge treatment and nutrient recovery: An assessment of technical and economic feasibility. Journal of environmental management, 27210.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111007
  • Li, B., Lin, Y., Yu, W., Wilson, D., & Young, B. R. (2020). Application of mechanistic modelling and machine learning for cream cheese fermentationpHprediction. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY10.1002/jctb.6517
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wei Yu, Brent Young
  • Li, B., Yin, T., Udugama, I. A., Dong, S. L., Yu, W., Huang, Y. F., & Young, B. (2020). Food waste and the embedded phosphorus footprint in China. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 25210.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119909
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wei Yu, Brent Young
  • Li, J., Li, B., Huang, H., Zhao, N., Zhang, M., & Cao, L. (2020). Investigation into lanthanum-coated biochar obtained from urban dewatered sewage sludge for enhanced phosphate adsorption. The Science of the total environment, 71410.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136839
  • Tang, S., Wang, Z., Yuan, D., Zhang, Y., Qi, J., Rao, Y., ... Yin, K. (2020). Enhanced photocatalytic performance of BiVO4 for degradation of methylene blue under LED visible light irradiation assisted by peroxymonosulfate. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE, 15 (3), 2470-2480. 10.20964/2020.03.09
  • Li, B., Li, P., Zeng, X. C., Yu, W., Huang, Y. F., Wang, G. Q., & Young, B. R. (2020). Assessing the sustainability of phosphorus use in China: Flow patterns from 1980 to 2015. The Science of the total environment, 70410.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135305
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wei Yu, Brent Young

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 2, Room 204
New Zealand