ISEH 2018

The 2018 International Symposium on Environment and Health

Shanghai, China, December 4 - 6, 2018

 Session 1. Air pollution, climate change and public health 空气污染、气候变化与公共卫生

As the largest developing country, China has been changing rapidly over the last three decades and its economic expansion is largely driven by the use of fossil fuels, which leads to a dramatic increase in emissions of both ambient air pollutants and greenhouse gases. Consideration of the public health impact of air pollution and climate change can help the government move forward towards sustainable development with appropriate urgency. In this session, we will discuss the impact of air pollution and climate change on public health, and the strategy to control air pollution and mitigate climate change.

Conveners:Haidong Kan 阚海东 (Fudan University)         Shunqing Xu 徐顺清(Huazhong University of Science and Technology)                     

Invited speakers (to update): Jianguo Tan 谈建国 (Shanghai Meteorology Bureau)



Session 2. Atmospheric emission source and health effects 大气污染排放源与健康效应

Recently, the rapid development of air emission source measurement and emission inventory calculation greatly improved the air quality forecasting and source apportionment in China. Meanwhile, the studies on health effects of air pollution exposure are focusing on the recognition of crucial emission sources and human susceptibility. Future air pollution control policy will benefit from the understanding of human exposure and health effects of specific emission sources and air pollutants. In this session we will provide an interaction platform for scientists from air emission source research, and human exposure and health effects, supporting the policymaking of air pollution control from the source.

Conveners:Yingjun Chen 陈颖军 (Fudan University)                               Jicheng Gong 宫继成 (Peking University)

Invited speakers (to update): Hongjun Mao 毛洪钧 (Nankai University)

                                                Junyu Zheng 郑君瑜(Jinan University)

​                                                Gan Zhang张干 (Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry CAS)

​                                                Mei Zheng 郑玫(Peking University)

                                                Jicheng Gong 宫继成 (Peking University)

                                                Rong Wang 王戎 (Fudan University)



Session 3. Formation mechanism of urban haze particles 城市灰霾粒子形成机制

Haze pollution in urban area significantly impacts climate change and human health. However, the mechanisms leading to the formation of the urban fine particulate matters (PM) remain highly uncertain. The deficiencies in our understanding of urban fine PM formation hinder the developments of predictive atmospheric models to simulate climate changes and efficient mediation policies to minimize its environmental impacts. The topics of this session will include origins, formation mechanisms and environmental effects of urban fine PM, as well as future research directions.

Conveners:Gehui Wang 王格慧 (East China Normal University)                Pingqing Fu 傅平青 (Tianjin University)

                    Xinlei Ge 盖鑫磊 (Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology)

Invited speakers (to update): Pingqing Fu 傅平青 (Tianjin University)

                                             Xinming Wang 王新明 (Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry CAS)

                                             Xinlei Ge 盖鑫磊 (Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology)

                                             Huayun Xiao 肖化云 (Institute of Geochemistry CAS)

                                             Xiang Ding 丁翔 (Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry CAS)



Session 4. Ship and Port- related emissions, air pollution and their health effects港口及船舶大气污染物排放的环境及健康效应

With the continuous increase of international maritime trade, shipping emissions and their environmental and health impacts have attracted increased attention globally over the past decades. Shipping emits air pollutants that contribute to adverse impacts on climate, on air quality and on the health of people living near ports. This session aims to promote the scientific and technical communications and potential cooperation among the researchers from this field. Here we are going to organize 10-12 talks in this session, including 3-4 specially invited speakers. Welcome all interested researchers to submit abstract.

Conveners:Yan Zhang 张艳 (Fudan University)                                          Huan Liu 刘欢 (Tsinghua University)

Invited speakers (to update): Zhi Ning 宁治 (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

                                                 Huan Liu 刘欢 (Tsinghua University)

                                                 Dongsheng Chen 陈东升 (Beijing University of Technology)

                                                Yan Zhang 张艳 (Fudan University) 



Session 5. Water pollution and health水污染与健康

Over the last four decades, the economic boom in China has caused a water crisis. The uses of massive amounts of water in industrial and agricultural fields created massive water pollution. The widespread input of toxic chemicals and industrial wastewater has poisoned lakes, rivers and groundwater. Water pollution is by far the biggest threat that deteriorates the good health of people. This session will address water pollution causes, biotic exposure and toxic effects, as well as novel techniques for recovering polluted waters and future research directions.

Conveners: Shiming Ding 丁士明 (Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS)                    Daniel C.W. Tsang  (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

                   Xiaoping Wang 王小萍 (Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS)

Invited speakers (to update): Baoshan Cui 崔保山 (Beijing Normal University)

                                             Qiuwen Chen 陈求稳 (Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute)

                                                           Wei Chen 陈威 (Nankai University) 

                                             Xiaoping Wang 王小萍 (Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS)

                                             Qing Zhu 朱青 (Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS)



Session 6. Environmental radio chemistry环境放射化学

Environmental Radiochemistry is a dynamic research area that explores radionuclide chemistry in the natural and engineered environment, including aquatic chemistry and the impact of natural organic matter and microorganisms, migration and radio-ecological behavior of radionuclides, sorption and colloidal reactions. Those reactions have profound impacts on the environmental transport of radionuclides and can be innovatively engineered to sequester or recover radionuclide as environmental contaminants or resources. The significant progresses in interfacial chemistry has advanced our fundamental understanding of radionuclide’s multiscale behaviors and enabled novel materials and technologies to ensure nuclear energy security and sustainability. This session invites papers that addresses the topics above in the general scope of environmental radiochemistry.

Conveners: Xiangke Wang 王祥科 (North China Electric Power University)                    Shuao Wang 王殳凹 (Soochow University)

                   Zimeng Wang 王梓萌 (Fudan University)

Invited speakers (to update): Chao Xu徐超 (Tsinghua University)

                                                               Yubing Sun孙玉兵 (North China Electric Power University)

                                               Yuheng Wang 王宇恒 (Northwestern Polytechnical University)

​                                               Wei Li 李伟(Nanjing University)



Session 7. Urban nexus and sustainability 城市关联和可持续发展

Cities are facing increasingly  in maintaining food, energy and water security and sufficiency. To sustain urban social-economic-ecological complex systems particularly under climate challenges requires new thinking and approaches. In this session, the holistic urban nexus approach to build economic, societal and ecological resilience to global changes will be addressed.

Conveners: Yutao Wang 王玉涛 (Fudan University)                                 Chao Zhang 张 超 (Tongji University)

Invited speakers (to update): Jun Bi 毕 军 (Nanjing University)

                                             Zhaohua Wang 王兆华 (Beijing Institute of Technology)

                                             Zongguo Wen 温宗国 (Tsinghua University)

                                             Sai Liang 梁赛 (Beijing Normal University)

                                             Weiqiang Chen 陈伟强 (Institute of Urban Environment, CAS)



Session 8.Indoor air pollution and health risk 室内空气污染与健康风险 * 

Indoor air quality significantly affects human health as most population spend a long time in indoor environments. Indoor air pollution problems in urban and rural settings are different in primary air pollutants and pollution sources. The health impacts induced by exposure to urban and rural indoor air pollution could be different calling for distinct pollution control measures. It is a challenging topic to estimate and control indoor air pollution. This session will address indoor air pollution including household solid fuel combustion, indoor air quality in urban and suburban homes, and their reduced health effects, as well as control techniques for reducing household air pollution and future research directions.
In this session, we are also going to have the 3rd International Workshop on Household Energy and Air Pollution (HEAP) which aims at establishing a long-term platform for co-operations in the relevant fields at levels of research organizations and foundations as well as scientists, and also promoted the researches on household and ambient air pollution and the applications of clean fuels and stoves. The first and second HEAP workshops were held in Peking University (2015), and Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017). Representatives from international organizations, central and local governments, universities and research institutions, etc., in the area of household energy, air pollution, health and climate, in both natural and social sciences are more than welcomed.

Conveners: Guofeng Shen 沈国锋(Peking University)                           Qing Li 李 庆(Fudan University)

                     Xiaoli Duan 段小丽(University of Science & Technology Beijing)

Invited speakers (to update): Yinping Zhang 张寅平(Tsinghua University)

                                                  Rujing Huang 黄汝锦(CAS)

                                                  Linwei Tian 田林伟(Hong Kong University)

                                                  Yingjun Liu 刘颖君(Peking University)

                                                  Jill Baumgartner (McGill University)

​                                                  Ellison Carter (Colorado State University)



Special Session: The International Workshop on Green Biorefineries for Biomass Waste and the Environment 2018 (GBBWE 2018)

Biomass waste is rich in biodegradable organic matter and available in large quantities worldwide. The utilisation of biomass waste helps reduce pollution but can also provide renewable energy and bio-based chemicals for future society. Therefore, biomass waste resource utilisation has attracted increasing attention in scientific, industrial and government communities. Anaerobic digestion is an established technology widely applied in the utilisation of waste biomass but the (bio) gas produced from this process is of low value and the costs of pre-treatment reduce the cost-effectiveness; the chemical potential of the bio-resource is also lost. An increasing amount of new research is focused on the application of different technologies (including fermentation, hydrothermal conversion, pyrolysis, and microwave treatment) to make high value chemicals from biomass waste and thus improve resource utilisation. However, these technologies can suffer from high costs and secondary pollution. There is also a concern about separation steps since these can represent up to 80% of the total costs of many common chemical processes and this is likely to increase the coast for bio-biomass based processes. The combination and ultimately integration of green technologies is crucial to realise the full potential of bio-wastes as chemical and energy resources.

Honorary Chair of the Special Session: Buxing Han 韩布兴 (Institute of Chemistry, CAS)

Chairs of the Special Session: Shicheng Zhang 张士成 (Fudan University)

                                               James Clark (University of York)

                                               Changwei Hu 胡常伟 (Sichuan University)

                                               Pinjing He 何品晶 (Tongji University)

See more details of GBBWE2018 in the First Announcement of GBBWE2018




ISEH 2018: The 2018 International Symposium on Environment and Health