William Burgos Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, USA
1 protocol

Bradley Kaley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, USA
1 protocol

Yizhi Sheng
  • Post-Doc, Miami University
Research focus
  • Environmental science
  • soil and groundwater; biogeochemical processes; bioremediation
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, 2016


Sheng Y., Dong H.*, Kukkadapu R.K., Ni S., Zeng Q., Hu J., Coffin E., Zhao S., Sommer A.J., McCarrick R.M., Lorigan G.A (2021). Lignin-enhanced reduction of structural Fe(III) in nontronite: Dual roles of lignin as electron shuttle and donor. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 307: 1-21.
Zhang B., Liu J.*, Sheng Y.*, Shi J., Dong H*. (2021) Disentangling microbial syntrophic mechanisms for hexavalent chromium reduction in autotrophic biosystems. Environmental Science & Technology 55, 9, 6340–6351.
Guo L., Wang G.*, Sheng Y.*, Shi Z. (2021) Hydrogeochemical constraints shape hot spring microbial community compositions: Evidence from acidic, moderate‐temperature springs and alkaline, high‐temperature springs, southwestern Yunnan geothermal areas, China. JGR-biogeosciences, 126, 3: e2020JG005868.
Sheng Y., Li G., Dong H., Liu Y., Ma L., Yang M., Liu Y., Liu J., Deng S., Zhang D* (2021). Distinct assembly processes shape bacterial communities along unsaturated, groundwater fluctuated, and saturated zones. Science of the Total Environment. 761, 143303
Sheng Y., Liu Y., Yang J., Dong H., Liu B., Zhang H., Li A., Wei Y., Li G.*, Zhang D* (2021). History of petroleum contamination triggering the depth-resolved assembly of microbial communities in the vadose zone. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 42(15): 124060.
Liu Y., Sheng Y.* (2021). Iron controls the assembly processes of heterotrophic denitrifying microbial communities. Environmental chemistry letters. 19: 1865–1872.
Liu Y.1, Sheng Y.1, Feng C.*, Chen N., Liu T. (2020) Distinct functional microbial communities mediating the heterotrophic denitrification in response to the excessive Fe(II) stress in groundwater under wheat-rice stone and rock phosphate amendments. Environmental research. 185, 109391.
Guo L., Wang G.*, Sheng Y.*, Sun X., Shi Z., Xu Q., Mu W. (2020) Temperature governs the distribution of hot spring microbial community in three hydrothermal fields, Eastern Tibetan Plateau Geothermal Belt, Western China. Science of the Total Environment, 720, 137574.
Zhao S., Jin Q., Sheng Y., Agrawal A., Guo D., Dong H*. (2020) Promotion of microbial oxidation of structural Fe(II) in nontronite by oxalate and NTA. Environmental Science & Technology. 54: 13026-13035.
Guo L., Wang G., Sheng Y., Shi Z., Sun X. (2019) Groundwater microbial communities and their connection to hydrochemical environment in Golmud, Northwest China. Science of the Total Environment, 695, 133848.
Jiang W., Wang G., Sheng Y., Shi Z., Zhang H. (2019) Isotopes in groundwater (2H, 18O, 14C) revealed the climate and groundwater recharge in the Northern China. Science of the Total Environment, 666, 298-307.
Sheng Y., Zhang X., Zhai X., Zhang F., Li G*, Zhang D.* (2018) A mobile, modular and rapidly-acting treatment system for optimizing and improving the removal of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in groundwater. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 360. 639-650.
Sheng Y., Wang G.*, Zhao D., Hao C., Liu C., Cui L. (2018) Groundwater microbial communities along a generalized flowpath in confined aquifers in the Qaidam Basin, China. Groundwater. 56(5): 719-731.
Qu S., Wang G.*, Shi Z., Xu Q., Guo Y., Ma L., Sheng Y. (2018) Using stable isotopes (δD, δ18O, δ34S and 87Sr/86Sr) to identify sources of water in abandoned mines in the Fengfeng coal mining district, northern China. Hydrogeology Journal. 26(5), 1443-1453.
Liu Y., Feng C., Sheng Y., Dong S., Chen N., Hao C. (2018) Effect of Fe(II) on reactivity of heterotrophic denitrifiers in the remediation of nitrate- and Fe(II)- contaminated groundwater. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 166, 437-455.
Sheng Y.*, Kaley B., Bibby K., Grettenberger C., Macalady J.L., Wang G., Burgos W.D. (2017) Bioreactors for low-pH iron(II) oxidation remove considerable amounts of total iron. RSC Advances. 7: 35962-35972.
Sheng Y.*, Kaley B., Burgos W.D*. (2017) Enriching acidophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria in no-flow, Fed-batch Systems. Bio-protocol, 7(3): e2130.
Sheng Y., Bibby K., Grettenberger C., Kaley B., Macalady J.L., Wang G., Burgos W.D.* (2016) Geochemical and temporal influences on the enrichment of acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacterial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(12): 3611-3621.
Sheng Y., Wang G.*, Hao C., Xie Q., Zhang Q. (2016) Microbial community structures in petroleum contaminated soils at an oil field, Hebei, China. Clean- Soil, Air, Water. 44(7): 829-839.
Sheng Y., Tian X., Wang G.*, Hao C., Liu F. (2016) Bacterial diversity and biogeochemical processes of oil-contaminated groundwater, Baoding, North China. Geomicrobiology Journal. 33(6):537-551.
Jiang W., Wang G.*, Sheng Y., Zhao D., Liu C., Guo Y. (2016) Enrichment and sources of nitrogen in groundwater in the Turpan-Hami Area, Northwestern China. Exposure and Health. 8(3): 389-400.
Liu Y., Feng C., Chen N., Sheng Y., Dong S., Hao C., Lei K. (2016) Bioremediation of nitrate and Fe(II) combined contamination in groundwater by heterotrophic denitrifying bacteria and microbial community analysis. RSC Advances. 6(110): 108375-108383.
Larson, L. N., Sánchez-Españac, J., Kaley, B., Sheng, Y., Bibby, K., Burgos, W.* (2014) Thermodynamic controls on the kinetics of microbial low-pH Fe(II) oxidation. Environmental Science and Technology. 48: 9246−9254.
Zhang B., Lu J., Wu W., Xie Y., Sheng Y. (2013) The research and development of filtration media materials for application in water filtration treatment systems. Advanced Materials Research. 779-780, 825-830.
Sheng Y., Rui Y.*, Ying Yu. (2012) Heavy metal pollution in water of rivers and lake in Tibet by ICP-MS. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 24(11): 5403-5404.
1 Protocol published
Enriching Acidophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing Bacteria in No-flow, Fed-batch Systems
Authors:  Yizhi Sheng, Bradley Kaley and William D. Burgos, date: 02/05/2017, view: 7442, Q&A: 0
Low-pH microbial Fe(II) oxidation occurs naturally in some Fe(II)-rich acid mine drainage (AMD) ecosystems across so-called terraced iron formations. Indigenous acidophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacterial communities can be incorporated into both passive ...
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