FEI Weiyang

Born at Shanghai in 1939

Full Professor in Tsinghua University

Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

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He graduated from Department of Engineering Chemistry at Tsinghua University in 1963 and served as an academic staff there since then. His main research field is separation science and technology, especially Solvent Extraction. Based on systematic studies of transfer phenomena, modeling and scale-up of separation equipments, he concentrated himself on bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial application and gained several theoretical and practical achievements. By using advanced measurement technology and CFD simulation, he probed the mathematic models of complex separation processes and their intensification approaches, resulting in innovation of high efficiency packings and advances equipments for solvent extraction, absorption and etc. His creative research works solved many engineering problems and produced significant economic and social benefits. He is very active on the study of Greenhouse Gas CO2 capture recent years. 

He received 3 National, 3 international and 16 Provincial or Ministerial Awards of Science and Technical. He is the author of more than 250 publications and 14 patents. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students.

He is the vice Director of Chinese Ecological Economics society, Director of Chinese Society of Circular Economy, Fellow of the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He is the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering and the associate editor-in-chief of several Chinese Chemical Engineering Journals.

Main Publications:

  1. Yi H, Wang Y, Smith KH, Fei W, Stevens GW. Axial Dispersion and Mass Transfer of a Pulsed Solvent Extraction Column with Novel Ceramic Internals. Ind Eng Chem Res., 2017, 56(14) ,3767-4306
  2. Yi H, Wang Y, Smith KH, Fei W, Stevens GW. Hydrodynamic Performance of a Pulsed Solvent Extraction Column with Novel Ceramic Internals: Holdup and Drop Size. Ind Eng Chem Res., 2017,56(4),999-1007
  3. Yi, H, Wang Y, Smith H, Fei WY, and Stevens G., CFD Simulation of LiquidLiquid Two-Phase Hydrodynamics and Axial Dispersion Analysis for a Non-Pulsed Disc and Doughnut Solvent Extraction Column. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, v 34, n 6, 2016, p 535-548.
  4. Tang Z G, Li H W, Fei W Y, et al. Performance evaluation of a novel CO2 absorbent: Dimethyl carbonate[J]. International J of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2016,44:140-151.
  5. Zou Y,  Song W, Wang YD, Fei WY, Study on Suction Effect of Impellers in a Square Pump-Mix Mixer, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 2015,48(5):387-394.
  6. Zhou L H, Wu K J, Qin W, Wang GC, Fu D G, Fei WY., Separation Characteristics of Boron Isotopes in Continuous Annular Chromatography., Science China·Chemistry, 2015,58(5), 1-6
  7. Yao HB, Fan MH, Wang YJ, Fei WY, Magnetic titanium dioxide based nanomaterials: synthesis, characteristics, and photocatalytic application in pollutant degradation[J]. J of Materials Chemistry A, 2015,3(34):17511-17524.
  8. Zhou ZY, Qin W, Fei WY, Coupled reaction and solvent extraction process to form Li2CO3: Mechanism and product characterization, AIChE Journal, 2014, 60(1).
  9. Zhou WJ, Zhu B, Chen DJ, Fei WY, How policy choice affects investment in low- carbon technology: The case of CO2 capture in indirect coal liquefaction in China, Energy, 2014:1-10
  10. Fei WY, Progresses of study and application on extraction columns, CIESC J, 2013,64(1):41-55
  11. Zhou ZY, Qin W, Fei WY, et al, A Study on Stoichiometry of Complexes of Tributyl Phosphate and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone with Lithium in the Presence of FeCl3, CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 2012, 20(1): 36-39
  12. Zhou ZY, Qin W, Liu Y, et al, Extraction Equilibria of Lithium with Tributyl Phosphate in Kerosene and FeCl3, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 2012, 57(1): 82-86
  13. Zhou WJ, Zhu B, Chen DJ, et al, Technoeconomic assessment of China's indirect coal liquefaction projects with different CO2 capture alternatives, ENERGY, 2011, 36(11): 6559-6566
  14. Zhao XL, Smith KH, Simioni MA, et al, Comparison of several packings for CO2 chemical absorption in a packed column, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL, 2011, 5(5): 1163-1169
  15. Zhou ZY, Qin W, Fei WY, Extraction Equilibria of Lithium with Tributyl Phosphate in Three Diluents, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 2011, 56(9):3518-3522
  16. Zhao XL, Liu N, Wang YD, et al, Study on the Mechanism and Energy Consumption of CO2 Regeneration Process by Membrane Electrolysis, INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 2011, 50(14): 8620-8631
  17. Guo DF, Thee H, da Silver G, et al, Borate-Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Hydration via the Carbonic Anhydrase Mechanism, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2011, 45(11): 4802-4807
  18. Gui X, Tang ZG, Fei WY, Solubility of CO2 in Alcohols, Glycols, Ethers, and Ketones at High Pressures from (288.15 to 318.15) K, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DATA, 2011, 56(5): 2420-2429
  19. Gui X, Tang ZG, Fei WY, CO2 Capture with Physical Solvent Dimethyl Carbonate at High Pressures, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 2010, 55(9): 3736-3741
  20. Liu N, Zhao XL, Wang YD, et al, Electrolytic Regeneration of Decarbonising Potassium Carbonate Solution, CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 2010, 18(4): 538-543
  21. Zhou WJ, Zhu B, Fuss S, et al, Uncertainty modeling of CCS investment strategy in China's power sector,  APPLIED ENERGY, 2010, 87(7): 2392-2400
  22. Yang WJ, Wang YD, Chen JF, et al, Computational fluid dynamic simulation of fluid flow in a rotating packed bed, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2010, 156(3): 582-587
  23. Gao JJ, Li HQ, Zhang Y, et al, Non-phosgene synthesis of isocyanates based on CO2: Synthesis of methyl N-phenyl carbamate through coupling route with lead compound catalysts, CATALYSIS TODAY, 2009, 148(3-4): 378-382
  24. Zhao XL, Simioni MA, Smith KH, et al, Study on the Interaction between NOx and K2CO3 during CO2 Absorption, ENERGY & FUELS , 2009, 23: 4768-4773
  25. Luo SJ, Li HZ, Fei WY, et al, Liquid Film Characteristics on Surface of Structured Packing, CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING , 2009, 17(1): 47-52
  26. Zhu JQ, Bai LG, Chen BH, et al, Thermo-dynamical properties of phase change materials based on ionic liquids, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2009, 147(1): 58-62
  27. Luo SJ, Fei WY, Song XY, et al, Effect of channel opening angle on the performance of structured packings, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2009, 144(2): 227-234
  28. Zhao XL, Fei WY, Stevens GW, Study on absorption performance at high liquid loads using a novel random packing: Super Mini Ring, SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,2008,  43(11-12): 3020-3035
  29. Kemiha M, Olmos E, Fei WY, et al, Passage of a gas bubble through a liquid-liquid interface, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 2007, 46(19): 6099-6104
  30. Zhu JQ, Chen J, Li CY, et al, Centrifugal extraction for separation of ethylbenzene and octane using 1-butyl-3- methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ionic liquid as extractant, SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, 2007, 56(2): 237-240
  31. Fan JH, Wang YD, Fei WY, Large eddy simulations of flow instabilities in a stirred tank generated by a rushton turbine, CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 2007, 15(2): 200-208
  32. Zhu JQ, Chen J, Li CY, et al, Viscosities and interfacial properties of 1-methyl-3- butylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate and 1-isobutenyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ionic liquids, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 2007, 52(3): 812-816
  33. Zhu JQ, Chen J, Li CY, et al, Study on the separation of 1-hexene and trans-3-hexene using ionic liquids, FLUID PHASE EQUILIBRIA, 2006, 247(1-2): 102-106
  34. Yu J, Fei WY, Li HZ, Effect of packing on drop swarms extraction of high viscosity solvents, HYDROMETALLURGY, 2005, 78(1-2): 30-40
  35. Ai N, Chen J, Fei WY, Solubility of carbon dioxide in four mixed solvents, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 2005, 50(2): 492-496
  36. Fan JH, Wang YD, Rao Q, et al, A study on intermittency phenomena in the impeller stream via digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV), CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2004, 102(1): 25-33
  37. Fan JH, Rao Q, Wang YD, et al, Spatio-temporal analysis of macro-instability in a stirred vessel via digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV), CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 2004, 59(8-9): 1863-1873
  38. Li XJ, Mao ZS, Fei WY, Unsteady motion of a single droplet in surfactant solutions, CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 2003, 11(6): 715-725
  39. Li XJ, Mao ZS, Fei WY, Effects of surface-active agents on mass transfer of a solute into single buoyancy driven drops in solvent extraction systems, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 2003, 58(16): 3793-3806
  40. Fei WY, Wang YD, Song XY, et al, Intensification of random packing via CFD simulation, PIV measurement and traditional experiments, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2003, 78(2-3): 142-145