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Xin Song

Xin Song

Position Deputy Director Title Professor
Postal address 71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China
Postal Code 210008 E-mail xsong@issas.ac.cn


Xin Song, Ph.D., P.E. (California), Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISSAS): Prior to joining ISSAS, Prof. Song worked as a hydrogeologist/environmental engineer in ARCADIS U.S. Inc. from 2005 to 2013. She received her Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Maryland (College Park) in USA, her master's degree in Environmental Science from Tsinghua University in China, and her bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Dalian University of Science and Technology in China. In 2013, Prof. Song was awarded the U.S. "National Groundwater Association Outstanding Project Award: Groundwater Protection Award" on behalf of ARCADIS. She was also awarded the "Jiangsu Province 333 High-level Talent Project".

Research Areas

Research and development of soil and groundwater remediation technologies, with focus on in situ bioremediation, in situ thermal treatment, permeable reactive barrier. In addition, she conducts research on the occurrence, fate and transport of emerging contaminants per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

Public Duties

[1] National Groundwater Association (USA)

[2] International Association of Hydrogeology

[3] Soil Science Society of China

Awards and Honours

[1] Jiangsu Province 333 High-level Talent Project, 2016

[2] National Groundwater Association Outstanding Groundwater Project Award (ARCADIS): Groundwater Protection Award, 2013

Selected Publications


[1] Pecht, M.G., R.E. Kaczmarek, X. Song, D.A. Hazelwood, R.A. Kavetsky, and D.K. Anand, 2012. Rare Earth Materials: Insights and Concerns, CALCE EPSC Press, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Chinese Intervention Patents Granted

[1] Xin Song, Peng Jin, Qing Wang, Xing Chen.  In  situ remediation method for contaminated sites based on a dynamic groundwater recirculation system. 201910653930.X

[2] Xin Son, Peng Jin, Changlong Wei, Kang Li, Zhiwen Tang, Chengfeng Yang, Heng Fu, Xing Chen. A method for the construction of groundwater monitoring well in PRB. 201910604853.9

[3] Xiangming Tu, Xin Song, Wei Zhang, Kang Li, Na Lin. A preparation method and application of stabilizing reagent for the cadmium contaminated soil in paddy field. 201910256416.2

[4] Xin Song,Xing Chen,  Changlong Wei,  Jiaqiang Ren,  Zhengyong Lv.  A sandbox simulated device and method for in situ thermal remediation of soil. 2019100848884

[5] Xin Song, MiaoyanYang, Qing Wang, Shiyue Tang. The preparation and application of anaerobic bromated hydrocarbons degrading consortium. 201710383110.4

[6] Xin Song, Changlong Wei, Qing Wang. A three-dimensional device for simulating fate and transport of contaminants in porous media in subsurface. 201610802188.0

[7] Xin Song, Xing Chen, Wei Zhang, Zhengyong Lv, Yankun Zhang. Application of sodium peroxide sulphate. 201610154907.2

[8] Xin Song, Na Lin, Liang Guo, Penghua Yin, Zhihao Hu. Method for in situ mercury removal from groundwater using magnetite and bauxite slags, 201610035059.3

[9] Xin Song, Jianguo Liu. A comprehensive equipment for on-site ex situ soil remediation. 201410177784.5

Representative Academic Papers

[1] Chang Xu, Zhaoyang Liu, Xin Song#, Xiaoyan Ding, Da Ding. Legacy and emerging per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in multi-media around a landfill in China: Implications for the usage of PFASs alternatives. Science of the Total Environment, 2021, 751: 141767-141775.

[2] Shiyue Tang, Xin Song, Qing Wang#, Shui Wang. Effects of two surfactants on microbial diversity of a PCE-degrading microbial consortium. Chemosphere, 2020, 261: 127685-127685.

[3] Da DingXin Song#Changlong WeiZhihao HuZhaoyang Liu  Efficient sorptive removal of F-53B from water by layered double hydroxides: Performance and mechanisms. Chemosphere, 2020, 252,126443.

[4] Jiaqiang Ren, Xin Song#, Da Ding. Sustainable remediation of diesel-contaminated soil by low temperature thermal treatment: Improved energy efficiency and soil reusability. Chemosphere, 2020, 241:124952.

[5] Qing Wang, Xin Song#, Shiyue Tang, Lei Yu. Enhanced removal of tetrachloroethylene from aqueous solutions by biodegradation coupled with nZVI modified by layered double hydroxide, Chemosphere, 2020, 243:125260.

[6] Qing Wang, Miaoyan Yang, Xin Song#, Shiyue Tang, Lei Yu. Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation of 1,2-Dibromoethane by a microbial consortium under simulated groundwater conditions, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16(19), 3775.

[7] Da Ding, Xin Song#, Changlong Wei, John LaChance. A review on the sustainability of thermal treatment for contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 253:449-463.

[8] Changlong Wei, Xin Song#, Qing Wang, Yun Liu, Na Lin. Influence of coexisting Cr (VI) and sulfate anions and Cu (II) on the sorption of F-53B to soils. Chemosphere, 2019, 216: 507-515.

[9] Neel Kamal Koju, Xin Song#, Na Lin, Keke Xu, Heng Fu. Enhanced distribution of humic acid-modified nanoscale magnesia for in situ reactive zone removal of Cd from simulated groundwater. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 245: 9-19.

[10] Zhaoyang Liu, Yonglong Lu#, Xin Song, Kevin Jones, Andrew J. Sweetman, Andrew C. Johnson, Meng Zhang, Xiaotian Lu, Chao Su. Multiple crop bioaccumulation and human exposure of perfluoroalkyl substances around a mega fluorochemical industrial park, China: Implication for planting optimization and food safety. Environment International, 2019, 127: 671-684.

[11] Changlong Wei, Qing Wang, Xin Song#, Xing Chen, Renjun Fan, Da Ding, Yun Liu. Distribution, source identification and health risk assessment of PFASs and two PFOS alternatives in groundwater from non-industrial areas. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2018, 152: 141-150.

[12] Neel Kamal Koju, Xin Song#, Qing Wang, Zhihao Hu, Claudio Colombo. Cadmium removal from simulated groundwater using alumina nanoparticles: behaviors and mechanisms. Environmental Pollution, 2018, 240: 255-266.

[13] Zhihao Hu, Xin Song#, Changlong Wei, Jianguo Liu. Behavior and mechanisms for sorptive removal of perfluorooctane sulfonate by layered double hydroxides. Chemosphere, 2017, 187: 196-205.

[14] Changlong Wei, Xin Song#, Qing Wang, Zhihao Hu. Sorption kinetics, isotherms and mechanisms of PFOS on soils with different physicochemical properties. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2017, 142: 40-50.

[15] Neel Kamal Koju, Xin Song#, Qing Wang. Effective remediation of low-concentration cadmium in groundwater using nano-scale magnesia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017, 24(11): 10819-10832.

[16] Dongmei Zhou#, Xin Song, Fangjie Zhao, Baohua Gu. Soil environment and pollution remediation. Pedosphere, 2017, 27(3):387-388.

[17] Weichuan Qiao, Jingping Chu, Shaojun Ding, Xin Song, Lei Yu#. Characterization of a thermo-alkali-stable laccase from Bacillus subtilis cjp3 and its application in dyes decolorization. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 2017, 52(8): 710-717.

[18] Lei Yu#, Mingyue Cao, Pengtao Wang, Shi Wang, Yingrong Yue, Wenduo Yuan, Weichuan Qiao, Fei Wang, Xin Song#. Simultaneous decolorization and biohydrogen production from xylose by Klebsiella oxytoca GS-4-08 in the presence of azo dyes with sulfonate and carboxyl groups. Appl. Environ. Microbiol, 2017, 83(10): e00508-17.

[19] Penghua Yin, Zhihao Hu, Xin Song#, Jianguo Liu, Na Lin. Activated persulfate oxidation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in groundwater under acidic conditions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016, 13(6): 602.

[20] N. Jordan Jameson#, Xin Song, Michael Pecht. Conflict minerals in electronic systems: An overview and critique of legal initiatives. Science and Engineering Ethics, 2016, 22(5): 1375-1389.

[21] Lei Yu#, Qingwen Tang, Yujia Zhang, Rongping Chen, Xin Liu, Weichuan Qiao, Wenwei Li, Honghua Ruan, Xin Song#. A novel Fe (III) dependent bioflocculant from Klebsiella oxytoca GS-4-08: culture conditions optimization and flocculation mechanism. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6: 3498001-11.

[22] James H. Stagge, Eric A. Seagren, Xin Song#. Sorption of naphthalene onto natural and surfactant-amended soils. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2015, 142(4): 060150101-060150105.

[23] Jeong-Hyub Ha, Eric A. Seagren, Xin Song#. Oxygen transport across the capillary fringe in LNAPL pool-source zones. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2014, 140(12): 0401404001-11.

[24] Xin Song#, Eunyoung Hong, Eric A. Seagren. Laboratory-scale in situ bioremediation in heterogeneous porous media: Biokinetics-limited scenario. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2014, 158: 78-92.

[25] Claudio Colombo#, Giuseppe Palumbo, Erika Di Iorio, Xin Song, Zhaoxia Jiang, Qingsong Liu, Ruggero Angelico. Influence of hydrothermal synthesis conditions on size, morphology and colloidal properties of hematite nanoparticles. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 2015, 2: 19-27.

[26] Xin Song, Moon-Hwan Chang, Michael Pecht#. Rare-earth elements in lighting and optical applications and their recycling. JOM, 2013, 65(10): 1276-1282.

[27] Mark A. Johnson, Xin Song, Eric A. Seagren#. A quantitative framework for understanding the complex interactions of competing interfacial processes and in situ biodegradation. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2013, 146: 16-36.

[28] Xin Song#, E. A. Seagren. In situ bioremediation in heterogeneous porous media: dispersion-limited scenario". Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42(16): 6131-6140.

[29] Shiyue Tang, Qing Wang, Miaoyan Yang, Xin Song#, Lei Yu. Co-substrates enhanced bioremediation of groundwater contaminated by tetrachloroethylene (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Environmental Engineering2019,13(9):1–10.

[30] Xing Chen, Xin Song#, Zhengyong Lv, Jiaqiang Ren, Da Ding, Na Lin, Changlong Wei, Heng Fu. Feasibility of thermal remediation of soil contaminated with PAHs (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2018, 12(10): 2833-2844.

[31] Keke Xu, Xin Song#, Yingying Cheng, Qing Wang. Optimization of method for simultaneous determination of five types of volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons in groundwater by hexane extraction-gas chromatography (In Chinese). Water Resources Protection, 2017, 33(3): 47-51.

[32] Na Lin, Xin Song#, Liang Guo, PenghuaYin, Zhihao Hu. Simulating remediation of Hg (II)-contaminated groundwater using natural magnetite and commercial Fe3O4 (In Chinese). Soils, 2017, 49(1): 118-128.

[33] Xin Song#, Na Lin, Penghua Yin. Contaminated site remediation industry in China: Current State and Future Trends (In Chinese). Soils, 2015, 47(1):1-7.

Representive Projetcs

[1] Coupled in situ thermal treatment with steam enhanced extraction/bioremediation/chemical remediation technologies and equipment for contaminated sites with mixed organic contaminants, National Key Research and Development Project, 2020/01-2023/12

[2] Research and development of bioremediation technology and plastic waste disposal technologies, Science and Technology Service Network Initiative, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2019/01-2020/06

[3] Behavior and remediation for a typical PFOS alternative F-53B in soil and groundwater, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2018-2021

[4] Soil pollution risk assessment and remediation,Science and Technology Service Network Initiative, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018/01/01-2019/06/30

[5] Pilot test and its related service for the overall Cr treatment work plan for the Changsha Chromium Salt Plant Project, 2018/05-2018/08

[6] Sino-German Symposium “Fate, transport and remediation of POPs in soil and groundwater”, Sino-German Center of National Natural Science Foundation, 2017/04

[7] Research and development of in situ enhanced bioremediation technology for typical VOCs contaminated sites, Jiangsu Science and Technology Plan Project, 2017/07-2020/06

[8] PFOS and PFOA transport in groundwater and their advanced oxidation using activated persulfate, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016/01-2019/12

[9] Research and development of key technologies for in situ remediation of soil and groundwater in contaminated sites with mixed organic contaminants in the Yangtze River Delta Region, Key Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2016/01-2017/12

[10] International University Cooperation on Land Protection in European-Asiatic Countries, EU Erasmus+ Project, 2015/10-2018/10

[11] Study on in situ bioremediation and their combined physicochemical remediation technologies for typical contaminated sites in China, Key project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2013/03-2017/03