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Dr. LC Yang

Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Sustainability
Agriculture
Office
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 324
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Biography

Dr. Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences Environmental Health Program and Department of Agriculture at the Illinois State University. He received Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He worked as an Environmental Engineer for two years after receiving his Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in China. Dr. Yang was a Research Associate at The Ohio State University before joining the Illinois State University.

Current Courses

145.001Environmental Health Practice

287.021Independent Study

248.001Occupational Health

291.021Undergraduate Teaching Experiences In Agriculture

252.001Water And Wastewater Control

252.002Water And Wastewater Control

398.001Professional Practice: Environmental Health Internship

Teaching Interests & Areas

Air quality, water quality, renewable energy, waste management, occupational health

Research Interests & Areas

(1) developing anaerobic digestion technologies to manage wastes and to produce bioenergy, (2) understanding the effects of air and water pollutants on human health and developing mitigation methods, and (3) recovering nutrients from wastes.

Ph D Agricultural & Biological Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

MS Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

BS Environmental Science

Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Most Cited Articles

Bioresource Technology
2021

CAST Outstanding Teacher (pre-tenure)

CAST
2020

CAST Outstanding Researcher Award

College of Applied Science and Technology
2017

Illinois State University Research Initiative Award

Illinois State University
2017

Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award–Ph.D. Dissertation Competition Award, First Place

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
2013

Book, Chapter

Yang, L. Integration of algae cultivation to anaerobic digestion for biofuel and bioenergy production. Advances in Bioenergy (2021)
Yang, L., & Ge, X. Biogas and Syngas Upgrading. Advances in Bioenergy. Elsevier 1 (2016): 125--188.

Conference Proceeding

Zheng, Z., Yang, L., & Wang, X. Monitoring moisture content of gas-phase biofilter based on impedance under different conditions. 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting (2016): 1.
Yang, L., Wang, X., Funk, T., Shi, S., Gates, R., & Zhang, Y. A feasible biofilter media moisture sensor. 2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29-August 1, 2012 (2012): 1.
Yang, L., Wang, X., Funk, T., Gates, R., & Jiang, N. Optimization of Livestock Air Pollutants Removal Biofilter Part: Media Selection. 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20-June 23, 2010 (2010): 1.

Journal Article

Fiddes, K., & Yang, L. A narrative review on environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation. Journal of Cannabis Research 3.1 (2021): 1-10.
Yang, L., & Moran, T. Comparison of Operating Methods in Cartridge Anaerobic Digestion of Corn Stover. BioEnergy Research (2021)
Kong, X., Ying, S., & Yang, L. Microbial and isotopomer analysis of N2O generation pathways in ammonia removal biofilters. Chemosphere (2020)
Wang, Y., Yang, L., Li, Y., Fu, L., Yuan, C., Yao, L., & Luo, J. Reactor performance and economic evaluation of singular, binary, and ternary mixing of feedstocks for anaerobic digestion. Environmental technology (2019): 1--29.
Yang, L., & Cosolini, S. A Case Study on Converting Organic Farm Waste Vegetables to Biogas Using a Cartridge Design Anaerobic Digester. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology (2019): 1--9.

Other

Sheets, J., Yang, L., Ge, X., Wang, Z., & Li, Y. Beyond land application: Emerging technologies for the treatment and reuse of anaerobically digested agricultural and food waste. WASTE MANAGEMENT. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD 44 (2015): 94-115.
Yang, L., Xu, F., Ge, X., & Li, Y. Challenges and strategies for solid-state anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD 44 (2015): 824-834.
Yang, L., Ge, X., Wan, C., Yu, F., & Li, Y. Progress and perspectives in converting biogas to transportation fuels. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD 40 (2014): 1133-1152.
Yang, L. Gas-phase biofiltration for livestock building ammonia emission mitigation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)

Presentations

Test the filtration efficiency of N95 masks recovered using an electrostatic charging device. NEHA Annual Educational Conference. (2021)
COMPARISON OF BIOGAS PRODUCTION USING DIFFERENT DIGESTER OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES. 2020 Online University Research Symposium. (2020)
The effects of employment on undergraduate student academic performance. 2020 ASEE North Central Section conference. (2020)
Environmental Impacts of Marijuana Cultivation. Illinois Environmental Health Association Central Chapter Annual Conference. (2019)
Converting Organic Farm Wastes to Energy. Illinois Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference. (2018)
Cartridge-Design Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Biomass. Illinois State University Research Symposium. (2017)
Development of a novel anaerobic digestion system with stable biogas production and no liquid waste generation. Annual ASABE meeting. (2016)
Development of a novel anaerobic digestion system with stable biogas production and no liquid waste generation. American society of agricultural and biological engineers. (2016)
Recovery of failed solid state anaerobic digestion fed with corn stover. University Research Symposium. (2016)
Converting biogas to transportation fuels. ASABE annual international meeting. American society of agricultural and biological engineers. (2015)

Grants & Contracts

Research and education capacity building for anaerobic digestion of agricultural wastes. USDA. Federal. (2020)
Scott M. Elliott Cross-Disciplinary Pilot Grant. Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2020)
Scott M. Elliott Cross-Disciplinary Pilot Grant. Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2020)
Test the filtration efficiency of N95 masks recovered using an electrostatic charging device. F. N. Smith Corporation. Illinois State University. (2020)
Optimization of a cartridge design anaerobic digester for biogas production. URG. Illinois State University. (2019)