The bibliometric analysis and review of dioxin in waste incineration and steel sintering

  • Yi Xing
  • Hui Zhang
  • Wei SuEmail author
  • Qunhui Wang
  • Haibin Yu
  • Jiaqing Wang
  • Rui Li
  • Changqing Cai
  • Zhiliang Ma
Review Article


Facing the common treatment problems of dioxin whose major sources come from waste incineration and steel sintering, we handled a massive literature dataset from the Web of Science database and analyzed the research hotspot and development trend in this field in the past 40 years by bibliometric method. The result indicates that the field of dioxins generated from waste incineration and steel sintering has entered a stage of rapid development since 1990. China occupies a leading position in terms of comprehensive strength with the largest publications output as well as a greater influence in recent years. The most productive institutions and journals are Zhejiang University and Chemosphere, respectively. In addition, the most commonly used keywords in statistical analysis are “fly ash,” “emission control,” “risk assessment,” “congener profile,” “formation mechanisms,” “sources,” “catalysis,” and “inhibition,” which reflects the current main research direction in this field. The similarities and differences of dioxins generated in waste incineration and steel sintering are reviewed in this paper, which will provide guidance for the future research.


Dioxin Sintering process Waste incineration Bibliometric analysis 



This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFC0210300), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51770438), the National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (Grant No. 21707007), Beijing Science and Technology Project (No. D161100004516001), Beijing Nova Program (Z171100001117084), and Open fund of National Engineering Laboratory for Mobile Source Emission Control Technology (NELM2017A14). In addition, we would like to acknowledge Yuhshan Ho, who has taught us the full analyzing skill of this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Xing
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hui Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Su
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Qunhui Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Haibin Yu
    • 3
  • Jiaqing Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rui Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Changqing Cai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhiliang Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Energy and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Key Laboratory of Resource-Oriented Treatment of Industrial PollutantsUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  3. 3.China National Environmental Monitoring CentreBeijingChina

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