On the morning of November 26, 2020, the Jiangsu Commendation Conference for Combating COVID-19 was grandly held in Nanjing, aiming at commending those advanced individuals and collectives who have significantly contributed to the fight against the epidemic. And Professor Fenghe Wang, the deputy dean of the School of Environment at Nanjing Normal University, was presented the Jiangsu Advanced Individual in Combating COVID-19 award.
In February, it took Professor Wang 8 hours to drive to Wuhan, the front line of the fight against the epidemic. “I must contribute my own strength. This is my basic mission as a member of the CPC and a scientific researcher,” said Professor Wang. Thanks to his team’s 10 years’ efforts, the third generation of their “mobile medical waste emergency incinerator” emerged. By turning medical waste into ashes at a high temperature of 1200 ℃, this equipment successfully prevented secondary spread of the virus. Upon Wang’s arriving in Wuhan, the incinerator arrived at Huoshenshan Hospital as well. Every morning at around 8 o’clock saw Professor Wang and his partners beginning to transport medical waste from the wards to the incinerator for disposal, which was repeated for 8 to 10 hours each day and exposed them to the danger of aerosols. He said, "I should set an example for my students. What we have done in scientific research is supposed to be used for epidemic prevention and control, just like publishing a paper that benefits the whole country."