Research Projects

ACTIVE Research Projects


(I) Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy


Details will be available later.


(II) Industrial and food mining related activities; and total material requirement

Details will be available later.


(III) Energy: Electricity Grid Mixes in Developed Countries

Impact assessmnt and mechanism development of clean energy. (More details will be available later.)


Previous Projects


Urban Environmental Resource Management

Waste management in developing countries is a research project aims to discuss, evaluate, and propose integrated solutions to waste management in developing countries. The project mainly focuses mainly on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The findings of this project should provide a scientific baseline and a reference to waste satiation in those countries. Waste types of focus are municipal and e-waste. The project is part of the major interests of the author in which it concentrates on the environmental impacts and systematic solutions founded on the integrative and life-cycle thinking approaches. Latest findings whenever available will be published as in international journals. Technical reports might also be available. Ultimately, the project should assist in mitigating the environmental impacts and to provide appropriate solutions to address the practices of the improper waste management that are based on the informal collection, informal recycling, open dumping, open burning, and unsanitary (uncontrolled landfilling).

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WEEE: The Present and The Future

This research focuses primarily on the environmental impacts of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE; e-waste) in both developing and developed countries. In the case of developing countries, it estimates emissions their impacts on human health, environment, and ecosystems due to the poor practices as seen in several countries of the treatment and disposal of WEEE; in addition to examining the estimated inventories of emission, particularly toxic metals. The scope of this project considers both the traditional approaches to WEEE handling and state-of-the-art technologies. Environmental assessment through the life-cycle thinking, material, and substance flow analysis are studied. The project also aims to develop approaches for proper WEEE handling, resource conservation, cleaner production, and approaches to positive impacts on the economy.

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Metals Production (Rare Earth Metals, Precious Metals, and Base Metals)

The goal of this research is to build environmental profiles for metals production from cradle to gate. The primary focus on metals is precious and rare earth metals. The result of this research might aid to decrease their environmental impacts, lead to better cleaner production, and enhancements of production technologies. It offers a scientific baseline on their discharges to air, soil, and water as well their contribution to environmental problems such as acidification, human toxicity, freshwater aquatic system, and climate change.


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Others:

Integrated water resource management.
RESEARCH FOR SUSTAINABILITY

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