Sept 2011 - May 2016 - PhD (Ecological Engineering) Research Title : Electrolysis for Suppression of Microalgae as Pretreatment at Water Treatment Plant

  • Characterization of persistent algal blooms (Malaysia), followed by remediation experiments conducted in the laboratory of University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Mathematical simulation to generate continuous model from batch experiments using oxygen productive electrode (OPE) (Advanced Oxidation Technology, AOT) as pre-treatment technology at water treatment plants.
  • Published two papers & delivered 9 presentations
    (4 international, 5 local: 4 oral & 5 posters).
  • Conducted review of 6 papers including 2 for high impact factor journal
Water sampling activities
Presenting at seminar

2005 - 2006 - M.Med.Sc (Public Health) Research Proposal : National Study On Pesticide Contamination In Estate Water Supply In Malaysia.

  • A cross-sectional study on pesticide contamination comparing water at source and point of use, its association with pesticide use and rainfall.
  • The findings are to propose preventive measures to Ministry of Health (MOH) and various agencies.

1999 - B.Sc (Hons) (Biochemistry) Research : A Comparative Study on the Quality of Honey

  • Determination/study of biochemical constituents in local honey against foreign honey - to develop Malaysian standard for biochemical constituents of honey
  • Liquid Gas Chromatography for determination of various sugar types
  • New discovery - the 25th sugar (ribose) found in honey

 

RESEARCH

1.

Mortality Trends & Death Certification, Clinical Research Centre, National Institute of Health (CRC,NIH), 2009-2010

  1. literature review
  2. data analysis & manuscript writing

2.

Cardiovascular Cause of Death Project, Clinical Research Centre, National Institute of Health (CRC,NIH), 2009-2010

  1. literature review
  2. preparation & submission of research proposal for budget /ethic approval
  3. planning & coordination of fieldwork/data collection
  4. verification of results : cardiovascular cause of death verification

3.

Management, Data Analysis & Report for Study on Pesticides in Estate Water Supplies in Malaysia Phase I 2004 and Phase II 2005 for Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health, 2005-2006

  1. planning & organizing - sampling, analysis & data management
  2. compilation and analysis of data
  3. report writing & presentation to stakeholders

4.

Analysis & Report on Sanitary Survey and Health Risk Assessment of Water Supply Systems in Malaysia 2000-2003 for Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health, 2004-2005

  1. compilation of reports from all State Health Department
  2. analysis & tabulation of data
  3. interpretation of data & report writing
  4. presentation to stakeholders

5.

Involvement on Management of Study on Arsenic in Water Quality for Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health, 2004

  1. planning & organizing fieldwork/data collection
  2. monitoring the progress of sampling activities
  3. compilation of data for report writing

6.

Analysis and Report on "Preliminary Survey on Use of Domestic Filters Fitted Onto Pipelines" for Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health, Aug 2004

  1. compilation of data (obtained from relevant State Health Department)
  2. data analysis & preparation of report for decision-making

7.

Coordination and planning of Pesticide Study in Estate Water Supply 2004 for N. Sembilan State Health Department, 2004

  1. planning & organizing the implementation methodology based on protocol defined by Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health
  2. collaboration with Department of Agriculture and relevant estates involved
  3. compilation of data, analysis & interpretation
  4. preparation & submission of report to Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health for presentation to Ministry of Housing and Local Government

8.

Analysis & Report on Sanitary Survey and Health Risk Assessment of Water Supply Systems in Malaysia 2000-2003, Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health, 2004-2005

  1. compilation of data (obtained from relevant State Health Department)
  2. data analysis & preparation of report for decision-making

9.

Head of Research Coordination for Sg. Linggi Water Supply Sanitary Survey for N. Sembilan State Health Department, 2002

  1. Collaboration with various departments (Dept of Environment, City Council, Dept of Irrigation & Drainage, Water Supply Authority)
  2. planning & organizing ĘC pre-survey to determine sampling sites, methodology of survey, sampling & analysis, data management.
  3. Data analysis, interpretation, report writing
  4. Presentation to stakeholders at national level meeting for further actions
 

Preliminary discussion with Water Treatment Plant operators, for Sg. Linggi Water Supply Sanitary Survey for N. Sembilan State Health Department, 2002

Supervising water sampling activities for Sg. Linggi Water Supply Sanitary Survey for N. Sembilan State Health Department, 2002

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

No. Paper / Presentation Conference / Journal Year

1.

Paper : Sardool G., Hamatani, Y., Goto, M., Megat Mohd Noor, M. J., Utsumi, M., Sugiura, N. and Ujang, Z. (2015). Mathematical Simulation to Up-Scale Electrolysis for Effective Suppression of Freshwater Cyanobacteria

Desalination and Water Treatment. 55(13), 3713-3724.

2015

2.

Paper : Sardool, G.K.S., Kuppan, P., Goto, M., Sugiura, N., Noor, M.J.M.M. and Ujang, Z. (2013). Physical Water Quality and Algal Density for Remediation of Algal Blooms in Tropical Shallow Eutrophic Reservoir.

Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences. 7, 33-41.

2013

3.

Poster : Suppression of filamentous cyanobacterial bloom in warm waters by electrolysis

World Research and Innovation Convention on Engineering & Technology 2014 (WRICET), 25-26 Nov 2014, Putrajaya

2014

4.

Oral : Electrolysis as pre-treatment to suppress persistent cyanobacteria from water reservoir

Malaysia-Japan Symposium 30-31 October 2014, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM, Kuala Lumpur.

2014

5.

Poster : Electrolysis as an effective technology against conventional aeration for remediation of tropical cyanobacterial blooms

Desalination For The Environment, Clean Water and Energy, 11-15 May 2014, Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus

2014

6.

Poster : Electrochemical oxidation for effective supression of cyanobacterial bloom in shallow freshwaters

International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE-2013), 29 Oct - 2 Nov 2013, Daegu, Korea

2013

7.

Oral : Electrolysis for Effective Remediation of Cyanobacterial Bloom in Warm Water Temperatures

International Conference on Water and Wastewater Management (ICWWM), 8-10 Oct 2013, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

2013

8.

Oral : Development of Algal Bloom Control (ABC) Technology for Remediation of Eutrophication in Tropical Shallow Reservoir

MJIIT-JUC Joint Symposium (MJJS), 21-23 Nov 2012, Kuala Lumpur

2012

9.

Poster : Development of Algal Bloom Control (ABC) Technology Using Laboratory Scale Simulation of Water Quality Data

9th International Novel Carbon Resources Symposium (NCRS), Kyushu University, Japan, 1-3 Nov 2012

2012

10.

Oral : Development of Algal Bloom Control (ABC) Technology for Remediation of Algal Bloom in Water Supply Reservoir

Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC) Asia Pacific Annual Meeting, at Kumamoto, Japan, 24-27 Sept 2012

2012

11.

Providing input to the parliamentary submission (policy paper) Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia -Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, February 2011

Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) Environmental Health Special Interest Group)

2011

12.

Oral : Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Setting - with Emphasis to Fungal/Mold Infections, 8 March 2008

9th Malaysian Congress & Exhibition on Allergy & Immunology, 7th-9th Mar 2008

2008

13.

Oral : Control of Environmental and Construction Dust, 8 Jan 2008

Meeting of Construction of New Block and Infection Control Issues of Hospital in Sarawak

2008

14.

Oral : Mechanism for coordination of WHO-MOH Collaboration' by WHO-MOH Technical Focal Point WHO-MOH Joint Meeting, 23 Jan 2007

Technical Focal Point of Ministry of Health for WHO-MOH Collaborations

2007

15.

Oral : "Survey on The Weaknesses of the Water Supply System in Negeri Sembilan" and "Air Quality"

National Scientific Officers Meeting (Environmental Health Engineering)

2002

16.

Oral : New Knowledge on The Special Vulnerability of Children

National Scientific Officers Meeting (Environmental Health Engineering)

2002

17.

Oral : Special Sanitary Survey for SEA Games for Sg. Linggi Water Supply System Year 2001

25th National Annual Meeting for Environmental Health Engineering Programmes, MOH

2002