Dr. Hassimi Abu HasanHead of Research Centre for Sustainable Process Technology
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Speech Title: Water Treatment using Biofilm Technology: A Future Technology in Developing Countries
Abstract: The biological process is considered the future for water reclamation, especially for developing countries. The main focus of this paper is to discuss on single and integrated treatment technologies that have been studied for all types of water resources, including surface water and ground water. These treatment technologies have the capability to treat contaminants in polluted water resources, such as heavy metals, natural organic matter, inorganic non-metallic matter, disinfection by-products, endocrine disrupting chemicals and microbial contaminants. The potential threats and challenges of using the biological process for safe water production also have been discussed, as this technology is a relatively new concept for safe water production, and there have been very limited studies performed in developing countries.
Biography: Ir. Dr. Hassimi Abu Hasan is the Head of Research Centre for Sustainable Process Technology (CESPRO) in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, UKM. His expert is on waste treatment and resource recovery using biofilm, phytoremediation and Phycoremediation technology.He has been awarded UKM Excellent Young Academician 2018, UKM Excellent Young Researcher 2017, and Most Valued Reviewers for Bioresource Technology – Elsevier in the year of 2017 and 2018. He has conducted many water treatment projects related to industry and community and published more than 100 article journals