Dr. Fatehah Binti Mohd Omar

Dr. Fatehah Binti Mohd Omar |Clyto Access

Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Speaker

Expertise: Waste water treatment.

Biography:

Dr. FatehahMohd Omar graduated in 2015 from the University of Geneva, Switzerland based on her study of “Characteristics, Behavior, Fate and Transport of ZnO Nanoparticles in Aqueous Systems”.  Using state-of-the-art analysis equipment to study the properties of nanoparticles and the transformations that it undergoes in various conditions that may governed the behavior of the nanoparticles that affects its fate and transport.  She has expanded her scope of research on the characteristics of other manufactured nanoparticles i.e. silica dioxide (SiO2) and ferrous oxide (Fe2O3) and other types of nano-pollutants generated from industrial wastewater and its treatment.  With the same technical approach, she also studies the characteristics of coagulants, both commercial and natural origin to understand its suitability and efficiency on treating the pollutant.  In pursuance of her research, Dr. Fatehah has received numerous research grants which includes International Foundation for Science, L’Oreal-UNESCO Malaysian Fellowship for Women in Science 2016 and State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.  She also has formed collaboration ties with multinational companies to tackle certain wastewater treatment processes i.e. overdosage, overcosting and etc.  To date, she has published up to 24 international peer-reviewed journals related to water pollution, water and wastewater treatment.  

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Presentation:

Title: Characterization, Fate and Transport of Nano-Pollutants in Aqueous Systems

Abstract:

The worldwide surge demand for a vast array of applications produced from engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) has expanded the global industrial scale production in masses for the past several decades. This has inevitably cause the release of these manufactured materials into the environment.  The increasing existence of NPs and its impact towards human health and the environment especially the aquatic system has sparked a great concern among both the scientific community and the public.  It is therefore crucial to gain an in-depth understanding of the properties of the manufactured nanoparticles together with the various transformations they undergo that determine their behavior and transportation.  The fundamental physiochemical aspects of manufactured metal oxide nanoparticles are addressed by giving examples on ZnO and SiO2 in a separate section.  The properties of nano colloids from industrial wastewater are also elaborated.  An essential point of view is given to evaluate their occurrence, fate and transport in the natural aquatic environment as a result of their interactions with other nanoparticles or natural colloids.

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Related Conferences :

World Summit on Recycling and Environmental Management