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RG name : Green Technology Research Group
List of team members : 1) Dr. Noraini Jaafar
2) En Ismail Mahmood
3) Dr Nor Azimah Bt Mohd Zain
4) Dr Yong Ee Ling
5) Dr Norelyza Hussein
Focus Area


: 1)        Green Processes towards Zero Discharge/Emission
2)        Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
3)        Water-Energy-Food Nexus
4)        Water, Carbon and Ecological Footprint
5)        Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management & Wastewater Treatment
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Recent projects (2016-2017)
  1. Water Footprint And Beyond: Development Of A Methodological Approach Towards Assessing The Environmental Impacts Of Water Use, Tier 1.
  2. Quantifying and Projecting the Impacts of the Development in Iskandar Malaysia on the Local Environment Carrying Capacity using a Composite Footprints of Ecological & Water.
  3. Carbon Assessment and Reporting for Iskandar Malaysia Development Authority (IRDA). Consultation Project.
  4. Water Footprint And Water Energy Nexus Assessment of Lembangan Sungai Kedah
  5. Determination Of Antibiotics And Their Resistant Bacteria In Green Lipped Mussels
  6. Enrichment Of Methane As A Biomass Fuel In Biogas Production Of Palm Oil Mill Effluent By Using Anaerobic Sequencing Batch Reactor
  7. A GIS-Based Spatial Correlation Analysis for Atmospheric Fine Particulates Assessment of Urban-Industrial Area
  8. Effect of Intermittent Electromagnetic Field on the Nutrient Removal In Municipal
Recent publications (2016-2017)
  1. Che Hafizan, Zainura Zainon Noor, Ahmad Halilu Abba, Norelyza Hussein (2016). An alternative aggregation method for a life cycle impact assessment using an analytical hierarchy process. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 112, Part 4, 20 January 2016, pages 3244-3255.
  2. Chin Hong Neoh, Zainura Zainon Noor, Noor Sabrina Ahmad Mutamim, Chi Kim Lim (2016). Green technology in wastewater treatment technologies: Integration of membrane bioreactor with various wastewater treatment systems. Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 283, 1 January 2016, pages 582-594.
  3. Neoh, C. H., Yung, P. Y., Noor, Z. Z., Razak, M. H., Aris, A., Din, M. F. M., & Ibrahim, Z. (2017). Correlation between microbial community structure and performances of membrane bioreactor for treatment of palm oil mill effluent. Chemical Engineering Journal, 308, 656-663.
  4. Sabeen, A. H., Ngadi, N., & Noor, Z. Z. (2016). Minimizing the cost of municipal solid waste management in Pasir Gudang Johor Malaysia. Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, 7(5), 1819-1834.
  5. Sabli, N. S. M., Noor, Z. Z., Kamaruddin, S. N., & Rusli, N. M. (2017). Developing a methodology for water footprint of palm oil based on a methodological review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 146, 173-180.
  6. Abdullahi, M. E., Abu Hassan, M. A., Zainon Noor, Z., & Raja Ibrahim, R. K. (2016). Integrated air stripping and non-thermal plasma system for the treatment of volatile organic compounds from wastewater: statistical optimization. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(34), 16066-16077.
  7. Evuti, A. M., Hassan, A., Ariffin, M., Noor, Z. Z., Ibrahim, R., & Kamarulzaman, R. (2016). A REVIEW OF FERROELECTRIC PACKED BED NON THERMAL PLASMA REACTOR FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS DECOMPOSITION. Environmental Engineering & Management Journal (EEMJ), 15(2).
  8. Mutamim, N. S. A., & Noor, Z. Z. (2017). Assessment of Membrane Bioreactor in Treating Spent Sulfidic Caustic Wastewater: Effects of Organic Biomass Concentration and Solid Retention Time. Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin, 19, 102-110.
  9. Rasid, A. A., Din, M., Fadhil, M., Mat Taib, S., Yong, E. L., Sohaili, J., & Noor, Z. Z. (2017). An Overview on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Malaysia (特集 マレーシアの環境管理体制: 水・下水・大気管理の現状と今後). EICA: journal of EICA: 環境システム計測制御学会誌, 21(4), 40-47.
  10. Abdullah, N., Fulazzaky, M. A., Yong, E. L., Yuzir, A., & Sallis, P. (2016). Assessing the treatment of acetaminophen-contaminated brewery wastewater by an anaerobic packed-bed reactor. Journal of environmental management, 168, 273-279.
  11. Yong, E. L., & Lin, Y. P. (2016). Effects of pH value and temperature on the initiation, promotion, inhibition and direct reaction rate constants of natural organic matter in ozonation. RSC Advances, 6(22), 18587-18595.
  12. Nasir, N. A. H. A., Hang, N. Z., Zain, N. A. M., & Suhaimi, M. S. (2017). Statistical analysis of immobilized Phanerochaete chrysosporium in PVA-alginate-sulfate beads for textile wastewater treatment. DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, 67, 381-388.
  13. Hasyimah, N., Rashid, M., & Norelyza, H. (2016). Theoretical and Experimental Performance of MR-deDuster as an Axial Entry Multi-Cyclone.
Intellectual Properties (IP)
  1. Akay, G., Noor, Z. Z., Calkan, O. F., Ndlovu, T. and Burke, D. (2010). Microwave Functionalisation of PolyHIPE. US Patent 7,820,729 B2. October 26, 2010.
  2. Noor, Z. Z.; Hanna Ilyani Z., Noor Sabrina Mutamin (2013).
  3. Integrated Spent Caustic Treatment System utilizing Fenton and Submerged Aerobic Membrane Bioreactor. Malaysia Patent, PI 2013701674.
  1. Noor, Z. Z., & Sabli, N. S. M. (Eds.). (2017). Sustainable Water Treatment: Innovative Technologies. CRC Press.
Community Engagement Initiatives
  1. Solid Waste Management in Slums Area: Felda Ulu Tebrau