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Name of RG : Sustainable Waste Management Research Group (SWAM)
RG Leader :  Prof Dr Mohd Rozainee Taib
List of team members : 1) Prof. Madya Dr. Mohamed Wijayanuddin Ali
2) En. Onn Hassan
3) Pn. Noorhalieza Ali
4) Dr. Saharudin Haron
5) Dr. Mohd Johari Kamaruddin
6) Dr. Norzita Ngadi
7) Dr. Muhammad Arif Ab Aziz
Focus Area : Industrial Microwave
Waste to energy technology
Wastewater treatment
Waste management
Air resources management
Risk assesment
Reaction engineering
Process modelling, safety and control
Hydrolysis
Facebook : High Temp. Lab
Recent projects (2016-2017)

1. Design and Synthesis of Au-Promoted Mesoporous Ceria Catalyst for Carbon Dioxide
Methanation, RU Grant.
2. Characteristic and Mechanism of Hybrid Polyethylenimine-Chicken Bone Adsorbent for
Pharmaceutical Waste Treatment, FRGS Grant
3. Utilization of Zeolite Based Catalyst for Conversion of Waste Tires Pyrolysis Oil (TPO) into
Upgraded Diesel Fuel Via Catalytic Cracking, GUP Grant
4. Study of Thermo-Chemical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste in Malaysia
5. Sistem Kompos bokashi untuk rawatan sisa organik domestik di kawasan perbandaran
6. Polishing of Landfill Leachate Using Ozonation Process
7. Design and Synthesis of Au-Promoted Mesoporous Ceria Catalyst for Carbon Dioxide
Methanation
8. Optimization of the formulation of fruiting substrates using oil palm biomass wastes in the
cultivation of pleurotus ostreatus

Recent publications (2016-2017)

1. M. A. A. Aziz, A. A. Jalil, S. Triwahyono, Characterization of iron-doped mesoporous silica
nanoparticles for CO2 methanation”, Malaysian Journal of Catalysis 3, (2018) 43-47.
2. M. A. A. Aziz, K. Puad, S. Triwahyono, A. A. Jalil, M. S. Khayoon, A. E. Atabani, Z. Ramli, Z.A.
Majid, D. Prasetyoko, D. Hartanto, “Transesterification of croton megalocarpus oil to biodiesel
over WO3 supported on silica mesoporous macroparticles catalyst”, Chemical Engineering
Journal 270 (2017) 882-892.
3. Wong, S., Yac’cob, N.A.N., Ngadi, N., Hassan, O., Inuwa, I.M., “From pollutant to solution of

wastewater pollution: Synthesis of activated carbon from textile sludge for dye adsorption,
Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering”. (Article in press) (2017)
4. Syieluing Wong, Yowjeng Lee, Norzita Ngadi, Ibrahim Mohammed Inuwa, Nurul Balqis
Mohamed. “Synthesis of activated carbon from spent tea leaves for aspirin removal”, Chinese
Journal of Chemical Engineering. (Article in press) (2017)
5. S.L. Wong, N. Ngadi, T.A.T. Abdullah, I.M. Inuwa. “Conversion of low density polyethylene
(LDPE) over ZSM-5 zeolite to liquid fuel” , Fuel, 192 (2017) 71–82
6. M. Mohamad, N. Ngadi, S.L. Wong, M. Jusoh, N.Y. Yahya. “Prediction of biodiesel yield during
transesterification process using response surface methodology”, Fuel, 190 (2017) 104–112
7. Nurul Saadiah Lani, Norzita Ngadi, Noor Yahida Yahya, Roshanida Abd Rahman. “Synthesis,
characterization and performance of silica impregnated calcium oxide as heterogeneous catalyst in
biodiesel production”. Journal of Cleaner Production. 146 (2017) 116-124
8. Safiei, N.Z., Ngadi, N.,Johari, A., Zakaria, Z.Y.,Jusoh, M. “Grape Juice Concentration by
Progressive Freeze Concentrator Sequence System”. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation.
41 (2017) e12910
9. Norhalieza Ali, Mohd Rozainee Taib, Ng Pang Soon, and Onn Hassan (2017). “Issues and
Management for Used Disposable Diapers in Solid Waste in the City of Kuala Lumpur”. Perintis
eJournal, 7, 43-58
10. Nurul Saadiah Lani, Norzita Ngadi, Mohd Rozainee Taib (2017). “Parametric Study on the
Transesterification Reaction by Using CaO/Silica Catalyst. Chemical Engineering Transactions,
56, 601-606

Consultancies

1. Pelanjutan Tempoh Kontrak Berhubung Perlantikan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) bagi
mewakili pihak berkuasa pembangunan tenaga lestari Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) untuk
Menentusahkan Kerja-Kerja Acceptance Test & Performance Assessment (AT&PA) Pepasangan
Biojism dan Biogas Oleh Pemegang Kelulusan Galakan di Bawah Mekanisma Feed-In-Tariff
(FIT)
2. Mewakili Pihak Berkuasa Pembangunan Tenaga Lestari Malaysia (Seda Malaysia) Untuk
Menentusahkan Kerja-Kerja Acceptance Test & Performance Assessment (At&Pa) Pepasangan
Biogas Bagi Pemegang Kelulusan Galakan Di Bawah Mekanisma Feed-In Tariff (Fit) – Gan Teng
Siew Realty Sdn Berhad, Rantau, Negeri Sembilan
3. Mewakili Pihak Berkuasa Pembangunan Tenaga Lestari Malaysia (Seda Malaysia) Untuk
Menentusahkan Kerja-Kerja Acceptance Test & Performance Assessment (At&Pa) Pepasangan
Biogas Bagi Pemegang Kelulusan Galakan Di Bawah Mekanisma Feed-In Tariff (Fit) –
Betatechnic Sdn Berhad, Kilang Kelapa Sawit Kekayaan, Paloh, Johor
4. Projek Kerajaan Di Bawah Rancangan Malaysia Ke-11 (Rmk-11)- Program Meningkatkan
Keupayaan Dan Pemantapan Pengurusan Buangan Klinikal Di Malaysia
5. Kajian Penilaian Kesan Kepada Alam Sekeliling Terperinci Bagi Cadangan Projek Pembinaan
Waste To Energy (Wte) Di Stesen Pemindahan Sisa Pepejal Kepong, Kuala Lumpur – Lanjutan
6. Consultancy Work For Solid Waste Treatment In Labuan
7. Menentusahkan Kerja-Kerja Acceptance Test & Performance Assessment (At&Pa) Pepasangan
Biogas Bagi Pemegang Kelulusan Galakan Di Bawah Mekanisma Feed-In Tariff (Fit) – Endau
Palm Oil Mill Sdn Berhad, Lokasi Mukim Endau, Rompin, Pahang Darul Makmur