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Engineering education focusing on environmental management in Malaysia

Jami, Mohammed Saedi and Al-Mamun, Abdullah and Hussain, Jabir and Abdulazeez, Qabas Marwan (2015) Engineering education focusing on environmental management in Malaysia. In: FEIIC-International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (FICEER 2015), 19th-21th December 2015, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the necessity and benefit of environmental engineering education for sustainable development and initiate some practical activities with regard to wastewater sludge management in Malaysia. As the amount of sludge produced is expected to increase, a large expenditure is required for handling, transport and disposal of the wastewater sludge. Untreated sludge is pathetic in causing environmental and public health hazard. Therefore, wastewater sludge requires optimum further treatment such as conditioning and stabilization to improve the dewaterability for economically efficient and safe disposal. The issue of environmental protection in general and sludge management in particular are not included in the school curriculum. Educating the young generation is necessary by integrating the environmental issues including sludge management into the courses at high school as well as college/university levels. We have to get the younger generation to understand the necessity of saving resources and not polluting the environment in order to achieve a sustainable development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5545/46971
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Engineering Education, Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development, Water and wastewater sludge management
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Associate Dr. Mohammed Saedi Jami, PhD CEng MIChemE
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 09:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46971

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