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Achieving Zero Waste Towards A Sustainable Society

Alam, Md zahangir (2020) Achieving Zero Waste Towards A Sustainable Society. In: International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChE 2020), 20-22 December 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Unpublished)

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Achieving zero waste goals for sustainable development is the greatest challenge in developing a modern society. Over the past few years, it has been a focal point of addressing the elimination of the waste at the point source, identify the pollution sources of the problems, creating a circular economy or cradle to cradle approach. Currently, a huge quantity of domestic and industrial waste is generated globally as the world is moving forward to industrial development. In Malaysia, the major waste streams are mainly household wastewaters managed by the Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), a national sewerage company, and oil palm industrial (OPI) waste in the private sector with their treatment facilities. Most of the treatment plants are based on the conventional method of treatment and management which leads to the high cost, time-consuming, environmental pollutions and limiting sustainable future. Biochemical engineering innovations focus on the research and development of efficient waste management is not only the treatment processes but also turning waste into valuable products which could be a complete and potential solution with the generation of revenue and zero waste emission at the point source for sustainable development. Therefore, the global attention on this issue implicating that an environmentally friendly system must be proposed by converting the cheap and abundant renewable resources into valued bio-products. This keynote lecture will highlight the overview of the research, development, and commercialization based on the concept of zero waste and circular economy by ‘turning waste into useful bio-products’ especially biofuels (bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas), biocatalyst (hydrolytic enzymes) and bio-compost/animal feed through green technology approach. Currently, various valued bio-products are developed from different sources of domestic and industrial wastes generated in Malaysia. The lecture will cover how the data of research and development (R&D) could be scaled up to the commercial level for resource recovery through bioconversion, reuse, and recycling with some case studies on bioconversion of oil palm industrial waste, sewage sludge, and food waste into sustainable bioproducts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
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: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 22:11
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 22:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86986

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