Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Academic Qualifications:

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Degree

Year

University/Place

PhD

      2002

Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan

Thesis:  Advanced Study of ozonation and biological treatment for drinking water treatment.  

 

Master of Engineering                       

1996   

Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan             

Under graduate  

1988

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

EXTRA TRAINING/COURSE

Year

Name of Course/Place

1994

Japanese Language Course at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan (6 months)

1993

Pre-overseas training at Bogor Institute of Agriculture (6 months)

 

Current Professional Membership:

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  1. Institution of Chemical Engineers (Associate Member No. 100086844)
  2. Institution of Engineering and Technology (Member No. 1100347224)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENT

Year

Position

May 2008 - Sept 2008

Water and Sanitation Project Manager, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), Nias Island (Indonesia)

Jan 2008 – Mar 2008

Environmental Engineer, Consultancy for Midterm Evaluation on Environmental Service Program-USAID, Indonesia

Oct 2006 – Dec 2007

Special Service Agreement (SSA) Consultant for Aceh East Coast, Water and Environmental Sanitation Section, UNICEF Aceh (Indonesia)

March 2005 – Sept 2006

Water and Sanitation Coordinator, Department of Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering, Save the Children Inc., Aceh (Indonesia)

Sept 2004 – March 2005

Consultant for the construction of Water Treatment Plant at Hamparan Perak, Medan (Indonesia)

Jan 2004 – March 2005

Member of the Committee for Environmental Impact Assessment, Municipal Government of Medan (Indonesia)

Jan 2004 – March 2005

Expert for Join Cooperation between Faculty of Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara and PDAM Tirtanadi (Local Public Water Company), Medan (Indonesia)

 

Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities:

TEACHING APPOINMENT

  1. Advanced Wastewater Engineering, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2016/2017)
  2. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2011/2012, 2013/2014,2014/2015)
  3. Wastewater Engineering, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2015/2016)
  4. Environmental Engineering Design I, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013)
  5. Environmental Engineering Design II, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013)
  6. Environmental Engineering Design, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016)
  7. Water Supply Engineering, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016)
  8. Process Control and Instrumentation, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2009/2010, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017)
  9. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2008/2009)
  10. Mass Transfer and Chemodynamics, Undergraduate Program in the School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia (2008/2009, 2011/2012, 2012/2013)
  11. Water Resources Management, Master Program in Environmental Resource Management, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan - Indonesia (2003 – 2004)
  12. Thermodynamics, Master Program in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan - Indonesia (2003 -2004)
  13. Separation Process I & II, Undergraduate Program in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan - Indonesia (1996-1997 and 2003 -2004)
  14. Water Treatment and Waste Disposal, Undergraduate Program in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan - Indonesia (1990 – 1992, 1996 - 1997 and 2003 – 2004)
  15. Process Control, Undergraduate Program in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan - Indonesia (1990 -1992 and 2003 -2004)
  16. Scientific writing, Undergraduate Program in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan - Indonesia (2003 -2004)

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES   

  1. Postgraduate Study Program Chairman, School of Environmental Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis (Sept 2011 – Feb 2013)

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Undergraduate student (Graduated)

  1. Kow Su Huan (2014). Performance Evaluation on Adsorption Capacity of Regenerated Carbon from Industrial Application
  2. Nurfaiza Binti Mohamud (2014). Effect of pH and Temperature on Sludge Ozonation Performance
  3. Siti Safirah Binti Harun (2014). Competitive Degradation of Reactive Dyes by Ozonation
  4. Nor Azman B. Desa (2014). Gas Liquid Mass Transfer Model for Reactive Dyes Degradation
  5. Fatin Nuraini Binti Juhari (2014). Catalytic Ozonation For Sludge Disintegration
  6. Mohamad Azim Bin Rosle (2013). Effect of Adsorption Process in Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Phase on the Removal of Hardness and Turbidity in Water
  7. Ramzi Bin Abdul Rashid (2013). Performance Evaluation of Pilot Scale Ozonation-Biological Activated Carbon
  8. Nurul Janna Binti Seth (2013). Comparative Study of Azo Dye Oxidation by O3/H2O2 Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP)
  9. Wan Nurhazirah Bt Kamaruzaman (2013). Application of UV/H2O2 Process for Azo Dye Removal in Textile Industrial Wastewater
  10. Nursakinah Binti Azhar (2013). Combination of Ozonation and Biological Treatment for Azo Dye Removal in Textile Industrial Wastewater
  11. Lim Ching Swan (2012). Mechanism of Azo Dye Degradation by Ozonation
  12. Nor Fitriza Bt Hashim (2012). Pilot Plant study of Ozonation and Biological Treatment with recycling for Advanced Drinking Water Treatment
  13. Maisarah Bt Ahmad (2012). Optimization of Moringa Oleifera Extraction Method for Water and Wastewater Treatment Application
  14. Tan Boon Jye (2012). Simultaneous Removal of Hardness and Turbidity in Raw Water by Ocra Pea (Abelmoschus esculentus)
  15. Fadzlie Fauzie (2011). Comparative study on regeneration of spent activated carbon by chemical and thermal treatments
  16. Mohamad Fikri Abas (2011). Removal of Heavy Metal by Spent Activated Carbon
  17. Nurkasmasila Mat Kasa (2011). Improvement of COD and color removal of Azo Dye in Industrial Effluent by Advanced Oxidation Process and Biological Treatment.
  18. Nurul Huda Amran (2011). Characterization of Azo Dye Wastewater in Advanced Oxidation Process and Biological Treatment
  19. Apipah Ariffin (2010). Multi-Stage Ozonation and Biological Treatment for the Removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent
  20. Suhaida Arshad (2010). Decolorization of Azo Dye by Ozonation

Postgraduate Student-Main Supervisor  (Graduated)

MSc.

  1. Meutia Nurfahasdi. Extraction and Characterization of Coagulation Active Agent from Moringa Oleifera for Turbidity and Hardness Removal in Raw Water Sources (2013)
  2. Siti Nurfatin Nadhirah Binti Mohd Makhtar. Degradation of Dyes by UV/Hydrogen Peroxide in Semi-Batch Photo Reactor (2014)
  3. Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat. Ozonation and Advanced Oxidation Process of Wastewater containing Azo Dye (2016)

PhD.

  1. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin (2010). Multi-stage AOP and Biological Treatment for the Removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent (2014)

Postgraduate Student-Co-Supervisor  (Graduated)

MSc.

  1. Nik Noor Athirah Binti Nik Yusoff. Solar-Photocatalytic of Zinc Oxide for Mineralization of Phenol (2014)
  1. Wan Fadhilah Bt Wan Mohd Khalik. Study on Photocatalytic Mineralization of Various Azo Dyes under Solar Light Irradiation (2014)

Postgraduate Student -Main Supervisor  (On going)

MSc.

  1. Basuki Baharom (2016). Assessment of Heavy Metals in Potable Water Supply
  2. Syifa’ Syahida Binti Alias (2014). Effect of Operating Parameters on Catalytic Ozonation of Activated Sludge.
  3. Mohd Suhaimi bin Ahmad (2014). Assessments of Water Resources Quality and Its Impact on The Chlorine Demand
  4. Ku Sahrom Ku Salim (2013). Improvement of Ozone Transfer Efficiency in Sludge Ozonation Process

PhD.

  1. Kow Su Huan (2014). Kinetics and Degradation Mechanism of Persistent Organic Pollutants by Ozonation and Advanced Oxidation Processes
  2. Siti Fatimah Zahra Md. Sharif (2013). Mechanism of Catalytic Ozonation for Disintegration of Sludge from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant
  3. Endang Is Retnowati (2009). Ozonation in water Treatment (Part Time)
  4. Ika Indah sari (2009). Environmental Management Framework for Sustainable Urban Development – A Study on Land Use, Planning and Air Pollution Control (Part Time)
  5. Julfikri Masril (2009). Environmental Management Framework for Sustainable Urban Development – Water Pollution Control (Part Time)

Postgraduate Student –Co-Supervisor  (On going)

PhD.

  1. Ramzi Ameen Hussein Alma’aitah (2016). Environmental Hazards Assessment and Land Management in Wadi Al-Karak, Southern Jordan using GIS and Remote Sensing.
  2. Thung Wei Eng (2014). Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Electricity Generation using Innovative Design of Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell.

MSc.

  1. Mohd Faizal Bin Abd Jalil (2013). Studies on the Potential Human Health Effects of Water Chlorination Disinfection By-products.
  2. Siti Nasuha binti Sabri(2015). Removal of Dyes from Industrial Effluents using Ozone-Based Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs).
  3. Thenmolhi A/P Ravinder (2015). Development of 3-D Reactor for Precious Metal Leaching and Recovery in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Process
Previous Employment:

Year

Working Experiences

2015
– Present

Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Engineering Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

2008
-
2014

Senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Engineering Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

2008

Water and Sanitation Project Manager, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), Nias Island (Indonesia)

2008

Environmental Engineer, Consultancy for Midterm Evaluation on Environmental Service Program-USAID, Indonesia

2006

2007

Special Service Agreement (SSA) Consultant for Aceh East Coast, Water and Environmental Sanitation Section, UNICEF Aceh (Indonesia)

2005

2006

Water and Sanitation Coordinator, Department of Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering, Save the Children Inc., Aceh (Indonesia)

1990

2005

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, (Indonesia)

Conferences and Training:
  1. Z. A. Abidin, Fahmi, S. A. Ong, S. N. N. Mohd Makhtar, N. R. Rahmat and R. Ahmad (2015). Effect of Operational Parameters on UV-H2O2 Decolourization of Anthraquinone Dye Reactive Blue 19. The 2nd IWA Malaysia Young Water Professionals Conference 2015, March 17-20, 2015, Vivatel, Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Mohd Suhaimi Ahmad, R. Fahmi, Mustaqqim Abdul Rahim and Naimah Ibrahim (2015). Assessments of Water Resources Quality and Impact on the Chlorine Demand. The 2nd IWA Malaysia Young Water Professionals Conference 2015, March 17-20, 2015, Vivatel, Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Ong Soon-An, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Siti Nurfatin Nadhirah Mohd Makhtar and Razi Ahmad. Effect of pH and H2O2 Dosage on the Photooxidative Degradation of Reactive Red 120 (RR120) by UV-H2O2, The International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 24-26 June 2014, Penang.
  4. Siti Fatimah Zahra Mohd Sarif, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Nurfaiza Mohamud, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Syifa’ Syahida Alias, and Umi Fazara Md. Ali (2014). Disintegration of Rubber Sludge by Ozonation, The International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 24-26 June 2014, Penang.
  5. Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin and Umi Fazara Md. Ali (2014). Degradation Characteristic of Monoazo, Diazo and Anthraquinone Dye by UV/H2O2 Process, The Third International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 3-4 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur.
  6. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi, Ong Soon-An, Siti Nurfatin Nadhirah Mohd Makhtar, Nazzery Rosmady Rahmat, Razi Ahmad. Decolorization and COD Reduction of Textile Wastewater by Ozonation in Combination with Biological Treatment. Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering & Technology (MUCET), 3-4 December 2013, Kuantan, Pahang.
  7. Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, , Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Soon An Ong (2012). Trend in Biodegradability Improvement of Azo Dye by Ozonation, The 4th IWA Asia Pasific Young Water Professional Conference, 6-10 Decmber 2012, Tokyo.
  8. Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Li Sze Lai, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Soon An Ong and Umi Fazara Md. Ali (2012). Trend in Azo Dye Reactive Red 120 Degradation by Ozonation and Advanced Oxidation Process, The second International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 19-20 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.
  9. Najihah Abdul Rashid, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Muhammad Fahmi Ridwan, Ong Soon An and Abdul Latif Abdul Rani (2012). Development of aerobic granular in rubber industry wastewater, The second International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 19-20 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.
  10. Meutia Nurfahasdi, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Umi Fazara Md. Ali and Salsuwanda Selamat (2012). Characterization of Coagulation Active Agent from Moringa Oleifera for Water Turbidity and Hardness Removal, The second International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 19-20 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.
  11. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Ong Soon An, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat and Siti Nurfatin Nadhirah Mohd Makhta (2012). Decolourization and Degradation of Reactive Red 120 Azo Dye by Oxidation Processes, The second International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 19-20 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.
  12. Nor Wahidatul Azura Zainon Najib, Syakirah Afiza Mohammed, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan and Bee Sian Lim (2012). Study on Methylene Blue Colour Removal Effectiveness by Moringa Oleifera and Alum, The second International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Simposium on Engineering, Science and Business, 19-20 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.
  13. Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Ong Soon An. Study of Advanced Oxidation Process and Biological Treatment Mechanisms for Azo Dye Industrial Effluent, International Congress on Green Process Engineering (GPE 2011), December 6-8, 2011, Kuala Lumpur
  14. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan. Characteristic of COD and Colour Removal of Azo Dye in Ozonation and Biological Treatment, National Postgraduate Conference, 19-20 September 2011, UTP Tronoh, Perak
  15. Meutia Nurfahasdi, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Salsuwanda Selamat. Extraction and Characterization of Coagulation Active Agent from Moringa Oleifera for Turbidity and Hardness Removal in Raw Water Sources, International Postgraduate Conference (IPCE 2011), 22-23 October 2011, Unimap, Perlis
  16. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Ong Soon An, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat. Degradation of Reactive Red 120 by O3 and O3/H2O2 Process, International Postgraduate Conference (IPCE 2011), 22-23 October 2011, Unimap, Perlis
  17. Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Apipah Ariffin, Suhaida Mohamed Arshad. Ozonation and Biological Treatment for the Removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent, International Postgraduate Conference (IPCE 2011), 22-23 October 2011, Unimap, Perlis
  18. Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan. Multi-stage Advanced Oxidation Process and Biological Treatment for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Keynote Speech, 2011 International Conference on Biotechnology and Environmental Management (ICBEM 2011), September 16-18, 2011, Singapore
  19. Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat. Characteristic of Colour and COD Removal of Azo Dye by Advanced Oxidation Process and Biological Treatment, 2011 International Conference on Biotechnology and Environmental Management (ICBEM 2011), September 16-18, 2011, Singapore
  20. Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Apipah Ariffin (2010). Multi-stage Ozonation and Biological Treatment for the Removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent, Engineering Post Graduate Conference, 16 – 17 October 2010, Kangar Perlis  
  21. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Suhaida Arshad (2010). Decolorization of azo dye by ozonation, Engineering Post Graduate Conference, 16 – 17 October 2010, Kangar Perlis  
  22. Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Nor Wahidatul Azura Zainon Najib, Pang Chan Ping, Nor Ashikin Ahmad (2010). Competitive Removal of Hardness and background turbidity in raw water for drinking water by Moringa Oleifera, International Conference on Chemical Process and Advanced materials (ICPEAM), 15-17 June 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  23. Fahmi, Apipah Ariffin, Suhaida Mohamed Arshad, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat (2010). Decolourization and COD Removal of Azo Dye Solution by Repeated Ozonation and Biodegradation. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2010), 23-25 April 2010 Bangkok, Thailand.
  24. Wong Yea Shian, Nabilah Aminah Lutfi, Fahmi M.R (2009) . Anaerobic Degradation of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) at 60 days of Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) in Anaerobic Bench Scale Reactor (ABSR), Malaysian International Conference on Trend in Bioprocess Engineering (Mico Tribe), 11-12 December 2009, Kuala Lumpur.
  25. Nurhawani Halim, Ragunathan Santiagoo, Wong Yea Shian, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan.(2009) . Batch Study of COD and Color Removal for Mesophiles and Mixed Sludge-Mesophiles in Acid Orange II Wastewater: Engineering Postgraduate Conference 2009 (EPC 2009), 18th – 19th July 2009, Perlis, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
  26. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Naimah Ibrahim, Masitah Hassan, Salsuwanda Selamat, Nazerry Rosmadi Rahmat (2009). Adsorptive Removal of Copper from Aqueous Solution by Agro-industrial Waste Adsorbent: Engineering Postgraduate Conference 2009 (EPC 2009), 18th – 19th July 2009, Perlis, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
  27. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Haidar S. Al-Maroof, Nazerry Rosmady (2009). Application of Multi-stage ozonation/Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) and Biological Treatment for Colour, BOD and COD Removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent: Engineering Postgraduate Conference 2009 (EPC 2009), 18th – 19th July 2009, Perlis, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
  28. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Naimah Ibrahim, Masitah Hassan, Salsuwanda Selamat, Nazerry Rosmadi Rahmat, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan (2009). Removal of Copper by Citric Acid Modified Rice Straw: MUCEET 2009, 20-22 Jun 2009, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia.
  29. Fahmi, Seri Maulina (2004) Adsorpsi dan Biodegradasi Senyawa Organik Pada Proses Ozonisasi dan Karbon Aktif Biologis (Adsorption and biodegradation of organic compound by ozonation and biological activated carbon), 3rd National Seminar on Chemical Engineering, 2 October 2004, Medan (Indonesia),
  30. Fahmi (2003). Application of Ozone and Biological Treatment in Urban Drinking Water Treatment”, International Seminar & Workshop Urban Development Management for Friendly City, Medan, July 11-12, 2003
  31. Fahmi (2003) Advanced Study of Ozonation and Biological Treatment for Drinking Water Treatment”, 2rd National Seminar on Chemical Engineering, Medan 2 October 2003
  32. Fahmi, Seri Maulina, Maya Sarah (2003) Perancangan Unit Pengolahan Lumpur Aktif untuk Limbah Industri Meubeler Rotan (Design of activated sludge treatment unit for wastewater from rattan industry), 2rd National Seminar on Chemical Engineering, Medan 2 October 2003
  33. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Mitsumasa Okada (2002) Improvement of DOC removal by multi-stage AOP-biodegradation process”, 3rd International Water Association - World Water Congress, Melbourne-Australia, 7-12 April 2002
  34. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Mitsumasa Okada (2001) DOC removal by repeated chemical oxidation and biodegradation processes”, 35th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment, Gifu-Japan, 13-15 March 2001
  35. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Mitsumasa Okada (2000) Transformation of NOM by repeated ozonation-biodegradation process”, 34th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment, Kyoto-Japan, 16-18 March 2000
  36. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Mitsumasa Okada (2000) The performance of NOM removal in various water sources by repeated ozonation-biodegradation processes”, Scientific Meeting PPI Chugoku-Shikoku Japan, Hiroshima-Japan, 30 September 2000
  37. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Eiji Shoto, Mitsumasa Okada (1999) Improvement of ozone-BAC performance by recycling”, 33rd Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment, Sendai-Japan, 16-18 March 1999
  38. Wataru Nishijima, Fahmi, Eiji Shoto, Mitsumasa Okada (1996). Evaluation of ozone-Biological Activated Carbon Performance”, 47th National Drinking Water Conference of Japan, Gifu-Japan, 15-17 Mei 1996
  39. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Eiji Shoto, Mitsumasa Okada (1995). Effects of pre-ozonation on the performance of biological activated carbon (BAC), 28th Annual conference of the Japan society of Chemical Engineers, Sapporo-Japan, 28-30 September1995.
Research and Publications:

CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST

  1. Ozonation and Advanced Oxidation Process combining with Biological Treatment for the removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent
  2. Advanced Research on Natural coagulant in water and wastewater treatment

PUBLICATION IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL

  1. Kow Su Huan, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Ong Soon An (2017). Degradation efficiency, kinetic and intermediates of phenol by ozonation, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 11(3), 71-78.
  2. Kow Su Huan, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Ong Soon An, Naimah Ibrahim (2016). Advanced Oxidation Processes: Process Mechanisms, Affecting Parameters and Landfill Leachate Treatment, Water Environment Research, 88(11), 2047-2058.
  3. Norhidayah Ahmad, Naimah Ibrahim, Umi Fazara Md. Ali, Sara Yasina Yusuf, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan (2016). Carbon-supported CuO Catalyst Prepared from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) for Low-temperature NO Removal, Procedia Engineering, 148 (2016), 823-829
  4. Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee Shian Wong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl (2016) Bioelectricity Generation in Batch-Fed Up-Flow Membrane-Less Microbial Fuel Cell: Effect of Surface Morphology of Carbon Materials as Aqeuous Biocathodes, Water Air Soil Pollution (In Press)
  5. Nur Hidayah Azmi, Umi Fazara Md Ali, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Khairuddin Md. Isa, Nurul Zufarhana Zulkarnai, Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua (2016). Preparation of activated carbon using sea mango (Cerbera odollam) with microwave-assisted technique for the removal of methyl orange from textile wastewater, Desalination and Water Treatment (In Press)
  6. SH Kow, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Soon-An Ong, Naimah Ibrahim (2016). Regeneration of spent activated carbon from industrial application by NaOH solution and hot water, Desalination and Water Treatment (In Press)
  7. Wan Fadhilah Khalik, Li-Ngee Ho, Soon-An Ong, Yee-Shian Wong, Nik Athirah Yusoff, Fahmi Ridwan (2016). Solar Photocatalytic Mineralization of Dye New Coccine in Aqueous Phase Using Different Photocatalysts, Water Air Soil Pollution, 227 (4), 118
  8. Wei-Eng Thung, Soon An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-Shian Wong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl (2015). A Highly Efficient Single Chambered Up-flow Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell for Treatment of Azo Dye Acid Orange 7-Containing Wastewater, Bioresource Technology, 197, 284-288
  9. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Ong Soon An, Siti Nurfatin Nadhirah Mohd Makhtar, Nazzery Rosmady Rahmat (2015). Decolourization of an azo dye in aqueous solution by ozonation in a semi-batch bubble column reactor, ScienceAsia, 41(1), 49-54.
  10. Wan Fadhilah Khalik, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-Shian Wong, Nik Athirah Yusoff, Fahmi Ridwan (2015). Decolorization and Mineralization of Batik Wastewater through Solar Photocatalytic Process, Sains Malaysiana, 44 (4), 607-612
  11. Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Nasruddin M. N, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, A. Umi Fazara. Adsorption of Reactive Red 120 by using RegeneratedSpent Carbon, Applied Mechanics and Materials 01/2015; 754-755:671-675
  12. Nasruddin M.N, Mula Sigiro, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi. Raman Scattering Characterization of MoxW1-xS2 Layered Mixed Crystals, Applied Mechanics and Materials 04/2015; 754-755:595-601.
  13. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Md. Ali Umi Fazara, Siti Nurfatin Nadhirah. Degradation Characteristic of Monoazo, Diazo and Anthraquinone Dye by UV/H2O2 American Institue of Physics (in press, 2014)
  14. N. Khalik, S.A. Ong, L.N.Ho, Y.S. Wong, N.N. Yusoff,F.M. Ridwan . Evaluation on the Molecular Structure of Azo Dye in Photocatalytic Mineralization under Solar Light Irradiation, Desalination and Water Treatment (in press, 2014)
  15. Che Zulzikrami Azner A., Naimah I., Fahmi Muhammad R. and Salsuwanda (2014). Removal of Cu(II) from Industrial Effluents by Citric Acid Modified Rice Straw. Bioremediation Science & Technology Research, 2(1), 23-28
  16. U Fazara, M Ali, I Jainoo, KN Ismail, K Hussin, MR Fahmi . Physicochemical Properties of Pyrolitic Carbon Black from Waste Tyres, Key Engineering Materials 594, 178-182
  17. MR Fahmi, N Hamidin, CZA Abidin, U Fazara, M Ali, MD Hatim. Performance Evaluation of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) as Coagulant for Turbidity Removal in Water Treatment, Key Engineering Materials 594, 226-230
  18. D. Irfan Hatim, M.A. Umi Fazara, A. Muhammad Syarhabil, Fahmi Ridwan. Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Methylcyclohexane (MCH) to Toluene in a Palladium/Alumina Hollow Fibre Membrane Reactor, Procedia Engineering  53  ( 2013 ),  71  –  80
  19. Soon-An Ong, Ohm Mar Min, Li Ngee Ho, Yee-Shian Wong, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan. Solar photocatalytic degradation of azo dye Reactive Black 5 in aqueous suspension of TiO2. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, vol. 1(4), pp 202-207 (2011)
  20. Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Norwahidatul Azura Zainon Najib, Pang Chan Ping, Nasrul Hamidin (2011). Mechanism of Turbidity and Hardness Removal of by using Moringa Oleifera. Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 11(16), 2947 – 2953.
  21. Fahmi, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat (2010). Multi-stage Ozonation and Biological Treatment for Removal of Azo Dye Industrial Effluent. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 1 (2) pp. 193-198.
  22. Fahmi, Seri Maulina (2004). Effects of Preozonation on the Performance Biological Activated Carbon . Jurnal Teknologi Proses, vol.3 (2), pp. 87 – 93 (Indonesian National level scientific journal).
  23. Fahmi, Hasvina Sinubulan, Jansen Ginting (2004). Penyisihan Warna Limbah Tekstil dengan Hidrogen Peroksida dan Sinar Ultraviolet (Removal of color in textile wastewater by hydrogen peroxide and UV). Jurnal Teknik Simetrika, Volume 3 (2), pp. 147 – 150, (Indonesian National level scientific journal)
  24. Wataru Nishijima, Fahmi, Tsukasa Mukaidani, Mitsumasa Okada (2003). DOC Removal by Multi-stage Ozonation-Biological Treatment. Water Research, vol. 37(1),pp. 150-154.
  25. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Mitsumasa Okada (2003). Improvement of DOC Removal by Multi-stage AOP-Biological Treatment. Chemosphere, vol. 50 (8), pp. 1043-1048.
  26. Fahmi, Wataru Nishijima, Mitsumasa Okada (2003). Characterization of organic matters in ozonation and biological treatment. Journal of Water Supply Research and Technology, vol.52, pp.291-297.
  27. Fahmi, Seri Maulina (2003). Kinerja proses ozon-BAC untuk menyisihkan DOC dalam sumber air minum (Performance of ozone-BAC for DOC removal in drinking water sources). Jurnal sistim industri, vol. 3(6), 2003, pp. 20 – 25 (Indonesian National level scientific journal)
  28. Fahmi, Seri Maulina (2003). Penyisihan Mikropolutan dengan Karbon Aktif Biologis (BAC) Jenuh (Removal of micropollutants by saturated biological activated carbon). Jurnal Teknologi Proses, vol.2 (3), 2003, pp.56 -60 (Indonesian National level scientific journal)

RESEARCH GRANT (LOCAL)

1

Grant Type : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Co-researcher

Title : Mechanisms Study of Microbial Cells Adhesion in the Formation of  Anaerobic Biofilm for the Enhancement of Thermophilic Fermentative Biohydrogen Production

Amount : RM 65,120

Period : Nov 2015 – October 2017

Ref. Code : FRGS/1/2015/TK07/UNIMAP/03/1

2

Grant Type : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Co-Researcher

Title : Kinetics and Degradation Mechanism of xenobiotic organic compounds (XOC) in Landfill Leachate by Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)

Amount : RM 126,000

Period : Nov 2015 – October 2018

Ref. Code : FRGS/1/2015/TK02/UNIMAP/02/4

3

Grant Type  : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Co-ResearcherTitle : The production of nano-lignin from anaerobically treated palm oil mill effluent (AT-POME) with ultrasonic cavitation assistance.

Amount : RM 91,000

Period : Nov 2014 – October 2016

Ref. Code : FRGS/2/2014/STWN01/UNIMAP/03/1

4

Grant Type : Knowledge Transfer Program (KTP) Grant – Co-Researcher

Title : Adopting a green 3-D reactor for precious metal leaching & recovery in waste electrical and electronic equipments (WEE) recycling process

Amount : RM 167,075

Period : October 2014 – October 2016

Ref. Code :

5

Grant Type  : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Project Leader

Title : Mechanism of Catalytic Ozonation for Disintegration of Sludge from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant

Amount : RM 86,000

Period : Nov 2013 – October 2015

Ref. Code : FRGS/2/2013/TK05/UNIMAP/02/3

6

Grant Type : MOSTI Sciencefund – Co-Researcher

Title : Innovative Design of Simultaneous Bio-electricity Generation and Wastewater Treatment by Microbial Fuel Cell

Amount : RM 185,500

Period : Feb 2013 – January 2015

Ref. Code : 02-01-15-SF0201

7

Grant Type : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Co-Researcher

Title : The Study of Thermal Performance and Energy Saving in Ground Sink Heat Pump for Buildings Cooling System in Malaysia

Amount : RM 70,500

Period : April 2012 – March 2014

Ref. Code : FRGS/1/2012/TK07/UNIMAP/03/8

8

Grant Type : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Co-Researcher

Title : Fundamental Studies of Photo-Electrochemical Reactors for Hydrogen (H2) Production Using Solar Energy

Amount : RM 77,720

Period : April 2012 – March 2014

Ref. Code : FRGS/1/2012/TK07/UNIMAP/02/2

9

Grant Type  : Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) – Project Leader

Title : Pilot Plant Study of Ozonation  and Biological Activated Carbon (BAC)  with Recycling for Advanced Drinking Water Treatment

Amount : RM 55,000

Period : July 2011 – June 2013

Ref. Code : ERGS/1/2011/TK/UNIMAP/02/14

10

Grant Type : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Project Leader

Title : Study of Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) and Biological Treatment Mechanisms for Azo Dye Industrial Effluent

Amount : RM 62,040

Period : January 2011 – December 2012

Ref. Code : FRGS/2/2010/TK/UNIMAP/03/7

11

Grant Type : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – Co-Researcher

Title : Fundamental Study on Phytoremediation of Azo Dye by Up-Flow Constructed Wetland with Different Emergent Plants and Reactor Design

Amount : RM 48,000

Period : January 2011 – December 2012

Ref. Code : FRGS/2/2010/STWN/UNIMAP/03/7

12

Grant Type  : Short Term Grant (Unimap) – Project Leader

Title : Removal of Dye in Drinking water Sources by Ozonation and Biological Activated Carbon (BAC) with Recycling

Amount : RM 10,000

Period : August 2009 – July 2010

Ref. Code : UNIMAP 9001-00156

13

Grant Type : Short Term Grant (Unimap) – Co-Researcher

Title : Competitive Removal of Hardness and Background Turbidity by Moringa  Oleifera

Amount : RM 10,000

Period : August 2009 – July 2010

Ref. Code : UNIMAP 9001-00157

14

Grant Type : Short Term Grant (Unimap) – Co-Researcher

Title : Removal of Colour by Moringa Oleifera

Amount : RM 10,000

Period : August 2009 – July 2010

Ref. Code : UNIMAP 9001-00159

15

Grant Type : Short Term Grant (Unimap) – Co-Researcher

Title : Study of Closed Anaerobic Digestion Mechanism for Palm Oil Mill Effluent

Amount : RM 10,000

Period : 2008 - 2009

Ref. Code : UNIMAP

INDUSTRIAL/EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANT

1

Grant Type :  Tirtanadi Water Supply Company (PDAM Tirtanadi) in Joint Cooperation with Faculty of Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia – Co-ResearcherTitle :  Penelitian kondisi fisik, social dan ekonomi sumber daya air PDAM

Tirtanadi (Research on physical, social and economical condition of Tirtanadi Water  Sources)

Amount : IDR 78,000,000 ( approx RM 26,140 )

Period : January 2004 -  August 2004

2

Grant Type : Tirtanadi Water Supply Company (PDAM Tirtanadi) in Joint Cooperation with Faculty of Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara,Indonesia– Co-Researcher

Title : Studi Pengendalian Kualitas Air PDAM Tirtanadi  (Study on water quality control for Tirtanadi Water Supply Company)

Amount : IDR 105,000,000 ( approx RM 35,190)

Period : June 2004 -  February 2005

3

Grant Type : Lariza Deli Co (Rattan Industry)  – Co-Researcher

Title : Perancangan Unit Pengolahan Lumpur Aktif untuk Limbah Industri Meubeler Rotan, Medan Indonesia  (Design of activated sludge treatment unit for wastewater from rattan Industry, Medan Indonesia),  

Amount : IDR 100,000,000 ( approx RM 33,500)

Period : January 2004 -  December 2004

INTERNATIONAL GRANT

1

Grant Type : UNICEF Aceh Operation Fund – Principle Consultant

Title :  Planning and Monitoring UNICEF Aceh East Coast WES Project

Amount :  IDR 56,809,761 ( approximately RM 19,035)

Period :  October 2006 – December 2006

Ref. Code :  SSA/IDSA/2006/00005439-0

2

Grant Type : UNICEF Aceh Operation Fund – Principle Consultant

Title :  Planning and Monitoring UNICEF Aceh East Coast WES Project

Amount :  IDR 157,451,714 ( approximately RM 52,765)

Period :  January 2007 – June 2007

Ref. Code :  SSA/IDSO/2007/00000182-0

3

Grant Type : UNICEF Aceh Operation Fund – Principle Consultant

Title :  Planning and Monitoring UNICEF Aceh East Coast WES Project

Amount :  IDR 96,458,000 ( approximately RM 32,325)

Period  :  August 2007 – December 2007

Ref. Code :  SSA/IDSO/2007/00000182-0

RESEARCH PRODUCTS

  1. Bio-Electrochemical Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment using Three Dimensional (3-D) Palm Shell Based Activated Carbon Reactor, Ekspo Rekacipta dan Pameran Penyelidikan Unimap 2011, 11 January 2011 (Gold Medal, Co-Researcher)
  2. Electrochemical Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment using Three Dimensional (3-D) Palm Shell Based Activated Carbon Reactor, International Invention Innovation and Technology Exhibition, 17-19 May 2012 (Bronze Medal, Co-Researcher)
  3. Pilot Plant of Ozonation and Biological Treatment for Advanced Drinking Water Treatment, International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex 2012), Kangar, April 26 – 29, 2012 (Bronze Medal, Co-Researcher)
  4. Pilot Plant of Ozonation and Biological Treatment for Advanced Drinking Water Treatment, Ekspo Rekacipta dan Pameran Penyelidikan Unimap 2012, 6 January 2013 (Bronze Medal, Main-Researcher)
  5. Rubber Sludge Volume Reduction by Ozonation, International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex 2014), Pauh Putra (Gold Medal, Main-Researcher)
  6. Regeneration of Spent Activated Carbon from Wastewater Treatment Plant Application, International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex 2015), Pauh Putra April 18 – 19, 2015 (Gold Medal, Main-Researcher)
  7. Regeneration of Spent Activated Carbon, Asian Young Inventors Exhiibition (AYIE 2015), 21-25 May 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Silver Medal, Co-Researcher)
  8. Spent Carbon Regeneration by NaOH and Hot Water, i-ENVEC 2016, PauhPutra 27 January 2016 (Silver Medal, Main Researcher)
Consultancy:
  1. Environmental Engineer, Midterm Evaluation for USAID-ESP Program in Indonesia, joining Mendez England & Associates (Jan – Mar 2008)
  2. Acheh East Coast Water and Sanitation Project Consultant, UNICEF Aceh (Oct 2006 – Dec 2007)
Community Service:
  1. Water and Sanitation Manager for Community Water Supply System, Int Fed Red Cross, Nias Indonesia (May - Sept 2008)
  2. Water and Sanitation Coordinator for Tsunami response program, Save the Children Inc Indonesia (Apr 2005 – Sept 2006)
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