Farrah Aini Dahalan, Dr.

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  • farrahaini@unimap.edu.my
  • farrahaini@unimap.edu.my
Academic Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

 

Master of Science (Environmental Biotechnology)

Universiti Putra Malaysia

 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Microbiology)

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Current Professional Membership:
  • Research Fellow – Biogranulation Technology Research Unit, Institute of Water Resources and Environmental Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Committee – Malaysian Young Water Professionals
  • Member - International Water Association
  • Member - Asian Federation of Biotechnology
  • Member - Malaysian Water Association
  • Member - Malaysian Society for Microbiology
  • Member - Biochemistry and Microbiology Club (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
  • Member - Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences Postgraduate Club (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Editor-in-chief – Journal of Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology
  • Committee – International Water Association Young Water Professional 2015 Conference
  • Committee - IWA-UTM International Publication Workshop 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Programme Coordinator - Earth Day @ UniMAP 2012, UniMAP-Perlis
  • Group Coordinator – Pelan Strategik (Keindahan Fizikal) Perlis Maju 2015
  • Group Coordinator – KPI (Internationalization), The School of Environmental Engineering, UniMAP
  • Researcher – ‘Green Campus’, UniMAP
  • Subject Coordinator/Teaching Team:
    • EAT 303 (Wastewater Engineering)
    • EAT 332 (Environmental Impact Assessment)
    • EAT 343 (Public Health & Occupational Safety)
    • EAT101 (Basic Ecology)
    • EAT441 (Environmental Bioremediation)
    • EAT235 (Geo-environmental Engineering)
Previous Employment:

2011 to Current: School of Environmental Engineering

Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Position: Lecturer

2007: Department of Biochemistry,

Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular

Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Position: Research Assistant

2005: Bio-X Technologies Sdn.Bhd.

(A subsidiary of PERISAI Petroleum Teknologi Bhd.)

Position: Researcher

           Department of Biochemistry,

Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies,

Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Position: Research Assistant

Conferences and Training:
  • Syahirah, S.N.,Anida, Y.Nazirah, M.Y.H., (...), Dahalan, F.A.Khalilah, A.K.. 2013. Optimization of Aloe vera and alginate as encapsulating matrices for Lactobacillus acidophilus using FCCD-RSM approach. Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 3rd International Conference on System Engineering and Technology, ICSET 2013. Article number 6650140, Pages 43-47.
  • Rosnida Rasli, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Nur Liza Abd Rahim, Roshazita Che Amat, and Norlia Mohamad Ibrahim. (2013). Conversion of Defected Rubber Glove Into Eco-Friendly Product. International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX 2013). 27-30 April 2013. Kangar, Perlis.
  • Farrah Aini Dahalan, Sara Yasina Yusuf, Amiza Amneera Wan Ahmad, and Norwahidatul Azura Zainon Najib. (2012). Rubber Industrial Wastewater Granular Sludge Bioreactor. BIOMALAYSIA 2012. 5-7th November 2012. Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Kuala Lumpur.
  • Umi Fazara Md Ali, Razi Ahmad, Mohd Irfan Hatim Mohamed Dzahir, Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, and Farrah Aini Dahalan. (2012). Electrochemical Waste Electric And Electrobic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment Using Three-Dimensional (3-D) Palm Shell Based Activated Carbon Reactor. International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition 2012 (ITEX). 17-19th May 2012. Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Kuala Lumpur.
  • Parimoolam, S., Ahmad. N.A., and Dahalan, F.A. (2012). Physicochemical Study for Granular Sludge Formation in Rubber Industrial Wastewater. International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX 2012). 27-29 April 2012. Kangar, Perlis
  • A. Dahalan. and Parimoolam, S. Development of Granular Sludge for Rubber Industrial Wastewater. Ekspo dan Pameran Hari Air Sedunia 2012. 24 March 2012. Parit Buntar, Perak
  • A. Dahalan, Z. Ujang, Z. Z. Noor, Salmiati, A Nor Anuar, Hamdzah, M. Elemental Composition of Aerobic Granules Developed Under Phototrophic and Non-Phototrophic Condition. The 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition- Towards sustainable water supply and recycling system. 2-6 Oct 2011. Tokyo International Forum. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Norhayati Abdullah, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Zaini Ujang, Adibah Yahya, Nurul Izza Mat Saat. Characterisation of Microbial Bioflocs for Palm Oil Mill Effluent Treatment in Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). The 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition- Towards sustainable water supply and recycling system. 2-6 Oct 2011. Tokyo International Forum. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Farrah Aini Dahalan. Global Outreach Program: UTM – Presented CO2 Emmision Reduction in a Sequencing Batch Reactor by Phototrophic Bacteria at Nagoya Institute of Technology and Osaka Sangkyo University. 7 – 15 Mei 2010. Japan
  • A. Dahalan, A. Nor Anuar, Z. Z. Noor, and Z. Ujang. Photosynthetic Aerobic Granular Sludge: Physicochemical Properties of Facultative Phototrophic Bacterial Growth for Aerobic Biogranulation in a Sequencing Batch Reactor. The 1st IWA Malaysia Young Water Professionals Conference (IWAYP2010), 1-4 March 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 983-9805-86-4.
  • Farrah Aini Dahalan, Zaini Ujang, Zainura Zainon Noor, Salmiati and Aznah Nor Anuar. 2010. Sustainable Value of Phototrophic Bacteria in Reducing CO2 Emission in an SBR. Proceedings of Postgraduate Seminar on Water Sustainability. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-9805-82-6.
  • A. Dahalan, A. Nor Anuar, Z. Z. Noor, Salmiati, Z. Ujang and G.Olsson. Formation of Photosynthetic Aerobic Granular Sludge. International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology (ICMSM) 2009, 1 – 4 December 2009, Parkroyal Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.
  • A. Dahalan, A. Nor Anuar, Z. Z. Noor, Z. Ujang and G.Olsson. The Challenge to Develop Photosynthetic Aerobic Granular Sludge: Optimization of Photosynthetic Condition for Facultative Phototrophic Bacterial Growth in A Sequencing Batch Reactor. The 3rd IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition. 18 – 22 October 2009. Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Farrah Aini Dahalan, Zaini Ujang, Aznah Nor Anuar, Zainura Zainon Noor, Gustaf Olsson. Aerobic Granulation Technology: A Review. Water Malaysia 2009 Conference. 19 - 21 May 2009,Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Aznah Nor Anuar, Zaini Ujang, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Mark van Loosdrecht and Gustaf Olsson. Physical Strength of Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS). International Conference and Expo on Environmental Management and Technologies, 10 - 12 Disember 2008, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Research and Publications:

Research Grant

Research Projects:
 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

Project 7 (2016)

Collaborator:   Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Grant         :   CLMV - Vietnam

Project Cost:   RM 70,000

Status       : On-going

Role:           Co-Researcher

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 6 (2012)

Collaborator:   Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Teknikal Melaka

Grant         :   MTUN-COE

Project Cost:   RM 79,500

Status       : On-going

Role:           Project Leader

 

3.

Project 5 (2013)

Collaborator: UTM, Skudai

Grant         :   RAGS

Project Cost:   RM 45,960

Status       : On-going

Role:         : Co-Researcher

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

Project 4 (2013)

Collaborator: UTM, Skudai

Grant         :   FRGS

Project Cost:   RM 88,000

Status       : On-going

Role:         : Project Leader

 

5.

Project 3 (2013)

Grant         :   FRGS

Project Cost:   RM 97,000

Status       : On-going

Role:         : Co-Researcher

6. Project 2 (2013)

Grant         :   RACE

Project Cost:   RM 52,000

Status       : On-going

Role:         : Project Leader

7. Project 1 (2013)

Grant         :   RACE

Project Cost:   RM 55,000

Status       : On-going

Role:         : Co-Researcher

Publication

  • Karamba, K.I., Ahmad, S.A., Zulkharnain, A., Syed, M.A., Khalil, K.A., Shamaan, N.A., Dahalan, F.A., Shukor, M.Y. (2016). Optimisation of biodegradation conditions for cyanide removal by Serratia marcescens strain AQ07 using one-factor-at-a-time technique and response surface methodology. DOI: 10.1007/s12210-016-0516-8
  • Oon, Y.-L., Ong, S.-A. , Ho, L.-N., Wong, Y.-S., Dahalan, F.A., Oon, Y.-S., Lehl, H.K., Thung, W.-E. (2016). Synergistic effect of up-flow constructed wetland and microbial fuel cell for simultaneous wastewater treatment and energy recovery. Bioresource Technology. Volume 203: 190-197. 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.12.011.
  • Hayat, N.M., Shamaan, N.A., Sabullah, M.K., Shukor, M.Y., Syed, M.A., Khalid, A., Dahalan, F.A., Ahmad, S.A. (2016). The use of Lates calcarifer as a biomarker for heavy metals detection. Rendiconti Lincei. Pages 1-10.
  • Hamdzah, M., Ujang, Z., Nasef, M.M., Abdullah, N., Dahalan, F.A. (2015). Removal of Ni(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) from aqueous solutions using cation-exchange resin in fixed-bed column. Desalination and Water Treatment. 12p.
  • Farrah Aini Dahalan*, Norhayati Abdullah, Ali Yuzir, Gustaf Olsson, Salmiati, Myzairah Hamdzah, Mohd Fadhil, Mohd Din, Siti Aqlima Ahmad, Khalilah Abdul Khalil, Aznah Nor Anuar, Zainura Zainon Noor, Zaini Ujang. (2015). A proposed aerobic granules size development scheme for aerobic granulation process. Bioresource Technology. 181: 291-296. 01/2015; 181. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.01.062.
  • Shahabaldin Rezania, Mohd Fadhil Md Din, Shazwin Mat Taib, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Ahmad Rahman Songip, Lakhweer Singh & Hesam Kamyab. (2015). The Efficient Role of Aquatic Plant (WaterHyacinth) in Treating Domestic Wastewater in Continuous System. International Journal of Phytoremediation. OI: 10.1080/15226514.2015.1130018.
  • Siti Aqlima Ahmad, Muhammad Fawwaz Shukor, Nor Aripin Shamaan, Nor Arina Ab Rahman, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Khalilah Abdul Khalil, Mohd. Arif Syed. (2015). Effects of Pesticides and Respiratory Inhibitors on Phenol Degradation by Acinetobacter sp. strain AQ5NOL 1 Immobilized in Gellan Gum. JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY 9(SPECIAL EDITION).
  • Hayat, N.M., Shamaan, N.A., Shukor, M.Y., Sabullah, M.K., Syed, M.A., Khalid, A., Dahalan, F.A., Khalil, K.A., Ahmad, S.A. (2015). Cholinesterase-based biosensor using Lates calcarifer (Asian Seabass) brain for detection of heavy metals. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 376-381.
  • Sabullah, M.K., Ahmad, S.A., Shukor, M.Y., Shamaan, N.A., Khalid, A., Gansau, A.J., Dahalan, F.A., Sulaiman, M.R. (2015). Acetylcholinesterase from Puntius javanicus for the detection of carbamates and organophosphates. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 348-353.
  • Afizah Ayob, Salina Alias, Farrah Aini Dahlan, Ragunathan Santiagoo, Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah, Tjoon Tow Teng. (2015). KINETIC REMOVAL OF Cr6+IN AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE-STABILIZED NANO ZERO-VALENT IRONPARTICLES. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 295–308.
  • Salmiati, Mohd Razman Salim, Zaini Ujang, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Gustaf Olsson . (2014). Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Production from Complex Polymer Organic Waste Using Anaerobic and Aerobic Sequence Batch Reactor. Journal of Biochemistry, Microbiology And Biotechnology. 2:22-27.
  • F A Dahalan, I Yunus, W L W Johari, M Y Shukor, M I E Halmi, N A Shamaan, M A Syed. Growth kinetics of a diesel-degrading bacterial strain from petroleum-contaminated soil. Journal of Environmental Biology 03/2014; 35(2):399-406.
  • Afilah Abd Gami1, Mohd Yunus Shukor1, Khalilah Abdul Khalil2, Farrah Aini Dahalan3, Ariff Khalid4 and Siti Aqlima Ahmad1. Phenol and its toxicity. Journal of Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology (2014 ), Vol. 2, No. 1, 11-24
  • Sasitharan Parimoolam and Farrah Aini Dahalan. Physicochemical Optimization of Granular Sludge in Rubber Industrial Wastewater. JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY, MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (e-ISSN 2289-5779) 12/2013; 1(1):7-10.
  • Maniam, G.P., Hindryawati, N., Nurfitri, I., Jose, R., Ab. Rahim, M.H., Dahalan, F.A., M. Yusoff, M. (2013). Decanter cake as a feedstock for biodiesel production: A first report. Energy Conversion and Management 76 , pp. 527-532.
  • A. Dahalan, A. Nor Anuar, Z.Z. Noor, Z. Ujang. Appllication of Photosynthetic Granular Sludge in Reducing Wastewater Emission. Water Malaysia: The Malaysian Water Association Quaterly. Issue No. 19. August 2009. ISSN:1675-2392. (http://www.mwa.org.my/upload/MWA19thissue.pdf)
  • Shukor, M.Y., Dahalan, F.A., Jusoh, A.Z., Muse, R., Shamaan, N.A. and Syed, M.A. 2009. Characterization of A Diesel-Degrading Strain Isolated from A Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Site. Journal of Environmental Biology. 30(1):145-50.
Consultancy:
  • Assistant Consultant (Environmental Impact Assessment)
    • 2015 (3 projects)
    • 2016 (1 project /on-going)
Community Service:
  • Festival Alam dan Manusia Lembah Bujang 2016
  • Earth Day PPKAS 2013
  • Research Advisor - Malaysian International Young InventorsOlympiad (MIYIO) 2012: Sekolah Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh.
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