Past Event

One Day Workshop on Industrial Wastewater Analysis
Venue: Wisma IEM
Date & Time: 09 Jul 2012 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Closed
CPD: 5
Closing Date Before: 06-Jul-2012 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Technical Division - Chemical Engineering

The fluctuation of effluent quality is always a challenge for industrial wastewater treatment. Wastewater analysis conducted by competent personnel is very important to provide accurate characteristics of the effluent so that the actual condition of the treatment efficiency can be evaluated effectively. In practice, precise and consistent measurement is sometimes difficult to obtain and is mainly due to the lack of knowledge and experience in analysis for most cases.

The workshop on "Industrial Wastewater Analysis" is aimed to help in capacity building and to build confidence in industrial wastewater monitoring and analysis. Technicians, engineers, chemists, scientists and researchers who work in water and wastewater related areas are greatly welcome. The objective of this workshop is to provide knowledge, introductory training and basic skills on industrial wastewater analysis through lectures and discussion. Some simple hands-on demonstration will be arranged during the workshop.

Chong Mei Fong
BEng, PhD, MIEM, PEng,
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia.

Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr Chong Mei Fong obtained her BEng (Chemical) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and her PhD at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She received several "Sanggar Sanjung" awards for publications with journals of high impact factor. She joined The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus as an Assistant Professor to start her professional career. In 2009, she worked as a visiting scholar to Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan. In the same year, the WaterInno Award gold medal was conferred on her for her outstanding works on wastewater treatment.

Despite her short academic career, she has been promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 in recognition of her excellence research output. She is also the Deputy Head for Environment Research Division and chairs the Faculty Postgraduate Research Committee. She was active in the Chemical Engineering Technical Division too. She has approximately 20 international publications with 1 book, 2 book chapters and several  research grants with a  total funding of more than RM2 million.

Research interests:
Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr Chong Mei Fong specializes in membrane technology for high strength wastewater treatment, anaerobic and aerobic treatment systems, adsorption process for boron removal and membrane reactor for biodiesel production. Her works involve both modeling and experimental studies with the range from bench scale research to proof of concept by using prototypes. Currently, she is looking at the research in pilot plant scale which will eventually lead to patent development and commercialization. Her projects are funded by Malaysian government bodies and research institutions such as Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MOSTI), Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) Foundation and Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).

She is also engaged with several industrial projects with companies. Those projects mainly focus on the exploration of new commercially viable techniques to achieve different targets simultaneously, such as maximizing energy recovery from wastewater, optimizing wastewater treatment efficiency, upgrading of treatment plant capacity and improvement on treated effluent quality. She has undertaken a few consultation works and professional services such as wastewater characteristics study (WWCS), consultations related to the environmental regulations, process design and optimization of treatment plants, trouble-shooting and plant commissioning and trials.

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