Keynote Speaker for Green Chemistry Conference- Wei Zhang
Anwar Ahmad
University of Nizwa, Oman
Title : Industrial wastewater treatment and as an energy sources, carbon emission reduction: Towards a cleaner production


Abstract: Improper techniques for the treatment and management of effluent produce hazards to people and contribute to global warming. In all over the world, the total crude oil palm production in the countries Various studies reveal that about 80% of effluent is disposed off partially treated in open dumps. The generated certified emission reductions (CERs) estimated and favored the treatment of wastewater in anaerobic reactor by replacing open lagoon of aerobic system for cleaner production. The clean development mechanism (CDM) encourages the utilization of upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors for effluent treatment and methane capture to earn CER credits as a source of revenue.



  1. Anwar Ahmad is a Professor and quality control director in the College of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nizwa, Oman. The main areas of his interest include industrial and hazardous waste treatment techniques and sustainable energy production methane and hydrogen, heavy metal ions removal by bacterial strain and bacterial biomass, municipal solid waste management.
  2. He is organized a number of training program, workshop and symposia for the benefits of practicing engineer and professionals. He has published 105 international and national journals, US patents and books. He is guiding nine Ph.D and 10 Master students in the areas of sustainable industrial wastewater treatment for energy towards clean production and carbon emission and reduction. Wastewater reclamation and reuse, wastewater treatment design reactor, Microbial fuel cell develop from dual waste degradation-nano-sensitization, Quality of water, natural organic decay in pipe network and storage tank, nano tube desalination and compact wetlands technology.