Attending a workshop on "Quantitative Risk Assessment in oil and gas industries" for 2 days at Istana Hotel in KL. The workshop was well organised by EICO Consultants , the materials given were exceptionally important and useful. The hands-on exercises were easy to follow. The course was conducted by Dr. Anand Pillay.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
The drilling of monitoring borehole at the Ampar Tenang Landfill site. Seven monitoring boreholes were installed in 2004 as part of the IRPA research project headed by Prof. Abd. Rahim Samsudin and my self.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sg Sabai Level O Landfill is located in Hulu Selangor. The site is not properly managed, the waste is exposed to rainfall. The leachate was clearly observed on site and it flows into the water logged area which is just a few meters from the site. This is a good example of NIMBY syndrome...Not In My Backyard. But it is ok In Someone Else Backyard (ISEBY).
Kubang Badak landfill has been visited very recently. The site was properly closed by the Authority. The site is located not very far from the Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill which was built to replace Kubang Badak Landfill by KUB-Berjaya Sdn Bhd.
I have attended an International Conference of Brownfield Asia 2008 which was held at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. The conference was organised by IEM (Malaysia). I presented a paper with a title "soils and surface water contaminations at abandoned tin mine in Sg Lembing Pahang". The conference was from 21-22 October 2008.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
GEE2008 was held in Kyoto Japan this year (2008). I attended the conference and presented a paper entitled "Groundwater contamination: current status in Malaysia". The conference was successfully organised by Prof Kamon and colleagues.
I spent 3 months of my sabbatical leave to do a research project at Cambridge University. I worked with Profesor Kenichi Soga and Panos. The project was entitled "DNAPL movement and dissolution rate in porous medium".
I had the opportunity to visit Goa on the 1st till 7th of October 2008. It was a wonderful experience. I stayed at Marriott Hotel for 4 nights, the hotel was excellent and the food was nice as well. I attended an International Conference in Geomechanics organised by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The conference was well organised!. I had a wonderful time in Goa.
This photo was captured after the final examination on October 2008. The students will be leaving to ITM in Bandung to complete the programme. The course was carefully designed by both UKM in Malaysia and ITB in Indonesia. The programme is conducted at UKM in the 1st year and at ITB in the 2nd year. I teach STAG6442 Environmental Risk Assessment in this MSc Programme. I would like to wish the very best in your future!!.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Fresh leachate (i.e. waste juice) from landfill "farm". It flows straight to Sg Kembong especially during rainy session. This photo was taken in August 2008. The same river had ammonium problem originated from this landfill before (2006?). It caused pollution and degraded the water quality of Semenyeh Dam. So, the authorities never learnt from the previous accident!! Dont they??.
Geotechnical centrifuge has been built at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The project is funded by Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. This centrifuge can be used for environmental and geotechnical applications such as migration of pollutants in soils, stability of embankment, earthquake, etc.