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Keynote speech

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Keynote speech of ICSDWE2019

Professor Abdulrazag Y. Zekri

United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)

Title: Optimization of Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Hydrocarbons from a contaminated soil: An Experimental Approach

Professor Abdulrazag Y. Zekri received his B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. He has spent more than two decades in the petroleum industry. Professor Zekri worked as a consultant to the management committees of Waha Oil Co., Agip Oil Company, and the Petroleum Research Centre of Libya. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 papers on new developments and technical issues in the areas of improved oil recovery, flow through porous media, environmental aspects of petroleum production, and petroleum contracts. He has edited and refereed technical papers in widely respected journals. Professor Zekri is currently working as a professor of petroleum engineering at the United Arab Emirates University.

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University (South Korea)

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, graduated from textile engineering department, Hanyang University in 1979. He worked for Hyejeon College, 1982-1990 and Howon University, 1990-1992, Chonnam National University, 1992-2005 and now works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. He worked in International Geosynthetics Society as Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is members of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics from 1998.He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published more than 842 procedings in the domestic and international conferences. He wrote 20 Korean and English texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 143 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2017 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.

Prof. Dr. Keiji Ujikawa

The Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University (Japan)

Professor, the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan. He specializes in environmental economics, environmental policy studies, environmental valuation and economic statistics. Professor Ujikawa's research interests include indicators, decision-making and impact assessment of sustainable development. He is also interested in economic/social/environmental effects of renewable energy (energy conservation) expansion. In 1996, He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. And in 1998 and 2002, He got his Master's degree in Economics and Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. In 2007, He was a visiting researcher in the Business School at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. He published several books and a lot of academic articles, and the representatives of research projects. And He has trained many Master's/Ph.D. students from abroad. He is a director of Japan Environmental Council (JEC), a director (general affairs) of Japan Association on the Environmental Studies (JAES). He is also a editorial committee member and program committee member of (PAPAIOS), a program committee member of Japan Evaluation Society (JES). And He is a member of Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (SEEPS); Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies (JACEM) etc. He will be an executive committee member(chairperson) of annual meeting of JES, Yokohama, Japan in 2018 and JAES, Yokohama, Japan in 2019.


Vice President – Global Process Engineering, Headworks International, Inc., USA.

Title: Impact of Nutrients on Water Environment: Global Perspectives, Control Technologies and Policy

Over 30 years of experience in multiple areas of process engineering – design; operation, start-up and commissioning; R&D and permit support. Primary roles – management of complex projects requiring technology based innovative solutions to municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Experience in multiple business sectors - large municipal wastewater treatment plants, industrial wastewater treatment for Oil & Gas, chemical and petrochemical, food and beverage, and power plants.

Mr. Afnan Din

Vice President and Process Manager, Headworks International, Inc., USA.

Afnan Joined Headworks Bio Inc. with over 10 years of experience in the water industry in both Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Headworks Bio, Afnan worked for two of the largest and well- respected Engineering consultants in the industry. He began his career in the United Kingdom working with MWH as a process engineer where he developed skills working on several leading water, waste water, and sludge treatment processes. During this time, he developed in-house process design tools, acted as lead design process engineer for nutrient removal schemes, and was responsible for process commissioning of several wastewater and sludge treatment sites. Afnan was the lead process engineer part of a sludge strategy team responsible for carrying out feasibility studies to develop sustainable solutions for sludge management for several UK utilities, including treatment and disposal. Afnan developed for Southern Water a 30-year sludge master plan which included provision for anaerobic digestion, sludge drying and incineration. Subsequently Afnan joined Halcrow (Now CH2MHill) in UAE where he was primarily responsible for developing Halcrows process capability and process team in the region. During this time, he gained significant experience in several advanced water and wastewater technologies, including working on the detail design and commissioning of MBR, MBBRs, RO and ozone treatment plants. Currently Mr. Din is closely supporting engineering and consulting firms in Hong Kong on the conceptual design of several wastewater treatment plants in the region.

Mr. Murat Kunelbayev

Institute of Information and Computing Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Title: Interaction Of A Hydraulic Stream And Lattices Of Profiles Of The Hydro Turbines In Micro Hydroelectric Power Station



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