Md. Shahinoor Islam

Associate Professor

Research Expertise

  • Water and wastewater (municipal and industrial) treatment
  • Water audit for water and energy efficiency
  • Optimization of water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Environmental biotechnology

Education

2002

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

2007

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

2014

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Research Interests

Water and wastewater (municipal and industrial) treatment

  • Adsorption: Biochar synthesis and application
  • Advanced oxidation: Eenton and photocatalytic processes
  • Nanocomposite synthesis and application
  • Physico-chemical treatment
  • Biological treatment
  • application of microbial fuel cells

Water audit for water and energy efficiency


Optimization of water and wastewater treatment plants


Environmental biotechnology

Selected Publications and Projects

Referred Journal Publications

  • Neon, M. H. K., Islam, M. S., 2019. MoO3 and Ag co-synthesized TiO2 as a novel heterogeneous photocatalyst with enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity for methyl orange dye degradation. 2019. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management. 12, 10244
  • Al-Mamun, M. R., Kader, S., Islam, M. S., Khan, M.Z.H. 2019. Photocatalytic Activity Improvement and Application of UV-TiO2 Photocatalysis in Textile Wastewater Treatment: A Review. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 7(5),103248.
  • Kwak, J., Islam, M. S., Wang, S., Messele, S.A.,  Naeth, M. A., Gamal El-Din, M., Chang, S. X. 2019. Biochar properties and lead(II) adsorption capacity depend on feedstock type, pyrolysis temperature, and steam activation. Chemosphere, 31, 393-404.
  • Islam, M. S., McPhedran, K. N., Messele, S.A.,  Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. 2018. Isotherms and kinetics studies on adsorption of oil sands process-affected water organic compounds using granular activated carbon. Chemosphere, 202, 716-725.
  • Zhang, Y., Islam, M. S., Dong, S. McPhedran, K. N., Rashed, E.  M., El-Shafei, M.  M., Noureldin, A. M., Gamal El-Din, M. A Comparative Study of microbial dynamics and phosphorus removal for two innovative side-stream wastewater treatment processes. RSC Advances,  7, 45938-45948.
  • Islam, M. S., Zhang, Y., Dong, S. McPhedran, K. N., Rashed, E.  M., El-Shafei, M.  M., Noureldin, A. M., Gamal El-Din, M. Dynamics of microbial community structure and nutrients removal from an innovative side-stream enhanced biological phosphorus removal process. Journal of Environmental Management, 198(1), 300-307.
  • Meshref, M., Klamerth, N., Islam, M. S., Fu, L, McPhedran, K. N., Stafford, J., Belosevic, M., Gamal El-Din, M. 2017. Understanding the similarities and differences between ozone and peroxone in the degradation of naphthenic acids: Comparative performance for potential treatment. Chemosphere, 180, 149-159.
  • Islam, M. S. Zhang, Y., McPhedran, K. N., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. 2016. Mechanistic investigation of industrial wastewater naphthenic acids removal using granular activated carbon (GAC) biofilm based processes. Science of the Total Environment. 541, 238-246.
  • Islam, M. S. Zhang, Y., McPhedran, K. N., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. Next-Generation Pyrosequencing Analysis of Microbial Biofilm Communities on Granular Activated Carbon in Treatment of Oil Sands Process-Affected Water. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81(12), 4037-4048.
  • Islam, M. S. Zhang, Y., McPhedran, K. N., Liu, Y.,  Gamal El-Din, M. Granular activated carbon for simultaneous adsorption and biodegradation of toxic oil sands process-affected water organic compounds. Journal of Environmental Management. 152, 49-57.
  • Dong, T., Zhang, Y., Islam, M. S., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. 2015. The impact of various ozone pre-treatment doses on the performance of endogenous microbial communities for the remediation of oil sands process-affected water. International Biodeterioration and biodegradation. 91, 111-118.
  • Islam, M. S. Dong, T., McPhedran, K. N., Sheng, Z., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. Impact of ozonation pre-treatment of oil sands process-affected water on the operational performance of a GAC-fluidized bed biofilm reactor. Biodegradation. 25(6), 811-823.
  • Islam, M. S., Jesus, M., Chelme-Ayala, P., Gamal El-Din, M. 2014. Prediction of naphthenic acids species degradation by kinetic and surrogate models during the ozonation of oil sands process-affected water. Science of the Total Environment. 493, 282–290.
  • Islam, M. S. Dong, T., Sheng, Z., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. 2014. Microbial community structure and operational performance of a fluidized bed biofilm reactor treating oil sands process-affected water. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 91, 111–118.
  • Nian, S., Chelme-Ayala, P., Klaumerth, N., Mcphedran K. N., Islam, M. S., Perez-Estrada, L., Drzewicz, P., Bulunt, B., Hagen, M., Bhelosovic, M., Gamal El-Din, M. 2014. Advanced analytical mass spectrometric techniques and bioassays to characterize untreated and ozonated oil sands process-affected water, Environmental Science and Technology, 48 (19), 11090–11099.
  • Hagen, M. O., Katzenback, B. A., Islam, M. S., Gamal El-Din, M., Belosevic, M.  The analysis of Goldfish (Carassius auratus L.) innate immune responses after acute and subchronic exposures to oil sands process-affected water. Toxicological Sciences. 138, 59-68.
  • Islam, M. S., Tumpa, F., Xue, J. Kai, C. Liu, Sharma, K., Shi, Y., Y. 2014. Biological fixed film. Water Environment Research. Literature Review. 86(10),1070-1100.
  • Pereira, A. S., Islam, M. S. Gamal El-Din, M., Martin, J. W. 2013. Ozonation degrades all detectable organic compound classes in oil sands process-affected water; an application of high-performance liquid chromatography/orbitrap mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 27, 2317-2326.
  • Hwang, G., Dong, T., Islam, M. S., Sheng, Z. Y., Perez-Estrada, L. A., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. 2013. The impacts of ozonation on oil sands process-affected water biodegradability and biofilm formation characteristics in bioreactors. Bioresource Technology. 130, 269-277.
  • Choi, J., Islam, M. S., Tumpa, F., Liu, Y. 2013. Biological fixed film. Water Environment Research. Literature Review. 85 (10), 1060-1091.
  • Islam, S., Hwang,G. Liu, Y. 2012. Biological fixed film. Water Environment Research. Literature Review. 84 (10), 1081-1113.
  • Wesley, M .J., Lerner, R. N., Kim, E-S, Islam,  S., Liu, Y. 2011. Biological fixed film. Water Environment Research. Literature Review. 83 (10), 1150-1186.
  • Pourrezaei, P., Afzal, A., Ding, N., Islam, M. S., Moustafa, A., Drzewicz, P., Chelme-Ayala, P., Gamal El-Din, M. 2010. Physico-chemical processes. Water Environment Research. Literature Review. 82(10), 997-1072.
  • Islam, M.S., Quader, A. K. M. A. 2008. Laboratory-scale production of commercial grade calcium carbonate from lime-soda process. Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin, 12, 1-6.

Conference Proceedings and Papers Presented

  • Nargis, F., Sharna, A.S.,  Ahmed, S.  Islam, M.S. 2017. Comparative study of effect of pac and gac on removal of waste from textile dyeing wastewater. International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChe), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 330-338.
  • Chowdhury, B., Hossain, S.M.M., Islam, M.S., 2017. Optimization of coagulants and polyelectrolyte dose for the treatment of industrial dyeing wastewater. International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChe), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 405-411.
  • Chowdhury, B., Hossain, S.M.M., Islam, M.S., 2017. Optimization of coagulants and polyelectrolyte dose for the treatment of industrial dyeing wastewater. The Fifth International Conference on Water Energy and Environment (ICWEE), American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 396-405.
  • Sharna, A.S., Nargis, F., Islam, M.S., Ahmed, S.  2016. Treatment of textile waste water by adsorption using granular activated carbon along with isotherm modeling and kinetics. New Zealand Academy of Applied Research Ltd-International Conference on Sustainability, Green Buildings, Environmental Engineering & Renewable Energy, 08 December 2016, Kualalampur, Malaysia.
  • Sharna, A.S., Nargis, F., Islam, M. S. 2016. Treatment of textile wastewater using powdered activated carbon: isotherm and kinetic study. 1st Bangladesh Civil Engineering SUMMIT, 24 November 2016, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, EE 122-129.
  • Islam, M. S., Quader, A. K. M. A. 2008. A study for enhanching yield of caustic soda in causticization reaction for industrial application. 2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering, 29-30 December 2008, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 104-110.
  • Chang, X., Kwak, J., Islam, M.S., Wang, S., Ok, Y. S., Gamal El-Din, ., and Naeth, M.A., Characterizing and Optimizing Biochars for Contaminant Removal from Wastewater, The 4thAsia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC 2018), November 03-08, 2018, Foshan, China
  • Meshref, M., Islam, M. S., Klamerth, N., Gamal El-Din, M.. Impact of ozone and peroxone advanced oxidation processes on the degradation of naphthenic acids species and detoxification of oil sands process-affected water, 4th European Conference on Application on Advanced Application Processes-EAAOP4, 21-24 October 2015, Athens, Greece.
  • Islam, M. S., Zhang, Y., Sun, N, Liu, L., Gamal El-Din, M. Microbial community structure characterization and evaluation of degradation mechanisms from GAC biofilm treatment of OSPW, COSIA Innovation Summit, 31 March-02 April 2015, Banff, Canada.
  • Islam, M. S., Zhang, , McPhedran, K., N., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M.. Evaluation of adsorption and biodegradation mechanisms of NAs in a simultaneous adsorption and biodegradation treatment of OSPW. 4th Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI) Science Forum and Workshop, 29-30 September 2014, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Islam, M. S., Zhang, Y., Sun, N, Liu, L., Gamal El-Din, M. Characterization of naphthenic acids removal from oil sands process-affected water in a study of biofilm treatment. COSIA Water Conference and Workshops, 29-31 March 2014, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Islam, M. S., Zhang, Y., Sun, N, Liu, L., Gamal El-Din, M. Characterization of organics removal from oil sands process-affected water by granular activated carbon in a simultaneous adsorption and biodegradation study. 3rd Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI) Science Forum and Workshop, 19-20 September 2013, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Islam, M. S., Dong, T., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M.. Combined Ozonation and Biofilm Reactor Treatment for Oil Sands Process-Affected Water. CONRAD Water Conference and Workshops, 11-13 March 2012, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Islam, M. S., Dong, , Sheng, Z., Kim, E-S., Perez-Estrada, L. A., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. A Study of Granular Activated Carbon-Fluidized Bed Biofilm Reactor for the Treatment of Fresh and Ozonated Oil Sands Process-Affected Water. 2nd HAI Science Forum, 10-11 September 2012, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Islam, M. S., Liu, Y., Gamal El-Din, M. Fluidized Bed Biofilm Reactor: An Innovative Process for Oil Sands Tailings Ponds Water Treatment. 1st HAI Science Forum – 29-30 September 2011, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Published Scientific Report

  • McPhedran, K. N., Islam, M. S., Gamal El-Din, M. 2014. Development of a novel engineered bioprocess for oil sands process-affected water and tailings fines/bitumen/water separation. The Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN), University of Alberta, School of Energy and the Environment, Edmonton, Alberta. OSRIN Report No. TR-63. 28 pp. (External link to paper)

Professional Service

  • Working as a specialist of ETP upgradation for attaining zero discharge at Ashugonj Fertilizer and Chemicals Ltd.(AFCCL), Ashugonj, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh (since June 2019).
  • Working as a team member on “study of lubricating petroleum operation in Bangladesh with special emphasis on different grade and their relative contribution to energy efficiency and impact on machine and environment” with collaboration of Bangladesh Energy regulatory Commission (since December 2018).
  • Worked as a team member on verification of installation of imported capital machineries and accessories at Carbon Holdings Ltd., Golra, Charkhonda, Manikgonj (2018-2019).
  • “Reviewed Tender document” and provided expert suggestions for upgradation of Reverse Osmosis pretreatment plant for production of boiler feed water for Eastern Refinery Ltd., Chittagong, Bangladesh (2016-2019).
  • Worked as a specialist on Shutdown of the Shahjalal Fertilizer Company Limited (SFCL) due to earth quake (2017-2018).
  • Worked as consultant on DCS control system and smooth operation of SFCL (2017-2018).
  • Worked as a specialist on process safety analysis of Diammonium Phosphate Fertilizer Company Ltd.(DAPFCL), Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Worked as a specialist of ETP (capacity: 50 m3/day) upgradation for attaining zero discharge at Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh (2016-2017).
  • Worked as a design Engineer of ETP for Pharmaceuticals wastewater treatment (capacity: 15 m3/day) at Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Rupgonj, Narayangonj, Bangladesh (May 2016-2017).
  • Worked as a specialist of ETP upgradation for attaining zero discharge at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh (2016).
  • Worked as a team member of Emission and technology specialist from Hoffmann brick-kiln around Dhaka city (the project was funded by UNDP), Bangladesh (2015- 2016).
  • Worked as a technology specialist for evaluation of feasibility of restart-up of Khulna Newsprint Mills (KNM), Khulna, Bangladesh (a closed company of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), Bangladesh) (2009).
  • Worked as Emission specialist on safe disposal of 180 ton carbon disulfide (CS2) by incineration technology at Karnaphuli Paper Mill (KPM), Chittagong, Bangladesh (a company of BCIC) (2008).
  • Worked as a team member of Emission specialist on ammonia leakage and ambient urea dust problem in/around Jamuna Fertilizer Company Ltd., Tarakandi, Jamalpur (a company of BCIC, Bangladesh) (2007).

  • Coordinator, Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC) of Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET.
  • General Secretary, BUET Chemical Engineering Alumni Association since December 2018.
  • Member, Proceeding sub-committee, International Conference on Chemical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, 20-22 December 2017.
  • Tabulator, Postgraduate Studies of Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET since 2016.
  • Reviewer,Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin of Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET.
  • Reviewer, Carbonates and Evaporates, Northeastern Science Foundation (U.S.A.), Springer, Verlag
  • Reviewer, “Journal of Environmental Management”, Elsevier.

Honors and Awards

  • Best poster award on “Evaluation of adsorption and biodegradation mechanisms of NAs in a simultaneous adsorption and biodegradation treatment of OSPW”, 4th Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI) Science Forum and Workshop, 29-30 September 2014, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Travel award to Germany (HAI) for presenting “A study of granular activated carbon-fluidized bed biofilm reactor for the treatment of fresh and ozonated oil sands process-affected water”, 2nd HAI Science Forum, 10-11 September 2012, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Dean’s list Award, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh: 1999, 2000, 2001.
  • Board Scholarship award, Jessore Board: 1997-2001