Dr. Md. Khalekuzzaman
BSc, MASc, PhD, P.Eng. (Canada), FIEB
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna -9203, Bangladesh.
Mail : kzaman@ce.kuet.ac.bd
Website : www.kuet.ac.bd/ce/kzaman/

Dr. Khalekuzzaman, P.Eng. is a civil and environmental engineer with more than eighteen (18) years of extensive research, professional and academic experience in the field of environmental engineering both in Bangladesh and Canada. He has been working to develop a simplistic sustainable approach for wastewater treatment and bioenergy (as biofuels) production for most of the developing countries located in subtropical-tropical regions. As part of his research work, he has already developed a novel low-cost HABR with optimum hydraulic and treatment efficiency for domestic and industrial wastewater treatment. In addition, he worked as a senior environmental project manager/engineer for more than seven (7) years in the water and environmental division at Canadian construction and engineering giant SNC-Lavalin Inc., one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world. He has more than ten (10) years exclusive experience conducting and managing large scale complex environmental projects related to contaminated hydrogeological study, remediation of contaminated groundwater, water supply and sanitation project, water and wastewater treatment, environmental health and safety, liquid hazardous waste management, environmental compliances, environmental site assessment and complex remediation of contaminated lands. He has extensive management experience through a wide range of environmental projects (from $400K to $5M) from planning to implementation stages.

His current research focuses on hybridization of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems (e.g., Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (ABR), Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), etc.); and optimization of microalgae biofuels/biocrude production focussing on low-cost microalgae harvesting techniques (e.g. gravity settling, auto/bio flocculation, etc.), and optimization of biocrude production through hydrothermal liquefaction process. The primary objectives of his research are to develop a simplistic sustainable approach for wastewater treatment and bioenergy (as biofuels) production for most of the developing countries located in subtropical-tropical regions. Currently, he is working to develop a hybrid anaerobic reactor and photobioreactor to generate bioenergy from wastewater which would serve as a double-edged solution to mitigating wastewater crisis and cogenerating algal biomass for biofuel production in Bangladesh. In addition, his research also focuses on finding a low-cost faecal sludge treatment technology/approach resulting a high-value end product for sustainable faecal sludge management (FSM) system in context of subtropical-tropical climate regions. Moreover, he is working as the program coordinator for Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS) Programme under transfer of the IHE Delft MSc Programme in Sanitation and related Diploma Programme and Short Courses program at Institute of Disaster Management (IDM), KUET, project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through IHE Delft until 2023. He is also an active participating member of Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation (SUWAS) program since held in Sweden & Cambodia (2016) jointly organized by NIRAS AB and WaterAid, Sweden, on behalf of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). He is also working as a project director on several projects related to advance wastewater treatment towards meeting the Goals 6 of Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) for Bangladesh funded by University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh and WaterAid Bangladesh. Moreover, he has been involved with project proposal preparation and active project coordination member for Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS) Program of IHE Delft MSc Programme in Sanitation and related Diploma Programme and Short Courses which will be offered starting July 2019 by Institute of Disaster Management (IDM), KUET, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through IHE Delft.

He also works as a senior consultant/engineer and/or team leader for design and construction of WASH projects including industrial (e.g., textile) wastewater/effluent treatment plant in order to provide a potentially low-cost, highly efficient sustainable effluent treatment process for a safer environment. As a researcher, he has high-class research experience treating water and wastewater. He was also involved in designing and implementing in-situ groundwater bioremediation treatment system for the complex situation of contaminated industrial lands, bio-pile design, and evaluation for contaminated soil, Remediation by Natural Attenuation (RNA) for contaminated groundwater.

He is an expert on wastewater treatment processes for his comprehensive research work and practical experiences of several environmental projects. He is proficient in the environmental field and laboratory analyses for water, wastewater, microalgae characterization, microalgal lipid extraction, including Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) sampling program. He has about one and half year laboratory testing experience in Canadian laboratory and more than five years in Bangladesh laboratory for water quality parameter of wastewater samples according to “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater”. Dr. Khalekuzzaman is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and Manitoba, Canada; and a fellow member of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB).

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Educational Records

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. CGPA: 3.75, CGPA Scale: 4.0,
Remarks: Prime Minister Gold Medal (First Class First Position with Honours Marks)
 
M.A.Sc. in Environmental Engineering
CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, Canada. -2005)
CGPA: 5.25 out of 6.0,
Thesis Title: A Bench-Scale Sequential Aerated Peat Biofilter System Treating Landfill Leachate Under Varied Loading Rates.
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh. -2019)
CGPA: 4.0, CGPA Scale: 4.0,
Thesis Title: A Hybrid Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (HABR) for the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater in Subtropical Climate
 

Scholarship/Award Received

Teaching and Research Assistantship, University of Western Ontario, Canada
1-Jan-2005
Graduate Scholarship, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Carleton University, Canada
1-Jan-2004
Teaching and Research Assistantship, Carleton University, Canada
1-Jan-2004
Carleton University Academic Excellence Scholarship, Canada
1-Jan-2004
Prime Minister Gold Medal, BIT, Khulna, Bangladesh
1-Jan-2003
Asian Development Bank Scholarship, University of Tokyo, Japan
1-Jan-2003
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarship, University of Newfoundland
1-Jan-2003
Bangladesh Institute of Technology(BIT) Khulna Scholarship
1-Jan-2000

Service Record

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
From 29-Nov-2015 to Present
OrganizationType: University
Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Position: Assistant Professor
Department/Section: Civil Engineering
Working Area: Environmental Engineering
Responsibility:

Major Activities/Projects:

Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS) Programme of IHE Delft MSc Programme in Sanitation and related Diploma Programme and Short Courses, IDM, KUET, Project Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through IHE Delft, (July 2019 - Ongoing)

Working as a Program Coordinator for entire management and organization of the GSGS program.

Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation (SUWAS) Program (Sweden & Cambodia), Funded by SIDA, (2016 - Ongoing)

Actively participating member of Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation (SUWAS) program held in Sweden (May-June, 2017) & Cambodia (October 2017) jointly organized by NIRAS and WaterAid, Sweden, on behalf of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Wastewater Using a Hybrid Anaerobic Reactor and Photobioreactor (HAR-PBR) System, Project Funded by University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh (2019 - Ongoing)

Involved as Project Director of the above mention project funded by UGC, Bangladesh towards innovation for a sustainable wastewater management strategy.

A Hybrid Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (ABR) Treating Domestic Wastewater, An Innovation towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh, Project Funded by WaterAID Bangladesh (2017 - Ongoing)

Currently, working as Project Director (principal investigator/researcher) of the above projected towards meeting goals 6 of SDGs for Bangladesh funded by WaterAID Bangladesh.

Performance Evaluation of an Insulated Anaerobic Baffled Reactor Treating Domestic Wastewater, Project Funded by University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh (2016-2018)

Involved as Project Director of the above mention bench-scale project funded by UGC, Bangladesh towards innovation for a sustainable wastewater management strategy.
SNC LAVALIN INC., TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
From 8-Dec-2008 to 17-Mar-2015
Location: Canada
Position: Sr. Project Manager / Engineer
Working Area: Environment & Water
Status: Full Time
Responsibility:

Major Projects:

Former Marine Terminal, Undisclosed Client, Ontario, Canada, CA $5 000 000, (2011 - 2015)

Complex environmental remediation project for a former marine terminal with multiple stakeholders. Major project components involved excavating approximately 25,000 tonnes of impacted soil and disposing offsite, installation of shoring system along the property line and existing building, removal and decommissioning of former infrastructures and underground product piping as well as the segregation, screening, washing and crushing of impacted soil and blast rock, and in-site bioremediation groundwater treatment.

Remediation Projects Across Ontario, Various Clients, Ontario, Canada, CA $1 000 000, (2009 - 2015)

Projects involve deep excavation below the water table in coarse-textured soil, implementation of shoring systems to support building foundation and/or beside major road way, relocation of utilities and the addition of chemical oxidant to address residual petroleum hydrocarbon contamination.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for Petroleum Facilities, Various Clients, Canada, (2008 - 2015)

Manage several Phase II ESA projects for petroleum facilities including for project management, coordination with the contractor, site reconnaissance, building inspection, supervision of environmental drilling, conduct soil, and groundwater sampling, monitoring wells design and installation, surveying, hydraulic testing, soil vapor surveys using risk assessment approach.

Environmental Services for Former Petroleum Retail and Bulk Plant, Undisclosed Client, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, CA $200 000, (2008 - 2011)

Managed environmental management strategy in accordance with Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Certificates of Approval (CofA) for the site; the CofA was issued for the site to operate as a waste disposal site for the processing of onsite bio-piles constructed with petroleum hydrocarbon impacted soil.
SOIL ENGINEERS LTD., TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
From 17-Mar-2006 to 7-Dec-2008
Location: Canada
Position: Project Manager (Geoenvironmental Engineer)
Department/Section: Environmental Group
Responsibility:  Managed numerous projects including Client liaison involving Phase I and II ESAs, design and conduct site remedial investigation and site remediation for soil and groundwater  Conducted detailed Phase II ESA and hydrogeological investigation to redevelop former auto service site for residential land use  Conducted remedial excavation to remove petroleum hydrocarbon and tetrachloroethene (PERC) solvent contamination from portion of site  Conducted methane landfill gas evaluations at one site to ensure that unacceptable conditions were not present  Performed environmental site reconnaissance, building inspection, supervision of environmental field programs  Prepared site reports including data evaluation, regulatory compliance, plans, drawings and lab results  Provide technical and management support to environmental team for complex site condition with contamination

Professional Training

WHMIS, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada
Duration: 2008-2009
Standard First Aid CPR/AED, St. John Ambulance, Canada
Duration: 2008-2009
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada
Duration: 2008-2015
Fall Protection, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada
Duration: 2008-2015
Confined Space Awarenes (CSA), SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada
Duration: 2008-2015
Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST), Online, Canada
Duration: 2008-2015

Professional Body Membership

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Ontario, Canada
Member Type: P.Eng. (ON, Canada)
Member ID: 100124167
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM)
Member Type: P.Eng. (MB, Canada)
Member ID: 34194

Computer Proficiency


Microsoft Office, FORTRAN, professional graphing and data analysis software - Origin 4.1 and Origin Pro 7.5, WinLog


Research

Environmental Biotechnology
My current research focuses on the followings: (1) hybridization of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems (e.g., Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (ABR), Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), etc.); and (2) optimization of microalgae biofuels production focusing on low-cost microalgae harvesting techniques (e.g. gravity settling, auto/bio flocculation, etc.); and (3) optimization of hydrothermal liquefaction process. The primary objectives of my research are to develop a simplistic sustainable approach for wastewater treatment and bioenergy (as biofuels) production for most of the developing countries located in subtropical-tropical regions.
Environmental Management Strategy
Environmental Management Strategy, Contaminant Management Plan for Contaminated Industrial Land
Bioreactor Landfill, Landfill Leachates
A Bench-Scale Sequential Aerated Peat Biofilter System Treating Landfill Leachate Under Varied Loading Rates.
Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation
Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation of contaminated land with Chlorinated Solvents, Petroleum Hydrocarbons, and Metals
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Geoenvironmental Engineering: Contaminant Hydrogeology, Behavior of DNAPLs (Bunker-C) in fractured limestone bed rock.

International Journal

6 Khalekuzzaman, M., Kabir, S.B., Islam, M.B., Datta, P., Alam, M.A., Xu, J., "Enhancing Microalgal Productivity and Quality by Different Colored Photobioreactors for Biodiesel Production Using Anaerobic Reactor Effluent.", Biomass Conversion Biorefinery.(H Index = 22, IF = 2.60), Springer, 2020
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-020-00852-5
5 Khalekuzzaman, M., Alamgir, M., Islam, M.B., Hasan, M., "A Simplistic Approach of Algal Biofuels Production from Wastewater Using a Hybrid Anaerobic Baffled Reactor and Photobioreactor (HABR-PBR) System. ", PLOS ONE (H Index = 268, IF = 3.02), PLOS, vol. 14, issue 12, 2019 [PDF]
4 Khalekuzzaman, M., Alamgir, M., Hasan, M., and Hasan, M.N. (2018) Performance Comparison of Uninsulated and Insulated Hybrid Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (HABR) Operating at Warm Temperature. Water Science and Technology, IWA Publishing, 15. http://doi.org/10.2016/wst.2018.401 (H Index = 131, IF = 1.64) [PDF]
3 Khalekuzzaman, M., Hasan, M., Haque, R., and Alamgir, M. (2018) Hydrodynamic performance of a hybrid anaerobic baffled reactor (HABR): effects of number of chambers, hydraulic retention time, and influent temperature. Water Science and Technology, IWA Publishing, 14. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2018.379 (H Index = 131, IF = 1.64) [PDF]
2 Hasan, M., Khalekuzzaman, M., Alamgir, M. and Islam, M.K. (2018) Effect of Temperature on Hydrodynamic Behaviour of a Modified Anaerobic Baffled Reactor. Journal of Engineering Science., Vol.9, No.1, 2018, pp.103-110. ISSN: 2075-4914. [PDF]
1 Champagne, P. and Khalekuzzaman, M. (2014) A Semi-Passive Peat Biofilter System for The Treatment of Landfill Leachate. Journal of Water Sustainability 4(2):63-76 [PDF]


International Conference

5 Khalekuzzaman, M., Islam, M.B., Alamgir, M., and Islam, M.K., "Sustainable Biofuels Production and Wastewater Treatment by A Proposed Low-cost and Energy Positive Technological Approach", Proc. of 6th Intl. Conf. on Integrated Solid Waste & Faecal Sludge Management in South-Asian Countries-, WasteSafe 2019, M Alamgir, et al. (Eds.), ISBN: 978-984-34-6151-3, Khulna, pp.pp 107-108, February 23-24, 2019,
Comments: Awarded as Best Paper of the conference
4 Hasan, M., Khalekuzzaman, M. and Alamgir, M. (2018) Compartment-wise Variation of Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Modified Anaerobic Baffled Reactor. Proc. 4th Intl. Conf. on Civil Engg. for Sustainable Development (ICCESD 2018), 9-11 Feb. 2018, Khulna, ISBN: 978-984-34-3501-9, pp.147-148. [PDF]
3 R. Haque*, M. Khalekuzzaman, M. Hasan, K.Islam & F.Rabbi, "Effect of Low Temperature On Hydrodynamics of a Hybrid Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (HABR)", 4thInternational Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering 2018(ICACE 2018), CUET, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Bangladesh, 19–21 December 2018 [PDF]
2 Khalekuzzaman, M., and Champagnee, P. (2017) Evaluation of A Semi-Passive Peat Biofilter System Treating Landfill Leachate Under Varied Loading Rates. Proc. of 5th Intl. Conf. on SWM in South-Asian Countries- WasteSafe 2017, February 25-27, 2017, Khulna. M Alamgir, et al. (Eds.), ISBN: 978-984-34-2306-1, paper id 130. [PDF]
1 Champagne, P. and Khalekuzzaman, M.(2006) A Sequential Aerated Peat Biofilter System for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate. Proc. 2nd Intl. Conf. on Evolution, Monitoring, Simulation, Management and Remediation of the Geological Environment and Landscape. J. Martin-Duque, C. Brebbia, D. Emmanouloudis and U. Mander Eds. June 6-8. Rhodes, Greece. ISBN: 1-84564-168-X p. 125-134. [PDF]


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