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Technical Program

Last edited: 01/02/2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Registration and Social activity, Visit to CREATE and NUS

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

9:00 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:20 AM

Welcome Remarks

Conference Chairs: Prof. Chi-Hwa Wang and Prof. Xiaonan Wang (National University of Singapore)

10:00 – 10:55 AM

Plenary Session I

Session chair:  Prof. Yong Sik Ok

10:20 – 10:55 AM

590930: Youn-Joo An, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of (South):  Plenary Talk: Ecotoxicity of Microplastics in Aquatic Ecosystem   

10:55 – 11:35 AM

Session 1

Session chair:  Prof. Wei Zhang

10:55 – 11:15 AM

591251: Wei Zhang, Zhengzhou University, China:  Invited talk: The Mechanism of PE Microplastics Carrying Cr(VI) Ions in the Water Environment

11:15 – 11:35 AM

590500: Dingding Yao, National University Singapore, Singapore:  Invited talk: Thermal-Chemical Recycling of Waste Plastics for Valuable Products

11:35 AM – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Session 2

Session chair: Prof. Chi-Hwa Wang

1:00 – 1:15 PM

590998: Nikita Choudhary, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Microplastics Abundance, Distribution and Impacts in Tropical Urban Fresh Waters: A Singapore Case Study

1:15 – 1:30 PM

590848: Xuhong Lu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: Compare Visual and Spectroscopic Identification of Microplastics in Municipal Solid Waste Samples

1:30 – 1:45 PM

590583: Kumuduni Niroshika Palansooriya, Korea University, Korea, Republic of (South): Characteristics of Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial Ecosystems

1:45 – 2:00 PM

591104: Jie Li, NUS, Singapore: Multi-Task Prediction of Hydrochar Properties from High-Moisture Waste with Machine Learning Methods

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Coffee break

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Session 3

Session chair: Prof. Meththika Vithanage

2:30 – 2:45 PM

591097: Manu Suvarna, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Co-Gasification of Microplastics with Biomass for Syngas Production Simulation Analysis

2:45 – 3:00 PM

591142: Pavani D. Dissanayake, Korea University, Korea, Republic of (South): Effect of Plastic Mulch Wastes on Soil Quality and Crop Productivity in Agro-Environments

3:00 – 3:15 PM

591098: Lanyu Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore: A Data-Driven Method for Constructing the Geography of Waste in Singapore

3:15 – 3:30 PM

591040: David Judbarovski, Israel: Aboutâ Typical Mistakes of Ideas to Collect and Even to Sort the Wasre Plastics

3:45 PM

Leaving for Technical tour: Waste to Energy Research Facility

Thursday, January 09, 2020

9:00 – 9:30 AM


9:30 – 11:45 AM

Session 4

Session chairs: Prof. Yong Sik Ok and Prof. Xiaonan Wang

9:30 – 10:05 AM

590503: Karthikeyan Sathrugnan, Frontier Laboratories, Singapore:  Plenary Talk: Sensitive Method for the Detection of Micro Plastics in Environmental Samples

10:05 – 10:25 AM

590504: Debirupa Mitra, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Invited talk: Waste-Plastic Bottle Derived Composite for Sorption of Oil

10:25 – 10:45 AM

590918: Meththika Vithanage, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka: Invited talk: Vector Transport of Antibiotics By Microplastics in Water

10:45 – 11:00 AM

589344: Salsabila Masitah Hakim, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia: Synthesis of Cellulose Acetate from Cigarette Butts As Raw Material for Making Membranes   

11:00 – 11:15 AM

589789: Rizha Aisyah, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia: Analysis Hydrogeological of Jatinangor District As a Potential of Hydroponic Growth System Using Geoelectrical Exploration and NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) Method

11:15 – 11:30 AM

590847: Gal Vered, Tel Aviv University, The Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences, Israel: Using Solitary Ascidians to Assess Microplastic and Phthalate Plasticizers Pollution Among Marine Biota: A Case Study of the Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea

11:30 – 11:45 AM

590733: Gabriel E. De-la-Torre, Univesidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru: A First Look into Microplastic Contamination of Aulacomya Atra (Molina, 1782) from a Fishery in Lima, Peru 


Poster presentations

  • PP-01 590741: Kelvin Sze-Yin Leung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong: Sorption and Desorption of Organic UV Filters Onto Microplastics in Single and Multi-Solute Systems
  • PP-02 591095: Annamaria Vujanović, University of Maribor, Slovenia: Preliminary Investigation on Biological, Hydrothermal and Soil Degradation of Melamine Non-Woven
  • PP-03 591182: Jaejoon Han, Korea University, Korea, Republic of (South): Development of Biodegradable Polycaprolactone Film Incorporated with Antimicrobial Agent Via Extrusion Process
  • PP-04 591168: Kumuduni Niroshika Palansooriya, Korea University, Korea, Republic of (South): Occurrence of Contaminants in Drinking Water Sources and the Potential of Biochar for Water Quality Improvement
  • PP-05 591282: Meththika Vithanage, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka: Role of Antibiotic Bound Microplastics on Pathogenic Microbes: A in Vitro Antimicrobial Assay By Well-Diffusion Technique