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Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group

1. Introduction

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group (SREM) is a research group funded by Ton Duc Thang University and belongs to the Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety. It was established as a response to an urgent need for sustainable management of natural resources and environment in Vietnam in particular and in developing countries in general. The group's goal is to propose feasible solutions to deal with environmental challenges such as resource depletion, climate change, ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss, water and air pollution, coastal erosion, deforestation and forest degradation, among others.

2. Mission and vision

SREM aims to conduct high-quality research and publish research results in high-ranking international journals.

3. Research topics

- Climate change

- Watershed management

- Sediment transport/ nutrient flow

- Environmental pollution controls

- Rainwater utilization and harvesting

- Forest degradation mitigation technology

- Land subsidence

- GIS Technology

- Water/air quality

- Environmental monitoring

- Environmental impact assessment

- Life cycle impact assessment

- Coastal processes

- Soil erosion

- Ecological health survey

- Biodiversity conservation

- Other related problems

4. Current members

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Dr. Bach Quang Vu

Position: Head of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Biomass/Waste to energy and fuels; Biofuels production and characterization; Kinetic modeling for biomass thermochemical conversions; Process integration and energy utilization; Synthesis and characterization of biopolymers

Research track record (until October of 2015):

• ISI papers: 37

• Total ISI Citations: 501

• ISI H-index: 12

• Top ISI journals (at most 5):

1. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF = 9.184)

2. Green Chemistry (IF = 9.125)

3. Applied Energy (IF = 7.900)

4. Energy Conversion and Management (IF = 6.377)

5. Bioresource Technology (IF = 5.807)

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Dr. Dang Truong An

Position: Member of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment ResearTon Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Numerical modeling; Sediment transport; Riverbank erosion; Deposition and degradation in the river and estuary

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Dr. Pham Thanh Luu

Position: Member of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University,  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Hydrobiology, Environmental toxicology, Ecological toxicology, Aquatic sciences

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Dr. Doan Quang Tri

Position: Member of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University,  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Hyro-Meteorological sciences, Environmental sciences geographic information System (GIS)

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Dr. Nguyen Duc Canh

Position: Member of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University,  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Water supply, Sustainable water management, Rainwater management for flood mitigation and water supply, Adsorption, Arsenic contaminated groundwater treatment, Innovative greenroof

5. Former members (name, title, picture)

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Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Lan

Former of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho CHi Minh City, Vietnam

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Dr. Gopalakrishnan Kumar

Former of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho CHi Minh City, Vietnam

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Dr. Nguyen Cong Thanh

Position: Member of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Researh, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Coastal erosion in mangrove areas; Sediment dynamics in mangrove areas; Geo-hydrodynamics in coastal and estuarine areas

6. Publications (ISI or Scopus only)

29. Lee Seung Kyu, Dang Truong An (2017); Water requirement for rice crops in the context of changing climate: A case study in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle, Vietnam; Research on Crops (ISI).

28. Duc Canh Nguyen, Mooyoung Han (2018); Rainfall-Storage-Utilization-Discharge model for flood mitigation and water conservation; WST: Water Supply (ISI).

27. Mohammad Hussein Bahmani, Ghanbarali Sheikhzadeh, Majid Zarringhalam, Omid Ali Akbari, Abdullah A. A. A. Alrashed, Gholamreza Ahmadi Sheikh Shabani, Marjan Goodarzi (2018); Investigation of turbulent heat transfer and nanofluid flow in a double pipe heat exchanger; Advanced Powder Technology (ISI).

26. Abdullah A. A. A. Alrashed, Omid Ali Akbari, Ali Heydari, Davood Toghraie, Majid Zarringhalam, Gholamreza Ahmadi Sheikh Shabani, Ali Reza Seifi, Marjan Goodarzi (2018); The numerical modeling of water/FMWCNT nanofluid flow and heat transfer in a backward-facing contracting channel; Physica B: Condensed Matter (ISI).

25. Mehdi Nojoomizadeh, Annunziata D'Orazio, Arash Karimipour, Masoud Afrand, Marjan Goodarzi (2018); Investigation of permeability effect on slip velocity and temperature jump boundary conditions for FMWNT/Water nanofluid flow and heat transfer inside a microchannel filled by a porous media; Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures (ISI).

24. Ali Reza Seifi, Omid Ali Akbari, Abdullah A. A. A. Alrashed, Fazel Afshary, Gholamreza Ahmadi Sheikh Shabani, Reza Seifi, Marjan Goodarzi, Farzad Pourfattah (2018); Effects of external wind breakers of Heller dry cooling system in power plants; Applied Thermal Engineering (ISI).

23. Hai Nguyen Tran, Huan-Ping Chao (2018); Adsorption and desorption of potentially toxic metals on modified biosorbents through new green grafting process; Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ISI).

22. Quang-Vu Bach, Van Tam Le, Yong Soo Yoon, Xuan Thanh Bui, Woojin Chung, Soon Woong Chang, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Dinh Duc Nguyen (2018); A new hybrid sewage treatment system combining a rolled pipe system and membrane bioreactor to improve the biological nitrogen removal efficiency: A pilot study; Journal of Cleaner Production (ISI).

21. Anh Dzung Dao, Duc Canh Nguyen, Moo Young Han; Design and operation of a rainwater for drinking (RFD) project in a rural area: case study at Cukhe Elementary School, Vietnam; Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2017) (ISI).

20. Thanh-Luu Pham; Environmental gradients regulate the spatio-temporal variability of phytoplankton assemblages in the Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam; Ocean Science Journal (2017) (ISI).

19. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Biswarup Sen, Sang-Hyoun Kim, Chiu-Yue Lin; Mesophilic continuous fermentative hydrogen production from acid pretreated de-oiled jatropha waste hydrolysate using immobilized microorganisms; Bioresource Technology, Vol. 240 (2017), pp. 137–143 (ISI).

18. Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, Rijuta Ganesh Saratale, Muhammad Kashif Shahid, Guangyin Zhen, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Han-Seung Shin, Young-Gyun Choi, Sang-Hyoun Kim; A comprehensive overview on electro-active biofilms, role of exo-electrogens and their microbial niches in microbial fuel cells (MFCs); Chemosphere, Vol. 178 (2017), pp. 534–547 (ISI).

17. Rijuta Ganesh Saratale, Chandrasekar Kuppam, Ackmez Mudhoo, Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, Sivagurunathan Periyasamy, Guangyin Zhen, László Koók, Péter Bakonyi, Nándor Nemestóthy, Gopalakrishnan Kumar; Bioelectrochemical systems using microalgae – A concise research update; Chemosphere, Vol. 177 (2017), pp. 35–43 (ISI).

16. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Péter Bakonyi, Guangyin Zhen, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Laszlo Kook, Sang-Hyoun Kim, Gabor Toth, Nandor Nemestothy, Katalin Belafi-Bako; Microbial electrochemical systems for sustainable biohydrogen production: Surveying the experiences from a start-up viewpoint; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 70 (2017), pp. 589–597 (ISI).

15. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Ngoc Bao Dung Thi, Guangyin Zhen, Chandrasekhar Kuppam, Abudukeremu Kadier; A comprehensive overview on light independent fermentative hydrogen production from wastewater feedstock and possible integrative options; Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 141 (2017), pp. 390–402 (ISI).

14. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Sutha Shobana, Wei-Hsin Chen, Quang-Vu Bach, Sang- Hyoun Kim, A. E. Atabani, Jo-Shu Chang; A review of thermochemical conversion of microalgal biomass for biofuels: chemistry and processes; Green Chemistry, Vol. 19 (1) (2017), pp. 44-67 (ISI).

13. Quang-Vu Bach, Trung Ngoc Trinh, Khanh-Quang Tran, Ngoc Bao Dung Thi; Pyrolysis characteristics and kinetics of biomass torrefied in various atmospheres; Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 141 (2017), pp. 72–78 (ISI).

12. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Jeong-Hoon Park, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Sang-Hoon Lee, Hee-Deung Park, Sang-Hyoun Kim; Microbial responses to various process disturbances in a continuous hydrogen reactor fed with galactose; Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol. 123 (2) (2017), pp. 216–222 (ISI).

11. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Ackmez Mudhoo, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Dillirani Nagarajan, Anish Ghimire, Chyi-How Lay, Chiu-Yue Lin, Duu-Jong Lee, Jo-Shu Chang; Recent insights into the cell immobilization technology applied for dark fermentative hydrogen production; Bioresource Technology, Vol. 219 (2016), pp. 725–737 (ISI).

10. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Péter Bakonyi, Takuro Kobayashi, Kai-Qin Xu, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Sang-Hyoun Kim, Germán Buitrón, Nándor Nemestóthy, Katalin Bélafi-Bakó; Enhancement of biofuel production via microbial augmentation: The case of dark fermentative hydrogen; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 57 (2016), pp. 879–891 (ISI).

9. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Periysamy Sivagurunathan, Chin-Chao Chen and Chiu-Yue Lin; Batch and continuous biogenic hydrogen fermentation of acid pretreated de-oiled jatropha waste (DJW) hydrolysate; RSC Advances, Vol. 6 (2016), pp. 45482-45491 (ISI).

8. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Ngoc Bao Dung Thi, Guangyin Zhen, Takuro Kobayashi, Sang-Hyoun Kim, Kaiqin Xu; Evaluation of different pretreatments on organic matter solubilization and hydrogen fermentation of mixed microalgae consortia; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41 (2016), pp. 21628–21640 (ISI).

7. P. Dheeban Shankar, Sutha Shobana, Indira Karuppusamy, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Vijayan Sri Ramkumar, Sundaram Arvindnarayan, Gopalakrishnan Kumar; A review on the biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles (gold and silver) using bio-components of microalgae: Formation mechanism and applications; Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Vol. 95 (2016), pp. 28–44 (ISI).

6. Truong An Dang, Tuan Hoang Tran; Application of the Mike21C model to simulate flow in the lower Mekong river basin; SpringerPlus, Vol. 5 (2016), Article number 1982 (ISI).

5. Truong An Dang, Sang Deog Park; Experimental analysis and numerical simulation of bed elevation change in mountain rivers; SpringerPlus, Vol. 5 (2016), Article number 1075 (ISI).

4. Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Jeong-Hoon Park, Jong-Hun Park, Hee-Deung Park, Jeong-Jun Yoon, Sang-Hyoun Kim; HRT dependent performance and bacterial community population of granular hydrogen-producing mixed cultures fed with galactose; Bioresource Technology, Volume 206, Pages 188–194 (2016) (ISI).

3. Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Péter Bakonyi, Sang-Hyoun Kim, Takurou Kobayashi, Kai Qin Xu, Gábor Lakner, Gábor Tóth, Nándor Nemestóthy, Katalin Bélafi-Bakó; A critical review on issues and overcoming strategies for the enhancement of dark fermentative hydrogen production in continuous systems; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 41, Pages 3820–3836 (2016) (ISI).

2. Quang-Vu Bach, Khanh-Quang Tran, Øyvind Skreiberg; Combustion kinetics of wet-torrefied forest residues using the distributed activation energy model (DAEM); Applied Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.02.056 (2016) (ISI).

1. Quang-Vu Bach, Khanh-Quang Tran, Øyvind Skreiberg; Comparative study on the thermal degradation of dry- and wet-torrefied woods; Applied Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.01.079 (2016) (ISI).

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