Mahdi Ikhlayel

Mahdi Ikhlayel
Tohoku University | Tohokudai · Department of Chemical Engineering

Sustainability Researcher, Ph.D.

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Introduction
Mahdi works on multidisciplinary research focusing on sustainability challenges. Particularly on how to figure out realistic “win-win” solutions for today’s most complex environmental and sustainable development issues. His research framework utilizes interdisciplinary methodologies, life cycle thinking, and integrated approaches. More details on his research work can be found at https://www.ikhlayel.com.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - January 2021
Tohoku University
Position
  • Researcher
June 2018 - January 2019
Ritsumeikan University
Position
  • Researcher
June 2018 - January 2019
Cimbria Consulting
Position
  • Consultant
Education
October 2013 - September 2016
The University of Tokyo
Field of study
  • Sustainability Science
April 2011 - July 2013
University of Tsukuba
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
December 2010 - March 2011
University of Tsukuba
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences

Publications

Publications (14)
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This study aims to evaluate the environmental impacts and benefits of state-of-the-art technologies for proper e-waste handling using Jordan as a case study. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was employed to evaluate five advanced management systems represent state-of-the-art treatment technologies, including sanitary landfilling; proper recycling of met...
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The direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from CO2 and methanol is an attractive alternative route utilizing CO2 instead of toxic phosgene as a carbonate source. The route is thermodynamically difficult because of the equilibrium limitation of the reaction 2CH3OH + CO2 → (CH3O)2O + H2O. In addition, the azeotrope formed by DMC and methanol m...
Article
Waste management is a pressing issue for sustainable development, particularly in developing countries. Its urgent nature is an outcome of the increasing waste produced and the poor waste management in several developing countries. Waste is associated with negative environmental impacts, dangers to public health, social acceptability, and economic...
Article
Waste management (WM) is a complex sustainability issue because of its intrinsic association with many environmental and economic drivers. Addressing this issue requires clear vision, consideration of the waste life cycle, integrative approaches, and implementation of best-practice WM systems. Therefore, this research aims to present an approach to...
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E-waste (also known as waste electrical and electronic equipment) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams worldwide. Given this rapid growth, issues related to e-waste are a serious concern. Increasing amounts of e-waste pose detrimental effects to the environment and public health through improper recycling and disposal techniques. Such inform...
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This study aims to estimate the emissions and evaluate the environmental impacts from the production of rare earth elements (REEs). The life cycle assessment method was used to evaluate the environmental load from the production of each metal. To understand the environmental impacts of REEs production, they were compared with the impacts from the p...
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We aim in this paper to address the sustainability challenge of how an integrated approach can lead to figuring out solutions to complex issues for modern societies. We reviewed papers related to integrated water resource management (IWRM) and integrated solid waste management (ISWM) to advocate some innovative concepts and methodologies of sustain...
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This paper examined pros and cons of five methods of estimating generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The study considered WEEE generated from the household sector and aimed at discussing the applicability of the methods to developing countries. For this purpose, Jordan was used as a case study in the Middle East and the N...
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Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is considered one of the challenging environmental problems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Municipal solid waste increased significantly due to rapid population growth and fast urbanization, change in lifestyles and consumption patterns. Major problems associated with MSWM are poor collect...
Conference Paper
In this paper, we analyze the Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) System in Amman, Jordan considering proper treatment of municipal solid wastes from its creation to disposal. The objective is to investigate and evaluate the effects and impacts of adopting possible waste treatment technologies based on the life cycle assessment method, and to i...
Conference Paper
This research analyzes the Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) system in Jordan City from the cradle to the grave and based on life cycle assessment (LCA) techniques by taking Amman City as a case of study. The purpose is to achieve a sustainable MSWM system that is environmentally effective, socially acceptable, and economically affordable. Di...

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Projects (4)
Archived project
This project aims to accelerate the transition toward sustainable development in developing countries (low and middle-income countries). The topics of sustainable waste and water are covered as well as resource management through life-cycle thinking and integrated approaches. The goals are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Archived project
To access and evaluate Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) technologies being utilized for WEEE (e-waste) handling of five types of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). The findings should be helpful for both developing and developed countries from an environmental perspective.
Archived project
To estimate the emissions and evaluate the environmental impacts from the production of rare earth elements (REEs). Besides, to better understand the environmental impacts of REEs production, they will be compared with the impacts of the production of base metals and precious metals.