Salmiati Salmiati

Salmiati Salmiati
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

About

83
Publications
61,025
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
1,646
Citations
Citations since 2016
48 Research Items
1529 Citations
20162017201820192020202120220100200300
20162017201820192020202120220100200300
20162017201820192020202120220100200300
20162017201820192020202120220100200300

Publications

Publications (83)
Article
Full-text available
Emerging pollutants (EPs), also known as micropollutants, have been a major issue for the global population in recent years as a result of the potential threats they bring to the environment and human health. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), antibiotics, and hormones that are used in great demand for health and cosmetic purposes...
Article
Full-text available
The release of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from consumer products into an environment has become a central issue for many countries. Despite that the fate and behaviors of AgNPs incorporated into a wastewater have been investigated by building a model of wastewater treatment process, the transport and retention behaviors of AgNPs influenced by the...
Article
Full-text available
p dir="ltr"> Aim: This research aims to determine the ability of indigenous microbial consortium in degrading Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) plastics. The research start by preparing plastic into 1 x 1 cm 2 size which was cut mechanically because the smaller the size of the plastic, the larger the surface area. The plastic is placed in a petri dis...
Article
Full-text available
This paper presents on removal of silver nanoparticles using phytoremediation. In this study, floating macrophyte (Pistia stratiotes) was used for phytoremediation of silver nanoparticles. This study investigated the performance of Pistia stratiotes in the removal of silver nanoparticles using phytoremediation method. The silver nanoparticles were...
Article
Full-text available
BPA is categorized as a new emerging pollutant that mimics the structure and function of hormone estrogen for humans and animals. The removal of BPA had been concerned because human exposure toward BPA is widespread, and it is harmful to humans and the ecosystem. The aim of the study was to remove BPA by adsorption technique and understand the appl...
Article
Full-text available
The widespread use of silver nanomaterials potentially harms the health of the whole ecosystem, especially the aquatic environment. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are directly released into environment from washing machines, colloidal silver medicines, and other AgNPs-containing products. Review of ecotoxicological studies and the prediction of the f...
Article
Full-text available
The present work aims to investigate a green synthesis of AgNPs using Muntingia calabura leaf extract as reducing and stabilizing agents. The AgNPs formation was monitored using UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Characterisations of AgNPs size and shape were observed by TEM. The elemental analysis was analyzed using XDS. The maximum surface Plasmon resonan...
Article
Full-text available
Permanent deposition of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on the surface of textile fibre is essential for the long-term medical application of antibacterial textile products. This study aims to propose a new green method of using the pure leaf extract of Muntingia calabura and to create a permanent deposition of AgNPs on the fabric surfaces of cotton,...
Article
Full-text available
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been used in a wide range of industrial products. The release of AgNPs as antimicrobial agent into the river or lake can raise the ecological concern because they have been proven to be associated with toxicity of the aquatic animals. An exclusive review of AgNPs adsorbed by the various synthetic and natural adsorb...
Chapter
This chapter explores the use of locally available adsorbents derived from agricultural wastes for emerging pollutant removal. Agricultural waste comprises several fundamental elements and contains a variety of functional groups that is present in the binding process and can sequester of pollutant. While, the adsorption process is considered an eff...
Article
Malaysia has led to various environmental problems, which in turn affected the quality of human life and nature. At present, the management plans, particularly for river rehabilitation, are less effective in addressing issues related to Malaysian rivers. To date, most of the efforts undertaken have focused on evaluating the physicochemical properti...
Article
Associated with the continuing increase of construction activities such as infrastructure projects, commercial buildings and housing programs, Bangladesh has been experiencing a rapid increase of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Till now, the generation rate of C&D waste has not been well understood or not explicitly documented in Banglades...
Article
Full-text available
This paper deals with the comprehensive analysis for the removal of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from water environment. A new activated carbon derived from an agricultural waste, water lily mango seed shells, was proposed as a low-cost adsorbent to remove AgNPs. In addition, a new simple kinetic model was mathematically formulated and then tested...
Article
Full-text available
Bioremediation of aquatic environment could be a response to the oil spills threats. In this paper, Trichoderma reesei H002, a filamentous ascomycete fungus isolated from a polluted site in an orchard garden, Johor, Malaysia, was experimented for its biodegradation ability to degrade diesel oil. Varying nitrogen and carbon sources, pH, agitation on...
Article
Full-text available
Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent that is normally used in many personal care products such as toothpastes, shampoos, deodorants, and cosmetics and is toxic to some aquatic organisms, amphibians, and the male reproductive system. In this study, activated carbon from coconut pulp waste (Cocos nuciefera) is used to remove triclosan from aqueous sol...
Article
Full-text available
Existing works reported that the laterite prepared using chemical treatment improved its removal performance compared to the raw laterite. However, this treatment has several drawbacks such as costly and potentially produces pollutant. To overcome this issue, the present work proposed heated laterite (HL) for removal of Arsenic (III) (As(III)) from...
Article
Full-text available
An efficient magnetized nanocomposite material adsorbent is made from agricultural waste like banana stem based activated carbon and combined with iron oxide nanoparticles. The composite adsorbents show excellent lubrication oil absorption capacity with rapid kinetics. Banana stem based activated carbon and composite materials is compared with comm...
Article
Full-text available
Textile and dyeing industries are considered as one of the main water utilizing industries and generate a huge amount of colored liquid effluents in their finishing and dyeing processes. In this paper, agricultural waste corncob has been chosen as a renewable source to produce activated carbon at 400 °C (corncob activated carbon, CCAC) for the remo...
Article
The significant increase in global urban population and rapid growth of impervious urban surfaces result in erosion of stream channels, flooding, and damage to stormwater infrastructures. The aim of this research was to study pervious concrete pavement as a sustainable solution to control the stormwater at source, reducing heat island effect and en...
Article
Full-text available
The current status of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in the water environment in Malaysia was examined and reported. For inspection, two rivers and two sewage treatment plants (STPs) were selected. Two activated carbons derived from oil palm (ACfOPS) and coconut (ACfCS) shells were proposed as the adsorbent to remove AgNPs. It was found that the conc...
Article
Full-text available
This is the first investigation to demonstrate the use of biochemical contents present within Cyperus rotundus, Eleusin indica, Euphorbia hirta, Melastoma malabathricum, Clidemia hirta and Pachyrhizus erosus extracts for the reduction of silver ion to silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) form. In addition, the antibacterial capability of the synthesized Ag...
Article
The degradation of organic dyes in the presence of modified TiO2 is still under intensive investigation. We report here an evaluation of the photocatalytic activity of nitrogen- (N-) and sulfur- (S-) doped TiO2 for the degradation of phenol and methylene blue (MB). N-doped TiO2 (N–TiO2), S-doped TiO2 (S–TiO2), and N–S-doped TiO2 (N–S–TiO2) were pre...
Article
Full-text available
Nowadays, pervious concrete pavement is one of the best materials used in construction industry as a top layer of permeable pavement system to control the storm water at source. In addition, increasing production of waste materials, increased the interest in utilising the waste materials for environmental and technical benefits. Therefore, this pap...
Article
Full-text available
Green procedure for synthesizing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is currently considered due to its economy and toxic-free effects. Several existing works on synthesizing AgNPs using leaves extract still involve the use of physical or mechanical treatment such as heating or stirring, which consume a lot of energy. To extend and explore the green extra...
Article
Full-text available
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are intensively investigated for their superior physical, chemical, and biological properties. A proper knowledge of these properties is essential to maximizing the potential applications of AgNPs in several areas while minimizing their risks to humans and the environment. This paper aims to critically review AgNPs from...
Article
The main aim of this study was to investigate the toxicity characteristics and durability of concrete containing bottom ash (BA) and fly ash (FA), as partial or total replacement of fine aggregate and Ordinary Portland cement (OPC), respectively. Concrete mixtures were prepared containing 0, 20, 50, 75 and 100% of BA as a substitute for river sand...
Article
The present study investigates the performance of a new configuration laboratory-scale bioreactor comprising of two regimes (anaerobic & aerobic) in one reactor with physical separation and it is known as Integrated Anaerobic/Aerobic Sequencing Batch Reactor (IAASBR). The IAASBR is designed for treating high-strength wastewater such as poultry slau...
Article
Full-text available
One of the essential steps for planning solid waste management towards sustainable development is to reuse solid waste in the construction industry. Coal is one of the world's most important sources of energy, fueling almost 40 % of electricity worldwide. Malaysia is commonly producing electricity through burning millions of tonnes of coal. This pr...
Article
Nano iron ion enrich materials (NIIEM) is a new commercial adsorbent employed to remove inorganic arsenic (As) toxicant from aqueous solutions. In this study, BET, SEM, EDX, XRF, XRD and TG-DTG were used to characterize this commercial adsorbent before and after contact with As(III)/As(V). NIIEM is composed mostly of core shell Fe⁰ structure with a...
Chapter
Full-text available
Current practice of determining river water quality in Malaysia is based mainly on physicochemical components. Perhaps, owing to the lack of information on habitat requirements and ecological diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates and on unearthly taxonomic key of benthic macroinvertebrates in this region makes it less popular than conventional me...
Article
Full-text available
Wide use of dyes in production of fabric becomes the most problematic and generates high amount of liquid effluent pollutants to the surface water. The potential of waste materials, pineapple (Ananas comosus) leaf powder and lime (Citrus aurantifolia) peel powder, to remove Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR) from aqueous solution through adsorption pr...
Article
Full-text available
Fresh water scarcity has become an important issue in this world today. Water reuse is known as one of the strategies to overcome this problem. Grey water is one of the sources of reused water. Several researches were carried out on water reuse, but limited attention was focused on reusing grey water from wet market, which contains high nutrient an...
Article
Full-text available
Temporal changes of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (EPT) communities were investigated at the study area of Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, Johor, Malaysia. Taxa diversity were also studied to determine the seasonality impact on certain benthic communities. Sampling of aquatic insects were carried out from November 2012 to July 2013 us...
Article
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are raw materials for production of biodegradable plastics, generated by a range of microbes, cultured under different nutrients and experimental conditions. PHAs usually lipid in nature, are accumulated as storage materials in the form of mobile, amorphous, and liquid granules. Currently, the main limitation for PHAs p...
Article
Full-text available
Influence of deforestation on biodiversity of aquatic organisms was investigated in a stream in the Ulu Sedili Forest Reserve. The stream was monitored five (5) times from December 2011 until December 2012 with 2-month intervals. Sampling of benthic communities was carried out using rectangular dip net while water quality study using a YSI ProPlus...
Article
Full-text available
The effectiveness of ozone to remove acetaminophen in surface water was studied. The results demonstrated that the removal of acetaminophen in surface water by ozone was achieved less than 30 minutes. Ozonation experiment was conducted with the initial concentration of 3.3 x 10 -3 mM acetaminophen and para-cholobenzoic acid was selected as hydroxyl...
Article
Full-text available
The introduction of inorganic nanoparticles in polymeric dope solution for the fabrication process of membrane can potentially enhance the separation performances of membrane without negatively affecting its permeability. In this study, hollow fiber mixed matrix membranes were prepared by incorporating polyethersulfone (PES) membranes with silicon...
Article
Full-text available
Construction industry is one of the most profitable sectors in Iran’s economic. Delay is common problem in the construction projects in Iran. By considering all viewpoints of the parties, this research identified the most effective and severe causes of delay in construction projects in the Capital of Iran, Tehran. Questionnaires were distributed am...
Article
Full-text available
A novel method was developed to convert complex polymer organic waste into polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). Palm oil mill effluent (POME) was used as carbon source within this study. The designed laboratory scale system includes two coupled reactors; an anaerobic fermenter for volatile fatty acids (VFAs) production followed by an aerobic sequencing ba...