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NAME AND TITLE Professor Rafid Mustafa Alkhaddar

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NAME AND TITLE Professor Rafid Mustafa Alkhaddar

NAME AND TITLE: Professor Rafid Mustafa Alkhaddar

    PRESENT POST: Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering/ Head of Studies for Construction and Civil Engineering

    MAIN TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

    MSc in Water energy and the Environment, Wastewater Treatment Processes. MSc in Water energy and the Environment, supervision of a number of MSc Dissertations.

    BEng (Honours) Environmental Engineering, “CDM Project 1 and 2”.

    BEng (Honours) in Civil Engineering, “Hydraulics, level1”.

    BEng (Honours) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Environmental Engineering levels 2&3”.

    BEng (Honours) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Water Engineering Level 2”.

    BEng (Honours) in Civil and Environmental Engineering Supervision of final year projects.

OTHER DUTIES:

    Acting Head of Civil Engineering Studies.

    Co-Director of the Liverpool Centre for Environmental Technology. Head of Research at the School of the Built Environment. Programme leader for the MSc in Water, Energy and the Environment. Member of the University Research Degrees Committee.

    Member of the Faculty of Technology and Environment Research Committee. Member of the School of the Built Environment Research Committee. Member of the School Management Team

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    ndBSc, 1977, University of Basrah, Iraq, 2 among 78 graduates.

    MSc, 1982, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

    PhD, 1987, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    FCIWEM, Fellow of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management UK.

    CEng, Registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK. CEnv Chartered Environmentalist.

    Chartered Water and Environmental Manager.

    EurIng, European Engineer.

    FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND CURRENT RESEARCH

    PROJECTS,GRANTS AND AWARDS:

    June 2008 A collaborative project with Hydro International plc to investigate

    and validate a Novel Wastewater treatment bioreactor. Value

    ?30,000. Lead applicant

    Feb 2008 A K2I (Knowledge to Industry) grant to investigate the

    applicability of a software tool developed by a company called

    XpertRule. Value ?1500. Co-applicant

    Jan 2008 A 3 year collaborative project with ROBOWORLD of Egypt to

    investigate the latest innovations in Welding technologies. This

    is in collaboration with GERI. Value ?75,000 . Co-investigator.

    Dec 2007 A successful submission to Envirolink to conduct a

    Comprehensive investigation of the use of microwave heating,

    ozone and plasma for the reduction of food waste. Value

    ?10,000. Lead applicant

    July 2007 A collaborative project with King Fahad University in Saudi

    Arabia to investigate water pollution intrusion into soil. Value

    ?12,000. Lead applicant

    June 2007 A successful submission to Envirolink to conduct an

    investigation on the use of microwave heating for the production

    of bio-fuels. Value ?10,000. Co-applicant

    June 2007 A successful submission to Envirolink to investigate the use of

    Energy Efficient processes with the wastewater industry in the

    Northwest of England. Value ?6,000. Lead applicant

    Nov 2006 A successful submission to Envirolink to investigate of Smart

    Hybrid Microwave System for Treating Tyre Waste. Value

    ?10,000. Co-applicant

    Nov 2006 A successful submission to Envirolink to investigate a Hybrid

    Microwave System for Recycling Disposable Nappies into

    Reusable Products. Value ?10,000. Co-applicant

    May 2006 A successful KTP submission in collaboration with United

    Utilities to develop necessary knowledge to design and operate

    a sustainable biological phosphorus removal process for

    wastewater treatment using regenerated carbon source from

    sewage sludge. Value ?180,000. Co-applicant

    March 2006 A successful KTP submission to investigate Biological Removal

    of Phosphorous and Nitrogen from Industrial wastewater. Value

    ?129,000. Co-applicant

    1997-Date Hydro International makes a contribution of at least ?2000 per

    annum to maintain the ongoing research into Hydrodynamic

    Vortex Separators. This year‟s contribution is ?2400 to

    investigate re-entrainment of removed particles in a

    hydrodynamic vortex separator. So far ?35,000 have been

    contributed. Lead applicant

    March 2006 Short term research contract with Hydro International to review

    the latest development in the removal of Fat, Oil and Grease

    (FOG) from wastewaters. Value ?2500. Lead applicant

    Jan 2006 A motivating Merseyside business to innovate (MMBI) grant to

    investigate the suitability A flood defence system, primarily

    aimed at the domestic market. Value ?1600. Co-Applicant

Sept 2005 Successful tender submitted to United Utilities titled ‟Provision of

    a study to evaluate the efficiency of Water Efficient Power

    Showers‟. Duration 1 year and value ?61,500. Co-applicant

PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Journal Papers:

    June 2008 Rafid Alkhaddar and David Phipps, „Water Efficiency in

    Leisure Centres, Journal of Retail and Leisure Vol 7,

    issue 3. ISSN 1479-1110

    December 2007 Gareth Lewis, Steve Wylie, Andy Shaw, Ahmed Al-

    Shamma‟a, D.A. Phipps, R.A. Alkhaddar Real Time

    Microwave Assisted Chemistry Using Tuneable High

    Frequency Microwave Sources Journal paper

    submitted to Chemical Synthesis, Submitted

    December 2007.

    December 2007 Gareth P. Lewis, Steve R. Wylie, Andy Shaw, Ahmed I.

    Al-Shamma‟a, Rafid M. Alkhaddar, Tuneable High

    Frequency Microwave Assisted Chemical Synthesis,

    Journal paper submitted to Chemical Synthesis,

    submitted December 2007. Initial comments from

    referees received and replied to, awaiting final decision. June 2006 Pitt,M., and Alkhaddar, R.M. “Maintaining Industrial

    Water Supplies in Jordan” Journal of Facilities

    Management. Vol.4(3), pp.203-219. ISSN 1751-1348.

    March 2006 Cotgrave A and Alkhaddar R. ”Greening the Curricula

    within Construction Programmes”, Journal of Education in

    the Built Environment JEBE, vol 1, issue 1, pp 3-29, ISSN:

    1747-4205 (Online),

    http://www.cebe.heacademy.ac.uk/jebe/index.php Feb 2006 Cheng, C., Phipps D.A., Alkhaddar, R.M., Thermophilic

    Aerobic Wastewater Treatment of Waste Metalworking

    Fluids. CIWEM‟s Water and Environment Journal, paper

    2636. ISSN 1747-6585

    Oct 2005 Cheng, C., Phipps D.A., Alkhaddar, R.M., “Treatment of

    spent metalworking fluids”, Water Research 39, issue 17,

    pp. 40514063. ISSN 0043-1354.

    Sept 2005 Alkhaddar, R., Sheehey, W. and Al-Ansari, N., “Jordan‟s

    Water Resources, Supply and Future Demand”, Water

    International the Journal of the International Water

    Resources Association. Paper no.03090. ISSN 0250-

    8060.

    May 2005 Alkhaddar, R.M., Phipps, D.A., Cheng, C., Today and

    Tomorrow!, Research Prospects for Aerobic Biological

    Liquid Waste Treatment for Reduction of Carbon Load, E-

    Journal of the European Water Association(EWA),

    www.EWAonline.de.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

    April 2009 David Phipps, Rafid Alkhaddar, Roger Morgan, Robert

    McClelland and Robert Doherty, „Water and Energy

    Efficient Showers‟, Proceedings of International

    Conference on Sustainability and Buildings (SEB 09),

    Brighton, 29-30 April.

    14- Nov 2008 Le, M.S., Farrant, L., Phipps, D. and Alkhaddar, R., „A thNew Carbon Source from Sewage Sludge‟, 13 European

    Biosolids and Organic |resources Conferecne, 10-12 Nov

    2008. Manchester, UK

    Sept 2008 Ed Loffill, David Phipps, Rafid Alkhaddar, Robert Andoh

    and Mike Faram, „Efficiency Testing of a Hydrodynamic

    Vortex Separator‟. Accepted for oral presentation at the

    11th International Conference on Urban Drainage,

    Edinburgh, September 2008.

    May 2008 Ed Loffill, David Phipps, Rafid Alkhaddar, Robert Andoh

    and Mike Faram, „Storm Water Best Management

    Practices into the Existing Urban Landscape Systems

    for Controlling Sediments‟ accepted for oral presentation

    at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress

    2008, May 12-16, Honolulu, Hawaii

    May 2008 W. Atherton, J. W. Ash and R. M. Alkhaddar, „The

    Modelling of Spills Resulting from the Catastrophic

    Failure of Above Ground Storage Tanks‟, Proceedings of

    the International Spills Conference, IOSC 2008,

    Savannah, Georgia, USA, 4-8 May 2008.

    Nov 2007 M.E.Melaine; R.M.Alkhaddar and D.Phipps, „Sustainable

    Wastewater Treatment Packaged Plants: Energy Use

    Minimisation for Small Sites and for Remote Operation‟ ndproceedings of the 2 International Conference Smallwat,

    Seville, 11-15 Nov.

    Sept 2007 R.A. Alkhaddar, D. Phipps, R. Morgan, B. Karci, J.

    Hordesseux, „Saving Water In Showers‟, Proceedings of

    the Institute of Physics Conference on Sensors and

    Applications XIV, Liverpool John Moores University,

    UK,11-13 Sept.

    August 2007 G. Lewis, S. Wylie, A. Shaw, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, D.A.

    Phipps, R.M. Alkhaddar; Tuneable Microwaves Sources

    for Chemical Synthesis. Proceedings of the International

    Microwave Power Institute's 41st Annual Symposium,

    August 1-3, 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. August 2007 S. O‟Keefe, J.D. Cullen, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, A. Shaw, D.A.

    Phipps, R.M. Alkhaddar; Theoretical and Experimental

    Investigations of the Microwave Plasma UV Lamp for

    Industrial Applications, Proceedings of the International

    Microwave Power Institute's 41st Annual Symposium,

    August 1-3, 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May 2007 Andoh, R.Y.G., Alkhaddar, R.M., Faram ,M.G. and

    Carroll, P.

    “Pollutants Washout – The Missing Dimension in Urban thStormwater Treatment, Stormwater” 5 AnnualSouth thth Pacific Conference, 16-18May, 2007 SKYCITY,

    Auckland, New Zealand

    April 2007 G. Lewis, S. Wylie, A. Shaw, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, P. Riby,

    D.A. Phipps, R.A. Alkhaddar, Real Time Microwave

    Assisted Chemistry Using Tuneable Using Tuneable High

    Frequency Microwave Sources, To be presented at the th5 International Microwaves in Chemistry Conference, thCEM, London 18-20 April.

    August 2006 G. Lewis, S. Wylie, A. Shaw, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, P. Riby,

    D.A. Phipps, R.M.Alkhaddar, High frequency microwave

    assisted chemistry, Paper presented at Microwave

    Assisted Organic Synthesis (MAOS), August 2006,

    Budapest, Hungary

    June 2006 G.P. Lewis, A. Shaw, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, S.R. Wylie, P.

    Riby, R. Alkhaddar, D. Phipps, “Tuneable High

    Frequency Microwave Assisted Chemistry”, Advances in

    Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis, Conference and

    Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary, 26-27 August 2006. Sept 2005 Cheng, C., D. A. Phipps, R. M. Alkhaddar “Effect of

    temperature on biodegradation of recalcitrant

    compounds.“ Proceedings of the CIWEM Third National

    Conference, J. Horan (editor). Aqua Enviro Technology

    Transfer, Wakefield, 6-8 September 2005, ISBN:

     1903958148.

    August 2005 Phipps, D.A., Alkhaddar, R.M. and Faram M.G., ”

    Pollutants Retention in Stormwater Treatment Chambers”, thProceedings of the 10 International Conference on

    Urban Drainage, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-26 August

    2005.

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES:

Feb 2009 E.Loffell, R. Alkhaddar, D. Phipps, M. Faram, „Modelling

    the bed movement and hydraulic characteristics of a

    continuous upflow filter‟. CIWEM North Western and

    North Wales Branch Wastewater Conference, Warrington thUK. 12 Feb.

    Feb 2007 J.D. Cullen, S. O'Keefe, A.I. Al-Shamma'a, D.Phipps and

    R. Alkhaddar, INVITED PAPER: High energy saving

    system using microwave plasma generated UV and

    Ozone for water industry"

    5th Wastewater Conference, CIWEM North Western and thNorth Wales Branch, Warrington, 15 February 2007,

    Nov 2006 J.D. Cullen, A.I. Al-Shamma'a, D.Phipps and R.

    Alkhaddar INVITED PAPER: Microwave plasma made

    simple for two Rs: water Reuse and Recycling. CIWEM

    North Western and North Wales Branch, 4th WFD

    Conference “Water Efficiency and Reuse, Aspirations and

    Practicalities”, Liverpool John Moores University, 30th

    November 2006

    June 2006 G. Lewis, S. Wylie, A. Shaw, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, P. Riby,

    D.A. Phipps, R.M. Alkhaddar, Intelligent Monitoring

    System for Microwave Chemistry, Awarded best paper ndpresentation at the 2 GERI Annual Research

    Symposium Conference, LJMU, June 2006.

    June 2006 G.P. Lewis, A. Shaw, A.I. Al-Shamma‟a, S.R. Wylie, P.

    Riby, R. Alkhaddar, D. Phipps, “Microwave Assisted

    Chemistry”, General Eng. Research Symposium (GARS), thLJMU, 15 June 2006.

    May 2004 Cheng, C., Phipps D.A., Alkhaddar, R.M., “Treatment of thspent metalworking fluids” Proceedings of the 5 IWA UK

    Young Researchers Conference, 19-20 May,

    Southampton, UK.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

October 2003 Alkhaddar R. and Hepworth N., “Groundwater Quality Issues

    in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania” Education & Training supplement in CIWEM „s

    Water and Environmental Manager magazine.

    March 2003 Alkhaddar R., “Water Resource Management in Jordan Using Harvesting Schemes, Waterlines, 2003.

BOOKS AND REPORTS:

    March 2005 An experimental investigation of bund wall overtopping and dynamic pressures on the bund wall following catastrophic failure of a storage vessel, Health and Safety Executive publications, RR333, ISBN 0 7176 2988 0

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP/INVOLVEMENT:

    Member of the Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committee of the Environment Agency.

    Member of the Qualification Panel of CIWEM.

    Member of the Research Advisory Board of the Mersey Basin Campaign.

EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    2007-date Editorial Board of the Water and Environment Journal, published

    by Blackwell publishing on behalf of the Chartered Institution of

    Water and Environmental management.

    (http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1747-

    6585&site=1).

    2006-date External Examiner, to the Civil Engineering International

    Foundation Year (IFY), School of Computing, Science and

    Engineering, University of Salford.

    2006-date Editorial Board of Construction Innovations Journal, Hodder

    Arnold.

    (http://www.arnoldpublishers.com/journals/pages/con_inn/edit.htm

    ).

    2005-date International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group on Water

    Reuse. (http://www.iwahq.org.uk/template.cfm?name=sg14).

    Nov 2005 Member of the Scientific committee of the IWA Speciality

    Conference on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for

    Sustainability (WRRS 2005). 8-11 November 2005, Korea.

    (http://wrrs2005.org/committee.html).

    2005-date Member of the qualification panel of CIWEM.

    2003-date Member of the Regional Environmental Protection Advisory

    Committee (REPAC). A committee which is part of the

    Environment Agency.

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