Research

Remediation Research Group


Our laboratory is profoundly dedicated to open new horizons to cope with emerging environmental concerns such as air, water, and soil pollution. In order to provide cost effective, specific and high-capacity adsorbents for serving wastewater treatment, agricultural wastes (i.e. corncob, coir pith, shrimp shell, macadamia nut-shell, and rice husk) have been utilized as raw materials to prepare highly-efficient absorbents, which can dramatically eliminate all kinds of heavy metals, organic substances and highly soluble dyes from waste water. Lab scale and pilot plant are regularly tested and studied to obtain the essential parameters for supporting the in situ operation.

Objectives

To develop staffs and researchers that has knowledge, ability and potential in research and transfer the knowledge to the public.


To design and develop high efficiency of wastewater treatment system and transfer the technology to the industry.

To research and develop the adsorbents from agricultural wastes for treatment of wastewater containing heavy metals and organic substances/recovery of value metals

To research and develop on phytoremediation of wastewater/soil contaminated with heavy metals/organic substances by local Thai plants.

To research and develop indoor and industrial air pollution treatment system by application of plant and adsorbents from agricultural waste.   


Field of Specialization

Waste utilization: Production of activated carbon from agricultural wastes/ Preparation of agricultural wastes as adsorbents for wastewater treatment/ color adsorption and heavy metal recovery

Wastewater treatment: Treatment of wastewater containing heavy metals/ organic substances by using agricultural residues
Phytoremediation: Phytoremediation of wastewater/soil containing heavy metals/organic substances/VOCs by using plants and microorganisms
Biohydrometallurgy: Bioleaching of nickel, copper, zinc and gold from low-grade ores by microorganisms
Plant and microbe interaction and stress response: Plant hormone regulation/ gene expression/ plant physiology
Air pollution treatment: Treatment of BTEX, Formaldehyde, Trimethylamine, Ozone, MTBE contaminated air
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