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Refereed Journal Publications


Conference Proceeding Papers

  1. Nakhla, G.F. and Lugowski, A.J. "Full‑Scale Comparative Performance Assessment of Selectors and Intermittent Aeration for Filament Control”,  Proc. 72nd Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 1999, New Orleans.

  2. Lugowski, A.J., Nakhla, G.F., Palmateer, G. and Purcell, J. “Performance of Anaerobic Digesters Using Bioenhancers”,  Proc. at the 72nd Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 1999, New Orleans.

  3. Shafai, S., Nakhla, G., Shannon E., Lugowski, A., and Schyff, J., “Design Construction and Start-up of a Communal Biological Nutrient Removal Wastewater Treatment Plant”, Presented at the Water Environment Association of Ontario Conference, (April 2001)

  4. Black-Kolesnichenko, A., Nakhla, G., Briens, C., and Plisson-Saune, S.”Batch Respirometry for On-line Toxicity Detection,” Proc. Of the CSCE-ASCE Conference on Environmental Engineering, Niagra Falls, ON, July 2002.

  5. Lugowski, A., Nakhla, G., and Gravelle, M., “Treatment of High Strength Leachate By Biological Nutrient Removal Processes,” Proc. Of the CSCE-ASCE Conference on Environmental Engineering, Niagara Falls, ON, July 2002.

  6. Quensel, D., Nakhla, G.,  Lugowski, A.,and Boose, T.” Biological Treatment of Refractory Organics in Industrial Wastewater,” Proc. Of the 75th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2002, Chicago.

  7. Nakhla, G., Lugowski, A., Sverdlikov, A., Scherbina, N, and Babcock, K., “Simultaneous Nitrification Denitrification and Clarification in Pseudoliquified Activated Sludge System,” Proc. Of the 75th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2002,Chicago.

  8. Nakhla, G., and Lugowski, A. “ Waste Management: Practical Considerations and Challenges, “ Invited Keynote Lecture, Proc. Of the  6th Saudi Engineeering Conference, Dharhan, Saudi Arabia, Dec.14-17, 2002.

  9. Quesnel, D., and Nakhla, G.’ “ Evaluation of Granular Activated Carbon and Activated Sludge for the Treatment of a Chemical Industry Refractory Wastewater, “ Proc. Of the 76th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2003,Los Angeles.

  10. Liu, V., Nakhla, G., Bassi, A., and Al-Sabawi, M., “ Comparative Evaluation of Aerobic and Anaerobic Treatment of High Oil and Grease Rendering Wastewater, “Proc. Of the 76th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2003,Los Angeles.

  11. Lugowski, A.J., Nakhla, G., Patel, J.,and Rivest, V., “ Combined Biological and Membrane Treatment of Food Processing Wastewater to Achieve Dry-Ditch Criteria,” Proc. Of the 76th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2003,Los Angeles.

  12. Hewayde, E., Allouche, e., and Nakhla, G., “ Experimental Investigations of the Effect of Selected Admixtures on the Resistance of Concrete to Sulfuric Acid Attack, “ASCE Pipeline Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2003.

  13. Quesnel, D., and Nakhla, G.,” Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification in an Activated Sludge Treating Thermophilically Processed Chemical Industry Wastewater,” Proc. Of the 77th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2004,New Orleans.

  14. Acharya, C., and Nakhla, G., and Bassi, A.., “ Treatment of High Strength Pet Food Wastewater Using Two Stage Membrane Bioreactors,” Proc. Of the 77th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2004,New Orleans.

  15. Holakoo, L., Nakhla, G.,Bassi, a., and Yanful, E., “ Simultaneous Nitrification-Denitrification and Phosphorous Removal in Continuously Fed and aerated Membrane Bioreactor,” Proc. Of the 77th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 2004,New Orleans.

  16. P.K.Mohan, G. Nakhla and E.K.Yanful, " Effect of Biosurfactants on the Biodegradation of Naphthalene in Sediments under Anaerobic Conditions", 10th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, 2004, Montreal, Canada.

  17. Hewayde, E., Allouche, e., and Nakhla, G.,” The Use of Metakaolin and Geopolymer Cement to Improve Concrete Resistance to Sulfuric Acid Attack,” Proc. Of the 7th International Symposium on Utilization of High Strength High Performance Concrete, ACI, Washington, DC, June 2005, 1453-1465.

  18. Patel,A., Nakhla, g., and Zhu, J., “ Anoxic Phosphorous Uptake in Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor,” Proc. Of the 33rd CSCE Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2-4, 2005.

  19. Gohil, A., and Nakhla, G., “ UASB-Anoxic-Oxic System for the Treatment of High Strength Tomato Processing Wastewater,” Proc. Of the 33rd CSCE Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2-4, 2005.

  20. Jeganathan, J.,Nakhla, G., and Bassi,A., “ Treatability of High Strength and High Oil and Grease Pet Food Industrial Wastewater Using Mesophilic UASB Reactro,” Proc. Of the 33rd CSCE Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2-4, 2005.

  21. Kurian, R., Acharya, C., Nakhla, G., and Bassi, A., “ Comparison of Conventional and Thermophilic Aerobic MBRs Treating High Strength Oily Pet Food Wastewater, “ Proc. Of the 78th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, Oct-Nov., 2005,Washington, DC.

  22. Jeganathan, J., Nakhla, G., and Bassi, A., “ Performance of UASB Reactor Treating High Oil& Grease Pet Food Wastewater Under Critical Loading Conditions,” Proc. Of the 78th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, Oct-Nov., 2005,Washington, DC.

  23. Patel,A., Nakhla, g., and Zhu, J.,” Biological Nutrients Removal in Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor (CFBBR), “Proc. Of the 78th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, Oct-Nov., 2005,Washington, DC.

  24. Zhongda, X., Nakhla, G., Broan, K., Rivest, V., and Lugowski, A., “ Performance of a Pilot-Scale Anoxic/Oxic System Treating High Strength Tomato-Processing Wastewaters,” Proc. Of the 78th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, Oct-Nov., 2005,Washington, DC.

  25. Yang, L., Nakhla, G., and Bassi, A.,” Electrokinetic Dewatering of Oily and Proteinaceous Sludges,” Proc. Of the 78th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, Oct-Nov., 2005,Washington, DC.

  26. P.K.Mohan, G. Nakhla and E.K.Yanful (2005) "Biodegradability of Naphthalene Contaminated Soil under Aerobic, Anoxic and Anaerobic Conditions", International Conference on Energy, Environment and Disaster (INCEED 2005), Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

  27. P.K.Mohan, G. Nakhla and E.K.Yanful, "Biodegradability of PAH Contaminated Sediment by Sequencing of Different Microorganisms", Eighth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, 2005 ,Maryland, USA.

  28. P.K.Mohan, G. Nakhla and E.K.Yanful, "Biokinetic Parameter Estimation for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Remediation", International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 2005,New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Industrial Reports

  1. “Evaluation and Optimization of Existing Wastewater Treatment System”, Prepared for Stepan Canada, Spetember 2000

  2. “Assessment of Existing Treatment Plant Capacity at Horizon Poultry in Ayr for Future Dry Sausage Operation”, Prepared for J.M. Schneider, August 2000

  3. “Final Environmental Study Report for the Upgrade of The Water Pollution Control Plant”, Prepared for Town of Hawkesbury, August 2000

  4. “Evaluation of Direct Heating Water Quality”, Prepared for Maple Leaf Pork, July 2000

  5. “Process Plant Sludge Management Cost Evaluation Study”, Prepared for GM Powertrain Division, Bay City, Michigan, July 2000

  6. “Hazard and Operability (Hazop) Study Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre Qatar”, Prepared for Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, June 2000

  7. “Final Design Report Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre”, Prepared for Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, May 2000

  8. “Improvements and Modifications to Wastewater Treatment and Odour Management”, Prepared for Sun Brite Canning Company, April 2000

  9. “Interim Environmental Study Report for the Upgrade of the Town of Hawkesbury Water Pollution Control Plant Phase I & II”, Prepared for Town of Hawkesbury, “April 2000

  10. “Preliminary Design Report Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre”, Prepared for Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, November 1999 

  11. “Preliminary Design Brief Liquid Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre”, Prepared for Qatar General Petroleum Corporation, November 1999

  12. “Sludge Dewaterability Study”, Prepared for GM Powertrain Division, Bay City, Michigan, September 1999

  13. “Operational Training Seminar Biological Nutrient Removal, Heidelberg Communal Wastewater Treatment System”, Prepared for Alt Heidelberg Estates, Heidelberg, Ontario, August 1999

  14. “Landfill Leachate Treatment System Conceptual Design”, Prepared for Green Lane Waste Management, London, Ontario, July 1999

  15. “Design Brief: Groundwater Extraction and Treatment System at 40 Wellington Street Property”, Prepared for Rockwell Automation of Canada Inc., June 1999

  16. “Study of Feasibility of Converting Conventional Activated Sludge Removal System”, Prepared for Packard Pollution Control Plant, Ottawa, Ontario, June 1999

  17. “Addendum for the Environmental Study Report Class Environmental Assessment Wastewater Treatment System Expansion Upgrade at Munster Hamlet”, Prepared for Region of Ottawa-Carleton, May 1999

  18. “Wastewater Study and Design of Neutralization Facilities”, Prepared for J.M. Schneider (Horizon Poultry), Ayr, Ontario, February 1999

  19. “Pre-Engineering Study to Assess Effluent Excursions”, Prepared for Armstrong Cheese, Oakville, Ontario, February 1999

  20. “Design of Odour Control Facilities”, Prepared for J.M. Schneider (Horizon Poultry), Ayr, Ontario, 1999

  21. “Investigation of Contaminant Contributions of Various Site Operators at Liberty Industrial Facility in Farmingdale, New York”, Prepared for PRP Group, 1999

Conference Presentations

  1. Nakhla, G.F. and Lugowski, A.J. "Full‑Scale Comparative Performance Assessment of Selectors and Intermittent Aeration for Filament Control”,  Presented at the 72nd Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 1999, New Orleans.

  2. Lugowski, A.J., Nakhla, G.F., Palmateer, G. and Purcell, J. “Performance of Anaerobic Digesters Using Bioenhancers”,  Presented at the 72nd Annual Water Environment Federation Conference, October 1999, New Orleans.

  3. Nakhla, G., and Lugowski, A. “ Waste Management: Practical Considerations and Challenges, “ Invited Keynote Lecture, 6th Saudi Engineeering Conference, Dharhan, Saudi Arabia, Dec.14-17, 2002.

Abstracts & Presentations to Professional Meetings

  1. Nakhla, G.F. and Lugowski, A.L. Food Processing Industry: Water& Wastewater Conservation & Treatment.  Invited for Presentation at the Ontario Economic Development Conference held at Eaton Centre Mariott Hotel  in Toronto, Feb. 8, 2001.

  2. Nakhla, G., “ Emerging Technologies for Treatment of Food-Processing Wastewaters,” Invited for Presentation at the Waterwise Seminar, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Guelph, May 3, 2005.

  3. Nakhla, G., “ Review of Common Water and Wastewater Treatment ,” invited for Presentation at the UV Water Treatment Course, Walkertown Clean Water Centre, Walkertown, May24-25, 2006.

  4. Nakhla, G., “Wastewater Treatment Challenges in Canada, “ Invited for Presentation at the Canadian Federation of Municipalities Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 2, 2006.