Publications in 2020

International Journal

  1. M.H. Su, E. Azwar, Y. Yang, C. Sonne, P.N.Y. Yek, R.K. Liew, C.K. Cheng, P.L. Show, S.S. Lam, Simultaneous removal of toxic ammonia and lettuce cultivation in aquaponic system using microwave pyrolysis biochar, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 396 (2020) 122610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122610.
  1. S. Ge, S.Y. Foong, N.L. Ma, R.K. Liew, W.A. Wan Mahari, C. Xia, P.N.Y. Yek, W. Peng, W.L. Nam, X.Y. Lim, C.M. Liew, C.C. Chong, C. Sonne, S.S. Lam, Vacuum pyrolysis incorporating microwave heating and base mixture modification: An integrated approach to transform biowaste into eco-friendly bioenergy products, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 127 (2020) 109871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.109871.
  1. S.S. Lam, P.N.Y. Yek, Y.S. Ok, C.C. Chong, R.K. Liew, D.C.W. Tsang, Y.-K. Park, Z. Liu, C.S. Wong, W. Peng, Engineering pyrolysis biochar via single-step microwave steam activation for hazardous landfill leachate treatment, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 390 (2020) 121649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121649.
  1. W.A. Wan Mahari, W.L. Nam, C. Sonne, W. Peng, X.Y. Phang, R.K. Liew, P.N.Y. Yek, X.Y. Lee, O.W. Wen, P.L. Show, W.-H. Chen, J.-S. Chang, S.S. Lam, Applying microwave vacuum pyrolysis to design moisture retention and pH neutralizing palm kernel shell biochar for mushroom production, Bioresource Technology. 312 (2020) 123572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123572.
  1. S.Y. Foong, R.K. Liew, Y. Yang, Y.W. Cheng, P.N.Y. Yek, W.A. Wan Mahari, X.Y. Lee, C.S. Han, D.-V.N. Vo, Q. Van Le, M. Aghbashlo, M. Tabatabaei, C. Sonne, W. Peng, S.S. Lam, Valorization of biomass waste to engineered activated biochar by microwave pyrolysis: Progress, challenges, and future directions, Chemical Engineering Journal. 389 (2020) 124401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124401.
  1. L.A. Wong, V.K. Ramachandaramurthy, S.L. Walker, J.B. Ekanayake, Optimal Placement and Sizing of Battery Energy Storage System Considering the Duck Curve Phenomenon, IEEE Access. 8 (2020) 197236–197248. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3034349.
  1. M. Seyam, J. Alagha, T. Abunama, Y. Mogheir, A. Affam, M. Heydari, K. Alramlawi, Investigation of the Influence of Excess Pumping on Groundwater Salinity in the Gaza Coastal Aquifer (Palestine) Using Three Predicted Future Scenarios, Water. 12 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/w12082218.
  1. P.N.Y. Yek, W. Peng, C.C. Wong, R.K. Liew, Y.L. Ho, W.A. Wan Mahari, E. Azwar, T.Q. Yuan, M. Tabatabaei, M. Aghbashlo, C. Sonne, S.S. Lam, Engineered biochar via microwave CO2 and steam pyrolysis to treat carcinogenic Congo red dye, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 395 (2020) 122636. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122636.
  1. S. Raghavan, B.Y.L. Simon, Y.L. Lee, W.L. Tan, K.K. Kee, Data Integration for Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges, in: R. Alfred, Y. Lim, H. Haviluddin, C.K. On (Eds.), Computational Science and Technology, Springer, Singapore, 2020: pp. 393–403. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0058-9_38.
  1. M.H. Su, E. Azwar, Y. Yang, C. Sonne, P.N.Y. Yek, R.K. Liew, C.K. Cheng, P.L. Show, S.S. Lam, Simultaneous removal of toxic ammonia and lettuce cultivation in aquaponic system using microwave pyrolysis biochar, J Hazard Mater. 396 (2020) 122610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122610.
  1. S.Ge, S.Y. Foong, N.L. Ma, R.K. Liew, W.A. Wan Mahari, C. Xia, P.N.Y. Yek, W. Peng, W.L. Nam, X.Y. Lim, C.M. Liew, C.C. Chong, C. Sonne, S.S. Lam, Vacuum pyrolysis incorporating microwave heating and base mixture modification: An integrated approach to transform biowaste into eco-friendly bioenergy products, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 127 (2020) 109871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.109871.
  1. W.M. Fong, A.C. Affam, W.C. Chung, Synthesis of Ag/Fe/CAC for colour and COD removal from methylene blue dye wastewater, Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 17 (2020) 3485–3494. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-02720-1.
  1. P.L. Lau, A.C. Affam, Modelling and optimization of the removal of chlorpyrifos and organics reduction from wastewater by Ag/AgBr/TiO2 using central composite design (CCD), Desalination And Water Treatment. 175 (2020) 90–98. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2020.24899.
  1. H.J. Ngu, M.D. Lee, M.S. Bin Osman, Review on current challenges and future opportunities in Malaysia sustainable manufacturing: Remanufacturing industries, Journal of Cleaner Production. 273 (2020) 123071. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123071.
  1. B.K. Ghosh, A.I.A. Rani, K.A. Mohamad, I. Saad, Low Leakage Current by Solution Processed PTAA-ZnO Transparent Hybrid Hetero-Junction Device, Electron. Mater. Lett. 16 (2020) 457–465. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13391-020-00235-y
  1. C.Yong, K.M. Chew, Motion Analysis and Recognition Using Principle Component Analysis and Angular Velocity, Test Engineering & Management. (2020) 11883-11888. ISSN: 0193-4120
  1. Peter, A. Sherine, S.B. Iderus, Enhanced Z-source inverter-based voltage frequency generator to conduct induced over voltage test on power transformers, IJPELEC. 12 (2020) 493. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPELEC.2020.110752
  1. N.A.B. Ramlee, N.A. Ahmad, Z.A. Baharudin, A.R. Mohamed, High-speed video observations on fork lightning events in Malaysia, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 19 (2020) 1620–1625. https://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v19.i3.pp1620-1625.
  1. N.Y. Yek, M.S. Osman, C.C. Wong, C.S. Wong, S.H. Kong, T.S. Sie, S.Y. Foong, S.S. Lam, R.K. Liew, Microwave wet torrefaction: A catalytic process to convert waste palm shell into porous biochar, Materials Science for Energy Technologies. 3 (2020) 742–747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mset.2020.08.004.
  1. Karunakaran, P. Karunakaran, S. Karunakaran, A. Karunakaran, M.D. Lee, M. Osman, Proving that Eddy Current is the Main Heat Generator for a Current Carrying Cable Suspended in a Steel Pipe, Asian Journal Of Convergence In Technology. 6 (2020) 55–64. https://doi.org/10.33130/AJCT.2020v06i03.010.
  1. S.Y. Foong, N.S. Abdul Latiff, R.K. Liew, P.N.Y. Yek, S.S. Lam, Production of biochar for potential catalytic and energy applications via microwave vacuum pyrolysis conversion of cassava stem, Materials Science for Energy Technologies. 3 (2020) 728–733. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mset.2020.08.002.
  1. L.Jen Hua, H.S. Tang, W.K. Leong, H.T. Sia, Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams With Circular Transverse Openings Under Static Loads, JSAE. 3 (2020). https://doi.org/10.31328/jsae.v3i1.1288.
  1. J.H. Ling, L.L. Chan, W.K. Leong, H.T. Sia, The Development of Finite Element Model to Investigate the Structural Performance of Reinforced Concrete Hollow Beams, Journal of the Civil Engineering Forum. 6 (2020) 171. https://doi.org/10.22146/jcef.53301.
  1. L.A. Wong and V. K. Ramachandaramurthy, Optimal battery energy storage system placement using Whale optimization algorithm, International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 268-272, July 2020. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijeetc.9.4.268-272
  1. P. Karunakaran, D.M.S. Osman, P. Karunakaran, S. Karunakaran, A. Karunakaran, D.M.D. Lee, HV Switchgear Switching System, Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (AJCT) ISSN -2350-1146. 6 (2020) 77–85. https://doi.org/10.33130/AJCT.2020v06i03.012.
  1. R. Wahab, M.S. Sulaiman, H.W. Samsi, R.S. Ghani, & N.  Mokhtar, The Effectiveness of Oil-Heat Treatment in the Main Chemical Constitutes for Planted 15-Year-Old Cultivated Acacia Hybrid, Asian Journal of Science and Technology 10 (12), 2020. ISSN: 0976 3376.
  1. A.M. Wong and H.S. Sii, The Implementation of Kaizen and 5S concept for Overall Improvement of an Agricultural Organisation, International journal of scientific research in science, engineering and technology (2020): 23-37. https://doi.org/10.32628/ijsrset196656
  1. ‘Aqila Bakie, M. Bujang, Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) of the New Development of Sibu Central, International Journal of Advanced Research in Technology and Innovation. 2 (2020) 14–24. //myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijarti/article/view/8821 .
  1. P. Karunakaran, D.M.S. Osman, P. Karunakaran, S. Karunakaran, A. Karunakaran, D.M.D. Lee, HV Switchgear Switching System, Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (AJCT) ISSN -2350-1146. 6 (2020) 77–85. https://doi.org/10.33130/AJCT.2020v06i03.012.

National Journal

  1. N.Yusop, C.F. Pien, A. Alias, A.B.A. Rahman and A.I. A. Rani, Electrical Simulation for Different Thickness Ratio of PCBM and PTAA in Bilayer Organic Solar Cells, ASM Science Journal. 13 (2020). https://www.akademisains.gov.my/asmsj/article/electrical-simulation-for-different-thickness-ratio-of-pcbm-and-ptaa-in-bilayer-organic-solar-cells/
  1. A.I.A. Rani, G.B. Kumar, K.A. Mohamad, C.F. Pien, M.S. Osman, I. Saad and N. Yusop, Effect of Annealing Temperature on Electrical Properties of Hybrid ZnO/PTAA based Heterojunction Diode, ASM Science Journal. 13 (2020). https://www.akademisains.gov.my/asmsj/article/effect-of-annealing-temperature-on-electrical-properties-of-hybrid-zno-ptaa-based-heterojunction-diode/
  1. S.C. Cheng, P. Karunakaran, V. Karuppanna, A. Richard, Electricity Transmission across South China Sea by Suspending Cables within Oil and Gas Pipes, Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology. 3 (2020) 27-33. https://doi.org/10.3570/bjost.2020.2.2-05.
  1. N. Mokhtar, R. Wahab, M.S. Sulaiman, R.S. Mohd Ghani, and  T. Edin, Rhizophora apiculata: Comparative Properties Between Solid and Engineered Laminated Boards, Borneo Journal of Science and Technology. 2 (2020). https://doi.org/10.35370/bjost.2020.2.1-08.
  1. J.W. Lau, J.H. Ling and Y.T. Lim., Feasibility Study of Reinforced Concrete Beam with Embedded Polystyrene Spheres under Incremental Flexural Load, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(2), 2020, 19-26, DOI: http://doi.org/10.3570/bjost.2020.2.2-04
  1. E. Iling and D.S.H. Ali, Effect of Different Hot Press Temperature on Physical and Mechanical Performance of Microwave Pre-treated Oil Palm Fronds (OPaF) Composite Board With Addition of Urea Formaldehyde Resin, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(1), 2020, 19-26, DOI: https://doi.org/10.35370/bjost.2020.2.1-05
  1. N.A. Hassan, M.S.M. Afandi, A.F.A. Razak and J.S. Jamalti, Characterization of Dabai (Canarium odontophyllum Miq.) Cookies, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(2), 2020, 47-53. DOI: http://doi.org/10.3570/bjost.2020.2.2-08
  1. M.H. Salleh, Z. Abidin and A. A. Razak, Sensory Evaluation on The Concentrated Pineapple Juice Produced through Reverse Osmosis Process, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(2), 2020, 77-80, DOI: http://doi.org/10.3570/bjost.2020.2.2-12
  1. M.S. Abdullah, D.T.K. Cheng and A.F.A. Razak, Utilization of Hydroxyapatite from Shortfin Scad (Decapterus macrosoma) Bones as Calcium Fortificant in Cookies, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(1), 2020, 63-69, DOI: https://doi.org/10.35370/bjost.2020.2.1-11
  1. Y.M. Alicia Yik, and J.H. Ling, Experimental Study on Voided Slab Subjected to Flexural Load, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(1), 2020, 27-31, DOI: https://doi.org/10.35370/bjost.2020.2.1-06
  1. T.L. Danson Tan and J.H. Ling, Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beam Embedded with Different Alignment of Polystyrene, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(1), 2020, 13-18, DOI: https://doi.org/10.35370/bjost.2020.2.1-04
  1. K.K. Kee, S. Lau, S.L. Boung Yew, M. Affandi, An Energy-efficient Smart Street Lighting System with Adaptive Control based on Environment, Borneo Journal of Science & Technology 2(1), (2020) 48–57. https://doi.org/10.35370/bjost.2020.2.1-09

International Conference Proceedings

  1. A. Affam, A. Bistar, Oxidation of Palm Oil Mill Effluent Using Hydrogen Peroxide and Catalysed by UV Light/Zinc Oxide, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 736 (2020) 042025. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/736/4/042025
  1. G. Peter, S. Bin Iderus, Design of enhanced energy meter using GSM prepaid system and protective relays, Materials Today: Proceedings. 39 (2021) 582–589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.08.471
  1. M. Djun Lee, K. Chuong Ting, H. Jong Ngu, N. Abu Hassan, Design and development of small-scale oil palm waste shredder for achieving technical, economic and environmental sustainability, Materials Science and Engineering Conference Series. 788 (2020) 012077. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/788/1/012077
  1. M. D. Lee, P.S. Lee, R. Chiew, P. Karunakaran, H. Ngu, Design and Development of a Small-Scale Mechanical Energy Conversion Device, in: 2020 IEEE International Conference for Innovation in Technology (INOCON), 2020: pp1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/INOCON50539.2020.9298356
  1. M. Djun Lee, P. San Lee, P. Karunakaran and H. Jong Ngu, Design and Development of a Small-Scale Archimedes Screw Turbine for Sarawak Rural Development, 2020 10th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES), 2020, pp. 180-183, https://doi: 10.1109/ICPES51309.2020.9349659
  1. L. Ai Wong, V.K. Ramachandaramurthy, A Case Study on Optimal Sizing of Battery Energy Storage to Solve ‘Duck Curve’ Issues in Malaysia, in: 2020 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE), 2020: pp. 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSGCE49177.2020.9275649
  1. P. Karunakaran, M. Osman, V. Karuppanna, S. Cheng, M.D. Lee, A. John, T. Hieng, Design and Building a High Voltage Switchgear Safety System, in: 2020 International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing (ICCSP): pp. 1274–1278. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCSP48568.2020.9182459.
  1. P. Karunakaran, M. D. Lee, K. H. Ting, M. S. Osman and A. John, A High Voltage Switchgear Switching System, 2020 IEEE International Conference for Innovation in Technology (INOCON), 2020, pp. 1-7, https://doi.org/10.1109/INOCON50539.2020.9298368.
  1. P. Karunakaran, M.S. Osman, V. Karuppanna, S.C. Cheng, M.D. Lee, M.D. Fadhilah, and AKS. Lau., Eddy Current versus Joule Heating Effects for a Cable Suspended in an Iron Pipe, 2020 IEEE International Conference for Innovation in Technology (INOCON), 2020, pp. 1-6, https://doi.org/10.1109/INOCON50539.2020.9298438
  1. C. Affam, W.C. Chung, P.L. Lau, O.A. Johnson, K.C. Seong, L. Baloo, B.W.L. Peng, F. Xınru, Design Expert Application for Optimization of Ag/AgBr/TiO2 Visible Light Photocatalyst Preparation, in: B.S. Mohammed, N. Shafiq, S. Rahman M. Kutty, H. Mohamad, A.-L. Balogun (Eds.), ICCOEE2020, Springer, Singapore: pp. 93–102. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6311-3_11
  1. S. Iderus and G. Peter, Temperature Rise Test on Medium Voltage Switchgear Assembly Based on IEC Standard, 2020 8th International Conference on Orange Technology (ICOT), 2020, pp. 1-5, https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOT51877.2020.9468746

Book Chapter:

  1. E.H. Ezechi, A.C. Affam, K. Muda, Biological Nutrient Removal by Suspended Growth Systems, Handbook of Research on Resource Management for Pollution and Waste Treatment. (2020) 264–293. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-0369-0.ch012