Dr. Thung Wei Eng

Dr. Thung Wei Eng

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Dr. Thung Wei Eng

Head of Research
Head of Praxis, Industry and Community Engagement | Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Environmental Engineering
BEng Environmental Engineering

Areas of Interest
Chemical Wastewater Treatment, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Dye containing Wastewater Treatment
Microbial Fuel Cell, Photocatalytic Fuel Cell, Photovoltaic Fuel Cell
Sustainable Energy Recovery, Renewable Energy, Green Technology
Phytoremediation, Constructed Wetland
Professional Bodies

  1. BEM (Graduate Engineer)
  2. IEM (Graduate Member)

Research

Research Grant

  1. Research Excellence & Innovation Grant (REIG) (Project Investigator)
    Amount: RM 44, 200
    Title: Enhancement of Mass Transfer and Anode Configuration in Up-Flow Membrane-Less Microbial Fuel Cell with Integrated Phototropic Organisms
    Status : On-going
  2. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (Project Member)
    Amount: RM 97,400
    Title: Mass Transfer and Oxygen Reduction Rate Enhancement in Up-flow Constructed Wetland-Microbial Fuel Cell for Simultaneous Power Generation and Phytoremediation of Pollutants
    Status : On-going

Current Research Project

  1. Simultaneous Heavy Metal Removal and Electricity Generation with Membrane-less Microbial fuel Cell
  2. Using Sea Mud as Anode Media in Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell for Simultaneous Water Desalination and Electricity Generation
  3. Phytoremediation of heavy metals (Ni, Cd, Pb, Cu) by using plant from wastewater

Publications

  1. Sing-Mei Tan,Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Wei-Eng Thung, Tean-Peng Teoh. The reaction of wastewater treatment and power generation of single chamber microbial fuel cell against substrate concentration and anode distributions. Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, 1-15
  2. Tean-Peng Teoh, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Sing-Mei Tan, Wei-Eng Thung. Up-flow constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell: Influence of floating plant, aeration and circuit connection on wastewater treatment performance and bioelectricity generation. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 36
  3. Yoong-Ling Oon, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Yoong-Sin Oon, Tean-Peng Teoh, Harvinder Kaur Lehl, Wei-Eng Thung. Constructed wetland–microbial fuel cell for azo dyes degradation and energy recovery: Influence of molecular structure, kinetics, mechanisms and degradation pathways. Science of The Total Environment, 720
  4. Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl.Biodegradation of Acid Orange 7 in a combined anaerobic-aerobic up-flow membrane-less microbial fuel cell: Mechanism of biodegradation and electron transfer. Chemical Engineering Journal 336, 397-405
  5. "Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl. Sustainable Green Technology on Wastewater Treatment: The Evaluation of Enhanced Single Chambered Up-flow Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell Journal of Environmental Sciences 66, 295-300"
  6. "Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl Bioelectricity Generation in Batch-Fed Up-Flow Membrane-Less Microbial Fuel Cell: Effect of Surface Morphology of Carbon Materials as Aqueous Biocathodes Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 227 (8), 1-8"
  7. "Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl A highly efficient single chambered up-flow membrane-less microbial fuel cell for treatment of azo dye Acid Orange 7-containing wastewater Bioresource technology 197, 284-288"
  8. "Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Fahmi Ridwan, Yoong-Ling Oon, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl Simultaneous wastewater treatment and power generation with innovative design of an upflow membrane-less microbial fuel cell Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 227 (8), 1-8 "
  9. "Yoong-Ling Oon, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Farrah Aini Dahalan, YoongSin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl, Wei-Eng Thung, Noradiba Nordin Up-flow constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell for azo dye, saline, nitrate remediation and bioelectricity generation: From waste to energy approach Bioresource technology 266, 97-108"
  10. "Yoong-Sin Oon, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Farrah Aini Dahalan, Yoong-Sin Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl, Wei-Eng Thung, Noradiba Nordin Disclosing the synergistic mechanisms of azo dye degradation and bioelectricity generation in a microbial fuel cell Chemical Engineering Journal 344, 236-245"
  11. "Yoong-Sin Oon, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Yoong-Ling Oon, Harvinder Kaur Lehl, Wei-Eng Thung, Noradiba Nordin Microbial fuel cell operation using monoazo and diazo dyes as terminal electron acceptor for simultaneous decolourisation and bioelectricity generation Journal of hazardous materials 325, 170-177"
  12. " YS Oon, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, YL Oon, HK Lehl, WE Thung (2017). Microbial fuel cell operation using nitrate as terminal electron acceptor for simultaneous organic and nutrient removal. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 14 (11), 2435-2442"
  13. "HK Lehl, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, FNM Saad, YL Oon, YS Oon, WE Thung, CY Yong. Decolorization and mineralization of Amaranth dye using multiple zoned aerobic and anaerobic baffled constructed wetland. International journal of phytoremediation 19 (8), 725-731."
  14. "YL Oon, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, FA Dahalan, YS Oon, HK Lehl, WE Thung, N Nordin (2017). Role of macrophyte and effect of supplementary aeration in up-flow constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell for simultaneous wastewater treatment and energy recovery. Bioresource technology 224, 265-275."
  15. "HK Lehl, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, FNM Saad, YL Oon, YS Oon, WE Thung, CY Yong (2016). Multiple aerobic and anaerobic baffled constructed wetlands for simultaneous nitrogen and organic compounds removal. Desalination and Water Treatment 57 (60), 29160-29167."
  16. "YS Oon, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, YL Oon, HK Lehl, WE Thung (2016). Long-term operation of double chambered microbial fuel cell for bio-electro denitrification. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering 39 (6), 893-900."
  17. "YL Oon, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, FA Dahalan, YS Oon, HK Lehl, WE Thung (2016). Synergistic effect of up-flow constructed wetland and microbial fuel cell for simultaneous wastewater treatment and energy recovery. Bioresource technology 203, 190-197."
  18. "YL Oon, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, FA Dahalan, YS Oon, HK Lehl, WE Thung (2015). Hybrid system up-flow constructed wetland integrated with microbial fuel cell for simultaneous wastewater treatment and electricity generation. Bioresource technology 186, 270-275."

Conferences

  1. Kam-Khong Chan, Wei-Eng Thung, Soon-An Ong, Li-Ngee Ho, Yee-ShianWong, Eunice RY Chong. Simultaneous heavy metal reduction and voltage generation with synergy membrane-less microbial fuel cell International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology, 2019 11-14 December 2019, Bangkok, Thailand IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 463
  2. WE Thung, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, YL Oon, YS Oon, HK Lehl (2015). Pilot scale single chamber up-flow membrane-less microbial fuel cell for wastewater treatment and electricity generation. 2nd International Symposium on Green and Sustainable Technology 2017, 10-13 January 2017 UTAR, Perak, Malaysia Chemical. AIP Conference Proceedings 1828 (1), 020033.
  3. WE Thung, SA Ong, LN Ho, YS Wong, YL Oon, YS Oon, HK Lehl (2015). Innovative Design of Up-flow Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell for Dye-Containing Wastewater Treatment and Electricity Generation. The 2nd IWA Malaysia Young Water Professionals Conference 2015, 17-20 March 2015 VIVATEL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Awards and Recognitions

  1. UniMAP “Highest Impact Factor Journal” Award
  2. SAKURA Exchange Program in Science, Collaborative Research Activity in Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan . Nanocapsule Technology

Reviewer

  • Elsevier – Bioresources Technology  

  • Elsevier - Science of the Total Environment 

  • Elsevier – Journal of Hazardous Materials  

  • Elsevier - Journal of Environmental Management 

  • Springer - Environmental Science and Pollution Research 

  • SciencePG - International Journal of Economy, Energy and Environment