Associate Professor Dr Zainura Zainon Noor

Zainura Zainon Noor, PhD  
Associate Professor and Director

Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security

Block C07, Level 2

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

81310 Johor Bahru, Johor

Phone: +607 5535534

Fax: +607 553 1575





Please refer the enclosed Teaching Portfolio.



  1. Carbon Assessment and Reporting for Iskandar Malaysia Development Authority (IRDA), Consultation Project, December 2015 – May 2016 9Ongoing).
  1. Water Footprint And Beyond: Development Of A Methodological Approach Towards Assessing The Environmental Impacts Of Water Use, Tier 1, Project Leader (Ongoing).
  1. Comprehensive Health Risk Assessment And Environmental Assessment For The Production Of New Green Diesel Formulation, Flagship, Project Leader, (Completed).
  1. Carbon Footprint Assessment of Water Production, Contract Research by Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ), (VOT 4B061); Project Leader (2012-2013).
  1. Development of Low Carbon Society in Iskandar Malaysia, International Research Grant funded by Japanese Institute of Corporation Agency (JICA), RM8, 000,000; Principal Investigator (2011-Present).
  1. Performance Assessment of Integrated Treatment System utilizing Fenton and Aerobic Submerged Membrane Bioreactor for the Treatment of Spent Caustic– RESEARCH UNIVERSITY Grant (RU Grant); Project Leader (2012- Jan 2014).
  1. Development of Indicators to Assess Urban Sustainability in Malaysia (FRGS VOT 78644), RM44, 000; Project Leader (2010-2012).
  1. Analytical Hierarchy Process: Multi-Criteria Method for Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Option in Tropic Climates (FRGS VOT 78496), RM60, 000; Project Leader (2009-2011).
  1. Development of Zero Discharge Systems for High Level Treatment and Recycling Resources from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME), TECHNOFUND (TF0206B033); Key Researcher (2008-Present).
  1. Pengurangan Partikal Asap Hitam Melalui Penarikan Aliran Gas Ekzos Siklon Berbilang di Kilang Kelapa Sawit , FELDA Research Grant, Key Researcher (2009-2011).
  1. Developing Greenhouse Gasses Emission Software Development and Emission Projection, Fundamental Research (VOT 77014); Project Leader (2007-2009).


  • Akay, G., Noor, Z. Z., Calkan, O. F., Ndlovu, T. and Burke, D. (2010). Microwave Functionalisation of PolyHIPE. US Patent 7,820,729 B2. October 26, 2010.
  • Noor, Z. Z.; Hanna Ilyani Z., Noor Sabrina Mutamin (2013). Integrated Spent Caustic Treatment System utilizing Fenton and Submerged Aerobic Membrane Bioreactor. Malaysia Patent, PI 2013701674.


  1. High-Impact Journal Publication Award UTM 2013 (Citra Karisma).
  1. High-Impact Journal Publication Award UTM 2012 (Citra Karisma).
  1. International Journal (Science & Engineering) Publication Award UTM 2008 (Citra Karisma).
  1. Excellence Service Award 2007 (Citra Karisma).
  1. International Student Research Scholarship Award, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, 2002-2005.


Book Chapters

  1. Akay, G., Z. Noor and M. Dogru (2005). Process Intensification in Water-in-Crude Oil Emulsions Separation by Simultaneous Application of Electric Field and Novel Demulsifier Adsorbers based on PolyHIPE Polymers. Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification. Y. Wang and J. M. Holladay. Washington, DC, American Chemical Society. 914: 378-392.
  2. Akay; O.F. Calkan; M. Dogru; Z.Z. Noor (2005). Intensified integrated gasification and power generation technology. Sustainable (Bio) Chemical Process Technology – Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification. 2005:177-187.
  3. Zainura Zainon Noor Ujang (2009). Adsorption of Organic Compounds. Chapter in Book: MWA Design Guidelines for Water Supply Systems, Section 27: Specific Water Treatment Processes.

Journal Publications

  1. Che Hafizan, Zainura Zainon Noor, Ahmad Halilu Abba, Norelyza Hussein (2016). An alternative aggregation method for a life cycle impact assessment using an analytical hierarchy process. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 112, Part 4, 20 January 2016, pages 3244-3255.
  1. Chin Hong Neoh, Zainura Zainon Noor, Noor Sabrina Ahmad Mutamim, Chi Kim Lim (2016). Green technology in wastewater treatment technologies: Integration of membrane bioreactor with various wastewater treatment systems. Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 283, 1 January 2016, pages 582-594.
  1. Chin Hong Neoh, Zainura Zainon Noor, Chi Yong Lam, Chi Kim Lim, Adibah Yahya, Hui Han Bay, Zaharah Ibrahim (2015). Biodecolorization of recalcitrant dye as the sole sourceof nutrition using Curvularia clavata NZ2 and decolorization ability of its crude enzymes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research; ISSN 0944-1344; Environ Science and Pollution Research; DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-4436-4. (IF = 2.757).
  1. W. Thong; Z. Z. Noor; C. M. Ho (2015). Assessment of Embodied Energy and Global Warming Potential of Building Construction using Life Cycle Analysis Approach: Case Studies of Residential Buildings in Iskandar Malaysia. Energy and Building. (IF = 2.465).
  1. Farrah Aini Dahalan; Norhayati Abdullah; Z. Noor; Ali Yuzir; Gustaf Olsson; Salmiati; Myzairah Hamdzah; Mohd Fadhil Mohd Din; Siti Aqlima Ahmad; Khalilah Abdul Khalil; Aznah Nor Anuar (2015). A proposed aerobic granules size development scheme for aerobic granulation process. Bioresource Technology; 181:291-296. (IF = 5.039).
  1. Rafiu O. Yusuf; Zainura Z. Noor (2015). Historical and projected methane emission determination in Malaysia (1980-2020). Sustainable Environment Research; 21(1): 37-45. (SCOPUS).
  1. Florianna L Michael, Zainura Zainon Noor, Maria J Figueroa (2014). Review of urban sustainability indicators assessment–Case study between Asian countries. Habitat International; 44: 491-500. (IF = 1.577).
  1. C. Chong; M. Rashid; M. Ramli; J. Ruwaida; Z.Z. Noor (2014). Effect of flue gas recirculation on multi-cyclones performance in reducing particulate emission from palm oil mill boiler. Particulate Science and Technology; 32(3): 291-297. (IF = 0.482).
  1. Irina Safitri Zen, Zainura Zainon Noor, Rafiu Olasunkami (2014). The Profiles of Household Waste Recyclers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Habitat International; 89; 42-83. (IF = 1.577).
  1. Mohammed Evuti Abdullahi, Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan, Zainura Zainon Noor;,R.K. Raja Ibrahim (2014). Temperature and air-water ratio influence on the air stripping of benzene, toluene and xylene. Desalination and Water Treatment. (IF = 0.987).
  1. Nor Azimah Ahmad, Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan, Zainura Zainon Noor, Abdullahi Mohammed Evuti; Jibrin Mohammed (2014). Optimization of nickel removal from electroless plating industry wastewater using response surface methodology. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering); 67(4):33-40. (SCOPUS).
  1. Sharifah Hanis Yasmin Sayid Abdullah; Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan; Zainura Zainon Noor; Siti Fadilah Md Noor; Azmi Aris (2014). Fenton and photo-fenton oxidation of sulfidic spent caustic: A comparative study based on statistical Environmental Engineering and Management Journal; 13(3): 531-538. (IF = 1.258).
  1. Che Hafizan, Z. Noor, F.L. Michael (2014). Energy production from natural gas: Evaluation of potential environmental impacts using life cycle assessment approach. Advanced Materials Research; 864-867:1132-1138. (SCOPUS).
  1. Rashid, W.C. Chong; M. Ramli, Z. N. Zainura, J. Norruwaida (2013). Evaluation of particulate emission from a palm oil mill boiler. Sains Malaysiana; 42(9): 1289-1292. (IF = 0.480).
  1. Yusof, Z. Z. Noor, M. A. Hassan (2013). A comparison of the efficacy of two strains of Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas fragii in the treatment of tannery wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment. (IF = 0.987).
  1. Noor Sabrina Ahmad Mutamim, Zainura Zainon Noor, Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan; Adhi Yuniarto; Gustaf Olsson (2013). Membrane bioreactor: Applications and limitations in treating high strength industrial wastewater. Chemical Engineering Journal; 225:109-119. (IF = 4.058).
  1. Adhi Yuniarto, Zainura Zainon Noor, Zaini Ujang, Gustaf Olsson, Azmi Aris; Tony Hadibarata (2013). Bio-fouling reducers for improving the performance of an aerobic submerged membrane bioreactor treating palm oil mill effluent. Desalination. 2013; 316:146-153. (IF = 3.481).
  1. Yusof, Z.Z. Noor, M. A. Hassan (2013). An overview for energy recovery from municipal solid wastes (MSW) in Malaysia scenario. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review; 20; 378-384. (IF = 5.510).
  1. N. Othman, Z. Z. Noor, A. H. Abba, R. Yusuf, M. A. Abu Hassan (2013). Review on Life Cycle Assessment Studies of Integrated Solid Waste Management in Asian Countries. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 41: 251-262 . (IF = 4.088).
  1. S. Ahmad Mutamim, Z. Z. Noor, M. A. Hassan, G. Olsson (2012). Application of Membrane Bioreactor Technology in High-Strength Industrial Wastewater: A Performance Review. Desalination, 305: 1-11. (IF = 3.481).
  1. Yusof, Z.Z. Noor (2012). Methane emission by sectors: A comprehensive review of emission sources and mitigation methods. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (16), 5059-5070. (IF = 5.510).
  1. Yusof, Z.Z. Noor (2012). Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantifying Methane Emissions from Livestock. American J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences 5(1): 1-8, 2012, ISSN 1941-7020. (SCOPUS).
  1. Z. Noor, N. Safaai, H. Hashim and Z. Ujang (2011). CO2 Projection in Malaysia. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy; 30(4); 658-665. (IF = 1.271)
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