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OSAMA ELJAMAL Last modified date:2024.04.26

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Environmental Engineering Laboratory (WEEL) is a multinational research team as we work with scientists and engineers from Japan and other countries to address the recent global challenges and tackle the latest environmental issues to find possible solutions.

In the Water and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, we believe that a safe and clean environment is essential for maintaining sustainable societies, ecosystems, and economies. We study environmental remediation techniques, environmental protection and renewable energy generation. Hence. We are using the advantages and the benefits of nanotechnology to protect and clean our environment, especially for water treatment, renewable energy and resources recovery from waste. .
Academic Degree
Kyushu University, Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., April 2006-March 2009, Kyushu University, Environmental Engineering, M.S., April 2004-March 2006
Field of Specialization
Environmental Engineering
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
My research interests concern the principles and techniques from science and engineering to develop novel methods for sustainable energy production and contaminants removal from water and wastewater as well as mathematical models for studying the underlying mechanisms of contaminants in water, wastewater and groundwater. Upon the development of novel methods, safe and sustainable energy and water resources could be achieved which is important for maintaining sustainable societies, ecosystems and economies. To this end, I conducted several experiments and developed mathematical models in this research area.
Research Interests
  • In the Water and Environmental Engineering Laboratory (WEEL), our research team focuses on environmental remediation techniques, environmental protection and renewable energy generation. Hence. We are using the advantages and the benefits of nanotechnology to clean our environment, especially for water treatment and resources recovery from waste.

    Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB); column experiment; column filter system; lab-scale systems; Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC); electricity generation; nanotechnology; resources recovery; noble nanomaterials; characterization devices; Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM); Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM); X-ray diffractometer (XRD); synthesized nanomaterials; BET surface area; particle size analyzers; heavy metals; arsenic; chromium; radioactive elements; cesium and strontium; antibiotics; antimicrobial-resistant geneses; surface water; groundwater; shallow groundwater treatment; deep aquifers; biomaterial; microalgae; nanoplastic; microplastic particles; industrial wastewater; anaerobic digestion system; renewable bioenergy; methane production; biogas production; activated sludge; agricultural byproduct; renewable energy.
    keyword : Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB); renewable energy; Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC); nanotechnology; resources recovery; heavy metals; radioactive elements; antibiotics; anaerobic digestion system; renewable bioenergy; methane production; biogas production
Current and Past Project
  • Develop Novel Methods for Wastewater Treatment, Waste Activated Sludge and Biogas production Using metal Nanoparticles
  • Develop novel nanotechnology-based methods for environmental remediation and water treatment
  • Develop a coordinated data collection and management system for water supply and consumption to ensure reliable, relevant, actionable sustainable water policies and strategies.
Academic Activities
1. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Osama Eljamal, 2010.08, Solute Transport with Biological Processes in Porous Media.
2. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Osama Eljamal, Kyushu University, 2012.08, General Environmental Laboratory Manual.
3. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Osama Eljamal, Kyushu University, 2012.08, General Physics Laboratory Manual.
1. Ibrahim Maamoun, Mostafa A. Rushdi, Omar Falyouna, Ramadan Eljamal, Osama Eljamal, Insights into machine-learning modeling for Cr(VI) removal from contaminated water using nano-nickel hydroxide, SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, 10.1016/j.seppur.2022.122863, 308, 2023.03.
2. Bipasha Singha, Shamal Chandra Karmaker, Osama Eljamal, Quantifying the direct and indirect effect of socio-psychological and behavioral factors on residential water conservation behavior and consumption in Japan, RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING, 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106816, 190, 2023.03, Promoting residential water conservation is an important aspect of addressing water shortages caused by the rapidly increasing demand for water in both developed and developing countries. For this purpose, to measure how different social, psychological, and behavioral variables influence individual water use and conservation behavior, a questionnaire survey of 514 Japanese adults was conducted. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the direct and indirect effects of these factors on consumption and conservation practices by controlling multiple demographic variables. The suggested model explained 55% and 57% of the variation in water consumption and conservation behavior respectively. Results suggest that families are more likely to adopt water conservation practices and use less water if they have positive attitude, greater awareness and responsibility about water issues, stronger emotions, habits and involvement in water-saving initiatives or campaigns. An ordered logistic regression analysis was also carried out to confirm the robustness of the results..
3. Ibrahim Maamoun, Kohei Tokunaga, Terumi Dohi, Futoshi Kanno, Omar Falyouna, Osama Eljamal, Kazuya Tanaka, Improved immobilization of Re(VII) from aqueous solutions via bimetallic Ni/Fe0 nanoparticles: Implications towards Tc(VII) removal, Frontiers in Nuclear Engineering, 10.3389/fnuen.2023.1142823, 2, 1142823, 2023.03.
4. Ibrahim Maamoun, Omar Falyouna, Ramadan Eljamal, Mohd Faizul Idham, Kazuya Tanaka, Osama Eljamal, Bench-scale injection of magnesium hydroxide encapsulated iron nanoparticles (nFe0@Mg(OH)2) into porous media for Cr(VI) removal from groundwater, Chemical Engineering Journal, 10.1016/j.cej.2022.138718, 451, 2023.01, Chromium (VI) contamination in groundwater represents a significant threat to the current and future groundwater resources. Thus, in this work detailed investigation was conducted on the injection of magnesium hydroxide encapsulated iron nanoparticles (nFe0@Mg(OH)2) into a 3-D bench-scale groundwater treatment system for Cr(VI) removal. Cr(VI) and total iron concentration profiles were determined for the injection of both nFe0 and nFe0@Mg(OH)2 into porous media. The results indicated the expected poor mobility of nFe0, which caused the accumulation of the injected mass within the injection zone and the low spreading range along the length of the aquifer. The injection of nFe0@Mg(OH)2 into the groundwater treatment system for 80 consecutive cycles resulted in a clear enhancement in preventing the rapid corrosion of the iron core and around 20% improvement in the final Cr(VI) removal efficiency compared with that of nFe0. The injected nFe0@Mg(OH)2 maintained the 100% Cr(VI) removal efficiency for 30 post-injection cycles. Such a promising potential of the nFe0@Mg(OH)2, proposed it as one of the perfect candidates for in-situ water treatment applications, as a reactive nanomaterial with enhanced features, in terms of the prolonged reactive performance and the widespread of the injection zone to cover a larger contaminated area within the porous media..
5. Mir Shariful Islam, Ibrahim Maamoun, Omar Falyouna, Osama Eljamal, Bidyut Baran Saha, Arsenic removal from contaminated water utilizing novel green composite Chlorella vulgaris and nano zero-valent iron, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, 10.1016/j.molliq.2022.121005, 370, 2023.01.
6. Ibrahim Maamoun, Ramadan Eljamal, Osama Eljamal, Statistical optimization of nZVI chemical synthesis approach towards P and NO3- removal from aqueous solutions: Cost-effectiveness & parametric effects., Chemosphere, 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137176, 312, Pt 1, 137176-137176, 2023.01.
7. Mohd Faizul Idham, Omar Falyouna, Ramadan Eljamal, Ibrahim Maamoun, Osama Eljamal, Chloramphenicol removal from water by various precursors to enhance graphene oxide-iron nanocomposites, JOURNAL OF WATER PROCESS ENGINEERING, 10.1016/j.jwpe.2022.103289, 50, 2022.12.
8. Omar Falyouna, Ibrahim Maamoun, Soumya Ghosh, Alhadji Malloum, Amina Othmani, Osama Eljamal, Tareq W. M. Amen, Andrew Oroke, Charne Bornman, Shabnam Ahmadi, Mohammad Hadi Dehghani, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Simin Nasseri, Inderjeet Tyagi, Suhas, Janardhan Reddy Koduru, Sustainable technologies for the removal of Chloramphenicol from pharmaceutical industries Effluent: A critical review, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, 10.1016/j.molliq.2022.120726, 368, 2022.12.
9. Ibrahim Maamoun, Omar Falyouna, Ramadan Eljamal, Khaoula Bensaida, Kazuya Tanaka, Tiziana Tosco, Yuji Sugihara, Osama Eljamal, Multi-functional magnesium hydroxide coating for iron nanoparticles towards prolonged reactivity in Cr(VI) removal from aqueous solutions, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 10.1016/j.jece.2022.107431, 10, 3, 2022.06.
10. Omar Falyouna, Ibrahim Maamoun, Khaoula Bensaida, Atsushi Tahara, Yuji Sugihara, Osama Eljamal, Chemical deposition of iron nanoparticles (Fe0) on titanium nanowires for efficient adsorption of ciprofloxacin from water, Water Practice and Technology, 10.2166/wpt.2021.091, 17, 1, 75-83, 2021.09.
11. I. Maamoun, O. Eljamal, O. Falyouna, R. Eljamal, Y. Sugihara, Stimulating effect of magnesium hydroxide on aqueous characteristics of iron nanocomposites, Water Science and Technology, 10.2166/wst.2020.027, 80, 10, 1996-2002, 2020.11.
12. Ibrahim Maamoun, Osama Eljamal, Omar Falyouna, Ramadan Eljamal, Yuji Sugihara, Multi-objective optimization of permeable reactive barrier design for Cr(VI) removal from groundwater, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.110773, 200, 2020.09.
13. Ramadan Eljamal, Inci Kahraman, Osama Eljamal, Ian P. Thompson, Ibrahim Maamoun, Gulsum Yilmaz, Impact of nZVI on the formation of aerobic granules, bacterial growth and nutrient removal using aerobic sequencing batch reactor, Environmental Technology and Innovation, 10.1016/j.eti.2020.100911, 19, 2020.08.
14. Omar Falyouna, Osama Eljamal, Ibrahim Maamoun, Atsushi Tahara, Yuji Sugihara, Magnetic zeolite synthesis for efficient removal of cesium in a lab-scale continuous treatment system, Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.03.028, 571, 66-79, 2020.07.
15. Ramadan Eljamal, Osama Eljamal, Ibrahim Maamoun, Gulsum Yilmaz, Yuji Sugihara, Enhancing the characteristics and reactivity of nZVI: Polymers effect and mechanisms, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2020.06.
16. Relebohile Mokete, Osama Eljamal, Yuji Sugihara, Exploration of the reactivity of nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) associated nanoparticles in diverse experimental conditions, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 10.1016/j.cep.2020.107879, 150, 2020.04.
17. Ibrahim Maamoun, Osama Eljamal, Ramadan Eljamal, Omar Falyouna, Yuji Sugihara, Promoting aqueous and transport characteristics of highly reactive nanoscale zero valent iron via different layered hydroxide coatings, Applied Surface Science, 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.145018, 506, 145018, 2020.03.
18. Osama Eljamal, Ian P. Thompson, Ibrahim Maamoun, Tamer Shubair, Kareman Eljamal, Khemmathin Lueangwattanapong, Yuji Sugihara, Investigating the design parameters for a permeable reactive barrier consisting of nanoscale zero-valent iron and bimetallic iron/copper for phosphate removal, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112144, 299, 2020.02.
19. Tamer Shubair, Osama Eljamal, Atsushi Tahara, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Preparation of new magnetic zeolite nanocomposites for removal of strontium from polluted waters, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111026, 288, 2019.08.
20. Seiya Takami, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M. E. Khalil, Ramadan Eljamal, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEM BASED ON NANOSCALE ZERO VALENT IRON PARTICLES FOR PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL, Journal of JSCE, 10.2208/journalofjsce.7.1_30, 7, 1, 30-42, 2019.07.
21. Yukun Wang, Yunlong Li, Yuji Sugihara, Xianting Zhao, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Osama Eljamal, EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATION OF BRICK-PATTERN RIPPLE FORMATION IN OSCILLATORY FLOW, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics (AM)), 10.2208/jscejam.75.2_I_551, 75, 2, I_551-I_558, 2019.07.
22. Osama Eljamal, Tamer Shubair, Atsushi Tahara, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Iron based nanoparticles-zeolite composites for the removal of cesium from aqueous solutions, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.12.115, 277, 613-623, 2019.03.
23. Tareq W.M. Amen, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Wastewater degradation by iron/copper nanoparticles and the microorganism growth rate, Journal of Environmental Sciences (China), 10.1016/j.jes.2018.01.028, 74, 19-31, 2018.12.
24. TAKAMI Seiya, ELJAMAL Osama, MATSUNAGA Nobuhiro, Phosphorus Removal from Aqueous Solution by SAKURAJIMA Volcanic Ash, 環境工学研究フォーラム講演集, 55th, 22, 2018.12.
25. Tamer Shubair, Osama Eljamal, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Evaluation of nanoscale zero valent iron particles for the removal of cesium from aqueous solutions, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 10.1088/1757-899X/454/1/012104, 454, 1, 2018.12.
26. Ibrahim Maamoun, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Phosphate Removal Through Nano-Zero-Valent Iron Permeable Reactive Barrier; Column Experiment and Reactive Solute Transport Modeling, Transport in Porous Media, 10.1007/s11242-018-1124-0, 125, 2, 395-412, 2018.11.
27. Osama Eljamal, Relebohile Mokete, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Yuji Sugihara, Chemical pathways of Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron (NZVI) during its transformation in aqueous solutions, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 10.1016/j.jece.2018.09.012, 6, 5, 6207-6220, 2018.10.
28. Tareq W.M. Amen, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Evaluation of sulfate-containing sludge stabilization and the alleviation of methanogenesis inhibitation at mesophilic temperature, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 10.1016/j.jwpe.2018.08.004, 25, 212-221, 2018.10.
29. Ramadan Eljamal, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Bidyut Baran Saha, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Improvement of the chemical synthesis efficiency of nano-scale zero-valent iron particles, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 10.1016/j.jece.2018.06.069, 6, 4, 4727-4735, 2018.08.
30. Tareq W.M. Amen, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Methane yield enhancement by the addition of new novel of iron and copper-iron bimetallic nanoparticles, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 10.1016/j.cep.2018.06.020, 130, 253-261, 2018.08.
31. Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Osama Eljamal, Tareq W.M. Amen, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Scrutiny of interference effect of ions and organic matters on water treatment using supported nanoscale zero-valent iron, Environmental Earth Sciences, 10.1007/s12665-018-7661-6, 77, 13, 2018.07.
32. Tamer Shubair, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M. E. Khalil, Atsushi Tahara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Novel application of nanoscale zero valent iron and bimetallic nano-Fe/Cu particles for the treatment of cesium contaminated water, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6, 4, 4253-4264, 2018.06.
33. Tamer Shubair, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Multilayer system of nanoscale zero valent iron and Nano-Fe/Cu particles for nitrate removal in porous media, Separation and Purification Technology, 10.1016/j.seppur.2017.10.069, 193, 242-254, 2018.03.
34. Khalil Ahmed M.E., Eljamal O., Saha B.B., Matsunaga N., Performance of Nano-scale Zero-valent Iron for Nitrate Reduction in Aqueous Solution Using a Laboratory-scale Continuous-flow System, Chemosphere, 197, 502-512, 2018.01.
35. Tareq W.M. Amen, Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Evaluation of nano zero valent iron effects on fermentation of municipal anaerobic sludge and inducing biogas production, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 10.1088/1755-1315/67/1/012004, 67, 1, 2017.06.
36. Khalil Ahmed M. E., Eljamal Osama, Eljamal Ramadan, Sugihara Yuji, Matsunaga Nobuhiro, Treatment and Regeneration of Nano-scale Zero-valent Iron Spent in Water Remediation, Evergreen : joint journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences & Green Asia Strategy, 10.5109/1808449, 4, 1, 21-28, 2017.03.
37. Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Osama Eljamal, Tareq W.M. Amen, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Optimized nano-scale zero-valent iron supported on treated activated carbon for enhanced nitrate and phosphate removal from water, Chemical Engineering Journal, 10.1016/j.cej.2016.10.080, 309, 349-365, 2017.02.
38. Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Nobuhiro Matsunaga , Experimental and modeling column study of phosphorus removal by permeable reactive materials, Int J Environ Agric Res, 3, 62-70, 2017.01.
39. Osama Eljamal, Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Yuji Sugihara, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Phosphorus removal from aqueous solution by nanoscale zero valent iron in the presence of copper chloride, Chemical Engineering Journal, 10.1016/j.cej.2016.02.052, 293, 225-231, 2016.06.
40. Ahmed M.E. Khalil, Osama Eljamal, Skander Jribi, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Promoting nitrate reduction kinetics by nanoscale zero valent iron in water via copper salt addition, Chemical Engineering Journal, 10.1016/j.cej.2015.11.038, 287, 367-380, 2016.03.
41. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Recent Activities of International Education in IGSES at Kyushu University, Journal of Japanese Society for Engineering Education, 2015.09.
42. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Sorption Kinetic of arsenate as water contaminant on Zero Valent Iron, Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 2013.05.
43. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Removal of Phosphorus from Water Using Marble Dust as Sorbent Material, Journal of Environmental Protection, 2012.07.
44. Eljamal, Osama, Eljamal, Osama, Jinno, Kenji, Hosokawa, Tosao, A mathematical model of biological clogging of soil-sawdust media, Journal of Environmental Hydrology, 16, 1-12, 2008.01.
Works, Software and Database
1. Coordinator of Infrastructure Projects.
1. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Modeling of Phosphorus Retention in Calcium Carbonate Materials; Model Application to Column Experiments, 5th International SOWAC Seminar of JSPS, 2014.08.
2. OSAMA ELJAMAL, Product Rich in Phosphorus Produced From Phosphorus-Contaminated Water, 2013 the 2nd International Conference on Material Science and Engineering Technology, 2013.11.
3. ELJAMAL OSAMA, Soil Column Experiments to Study the Removal of Phosphorus from Water, 3rd International SOWAC Seminar of JSPS, 2013.08.
4. ELJAMAL OSAMA, Pseudo Model for Phosphate Adsorption from Water onto Different Adsorbents, Japan Geosciences Union Meeting, 2013.05.
5. ELJAMAL OSAMA, An Investigation of Phosphorus Removal from Aqueous Solution Using Byproduct Materials, 1st International SOWAC Seminar of JSPS, 2012.08.
6. ELJAMAL OSAMA, Mass transport process and growth of heterotrophic bacteria, The XII International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development, 2012.06.
7. ELJAMAL OSAMA, Arsenic Immobilization by Zero Valent Iron: Numerical Modeling and Experimental study, The CINEST International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology, 2010.12.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology JAGH
  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers JSCE
  • International Association for Environmental Hydrology (IAEH)
  • Prize for best paper entitle Development of Biological Treatment Model with Biological Clogging Processes in Porous Media
    Model Application to a Column Study
Educational Activities
I am currently teaching, contributing or I have taught several courses for Undergraduate and Graduate Levels at Kyushu University as follow;
Graduate Level Courses
Environmental Engineering, Seminar on Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Water Resources Management, Environmental systems modeling, Numerical Solution Techniques, Meteorological and Hydrologic Cycles in Urban Areas, Wastewater Treatment, Conference Design and Organizing, Communication Skills in English, Exercise for Doctoral Thesis, Discussion Leading and Organizing, Fundamentals on Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Material, Energy, Environment
Undergraduate Level Courses
Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Programing and Problem Solving with MATLAB, Information Processing and Practices, Technical Communication, Physical Laboratory and Environmental laboratory, hydraulic engineering, Water supply systems, Water network design
Professional and Outreach Activities
1. Investigating the potential of nanotechnology in bioenergy generation from wastewaters
international collaboration with Professor Ian Thompson from the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

2. Investigating the effect of iron nanoparticles on aerobic granulation and bacterial growth using aerobic sequencing batch reactor
international collaboration with Professor Gülsüm YILMAZ from the Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey

3. Developing optimization models for sustainable and efficient water treatment from different contaminants
international collaboration with Professor Ali Elkamel from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada.