Md. Shahruk Nur-A-Tomal

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Md. Shahruk Nur-A-Tomal is passionate about environmental sustainability. His main research interest is transforming waste materials or by-products into value-added products. He has experience in various advanced characterisation tools materials (mainly polymer) processing instruments. He is also experienced in performing life cycle assessment (LCA).

Tomal obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2016. He joined the SMaRT Center in 2018 as a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. He is the recipient of a UNSW PhD Scholarship in 2018 and a UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship in 2021.

His PhD research was mainly focused on developing microrecycling solutions for the conversion of waste plastics into high-quality products using available machinery in a novel combination. His developed recycling technologies have the potential to bring waste plastics back to the economy and reduce the impact of plastics on environmental, animal, and human health.

He has published several papers in high impact factor journals including the Journal of Cleaner Production and Materials Today Sustainability. He is in the final stage of submitting more journal papers. He had been awarded the Young Leather Scientist Grant in 2016 and 2019 and he is the only one that received this prestigious award twice.

publications

Journal articles
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Nur-A-Tomal MS; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Study on the Direct Transformation of Milk Bottle and Wood into Wood–Plastic Composite through Injection Molding', Journal of Composites Science, vol. 6, pp. 230 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcs6080230
2022
Nur-A-Tomal MS; Biswal S; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Recycling tannery solid wastes as an alternative carbon resource for ironmaking', Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, vol. 24, pp. 2030 - 2040, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10163-022-01465-y
2022
Nur-A-Tomal MS; Pahlevani F; Handoko W; Cholake ST; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Effect of cyclic reprocessing on nylon 12 under injection molding: working toward more efficient recycling of plastic waste', Materials Today Sustainability, vol. 11-12, pp. 100056 - 100056, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2020.100056
2021
Nur-A-Tomal MS; Hashem MA; Zahin MEH; Pulok MLH; Das MR; Mim S, 2021, 'Goatskin preservation with plant oil: significant chloride reduction in tannery wastewater', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 28, pp. 12889 - 12897, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11311-z
2021
Hashem MA; Sahen MS; Hasan M; Payel S; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2021, 'Tannery liming sludge in compost production: sustainable waste management', Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01759-5
2021
Nur-A-Tomal MS; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Direct transformation of waste children's toys to high quality products using 3D printing: A waste-to-wealth and sustainable approach', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 267, pp. 122188 - 122188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122188
2020
Hashem MA; Hasan M; Momen MA; Payel S; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2020, 'Water hyacinth biochar for trivalent chromium adsorption from tannery wastewater', Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indic.2020.100022
2020
Payel S; Hashem MA; Sarker M; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2020, 'Chromium adsorption on banana rachis adsorbent from tannery wastewater: Optimization, isotherm, kinetics and desorption studies', Textile and Leather Review, vol. 3, pp. 118 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.31881/TLR.2020.11
2020
Hashem MA; Momen MA; Hasan M; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Sheikh MHR, 2019, 'Chromium removal from tannery wastewater using Syzygium cumini bark adsorbent', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 16, pp. 1395 - 1404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-018-1714-y
2019
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Ahsan A; Bushra SA, 2018, 'Hair burning liming in tanneries: a potential sulfide source to the environment', Sustainable Water Resources Management, vol. 4, pp. 1117 - 1121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40899-018-0270-4
2018
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2018, 'Tannery solid waste valorization through composite fabrication: A waste-to-wealth approach', Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, vol. 37, pp. 1722 - 1726, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ep.12860
2018
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Abedin MJ; Bushra SA, 2017, 'Heavy metal assessment of polluted soil around Hatirjheel Lake of Dhaka city, Bangladesh', Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol. 52, pp. 61 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjsir.v52i1.32084
2017
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Mondal NR; Rahman MA, 2017, 'Hair burning and liming in tanneries is a source of pollution by arsenic, lead, zinc, manganese and iron', Environmental Chemistry Letters, vol. 15, pp. 501 - 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10311-017-0634-2
2017
Abul Hashem M; Shahruk Nur-A-Tomal M, 2017, 'Valorization of Tannery Limed Fleshings Through Fat Extraction: An Approach to Utilize By-Product', Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol. 8, pp. 1219 - 1224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-016-9705-z
2017
Rahman A; Hashem A; Nur-A-Tomal S, 2016, 'Potable water quality monitoring of primary schools in Magura district, Bangladesh: children’s health risk assessment', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-016-5692-6
2016
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Bushra SA, 2016, 'Oxidation-coagulation-filtration processes for the reduction of sulfide from the hair burning liming wastewater in tannery', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 127, pp. 339 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.159
2016
Hashem MA; Islam A; Mohsin S; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2015, 'Green environment suffers by discharging of high-chromium-containing wastewater from the tanneries at Hazaribagh, Bangladesh', Sustainable Water Resources Management, vol. 1, pp. 343 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40899-015-0033-4
2015
Hashem MA; Tomal MSNA; Mondal BK, 2015, 'Generation of fleshings at beamhouse in tannery and its environmental impact assessment: Bangladesh perspective', Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol. 50, pp. 227 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjsir.v50i3.25590
2015
Conference Papers
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Hashem MA; Mim S; Shaikh MZR; Payel S; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2019, 'Sorption comparison of trivalent chromium on various Ficus carica charcoal from tannery wastewater', in 35th IULTCS Congress 2019: "Benign by Design" Leather - The Future Through Science and Technology
2019
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Sheikh MHR; Bushra SA, 2017, 'Waste to wealth approach: Adhesive from the unused goat head skin', in Proceedings of the 34th IULTCS Congress: Science and Technology for Sustainability of Leather, pp. 36 - 40
2017
Hashem MA; Nur-A-Tomal MS; Sharmin N, 2017, 'Fabrication of composite from dechromed leather shavings for insole', in Proceedings of the 34th IULTCS Congress: Science and Technology for Sustainability of Leather, pp. 38 - 45
2017
Hashem MA; Momen MA; Hasan M; Nur-A-Tomal MS, 2017, 'Chromium removal from the tannery wastewater using biosorbent', in Proceedings of the 34th IULTCS Congress: Science and Technology for Sustainability of Leather, pp. 20 - 27
2017
Nur-A-Tomal MS; Hashem MA, 2017, 'A novel method to preserve goat skin with indigenous plant extract to reduce salinity in the effluent', in Proceedings of the 34th IULTCS Congress: Science and Technology for Sustainability of Leather, pp. 46 - 55
2017
Hashem A; Nur-A-Tomal S; Ahsan A, 2016, 'Chromium removal from the tannery wastewater using indigenous adsorbent', in ICAMS Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.24264/icams-2016.iii.8
2016
Hashem A; Nur-A-Tomal S, 2015, 'One step to prepare fatliquor from the extracted fat of cowhide fleshings for using in leather processing', in XXXIII IULTCS Congress
2015