Lastest News (87)
The Third International Al-Noor Conference for Science and Technology activities have been released today, Thursday, 12/8/2021, organized by Noor Al-Ufoq Company, in cooperation with the Iraqi Society for Engineering Management. The conference supports by the Environment Research Center/ University of Technology-Iraq, and some public and private universities and colleges. It was opened in the green hall/ Environment Research Center, with the participation of 47 papers, distributed over six sessions divided into the axes of engineering, applied sciences-pure sciences, engineering, and agricultural sciences.
The Director of the Environment Research Center, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed Mohammed Jawad, delivered his speech welcoming the distinguished guests and congratulating the efforts made in organizing and holding the conference.
The conference was scheduled to be held in Muscat-Oman for the period 11-18/8/2021, but due to the conditions of the Corona pandemic and travel restrictions, it was held in Baghdad-Iraq.
The Supervising Committee of the Fifth International Scientific Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development is pleased to announce that the papers participating in it have become available to all in the Journal: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
We congratulate everyone for publishing their papers, and we extend our thanks and gratitude to the President of University of Technology-Iraq and his assistants for scientific and administrative affairs, the Supreme and Advisory Committee, sponsors, organizing, scientific committees and all committees, and everyone who contributed to supporting the conference to achieve its goals.
Issue: Vol 779
You can also access the special issue of the conference through the following link:
During its cultural season, the Environmental Research Center at U.O.T. organized a webinar on zoom entitled "E-waste and its effects on humans and the environment", in the presence of the Director of the Center, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed M. Jawad Al-Obaidi, and several academics, researchers and university employees.
The lecture was delivered by Professor Dr. Khalid M. Hussain Al-Qaisi at the University of Sulaymaniyah.
The lecture included a definition of e-waste as one of the forms of environmental pollution. As a result of the scientific progress that modern man has sought, which has achieved some gains for him, his rights have been violated and accompanied by damages that threaten his humanity with annihilation.
He added that industrial and technological progress and the huge expansion in the use of various energy sources led to the spread of entertainment, tools, and products of contemporary industrial civilization and the production of large quantities of electronic devices on an almost daily basis, such as computers, televisions, mobile phones and other devices that work with an electric current or electromagnetic fields that Its lifespan has expired and is discarded as electronic waste that harms the environment and health public.
On the other hand, coinciding with the technical progress, the prices of new electronic products decrease, and then the demand for these new products increases, and the older devices are thrown away.
He explained that old electrical and electronic devices are called electronic waste and are included in hazardous waste because they contain hazardous materials such as lead, barium, mercury, batteries, electrical circuits... etc.
Therefore, it poses a threat to the environment and human health if it is handled, stored, and transported improperly, as all industrialized countries suffer from problems related to dealing with these wastes, as there was a need in the past to carry out costly cleaning operations due to incorrect handling of these dangerous wastes.
Finally, this lecture came to shed light on one of the most important issues that affect human life, health, and the environment, which is electronic waste, which requires us to remind the specialists to take the necessary measures from scientific and technical dealings and to legislate laws to deal with these materials, whether by safe disposal or by recycling them to take advantage of many of their components.
Translated by: Deputy Chief Translators/ Rana A. Kareem
Modified by: Dr. Mohammed Muayad Taha
The Fifth International Scientific Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development was organized in cooperation with Gaziantep University. The conference was inaugurated on the morning of the first day of June 2021, at Salah El-Din Hall in Palestine Hotel under the generous sponsorship of the President of the University of Technology and with the wide participation of universities, governmental and private colleges, government institutions, and civil society organizations.
139 research papers were presented over two days in twelve scientific sessions and three electronic scientific sessions distributed on the topics of green growth and sustainable development, climate change and environmental pollution, environment and green technology, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, as well as environmental education and legislation.
The conference proceedings were concluded on the second day of June 2021 at Environment Research Center at University of Technology. I am pleased to extend my sincere thanks and great gratitude to all those who contributed with a sincere effort and distinguished giving from the chairs and members of the conference committees and to all the researchers and participants in the conference.
Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed M. J. AL-Obaidi
Chairman of the organizing committee