Items filtered by date: May 2019

As part of the cultural season of the Environmental Research Center

Lecturer Afaf Abdullrahman Ayoub

has been gave her lecture entitled "Your favorite food ...... and its impact on the environment" on Wednesday 22/5/2019 within the activities of the scientific season of the Environmental Research Center for the current academic year. A set of concepts

Some unhealthy foods may have an unexpected advantage compared to other foods that we consider healthy when talking about the carbon emissions that result from the food we consume.

At a time when humans are facing a global warming threat, we are increasingly aware that every intervention in nature will have an impact on the environment. This is already true for the food we eat.

Food transplants, packaged in factories, or transported in the form of goods all work through the combustion of fossil fuels, resulting in so-called greenhouse gases, which lead to heat retention in the atmosphere.

Scientists measure the impact of such processes on carbon emissions in the atmosphere, known as the "carbon fingerprint," which are often expressed by measuring the percentage of carbon dioxide generated by the consumption of every 100 grams of food.

In that way, it is possible to imagine a food pyramid, based on the damage that such small amounts of food do to the environment.

Meat and dairy products come at the base of the pyramid, causing the greatest damage to the environment, while fruits and vegetables are at the top of that pyramid because they are "eco-friendly" foods, because they help to preserve the environment.

Foods made up of whole grains, such as bread, pasta, and candy, are almost in the middle of that food pyramid.

However, this method focuses not only on the amount of energy absorbed by the body from those foods, but on the degree of environmental damage resulting from its consumption after its operations, from agriculture, processing, or transport


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As part of the cultural season of the Environmental Research Center

Assistant Professor Dr. Luma Adnan Al Kindi 

has been gave her lecture entitled "Sustainable Green Manufacturing as a Basis for the Future Development of the Industry" on Wednesday 15/5/2019 within the activities of the scientific season of the Environmental Research Center for the current academic year. A set of concepts about sustainable industry Production of materials were defined associated with value-added services and programs, and recycling using highly efficient processes. The green industry can be defined as renewable processing methods to produce environmentally efficient services and goods to reduce pollution and waste generated, Through previously planned manufacturing processes, to conserve natural resources for future generations. "Environmentally-friendly industrialization will become one of the biggest strategic challenges in the industry, not only from an engineering perspective, but from a business and marketing perspective as well. The important foundations in product design are reusable design, design for disassembly, and design for reprocessing.

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As part of the cultural season of the Environmental Research Center

The Lecturer Dr. Mohammed Moayad Taha delivered a lecture entitled "Publishing in the Scientific Journals" on Thursday, 9/5/2019,

where the lecture summarized the following:

  • Outputs of the scientific research play an effective and fundamental role in the advancement of societies as the true results of a painstaking research effort leading to the problems that can solve it, push towards the progress and discovery, and invention of what the human needs for the welfare of various kinds.
  • Publishing in scientific journals affects the calculation of the number of users who use the research as a reference, indicating its importance in both scientific and applied terms, and affects the author's account by increasing the value of H-index of the author and university for the number of research and the time of its use.
  • According to Scopus statistics for the last twenty years, Iraq has published in all specialties about 11 thousand research, while Turkey published 434 thousand, Iran 333 thousand, Egypt 137 thousand, Saudi Arabia 111 thousand, UAE 31 thousand, Jordan 28 thousand, Lebanon 20 thousand, Kuwait 18 Qatar, 13,000, Oman 12 thousand, Syria 5,000, Bahrain 4,000, Palestine 4,000, Yemen 2,000.
  • The number of researches published for the best five Iraqi universities since its inception was as follows: University of Baghdad 4009, University of Mosul 2138, University of Basra 1817, University of Technology 1270, University of Mustansiriya 752 researches.


  • Conducting a workshop on the important steps for scientific publication.
  • Encouraging lecturers and researchers to publish through financial rewards or through moral support as grants of a letter of thanks and appreciation from Chancellor of University for each research published and for all participants, as is the case in most of the world's distinguished universities (or limit the number of covered to five); or the allocation of a fixed reward for each research to be divided among the participants, which increases the number of citation and H-index for researcher, university and country.
  • Include all participants in the research (or determine the number of covered up to five researchers) in scientific promotions and performance evaluation.
  • Urge lecturers and researchers to cite each other's research to increase the citation rate and the H-index of researcher and university.
  • Urge postgraduate students by giving them a grade on the discussion (or on the general average) for each research published by the student in scientific journals or considering the publication of at least one of the requirements for obtaining the certificate.
  • Open a free scientific translation office (or a nominal fee) for lecturers and students, since English is the main obstacle in writing and publishing research in scientific journals.
  • The university should participate in one of the scientific publishers or international libraries (such as Science Direct) to provide the references needed by the writer to support his research for free, which increases the acceptance of publication in the journals.
  • Encouraging lecturers and researchers to open an account in specialized scientific publishing sites such as; Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Publons, ORCID, Academia because they help to spread knowledge and thus increase the percentage of citation.


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University of Technology in the service of the community

The Environmental Research Center - University of Technology held its scientific symposium

Environmental Impact Studies for Development Projects

On Tuesday, 30/4/2019 in the hall of the green hall in the center




The seminar included five working papers as follows:

- The first working paper (the unit of treatment of juice as an environmental enhancer) by the President of Engineers, the oldest Suad Abdul Mahdi / Municipality of Baghdad - Department of solid waste and the environment.
- Second Paper (Environmental Impact of Degradation of Palm Cultivation) by Eng. Sarah Duraid Ahmed / Ministry of Environment - Technical Department.
- Working Paper III (Soil Management of Sustainable Soil Sustainability) delivered by Assistant Professor Dr. Saleh Abdul-Redha Saleh / Environmental Research Center - University of Technology.
- The fourth working paper (public transport and its impact on improving the environment), by Engineer Alaa Rashid Hamdan / Ministry of Housing and Construction - General Directorate of sewage.
- Fifth working paper (recycling and use of basic procedure) delivered by Assistant Professor Dr. Saleh Abdul-Redha Saleh / Environmental Research Center - University of Technology.

The seminar included a presentation by the representatives of the Palm Development Organization and the Environment Director of Baghdad, Mr. Muthanna Hasan Saloumi.


The symposium ended with a series of recommendations.

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