Within the framework of the support plan of Petrochemical Engineering Department, PUA’s Faculty of Engineering, for community research projects, the Department participated in presenting a community research project at the university. The proposed project was entitled “Solving the problem of sludge to preserve the environment”. This was a part of the activities of the water treatment course in the Petrochemical Engineering Department. The participating research students included Majid Ramadan Arqoub, Abdul Hakam Abdel Nabi, Yara Muhammad Al-Fakharani and Amira Thabet Jabr.

The project was supervised by Prof. Dr. Abbas Anwar Ezzat, Head of the Petrochemical Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Ihsan Nasef, professor, Petrochemical Engineering Department and water treatment lecturer, and Chem. Yasser Ibrahim, an industry expert.

The idea of the project revolves around how to benefit and solve the problem of sludge deposits resulting from treating drinking and industrial water. This can be done through using it in various industrial applications such as red bricks, cement, pottery, and other industrial applications. This can positively contribute in preserving the environment, maximizing the added value, and the economic return of the project.

The audience praised the presentation, which reflected a distinct innovative idea. At the end of event, the students participating in the research project were awarded certificates of appreciation in recognition of their efforts and excellence.