The 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference (IEEC 2015) with the theme of “Creative Technologies for Environments”, organized by the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE), was held last October 28 to 30, 2015 at Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), Busan, South Korea.
Five (5) ERDT scholars from two engineering schools in the Philippines, namely De La Salle University – Taft, Manila and Mapua Institute of Technology – Intramuros, Manila, participated in the conference. Two papers authored by DLSU alumni were presented during the parallel sessions.
Jeffrey Tepace, BSMS CIV-CTM, and adviser Engr. Ronaldo Gallardo’s research entitled “Evaluation of Properties of Pervious Concrete with Fly Ash and Bottom Ash” was included in the session encompassing talks on Water Resources/Quality Control and Watershed Management – Occurrence and Treatment of Microorganisms (Session 04). The said research studied the effects of using fly ash as cement substitute in different percentages and bottom ash as total substitute for sand as fine aggregates on the different hydraulic and mechanical properties of a modified pervious concrete aimed to be used as part of a low-cost water filtration system for poor communities in the Philippines.
On the other hand, the paper entitled “The Assessment of Partially Saturated Copper Mine Tailing Upon Inundation” was presented by Miller Cutora, BSMS CIV-STE, co-authored with his adviser Dr. Mary Ann Adajar, on the session discussing novel materials and processes for waste reuse and recycle (Session 11). The said research assessed the hydrocompression behavior (response of particle thereupon sudden inundation) of copper mine tailing, a waste material from mining industry, when used as structural fill or embankment material in order to utilize the waste resource. It is evaluated with varying moisture content, relative density, and overburden stresses.
- Article by Miller Cutora