PROF. WONG, Jonathan Woon Chung (黃煥忠)

Professor and Head of Department
EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Murdoch University)

M.Phil., B.Sc. (Hons.) (CUHK)

OVERVIEW

Prof. Jonathan Wong Woon Chung is currently a Professor of the Department of Biology at the Hong Kong Baptist University where he has taught since 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Murdoch University, Western Australia. He is the Director of the Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment and Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre.
Over the years, Prof. Wong has conducted researches exploring the reutilization of organic wastes for energy and biomass production, developing innovative composting technology, anaerobic digestion of food waste, and sewage sludge treatment. Over the years, he has received over HK$150 millions of research funding and published over 400 SCI publication and conference proceedings. Prof. Wong was bestowed with Medal of Honor by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2011 for his service and contribution to the Environment, and appointed as Justice of Peace in 2014.

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Regional Editor, Australasian African Region “Environmental Technology”, Taylor & Francis Limited (1996 to present)
  • Associate Editor, Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management (HTRWM) Practice Periodical, ASCE (2017 to present)
  • Associate Editor, Detritus, IWWG (2018 to present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Scientific Report, Nature Publication (2014 to present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier (2011 to present)
  • International Advisory Committee Member, Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainability (2012 to present)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAST) (2012 to present)

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Waste management
  • Composting of organic wastes including sludge, food waste, livestock wastes and green waste
  • Sludge stabilization
  • Land application of industrial and municipal wastes
  • Soil pollution investigation
  • Bioremediation of PAH contaminated soil
  • Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil

RECENT PROJECTS

Title: Biochar assisted co-digestion of food waste and sludge for enhancing organic loading efficiency – A special reference to Hong Kong (Co-PI)
Aim: The aim is to evaluate the feasibility of using leachate from food waste anaerobic digestation as a substrate for biosurfactant production.
Sponsor: Environment and Conservation Fund
Funding: HK$1,160,220
Period: 5/2019 – 11/2020

Title: Effect of head space pressure on metabolic mechanism and carbon conversion in two phase anaerobic digestion of food waste  (基於頂空壓力調控下的兩相厭氧消化系統代謝機理和碳轉化研究)
Aim: The aim is to evaluate the impact of headspace pressure on the metabolic pathways and carbon conversion during anaerobic digestion.
Sponsor: NSFC
Funding: RMB532,900
Period: 10/2019 – 11/2023

Title: Establishing ‘Institute for Bioresources and Agriculture (IBA)’
Aim: To establish IBA as a knowledge hub to educate community on sustainability issues using agriculture as a tool; and engage in agriculture research.
Sponsor: Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)
Funding: HK$37,280,000
Period: 2016 – 2021

Title: Professional image building for organic certification
Aim: The aim is to promote organic certification and organic living in Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Agricultural Development Fund
Period: 4/2018 – 3/2019
Funding: HK$3,977,487

Title: The development, promotion and implementation of an organic standard and certification system for Hong Kong
Aim: The aim is to promote organic certification and implementation of organic certification in Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Agricultural Development Fund
Period: 4/2018 – 3/2019
Funding : HK$3,994,704

Title: Capacity building programme for waste recycling operators Operation guidelines and knowledge transfer
Aim: The project aimed at systematic analysis of the local situation, infusing efficient models and strategies from other countries with well-developed waste recycling industry, developing an operation guideline relevant to the local industry, and training are proposed to achieve the capacity building.
Sponsor: Recycling Fund
Funding: HK$5,515,274
Period: 1/6/2016 – 6/4/2019

Title: International Conference on Sustainable Biowaste Management (SBM 2020), Environment and Conservation Fund
Aim: The aim is to conduct the conference to bring successful case studies and research innovations for waste management industry, and to provide networking opportunities for young student researchers to exchange ideas with eminent scientists during the conference.
Sponsor: Environment and Conservation Fund
Funding: HK$300,000
Period: 1/2019 – 6/2020

Title: The development, promotion and implementation of an organic standard and certification system for Hong Kong
Aim: The aim is to promote organic certification and implementation of organic certification in Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Agricultural Development Fund
Period: 4/2015 – 3/2018
Funding: HK$11,000,000

Title: Professional image building for organic certification
Aim: The aim is to promote organic living in Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Agricultural Development Fund
Period: 4/2015 – 3/2016
Funding: HK$4,200,000

Title: Enhanced methane production and biogas upgrading during food waste anaerobic digestion
Aim: The aim is to exploit the energy potential of AD digestate to upgrade the biogas to biomethane and increase the overall energy yield from food waste through integrating Microbial fuel cells and AD technologies.
Sponsor: Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF, 2014/75)
Period: 2015 – 2016

Title: Matagenomic-metatranscriptomic analysis of the acidogenic reactor in a two-phase anaerobic digestion process
Aim: The aim is to reveal the syntrophic microbial interactions of the acidogenic leachbed reactor treating food waste; and manipulate the microbial diversity to enhance the acidogenesis.
Sponsor: General Research Fund
Period: 1/2014 – 4/2016

Title: The development, promotion and implementation of an organic standard and certification system for Hong Kong
Aim: The aim is to promote organic certification and implementation of organic certification in Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Agricultural Development Fund
Period: 4/2012 – 3/2015
Funding: HK$8,419,282.06

Title: Green roof monitoring and education program for Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs to Move towards a Green Organization – Green Roof Monitoring and Evaluation)
Aim: The aim is to develop education and monitoring program for 5 school green roofs of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.
Sponsor: Environmental Conservation Fund
Funding: HK$407,233
Period: 8/2013 – 7/2015

AWARD

  • President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2019-2020

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (RECENT FIVE YEARS)

2019

  1. Ananthi, V., Siva Prakash, G., Chang, S.W., Ravindran, B., Nguyen, D.D., Vo, D.-V.N., La, D.D., Bach, Q.-V., Wong, J.W.C., Kumar Gupta, S., Selvaraj, A., Arun, A., 2019. Enhanced microbial biodiesel production from lignocellulosic hydrolysates using yeast isolates. Fuel 256, 115932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.115932
  2. Cheng, K.Y., Karthikeyan, R., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. Microbial Electrochemical Remediation of Organic Contaminants, in: Microbial Electrochemical Technology. Elsevier, pp. 613–640. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64052-9.00025-X
  3. Kaur, G., Luo, L., Chen, G., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. Integrated food waste and sewage treatment – A better approach than conventional food waste-sludge co-digestion for higher energy recovery via anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology 289, 121698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121698
  4. Lin, C., Wu, P., Liu, Y., Wong, J.W.C., Yong, X., Wu, X., Xie, X., Jia, H., Zhou, J., 2019. Enhanced biogas production and biodegradation of phenanthrene in wastewater sludge treated anaerobic digestion reactors fitted with a bioelectrode system. Chemical Engineering Journal 365, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.02.027
  5. Luo, L., Kaur, G., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. A mini-review on the metabolic pathways of food waste two-phase anaerobic digestion system. Waste Manag Res 37, 333–346. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X18819954
  6. Luo, L., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. Enhanced food waste degradation in integrated two-phase anaerobic digestion: Effect of leachate recirculation ratio. Bioresour. Technol. 291, 121813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121813
  7. Tsui, T.-H., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. A critical review: emerging bioeconomy and waste-to-energy technologies for sustainable municipal solid waste management. Waste Dispos. Sustain. Energy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42768-019-00013-z
  8. Wang, Q., Awasthi, M.K., Zhang, Z., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. Sustainable Composting and Its Environmental Implications, in: Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches. Elsevier, pp. 115–132. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64200-4.00009-8
  9. Wu, H., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. The Role of Oxidative Stress in the Growth of the Indoor Mould Cladosporium cladosporioides under Water Dynamics. Indoor Air. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12613
  10. Zhang, Y., Xu, S., Cui, M., Wong, J.W.C., 2019. Effects of different thermal pretreatments on the biodegradability and bioaccessibility of sewage sludge. Waste Management 94, 68–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2019.05.047

2018

  1. Awasthi, M.K., Selvam, A., Chan, M.T., Wong, J.W.C., 2018a. Bio-degradation of oily food waste employing thermophilic bacterial strains. Bioresour. Technol. 248, 141–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.115
  2. Awasthi, M.K., Wong, J.W.C., Kumar, S., Awasthi, S.K., Wang, Q., Wang, M., Ren, X., Zhao, J., Chen, H., Zhang, Z., 2018b. Biodegradation of food waste using microbial cultures producing thermostable α-amylase and cellulase under different pH and temperature. Bioresour. Technol. 248, 160–170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.160
  3. Awasthi, S.K., Wong, J.W.C., Li, J., Wang, Q., Zhang, Z., Kumar, S., Awasthi, M.K., 2018. Evaluation of microbial dynamics during post-consumption food waste composting. Bioresour. Technol. 251, 181–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.12.040
  4. Chakraborty, D., Karthikeyan, O.P., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C., 2018. Co-digestion of food waste and chemically enhanced primary treated sludge in a continuous stirred tank reactor. Biomass and Bioenergy 111, 232–240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.06.002
  5. Johnravindar, D., Karthikeyan, O.P., Selvam, A., Murugesan, K., Wong, J.W.C., 2018. Lipid accumulation potential of oleaginous yeasts: A comparative evaluation using food waste leachate as a substrate. Bioresour. Technol. 248, 221–228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.151
  6. Mehariya, S., Patel, A.K., Obulisamy, P.K., Punniyakotti, E., Wong, J.W.C., 2018. Co-digestion of food waste and sewage sludge for methane production: Current status and perspective. Bioresource Technology 265, 519–531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.04.030
  7. Parthiba Karthikeyan, O., Trably, E., Mehariya, S., Bernet, N., Wong, J.W.C., Carrere, H., 2018. Pretreatment of food waste for methane and hydrogen recovery: A review. Bioresource Technology 249, 1025–1039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.105
  8. Taherzadeh, M.J., Wong, J.W., Nelles, M., He, P., 2018. Special Issue on Bioconversion of Food Wastes. Bioresource Technology 248, 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.11.014
  9. Wang, X., Selvam, A., Lau, S.S.S., Wong, J.W.C., 2018. Influence of lime and struvite on microbial community succession and odour emission during food waste composting. Bioresource Technology 247, 652–659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.07.091
  10. Wong, J.W.C., Kaur, G., Mehariya, S., Karthikeyan, O.P., Chen, G., 2018. Food waste treatment by anaerobic co-digestion with saline sludge and its implications for energy recovery in Hong Kong. Bioresource Technology 268, 824–828. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.07.113
  11. Wu, H., Ng, T.W., Wong, J.W., Lai, K.M., 2018. Environmental Sustainability and Mold Hygiene in Buildings. Int J Environ Res Public Health 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15040681
  12. Zhou, M., Yan, B., Wong, J.W.C., Zhang, Y., 2018. Enhanced volatile fatty acids production from anaerobic fermentation of food waste: A mini-review focusing on acidogenic metabolic pathways. Bioresource Technology 248, 68–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.121
  13. Zhou, Y., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C., 2018. Chinese medicinal herbal residues as a bulking agent for food waste composting. Bioresour. Technol. 249, 182–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.212

2017

  1. Selvam, A., Kwok, K., Chen, Y.M., Cheung, A., Leung, K.S.Y., Wong, J.W.C.* 2017 [Apr] Influence of Livestock Activities on Residue Antibiotic levels of Rivers in Hong Kong. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(10): 9058–9066. [DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6338-5; Springer; IF: 2.741].
  2. Wong, J.W.C.*, Boopathy, R., Li, R.D., and Selvam, A. 2017 [July] Editorial, Special Issue on International Conference on Solid Waste 2015. Environ Technol. 38(13-14):1597-1598. [DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1334743; Taylor & Francis; IF: 1.760].
  3. Wong, J.W.C.*, Karthikeyan, O.P., Selvam, A. 2017. Biological nutrient transformation during composting of pig manure and paper waste. Environmental Technology 38(6): 754-761. [DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1211747; Taylor & Francis; IF: 1.760].
  4. Johnravindar, D., Murugesan, K., Wong, J.W.C., Elangovan, N. 2017 [Jul-Aug]. Waste-to-biofuel: production of biobutanol from sago waste residues. Environmental Technology, 38(13-14): 1725-1734. [DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1283362]
  5. Chakraborty, D., Kaur, B., Obulisamy, K., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C. 2017 [July]. Agrowaste to vanillin conversion by a natural Pediococcus acidilactici strain BD16. Environmental Technology, 38(13-14): 1823-1834. [DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1237556; Taylor & Francis; IF: 1.760]
  6. Chakraborty, D., Selvam, A., Kaur, B., Wong, J.W.C. and Karthikeyan, O.P. 2017 [July]. Application of recombinant Pediococcus acidilactici BD16 (fcs+/ech+) for bioconversion of agrowaste to vanillin. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 101(14): 5615–5626. [DOI: 10.1007/s00253-017-8283-8, IF: 3.420].
  7. Karthikeyan R, Cheng KY, Selvam A, Bose A, Wong J.W.C.* 2017 [Nov]. Bioelectrohydrogenesis and inhibition of methanogenic activity in microbial electrolysis cells – A review. Biotechnology Advances, 35(6):758-771. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2017.07.004; ISSN: 0734-9750; Elsevier; IF: 11.452]
  8. Karthikeyan, O.P., Sanjeet, M., Wong, J.W.C. 2017 [Oct]. Bio-refining of food waste for fuel and value products. Energy Procedia, 136, 14-21 [DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.10.253; ISSN: 1876-6102; Elsevier]
  9. Zhou, M. M., Zhou, J., Tan, M., Du, J., Yan, B. H.*, Wong, J.W.C., Zhang, Y. 2017 [Dec]. Enhanced Carboxylic Acids Production by Decreasing Hydrogen Partial Pressure during Acidogenic Fermentation of Glucose. Bioresource Technology, 245A, 44-51. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.152; ISSN: 0960-8524; Elsevier; IF: 5.651].
  10. Kim, J.-K., Lee D.J., Ravindran, B., Jeong K-H., Wong, J.W.C., Selvam, A., Obuli P.K., Kwag J.-H. 2017 [Dec] Evaluation of integrated ammonia recovery technology and nutrient status with an in-vessel composting process for swine manure. Bioresource Technology, 245A, 365-371. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.083; ISSN: 0960-8524; Elsevier; IF: 5.651].
  11. Jeong K-H., Kim, J.-K., Ravindran, B., Wong, J.W.C., Selvam, A., Obuli P.K., Kwag J.-H. 2017 [Dec] Evaluation of pilot-scale in-vessel composting for Hanwoo manure management. Bioresource Technology, 245A, 201-206. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.127; ISSN: 0960-8524; Elsevier; IF: 5.651]..
  12. Yan, B.H., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C*. 2017 [Dec] Influence of acidogenic headspace pressure on methane production under schematic of diversion of acidogenic off-gas to methanogenic reactor. Bioresource Technology, 245A, 1000-1007. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.173; ISSN: 0960-8524; Elsevier; IF: 5.651].
  13. Awasthi, M.K., Selvam, A., Lai, K.M., Wong, J.W.C*. 2017 [Dec]. Critical evaluation of post-consumption food waste composting employing thermophilic bacterial consortium. Bioresource Technology, 245 Part A, 665–672. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.014; ISSN: 0960-8524; Elsevier; IF: 5.651]

2016

  1. Karthikeyan, O.P., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C. 2016 [Jan]. Hydrolysis–acidogenesis of food waste in solid–liquid-separating continuous stirred tank reactor (SLS-CSTR) for volatile organic acid production. Bioresource Technology, 200, 366-373 (IF- 4.917).
  2. Chan, M.T., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C. 2016 [Jan]. Reducing nitrogen loss and salinity during ‘struvite” food waste composting by zeolite amendment. Bioresource Technology, 200, 838-844 (IF- 4.917)
  3. Karthikeyan, R., Selvam, A., Cheng, K.Y., Wong, J.W.C. 2016 [Jan]. Influence of ionic conductivity in bioelectricity production from saline domestic sewage sludge in microbial fuel cells Bioresource Technology, 200, 845-852. (IF- 4.917)
  4. Wong, J.W.C., Murugesan, K., Yu, S.M., Kurade, M.B., Selvam, A. 2016 [Feb]. Improved dewatering of CEPT sludge by biogenic flocculant from Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Water Science and Technology, 73(4), 843-848 (IF: 1.064).
  5. Awasthi, M.K., Pandey, A.K., Bundela, P.S., Wong, J.W.C., Li, R., Zhang, Z. 2016 [Aug]. Co-composting of gelatin industry sludge combined with organic fraction of municipal solid waste and poultry waste employing zeolite mixed with enriched nitrifying bacterial consortium. Bioresource Technology, 213, 181-189 (IF- 4.917).
  6. Wong, J.W.C., Murugesan, K., Selvam, A., Ravindran, B., Kurade, M.B., Yu, S.-M. 2016 [Aug]. Dewatering of saline sewage sludge using iron-oxidizing bacteria: Effect of substrate concentration. Bioresource Technology, 213, 31-38. (IF- 4.917)
  7. Nair, V.V., Dhar, H., Kumar, S., Thalla, A.K., Mukherjee, S., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Oct 2016]. Artificial neural network based modeling to evaluate methane yield from biogas in a laboratory-scale anaerobic bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 217, 90-99 (IF- 4.917).
  8. Luo, L., Xu, S.Y., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C. 2016 [Oct]. Assistant role of bioelectrode on methanogenic reactor under ammonia stress. Bioresource Technology, 217, 72-81 (IF- 4.917).
  9. Wang, X., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Oct]. Influence of lime on struvite formation and nitrogen conservation during food waste composting. Bioresource Technology, 217, 227-232 (IF- 4.917).
  10. Karthikeyan, R., Krishnaraj, N., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.-C., Lee, P.K.H., Leung, M.K.H., Berchmans, S. 2016 [Oct]. Effect of composites based nickel foam anode in microbial fuel cell using Acetobacter aceti and Gluconobacter roseus as a biocatalysts. Bioresource Technology, 217, 113-120 (IF- 4.917).
  11. Kurade, M.B., Murugesan, K., Selvam, A., Yu, S.-M., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Oct]. Sludge conditioning using biogenic flocculant produced by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans for enhancement in dewaterability. Bioresource Technology, 217, 179-185. (IF- 4.917).
  12. Ravindran, B., Wong, J.W.C., Selvam, A., Sekaran, G. 2016 [Oct]. Influence of microbial diversity and plant growth hormones in compost and vermicompost from fermented tannery waste. Bioresource Technology, 217, 200-204. (IF- 4.917).
  13. Ravindran, B., Wong, J.W.C., Selvam, A., Thirunavukarasu, K., Sekaran, G. 2016 [Oct]. Microbial biodegradation of proteinaceous tannery solid waste and production of a novel value added product – Metalloprotease. Bioresource Technology, 217, 150-156. (IF- 4.917).
  14. Zhou, Y., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Oct]. Effect of Chinese medicinal herbal residues on microbial community succession and anti-pathogenic properties during co-composting with food waste. Bioresource Technology, 217, 190-199. (IF- 4.917)
  15. Murugesan, K., Ravindran, B., Selvam, A., Kurade, M.B., Yu, S.-M., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Oct]. Fate of extracellular polymeric substances of anaerobically digested sewage sludge during pre-dewatering conditioning with Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans Bioresource Technology, 217, 173-178. (IF- 4.917)
  16. Yan, B.H., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Oct]. Innovative method for increased methane recovery from two-phase anaerobic digestion of food waste through reutilization of acidogenic off-gas in methanogenic reactor. Bioresource Technology, 217, 3-9. (IF- 4.917).
  17. Obulisamy, P.K., Chakraborty, D., Selvam, A., Wong, J.W.C.* 2016 [Dec]. Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and chemically enhanced primary-treated sludge under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. Environmental Technology, 37(24): 3200-3207. [DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1181112; ISSN: 0959-3330; Taylor & Francis; IF: 1.760].

2015

  1. Ravindran, B., Wong, J.W.C., Selvam, A., Murugesan, K., Mohanapriya, D., and Sekaran, G. 2015 [Mar]. Influence of fermented tannery solid waste on morphological, biochemical, yield and nutritional responses of tomato plants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 4327-4335 (IF: 2.760).
  2. Wong, J.W.C., Zhou, J., Kurade, M.B., Murugesan, K. 2015 [Mar]. Influence of ferrous ions on extracellular polymeric substances content and sludge dewaterability during bioleaching. Bioresource Technology, 179, 78-83 (IF- 4.917).
  3. Karthikeyan, R., Wang, B., Xuan, J., Wong, J.W.C., Lee, P.K.H., Leung, M.K.H. 2015 [Mar]. Interfacial electron transfer and bioelectrocatalysis of carbonized plant material as effective anode of microbial fuel cell. Electrochimica Acta, 157, 314-323 (IF: 803).
  4. Zhou, J., Xu, W., Wong, J.W.C., Yong, X., Yan, B., Zhang, X., Jia, H. 2015 [Sep]. Ultrasonic and Thermal Pretreatments on Anaerobic Digestion of Petrochemical Sludge: Dewaterability and Degradation of PAHs. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136162 (IF: 057).

GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES (RECENT FIVE YEARS)

Innovation and Technology Commission

  • Assessor, Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Assessment Panel, Innovation and Technology Commission. (2017 to present)

Environment Bureau

  • Convener, Food Waste Recycling Sub-Committee (2017-2019)
  • Member, Foodwise Campaign Committee, (2017 – 2019)
  • Member, Education and Publicity Sub-committee, Sustainable Development Council (2017 to present)
  • Convener, Community Engagement Support Group, Sustainable Development Council (2017 to present)
  • Member, Sustainable Development Council (2017 to present)
  • Member, Waste Management Sub-committee, Advisory Council of the Environment of the HKSAR Govt. (2016- 2018)
  • Member, Hong Kong Green Innovations Awards, Environmental Campaign Committee (2015 to present)
  • Convener, Support Group for Sustainable Consumption for Biological Resource, Sustainable Development Council (2015 – 2017)
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Environment of the HKSAR Govt. (2012 to present)
  • Chairman, Waste Management Sub-committee, Advisory Council of the Environment of the HKSAR Govt. (2012- 2016)
  • Chairman, Publicity Working Group, HKAEE, Environmental Conservation Committee (2010 – 2016)
  • Vice-Chairman, Environmental Conservation Committee (2010 – 2016)
  • Member, Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence, Environmental Conservation Committee (2010 – 2016)
  • Member, Sectoral Awards Sub-Committee of Awards Committee on the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (2007 – 2016)
  • Member, Environmental Conservation Committee, HKSAR Government (2006 to present)

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

  • Chairman, Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Agriculture, Food and Health Bureau (06/2011-2017)
  • Chairman, GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (2011 – 2017)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries – Crop Management Sub-Committee, HKSAR Government (2007 – 2017)

Centre for Food Safety

  • Co-opt Member, Pesticide sub-committee (2006 to present)

Others

  • Member, Town Planning Board (2018-2020)
  • Member, Metro sub-committee (2018 to present)
  • Member, Foodwise Campaign Committee (2017 to 2019)
  • Member, Sustainable Development Council (2017 to present)
  • Convener, Food Waste Reduction Sub-committee, Foodwise Campaign Committee (2017 to 2021)
  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel,  Hong Kong 2030+. Planning Department (2015 – 2017)
  • Advisor, RTHK Program Advisory Committee, Radio Television Hong Kong (2014 to present)
  • Member, task force for FSMS accreditation, Accreditation Advisory Board (2010 to present)

KEYNOTE SPEECH (RECENT FIVE YEARS)

  1. Jonathan Wong, Liwen Luo, Enhanced food waste degradation in integrated two-phase anaerobic digestion: Effect of leachate recirculation ratio, at the Waste Disposal and Sustainable Energy Symposium and 1st WD&SE editorial Board meeting, Hangzhou, 21-22 Jan 2019
  2. Jonathan Wong, Composting of Food Waste:
    Problems and Solutions, International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Treatment and Management, Yangling, China, 06-09 Jun 2019
  3. Jonathan Wong, Innovative upgrading of two-phase anaerobic digestion for enhanced methane production, The 3rd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Climate Change in Mauritius, 02-05 May 2019
  4. Jonathan Wong, Biological Treatment for Sustainable Food Waste Management, Uni of Melbourne, Australia, 2 Aug 2019,
  5. Jonathan Wong, Effect of Leach Bed Reactor Off Gas Diversion and Headspace Pressure on Methane Gas Generation of Two-Phase Anaerobic Digestion, 8th lnternational Forum on lndustrial Bioprocessing 2019 (lBA-lFlBlOP 2019) Miri Malaysia, 30 Apr-3 May 2019
  6. Jonathan Wong,香港实施厨余堆肥的机遇和挑战, 南京大学(溧水)生态环境研究院召开厨余堆肥试点项目的启动会, Nanjing China, 11 March 2019
  7. Jonathan Wong,全球及中国的生活垃圾发展趋势、垃圾处理(堆肥和焚烧)的技术发展的优劣和相关政策的出台,面对的困难和挑, at the Taining Workshop of Sustainable MSW management, Hengxian横县生活垃圾可持续治理培训会, Guangxi, China, 15 16 Apr, 2019
  8. Jonathan W.C. Wong, Composting of food waste: technology and application, 2019 International Workshop on Recycled Use of Food Waste, Suzhou, China, 11-13 Jan 2019
  9. Jonathan W.C. Wong,第三屆全國生物資源產業創新大會, 甘肅農業大學,中國甘肅蘭州
  10. Jonathan Wong, A Novel Biogenic Flocculant for Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Dewatering, BSRI Nagpur India, 9-10 October 2017
  11. Jonathan Wong, Agriculture and Certification Development
    in Hong Kong Oral presentation, 2017 International Conference for Organic Agriculture and the 4th East Asian Forum in, Nanhua University, Taiwan, 16-20 Dec 2017
  12. Jonathan Wong, Head-Space Gas Pressure Driven Food Waste Acidification In Leach Bed Reactor, European Biomass Conference & Exhibition at Stockholm, 12-16 Jun 2017
  13. Jonathan Wong, Waste To Wealth: Food Waste Management, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, China, 18 May 2017,
  14. Jonathan Wong, D. Johnravindar, O.P. Karthikeyan, A. Selvam, Effect of biogas driven different headspace pressure on the performance of acidogenic reactor treating food waste, the 3rd Symposium of IWWG-ARB held in Seoul National University, Korea, April 12 – 14, 2017
  15. Jonathan Wong, Agriculture and Certification Development
    in Hong Kong Oral presentation, RESE conference in Pollachi, India, 16-18 Jun 2017
  16. Jonathan Wong, Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and sewage sludge for energy recovery, Intl Conf on Integrated Solid Waste management Practices in Developing Countries, Nagpur 11-12 April 2017
  17. Jonathan Wong, Guneet Kaur, Methane gas production from co-digestion of food waste with different start-up sewage sludges, the BSRI Conference, Hyderabed, India, 22 to 24 Nov, 2018
  18. Jonathan Wong, Production of Biopesticide Compost to Improve Soil Health for Organic Farming , the Third Intl Conference on Health and Environment, Beijing, 9 Dec., 2018
  19. Jonathan Wong, Sustainable Food Waste Management –Hong Kong Experience, the Conference of Food Engineering in Minneapolis, MN, USA, 09-14, Sep 2018
  20. Jonathan Wong, Biological Treatment for Sustainable Food Waste Management, in RECYCLE 2018 “International Conference on Waste Management” to be held at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati, Assam on 22-24 February 2018.
  21. Jonathan Wong, Hong Kong Recycling Industry
    – A Time To Change, The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum 2018, 27 Apr. 2018
  22. Jonathan Wong, Enhanced Biogas Production for Two Phase Anaerobic Digestion, HKUST, 15 August 2018
  23. Jonathan Wong, Chinese Medicine Herbal Residue As A Co-Substrate For Food Waste Composting For Production Of Biopesticide Compost, at the ISWA2018 World Congress, KL Malaysia, 22-25 Oct 2018
    Oral presentation, Jonathan Wong, Rethinking our waste recycling
    when China bans import of recyclables, Town gas symposium, Hong Kong, 15 Nov 2018
  24. Jonathan Wong, Conversation of food waste and herbal residues as antipathogenic compost, the 2019 International Conference on Organic Agriculture and Rural Revitalization, 25 Sep 2018
  25. Jonathan Wong, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Environment, 20-22 July 2017 (RESE2017), Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India.
  26. Jonathan Wong, the 7th IFIBiop Conference, 21-24 May, 2017, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
  27. Jonathan Wong, International Conference on Integrated Solid Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries, 11-12 April 2017, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur, India.
  28. Jonathan Wong, Bioenergy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST2017), 23 – 25 Jan 2017, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India.
  29. Jonathan Wong, Decentralized composting for putrescible waste recycling, 4th International Conference on Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Processing Technology for Developing Nations, 18-19 Feb. 2016, Surat, India.
  30. Jonathan Wong, The production of biopesticide compost from Chinese Medicinal Herbal Residue. Australian Organic Recycling Association 2016 National Conference – Composting Beyond Production, 3-5 August 2016, Parramatta, Australia.
  31. Jonathan Wong, Production of biopesticide compost from co-composting of food waste and Chinese medicine herbal residue. 5th International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 24-27 Nov. 2015, Bengaluru, India.
  32. Jonathan Wong, Biogenic flocculants aided dewatering of CEPT sludge: An effective dewatering strategy. International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology, 22-25 Nov. 2015, NIIST, Trivandrum, India.
  33. Jonathan Wong, Decentralized composting for food waste management in Hong Kong. 2015 International Composting Conference 22-25 October 2015, Beijing China.
  34. Jonathan Wong, “Food Waste Recycling through Composting in an Urban Setup”, International Conference on Solid Waste – Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management, 19 – 23 May 2015, Hong Kong SAR, China.

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