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PROF. WONG, Jonathan Woon Chung (黃煥忠)

Professor and Head of Department

(+852) 3411 7056
(+852) 3411 7056
RRS 815A

Education

Ph.D. (Murdoch University)

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

RECENT RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY 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