Proceedings of the International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE 2014) - Our Water, Our Future

Editors: Drs. Bing Chen, Baiyu Zhang, Liang Jing, Pu Li, and Yinchen Ma

Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL Canada A1B 3X5

Marine and freshwater are essential components of the earth's hydrosphere and their protection has been one of the most critical and challenging tasks for all the involved researchers, engineers and decision makers at a global scale. Within a changing global context, effective protection and management of water environments demand continuously improved knowledge and technologies, sound decisions and practices, and benign legal and socio-economic environments. The iMFE 2014 provided a unique international platform for exchange of ideas and experiences amongst researchers, practitioners and regulators in the field. The conference was organized jointly by the 2014 Atlantic Symposium of the Canadian Association on Water Quality, the 2014 Annual General Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Newfoundland and Labrador Section, the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, and the 2nd International Conference of Coastal Biotechnology of the Chinese Society of Marine Biotechnology and Chinese Academy of Sciences. This two and half day event was packed with 23 informative sessions, more than 60 oral presentations, and 15 poster exhibitions. Over 100 participants from 9 countries attended the conference to discuss and appreciate of various aspects involved in the protection of freshwater and marine environments as well as sustainable development of natural resources (water, oil & gas, mineral, etc.).

The iMFE 2014 conference was able to provide a unique platform for exchange of ideas and experiences amongst decision-makers, managers, researchers and academics from different areas of water environmental protection; to provide a communication forum for scientists and engineers to discuss and appreciate of various aspects involved in the protection of freshwater and marine environments as well as sustainable development of natural resources in coastal areas and oceans, particularly under harsh environmental conditions; and to foster an integrative understanding of water and the environment as well as exploring sound engineering solutions. The wealth of information exchanged at this conference will be of great benefit to all involved with marine and freshwater protection problems. It is also expected to help achieve the following long-term goals: to extend the research network to a national and then an international level; and to help develop long-term research collaborations on water management and sustainable development, especially in harsh environment.

The conference proceedings, as shown below, has a total of 48 papers that cover the following areas:

  • Climate Change, Energy Systems and Emission Reduction
  • Environmental and Marine Biotechnology
  • Environmental Modeling, Risk Assessment and Decision Making
  • Marine Oil Spill Response and Countermeasures
  • Marine Resource Management and Sustainable Development
  • Ocean Observation and Pollution Mitigation
  • Oil Spill Environmental Forensics and Chemical Fingerprinting
  • Persistent and Emerging Contaminants
  • Subsurface Contamination and Remediation
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Management in Harsh and Arctic Environments
  • Water Safety and Public Health
  • Watersheds, Wetlands and Estuaries Management
This proceedings is devoted to help refine future strategies for effective management of the world’s marine and fresh waters by the summary of recent scientific research on the management of water quality through model- and technology-based investigations and case studies. In summary, all papers represent some of the latest and most promising research results in the field of marine and freshwater quality management. We believe that this proceedings will inspire further research and benefit practice along the same lines. Finally, we thank all the authors for their worthy contributions and the reviewers for their precious time and efforts to help ensure the high caliber of quality.
 

Proceedings of the International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE 2014) - Our Water, Our Future

Table of Contents

Climate Change, Energy Systems and Emission Reduction (CCE)

Possible Impacts of Climate Changes on Freshwater in Coastal Aquifers
Mohsen M Sherif, Ahmed Sefelnasr, Abdel Azim Ebraheem, Akbar Javadi



Statistical Downscaling of Rainfall using Large-Scale Predictors: Dynamic Model Outputs vs. Reanalysis Data
Yan Lu, P.V. Mandapaka, C.C. Kuo, T. Y. Gan, Xiaosheng Qin



Environmental and Marine Biotechnology (EMB)

Algae Involved Generation of Compost
Yujiao Wang, Baiyu Zhang, Tahir Husain



Biosurfactant Production by Rhodococcus Erythropolis Sp. SB-1A Isolated from North Atlantic Ocean: Study on the Influence of Environmental Conditions
Tong Cao, Baiyu Zhang, Bing Chen, Qinhong Cai, He Zhang, Zhiwen Zhu, Kedong Zhang



Research on Passive Contaminant Transport in a Vegetated Channel
Fatima Jahra, Yoshihisa Kawahara



Environmental Modeling, Risk Assessment and Decision Making (EMR)

Comparison of Autoregressive Moving Average and State Space Methods for Monthly Time Series Modelling of Labrador and South-East Quebec River Flows
Carrisa Sparkes, Leonard M. Lye, Susan Richter



Development of a risk rank model for environmental risk assessment of abrupt water pollution accidents - with the case of Laoguan River Basin
Ke Zhang, Renzhi Liu, Zhijiao Zhang



Evaluation of the Causal Relationship between Variables Using a Probabilistic Approach for Water Quality Management
Jianxun He



Lattice Boltzmann Method for the Advection and Diffusion Equation in Shallow Water
Haifei Liu, Yu Ding



Long-Term Dependence of Annual Peak Flows of Canadian Rivers: Two Decades Later
Leonard M. Lye, Heri Sulistiyono



Numerical simulations of oil spill trajectories in the Danjiangkou Reservoir in China
Libin Chen, Zhifeng Yang, Haifei Liu, Chunhui Li



Optimal PM2.5 emission reduction strategies for an industrial park based on China’s 12th five-year plan on air pollution prevention and control
Wencong Yue, Yanpeng Cai, Qiangqiang Rong



Optimizing Water Quality Sampling Through Application Of Real Time Ionic Concentration Regression Models
Shibly Rahman, Renee Paterson



Parametric functional analysis of variance for fish biodiversity
Tonio Di Battista, Francesca Fortuna, Fabrizio Maturo



Peak flow prediction using fuzzy linear regression: Case study of the Bow River
Usman T Khan, Caterina Valeo



Predicting Dissolved Oxygen Concentration in Urban Watersheds: A Comparison of Fuzzy Number Based and Bayesian Data-Driven Approaches
Usman T Khan, Caterina Valeo



System Dynamics Modeling Of Socioeconomic Development Mode Associated With Water Usage In Baiyangdian Lake, Northern China
JIE ZHU, XUAN WANG, QUAN CUI, GUAN NAN CUI



Uncertainty analysis for propagation effects from statistical downscaling to hydrological modelingUncertainty analysis for propagation effects from statistical downscaling to hydrological modeling
Hongjing Wu, Bing Chen



Water Supply-Demand Management under Climate Change
Tianyi Xu, Xiaosheng Qin



Marine Oil Spill Response and Countermeasures (MOS)

An Agent-based Simulation-optimization Coupling Approach for Device Allocation and Operation Control in Response to Offshore Oil Spills
Pu Li, Bing Chen, Zelin Li, Liang Jing



Modelling the Effects of Chemical Dispersant on the Fate of Spilled Oil: Case Study of a Hypothetical Spill near Saint John, NB
Haibo Niu, Rujun Yang, Yongsheng Wu, Kenneth Lee



Use of CFD in Ocean Engineering
Dexin Zhan, Worakanok Thanyamanta, David Molyneux



Bio-dispersant produced by a Rhodococcus erythropolis mutant as an oil spill response
Qinhong Cai, Baiyu Zhang, Bing Chen, Tong Cao, Ze Lv



Marine Resource Management and Sustainable Development (MRM)

Characterization of Microbial Community Structure Associated with Pollution in Xiaoqing River Sediment
Jialin Li, Tao Zou, Shuxian Yu, Song Qin



Offsetting the Destruction of Marine Fish Habitat During Coastal Development Projects in Canada
Lica Christensen, Joe Wroblewski



Water Resources Assessment and Management for Nuclear Power Plants in China
Xiaowen Ding, Wei Wang, Guohe Huang, Qingwei Chen, Guoliang Wei



Ocean Observation and Pollution Mitigation (OOP)

A GIS-based Spatiotemporal Study of the Variability of Water Quality Parameters in the Dubai Creek
Tarig A Ali, Maruf Mortula, Serter Atabay, Ehsan Navadeh



Intelligent Multiparameter Fiber-Optic Sensing for Ocean Observation
Qiying Chen, Liqiu Men



Mapping of Chlorophyll-A in the Dubai Creek Area Using WorldView-2 Imagery and Field Data
Abdallah R Bachir, Tarig A Ali, Maruf Mortula



Mass Balance Simulation for Wetlands and Estuaries Management
Bumshick Shin, Kyuhan Kim



Opto-Microfluidics for Monitoring Salinity and Temperature of Sea Water
Daiying Zhang, Liqiu Men, Qiying Chen



Oil Spill Environmental Forensics and Chemical Fingerprinting (OEC)

Behavior of Corexit dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Qinhong Cai, Baiyu Zhang, Bing Chen, Pu Li, Xing Song, Zhiwen Zhu



Others (OTH)

Cuttings Transport Evaluation in Deviated Wells
Majeed Olasunkanmi Abimbola, Godwin Chukwu, Faisal Khan



Role of Hydro in Support of Modern Power Grids
Philip Charles Helwig



Sea-Land Integrated Pollution Control Mode applied to Beidaihe Offshore Area
Zhijiao Zhang, Renzhi Liu, Yanwei Zhao



Persistent and Emerging Contaminants (PEC)

Study on Water-Atmosphere Interface Distribution and Concentration Fluctuation Intensities of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Great Lake
Long Jiang, Lin Liu, Yang Li, Yu Li



Subsurface Contamination and Remediation (SCR)

A Study on Pollution in Livestock and Poultry Breeding in Shiyan City
Jia junxiang, Li chunhui, Jia xiaoli, xu meng



Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT)

Biosorption of Silver using Metal-Imprinted Thiourea-Modified Glutaraldehyde-Crosslinked O-Carboxymethyl Chitosan Beads
Meng Zhang, Yan Zhang, Robert Helleur



Cu, Zn and As pollution of river insect, plant and water along the metal mine tailing in Waidani area, Okayama prefecture, Japan
Hiroyuki Ii



Membrane fouling remediation in ultrafiltration of latex contaminated water and wastewater
Amira Abdelrasoul, Huu Doan, Ali Lohi



Sludge Blanket Anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SB-AnMBR) Treatment of Prehydrolysis Liquor from the Dissolving Pulp Industry
Mayur Milan Kale, Kripa Singh



Photocatalytic degradation of naphthalene in offshore produced water: comparison of immobilized and suspended TiO2
Bo Liu, Bing Chen, Kenneth Lee, Baiyu Zhang, Yinchen Ma, Liang Jing



Water Management in Harsh and Arctic Environments (WMH)

An Integrated System Planning and Process Control System for Marine Wastewater Management
Liang Jing, Bing Chen, Baiyu Zhang, Pu Li



Water Safety and Public Health (WSP)

Potential Health Risks of Contaminants in Private Groundwater Sources in Newfoundland and Labrador
Kalen Kelley Thomson, Atanu Sarkar, Tom J Cooper



Trace Element Analysis of Water with Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Liqiu Men, Daiying Zhang, Qiying Chen



Water Insecurity in Indigenous Canada: A Case Study of Illness, Neglect, and Urgency
Maura C Hanrahan, Atanu Sarkar, Amy M Hudson



Water Resources Security Evaluation Based on Matter Element Model in the Yellow River Basin
Jia xiaoli, Li chunhui, Jia Junxiang, Meng Xu



Watersheds, Wetlands and Estuaries Management (WWE)

Influence of Soil Drought Stress on C, N and P Stoichiometry of Tamarix Chinensis Lour. in Yellow River Delta, China
Qiangqiang Rong, Jingtao Liu, Yanpeng Cai, Zhaohua Lu, Zhenzhen Zhao, Wencong Yue, Jiangbao Xia