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Dr. Banu Sizirici Yildiz

Dr. Banu Sizirici Yildiz

Dr. Banu Yildiz Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (02) 401 8477

Fax: +971 (02) 447 2442

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Before joining KUSTAR, Dr. Yildiz worked as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and taught environmental engineering courses and did research about sustainable water/wastewater treatment systems. She has experience in dewatering of sludge, landfill management and sustainable water treatment systems.

  • Phd., Civil Engineering, Florida International University (USA), 2009
  • MSc., Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (TUR), 2002
  • B.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Istanbul University (TUR), 1999
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Remediation
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Sustainable engineering systems and waste management

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Journals

  • Sizirici B., Tansel, B., Kumar V., (2011) “Knowledge Based Ranking Algorithm for Comparative Assessment of Post Closure Care Needs of Closed Landfills” Waste Management, 31(6)1232-1238, DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2011.01.014.  
  • Tansel,B., Sizirici B. (2011) “Goal Based Waste Management Strategies to Reduce Persistence of Contaminants in Leachate at Municipal Solid Waste Landfill ” Environment, Development and Sustainability,13(5) 821-831, DOI: 10.1007/s10668-011-9290-z
  • Tansel, B., Dizge N., Sizirici, B. (2011) “Process Intensification with Hybrid System: A Tubular Packed Bed Bioreactor with Immobilized Activated Sludge Culture Coupled with Membrane Filtration” Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 50(8)766-772. DOI:10.1016/j.cep.2011.06.007
  • Sizirici B., Tansel,B.(2012)“ Improvement of Data Quality for Post-Closure Care of Landfill Using a Tiered Decision Matrix Approach: Case Studies” Waste Management and Research, 30(2)171-180. DOI:10.1177/0734242X11427940
  • Sizirici, B., Tansel, B. (2010) “Projection of Landfill Stabilization Period by Time Series Analysis of Leachate Quality and Transformation Trends of VOCs.”Waste Management, 30(2010),82-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2009.09.006
  • Tansel,B., Sizirici B. (2010)Significance of Historical Hurricane Activity on Structural Damage Profile and Post Hurricane Population Fluctuation in South Florida Urban Areas”, Natural Hazards Review DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000045
  • Sizirici B., Tansel B. (2010) “Health Risks Assessment due to Exposure to Vinyl Chloride in Groundwater from a Closed Landfill: A Case Study as a Contaminant of Concern and Effect of Subsurface Characteristics” Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 4(7)41-50. DOI: ISSN 1934-8932
  • Sizirici B., Tansel,B., “Parametric Fate and Transport Profiling for Selective Groundwater Monitoring at Closed Landfills: A Case Study”  under process Waste Management.
  • Sizirici B., “Assessment of Modified Biosand Filters with Brass as a Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment Systemsubmitted to Purification and Separation Technology.

Refereed Conference Papers 

  1. Sizirici B., (2012) “Performance Attributes of Modified Biosand Filter with Brass” The Sixth International Conference  on Environmental Science and Technology  Houston, Texas, June 25-29, 2012. ISBN: 9780976885344
  2. Tansel, B., Sizirici B,(2012) “Selective Monitoring Of Groundwater Parameters For Post Closure Care Monitoring At Closed Landfills.The Sixth International Conference  on Environmental Science and Technology  Houston, Texas, June 25-29, 2012. ISBN: 9780976885344
  3. Sizirici, B., Tansel., B, (2010)“Spatial Correlation of Groundwater and Leachate Quality Data from a Solid Waste Disposal Site” proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling,& Design(GSP 199), West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 20-24, 2010 DOI: 10.1061/41095(365)289
  4. Sizirici, B., Tansel., B. (2009) “Time Series Analysis of Performance Data from Closed Landfills to Forecast Post Closure Monitoring Needs.” proceeding paper of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers, Kansans City, Missouri, May 17-21, 2009. DOI: 10.1061/41036(342)254
  5. Sizirici, B., Tansel.B., Kumar., V.(2009) “Assessment of Health Risks from a Closed Landfill with FRAMES Model Using Groundwater and Leachate Monitoring Data.” proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, March 15-18, 2009. ISSN 1091-8043
  6. Kumar.,V., Sizirici, B., Tansel.B. (2009) “Knowledge Based Ranking Algorithm  for Comparative Assessment of Post Closure Care Needs of Landfills.” proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, March 15-18, 2009. ISSN:1091-8043
  7. Tansel B., Reinhart, D.R., Sizirici, B., Rayapharapu V.K. (2007).  “Performance Measures for Comparison of Determining Post Closure Care (PCC) Period in Landfills.” proceedings of the 2007World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2007, Tampa, FL,p:1-10,  May 15-19, 2007. DOI:10.1061/40927(243)322 

Conference Presentations without Publications 

  1. Sizirici B., (2013) “A Novel Approach for Landfill Leachate treatment” poster presentation KUSTAR research and development days, Abu Dhabi, UAE,  June 16-17.
  2. Huang, J., Goede, M., Spradley H., Sizirici B.,(2012) “Evaluation of Biosand Filter Modified with Brass Disinfection Layer for Household Treatment of Drinking Water” 121st Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Ashland University April 13-14 2012
  3. Sangtani, A., Cotter E., Sizirici B (2012) “Evaluation of Biosand Filter Modified with Zero Valent Iron Disinfection Layer for Household Treatment of Drinking Water” 121st Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Ashland University April 13-14 2012
  4. Huang, J., Goede M., Spradley H., Sizirici B.(2011) “Assessment of Pilot Scale Biosand Filter Modified with Brass Disinfection Layer”, poster presentation Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland -Ohio, December 9, 2011
  5. Sangtani, A., Cotter E., Sizirici B. (2011) Assessment of Pilot Scale Biosand Filter Modified with Zero Valent Iron Disinfection Layer Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland- Ohio, December 9, 2011
  6. Sizirici B., Tansel., B,(2010) “Multiparametric Assessment of Limerock Amended Cap Integrity at a Florida Landfill” proceedings of  the  SWANA’s 15th annual Landfill Symposium and Planning & Management Conference, Reno, Nevada, April 12-13 2010.
  7. Sizirici,B., Tansel., B. (2009) “Environmentally Conscious Management of Wastes Deposited in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.”  Poster presentation of the Engineering Sustainability 2009, Pittsburgh, PA April 19-21, 2009.
  8. Erdim, E., Sizirici, B., Akca, L. (2004). “Settling and Dewatering Characteristics of Low-Turbidity Alum Sludge.” Resources from Sludge: Forging New Frontiers, Raffles Town Club, Singapore, March 2-3, 2004.
  9. Sizirici, B., Akca, L., Erdim, E. (2003). “Dewatering and Conditioning of Alum Sludge.” Environmental Pollution Priorities in Turkey  Symposium V, Gebze Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey, November 18-19, 2003. 

Book Chapter

  • Sizirici Yildiz, B., (2012), “Chapter 20, Water and Wastewater Treatment: Biological Processes”, USA Handbook of Metropolitan Sustainability; Understanding and improving the urban environment,Edited by Frank Zeman, Woodhead Publishing, UK. ISBN:978-0-85709-046-1

Research Reports

  • Tansel, B., Londona, V., Kumar Varala, P., Sizirici, B. (2010). Closed Landfills as Power Parks: Technical and Economic Feasibility of Solar Energy Harvesting at Florida’s Closed Landfills Final Report, Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL.
  • Tansel, B., Sizirici B., Reinhart, D.R., Kulkarni A. (2008).Performance Based Decision System for Determining Post-Closure Care (PCC) Period in Florida LandfillsFinal Report, Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL.