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Prof Miklas Scholz

Associate Professor
Name: Miklas Scholz
Location: B1 Lab Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: +46 703435270

Email: mscholz@uj.ac.za

About Prof Miklas Scholz

Biography

Miklas Scholz, cand ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, is a Distinguished Professor at Johannesburg University. Moreover, he is a Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. He also holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford, UK, where is is a Professor and the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group. Prof. Scholz has shown individual excellence evidenced by world-leading publications, postgraduate supervision and research impact. He has published four books and 220 journal articles. Prof. Scholz has total citations of more than 4889 (above 3090 citations since 2013), resulting in an h-index of 35 and an i10-Index of 111 (19 June 2018).

Qualification(s)

Cand Ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, DSc, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, VINNOVA Fellow, Marie Curie Senior Fellow, Humboldt Fellow, Chair in Civil Engineering (UoS)

Research Interests

Civil engineering; environmental engineering; environmental science; water resources engineering; agricultural water management; pollution control; wastewater treatment; decision support systems; treatment wetlands; integrated constructed wetlands; hydrology; sustainable flood retention basins; sustainable drainage systems; permeable pavement systems; ponds; capillary suction time

Publications

Almuktar S. A. A.-A. N. and Scholz M. (2016), Mineral and Biological Contamination of Soil and Capsicum annuum Irrigated with Recycled Domestic Wastewater. Agricultural Water Management. 167, 95-109.

Almuktar S. A. A.-A. N. and Scholz M. (2016), Experimental Assessment of Recycled Diesel Spill-contaminated Domestic Wastewater Treated by Reed Beds for Irrigation of Sweet Peppers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13 (208), 1-20.

Abed S. N. and Scholz M. (2016), Chemical Simulation of Greywater. Environmental Technology. 37 (13), 1631-1646.

Yaseen D. A., and Scholz M. (2016), Shallow Pond Systems Planted with Lemna minor Treating Azo Dyes. Ecological Engineering. 94, 295-305.

Al-Isawi R. H. K., Almuktar S. A. A.-A. N. and Scholz M. (2016), Monitoring and Assessment of River, Rain, Gully Pot and Grey Waters for Irrigation of Capsicum annuum. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 188 (5), article 287. 1-12.

Al-Faraj F. A. M., Tigkas D. and Scholz M. (2016), Irrigation Efficiency Improvement for Sustainable Agriculture in Changing Climate: A Transboundary Watershed Between Iraq and Iran. Environmental Processes. 3 (3), 603-616.

Tang X., Li Q., Wu M., Lin L. and Scholz M. (2016), Review of Remediation Practices Regarding Cadmium-enriched Farmland Soil with Particular Reference to China. Journal of Environmental Management. 181, 646-662.

Al-Faraj F. A. M. and Scholz M. (2016), Impact of Basin-wide Dry Climate Conditions and Non-climatic Drivers: An Isolation Approach. Journal of Water and Climate Change. 7 (3), 498-513.

Scholz M., Uzomah V. and Al-Faraj F. A. M. (2016), Potential Tree Species for Use in Urban Areas in Temperate and Oceanic Climates. Heliyon. 2 (9), e00154.

Mohammed R. and Scholz M. (2016), Impact of climate variability and streamflow alteration on groundwater contribution to the base flow of the Lower Zab River (Iran and Iraq). Environmental Earth Sciences. 75(21), 1-11.

Al-Isawi R. H. K., Scholz M. and Al-Faraj F. A. M. (2016), Assessment of Diesel-spilled Domestic Wastewater Treated by Constructed Wetlands for Irrigation of Chillies Grown in a Greenhouse. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 23(24), 25003-25023.

Nanekely M. A. A., Scholz M. and Al-Faraj F. A. M. (2016), Strategic Framework for Sustainable Management of Drainage Systems in Semi-arid Cities: an Iraqi Case Study. Water. 8, 406.

Ahmed T., Scholz M., Al-Faraj F. A. M. and Niaza W. (2016), Water-related Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Subsequently on Public Health: A Review for Generalists with Particular Reference to Pakistan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13, 1051.

Al-Isawi R., Ray S., and Scholz M. (2017), Comparative Study of Domestic Wastewater Treatment by Mature Vertical-flow Constructed Wetlands and Artificial Ponds. Ecological Engineering. 100, 8-18.

Hussein A. and Scholz M. (2017), Dye Wastewater Treated by Vertical-flow Constructed Wetlands. Ecological Engineering. 101, 28-38.

Mohammed R. and Scholz M. (2017), Impact of Evapotranspiration Formulations at Various Elevations on the Reconnaissance Drought Index. Water Resources Management, 31(1), 531-548.

Abed S. N., Almuktar S. A. A.-A. N. and Scholz M. (2017), Remediation of Synthetic Greywater in Mesocosm-scale Floating Treatment Wetlands. Ecological Engineering, 102, 303-319.

Abed S. N., Almuktar S. A. A.-A. N. and Scholz M. (2017), Treatment of Contaminated Greywater Using Pelletised Mine Water Sludge. Journal of Environmental Management, 197, 10-23.

Mohammed R., Scholz M. and Zounemat-Kermani M. (2017), Temporal Hydrologic Alterations Coupled with Climate Variability and Drought for Transboundary River Basins. Water Resources Management, 31(5), 1489-1502.

Mak C., Scholz M. and James P. (2017), Sustainable Drainage System Site Assessment Using Urban Ecosystem Services. Urban Ecosystems, 20(2), 293-307.

Hussaini M. and Scholz M. (2017), Exploring Low Carbon Transition Pathways for the UK Road Transport Sector. Transportation Planning and Technology, 40(7), 796-811.

Yaseen D. A. and Scholz M. (2017), Comparison of Experimental Ponds for Treatment of Dye Wastewater Under Controlled and Semi-natural Conditions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 24(19), 16031-16040.

Mohammed R. and Scholz M. (2017), Adaptation Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: A Case Study. Water Resources Management, 31(11), 3557-3573.

Nanekely M., Scholz M. and Aziz S. Q. (2017), Towards Sustainable Management of Groundwater: A Case Study of Semi-Arid Area, Iraqi Kurdistan Region. European Water. 57 (special issue 1), 451-457.

Yaseen D. A. and Scholz M. (2017), Textile Dye Removal Using Experimental Wetland Ponds Planted with Common Duckweed Under Semi-natural Conditions. Environmental Protection Engineering, 43(3), 39-60.

Mohammed R. and Scholz M. (2017), The Reconnaissance Drought Index: a Method for Detecting Regional arid Climatic Variability and Potential Drought Risk. Journal of Arid Environments. 144, 181-191.

Nanekely M. and Scholz M. (2017), Sustainable Management of Rainwater Harvesting Systems: A Case Study of Semi-Arid Area. European Water. 60, 279-285.

Yaseen D. A. and Scholz M. (2018), Treatment of Synthetic Textile Wastewater Containing Dye Mixtures with Microcosms. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25(2), 1980-1997.

Mohammed R., Scholz M., Nanekely M. A. and Moktari Y. (2018), Assessment of models predicting Anthropogenic Interventions and Climate Variability on Surface Runoff of the Lower Zab River. Stochastic Environment Research Risk Assessment. 32(1), 223-240.

Dong L., Lin L., Li Q., Huang Z., Tang X., Wu M., Li C. and Scholz M. (2018), Enhanced Nitrate-nitrogen Removal by Modified Attapulgite-supported Nanoscale Zero-valent Iron Treating Simulated Groundwater. Journal of Environmental Management. 213, 151-158.

Hussein A. and Scholz M. (2018), Treatment of Artificial Wastewater Containing Two Azo Textile Dyes by Vertical-flow Constructed Wetlands. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25:6870-6889.

Mohammed R. and Scholz M. (2018), Critical Review of Salinity Intrusion in Rivers and Estuaries. Journal of Water and Climate Change. 8(4), 1-16. jwc2017334. DOI: 10.2166/wcc.2017.334.

Frost K. and Scholz M. (2018), Capacity Down Pipe: Comparisons with Other Sustainable Drainage Systems. Journal of Water Pollution and Control. 1(1), 3.

Ahmed T., Usman M. and Scholz M. (2018), Biodeterioration of Buildings and Public Health Implications Caused by Indoor Air Pollution. Indoor and Built Environment. 27(6) 752-765.