Dr. Maheshi Danthurebandara

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Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
Sri Lanka.

Life cycle assessment/ Life cycle costing

Landfill management/ Landfill mining

Algae biotechnology

Solid waste management

Water/Wastewater treatment

Aerobic and anaerobic digestion

Membrane technology

Journal articles

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Vanderreydt, I., Van Acker, K. (2015). Assessment of environmental and economic feasibility of Enhanced Landfill Mining. Waste Management. (In press) DOI.10.1016/j.wasman.2015.01.041.

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Machiels, L., Van Acker, K. (2015). Valorization of thermal treatment residues in Enhanced Landfill Mining: Environmental and economic evaluation. Journal of Cleaner Production. 99: 275-285.

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Vanderreydt, I., Van Acker, K. (2015). Environmental and economic performance of plasma gasification within the framework of Enhanced Landfill Mining. Waste Management. (In Press) DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2015.06.022.

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Van Acker, K. (2015). Environmental and economic assessment of 'open waste dump' mining in Sri Lanka. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 102: 67-79.

Papers at international conferences

Danthurebandara, M., Nelen, D., Vanderreydt, I., Van Acker, K. (2014). The environmental performance of plasma gasification within the framework of Enhanced Landfill Mining: A life cycle assessment study. 5th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. Venice, Italy, 17-20 November 2014.

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Van Acker, K. (2013). Life cycle analysis of Enhanced Landfill Mining: Case study for the Remo Landfill. In Jones, P. (Ed.), Geysen, D. (Ed.), International Academic Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM). Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium, 14-16 October 2013 (pp. 275-296).

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Nelen, D., Tielemans, Y., Van Acker, K. (2012). Environmental and socio-economic impacts of landfills. . Linnaeus ECO-TECH. Kalmar, Sweden, November 26-28, 2012.

Danthurebandara, M., Van Passel, S., Nelen, D., Vanderreydt, I., Van Acker, K.. Environmental and economic model to assess the feasibility of Enhanced Landfill
Mining., International Academic Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM).
Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium, 14-16 October 2013.

Fraeye, I., Danthurebandara, M., Goiris, K., Muylaert, K., De Cooman, L., Foubert, I. (2011). Effect of sonication on supercritical CO2 extractability of Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Fourth Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology.
Hallifax, Canada, 19-24 June 2011.

Danthurebandara , M., Goiris, K., Muylaert, K. Foubert, I. (2010), Supercritical CO2 extraction of lipids and other valuable products from microalgae, 2nd International Conference on Innovation for Sustainable Production. Brugge, 18-21 April 2010.

Danthurebandara , M., Goiris, K., Foubert, I., Muylaert, K. (2010) Supercritical CO2 extraction of lipids and other valuable products from microalgae, FEBS Workshop Microbial Lipids, Vienna, Austria. 13-15 May 2010.

Danthurebandara , M., Goiris, K., Foubert, I., Muylaert, K. (2010), Supercritical CO2 extraction of lipids and other valuable products from microalgae, 101 annual meeting & expo. Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 16-19 May 2010.

Danthurebandara , M., Goiris, K., Foubert, I., Muylaert, K. (2010) Supercritical CO2 extraction of lipids and other valuable products from microalgae, 8 Workshop of Biotechnology of Microalgae, Nuthethal, Germany. 7-10 June 2010.

Danthurebandara , M., Goiris, K., Foubert, I., Muylaert, K. (2010) Supercritical CO2 extraction of lipids and other valuable products from microalgae, 8 Congress, Munich, Germany. 21-24 November 2010.

5th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. Venice, Italy,
(November 17-20, 2014)- oral presentation

International Academic Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM), Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium, (October 14-16, 2013)- oral and poster presentation

Linnaeus ECO-TECH- 8 Environmental Technologies for Waste and Wastewater Treatment, Remediation, Emissions Related to Climate, Environmental and Economic Effects, Kalmar, Sweden, (November 26-28, 2012)- oral presentation

Society and Materials Seminar SAM6, Leuven, Belgium, (May 30-31, 2012)

Society and Materials Seminar SAM5, Metz, France, (May 11-12, 2011)

Thematic day of the Soil Science Society of Belgium (December 2010)

8th European Workshop of Biotechnology of Microalgae, Nuthethal, Germany (June 8 2010)- poster presentation

International algae congress, Hamburg, Germany (December 2009) th International Conference on Natural Sciences and

Higher Education

2011- 2015 Joint PhD: PhD in Engineering Science (Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium) & PhD in Applied Economics (Centre for Environmental Economics, Faculty of Business Economics, University of Hasselt, Belgium)

2008 – 2009 Masters of Science in Environmental Sanitation (second year), Ghent University, Belgium (English medium)

2007 – 2008 Masters of Science in Environmental Sanitation (first year), Ghent University, Belgium (English medium)

2001 – 2005 BSc in Engineering University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (English medium) Specialised in Chemical Engineering.

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)- Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2015 July- till now)

Life cycle assessment specialist (fluent in SimaPro software)

PhD researcher- KU Leuven, University of Hasselt, Belgium (2011 March- 2015 July)

Research Associate- Integrated and sustainable landfill mining management (economic analysis)- Centre for Environmental Economics,University of Hasselt, Belgium (2012 September- 2014 April)

Research Associate- Integrated and sustainable landfill mining management (environmental analysis)- Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium (2011 March- 2012 August)

Research assistant- Supercritical CO2 extraction of lipids and carotenoids from microalgae- Aquatic Biology research group, KU Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium (2009 October to 2010 October)

Chemical Engineer/Project Coordinator- Project coordination with Central Environmental Authority- I & G Bio technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Subsidiary of Le-Ferne Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.), Sri Lanka (2007 March- 2007 August)

Chemical Engineer- Design, construction and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, Ecologic Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Subsidiary of United Tractor and Equipment Pvt Ltd.), Sri Lanka (2005 June- 2007 February)

Instructor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (2005 March- 2005 May)

Trainee Engineer, Industrial Services Bureau , Sri Lanka (Industrial Training, 2003)