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Sustainable Detoxification of Heavy Metals 2-01
Sustainable Detoxification of Heavy Metals

In 2020, around 603 tonnes of waste were sent daily to Semakau Landfill, Singapore’s only landfill. In this research, the project team is developing a process to reduce the amount of waste earmarked for the landfill, and at the same time reconstruct valuable products from it.

Research on Climate & Water Quality

In preparedness for climate change effects on water, NERI has embarked on research to address “What, Who, When, Where & How” to manage water quality sustainably.

Research on Plastic Waste

We have been conducting studies to deepen understanding on the occurrence, fate and transportation of microplastics in the environment as well as its impact on aquatic and human health. To mitigate plastic pollution, from looking into innovative ideas, solutions.

Studying Dynamic Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Urban Environment
Studying Dynamic Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Urban Environment

Air quality sciences have been major research foci of NERI.  Following strong conviction of protecting our urban atmospheric environment in the tropics, NERI has been nurturing young scientists and engineers to harvest in-depth understandings of sources, transport...

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Future of Farming – Microbiome Solutions for Green Environment

NERI adopts a holistic nature-based framework incorporating elements from food-energy-water nexus for sustainable farming practices. Blending concepts from microbial ecology, environmental and life sciences supported by robust data and AI platforms, NERI researchers are developing...

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Food Waste to Resources

Increasing amounts of disposed food waste are posing environmental problems in megacities. In Singapore, food waste accounts for nearly 25% of solid waste disposed. This project aims to provide a sustainable alternative to managing food waste in Singapore. Other than reducing the amount...

How Climate Change Influence Algae Off-flavours
Algae play a fundamental role in the biosphere as primary producers in the aquatic environment. Through their photosynthetic abilities, algae produce oxygen and take up carbon dioxide, and provide food and energy to other biota in their immediate surroundings. Humans have also...
Biofuels from waste materials with wild type bacteria
Fossil fuel production and use contribute to air, water and soil pollution and global warming. Accordingto Enerdata Global Energy Statistical Yearbook 2016, more than 31,000 megatons of
CO2 was emitted globally in 2015. It is generally agreed that reduction of fossil fuel uses...
Bioretention systems for sustainable stormwater management

What is a bioretention system? A bioretention system is a vegetated depression also known as rain garden that captures stormwater runoff from urban areas, like roofs, driveways and walkways. Runoff that travels through the rain garden is briefly detained and cleansed...

Daphnia magna – Biological warning system for detection of pollutants in water bodies

History of water monitoring in 1986, a major environmental disaster occurred. In that year, fire in the Sandoz chemical plant in Basel, Switzerland, resulted in runoff that caused a massive mortality of wildlife in the river. This has sparked major concern over the Rhine River’s water quality...

NERI: Expanding horizons, Moving onwards with excellence

NERI plays a key role in establishing NUS as a leading global institute for interdisciplinary research, education and expertise in the environmental sciences and engineering Recently, NERI's efforts for environmental research has been featured in the International Innovation Magazine...

Of Plants, Microbes and Ecology

For more than 450 million years, plants and microbes have evolved and co-habited together. This relationship involves beneficial effects and harmful interactions, both significant and at the same time intriguing as a research perspective. These plant and microbial interactions affect the functioning...