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  • Program

    Final Program of the 1st International Conference

    on Geo-Energy and Geo-Environment (GeGe2015)

    Venue: IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) 

    (click here to download the pdf of the final program)

    Thursday 3rd December, 2015

    15:00-18:00

    Registration

    17:00-19:00

    Reception with light refreshments  

    Friday 4th December, 2015 (Geo-Energy)

    7:30-15:00

    Registration

    8:30-8:45

    Opening session: Introduction and welcome remarks (MC: Clarence Choi)

    Tony Chan, President of the HKUST

    C.W.W. Ng, Chair of the Organizing Committee

    Session 1

    Chair: Marcelo Sanchez

    8:45-9:30

    IAS Lecture 1: Induced seismicity considerations in geo-energy resource development

    J.K. Mitchell and R.A. Green

    9:30-10:00

    Keynote Lecture 1: Geo-energy, risk and elements of maintaining sustainability of our resources for society

    S. Lacasse

    10:00-10:30

    Keynote Lecture 2: Shallow geothermal energy at city scale

    K. Soga, Y. Zhang and R. Choudhary

    10:30-10:50

    Coffee Break & Poster Presentation

    Session 2 

    Chair: John McCartney

    10:50-11:20

    Keynote Lecture 3: Energy geo-engineering: storage

    C. Santamarina

    11:20-11:50

    Keynote Lecture 4: Performance of energy piles: centrifuge modelling

    C.W.W. Ng and A. Gunawan

    11:50-12:20

    Keynote Lecture 5: Analysis of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of geothermal heat exchanger foundations

    L. Laloui

    12:20-13:20

    Photograph Taking, Lunch, & Poster Presentation

    Session 3

    Chair: Lyesse Laloui

    13:20-13:50

    Keynote Lecture 6: Model tests on the settlement of energy piles with different tube types

    H.L. Liu, G.Q. Kong, C.W.W. Ng, C.L. Wang, H. Zhou, Y.D. Wu and G.W. Li

    13:50-14:20

    Keynote Lecture 7: Recent advances in deep-water pipeline geotechnics

    L.Z. Wang

    Session 4 - Five-minute pitch session

    Energy geo-structures and storage ˇV Chair: Carlos Santamarina

    14:20-14:25

    Field study of heating effect on two pre-stressed concrete pipe energy piles

    Y.H. Chen, J. Xu, L. Chen, H. Li and C.W.W. Ng

    14:25-14:30

    A study of CO2 gas storage in coal

    S.Q. Hao, S. Kim and Y. Qin

    14:30-14:35

    Preliminary investigation of energy piles in soft Bangkok clay

    A. Jotisankasa, J. Sittidumrong and K. Chantawarangul

    14:35-14:40

    Settlement of energy piles under thermal cycles in sand: numerical simulations

    Q.J. Ma, A. Gunawan and C.W.W. Ng

    14:40-14:45

    Observations from long term monitoring of energy piles during building operation

    J.S. McCartney and K.D. Murphy

    14:45-14:50

    Shear behaviour of intact loess at different suctions and temperatures

    Q.Y. Mu, C.W.W. Ng and C. Zhou

    14:50-14:55

    The role of null point movements on the thermo-mechanical analysis of energy piles

    A.F. Rotta Loria, A. Gunawan, C. Shi, L. Laloui and C.W.W. Ng

    14:55-15:00

    Preliminary analysis of continuous gravimeter test for CCS Gundih monitoring

    E.J. Wahyudi, Y. Fukuda, M. Itakura, N.N. Hauna and S. Alawiyah

    15:00-15:05

    Thermal effects on saturated sand: experimental and numerical study

    S.H. Wang, C.W.W. Ng and C. Zhou

    15:05-15:10

    Research on temperature field distribution of diaphragm wall in sands

    X.J. Wang

    15:10-15:15

    Laboratory observations of sand aging and possible relation to pile setup

    Z.J. Wang and R.L. Michalowski

    15:15-15:35

    Coffee Break & Poster Presentation

    Methane hydrate and energy extraction ˇV Chair: Kenichi Soga

    15:35-15:40

    Evaluation of controlled low strength material made with industrial by-products as a backfill of borehole heat exchangers

    T.M. Do, Y.S. Kim and C.H. Lee

    15:40-15:45

    Hybrid piezo-pyroelectric energy harvesting from pavement

    J. Hu and J.L. Tao

    15:45-15:50

    CFD-DEM analysis of the dynamic mechanical behavior of methane hydrate bearing sediment

    M.J. Jiang, J. Liu, J. He

    15:50-15:55

    Experimental study of geological characteristics of calcareous coral sand in marine environments

    F. Li, Y.R. Lv and Y.W. Liu

    15:55-16:00

    Underground reservoir for the cooling of air conditioners in Taipei basin

    H.J. Liao and C.P. Kuo

    16:00-16:05

    Thermal analysis of submarine power cable considering natural convection

    Z. Rizvi, F. Wuttke and K. Sembdner

    16:05-16:10

    Dynamic ground-coupled heat exchanger by air sparging technology

    M. Schuck and J. Grabe

    16:10-16:15

    A state-dependent critical state model for methane hydrate-bearing sand

    J. Shen, C.F. Chiu, C.W.W. Ng, G.H. Lei, J. Xu

    Conference Dinner in Ferry ˇV Sightseeing along the Victoria Harbour

    (Boarding time: 18:30)


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    Saturday 5th December, 2015 (Geo-Environment)

    8:00-12:00

    Registration for local day-pass holders

    Venue: IAS Lecture Theater, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

    Session 5

    Chair: Suzanne Lacasse

    8:30-9:15

    IAS Lecture 2: Engineered liners in geo-environmental engineering: from landfills to mining applications

    K. Rowe

    9:15-9:45

    Keynote Lecture 8: GCLs in composite liners subjected to high temperatures: case of brine ponds in unconventional gas extraction sites

    M. Bouazza

    9:45-10:15

    Keynote Lecture 9: A new alternative all-weather earthen landfill cover system

    C.W.W. Ng and J.L. Coo

    10:15-10:45

    Keynote Lecture 10: Numerical modelling of biochemical, hydraulic and mechanical behaviours of landfills with high-food-waste-content MSW

    Y.M. Chen, W.J. Xu, X.B. Xu and T.L.T. Zhan

    10:45-11:05

    Coffee Break & Poster Presentation

    Session 6

    Chair: Malek Bouazza

    11:05-11:35

    Keynote Lecture 11: Performance of a compacted loess/gravel cover as a capillary barrier and landfill gas emission controller in Northwest China

    T.L.T. Zhan, Q.W. Qiu, G. Y. Li and Y.M. Chen

    11:35-12:05

    Keynote Lecture 12: Extension of three-dimensional failure mechanism in stability analysis of earth slopes

    Y.F. Gao and F. Zhang

    12:05-14:30

    Lunch & Poster Presentation

    Laboratory visit - Geotechnical Lab and Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility (GCF)

    Session 7 - Five-minute pitch session   

    Waste characterization and landfill leachate ˇV Chair: Limin Zhang

    14:30-14:35

    Compressibility characteristics of municipal solid waste in Hambantota landfill of Sri Lanka

    V.R.S. De Silva, N.H. Priyankara, V.H.G.N.R. Janasinghe, A.M.N Alagiyawanna and K. Kawamoto

    14:35-14:40

    Influential factors on methane generation and settlement of municipal solid waste during degradation - experiments and literature synthesis

    X. Fei and D. Zekkos

    14:40-14:45

    Three-dimensional design of vertical wells for leachate recirculation at bioreactor landfills

    S.J. Feng and Z.W. Chen

    14:45-14:50

    Model for predicting leachate generation of high-kitchen waste content MSW landfills

    J.W. Lan, Y.C. Li, J. Ye, T.L.T Zhan and Y.M. Chen

    14:50-14:55

    Real-time measurement and quantitative analysis of moisture migration based on HERT

    Y.X. Nie, T.F. Liu, L.M. Hu and Q.B. Wen

    14:55-15:00

    One-dimensional model for predicting dependency of moisture retention capacity on degradation and stress for municipal solid waste

    H. Xu, T.L.T. Zhan, H. Li and Y.M. Chen

    Waste storage system ˇV Chair: H J Liao

    15:00-15:05

    Effect of nanomaterial on the permeability of landfill compacted barriers

    J.L. Coo and C.W.W. Ng

    15:05-15:10

    Role of methane oxidation in coupled water-gas-heat reactive transport: numerical simulation

    S. Feng, H.W. Liu and C.W.W. Ng

    15:10-15:15

    Behaviour of Kaolinite and bentonite at elevated temperatures

    S. Gandy, T. Ring, C. Leo and S. Liyanapathirana

    15:15-15:20

    Seismic evaluation of municipal solid waste landfills in Hong Kong

    D.R. Huang and G. Wang

    15:20-15:25

    Field measurement of gas permeability for a compacted loess final cover for MSW landfills in Northwest China

    Q.W Qiu, T.L.T. Zhan and W.J. Xu

    15:25-15:30

    Effects of biochar application on soil-water retention behaviour of compacted clay

    J.T.F. Wong, Z. Chen, X.W. Chen, C.W.W. Ng and M.H. Wong

    15:30-15:35

    Multi-scale modelling of compaction bands in highly porous sandstone

    H.R. Wu, J.D. Zhao and N. Guo

    15:35-15:40

    Steady-state analytical model for VOCs diffusion in layered landfill composite cover system

    H.J. Xie, Q. Wang, H.X. Yan, Z.H. Qiu and Y.M. Chen

    15:40-15:45

    Remove hydrogen sulfide by ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) amended soil

    M. Xie and C.W.W. Ng

    15:45-15:50

    One-dimensional heat and water transfer in a three-layer landfill soil cover system

    J. Xu and Y.H. Lu

    15:50-15:55

    Numerical and laboratory study on evaporation process in a loess soil column subjected to a heating

    W.J. Xu, X.C. Liu, T.L.T. Zhan, Y.M. Chen

    15:55-16:00

    Quasi-static response in multilayered thermoelastic media and applications to radioactive waste disposal

    Y. Yang, T. Schanz and M. Datcheva

    16:00-16:05

    Optimal design of granular landfill cover for minimising rainfall infiltration and gas emission

    L.M. Zhang and Y.Q. Ke

    16:05-16:25

    Coffee Break & Poster Presentation

    Bio-geotechnology and green slopes - Chair: Jotisankasa Apiniti

    16:25-16:30

    A newly developed centrifuge environmental chamber at HKUST: initial results of a slope test

    A. Archer and C.W.W. Ng

    16:30-16:35

    Influence of particle size on the strength of bio-cemented sand

    M.J. Cui, J.J. Zheng, R.J. Zhang and H.J. Lai

    16:35-16:40

    Potential of bacteria-induced soil desaturation for liquefaction mitigation

    J. He, J. Chu and J. Peng

    16:40-16:45

    Permeability function of root-reinforced soils

    A. Jotisankasa and T. Sirirattanachat

    16:45-16:50

    Root cohesion of the selected native species for slope upgrading in Hong Kong

    F.T.Y. Leung and R.W.M. Yan

    16:50-16:55

    Effect of planting spacing on soil hydraulic properties in landfill cover

    J.J. Ni, Z.J. Wang and C.W.W. Ng.

    16:55-17:00

    Pore-scale study of microbial-induced calcium carbonate precipitation

    Y.Z. Wang and K. Soga

    17:00-17:05

    Effects of nonlinear failure criterion on the three-dimensional stability analysis of uniform slopes

    F. Zhang, D. Wu and Y.F. Gao

    Groundwater protection and recycled materials - Chair: Anthony Leung

    17:05-17:10

    Subsurface modelling based on gravity method and resource water calculated in Bandung Basin

    D. Adurrahman, D. Santoso, G.A.K. Wawan, S. Alawiyah, J.W. Eko, I. Gunawan, S.O. Ika

    17:10-17:15

    Effect of replacement of excavated soil on engineering properties of controlled low strength material made with industrial by-products

    T.M. Do and Y.S. Kim

    17:15-17:20

    Monitoring groundwater distribution change in 2010-2015 time-lapse of Bandung city using 4D gravity

    I. Gunawan, E.J. Wahyudi, D. Abdurrahman, I. Oktavianti, S. Alawiyah, W.G. Abdulkadir and D. Santoso

    17:20-17:25

    Effect of rubber content at the critical state of sand-rubber mixtures

    J.C. Lopera Perez, C.Y. Kwok and K. Senetakis

    17:25-17:30

    The use of the capacitive resistivity method to study geo-environmental related problems

    Q. Ni, Y.H. Wang and Y. Wu

    17:30-17:35

    Numerical simulation of electro-osmotic consolidation

    H. Wu, L.M. Hu, and Q.B. Wen

    17:35-17:40

    Remediation of organic contaminated groundwater by ozone micro-nano bubbles

    Z.R. Xia and L.M. Hu

    17:40-17:45

    Using polli-brick for geotechnical engineering: preliminary result

    Y. Xu and J.P. Wang

    17:45-18:00

    Closing Ceremony (MC: Clarence Choi)

    C.W.W. Ng, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee

    Organizer of the 2nd International Conference on Geo-Energy and Geo-Environment

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  • Conference Dinner (4 December, 2015)

    A harbour tour and dinner will be held on 4 December 2015. Conference participants can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of Victoria Harbour while having dinner on the ˇ§Star Ferryˇ¨.

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