Turgut T. Onay

Office: 
HKE-402
e-mail: 
onayturg@boun.edu.tr
web: 
http://web.boun.edu.tr/turgutonay/
Phone: 
+90 212 359 7257
Interest Areas: 

Solid Waste Management

Waste to Energy: biogas and renewable energy

Landfill Design and Operation

Leachate Treatment

Composting

Environmental Impact Assessment

Soil/Groundwater Remediation

Education: 

Ph. D., Environmental Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 1995

M.S., Environmental Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, TR 1989

B.S., Environmental Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, TR, 1986

Academic Career: 

Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2008- Present

Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2002-2008

Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 1997- 2002

Postgraduate Research Associate Ground-Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center (GWRTAC), Pittsburgh, 1995-1996

Research Assistant University of Pittsburgh, USA, 1993-1995

Teaching Assistant University of Pittsburgh, USA, 1992-1993

Recent Projects: 
  1. Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK): Biotechnological Approach for Recovery of Precious Metals and Rare Earth Elements from E-waste,  Project No: 113Y011, 2015 - continues

  2. Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA): Innovative Istanbul Financial Assistance Program in Istanbul Algal Biotechnology Research and Development Center (İMBİYOTAB),  (Researcher), /2015/YNK, 2015-2016

  3. Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK): The Behaviour of Nanoparticles in Conventional and Bioreactor Landfills, Project No: 112Y322, 2013-continues

  4. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): Evaluation of Phyto-remediation Technology for Bioleaching and Recovery of Metals and Rare Earth Materials from Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Project no: 9541, 2015 – 2016 (Project manager)
  5. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): Recovery of Energy from Market Wastes, Project no: 6355 P, 2011 (Project manager)

Selected Publications: 
  1. Effect of nano ZnO on biogas generation from simulated landfills, Ilknur Temizel, S. Mehdi Emadian, Martina Di Addario, Turgut T. Onay, Burak Demirel, Nadim K. Copty, Tanju Karanfil, Waste Management, Vol. 63, 18-26, (2017).
  2. Emadian, S. M.; Onay, T.T.; Demirel, B.; Biodegradation of bioplastics in natural environments, Waste Management, Volume 59, Pages: 526–536, (2017).
  3. Dulger, M.; Sakallioglu, T.; Temizel, I.; Demirel, B.; Copty, N.K.; Onay, T.T.; Uyguner-Demirel, C.S.; Karanfil, T., "Leaching potential of nano-scale titanium dioxide in fresh municipal solid waste", Chemosphere , Volume: 144, Pages: 1567-1572, (2016).
  4. Akyol, C.; Demirel, B.; Onay, T. T., "Recovery of methane from tannery sludge: the effect of inoculum to substrate ratio and solids content", Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Volume: 17, Issue: 4, Pages: 808-8015, (2015).
  5. Kucuker, M. A.; Guney, M.; Oral, H. V.; et al., "Impact of deforestation on soil carbon stock and its spatial distribution in the Western Black Sea Region of Turkey", Journal of Environmental Management, Volume: 147, Pages: 227-235, (2015).