Articles

Articles

Salman Zafar is a highly prolific environmental writer and journalist who authored more than 300 popular articles on renewable energy, waste management, waste-to-energy, environment protection, green buildings, sustainability and related topics. In addition, he has contributed several chapters in books on climate change, environmental sustainability, waste management and renewable energy. Here are some of his popular publications:

Book Chapters

  1. Recycling in Cairo: Perspectives, The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability, Palgrave Macmillan(USA) – in press
  2. Waste Management in Palm Oil Industry, Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Oil Palm, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing  (UK) – in press
  3. Zafar, S. (2016), Solid Waste Management in the Middle East – Status Update, The Climate Report, Florence House Publishing, pp 18 – 23.
  4. Zafar, S. (2016), Climate Change Impacts in GCC, The Climate Report, Florence House Publishing, pp 45 – 47.

Articles

  • Zafar, S. (2017), Greening of Real Estate Sector in Middle East, Forbes Middle East, Real Estate Guide (in press).
  • Zafar, S. (2017), Green Building Sector in Kuwait, Forbes Middle East, Kuwait Guide, pp 66 – 67.
  • Zafar, S. (2017), EcoTourism in the Middle East is Picking Up, Forbes Middle East, Tourism Guide, pp 46 – 48.
  • Zafar, S. (2017), Environmental Education as a Tool for Sustainable Development, Forbes Middle East, Education Guide, pp 48 – 49.
  • Zafar, S. (2016), Unleashing Solar Power, Forbes Middle East – Saudi Arabia Guide 2016, pp 78-79.
  • Zafar, S. (2016), Turning Waste Into Fuel for a Greener Future, Forbes Middle East – Saudi Arabia Guide 2016, pp 74 – 75.
  • Zafar, S. and Eaman, A. (2016), Energy Access to Displaced People, Utilities Middle East <available at http://www.utilities-me.com/article-4662-energy-access-to-displaced-people/ >
  • Zafar, S. (2016), Green Finance – Powering a Sustainable Future, Forbes Middle East – Banking and Finance Guide 2016, pp 52 – 53.
  • Zafar, S. (2016), Taking Control of Energy Use, Business Review Middle East, September issue, pp 26 – 32.
  • Zafar, S. (2016), Protecting Green Spaces in the Middle East, Forbes Middle East – Real Estate Guide 2016, pp 84 – 85.
  • Zafar, S. (2016), Leaps and Bounds in Renewable Energy, Forbes Middle East – Kuwait Guide 2016, pp 22 – 23.
  • Zafar, S. (2016), A Letter from Kuwait, Waste Management World, March-April issue, pp 18.
  • Nizami AS, S Zafar, M Rehan, K Shahzad, R Miandad, M.B Baig, T Almeelbi, I.M.I Ismail and O.K.M Ouda (2016), The Environmental and Economic Value of Waste Recycling in Makkah, 16th Scientific Symposium for Hajj, Umrah & Madinah Visit, pp 1- 9
  • Zafar, S. (2016) Biofuels – A New Avenue for Farmers, Kurukshetra – A Journal on Rural Development, 64(7), pp 30 – 33
  • Zafar, S. (2016) A New High for Renewable Energy, Forbes Middle East – Investment Guide 2016, pp 72 – 74.
  • Zafar, S. (2015), Outer Spaces, The Correspondent, December issue, pp 35 – 37
  • Zafar, S. (2015), The Water-Energy Nexus: Perspectives for Qatar, The Edge, November issue, pp 16 – 19
  • Zafar, S. (2015), Green SMEs: Prospects and Challenges, The Edge, October issue, pp 34 – 35.
  • Zafar, S. (2015) Going Green for a Sustainable Construction Industry, Forbes Middle East – Real Estate and Construction Guide 2015, pp 88 – 89.
  • Zafar, S. (2015), Kuwait in Climate Change Spotlight, The Correspondent, June issue, pp 32 – 34.
  • Zafar, S. (2015), The Menace of Landfills in Kuwait, The Correspondent, June issue, pp 55.
  • Zafar, S. (2013), District Cooling Prospects in the Middle East, Energy Blitz, August-September issue, pp 20 – 21.
  • Zafar, S. (2013), Cleantech Industry Trends in Germany and Malaysia, MGCC Perspectives, Vol 19(2), pp 6-8.
  • Zafar, S. (2013), Waste-to-Energy Technologies, InWind Chronicle, July issue, pp 32 -34.
  • Zafar, S. (2012), An Analysis of India’s Biodiesel Program, Energy Blitz, Volume 1(5), pp 34 – 36.
  • Zafar, S. (2012), Biomass Energy Resources in the MENA Region, SWEEP-Net Newsletter, June 2012.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Biodiesel Scenario in India, InWind Chronicle, Volume 7(5), pp 45 – 48.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Insights into Composting, Energy Blitz, Volume 1(2), pp 31 – 33.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Recycling of Plastics and Aluminium, Recycling Middle East, Volume 1(5), pp 32 – 35.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Biomass Energy Resources in the Philippines, International Sustainable Energy Review, Volume 5(3), pp 50 – 53.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Aluminium Recycling, Earth Conscious, pp 34-35.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Waste-to-Energy – Market Analysis and Industry Trends, Energy Blitz, Volume 1(1), pp 35-37.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Waste: The Potential Energy Resource, Energy Manager, Volume 4(2), pp 60 – 62.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Conversion of Food Wastes into Clean Energy, Waste Advantage. Volume 2(7), pp 38 – 41.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Renewable Energy in Malaysia – Country Report, International Sustainable Energy Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 23 – 25.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Emerging Trends in Plastics and Aluminium Recycling, Energy Manager, Volume 4 (1), pp 35 – 39.
  • Zafar, S. (2011), Clean Energy in Africa, International Sustainable Energy Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 49 – 51.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Biomass Cogeneration System, Earth and Environment, pp 34-38.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Renewable Energy in South Africa – Country Report, International Sustainable Energy Review, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 6 – 9.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Renewable Energy in Jordan, International Sustainable Energy Review, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 31-33.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Financial CDM, REnergy World, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 24 – 29.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Renewable Energy Sector in Jordan – Country Report, REnergy World Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 36 – 43.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Biomass – The Power of Organics, REnergy World Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 18 – 23.
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Renewable Energy from Tannery Wastes, Alternative Energy Magazine <available at http://www.altenergymag.com/emagazine.php?art_id=1499>
  • Zafar, S. (2010), Role of Waste-to-Energy in Sustainable Waste Management, Earth Conscious, pp 39-40
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Biomass Energy Perspectives for the MENA Region, International Sustainable Energy Review, Issue 4, pp 8-9.
  • Zafar, S., S. Kumar & S. Goyal (2010), Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Agricultural Residues in India – Trends and Challenges, Energy Manager, 3(2), pp 37 – 41.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Biomass Combined Heat and Power Systems, Earth Conscious Magazine
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Emerging Trends in Commercial Biofuels Production, Alternative Energy Magazine (available at http://www.altenergymag.com/emagazine.php?art_id=1417 ).
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Waste-to-Energy as a Tool for Sustainable Development, Palki.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Biomass Resources for CHP in Southeast Asia, Alternative and Renewable Energy Development Institute Newsletter (available at http://www.aeecenter.org/divisionnewsletters/aredi/fall2009/news.htm).
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Biomass Wastes, Alternative Energy eMagazine < available at http://www.altenergymag.com/emagazine.php?art_id=1359>.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Biomass Combined Heat and Power Systems, Energy Manager, Volume 2, No. 3, pp 50 – 55.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Emerging Trends in Research Outlook for Commercial Biofuels Production, Proceedings of National Workshop on Emerging Horizons in Biofuel Research and Application, RBS College (Agra, India).
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Overview of Waste-to-Energy, Industrial Cogeneration India, Vol. XIII (2), pp. 3-5.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Gasification of Municipal Solid Wastes, Energy Manager, Volume 2, No. 2, pp 47 – 51.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Biomass Pyrolysis, Renewable Energy Magazine < available at earthtoys.com/emagazine.php?issue_number=09.02.01&article=pyrolysis>.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Woody Biomass Utilization for Power Generation, Energy Pulse <available at http://www.energypulse.net/centers/article/article_display.cfm?a_id=1911>.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), The Thermal Decomposition of Biomass, Energy Pulse <available at http://www.energypulse.net/centers/article/article_display.cfm?a_id=1969>.
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Waste Pelletization, Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine, April / May, pp 14 – 15.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Anaerobic Digestion Solution at a Dairy Complex, BioCycle, 49(10), pp 53 – 54.
  • Zafar S., (2008), Waste-to-Energy Conversion – Global Perspectives, Renewable Energy Magazine <available at http://www.altenergymag.com/emagazine.php?issue_number=08.08.01&article=wastetoenergy>
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Negative Impacts of Waste to Energy, Alternative Energy News <available at http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/negative-impacts-waste-to-energy/>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Anaerobic Digestion of Biomass, Alternative Energy News <available at http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/anaerobic-digestion-biomass/>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Clean Energy from Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste, Renewable Energy Magazine < available at http://www.altenergymag.com/emagazine.php?issue_number=08.10.01&article=zafar
  • Zafar, S., (2008), Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock Manure – An Attractive Option for Renewable Power, Mongabay <available at http://news.mongabay.com/bioenergy/2008/09/anaerobic-digestion-of-livestock-manure.html >.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Thermochemical Conversion Technologies for Woody Biomass Utilization, Biopact <available at http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/thermo-chemical-conversion-technologies-woody-biomass-utilization/
  • Zafar, S. (2009), Incineration-based Technologies for MSW Treatment – An Analysis of Negative Impacts, Energy Pulse < available at http://www.energypulse.net/centers/article/article_display.cfm?a_id=1917>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Waste as Renewable Energy Resource, Alternative Energy News, <available at http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/waste-renewable-energy-source/>
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Clean Energy from Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste, Energy Pulse, <available at http://www.energypulse.net/centers/article/article_print.cfm?a_id=1847
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Clean Development Mechanism, Alternative Energy News, < available from http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/clean-development-mechanism/>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Municipal Solid Waste as Source of Energy – An Overview of the Pelletization Process, Energy Pulse < available at http://www.energypulse.net/centers/article/article_display.cfm?a_id=1885>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Woody Biomass Resources for Thermal Energy Production, Alternative Energy News <available at http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/woody-biomass-resources/>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Clean Development Mechanism – An Important Tool to Reduce GHGs Emission, Mongabay, < available at http://news.mongabay.com/2008/1026-cdm.html>.
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Woody Biomass Utilization for Power Generation, Renewable Energy Magazine <available at http://www.earthtoys.com/emagazine.php?issue_number=08.12.01&article=zafar>
  • Zafar, S. (2008), Biochar and its Role in Mitigating Climate Change, Mongabay < available at http://news.mongabay.com/2008/1217-zafar_biochar.html>.
  • Kumar S., Shashi and Zafar S. (2006) Composting – An Overview, MSW Management, 16, pp 54 – 62
  • Zafar S., Owais M., Saleemuddin M., & Husain S. (2005) Batch kinetics and modelling of ethanolic fermentation of whey, International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 40, pp 498-504.
  • Zafar S. & Owais M. (2005) Ethanol production from crude whey by Kluyveromyces marxianus, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 27, pp 295 – 298.