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 Grace Luk

 

 

Grace Luk,  PhD

OFFICE:  MON406
TELEPHONE:  416-979-5000 ext 6473
EMAIL: gluk@ryerson.ca 
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Grace Luk

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Civil), Queen's University, Canada, 1988
M.Sc. (Civil), Queen's University, Canada, 1984
B.Sc. Hons (Civil), Queen's University, Canada, 1982

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Wastewater treatment: combined coagulation and chemical reduction of TOC, nutrients, BOD/COD and particulate pollutants.
Magnetically-induced coagulation for the pre-treatment of oil and COD from industrial waste.
Anaerobic decomposition of source-separated organics (SSO) for fuel production.
Water quality mixing and transport models; modeling of bioaccumulation of pollutant in aquatic species.
Engineering infrastructures and facilities, such as green roofs, dual-purpose storm water detention ponds and fiber-reinforced water main linings.

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKING PAPERS

Khan, N, Warith, M. and Luk, G.K. (2007) "A Comparison of Acute Toxicity of Biodiesel,Biodiesel Blends and Diesel on Aquatic Organisms", J. Air & Waste Management, Vol. 57, No.3, 2007.
Luk, G. K. and Itoh, S. (2007)"Genotoxicity of Disinfection By-Products from Chlorination of Humic Acid", submitted to International Journal of Environmental Health Research.
Luk, G. K. (2007) "Evaluating Safety of Drinking Water Using Animal Cell Bioassays (Invited Paper)", ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISK 2007, International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health, 27 - 29 June 2007, Malta.
Sah, R.K., Warith, M.A., Hettiratchi, P. and Luk, G. (2007). "Stabilization of Paper Waste in Bioreactors Landfills Using Soybeans Enzymes", submitted for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management ASCE Special publications Waste Management.
Luk, G. K. and W. C. Au-Yeung (2006) "Modelling Human Exposure of Methylmercury from Fish Consumption", Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, Vol 41, No. 1, 1-15.
Luk, G. K., J. Nie, and J. Li (2004) "Enhancement of Fish Bioaccumulation Models with Environmental Geoinformatics", Journal of Environmental Informatics, International Society of Environmental Informatics Science. Volume 4, Number 1 (2004), pp. 1 – 8.
Luk, G.K., J. Nie, J. Li (2003) "Geovisualization of Mercury Contamination in Great Lakes Fish", Environmental Informatics Archives, ISEIS Publication, Volume 1(2003), pp. 458-466.
Luk, G. K. (2003) "Quantitative Evaluation of Greenroof Systems for Sustainable Development (invited paper)", Fourth International Conference on Ecosystem and Sustainable Development (ECOSUD), June 4-6, 2003, Siena, Italy.
Luk, G. K. (2003) "Quantitative Evaluation of Greenroof Systems for Sustainable Development (invited paper)", Fourth International Conference on Ecosystem and Sustainable Development (ECOSUD), June 4-6, 2003, Siena, Italy.
Luk, G.K. and W.C. Au-Yeung (2002) "Experimental Investigation on the Chemical Reduction of Nitrate from Groundwater", Journal of Advances in Environmental Research, Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol. (2002)6, pp. 441-453.
Luk, G.K. (2001) "Pipeline Rehabilitation with Fiber-Reinforced Mortar Lining", Proc. ASCE, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 7(3), pp. 116-122.
Luk, G.K. (2001) "A Bioenergetics Approach to Modelling PCB Bioaccumulation in Lake Ontario Fishes", Journal of Water Quality and Ecosystem Modeling, Kluwer Publ., Vol. 1-2, pp. 223-235.
Luk, G.K. (1999) "Evaluation of Dual-Purpose Detention Ponds Design Using the SWMM Model", Canadian Water Resources Journal, Vol. 24(4), pp. 331-342.

Conference Proceedings

Fok, A.T.K., Luk, G. K., Mohammad, M., and Persaud, S. (2007) "Self-Scouring Outfall on Lake Ontario: Scale Model and Numerical Simulations", 18th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference and Symposium, Aug 22-24, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
M. Mohammad, J. Daviau, M. Stirrup, S. Jacob, G. Luk (2006) "Self-scouring Outfall of Lake Ontario: Scale Model and Design Issues", Water Environment Association of Ontario 35th Technical Symposium, Apr 9-11, 2006, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
M. Mohammad, S. Persaud, G. Luk, J. Daviau, M. Stirrup, S. Jacob (2006) "Physical Modelling of a Self-Scouring Outfall on Lake Ontario", 41st Annual Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, 13 - 14 February 2006, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
G. Lin, N. Rumman, J. Li and G. K. Luk (2005) "GIS-Based Infiltration Modeling in Urban Watershed Management", 13th International Conference on Geoinformatics, August 17-19, 2005, Toronto, Ontario.
Luk, G. K., Z. Liu (2005) "Treatment of Oily Food Waste with a Magnetic Coagulator", 2005 CSCE Annual Conference, Environmental Specialty Conference, June 2005, Toronto, Ontario.
Luk, G. K. (2005) "A Fish Consumption Model for Estimating Human Exposure to Methyl Mercury", International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health, September 2005, Bologna, Italy.
Luk, G. K. (2003) "Quantitative Evaluation of Greenroof Systems for Sustainable Development (invited paper)", Fourth International Conference on Ecosystem and Sustainable Development (ECOSUD), June 4-6, 2003, Siena, Italy.
Daviau, J., A. Hossain, A. Fok, C. Adams and G. K. Luk (2003) "Twin Drop Shaft, Tunnel, and CSO Tank System – Hydrotechnical Integration to Protect Hamilton Harbour", Sixteenth CSCE Hydrotechnical Conference, October 22-24, 2003, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario.

TEACHING FIELDS

Undergraduate Courses

CVL538 - Water Supply and Treatment
CVL638 - Wastewater Treatment Design
CVL425 - Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

Graduate Courses
 
ES8906 - Surface Water Pollution Transport
CV8200 - Processes for Water Pollution Control
CV8100 - Directed Study in Environmental Engineering

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