Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Prof. M.I.M. Mowjood

Professor



Official Address :

Department of Agricultural Engineering,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

mmowjood@pdn.ac.lk
mowjood2010@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5469


Personal Website :






  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 04/2000 - up to now
  • Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 11/92 - 04/2000.
  • Assistant Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, 10/91 - 11/92
  • Country coordinator of Cap-Net Lanka for Capacity Building Network for Global Cap-Net (UNDP associated programme on Integrated Water Resources Management -IWRM) 2007-2011.
  • Presidential Awards for Research 2003, 2004,2005 & 2006
  • Kriton Curi Award for the paper on "Solid Wastes Arise from the Asian Tsunami Disaster and Their Rehabilitation Activities: Case Study of Affected Coastal Belts in Sri Lanka and Thailand" by B.F.A. Basnayake, Chart Cheimchaisri and M.I.M. Mowjood; Waste Management from Developing Countries - 10th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliary, Italy, 02 - 07, October2005
  • Research Fellowship (Japan Student Services Organization-JASSO), 2nd July - 29th September, 2005, Japan.
  • Monbugakusho Scholarship for postgraduate studies (M.Sc and PhD), 1994 - 2000 from Japanese Government, Japan.
  • S.F.H Perera Memorial prize for the best performance in the final examination of B.Sc agriculture, 1991, from University of Peradeniya. Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Patents
  • Dharmasena, D.A.N and Mowjood, M.I.M (2007) Mobilization of Phosphate available in Eppawala Rock Phosphate (ERP) using Pineapple peel waste. Paten No: 14669
  • Basnayake, B.F.A, Gunarathna, H.A.Y.R, Galagedera, L.W, Senevirathne, S.A.D.N. and Mowjood, M.I.M (2011)Composite Clay-polyethylene Bio-filter liner and cover systems for enhancing Landfill Bioreactors and other Bioremediation systems. Patent No: 15679
  • Memberships
  • Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL)
  • Soil Science Society of Sri Lanka (SSSSL)
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 04/2000 - up to now
  • Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 11/92 - 04/2000.
  • Assistant Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, 10/91 - 11/92
  • Country coordinator of Cap-Net Lanka for Capacity Building Network for Global Cap-Net (UNDP associated programme on Integrated Water Resources Management -IWRM) 2007-2011.
Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting lecturer in the Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Peradeniya 09/00 - up to now.
  • Visiting lecturer, Department of Livestock & Avian Sciences, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, in 2005
  • Visiting lecturer, Department of Plantation Management, Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management, The Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, in 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • Water pollution and its control through bioremediation
  • Wastewater treatment using constructed wetland
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Heat and mass transport in submerged condition (Paddy fields, Wet lands)
Book Chapters
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and S. Sashikala, (2011), The Tropical Environment (Ch 2), In: Wetlands for Tropical Applications : Wastewater Treatment by Constructed Wetlands, Norio Tanaka, W J Ng & K B S N Jinadasa (Ed.) pp 13 - 28, World Scientific Publishing, Imperial College Press, UK . ISBN -13 978 -1 -84816 -297 -6, ISBN -10 1 -84816 -297 -9.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M and Galagedera, L.W. (2009), A new generation of Water Professionals for IWRM, Chapter 10, Book on Strengthening IWRM Education in South Asia - Which boundaries to cross?, Edited by Peter P. Mollinga, Published by SaciWATERs, South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Hyderabad, India.
Reviewed Papaers
  • Sewwandi, B.G.N., Vithanage, M., Wijesekara, S.S.R.M.D.H.R., Rajapaksha, A.U., Jayaratna, D.G.L.M. and Mowjood, M.I.M. (2012). Characterization of aqueous Pb(II) and Cd(II) biosorption on native and chemically modified Alstonia macrophylla saw dust. Bioremediation Journal (Accepted).
  • Weragoda,S.K, N. Tanaka, Sewwandi, B. G. N. and Mowjood M. I. M. (2010), Efficiency of coconut coir -pith as an alternative substrate in the treatment of submerged macrophyte wetland systems in tropical conditions Chemistry and Ecology, 26: 6, 445 - 452.
  • Sewwandhi. B.G.N., Weragoda, S.K., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Tanaka, N., Sasikala. S (2010), Effect of Submerged and Floating Plants on Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics and Nitrogen Removal in Constructed Wetlands, Tropical Agricultural Research Vol. 21(4) 353 - 360.
  • Sasikala, S. Norio Tanaka , Jinadasa, K. B. S. N., Mowjood, M. I. M (2010), Comparison Study of Pulsing and Continuous Flow for Improving Effluent Water Quality and Plant Growth of a Constructed Wetland to Treat Domestic Wastewater, Tropical Agricultural Research Vol.21(2) 147 - 156.
  • Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Tanaka .N,, Sasikala .S, Werellagama, D.R.I.B., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Ng, W.J. (2008) Impact of harvesting on constructed wetlands performance - A comparison between Scirpus grossus and Typha angustifolia, J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A Vol. A 43. No.6: 671 -678
  • Harsha Walpita, Sashikala, S., Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Norio Tanaka, Mowjood, M.I.M and Werellagama, D.R.I.B., (2006) Application of roughing filter coupled with treatment wetland for wastewater treatment, Research J. of SLSAJ; 6: 34 - 40.
  • Norio Tanaka, Yasushi Sasaki, Mowjood, M.I.M., Jinadasa, K.B.S.N. and Samang Homchuen (2006) Coastal vegetation structures and their functions in tsunami protection: Experience of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Landscape Ecol Eng (accepted)
  • Norio Tanaka, Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Werellagama, D.R.I.B., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Ng, W.J (2006) Constructed tropical wetlands with intergrated submergent - emergent plants for sustainable water quality management, J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A Vol. A 41. No.10: 2221 -2236
  • Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Norio Tanaka, Mowjood, M.I.M. and Werellagama, D.R.I.B. (2006) Effectiveness of Scirpus grossus in treatment of domestic wastes in a constructed wetland. J. Freshwater Eco. Vol. 21(4): 603 - 612.
  • Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Norio Tanaka, Mowjood, M.I.M. and Werellagama, D.R.I.B. (2006) Free water surface constructed wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment: A tropical case study. Chemistry and Ecology Vol(22)3:181 -191.
  • M.I.M. Mowjood, S. Pathmarajah, M. Rambanda (2005) Effects of cracks on water requirement for land soaking in lowland paddy cultivation, J. Soil Sci. Soc. Sri Lanka, Vol (17): 1 -10.
  • M. F. Nawas, M. I. M. Mowjood and L. W. Galagedara (2005) Contamination of shallow dug wells in a highly populated area in the coastel sand aquifer: A case study in Sainthamaruthu, Tropical Agricultural Research Vol(17): 125 - 134.
  • S. Shashikala, M.I.M. Mowjood and B.F.A. Basnayake (2005), Formulation of Harvesting Regimes from Bulrush (Scirpus Grossus) Growth Responses to MSW Leachate in Constructed Wetlands with Coir based Media Tropical Agricultural Research Vol(17):114 - 124.
  • Norio Tanaka, Yasushi Sasaki and M.I.M. Mowjood (2005), Investigation on the damage by Indian Ocean Tsunami at the Southern coast in Sri Lanka in relation to the Effect of Lagoon, Coastal Sand dune and vegetation. Research Journal Vol.38: 66 - 73, (In Japanese), Saitama University, Japan.
  • Bawatharani, T, M.I.M. Mowjood, N.D.K. Dayawansa and D. Kumaragamage (2004), Nitrate Leaching as a Function of Fertilization and Irrigation Practices in Sandy Regosols. Tropical Agricultural Research: Vol(16): 172 - 180.
  • Jayakody, B.V.P.L, M.I.M. Mowjood and E.R.N. Gunawardena (2004), Modifying and Testing of a Cascade Water Balance Model using a Mini Cascade System with two Tanks. Tropical Agricultural Research: Vol(16): 159 - 171.
  • Pathirana, J.P.D.A.K, M.I.M. Mowjood and B.F.A. Basnayake (2004), Investigation on Phosphate accumulation in Parakrama Samudra and Kalawewa tank. J. Agric. Eng:, Agric. Eng. Society of Sri Lanka: 8(1): 60 - 66.
  • Sivayoganathan C. and Mowjood, M.I.M. (2003) Role of Extension in Irrigation Water Management in Sri Lanka. Trop. Agri. Res. And Extension, 6: 49 - 55.
  • Usui Y, Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (2003) Absorption and Emission of CO2 by Ponded Water of a Paddy Field. Soil Sci. Plant Nutri., 49(6) : 853 - 857.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (2002) The Effect of Convection on the Exchange Coefficient of Oxygen and Estimation of Net Production Rate of Oxygen in Ponded Water of a Paddy Field. Soil Sci. Plant Nutri.,48(5) : 673 - 678.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (2001), Heat and DO transfer in ponded paddy field, Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Sciences., 38: 41 -59.
  • Fujimaki, .Y, Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (2000) Measurement of Convective Velocity of Ponded Water in a Paddy Field. Soil Sci. 165: 404 -411.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1998) Heat and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Transfer Phenomenon in Ponded Paddy Field. Soil Phys. Cond. Plant Growth, Jpn., 79, 41 -47.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1998) Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in the Ponded Water of a Paddy Field. Soil Sci. Plant Nutri., 44(3), 405 -413.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M., Ishiguro, K., and Kasubuchi, T. (1997) Effect of Convection in Ponded Water on the Thermal Regime of a Paddy Field. Soil Sci.162: 583 -587.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Gunawaradane, E.R.N. (1992) Designing and Testing of a Rotating Screen Fog Collector. The Journal of the Agricultural Engineers Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL). Vol.4, Series 1:19 -24.
    Conferences, Symposiums and workshops
  • Weerakoon, G. M. P. R., Mowjood, M. I. M., Herath, G. B. B. and Jinadasa K. B. S. N., (2011), A comparison of Vertical Sub -surface flow and Horizontal Sub -surface flow Constructed Wetland Mesocosms in Tropics. Proceedings of the SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine) Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements - 2011, 27th & 28th May 2011, Malabe, Sri Lanka. pp: 59 -63
  • Weerakoon, G. M. P. R., Pratheep, S.D., Mowjood, M. I. M., Herath, G. B. B. and Jinadasa K. B. S. N., (2011), Performance Comparison of Tropical Constructed Wetlands subject to variable Hydraulic Loading rates. Annual Transactions of IESL, Volume I -Part B, Technical papers pp: 256 -263.
  • Sasitharan, R., Weerakoon, G. M. P. R., Jinadasa K. B. S. N. and Mowjood, M. I. M., (2011). An approach for small community wastewater Management using Constructed wetlands, IESL -SSMS Joint International Symposium on Social Management Systems 2011, September 14, 15 and 16, 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: pp 294 -301.
  • Sewwandi, B. G. N., Wijesekara, S. S. R. M. D. H. R., Rajapaksha, A. , Mowjood, M. I. M and Vithanage, M. (2011). Risk of Soil and Water Pollution by Heavy Metals in Landfill Leachate. In Proc. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering "Novelty, Clean and Sustainable". Thailand, 31st March -1st April 2011: pp 43.
  • Weerakoon, G. M. P. R., Mowjood, M. I. M., Herath, G. B. B. and Jinadasa K. B. S. N., (2010), Performance Comparison of Subsurface Flow and Surface Flow Constructed Wetlands in Tropics. Proceedings of the 13th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, 17 -21st December, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Herath, H.M.D.D, Mowjood, M.I.M., and Sivananthawerl, T. (2010) Development of an index to access accessibility to safe drinking water in dry zone of Sri Lanka: A case study in Medirigiriya DS division. National Symposium Proceedings of Water Professionals' Day. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Geo -Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL). 1st October 2010, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 71 -82.
  • Bawatharani, T. Mowjood, M.I.M., Dayawmnsa, N.D.K. and Kumaragamage, D., (2009) Application of LEACHM -N for predicting nitrate leaching in sandy Regosols in Batticaloa. National Symposium Proceedings of Water Professionals' Day. Geo -Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL) and Cap -Net Lanka. 1st October 2009, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
  • Sewwandhi. B.G.N., Weragoda, S.K., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Tanaka, N., Sasikala.S (2009) Pre and post anoxic denitrification on nitrogen removal in wetland systems using submerged and floating macrophytes, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, 14 -15 September, 2009 , University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • Polpagoda, P.G.S.S., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Sivanantherwerl, T, (2009), Wastewater Irrigation for Bio -Fuel Crops, Sunflower, Castor and Jatropha, Symposium on Effective Synergization of Water Resources and Landscape Management, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, 4 -5 April, 2009, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera W.A.R.P., Mowjood M.I.M., Tanaka N., Jinadasa K.B.S.N., Fasly M.S.M. (2008) Effective coastal vegetative landscaping for the tsunami protection in Sri Lanka, Annual Proceedings of SLAAS
  • Ratnapriya E.A.S.K, Ekanayake J.B.C. and Mowjood M.I.M (2008) Mitigation of impacts of leachate from solid waste dumping sites using constructed wetlands, International Exchange Symposium between Saitama University, University of Moratuwa and University of Peradeniya on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, 15 -17 September, 2008 , University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Weragoda, S.K, Sewwandi, B.G.N., Mowjood, M.I.M and Norio Tanaka, (2008) Effect of coconut coir -pith supplement on enhanced water reclamation water in submerged plant wetlands systems. International Exchange Symposium between Saitama University, University of Moratuwa and University of Peradeniya on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, 15 -17 September, 2008 , University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Perera, W.A.R.P, Nawarathna, C. M and Mowjood, M.I.M (2008) Water quality improvement through vegetative landscape, Student Session, University of Ruhuna,
  • Ratnapriya, E.A.S.K., Ekanayake, J.B.C. and Mowjood, M.I.M. (2008), Mitigation of impacts of Leachate from Solid Waste Dumping sites using constructed wetlands. International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure development in Asia, 15 -17 September, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Weagoda, S.K., Sewwandhi, B.G.N., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Tanaka, N. (2008) Effect of coconut coir -pith supplement on enhanced water reclamations activity in submerged plant wetland systems. International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure development in Asia, 15 -17 September, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Herath, H.M.A.B., Dharmasena, D.A.N., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Dharmasena, B.B.M.S. (2007) Mobilization of phosphate available in Eppawala Rock Phosphate using pineapple peel waste. 7th Agricultural Research symposium, 24 - 24 October, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Nawas, M. F., Galagedara L.W. and. Mowjood M. I. M (2006) Tsunami impact on groundwater in coastal areas of Kalmunai Municipal Council of the Ampara District, Second International Conference on "Sustainable Hazard Reduction - Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Long -Term Development" , (January 11 -12, 2006), SLFI, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nawas, M. F., Mowjood, M. I. M. and Galagedara, L. W. (2006) Sustainable use of groundwater in highly populated areas of the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. 3rd joint UAE -Japan Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources (EWR 2006) (January 28 -29, 2006) Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Norio Tanaka, Mowjood, M.I.M., Werellagama, D.R.I.B. and Karunarathne, A. (2005) Performance comparison of Typha angustifolia and Scirpus grossus in a tropical free water surface constructed wetland. 5th International Symposium on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for Sustainability (WRRS) 2005, IWA specialty conference, November 8 -11, 2005, Jeju, Korea, Proc: p -447.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A., C. Chiemchaisri and M.I.M. Mowjood,(2005) Solid Waste arise from the Asian Tsunami Disaster and their Rehabilitation Activities - Case study of affected Coastal Belts in Sri Lanka and Thailand. 10th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 3 -7, October, 2005, Sardina, Italy. Proc: 529 -530.
  • Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Norio Tanaka, Mowjood, M.I.M. and Werellagama, D.R.I.B., (2005) Effects of Vegetation on Pollutant Removal in a Constructed Wetland: Potential Applications for Tropical Developing Countries. 1st International Water Association -Asia Pacific Regional Group (IWA -ASPIRE) Conference and Exhibition, (5F -2), 11 - 15 July, 2005, Singapore, CD version.
  • Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Norio Tanaka, Werellagama, D.R.I.B., Mowjood, M.I.M., and Junki Yagisawa. (2004) Remediation and Rehabilitation of Constructed Wetland. Sixth International Summer Symposium, July 31, 2004, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Saitama, Japan. Proc: 409 - 412.
  • Najim, M.M.M., Lee, T.S., Aminul Haque, M., Mowjood, M.I.M. (2004) Land Preparation Water Management by Canal Simulation in a Paddy Estate in Malaysia. Tenth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, 17 - 21 May 2004, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Proc: 27 -28
  • Bawatharani, T. Mowjood, M.I.M. Dayawmnsa, N.D.K. and Kumaragamage, D. (2003) Effect of Irrigation on Nitrate Leaching in Sandy Regosols in Batticaloa. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management in North -East of Sri Lanka - December 2003, University of Jaffna, Proc: 55 -56
  • Mowjood, M.I.M., Pathmarajah, S. and Rambanda. M. (2003) Effect of Cracks on Water Requirement for Land Soaking in Lowland Paddy Cultivation. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions - October 2003, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Proc: 8: 10
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. (2003) Efficient Water Use through Micro -irrigation. Workshop on Modern Agriculture for the Development of the Central Region of Sri Lanka. 5 -6 September 2003, PGRC, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, 40 - 43.
  • Senanayake, S.S., Basnayake, B.F.A. and Mowjood, M.I.M. (2001) Aerated soaking of paddy for Rice parboiling and its effect on Effluent Kinetics. Annual Research Sessions - November 2001, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Proc: 6: 12
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1999) Temperature Difference between Boundaries of Water layer in a Paddy Field. 48th JSIDRE (Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering) Annual Congress. Proc: 808 -809, Tokyo, August 1999.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M., Usui, Y. and Kasubuchi, T. (1999) Dynamics of DO and Dissolved Carbon Dioxide in Ponded Water of a Paddy Field. 45th Annual Congress, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. Proc. 45:2 July 1999, Hokkaido,
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1998) Effect of Convection on Heat and Dissolved oxygen (DO) Transfer in the Ponded Water Layer of a Paddy Field. Proc. of 16th World Congress of Soil Science, p 69, Montpellier, France, August 1998.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1998) Oxygen Balance in Ponded Water of a Paddy Field. 47th JSIDRE (Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering) Annual Congress. Proc: 684 -685, Kyoto, July 1998.
  • Mowjood. M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1997) Heat and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) transfer Phenomenon in Ponded Paddy Field. 39th Annual Symposium of Research Association of Soil Physics, Japan (RASP) on New Aspects of Paddy Field Rice Culture and Soil Physics.
  • Mowjood, M.I.M. and Kasubuchi, T. (1997) Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in the Ponded Water Layer of Paddy Field. 46th JSIDRE (Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering) Annual Congress. Proc: 420 -421, Tokyo, July 1997.
  • Kenji Ishiguro, Mowjood, M.I.M. and. Kasubuchi, T. (1996) A study on Temperature and Heat Environment in a Paddy Field. 45th JSIDRE (Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering) Annual Congress. Proc: 258 -259, Yamagata, June 1996.