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Alireza Bazargan

Alireza Bazargan

PhD in Chemical Engineering

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Introduction
Alireza Bazargan is a faculty member, head of resource efficiency lab, and head of waste management research group at the School of Environment, University of Tehran. In addition, he is broadly engaged in industrial projects in the water/wastewater and solid waste sectors. As the co-founder and board member of Pyramoon Water and Energy Engineering company, Dr. Bazargan is involved in the development of the next generation of environmental technologies. In 2018, his book titled "A Multidisciplina
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February 2014 - August 2014
University of Cambridge
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (58)
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This review covers the production of solid carbonaceous materials at high temperatures (above 500 °C) and high pressures. The review orders the high temperature/high pressure (HTHP) studies by their final product categories, namely carbon spheres, prolate spheroids (also known as ellipsoids and olivaries), nanotubes, and others such as diamonds, fu...
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Generally, the disposal of waste to landfills is a serious environmental concern. The leachate produced in landfill sites may infiltrate into the soil and contaminate surface and/or groundwater. Because of the high concentration of pollutants, landfill leachate (LFL) is very difficult to treat using conventional biological processes. Since the turn...
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Landfill Leachate (LFL) treatment is a challenging and complex issue. One such difficulty is biofouling and bio-clogging caused by the rich microbiome of the LFL. In this study, the effect of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field (RFEMF) inductance on the microbial inactivation of LFL has been investigated for the first time, and it is shown that R...
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Researchers in the field of environmental science and technology, as in many other fields, are often wondering what are the hottest research topics in their field? In order to objectively answer this question, herein the bibliometric/scientometric information from 15 top peer-reviewed environmental journals have been extracted and analyzed. Overall...
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This book aims to provide an overview of how photocatalysis can be employed in water and wastewater treatment. Each chapter will attend to a different area of interest, starting with an introduction on the fundamentals of photocatalysis. The covered topics include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), photocatalytic reactor types and configurations, lan...
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This book aims to provide an overview of how photocatalysis can be employed in water and wastewater treatment. Each chapter will attend to a different area of interest, starting with an introduction on the fundamentals of photocatalysis. The covered topics include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), photocatalytic reactor types and configurations, lan...
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This book aims to provide an overview of how photocatalysis can be employed in water and wastewater treatment. Each chapter will attend to a different area of interest, starting with an introduction on the fundamentals of photocatalysis. The covered topics include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), photocatalytic reactor types and configurations, lan...
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This book aims to provide an overview of how photocatalysis can be employed in water and wastewater treatment. Each chapter will attend to a different area of interest, starting with an introduction on the fundamentals of photocatalysis. The covered topics include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), photocatalytic reactor types and configurations, lan...
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This book aims to provide an overview of how photocatalysis can be employed in water and wastewater treatment. Each chapter will attend to a different area of interest, starting with an introduction on the fundamentals of photocatalysis. The covered topics include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), photocatalytic reactor types and configurations, lan...
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This book aims to provide an overview of how photocatalysis can be employed in water and wastewater treatment. Each chapter will attend to a different area of interest, starting with an introduction on the fundamentals of photocatalysis. The covered topics include metal organic frameworks (MOFs), photocatalytic reactor types and configurations, lan...
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The use of radio frequency for water and wastewater treatment is a topic that has not been extensively explored. In this study, the effect of a HydroFlow S38 device (Hydropath Holdigs) inducing 150 KHz radio frequency (RF) has been investigated, removing color, forming coagulant flocs and their sedimentation, and the removal of bacteria. Experiment...
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Landfilling is one of the most prevalent waste management strategies on a global scale. However, one major drawback of landfills is the production of highly contaminated leachate which can harm ecosystems and pollute water resources which municipalities depend on. Various treatment options have been explored for treating leachate throughout the yea...
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The presence of suspended contaminants in water and wastewater such as algae, colloids, fats and oil, necessitates the use of systems such as dissolved air flotation (DAF) for their removal. In the current study, a novel setup has been proposed for bubble enhancement. An industrial scale (pilot) DAF system was tested at saturator pressures of 3 to...
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Leachate is a complex mixture of chemicals and pollutants formed in the landfill. This wastewater stream has come into contact with the waste and the biological activity within the landfill, and can cause potentially severe environmental impacts if not managed and treated properly. For the treatment of landfill leachate, various processes have been...
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Spent caustic is a particularly harmful wastewater from petrochemical industries. It has a complex mixture of components, causing problems and difficulties for conventional treatment processes. In this study, electro-Fenton treatment was investigated as an advanced oxidation process (AOP) for the removal of sulfide from synthetic spent caustic. The...
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Worldwide consumption of energy produced from fossil fuel is forecasted to grow. This trend leads to both environmental pollution and the depletion of fossil fuel resources. Green diesel is a suitable candidate to substitute petroleum based-diesel due to its plentiful raw materials, non-polluting production process, and cost-effectiveness. Green di...
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Heavy metals are a threat against human health. During the last century, with increased industrial activities, many water resources have been contaminated by heavy metals. Meanwhile the number of scientific studies about removing these toxic substances from aqueous environments has increased exponentially. According to bibliometric analysis the num...
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The use of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has grown in recent years, making them a promising source of secondary raw materials due to their rich composition of valuable materials, such as Cobalt and Nickel. Recycling LIBs can help reduce fossil energy consumption, CO 2 emissions, environmental pollution, and consumption of valuable materials with lim...
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Landfill leachate is a concoction of various toxic and difficult-to-treat compounds, rendering conventional treatment methods inadequate. In this paper, electrocoagulation (EC) was used for leachate treatment which combines the effects of sedimentation (resulting from the coagulants released by the anode) and flotation (resulting from the hydrogen...
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For accurate and reliable process design for phenol oxidation in a plug flow reactor with supercritical water, modeling can be very insightful. Here, the velocity and density distribution along the reactor have been predicted by a numerical model and variations of temperature and phenol mass fraction are calculated under various flow conditions. Th...
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Accidents involving oil transportation has increase due to directly connection with the elevation of global energy demand. The environmental losses are tremendous and brings huge economic issues to remediate the spilled oil. This report presents an up-to-date review on an overall aspects of oil spill remediation techniques, the fundamentals and adv...
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The high cost of primary materials and their limited resources, as well as the ever-increasing amount of waste, has magnified the need for recycling and resource recovery from lithium ion batteries (LIB). This need will only be exasperated in the future as personal electronic equipment and electric vehicles (EV) become more widespread. In this stud...
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Pressure-release equipment for the formation of microbubbles is an important part of any DAF system. In this study, 3D printing was employed to produce new nozzles, followed by testing to find the optimum pressure and flowrate. The flowrate through the nozzle affected both the empty bed residence time (EBRT) of the saturator and also the nucleation...
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Spent caustic wastewater from petrochemical industries is a complex concoction of various pollutants, not only making it a threat to the environment, but also very difficult to treat using conventional treatment processes. In this study, electrocoagulation with iron electrodes was investigated as an option for the removal of sulfide from synthetic...
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Landfill leachate is a significant environmental threat due to the complexity and variety of its pollutants. There are various physical, chemical, and biological treatment methods proposed for leachate treatment. Adsorption with conventional adsorbents such as activated carbon is a process which has been widely employed with relative success. Magne...
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Although a lot of research has focused on energy recovery and recycling of valuable materials from wastes to reduce loads on landfills, landfilling is still an inseparable part of solid waste management. Since landfills potentially pose a risk to human health and the surrounding environment, landfill site selection is an important endeavor that has...
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In this work, a series of experimental studies on the adsorption of Allura direct red dye (R40) on an as-prepared adsorbent has been carried out. The adsorbent has been produced from the activation of peanut hulls with steam at approximately 850 °C. The current study has gone beyond isotherm modeling; for example, optimization has been carried out...
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Rice husks surround rice grains, and are known to provide them with a protective lignocellulosic cover. This biomass has many potential uses, such as biofuel production. However, the high concentrations of lignin and silica limit its use, for example they hinder fermentation reactions. In this study, both the delignification and silica removal from...
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Batteries are used ubiquitously for various applications. Some examples include portable electrical and electronic devices (computers, cell phones, toys, etc.), tools, rechargeable hybrid electric vehicles, and other vehicles such as motorized wheelchairs, electric bikes, and golf carts. Waste batteries are a growing waste stream. For example, the...
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When crude oil is produced, the well stream contains water produced in association with the crude oil. The water is a concoction of various impurities, ranging from various dissolved solids to numerous emulsions and suspended solids. Thus, this water which is referred to as “produced water” must be separated and disposed of in a manner which is in...
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In order to remove small suspended particles from water which do not settle easily due to their size or density, the application of Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) is often prescribed. In DAF, millions of microbubbles (less than 20-150 microns) are released into the water. The bubbles adhere to suspended particles, raise them to the top, and are then...
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Although focusing on managing waste as a means of managing the impact of materials on the environment has been traditionally common, research has shown that the key process for sustainability is not solely proper waste management. Rather, an approach for controlling material fl ows in the overall industrial and economic systems is required. Sustaina...
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Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is widely used as a gasoline additive. The contamination of surface water and groundwater with MTBE has attracted further attention due to the relatively high potential MTBE related health risks. In the current research, the adsorption capability of MTBE by kaolinite, bentonite, sandy loam and clay loam was studie...
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An ion exchange resin, based on the sodium diimidoacetate structure, has been tested for the removal of zinc ions from effluents. After employing three isotherm models, namely, Langmuir, Freundlich and Langmuir–Freundlich to measure and analyse equilibrium isotherms, a series of agitated batch experiments have been carried out to optimise the remov...
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Palm kernel shell biochars (PKSB) ejected as residues from a gasifier have been used for solid fuel briquette production. With this approach, palm kernel shells can be used for energy production twice: first, by producing rich syngas during gasification; second, by compacting the leftover residues from gasification into high calorific value briquet...
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Millions of barrels of petroleum and its products are transported across the globe every day. The hazard of oil spills is a looming threat that can lead not only to the loss of valuable products, but also seriously damage the environment and ecosystems. There are various ways of combating oil spills one of which is the use of sorbents. The ASTMF716...
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The usage of natural and synthetic sorbents in order to control oil spills is gaining increasing attention due to environmental concerns. In particular, polyolefins including polypropylene and polyethylene are the most commonly used oil sorbent materials because of their low cost but suffer from low oil absorption capacity. Attempts at trying to in...
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Thermoplastics (such as polypropylene, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high density polyethylene (HDPE) etc.) are key components of municipal solid waste. Huge quantity of plastic waste is thrown out each year, which is mostly either discarded in landfills or incinerated. In this work, we provide an innovative way to produce value­a...
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The utilization of rice husks for energy production is often problematic due to their high ash content. A simple method for silica ash removal is the treatment of the husks with sodium hydroxide solutions. The alkali treatment can induce other changes to the husks which need to be investigated. Here, the effects of alkali treatment on the moisture...
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This paper presents the oil uptake of porous sorbent polymer sheets consisting of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. A comprehensive set of experiments are performed showing the saturation contact time, retention value, mechanical properties, oil pick-up ratio, pick-up density, and dynamic dripping profile. Kinetic modeling of the oil sorpti...
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An oil absorbent material has been produced from waste biomass with an alkali treatment process. The simple yet effective process is carried out on the agricultural biowaste at 90 °C and ambient pressure. The present manuscript considers the transient behavior of the sorbent during application, in particular the oil sorption and desorption profiles...
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Rice is the third largest cultivated cereal crop in the world, making rice hulls one of the most abundant biowastes on Earth. In this manuscript, the rice husks have been subjected to alkali treatment at low temperatures aiming to produce a lignocellulosic sorbent material as well as removing their silica. This absorbent has been subsequently teste...
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Oil spill on water surface and shorelines has been a major source of water pollution. With the damaging impact to ecology and the long term effects of environmental pollution, demand for materials for cleaning up the water in a quick and effective way has increased. A number of sorbents have been recommended for the purpose of picking up oil from w...
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Oil spill on water surface and shorelines has been a major source of water pollution. With the damaging impact to ecology and the long term effects of environmental pollution, demand for materials for cleaning up the water in a quick and effective way has increased. A number of sorbents have been recommended for the purpose of picking up oil from w...
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Thermoplastic polymers (such as polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, etc.) are major constituents of municipal solid waste. Millions of tons of plastic waste are discarded each year, most of which is either incinerated or dumped in landfills. As an alternative, methods using these wastes as feeds for the production of value...
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A large volume of the waste produced across the world is composed of polymers from plastic wastes such as polyethylene (HDPE or LDPE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) amongst others. For years, researchers have been looking for various ways to overcome the problems of such large quantities of waste plastics. On the other ha...
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In this review, the global production of e-wastes is described based on recent surveys and statistics. The variety and projections in e-waste composition is also identified due to the technological improvement in the electronic industry, which introduces difficulty for the development of a universal, sustainable recovery process. The effects of var...

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