Hesam Kamyab

Hesam Kamyab
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Malaysian - Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)

Ph.D in Environmental Engineering

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Introduction
Dr.Hesam Kamyab is a Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research & Teaching) at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2021. Dr. Kamyab was Visiting Researcher Scholar at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2020. He was a completed Postdoctoral Research Fellow for 3 years in the Department of Engineering at UTM in 2017. He was appointed as a visiting researcher from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in 2016. He obtained a Master of Bioscience a
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Position
  • Posctdoctoral
Description
  • Alternative Innovation of Enhancement Technologies for Algal Oil Extraction
October 2016 - February 2017
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Position
  • Research Officer
Description
  • Sustainable High Performance Materials for Climate Change.
September 2016 - July 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Bioinspired batteries
Education
September 2011 - May 2016
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering )
September 2009 - July 2011
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of study
  • Bioscience and Bioengineering (Biotechnology)
May 2005 - August 2007
Islamic Azad University - Babol
Field of study
  • Lab Veterinary Science

Publications

Publications (204)
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Palm oil mill effluent (POME) as high organic wastewater is a promising substrate in the scenario of algae bloom, by enhancing its lipid production to be further used in biofuel manufacturing. In this research, effect of POME as high nutritional substrate, different cultivation scales such as flask or hybrid photo bioreactor (HPBR), carbon-to-total...
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Indigenous microalgae (KR349061) were isolated from the agro-industrial wastewater and screened in order to determine their potential for biomass and biodiesel sources. Bold's Basal Medium was used to isolate the colonies from sample. The nutrient contents were altered in order to optimize the growth of the microalgae. The isolates were identified...
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Abundant wastewater discharges from palm oil industries in tropical nations being a valuable resource of biodiesel need proper exploration. Research hinted that such wastewater as economical nutrient source or substrate can support the cultivation of microalgae. In this experiment, we have tested the growth and lipid production of five different mi...
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Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) is considered to be a promising substrate having high organic content which is helpful for growing algae to enhance its lipid production and to be used in biofuel manufacturing. In this research, the effects of POME as high nutritional substrate, different cultivation conditions such as carbon to total nitrogen (C: TN)...
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Malaysia is considered as a major palm oil producer in the world. Therefore, it is vital to utilize an environmentally friendly and inexpensive method to treat palm oil mill effluent (POME) in Malaysia. Nowadays, the use of microalgae to remove pollutants from POME has gained a lot of attention. The main objective of this research was to investigat...
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Wellbore stability in shale is a recurring crisis during oil and gas well drilling. The adsorption of water and ions from drilling fluid by shale, which causes clay swelling, is the primary cause of wellbore instability. Nanomaterials have been a subject of interest in recent years to be an effective shale inhibitor in drilling fluid, intending to...
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Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) is a biological wastewater treatment process. This technology offers both low land use and cost efficiency. However, the long start-up time is one of the main problems the AGS is facing; to overcome this challenge, several methods have been proposed. Storing and then reactivating AGS is one of the methods proposed. It...
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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a severe global issue that requires immediate attention. MicroRNA expression abnormalities are possibly disease-specific and may contribute to GDM pathological processes. To date, there is limited data on miRNA profiling in GDM, especially that involves a longitudinal study. Here, we performed miRNA expression...
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Strict environmental concerns, depleting natural recourses, and rising demand for building construction materials have promoted scientific research toward alternative building materials. This research supports the idea of sustainability and a circular economy via the utilization of waste to produce value-added products. The research explored the po...
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Herein, magnetic polyaniline was modified with lanthanum nanoparticles ([email protected]) as adsorbent, aiming to the treatment of high phosphate-containing aquatic solutions. High valent lanthanum doped with polyaniline was a promising adsorbent to uptake phosphate ions with possible electrostatic interaction and cation exchange process. The func...
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Plasmonic photothermal therapy (PPTT) by applying nanoparticles has attracted great attention as a new and effective adjuvant treatment for cancer in recent years. Ferromagnetic nanoparticles with good wavelength absorption in the infrared region are widely applied in the biomedicine field. In the present study, the CoFe2O4 and -ZnFe2O4 NPs were pe...
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The development of novel antifungal agents and, in particular, the widespread use of these medications over the course of the past two decades, has had a significant impact on the treatment of fungal infectious diseases. This has resulted in a complete transformation of the treatment of fungal infectious diseases. However, the widespread developmen...
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With the increase in world population, the corresponding energy demand is also rising at a fast pace. The exploitation and usage of fossil fuels in transportation and energy generation is increasing the concentration of global greenhouse gases (GHGs) and polluting the environment. To achieve pledges of the ‘Paris Agreement’ and check global warming...
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The worldwide economic development, population expansion, and technological advancements contribute to a rise in global primary energy consumption. Since fossil fuels now provide around 85% of the energy requirement, a significant quantity of greenhouse gases is released, leading to climate change. To meet the pledges of the Paris agreement, a prom...
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This article discusses the unique properties and performance of carbon-based molecularly-imprinted polymers (MIPs) for detecting hazardous pollutants in aqueous solutions. Although MIPs have several advantages such as specific recognition sites, selectivity, and stability, they suffer from a series of drawbacks, including loss of conductivity, elec...
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Based on data availability, this study investigates the impact of structural change on energy consumption (EC) in Iran from 1976 to 2017. Therefore, the economic complexity index (ECI) was incorporated into the energy demand besides real GDP (RGDP) and real energy price index (REPI), which is constructed based on Iran's leading energy carriers. Mul...
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decades. Studies revealed that by 2050, global solid waste generation is expected to reach 70% to 3.4 billion metric tons. Thus, the authorities urgently need to provide a low-cost, efficient technology for treating waste disposal. However, it is evident that only 20% of waste is recycled, and the remaining is still being considered for landfilling...
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This study sсrutinizеs thе financial rеsоurсе сursе hypоthеsis in Irаn frоm 1979–2018, inсоrpоrаting rеаl GDP (RGDP), real grоss fixеd саpitаl fоrmаtiоn (RGFCF), аnd humаn саpitаl (HC) into the finance dеmаnd funсtiоn. The natural resource index (NRI) is constructed using principal component analysis through oil, coal, forest, natural gas, and mine...
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Two of the most important challenges of the new millennium are the sustainability of agricultural output and the security of global food supplies. The ability of agro-ecosystems to adapt to a rapidly changing climate and improve the global food supply while limiting unintentional environmental damage is critical to addressing these issues. Nanomate...
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Seed, being a truly static period of the plant's existence, is exposed to a variety of biotic and abiotic shocks during dormancy that causes many cellular alterations. To improve its germination and vigor, the seed industry employs a variety of invigoration techniques, which are commonly referred to as seed priming procedures. The treatment with an...
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Biodiesel is known as one of the best alternative fuels for diesel engines. Low-cost Jatropha oil is considered a potential non-edible feedstock for biodiesel production in India and many other parts of the world. Jatropha oil contains a large amount of free fatty acids (FFA), and soap formation occurs during the alkali catalysed trans-esterificati...
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A laboratory-scale up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor was deployed in this study to examine the relationship between pharmaceutical compounds and anaerobic process performance. The reactor successfully biotransformed up to 87–99% of psychostimulant caffeine, anti-diabetic drug gliclazide, and anti-hypertensive drug prazosin during 92 d...
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This work investigates the electrochemical oxidation of palm oil mill effluent (POME) treatment using platinum (Pt) as anode and graphite as a cathode. The response surface methodology was used to investigate the relationships between different factors conditions (voltage, electrolysis time and chemical support) and responses of the treatment (chem...
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Leachate, which refers to dark-colored toxic wastewater generated from landfills, has become an issue of environmental concern, posing a threat to soil, surface water, and groundwater quality, thereby negatively affecting humans’ health. Therefore, it is necessary to select the most appropriate leachate treatment methods considering its complex pro...
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Incense sticks ash contains nearly 49-55% which acts as a potential candidate as a raw material for calcium carbonate. The synthesis of CCMPs, from ISA, involves pretreatment that includes: the extraction of ferrous particles, and the removal of aluminum and silica. The synthesized CCMPs were characterized by sophisticated instruments for detailed...
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Air pollution has become a major issue in all major cities throughout the world. Predicting air pollution can help to mitigate its detrimental consequences. The purpose of this study is to develop equations using multivariate regression to predict the concentration of particulate matter smaller than 10 µm (PM10), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen diox...
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An effective biosurfactant producer and extremophiles bacteria, Bacillus cereus KH1, was isolated from textile effluent and the biosurfactant was produced using molasses as the sole carbon source. Growth parameters such as pH, temperature, salinity and concentration of molasses were optimised for decolourising the textile effluent with 24-h incubat...
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Many operating parameters of ultrafiltration (UF) are playing a crucial role when using a polyethersulfone membrane to separate xylose reductase (XR) enzyme from reaction mixtures during xylitol synthesis. The present study focuses on the separation of XR enzyme using a cross-flow ultrafiltration (UF) membrane. The filtration process was analyzed u...
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In this paper, the optimal designing framework for a grid-connected photovoltaic-wind energy system with battery storage (PV/Wind/Battery) is performed to supply an annual load considering vanadium redox battery (VRB) storage and lead-acid battery (LAB) to minimise the cost of system lifespan (CSLS) including the cost of components, cost of purchas...
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In recent years, population growth and industrial development have raised concerns about environmental pollution and had negative effects on the entire ecosystem. Cleaner production is an effective strategy to reduce these negative effects and prevent damage to the environment. Graphene (GR)-based catalysts as eco-friendly catalysts for the mitigat...
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Rapid population growth, urbanization, economic progress, and changing lifestyles all contributed to an increase in resource consumption and waste generation. Global solid waste generation was about 1.3 BT/year and was predicted to further increase to a tremendous amount of 2.2 BT/year by 2030. Municipal solid waste generation is increasing at a hi...
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Strict environmental concern, depletion, and price hike of building construction materials are driving scientific studies for the search of alternative materials for building construction. To this end sustainable building materials could be a fruitful solution. This review aims to discern the environmental efficacy of solid waste management (SWM) a...
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Due to the impressive growth in digital coins trading, most cryptocurrencies' market cap has increased drastically. Therefore, more people are engaged in the mining process, causing a significant increase in electrical power consumption. To make cryptocurrency technology sustainable, using renewables such as photovoltaic solar power, wind energy, t...
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Gestational diabetes mellitus is a serious global problem and needs urgent attention. Aberrant microRNAs expression is potentially disease-specific and may contribute to GDM pathological processes. Even though GDM is diagnosed at the end of the second or beginning of the third trimester, there is no way to prevent pathological changes that may occu...
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Gasification and combustion processing is deemed reliable and feasible methods in response to concerns about landfilling – a traditional treatment due to rapid growth in disposal capacity and pollution. In gasification and combustion processing, various processes are integrated with different configurations to carry out energy conversion of the the...
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This study attempts to investigate the relationship between the dominance of reducing conditions and the biotransformation of pharmaceutical compounds, which has been scarcely reported in a continuous anaerobic treatment process. Previous batch experiments have discovered the possible implications of different reducing conditions on the biotransfor...
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Biochar is a black carbon sorbent that has the ability to stabilize organic substances in soil and, therefore, the potential to reduce their bio-availability. This sustainable material can be produced from locally-available agro wastes. The present study, for the first time, investigated the effects of biochars produced from oil palm empty fruit bu...
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The mixotrophic growth of microalgae offers great potential as an efficient strategy for increasing biomass production. In this study, Scenedesmus obliquus was used to investigate the biomass growth conditions and biochemical parameters of algae cells in autotrophic and mixotrophic conditions with and without aeration. It was found that mixotrophic...
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Smoked cigarettes and butts are the most common kind of litter around the world. The buildup of these litters has badly polluted local water bodies and their compartments, and the cumulative effect of many cigarette butts scattered in a centralized location may pose a serious hazard to living species. To understand how heavy metals are leached out...
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Surfactant flooding is one of the most promising chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) methods to produce residual oil in reservoirs. Recently, nanoparticles (NPs) have attracted extensive attention because of their significant characteristics and capabilities to improve oil recovery. The aim of this study is to scrutinize the synergistic effect of...
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Microplastics (MPs) in environmental studies have revealed that public sewage treatment plants are a common pathway for microplastics to reach local surroundings. Microplastics are becoming more of a worry, posing a danger to both marine wildlife and humans. These plastic items not only contribute to the macrocosmic proliferation of plastics but al...
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It is well known that approximately 30% of Original Oil in Place (OOIP) is produced by water flooding. Therefore, to improve the residual oil recovery, the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods are applied. Chemical flooding, as a promising EOR technique, has encountered some challenges in achieving its objectives, including the high cost of chemical...
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Biosurfactant is a biodegradation accelerator that improves bioavailability and facilitates degradation by microorganisms. The study was meant to produce a novel biosurfactant molecule from Bacillussafensis YKS2. An efficient biosurfactant-producing strain, namely, Bacillus safensis YKS2, was selected using hemolytic activity, drop collapsing test,...
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Agro-based final discharge is one of the major contributors to wastewater in the world. It creates high demand for efficient treatment. The electrocoagulation process can be used for agro-based wastewater treatment. The performance of the electrocoagulation process is based on several parameters, including the electrode materials, electrolysis time...
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The Covid-19 pandemic is exerting a significant influence on global energy markets, and continuing to hinder the growth of core technology for the implementation of renewable forms of energy. With an unprecedented effect, the new coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV2, has succeeded to seize the control of most cities of the world and led to their closure...
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The elimination of phosphates and nitrates in contaminated water is a challenging environmental issue, especially in a large-scale context. Therefore, the aim of this work is the fabrication of zinc oxide (ZnO)/Moringa oleifera gum activated carbon (MOGAC) nanocomposites constructed by the sol–gel method and applied to the photocatalytic removal of...
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Imidazolinones are a group of herbicides with high potential of leaching and long half-lives that are posing a threat to water resources’ quality especially in tropical areas. Biochar, a carbon-rich bio-sorbent, has shown its ability to stabilise organic substances in soils and therefore, potentially is able to reduce their leaching. Biochar is a s...
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Phosphorus (P) is a vital nutrient for the ecosystems and its excess in wastewater streams leads to some environmental issues such as extensive algae growth (eutrophication). Phytoremediation is a green technology that is based on the combined actions of plants and their associated microbial groups to remove and transfer the toxic compounds in surf...
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Nanotechnology has underpinned vital progress in current research and has immensely promoted the food production chain. This review projected the critical intervention of nano-based technologies like modern advancements of nano-based biosensors in detecting mycotoxins, microbial contaminations, antibiotics, pesticides, food additives and dyes. It a...
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In this paper, an optimized stand-alone hybrid energy system consists of photovoltaic (PV) arrays, wind turbines (WT), and battery (BA) storage (HPV/WT/BA) presented with the objective of total net present cost (TNPC) minimization subjected to loss of energy probability (LOEP) considering the effect of interest rate (IR) changes. The hybrid system...
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Currently, the phyco-synthesis of nanoparticles has been applied as a reliable approach to modern research field, and it yields a wide spectrum of diverse uses in the field of biological and environment. In this study, used marine natural resource seaweed Sargassum myriocystum due to their unique phytochemicals and their significant attributes of e...
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Incense sticks ash is one of the most unexplored by-products generated at religious places and houses obtained after the combustion of incense sticks. Every year, tonnes of incense sticks ash is produced at religious places in India which are disposed of into the rivers and water bodies. The presence of heavy metals and high content of alkali metal...
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In this paper, the technical-economic framework for designing of water pumping system based on photovoltaic clean energy with water tank storage is presented to supply drinking water of customers for remote areas. The objective function is to minimize the net present cost (NPC) (as economic index) including initial investment costs, maintenance, an...
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In this study, palm oil mill effluent (POME) was treated using electrocoagulation, whereby the influencing factors including voltage, electrolysis time, and electrolyte amount were optimized to achieve the highest chemical oxygen demand (COD) and color removal efficiencies. Graphite was selected as electrode material due to its performance better c...
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Biodiesel, as a renewable and eco-friendly energy source that can be produced through algae oil esterification, has recently received much attention. Maximization of algal biomass and lipid content is crucial for commercial biodiesel production. In this study, Chlorella sp. PG96, a microalgal strain isolated from urban wastewater, was identified co...