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Parveen Fatemeh Rupani

Parveen Fatemeh Rupani
KU Leuven | ku leuven · Department of Chemical Engineering

PhD

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Additional affiliations
October 2020 - March 2021
Jiangsu University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2018 - October 2020
Jiangsu University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2017 - April 2018
Islamic Azad University Tehran Science and Research Branch
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
September 2009 - April 2014
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
July 2006 - May 2008
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

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Publications (66)
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The present study aimed to prepare biochar-derived carbocatalysts (BDCs) from three feedstocks (seaweed, microalga and lignocellulosic biomass) and further evaluate the environmental impacts through life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. It is indicated that the step of employing chemical activation agent had the highest environmental burdens for...
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Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a promising technology to generate bioelectricity from biomass feedstocks at mild operating temperature and pressure conditions. Despite promising progress in MFC systems, their commercialization has been a major challenge, mainly due to the high cost of components, limited power generation, and lower efficiency. Thus,...
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Palm oil mill waste has a complex cellulosic structure, is rich in nutrients, and provides a habitat for diverse microbial communities. Current research focuses on how the microbiota and organic components interact during the degradation of this type of waste. Some recent studies have described the microbial communities present in different biodegr...
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Numerous studies found the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various environmental compartments, including air, water, and soil. POPs have been discovered in various industrial and agricultural products with severe environmental and human health consequences. According to the data, South Korea is a hotspot for POP pollution in the...
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Ammonia recovery from anaerobic digesters via side-stream stripping is a technique to recover nitrogen from manure wastes. This study demonstrated a novel approach to determining ammonia recovery to maintain total ammonia concentrations in the digester in the range of 1.7-2.1 gN/L. Increasing the pH during stripping from 8, 8.5 to 9.5 did not affec...
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This study investigated the selective production of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) during anaerobic mixed‐culture fermentation. The experiment used chicken manure (CM) as a potential substrate to produce high added‐value propionic acid and butyric acid under an alkaline environment. The conversion of CM into selective VFAs depends highly on operationa...
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The potential of an algae-based system as an environmentally friendly and low-cost water treatment method to eliminate contaminants from water bodies has been considered. The purpose of this research was to see how effective Scenedesmus sp. is in eliminating nutrients from meat processing wastewater (MPWW) throughout the phycoremediation process. R...
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The rapid growth of the world's population has led to a huge increase in food production and in turn to a huge increase in the amount of waste generated. Waste management is consequently becoming a major challenge throughout the world. Vegetable oil production has increased in recent years due to a higher demand for cooking oil. In this context, pa...
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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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Slaughterhouse and wet market wastes are pollutants that have been always neglected by society. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than three billion and nineteen million livestock were consumed worldwide in 2018, which reflects the vast amount and the broad spectrum of the biowastes generated. Slaughterh...
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Microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) have rapidly evolved as a promising technology to produce hydrogen from organic sources through anodic and cathodic electrochemical reactions. The MEC cathode has a rate-limiting effect on the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) that necessitated the usage of expensive metal catalysts. Biocathode defined as microor...
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Green information technology (IT) adoption has helped enhance the overall organization's environmental sustainability. Developing the strategies for effective adoption of Green IT is one of the essential goals of decision-makers. This study purposes to investigate the factors that influence decision-makers’ intention to use Green IT and the propose...
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Thermotoga maritima (Tma) contains genes encoding various hyperthermophilic enzymes with great potential for industrial applications. The gene TM1752 in Tma genome has been annotated as cellulase gene encoding protein Cel5B. In this work, the gene TM1752 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli, and the recombinant enzyme was purified and chara...
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Microalgae are photosynthetic organisms that can synthesize biomass as a potential source of bioenergy. The hydrolysis of a microalgal cell wall is the main issue in biofuel production. A cost–benefit method with a positive energy balance for cell wall hydrolysis should be optimized. Biological pretreatment is an environmentally friendly technique...
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Conducting polymer-based aerogels are considered as the superior composite materials for detection of volatile organic carbons (VOCs) as a result of their exceptional porosity, high surface area, and low density. The present chapter deals with the application of conducting hydrogel for the sensing behavior of VOCs. Different physico-chemical proper...
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the official name of a respiratory infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that started first in Wuhan, China, and outspread worldwide with an unexpectedly fast speed. Flights have been canceled worldwide and transportation has been closed nationwide and across international borders. As a consequence, t...
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Due to the depletion of fossil fuels, biofuel production from renewable sources has gained interest. Malaysia, as a tropical country with huge resources, has a high potential to produce different types of biofuels from renewable sources. In Malaysia, biofuels can be produced from various sources, such as lignocellulosic biomass, palm oil residues,...
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Regarding the supply of fossil fuels, greenhouse gasses emission, global warming, and increasing fuel price; there is a need to find alternative energy resources, which are renewable, environmentally sustainable, and economically viable. Agro-industrial biomass such as sugarcane bagasse, rice and wheat straw, corn stover, and switchgrass, named as...
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Considering the era of industrialization and increasing growth of interest in the green bioconversion of biomass into efficient value-added products, this review discusses the hydrogen (H2) production using the hyperthermophilic bacteria as a promising strategy for the agriculture and industrial purposes towards the generation of clean energy. Prod...
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Microplastics are plastics with smaller than 5mm particle size and they originate from sequential degradation of larger plastic molecules or are manufactured, and they have found use in many realms of life. Their gradual degradability and ingestion by aquatic organisms have become an environmental concern. Microplastics are regarded as a "tiny prob...
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By growing urban population, Iran faces numerous environmental issues and solid waste management is on the top of these problems. Studies showed that a daily average of 700–1000 g of wastes are produced per person in Iran, in which organic waste accounts for a significant amount. On the other hand, hospital waste represents a part of the wastes, wh...
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Nowadays, sustainability is recognized as one of the most important development paradigms and included in the international and national strategies of almost all organizations. Sustainability assessment methods have been important for monitoring sustainability performance. These methods are developed to help decision-makers in their attempts to mak...
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The present study reports mathematical modelling of palm oil mill effluent and palm-pressed fiber mixtures (0% to 100%) during vermicomposting process. The effects of different mixtures with respect to pH, C:N ratio and earthworms have been optimized using the modelling parameters. The results of analysis of variance have established effect of diff...
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Many researches have been conducted to investigate the alternative source of energy from renewable sources and utilization of waste materials. Among which, microalgae, having wide range of environmental adaptability, represents a diverse group of microorganisms; hence, its application in biotechnology is among the scholars’ interest. Microalgae hav...
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Bentonite has been effectively used in many studies for the removal of methylene blue (MB) laden waste waters. This is due to its high swelling ratio, good adsorptive properties and environmentally friendly characteristics. In spite of this, prolonged use renders the BMB non-functional and cause for discard. Sodium persulfate (SPS), has been report...
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Bentonite has been effectively used in many studies for the removal of methylene blue (MB) laden waste waters. This is due to its high swelling ratio, good adsorptive properties and environmentally friendly characteristics. In spite of this, prolonged use renders the BMB non-functional and cause for discard. Sodium persulfate (SPS), has been report...
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This study aims to study the waste management process and recycling of municipal waste in Tehran. Currently, Kahrizak is the defined landfill area which collects the waste generated from 22 districts of Tehran. The organic wastes undergo to the windrow composting method in order to manage the partial of the waste generated in the city. Samples from...
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This study aims to study the waste management process and recycling of municipal waste in Tehran. Currently, Kahrizak is the defined landfill area which collects the waste generated from 22 districts of Tehran. The organic wastes undergo to the windrow composting method in order to manage the partial of the waste generated in the city. Samples from...
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Phragmites australis (common reed) is one of the most extensively distributed emergent plant species in the world. This plant has been used for phytoremediation of different types of wastewater, soil, and sediments since the 1970s. Published research confirms that P. australis is a great accumulator for different types of nutrients and heavy metals...
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Several treatment technologies are available for the treatment of palm oil mill wastes. Vermicomposting is widely recognized as efficient, eco-friendly methods for converting organic waste materials to valuable products. This study evaluates the effect of different vermicompost extracts obtained from palm oil mill effluent (POME) and palm-pressed f...
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Plants offer unlimited source of bioactive compounds that have tremendous applications in pharmaceutical industry. To find new sources of antioxidants and antimicrobial agents against pan-drug resistant (PDR) pathogens of skin burn infections, methanolic extracts of nine Egyptian plants were evaluated. Total phe-nolic content varied from 19.48 to 6...
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The oil palm industry has been recognized for its contribution towards economic growth and rapid development, it has also contributed to environmental pollution due to the production of huge quantities of by-products from the oil extraction process. Current research reports prediction of optimal CN ratio of different mixture percentages of palm oil...
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This chapter deals with the fabrication of cost-effective, eco-friendly chitosan (Ch)-graphene oxide (GO)-grafted nanocomposite (Ch-GO) for the removal of environmental pollutants (metal ions and dyes). Advanced characterization tech niques such as SEM (scanning electron microscope), TEM (transmission electron microscopy), FTIR (Fourier Transform I...
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In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the exploitation of fish resources and the estimated quantity used for human consumption globally is about 75% of the worldwide fish production (105.6 million tons).
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Among the various electrically conducting polymers, polyaniline (PANI) has gained attentions due to its unique properties and doping chemistry. A number of electrically conducting biodegradable polymers has been synthesized by incorporating a biodegradable content of cellulose, chitin, chitosan, etc. in the matrix of PANI. The hybrid materials are...
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The present paper reports management of palm oil mill effluent (POME) mixed with palm-pressed fibre (PPF) POME-PPF mixture using eco-friendly, cost-effective vermicomposting technology. Vermicomposting of POME-PPF was performed to examine the optimal POME-PPF ratio with respect to the criteria of earthworm biomass and to evaluate the decomposition...
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Several technologies are being applied for treatment of palm oil mill wastes. Among them, the biological treatments (vermicomposting) have widely been recognized as one of the most efficient and eco-friendly methods for converting organic waste materials into valuable products. The present study focuses on vermicomposting of acidic palm oil mill effl...
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PurposeThe investigation of the phytoextraction potential of three vegetable plants grown in soils amended with decanter cake. Method Pot experiments were conducted to investigate the response of decanter cake composition on the phytoextraction of metals (Mg, Zn, Ni and Cu) by lady’s finger, tomato and brinjal plants. The phytoextraction properties...
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Environmental contamination by xenobiotics is a worldwide phenomenon as a result of human activities resulting from rise in urbanization and population growth. There are numerous sources of xenobiotics ranging from pharmaceuticals to agriculture. Recently, the demand for pharmaceuticals versus population growth has placed the public at risk. In add...
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PurposeResearch has shown that oil palm decanter cake (DC) serves as a potential source of nutrients for plant growth. This study therefore investigated the applicability of decanter cake (DC) as an amendment to soil for the growth of Solanum melongena (brinjal) at three ratios 10, 20, 30 % DC and suitable controls (0 %). Methods Seeds of brinjal w...
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Rapid increase in population has led to increased demand for food and shelter, putting immense pressure on various natural resources for their needs. As a result huge amounts of solid waste materials are produced and contribute to one of the major global challenges in the world today. Substantial increase in demand for oil in global markets has led...
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Rising commercial waste generation poses a significant environmental and public health issue, especially in rapidly expanding urban centres in developing countries. A commercial district in Malaysia was selected to explore the challenges and opportunities for minimisation of commercial waste. This research provides empirical data on commercial and...
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Background Palm oil mill effluent and palm press fiber are problematic wastes generated by the palm oil mill industries in Malaysia. This study has endeavored to assess the possibility of the vermicomposting of residue from the palm oil mills using epigeic earthworms Lumbricus rubellus under laboratory conditions. The study was conducted over 50 da...
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Use of organic by products as soil amendments in agriculture production exemplifies a strategy for converting wastes to resources. In he present study a laboratory investigation on vermicomposting of Palm oil mill effluent and palm press fiber was carried out . The vermicompost extracts prepared from 4 treatments of different compositions of palm o...
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In the last few decades, the rapid raise of palm oil production has made it the most important oil in the world. Palm oil contributes about 19% of worldwide vegetable oil production. Currently, Malaysia accounts for almost 50% of world palm oil production. Palm oil contains free fatty acids, sterols, tocopherols, hydrocarbons, pigments, vitamins an...
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Vermicomposting technology has been gaining attention as an environmental friendly waste management approach in both industrial and agricultural sectors. Studies have been carried out on processing various type of wastes into value added products. It is a green technology that produces vermicompost which has been proven to be effective as a plant n...
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The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of vermiwash and vermicomposting leachate in hydroponic culture on growth of Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) plantlets. The vermiwash and vermicomposting leachate were collected from the vermiwash and the vermicomposting unit of pre-composted cow dung respectively. Vermiwash and vermicom...
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The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of vermiwash and vermicomposting leachate in hydroponic culture on growth of Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) plantlets. The vermiwash and vermicomposting leachate were collected from the vermiwash and the vermicomposting unit of pre-composted cow dung respectively. Vermiwash and vermicom...
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Malaysia is the largest producer of palm oil (Elaeis guineensis). Collectively Malaysia and Indonesia contributes about 87 % of world palm oil production. Oil palm processing generates a large quantity of by-products including Palm oil mill effluent (POME) and palm press fiber (PPF). Palm oil mill effluent contains cellulosic material, fat, oil, an...
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The total oil palm cover has increased in the past few years in Malaysia with increasing the palm oil mill production. Palm oil mill wastes such as palm oil mill effluent (POME) and palm oil mill fiber (POMF) are the main byproducts of the milling process. Palm oil mill effluent is a thick brownish liquid that contains high solids, oil and grease,...
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In the last few decades the rapid raise of palm oil production has made it the most important oil in the world. Palm oil contributes about 19% of worldwide vegetable oil production. Currently, Malaysia accounts for almost 50% of world palm oil production. Palm oil contains free fatty acids, sterols, tocopherols, hydrocarbons, pigments, vitamins and...