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    Investigation of Textile Dyeing Wastewater Treatment by Vermifiltration and Troubleshooting and Modification of the Chemical/Biological Treatment Plant of the Ekbatan Textile Factory

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Purehie, Omid (Author) ; Hashemian, Jamaloddin (Supervisor) ; kalhor, Hamid Reza (Supervisor)
    Water is the essence of life. On average, a human being consumes about 2 liters of water every day and it accounts for about 70% of the weight of human body and this alone reflects the importance of water for continuation of life. The production process in textile and dyeing factories as increasingly growing industrial units consume large amounts of water and consequently produce large volumes of wastewater. Such industries face environmental regulations on one hand and are unable to compete with foreign products on the other since the imported counterparts are low-priced. Therefore, finding a cost-effective and efficient solution for treatment of waste water and troubleshooting and... 

    Effect of adding nitrate on the performance of a multistage biofilter used for anaerobic treatment of high-strength wastewater

    , Article Chemical Engineering Journal ; Volume 156, Issue 2 , 2010 , Pages 250-256 ; 13858947 (ISSN) Ghaniyari Benis, S ; Borja, R ; Bagheri, M ; Ali Monemian, S ; Goodarzi, V ; Tooyserkani, Z ; Sharif University of Technology
    This laboratory research was carried out to evaluate the performance of a multistage anaerobic biofilm reactor, with six compartments and a working volume of 70 L, for the treatment of a strong synthetic nitrogenous and high-strength wastewater at an operational temperature of 26 ± 0.5 °C. Initially, the performance of the reactor was studied when subjected to an increase in the hydraulic retention time (HRT) at a constant influent COD concentration of 10,000 mg/L. Five different HRTs were studied: 0.25, 0.67, 1, 3 and 5 days, which were equivalent to 6, 16, 24, 72 and 120 h, respectively. By increasing the HRTs from 6 h to 1 day, COD and BOD removal efficiencies were increased from 63% to... 

    Conceptual hydrosalinity model for prediction of salt load from wastewater flows into soil and ground water

    , Article International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ; Volume 6, Issue 3 , 2009 , Pages 359-368 ; 17351472 (ISSN) Abbaspour, M ; Mirbagheri, S. A ; Monavvari, M ; Javid, A. H ; Zarei, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Dynamic hydrosalinity models are available, but are not used extensively on a large scale soil which receives wastewater from industrial areas, partly because adequate database are expensive to be obtained. Thus, for this reason, there is an urgent need to assess the salt and other pollutant loads collected in wastewater flows into the soil and/ or ground water systems. A conceptual hydrosalinity model was used on two major underlying principals of mass balance and steady state. This model was initially tested on the 4,117 km2 plains west of the Yazd-Ardakan district in the central part of Iran. This model was used at a time when the soil and ground water salinity problem was serious due to... 

    How to quantify sustainable development: A risk-based approach to water quality management

    , Article Environmental Management ; Volume 41, Issue 2 , 2008 , Pages 200-220 ; 0364152X (ISSN) Sarang, A ; Vahedi, A ; Shamsai, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Since the term was coined in the Brundtland report in 1987, the issue of sustainable development has been challenged in terms of quantification. Different policy options may lend themselves more or less to the underlying principles of sustainability, but no analytical tools are available for a more in-depth assessment of the degree of sustainability. Overall, there are two major schools of thought employing the sustainability concept in managerial decisions: those of measuring and those of monitoring. Measurement of relative sustainability is the key issue in bridging the gap between theory and practice of sustainability of water resources systems. The objective of this study is to develop a... 

    Nitrogen removal from high organic loading wastewater in modified Ludzack-Ettinger configuration MBBR system

    , Article Water Science and Technology ; Volume 72, Issue 8 , October , 2015 , Pages 1274-1282 ; 02731223 (ISSN) Torkaman, M ; Borghei, S. M ; Tahmasebian, S ; Andalibi, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    IWA Publishing  2015
    A moving bed biofilm reactor with pre-denitrification configuration was fed with a synthetic wastewater containing high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia. By changing different variables including ammonium and COD loading, nitrification rate in the aerobic reactor and denitrification rate in the anoxic reactor were monitored. Changing the influent loading was achieved via adjusting the inlet COD (956-2,096 mg/L), inlet ammonium (183-438 mg/L), and hydraulic retention time of the aerobic reactor (8, 12, and 18 hours). The overall organic loading rate was in the range of 3.60-17.37 gCOD/m2·day, of which 18.5-91% was removed in the anoxic reactor depending on the operational conditions.... 

    Simulation and control of membrane reactors for catalytic reduction of dissolved oxygen from water

    , Article Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering ; 2017 ; 00084034 (ISSN) Karegar Ghavibazoo, M ; Golmakani, A ; Hosseinipoor, S ; Rokhforouz, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley-Liss Inc  2017
    Removal of dissolved oxygen (DO) from water has gained much attention in recent decades to prevent different problems such as corrosion, bio-fouling, and performance degradation in many industries. The traditional physical and chemical methods for DO removal have found wide application in industries. However, physical methods have low efficiency and chemical methods often produce undesirable products. Therefore, catalytic reduction by hydrogen has been regarded by a variety of industries recently. In this study, catalytic reduction of DO from water is examined using membrane reactors. The mathematical model of this system is developed while considering the axial dispersion, membrane... 

    Simulation and control of membrane reactors for catalytic reduction of dissolved oxygen from water

    , Article Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering ; Volume 96, Issue 4 , 2018 , Pages 912-925 ; 00084034 (ISSN) Karegar Ghavibazoo, M ; Golmakani, A ; Hosseinipoor, S ; Rokhforouz, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley-Liss Inc  2018
    The catalytic reduction of dissolved oxygen (DO) from water was examined using membrane reactors and a mathematical model that considers axial dispersion, membrane permeation, and chemical reaction. The model is solved in steady state mode and the effect of various parameters on the DO removal was assessed. The results of steady state mode were employed as initial conditions for solving the model in dynamic mode. The impact of operating conditions, e.g., water flow rate, DO concentration of influent water, hydrogen flow rate, and hydrogen pressure on the performance of the DO process was studied. Results of the dynamic simulation suggested that hydrogen pressure is the best option to be used... 

    Uncertainty analysis in QUAL2E model of Zayandeh-Rood River

    , Article Water Environment Research ; Volume 77, Issue 3 , 2005 , Pages 279-286 ; 10614303 (ISSN) Abrishamchi, A ; Tajrishy, M ; Shafieian, P ; Sharif University of Technology
    Water Environment Federation  2005
    Water-quality modeling and prediction is a complicated task because of inherent randomness and uncertainties associated with various processes and variables throughout the stream environment and the lack of appropriate data. Hence, the results of mathematical models are always approximate, lying within an uncertainty. This paper describes and demonstrates the application of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's water-quality model, QUAL2E-UNCAS, to the Zayandeh-Rood River in Iran. First-order reliability analysis is used to examine the variability of predicted water-quality parameters of total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, and biochemical oxygen demand. This analysis also... 

    Bimodal electricity generation and aromatic compounds removal from purified terephthalic acid plant wastewater in a microbial fuel cell

    , Article Biotechnology Letters ; Volume 35, Issue 2 , 2013 , Pages 197-203 ; 01415492 (ISSN) Marashi, S. K. F ; Kariminia, H. R ; Savizi, I. S. P ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wastewater of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) from a petrochemical plant was examined in a membrane-less single chamber microbial fuel cell for the first time. Time course of voltage during the cell operation cycle had two steady phases, which refers to the fact that metabolism of microorganisms was shifted from highly to less biodegradable carbon sources. The produced power density was 31.8 mW m-2 (normalized per cathode area) and the calculated coulombic efficiency was 2.05 % for a COD removal of 74 % during 21 days. The total removal rate of different pollutants in the PTA wastewater was observed in the following order: (acetic acid) > (benzoic acid) > (phthalic acid) > (terephthalic...