Dr. Saifur Rahaman Lab

 Emerging Materials & Technologies for Water

 2018

 

 [C54]  Anwar, N.; Choudhury, M.R.; Chen, T.; and Rahaman, M.S. (2018) "Water Recovery from High Strength Brewery Wastewater via a Membrane

            Distillation Process" 256th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, August 19-23, 2018

 [C53]  Rahaman, M.S. “Zwitterion functionalized graphene oxide nanocomposite nanofiltration membrane with improved water flux and

            antifouling properties”, ACS Fall meeting, Boston, MA, August 19-23, 2018. (Invited Talk)

 [C52]  Ma, W. Chen, T., Nanni, S., Rahaman, M. S. “GO mediated surface modification of polyamide membrane with zwitterionic polymer and

            poly (amino acid) to control the biofouling via bacteria/biofilm-“defending and attacking” strategies”, GRC 2018 Membranes: Materials

            and   Processes, New London, NH, August 12 - 17, 2018.

 [C51]  Chen, T., *Ma, W., *Anwar, N., *Adhikary, S., Rahaman, M.S. Highly hydrophobic, electrospun, reduced graphene oxide

           (rGO)/PVDF-HFP membranes  for use in membrane distillation”, North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, June 9-13,

            2018, Lexington, KY, USA.

 [C50]  Adhikary, S., *Islam, M.S., *Sultana, S., Ramamurthy, A.S., Rahaman, M.S. “Effect of temperature on electricity production in a

            closed-loop pressure retarded osmosis process”, CSCE Annual Conference, June 13 - June 16, 2018, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

 [C49]  Anwar, N., *Sultana, S., *Choudhury. M.R., *Chen, T., Rahaman, M.S. “Water Recovery from High Strength Brewery Wastewater Using

           Integrated Electro Chemical and Reverse Osmosis Process”, CSCE Annual Conference, June 13 - June 16, 2018, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

 [C48]  Choudhury. M.R., *Anwar, N., *Rajagopal, R., Rahaman, M.S. “Application of electrochemical advanced oxidation processes (EAOPs)

            for treatment of concentrate from psychrophilic anaerobic digester units”, CSCE Annual Conference, June 13 - June 16, 2018, Fredericton,

            NB, Canada.

 2017

 [C47]  Chen, T., *Soroush, A., *Islam, M.S., *Ma, W., Rahaman, M.S. Highly hydrophobic electrospun reduced-graphene oxide/polyvinylidene

            fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene membrane for membrane distillation”, International Congress for Membrane and Membrane processes

            (ICOM), July 29 – August 4, 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA.

 [C46]  Ma, W., *Nanni, S., Tiraferri, A., Rahaman, M.S. “Improving the anti-biofouling properties of reverse osmosis membranes via “defending”

            and “attacking” strategies by applying fouling-resistant polymer brush and graphene oxide”, The Association of Environmental

            Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, June 21-22, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

 [C45]  Okoro, O., *Adhikary, S., *Islam, M.S., Rahaman, M.S. “Hybrid electrocoagulation-forward osmosis system for the treatment of

            hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wastewater”, The Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) Conference,

            June 21-22, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

 [C44]  Sultana, S., *Anwar, N., *Okoro, O., Rahaman, M.S. “Evaluation of electrocoagulation as a method of pre-treatment for highly

            concentrated brewery wastewater”, CSCE Annual Conference, May 31 - June 3, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 [C43]  Mousavi, S.E., Rahaman, M.S. “Modeling struvite crystallization in a batch reactor using population balance module coupled with 3-D

            CFD model”, CSCE Annual Conference, May 31 - June 3, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 2016

 [C42]  Islam, M. S., *Sultana, S. Rahaman, M. S., “Renewable Energy Generation through Osmotic Heat Engine”, 9th International Conference

           on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE), December 20-22, 2016, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 [C41]  Babaee, Y., Mulligan, C. N., Rahaman, M.S. “Immobilization of arsenic by starch-stabilized Fe/Cu nanoparticles in a chromated copper

           arsenate (CCA) contaminated soil”, GeoVancouver 2016, October 2 – 5, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 [C40]  Islam, M.S., *Sultana, S. and Rahaman, M.S. “Highly effective microfiltration membrane based on electrospun nylon 6/SiO2 composite”.

           Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 31 - August 5, 2016, New London, NH, USA. (Selected as one of

           the late-breaking topic speakers)

 [C39]  Ma, W., *Panecka, M., *Tran, V.A.L., Wong, K., Tufenkji, N. and Rahaman, M.S. “Biofouling mitigation of UF membrane by using

            bacteriophage”. Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 31 - August 5, 2016, New London, NH, USA.

 [C38]  Sultana, S., Baltodano, A., Rahaman, M.S. “Highly effective electro-fenton oxidation treatment for concentrated brewery wastewater”,

            CSCE Annual Conference, June 1-4, 2016, London, ON, Canada.

 [C37]  Ma, W., *Soroush, A., *Tran V.A.L, Rahaman, M.S. “Improving anti-biofouling property of the thin-film composite (TFC) reverse osmosis

           (RO) membrane by copper nanoparticles (CuNPs)”, 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 13-17, 2016. San Diego, CA, USA.

 2015

 [C36]  Soroush, A., *Ma, W., Rahaman, M.S. “Biofouling control of thin film composite forward osmosis membranes by using silver decorated

            graphene oxide nanocomposites” International Conference on Climate Change and Water Security (ICCWS), 27 December, 2015,

            Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Keynote Speech)

 [C35]  Islam, S., Sultana, S. Rahaman, M.S. “Electrospun nylon 6 microfiltration membrane for treatment of brewery wastewater” 11th

            International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME 2015), 18 - 20 December, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 [C34]  Ma, W., *Soroush, A., *Tran V.A.L, Rahaman, M.S. “Comparison of the Effectiveness of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) and Copper

            Nanoparticles (CuNPs) for Thin-Film Composite (TFC) Reverse osmosis (RO) Membrane Biofouling Control”, 4th Annual

            Conference Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization, November 8-10, 2015, Portland, OR, USA.

 [C33]  Babaee, Y., Mulligan, C.N., Rahaman, M.S. “Removal of arsenic from contaminated water and its stabilization in soil using

            iron/copper nanoparticles”, GeoQuebec 2015, September 20 – 23, 2015, Quebec City, QC, Canada.

 [C32]  Islam, M.S., Rahaman, M.S. “Effective organic draw solutions for engineered osmosis processes”, 250th ACS National Meeting, August

           16-20, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

 [C31]  Ma, W., *Soroush, A., *Tran V.A.L, *Brennan, G., Rahaman, M.S. “Spin- and spray-assisted layer-by-layer assembly as a highly effective

            method for incorporating biocidal nanoparticles onto TFC polyamide membrane”, The Association of Environmental

            Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, June 13-16, 2015, Yale, New Haven, CT, USA.

 [C30]  Soroush, A., *Ma, W., Rahaman, M.S. “Effective silver nanoparticles loading method for developing antifouling thin film composite

            forward osmosis membranes with silver decorated graphene oxide nanosheets”, The Association of Environmental

            Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, June 13-16, 2015, Yale, New Haven, CT, USA.

 [C29]   Islam, M.S., Rahaman, M.S. “Highly porous superhydrophilic ultra-filtration membrane based on electrospun nylon 6/SiO2 composite”,

            North American Membrane Society (NAMS) 25th Annual Meeting, May 30 - June 3, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

 [C28]   Ma, W., *Soroush, A., *Tran V.A.L, *Brennan, G., Rahaman, M.S. “Functionalization of TFC polyamide membrane with copper

             nanoparticles using spray-  and spin-assisted layer-by-layer assembly”, North American Membrane Society (NAMS) 25th Annual Meeting,

             May 30 - June 3, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.

 2014

 [C27]  Babaee, Y., Mulligan, C.N., Rahaman, M.S. “Arsenic removal from the leachate of a chromated copper arsenate (CCA) contaminated soil

            using iron-copper oxide nanoparticles”, GeoRegina 2014, September 28 – October 1, 2014, Regina, SK, Canada.

 [C26]  Ma, W., *Tran V.A.L., Rahaman, M.S. “Layer-by-layer self-assembly of copper nanoparticles for biofouling control of RO membrane”.

           Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 6-11, 2014, New London, NH, USA.

 [C25]  Babaee, Y., Mulligan, C.N., Rahaman, M.S. “Arsenic removal from groundwater using iron-copper oxide nanocomposites”. 88th ACS

           Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, June 22-25, 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 [C24]  Ma, W., Rahaman, M.S., Therien-Aubin, H. “Surface modification of reverse osmosis membranes via grafting patterned polymer brushes”

           CSCE Annual Conference, May 28-31, 2014, Halifax, NS, Canada.

 [C23]  Meikleham, A., *Islam, M.S., Rahaman, M.S., Elektorowicz, M. ”Removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater effluents by using

            nano-composite electrochemical filters”. CSCE Annual Conference, May 28-31, 2014, Halifax, NS, Canada.

 [C22]  Islam, M.S., Yeum, J.H., Rahaman, M.S. “Preparation and characterization of polymer/carbon nanotube (CNT) composite nanoparticles

            and nanofibers through electrospinning”. CSCE Annual Conference, May 28-31, 2014, Halifax, NS, Canada.

 2013

 [C21]  Rahaman, M.S., Therien-Aubin, H. “Biofouling control of reverse osmosis membranes through surface modification via grafting

            patterned polymer brushes”. International Water Association – Membrane Technology Conference, August 25-29, 2013, Toronto, ON, Canada.

 [C20]  Rahaman, M.S. and Therien-Aubin, H. “Novel antifouling reverse osmosis membranes grafted with biocidal silver nanoparticles and

            antifouling polymer brushes”. CSCE Annual Conference, May 29 – June 01, 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 [C19]  Rahaman, M.S., Therien-Aubin, H., Ben-Sasson, M., Ober C.K., Elimelech, M. “Surface modification of reverse osmosis polyamide

            membranes with silver nanoparticles and antifouling/fouling release polymer brushes”. Gordon Research Conference on

            Environmental   Nanotechnology, June 2-7, 2013, Stowe, VT, USA.

 2012 and earlier

 [C18]  Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S. “Modeling nutrient recovery from wastewater through struvite crystallization in a fluidized bed reactor”.

           1st Waterloo international conference of sustainable wastewater treatment: The recovery of value-added products, August 8-9, 2012,

           University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.

 [C17]  Rahaman, M.S., Therien-Aubin, H., Ben-Sasson, M., Ober C.K., Elimelech, M. “Surface modification of thin film composite (TFC)

            reverse osmosis membranes with biocidal nanoparticles and antifouling polymer brushes”. Gordon Research Conference on

            Membranes: Materials & Processes, July 29 - August 3, 2012, New London, NH, USA.

 [C16]  Rahaman, M.S., Elimelech, M. “Effect of natural organic matter on the performance of electrochemical multiwalled carbon nanotube

            filter towards viral removal and inactivation”. Division of Environmental Chemistry for the 243rd ACS National Meeting, March 25–29, 2012,

            San Diego, CA, USA.

 [C15]  Rahaman, M.S., Vecitis, C.D., Elimelech, M. “Performance of an electrochemical (EC) multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) filter:  Viral

            removal and inactivation in the  presence of natural organic matter”. Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology,

            May 29 - June 3, 2011, Waterville Valley, NH, USA.

 [C14]  Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Ellis, N. “Phosphorus recovery from anaerobic digester supernatant by struvite crystallization: Modeling of

            a fluidized bed reactor incorporating thermodynamics, kinetics and reactor hydrodynamics”. WEF-IWA Nutrient Recovery and

            Management Conference, January 09-12, 2011, Miami, FL, USA.

 [C13]  Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Ellis, N, Briton, A. T., Zhang, M., Fattah, K. P., Koch, F.A. “Numerical Investigations of the Hydrodynamics of

            the UBC MAP Fluidized Bed Crystallizer”. International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams, May 10-13,

            2009, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

 [C12]  Fattah, K.P., Mavinic, D.S., Rahaman, M.S., Koch, F.A. “Development of a process control system for online monitoring and control of a

            struvite crystallization process”. International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams, May 10-13, 2009, Vancouver,

            B.C., Canada.

 [C11]  Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Ellis, N. “Recovering phosphorus from anaerobic digester supernatant: Model-based evaluation of the

           fluidized bed UBC MAP crystallizer, Proceedings of the IWA 6th World Water Congress Conference, Sept 7–12, 2008, Vienna, Austria.

 [C10]  Qu, X., Rahaman, M.S. Mavinic, D.S. Koch, F.A. “Recovering phosphorus from wastewater through struvite crystallization: Hydrodynamics of

            a 2-dimensional fluidized-bed UBC MAP crystallizer”. Proceedings of the IWA 6th World Water Congress Conference, Sept 7–12, 2008,

            Vienna, Austria.

 [C9]   Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S. “Recovering nutrients from wastewater treatment plants through struvite crystallization: CFD modelling of

           the hydrodynamics of UBC MAP fluidized-bed crystallizer”. Proceedings of the IWA 4th Young Water Professional Conference, July 16-18,

           2008, Berkley, CA, USA.

 [C8]   Rahaman, M.S. and Mavinic, D.S. “Recovering phosphorus from anaerobic digester supernatant: Model-based evaluation of the fluidized

           bed UBC MAP crystallizer”. BCWWA 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 27-29, 2008, Whistler, BC, Canada.

 [C7]   Rahaman, M.S., Ellis, N., Mavinic, D.S. “Effects of various process parameters on struvite precipitation kinetics and subsequent determination

           of rate constants”. Proceedings of the IWA Specialist Conference:  Moving Forward Wastewater Biosolids Sustainability: Technical,

           Managerial, and Public Synergy, June 24-27, 2007, Moncton, NB, Canada.

 [C6]   Rahaman, M.S., Ellis, N., Mavinic, D.S. “Modeling of struvite crystallization from anaerobic digester supernatant in a liquid-solid fluidized

           bed reactor”. Proceedings of the IWA Specialist Conference:  Moving Forward Wastewater Biosolids Sustainability: Technical, Managerial,

           and Public Synergy, June 24-27, 2007, Moncton, NB, Canada.

 [C5]   Rahaman, M.S., Ellis, N., Koch, F.A., Mavinic, D.S. “A CFD simulation of hydrodynamic behaviour of UBC MAP crystallizer”. BCWWA 33rd

           Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 16-21, 2005, Penticton , BC, Canada.

 [C4]   Rahaman, M.S., Basu, A., Islam, M.R. “Comparative studies of arsenic adsorption on natural materials”. Proceedings of the Canadian Society

          for Civil Engineers 31st Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2003, Moncton, N.B., Canada.

 [C3]   Rahaman, M.S., Basu, A., Islam, M.R. “Comparative adsorption studies of arsenic on biomaterials”. Proceedings of the International

          Conference on Bangladesh Environment, 2002 (ICBEN-2002), 19-21 December, 2002, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 [C2]   Mortula, M.M., Rahaman, M.S., Rahman, M.M. “Studies on waste disposal at Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ), Savar”. Proceedings of

           the International Conference on Bangladesh Environment, 2002 (ICBEN-2002), Dhaka, 19-21 December, 2002, Bangladesh.

 [C1]   Rahaman, M.S., Mortula, M. M., Ahmed, M. F. “A computer based design of rainwater harvesting system (RWHS)”. Proceedings of the

           28th WEDC Conference; Sustainable Environmental Sanitation and Water Services, 18-22 November, 2002, kolkata (Calkutta), India.

 Invited Talks/Guest Lectures

 [T10] Rahaman, M.S. “Advanced membrane-based technologies for water reclamation from brewery wastewater” School of Engineering, University

          of Guelph, November 27, 2018

 [T9]  Rahaman, M.S. “Graphene-based nanocomposite membranes for energy-efficient desalination, and water reclamation and reuse”, Department

         of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concordia University, September 21, 2018.

 [T8]  Rahaman, M.S. “Zwitterion functionalized graphene oxide nanocomposite nanofiltration membrane with improved water flux and

         antifouling properties”, ACS Fall meeting, Boston, MA, August 19-23, 2018.

 [T7]  Rahaman, M.S. “Environmental applications of nanotechnology: Electrochemical carbon-nanotube filter for removal and inactivation of

         viruses and bacteria”, Seminar in Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 20, 2017.

 [T6]  Rahaman, M.S. “Advanced membrane technologies for water treatment”, Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, March 9,

         2016.

 [T5]  Keynote Speech: Soroush, A., Ma, W., Rahaman, M.S. “Biofouling control of thin film composite forward osmosis membranes by using

         silver decorated graphene oxide nanocomposites” International Conference on Climate Change and Water Security (ICCWS), 27 December,

         2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 [T4]  Rahaman, M.S. “Applications of nanoparticles for water treatment”, Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, October 29, 2014.

 [T3]  Rahaman, M.S. “Surface modification of reverse osmosis polyamide membranes with silver nanoparticles and antifouling/fouling release

         polymer brushes”, 3rd Symposium Canada-Brazil: Nanomaterials and the Environment, UQAM, August 19-21, 2013.

 [T2]  Rahaman, M.S. “Nutrient recovery from wastewater”, Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, October 19, 2012.

 [T1]  Rahaman, M.S. “Environmental applications of nanotechnology: Electrochemical carbon-nanotube filter for removal and inactivation of viruses

         and bacteria”, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, January 23, 2012