Dr. Saifur Rahaman Lab

 Emerging Materials & Technologies for Water


[J45]  *Alebrahim E, Tarasi F, Rahaman M.S, Dolatabadi A, Moreau C. (2019). Fabrication of titanium dioxide filtration membrane using

          suspension plasma  spray process, in press, Surface and Coatings Technology

[J44]  *Choudhury, M.R., *Anwar, N., Jassby, D., Rahaman, M.S. “Fouling and wetting in the membrane distillation driven

          wastewater treatment and reclamation process – A review”, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 269, 370-339.

[J43]  *Islam, M.S., Touati, K., Rahaman, M.S. “Feasibility of a hybrid membrane-based process (MF-FO-MD) for fracking wastewater treatment”,

          Separation and Purification Technology, 229, 115802.

[J42]  Rajagopal, R., Choudhury. M.R., Anwar, N., Goyette, B., Rahaman, M.S. (2019) “Influence of pre-hydrolysis on sewage treatment in an

          up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor: A critical review", Water, 11 (2), 372

[J41]  Mousavi, S.E., Choudhury, M.R., Rahaman, M.S. (2019) “3-D CFD-PBM coupled modeling and experimental investigation of struvite

          precipitation in a batch stirred reactor”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 361, 690-702.

[J40]  Islam, M.S., Sultana, S., McCutcheon, J. R., Rahaman, M.S. (2019) “Treatment of fracking wastewaters via forward osmosis: evaluation

          of suitable organic draw solutions”, Desalination, 452, 149-158.

[J39]  Bakr, A. R, Rahaman, M.S. (2019) “Crossflow electrochemical filtration for elimination of ibuprofen and bisphenol A from pure

          and competing electrolytic solution conditions”, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 365, 615-621.

[J38]  Ma, W., *Chen, T., *Nanni, S., *Yang, L., Ye, Z., Rahaman, M.S. (2019) “Zwitterion-functionalized graphene oxide incorporated polyamide

          membranes with improved antifouling properties”, Langmuir, 35 (5), 1513-1525.

[J37]  Tabrizian, P., *Ma, W., *Bakr, A., Rahaman, M.S. (2019) “pH-sensitive and magnetically separable Fe/Cu bimetallic nanoparticles

          supported by graphene oxide (GO) for high-efficiency removal of tetracyclines”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 534, 549-562.


 [J36] Chen, T., *Soroush, A., Rahaman, M.S. (2018) “Highly hydrophobic electrospun reduced graphene oxide/poly (vinylidene

          fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) membranes for use in membrane distillation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(43),


 [J35] Islam, M.S., *Sultana, S., *Adhikary, S., Rahaman, M.S. (2018) “Highly effective organic draw solutions for renewable power generation by

          closed-loop pressure retarded osmosis”, Energy Conversion and Management, 171, 1226-1236.

 [J34] Ma, W., *Panecka, M., Tufenkji, N., Rahaman, M.S. (2018) “Bacteriophage-based strategies for biofouling control in ultrafiltration: in situ

          biofouling mitigation, biocidal additives and biofilm cleanser”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 523, 254-265.

 [J33] Sultana, S., *Choudhury, M.R., *Anwar, N., *Bakr, A. R., Rahaman, M.S. (2018) “Effectiveness of electro-oxidation and electro-fenton processes

          in removal of organic matter from high strength brewery wastewater”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 48 (5), 519-528.

 [J32] Babaee Y., Mulligan, C. N., Rahaman, M.S. (2018) “Removal of arsenic (III) and arsenic (V) from aqueous solutions through adsorption by

          Fe/Cu nanoparticles” Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 93, 63–71.

 [J31] Rahaman, M.S., *Choudhury, M.R., Ramamurthy, A.S., Mavinic, D.S., Ellis, N., and Taghipour, F. (2018) “CFD modelling of liquid-solid fluidized

          beds of mono and polydisperse struvite crystals”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 99, 48-61.

 [J30] Babaee Y., Mulligan, C. N., Rahaman, M.S. (2018) “Arsenic immobilization in soil using starch-stabilized Fe/Cu nanoparticles: a case study

          in treatment of a chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-contaminated soil at lab scale”, Journal of Soils and Sediments, 18 (4), 1610-1619.


 [J29] Babaee Y., Mulligan, C. N., Rahaman, M.S. (2017) “Stabilization of Fe/Cu nanoparticles by starch and efficiency of arsenic adsorption from

          aqueous solutions”, Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 650-661.

 [J28] Bakr, A.R., Rahaman, M.S. (2017) “Removal of bisphenol A by electrochemical carbon-nanotube filter: Influential factors and degradation

          pathway”, Chemosphere, 185, 879-887.

 [J27] Rahman, F.O., *Choudhury, M.R., *Anwar, N., *Bakr, A.R., Rahaman, M.S. (2017) “Highly conductive ultrafiltration membrane via vacuum

           filtration assisted layer-by-layer deposition of functionalized carbon nanotubes”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56 (30), 8474–8484.

 [J26] Islam, M.S., McCutcheon, J. R., Rahaman, M.S. (2017) “A high flux polyvinyl acetate-coated electrospun nylon 6/SiO2 composite

          microfiltration membrane for the separation of oil-in-water emulsion with improved antifouling performance”, Journal of Membrane Science,

          537 (1),    297–309.

 [J25] Ma, W., *Soroush, A., *Tran V.A.L, Rahaman, M.S. (2017) “Cysteamine- and graphene oxide-mediated copper nanoparticle decoration on

          reverse osmosis membrane for enhanced anti-microbial performance”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 501 (1), 330-340.

 [J24] Rajagopal, R., Bellavance, D., Rahaman, M.S., (2017) “Psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of semi-dry mixed municipal food waste: For North

          American context”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 105, 101–108.


 [J23] Ma, W., *Soroush, A., *Tran V.A.L, *Brennan, G., Rahaman, M.S., Asadishad, B., Tufenkji, N. (2016) “Spray- and spin-assisted layer-by-layer

          assembly of copper nanoparticles on thin-film composite reverse osmosis membrane for biofouling mitigation”, Water Research, 99, 188-199.

 [J22] Wilcox, J., Nasiri, F. Bell, S., Rahaman, M.S. (2016) “Urban water reuse: A triple bottom line assessment framework and review”, Sustainable

          Cities and Society, 27, 448-456.

 [J21] Bakr, A. R, Rahaman, M.S. (2016) “Electrochemical efficacy of carboxylated multiwalled carbon nano-tube filter towards ibuprofen removal

          from aqueous solutions in acidic conditions”. Chemosphere, 153, 508-520.

 [J20] Soroush, A., *Ma, W., *Cyr, M., Rahaman, M.S., Asadishad, B., Tufenkji, N. (2016) “In situ silver decoration on graphene ox ide-treated thin

          film composite forward osmosis membranes: Biocidal properties and regeneration potential”. Environmental Science & Technology Letters,

          3 (1), 373–378.  (Listed in the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded articles for December, 2015)


 [J19] Islam, M.S., Rahaman, M.S., and Yeum, J.H. (2015) “Phosphine-functionalized electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol)/silica nanofibers as highly

           effective adsorbent for removal of aqueous manganese and nickel ions”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects,

          484, 9-18.

 [J18] Rahaman, M.S., *Omi, F.R., and Basu, A. (2015) “Experimental and numerical modelling of arsenic adsorption in fixed‐bed dynamic columns

          packed with Atlantic cod fish scales”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 93 (11), 2024-2030.

 [J17] Soroush, A., *Ma, W., *Silvino, Y, Rahaman, M.S. (2015) “Surface modification of thin film composite forward osmosis membrane by

          silver-decorated graphene-oxide nanosheets”, Environmental Science: Nano, 2, 395-405. (Listed in the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded

          articles for 2015)

 [J16] Ma, W., Rahaman, M.S., Therien-Aubin, H. (2015) “Controlling biofouling of reverse osmosis membranes through surface modification via

          grafting patterned polymer brushes”, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 5 (3), 326-334.

 [J15] Islam, M.S., Rahaman, M.S., Yeum, J.H. (2015) "Electrospun novel super-absorbent based on polysaccharide-polyvinyl

          alcohol-montmorillonite nanocomposites", Carbohydrate Polymers, 115, 69-77.


 [J14] Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Ellis, N. (2014) “Fluidisation behaviour of struvite recovered from wastewater”, Journal of Environmental

          Engineering and Science, 9 (2), 137-149.

 [J13] Rahaman, M.S., Therien-Aubin, H., Ben-sasson, M., Ober, C.K., *Nielsen, M., Elimelech, M. (2014) “Control of biofouling on reverse

           osmosis polyamide membranes modified with biocidal nanoparticles and antifouling polymer brushes”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2,

          1724-1732. (Listed in the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded articles for 2014)

 [J12] Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Meikleham, M., Ellis, N. (2014) “Modeling phosphorus removal and recovery from anaerobic digester

          supernatant through struvite crystallization in a fluidized bed reactor”, Water Research, 51, 1–10.

 2012 and earlier

 [J11] Rahaman, M.S., Vecitis, C.D., Elimelech, M. (2012) “Electrochemical carbon-nanotube filter performance towards virus removal and inactivation

          in the presence of natural organic matter”. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (3), 1556–1564.

 [J10] Vecitis, C.D., Schnoor, M.H., Rahaman, M.S., Schiffman, J.D., Elimelech, M. (2011) “Electrochemical multiwalled carbon nanotube filter for

          viral and bacterial removal and inactivation”. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (8), 3672-3679.

 [J9]   Basu, A., Rahaman, M.S., Islam, M.R. (2011) ‘‘Extension of pore diffusion approach for modeling   binary adsorption of lead and arsenic ions in

          a fixed-bed column packed with Atlantic Cod fish scales”. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 89 (3), 499-507.

 [J8]   Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S. (2009) “Recovering nutrients from wastewater treatment plants through struvite crystallization: CFD modeling of

          the hydrodynamics of UBC MAP fluidized-bed crystallizer”. Water Science & Technology, 59 (10), 1887-1892.

 [J7]   Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Ellis, N. (2008) “Phosphorus recovery from anaerobic digester supernatant by struvite crystallization:

          model-based evaluation of a fluidized bed reactor”. Water Science & Technology, 58(6), 1321-1327.

 [J6]   Rahaman, M.S., Ellis, N., Mavinic, D.S. (2008) ‘‘Effects of various process parameters on struvite precipitation kinetics and subsequent

          determination of rate constants”. Water Science & Technology, 57(5), 647-654.

 [J5]   Rahaman, M.S., Basu, A., Islam, M.R. (2008) ‘‘The removal of As(III) and As(V) from aqueous solutions by waste materials”. Bioresource

          Technology, 99(8), 2815-2823.

 [J4]   Basu, A., Rahaman, M.S., Mustafiz, S, Islam, M.R. (2007) “Batch studies of lead adsorption from a multi-component aqueous solution onto

          Atlantic-Cod fish scale (Gadus Morhua) substrate”. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 6(4). 455-462.

 [J3]   Rahaman, M.S., Mavinic, D.S., Bhuiyan, M.I.H., Koch, F.A. (2006) “Exploring the determination of struvite solubility product from analytical

          results”. Environmental Technology, 27, 951-961.

 [J2]   Basu, A., Mustafiz, S., Bjorndalen, N., Rahaman, M.S., Chaalal, O., Islam, M.R. (2006) “A comprehensive  approach for modeling sorption of

          lead and cobalt ions through fish scales as an adsorbent”. Chemical Engineering Communications, 193 (5): 580-605.

 [J1]   Mustafiz, S., Rahaman, M.S., Kelly, D., Tango, M., Islam, M.R. (2002) “The application of fish  scale in removing heavy metal from energy

          produced waste streams; The role of microbes”. Energy Sources, 25(9): 905-916.

 Book Chapters

 [B4]   *Touati, K., *Usman, M.S., *Chen, T., *Anwar, N., *Choudhury, M.R., M.S., Rahaman, M. S., Chapter 13: Inorganic scaling in conventional

          desalination, Desalination, Springer publishing company, 2019. (In press)

 [B3]   *Anwar, N., *Yang, L., *Ma, W., *Usman, M.S., Rahaman, M. S., Chapter 14: Biofouling in RO desalination membranes, Desalination,

          Springer publishing company, 2019. (In press)

 [B2]   *Choudhury, M.R., *Meertens,W., *Yang, L., *Touati, K., Rahaman, M.S., Chapter 9: Corrosion monitoring in desalination plants,

          Desalination, Springer publishing company, 2019. (In press)

 [B1]   *Soroush, A., Rice, D., Rahaman, M.S., Perreault, F. (2016) “Antimicrobial properties of graphene   nanomaterials: mechanisms and

          applications, Invited Book Chapter In: The Graphene-based Materials in Health and Environment (pp. 285-320). Springer publishing company.