P.Eng., Professional Engineers, Ontario
Ph.D., University of Waterloo

Research Interest:

Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment: Process Development and Design of Individual and Combined Processes, Kinetics, Modeling, and Simulation

Photochemical Reaction Engineering in Environmental Processes: Simulation, Modeling, Kinetics, Mass Transfer, and Photoreactor Design

Integration of Advanced Oxidation Technologies and Biological Processes for the Treatment of Water and Wastewater: Process Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization

Improving Feed Strategy for the Production of High Cell Mass in a Fed-Batch Fermentation: Process Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Fed-Batch Fermentation for High Production Yield

Graduate Courses:

    • Advanced Transport Phenomena
    • Advanced Water Treatment Technologies
    • Wastewater Engineering
    • Water Pollution Control Processes

Undergraduate Courses:

    • Mass Transfer
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Unit Operations Laboratory I
    • Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • Engineering Statistical Design
    • General Chemistry

Professional Affiliations:

    • Senior life member of AIChE

Selected Publications:

  1. S. Ghafoori, M. Mehrvar, and P.K. Chan, Photoreactor scale-up for degradation of aqueous poly(vinyl alcohol) using UV/H2O2 process, Chemical Engineering Journal (in press). 
  2. C.F. Bustillo-Lecompte, M. Mehrvar, and E. Quiñones-Bolaños, Cost-Effectiveness analysis of TOC removal from slaughterhouse wastewater using combined anaerobic-aerobic and UV/H2O2 processes, Journal of Environmental Management (in press). 
  3. S. Ghafoori, K.K. Shah, M. Mehrvar, and P.K. Chan, Pharmaceutical wastewater treatment using granular activated carbon and UV/H2O2 processes: Experimental analysis and modeling, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (in press).
  4. D. Patel, F. Ein-Mozaffari, and M. Mehrvar, Using tomography to visualize the continuous-flow mixing of biopolymer solutions inside a stirred tank reactor, Chemical Engineering Journal, 239, 257–273, 2014.
  5. D. Patel, F. Ein-Mozaffari, and M. Mehrvar, Tomography images to analyze the deformation of the cavern in the continuous-flow mixing of non-Newtonian fluids, AIChE Journal, 60 (1), 315–331, 2014.

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