Dr. Hussein Znad

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin University

Bentley Campus, Australia


Biography

School Director of Graduate Research
Undergraduate Course Coordiantor - Chemical Engineering

Employment History

Senior Lecturer (2015-Present): Dept of Chemical Eng.; Curtin University; GPO Box U1987 Perth W.A. 6845, Australia

Lecturer (2011-2015): Dept of Chemical Eng.; Curtin University; GPO Box U1987 Perth W.A. 6845, Australia

Research Fellow (2010-2011): Dept of Chemical Eng.; Curtin University; GPO Box U1987 Perth W.A. 6845, Australia

Assistant Professor (2009-2010): Chemical Eng. Dept.; University of Nizwa; Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

Research Fellow & Assistant Professor (2005-2009): Dept. of Applied Chemistry; Toyo University, Japan.

Research Interest

Wastewater treatment
Solar photo-catalyst development
Algae photo-bioreactors development
Biodiesel Production,
Biofiltration, VOC biodegradation
Bioreactor design, modeling, and scale up: slurry airlift bioreactors, slurry bubble columns, stirred fermenters.
Chemical & biochemical reaction engineering
Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis

Scientific Activities

Research Grants and Awards:

Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship (Apr – Oct 2005): Application, modelling and scale up of bioreactors for wastewater treatment, Toyo University (Japan), ≈ US$ 15 K.
Toyo University Research Fellowship (Oct 05- Apr 07): Biological treatment of polluted wastewater and waste gases, Toyo University (Japan), US$65K.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Apr 2007-March 2009): Development a cost effective solar photo catalyst for water treatment, Toyo University (Japan), ≈ US$ 116 K
Omani Research Council (TRC) (2009-2010), Development a solar hybrid biotechnology for bio-refractory wastewater treatment: Nizwa University (Oman), US$ 200K.
HORN Fellowship grant (Hyogo Government‐Japan), Dec 2013‐ Feb 2014, Environmental application of microalgae, University of Hyogo (Japan)
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) 2013- 2017 (collaborative project between Curtin Uni & Qatar University): NPRP 6–1436-2-581Carbon Capture by Algae: Assessment Against Water, US$ 1,007,268
HORN Fellowship grant (Hyogo Government‐Japan), Dec 2017‐January 2018, Bioflocculation as a cost-effective method for microalgae biomass harvesting, University of Hyogo (Japan).
Tokyo Tech International collaboration Research grant (4 - 16 Feb2018), Biosorption and recovery of rare earth elements from industrial wastewater with algae, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan).

Publications

2018
Book Chapters (Research)

Hena, S., and H. Znad. 2018. "Membrane Bioreactor for Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Removal From Wastewater." In Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, 201-256
Hena, S., and H. T. Znad.. "Membrane Bioreactor for Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Removal From Wastewater." In Fundamentals of Quorum Sensing, Analytical Methods and Applications in Membrane Bioreactors Chormey, D., S. Bakirdere, N. Turan, and G. Engin.. Netherlands: Elsevier. Inpress.
Znad, H. T., B. Alliss, and H. Vuthaluru. 2018. "Solid Waste Adsorbents for volatile Organic compounds Removal by bio filtration." In Air, Gas and Water Pollution Control Using Industrial and Agricultural Solid Wastes Adsorbents Sen, T. K., 21-33 Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press.

Journal Articles (Research)

Znad, H. T.. "Enhancement of CO2 biofixation and lipid production by Chlorella vulgaris using coloured polypropylene film." Environmental Technology 2018 Inpress.
Znad, H. T., K. Abbas, S. Hena, and M. R. Awual. 2018. "Synthesis a novel multilamellar mesoporous TiO⁠2/ZSM-5 for photo-catalyticdegradation of methyl orange dye in aqueous media." Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 6: 218-227.
Hena, S., H. T. Znad, K. Heong, and S. Judd. 2018. "Dairy farm wastewater treatment and lipid accumulation by Arthrospira platensis." WATER RESEARCH 128: 267-277.
Abbas, K., H. T. Znad, and R. Awual. 2018. "A ligand anchored conjugate adsorbent for effective mercury(II) detection and removal from aqueous media." CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 334: 432-443.
Znad, H. T., A. Alketife, S. Judd, F. AlMomani, and H. Vuthaluru. 2018. "Bioremediation and nutrient removal from wastewater by Chlorella vulgaris." ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 110: 1-7.

2017
Journal Articles (Research)

Al Sharifi, M., H. T. Znad, S. Hena, and H. M. Ang. 2017. "Biodiesel production from canola oil using novel Li/TiO2 as a heterogeneous catalyst prepared via impregnation method." RENEWABLE ENERGY 114: 1077-1089.
Awual, M. R., N. H. Alharthi, M. M. Hasan, M. R. Karimd, A. Islame, H. Znad, M. A. Hossain, M. E. Halimh, M. M. Rahman, and M. A. Khaleque. 2017. "Inorganic-organic based novel nano-conjugate material for effective cobalt(II) ions capturing from wastewater." CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 324: 130-139.
Naderi, G., H. T. Znad, and M. O. Tade. 2017. "Investigating and modelling of light intensity distribution inside algal photobioreactor." Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 122: 530-537.
Judd, S., F. Al Momani, H. T. Znad, and A. Al Ketife. 2017. "The cost benefit of algal technology for combined CO2 mitigation and nutrient abatement." Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 71: 379-387.
Martini, S., H. M. Ang, and H. Znad. 2017. "Integrated ultrafiltration membrane unit for efficient petroleum refinery effluent treatment." CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water 45 (2)
Al Ketife, A., S. Judd, and H. Znad. 2017. "Optimization of cultivation conditions for combined nutrient removal and CO2 fixation in a batch photobioreactor." Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 92: 1085-1093.
Al Ketife, A., S. Judd, and H. Znad. 2017. "Synergistic effects and optimization of nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations on the growth and nutrient uptake of a freshwater Chlorella vulgaris." Environmental Technology 38: 94-102.

2016
Journal Articles (Research)

Al ketife, A., S. Judd, and H. Znad. 2016. "A mathematical model for carbon fixation and nutrient removal by an algal photobioreactor." Chemical Engineering Science 153: 354-362.
Al Haddabi, M., A. Mushtaque, Z. Al.Jebri, H. Vuthaluru, H. Znad, and M. Al.Kindi. 2016. "Boron removal from seawater using date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) seed ash." Desalination and Water Treatment 57: 5130-5137.

2015
Book Chapters (Research)

Ismail, and H. Znad. 2015. "Biosorption of Heavy Metals and Nutrients: A Green Approach for Clean-Up of Contaminated Water." In Physical Chemical and Biological Treatment Processes for Water and Wastewater Sen, T., 113-129 USA: Nova Science Publishers.
Al.Haddabi, M., H. Vuthaluru, M. Ahmed, and H. Znad. 2015. "Use of Ceramic Membrane Technology for Sustainable Management of Oil Production Water: A Review." In Recent Progress in Desalination, Environmental and Marine Outfall Systems Baawain, M., B. Choudri, M. Ahmed, and A. Purnama., 11-23 Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Journal Articles (Research)

Naderi, G., M. Tade, and H. Znad. 2015. "Modified Photobioreactor for Biofixation of Carbon Dioxide by Chlorella vulgaris at Different Light Intensities." Chemical Engineering & Technology 38 (8): 1371-1379.
Judd, S., L. van den Broeke, M. Shurair, Y. Kuti, and H. Znad. 2015. "Algal remediation of CO2 and nutrient discharges: a review." Water Research 87: 356-366.
Haddabi, H. Vuthaluru, H. Znad, and M. Ahmed. 2015. "Attapulgite as Potential Adsorbent for Dissolved Organic Carbon from Oily Produced water." Clean - Soil, Air, Water 43 (11): 1522-1530.
Abeish, A., H. M. Ang, and H. Znad. 2015. "Role of ferric and ferrous ions in the enhancement of the heterogeneous solar photo-catalytic degradation of chlorophenols combined mixture." Water Science and Technology 72 (9): 1561-1568.
Al.Haddabi, M., H. Vuthaluru, H. Znad, and M. Ahmed. 2015. "Removal of Dissolved Organic Carbon from Oily Produced Water by Adsorption onto Date Seeds: Equilibrium, Kinetic, and Thermodynamic Studies." Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 226
Awual, M., H. Md. Munjur, and H. Znad. 2015. "Organic-inorganic based nano-conjugate adsorbent for selective palladium(II) detection, separation and recovery." Chemical Engineering Journal 259: 611-619.
Abeish, A., H. M. Ang, and H. Znad. 2015. "Solar photocatalytic degradation of 4-chlorophenol: mechanism and kinetic modelling." Desalination and Water Treatment 53: 2915-2923.
Awual, A., M. Abdul Khaleque, Y. Ratna, and H. Znad. 2015. "Simultaneous ultra-trace palladium(II) detection and recovery from wastewater using new class meso-adsorbent." Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 21: 405-413.
Abeish, A., H. Ang, and H. Znad. 2015. "Solar photocatalytic degradation of chlorophenols mixture (4-CP and 2,4-DCP): Mechanism and kinetic modelling." Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 50: 125-134.

2014
Journal Articles (Research)

Znad, H., and Z. Frangeskides. 2014. "Chicken drumstick bones as an efficient biosorbent for copper (II) removal from aqueous solution." Desalination and Water Treatment 52: 1560-1570.
Abeish, A. M., M. Ang, and H. Znad. 2014. "Enhanced Solar-Photocatalytic Degradation of Combined Chlorophenols Using Ferric Ions and Hydrogen Peroxide." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53: 10583-10589.

2012
Journal Articles (Research)

Znad, H., M. H. Ang, and M. O. Tade. 2012. "Ta/TiO2-and Nb/TiO2-Mixed Oxides as Efficient Solar Photocatalysts: Preparation, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Activity." International Journal of Photoenergy 2012

2010
Journal Articles (Research)

Salehi, Z., F. Vahabzadeh, M. Sohrabi, S. Fatemi, and H. T. Znad. 2010. "Statistical medium optimization and biodegradative capacity of Ralstonia eutropha toward p-nitrophenol." Biodegradation 21 (4): 645-657.
Znad, H., H. Ohata, and M. O. Tade. 2010. "A Net Draft Tube Slurry Airlift Bioreactor for 2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid) Pesticide Biodegradation." The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 88 (4): 565-573.

Conference Articles (Research)

Znad, H., M. Tade, and H. M. Ang. 2010. "Influence of doping Ta and Nb metals on the solar photocatalytic activity of S-doped TiO2." In 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2010) and the 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-7), Aug 28, 2010, Praha, Czech Republic: Process Engineering Publisher, Ing. Jan Novosad.

2009
Journal Articles (Research)

Znad, H., and Kawase Y. 2009. "Synthesis and characterization of S-doped Degussa P25 with application in decolorization of Orange II dye as a model substrate." Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 314: 55-62.
Tokumura, M., H. Katoh, T. Katoh, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2009. "Solubilization of excess sludge in activated sludge process using the solar photo-Fenton reaction." Journal of Hazardous Materials 162 (2-3): 1390-1396.
Fukuda, R., M. Tokumura, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2009. "Vapour generation from the impellers in boiling stirred tank reactors." Chemical Engineering Research and Design 87 (4): 452-459.

2008
Journal Articles (Research)

Tokumura, M., R. Nakajima, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2008. "Chemical absorption process for degradation of VOC gas using heterogeneous gas-liquid photocatalytic oxidation: Toluene degradation by photo-Fenton reaction." Chemosphere 73 (5): 768-775.
Tokumura, M., H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2008. "Decolorization of dark brown colored coffee effluent by solar photo-Fenton reaction: Effect of solar light dose on decolorization kinetics." Water Research 42 (18): 4665-4673.

2007
Journal Articles (Research)

Chriastel, L., Y. Kawase, and H. Znad. 2007. "Hydrodynamic modelling of internal loop airlift reactor applying drift-flux model in bubbly flow regime." Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 85 (2): 226-232.
Uchiyama, T., H. Kobayashi, H. T. Znad, M. Tokumura, and Y. Kawase. 2007. "Dynamic performance of ozonation treatment for nonionic surfactants (polyoxyethylene alkyl ether) in a bubble column reactor." OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 29 (1): 65-72.
Matsumura T., Noshiroya D.,, Tokumura M., H. Znad, and Kawase Y. 2007. "A simplified model for hydrodynamics and performance of a gas-liquid-solid three phase fluidized bed photocatalytic reactor: Degradadtion of o-Cresol with Immobilized TiO2." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 46: 2637-2647.
Chriastel L, Kawase Y, and H. Znad. 2007. "Hydrodynamic modeling of internal loop airlift bioreactor." Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 85: 226-232.
Uchiyama, T., H. Kobayashi, H. T. Znad, M. Tokumura, and Y. Kawase. 2007. "Dynamic performance of ozonation treatment for nonionic surfactants (polyoxyethylene alkyl ether) in a bubble column reactor." Ozone: Science and Engineering 29 (1): 65-72.
Znad, H. T., K. Katoh, and Y. Kawase. 2007. "High loading toluene treatment in a compost based biofilter using up-flow and down-flow swing operation." Journal of Hazardous Materials 141 (3): 745-752.
Tokumura, M., M. Sekine, M. Yoshinari, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2007. "Photo-Fenton process for excess sludge disintegration." Process Biochemistry 42 (4): 627-633.

Conference Articles (Research)

Matsumura, T., D. Noshiroya, M. Tokumura, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2007. "Simplified model for the hydrodynamics and reaction kinetics in a gas-liquid-solid three-phase fluidized-bed photocatalytic reactor: Degradation of o-cresol with immobilized TiO2."

2006
Journal Articles (Research)

Znad, H., Tokumura M., and Kawase Y. 2006. "Axial distribution of oxygen concentration in different airlift bioreactor scales: Mathematical modeling and simulation." Chemical Engineering and Technology 29: 1042-1047.
M. Tokumura, H. Znad, and Kawase Y. 2006. "Modeling of an external light irradiation slurry photoreactor: UV light or sunlight photoassisted fenton discoloration of azo-dye orange II with mineral turmaline." Chemical Engineering Science 61: 6361-6371.
Znad, H., Noriyuki Kasahara, and Kawase Y. 2006. "Biological Decomposition of Herbicides (EPTC) by Activated Sludge in a Slurry Bioreactor." . Process Biochemistry 41: 1124-1128.
Minamidate, W., M. Tokumura, H. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2006. "Photodegradation of o-cresol in water by the H2O2/UV process." Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 41 (8): 1543-1558.
Tokumura, M., M. Baba, H. T. Znad, Y. Kawase, C. Yongsiri, and K. Takeda. 2006. "Neutralization of the acidified seawater effluent from the flue gas desulfurization process: Experimental investigation, dynamic modeling, and simulation." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 45 (18): 6339-6348.
Nishio, J., M. Tokumura, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2006. "Photocatalytic decolorization of azo-dye with zinc oxide powder in an external UV light irradiation slurry photoreactor." Journal of Hazardous Materials 138 (1): 106-115.
Tokumura, M., A. Ohta, H. T. Znad, and Y. Kawase. 2006. "UV light assisted decolorization of dark brown colored coffee effluent by photo-Fenton reaction." Water Research 40 (20): 3775-3784.

2004
Journal Articles (Research)

Znad, H., Báleš V, and Kawase Y. 2004. "Modeling and scale up of airlift bioreactor." Computers and Chemical Engineering 28: 2765-2777.
Znad, H., Báleš V, Markoš J, and Kawase Y. 2004. "Modeling and simulation of airlift bioreactor." Biochemical Engineering Journal 21: 73-81.
Znad, H., Blažej M, Báleš V, and Markoš J. 2004. "A kinetic model for gluconic acid production by Aspergillus niger." Chemical Papers 58: 23-28.
Znad, H., Markoš J, and Báleš V. 2004. "Production of gluconic acid from glucose by Aspergillus niger: Growth and non growth conditions." Process Biochemistry 39: 1341-1345.

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