Mohtada Sadrzadeh, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Email
sadrzade@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8745
Address
10-367 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Membrane separation processes Water treatment Fabrication of polymeric membranes Membrane-based hybrid processes Oil sands produced water treatment


About

Education:

  • Postdoctoral fellow --- University of Alberta
  • PhD --- Iran University of Science and Technology
  • MSc --- Isfahan University of Technology
  • BSc --- Iran University of Science and Technology

Research

Research interests

  • Membrane separation processes for water treatment and energy harvesting
  • Synthesis and characterization of polymeric membranes
  • Fabrication of high-performance thin film composite and nanocomposite membranes
  • Modeling of transport phenomena in porous and dense membranes
  • Development of membrane-based hybrid processes and membrane manufacturing systems
  • Treatment of challenging wastewater, such as oil sands produced water


Journal Publications

2020

  1. M. Rastgar, A. Karkooti, A. Sohrabi, N. Nazemifard, M. Sadrzadeh. Osmotic dewatering accelerates inherent sluggish kinetics of electro-Fenton process: Toward sustainable removal of organic contaminants. Chemical Engineering Journal. 394,125043 [Abstract]
  2. A. Mohammadtabar, H. Nazaripoor, A. Riad, A. Hemmati, M. Sadrzadeh. A numerical study for thermocapillary induced patterning of thin liquid films. Physics of Fluids. 32 (2), 024106. [Abstract]
  3. A. Asad, M. Rastgar, H. Nazaripoor, M. Sadrzadeh, D. Sameoto. Durability and recoverability of soft lithographically patterned hydrogel molds for the formation of phase separation membranes, Micromachines. 11(1) 108. [Abstract and Download]
  4. P. Karami, B. Khorshidi, J. Soares, M. Sadrzadeh. Fabrication of highly permeable and thermally-stable reverse osmosis thin film composite polyamide membranes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 12(2) 2916-2925. [Abstract]
  5. A. Karkooti, M. Rastgar, N. Nazemifard, M. Sadrzadeh. Study on antifouling behaviors of GO modified nanocomposite membranes through QCM-D and surface energetics analysis. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 588: 124332. [Abstract]
  6. N. Helali, M. Rastgar, M.F. Ismail, M. Sadrzadeh. Development of underwater superoleophobic polyamide-imide (PAI) microfiltration membranes for oil/water emulsion separation. Separation and Purification Technology. 238: 116451. [Abstract]
  7. P. Karami, B. Khorshidi, M. McGregor, J.T. Peichel, J. Soares, M. Sadrzadeh. Thermally stable thin film composite polymeric membranes for water treatment: A review. Journal of Cleaner Production. 250: 119447. [Abstract]
  8. A. Karkooti, M. Rastgar, N. Nazemifard, M. Sadrzadeh. Graphene-based electro-conductive anti-fouling membranes for the treatment of oil sands produced water. Science of the Total Environment. 740: 135365. [Abstract]
  9. S. Zarghami, T. Mohammadi, M. Sadrzadeh, B. Van der Bruggen. Bio-inspired anchoring of amino-functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes (N-MWCNTs) onto PES membrane using polydopamine for oily wastewater treatment. Science of the Total Environment. 711: 134951. [Abstract]
  10. M. Dadashi Firouzjaei, S. F. Seyedpour, S. Aghapour Aktij, M. Giagnorio, N. Bazrafshan, A. Mollahosseini, F. Samadi, S. Ahmadalipour, M. Rabbani Esfahani, A. Tiraferri, M. Elliott, M. Sangermano, A. Abdelrasoul, J. McCutcheon, M. Sadrzadeh, A. Esfahani. Advances in functionalized polymer membranes for biofouling control and mitigation in forward osmosis process. Journal of Membrane Science. 596: 117604. [Abstract]
  11. B. Soltannia, M.A. Islam, J.Y. Cho, R. Wang, V. Piunova, F. Mohammadtabar, Z. Almansoori, M. Rastgar, A. Myles, Y.H. La, M. Sadrzadeh. Thermally stable core-shell star-shaped block copolymers for anti-fouling enhancement of water purification membranes. Journal of Membrane Science. 598: 117686. [Abstract]
  12. L. Shamaei, B. Khorshidi, M.A. Islam, M. Sadrzadeh. Industrial waste lignin as an antifouling coating for the treatment of oily wastewater: Creating wealth from waste. Journal of Cleaner Production. 256: 120304. [Abstract]
  13. M. Rastgar, A. Shakeri, A. Karkooti, A. Asad, R. Razavi; M. Sadrzadeh. Removal of trace organic contaminants by melamine-tuned highly cross-linked polyamide TFC membranes. Chemosphere. 238: 124691. [Abstract and Download]

2019

  1.    S. Zarghami, T. Mohammadi, M. Sadrzadeh, B. Van der Bruggen. Superhydrophilic and underwater superoleophobic membranes - A review of synthesis methods. Progress in Polymer Science. 98: 101166. [Abstract]
  2. A. Malekpour Koupaei, H. Nazaripoor, M. Sadrzadeh. Electrohydrodynamic patterning of polyethersulfone membranes. Langmuir. 35:12139-12149. [Abstract]
  3. S. Noamani, S. Niroomand, M. Rastgar, M. Sadrzadeh. Carbon-based polymer nanocomposite membranes for oily wastewater treatment. Clean Water. 2: 20. [Abstract and Download]
  4. M.F. Ismail, B. Khorshidi, M. Sadrzadeh. New insights into the impact of nanoscale surface heterogeneity on the wettability of polymeric membranes. Journal of Membrane Science. 590: 117270. [Abstract]
  5. N. Debnath, A. Kumar, T. Thundat, M. Sadrzadeh. Investigating fouling at the pore-scale using a microfluidic membrane mimic (MMM) filtration system. Scientific Reports. 9: 10587. [Abstract and Download]
  6. M. Rastgar, A. Bozorg, A. Shakeri. Substantially improved antifouling properties of electro-oxidative graphene laminate forward osmosis membrane. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 141: 413-424. [Abstract]
  7. S. Zarghami, T. Mohammadi, M. Sadrzadeh. Preparation, characterization and fouling analysis of in-air hydrophilic/underwater oleophobic bio-inspired polydopamine coated PES membranes for oily wastewater treatment. Journal of Membrane Science. 582: 402-413. [Abstract]
  8. F. Mohammadtabar, R. Pillai, B. Khorshidi, A. Hayatbakhsh, M. Sadrzadeh. Efficient treatment of oil sands produced water: Process integration using ion exchange regeneration wastewater as a chemical coagulant. Separation and Purification Technology. 221: 166-174. [Abstract]
  9. A. Asad, M. Sadrzadeh, D. Sameoto. Direct micropatterning of phase separation membranes using hydrogel soft lithography. Advanced Materials Technologies. 1800384. [Abstract]
  10. A. Sohrabi, G. Haghighat, P. Mojir Shaibani, C. Van Neste, S. Naicker, M. Sadrzadeh; T. Thundat. Degradation of pharmaceutical contaminants in water by an advanced plasma treatment. Desalination and Water Treatment. 139: 202-221. [Abstract]
  11. B. Khorshidi, S.A. Hosseini, G. Ma, M. McGregor, M. Sadrzadeh. Novel nanocomposite polyethersulfone- antimony tin oxide ultrafiltration membrane with enhanced thermal, electrical and antifouling properties. Polymer. 163: 48-56. [Abstract]
  12. S.A. Hosseini, M. Vossoughi, N.M. Mahmoodi, M. Sadrzadeh. Clay-based electrospun nanofibrous membranes for colored wastewater treatment. Applied Clay Science. 168: 77-86. [Abstract]
  13. M. Razi, H. Nazaripoor, B. Sadri, T. Thundat, M. Sadrzadeh. Development of a 3D-printed modified Scheludko-cell: Potential application for adsorption and thin liquid film study. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 561: 341-348. [Abstract]
  14. F. Mohammadtabar, B. Khorshidi, A. Hayatbakhsh, M. Sadrzadeh. Integrated coagulation-membrane processes with zero liquid discharge (ZLD) configuration for the treatment of oil sands produced water. Water 11(7), 1348. [Abstract and Download]
  15. N. Mahdi, P. Kumar, A. Goswami, B. Perdicakis, K. Shankar, M. Sadrzadeh. Robust polymer nanocomposite membranes incorporating discrete TiO2 nanotubes for water treatment. Nanomaterials. 9: 1186. [Abstract and Download]

2018

  1. H. Nazaripoor, M. R. Flynn, C.R. Koch, M. Sadrzadeh. Thermally induced interfacial instabilities and pattern formation in confined liquid nanofilms. Physical Review E 98, 043106. [Abstract]
  2. R. Mirzavand, M.M. Honari, B. Laribi, Behnam Khorshidi, M. Sadrzadeh, P. Mousavi. An unpowered sensor node for real-time water quality assessment (humic acid detection). Electronics. 7(10), 231. [Abstract and download]
  3. I. Biswas, M. Sadrzadeh, A. Kumar. Impact of bacterial streamers on biofouling of microfluidic filtration systems. Biomicrofluidics 12 (4): 044116. [Abstract]
  4. J.Y. Cho, J. Le, Y.H. Na, M. Sadrzadeh, A. Myles. Microscopic characterization of IBM star polymers at high-temperature for water membrane applications. Microscopy and Microanalysis 24 (S1): 1080-1081. [Abstract and download]
  5. L. Shamaei, B. Khorshidi, B. Perdicakis, M. Sadrzadeh. Treatment of oil sands produced water using combined electrocoagulation and chemical coagulation techniques. Science of The Total Environment. 645: 560-572. [Abstract]
  6. H. Nazaripoor, C.R. Koch, M. Sadrzadeh. Ordered high aspect ratio nanopillar formation based on electrical and thermal reflowing of pre-patterned thin films. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 530, 312-320. [Abstract]
  7. A. Karkooti, A.Z. Yazdi, Pu Chen, M. McGregor, N. Nazemifard, M. Sadrzadeh. Development of advanced nanocomposite membranes using graphene nanoribbons and nanosheets for water treatment. Journal of Membrane Science. 500: 97-107. [Abstract]
  8. N. Debnath, M. Sadrzadeh. Microfluidic mimic for colloid membrane filtration: A review. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science (IISC). 98: 137-157. [Abstract]
  9. P. Mojir Shaibani, H. Etayash, K. Jiang, A. Sohrabi, M. Hassanpourfard, S. Naicker; M. Sadrzadeh, T. Thundat. Portable nanofiber-light addressable potentiometric sensor (NF-LAPS) for rapid Escherichia coli detection in orange juice. 3(4): 815-822. [Abstract and Download]
  10. I. Biswas, R. Ghosh, M. Sadrzadeh, A. Kumar. Near wall void growth leads to disintegration of colloidal bacterial streamer. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 552: 249–255. [Abstract]
  11. S.A. Hosseini, M. Vossoughi, N.M. Mahmoodi, M. Sadrzadeh. Efficient dye removal from aqueous solution by high-performance electrospun nanofibrous membranes through incorporation of SiO2 nanoparticles. Journal of Cleaner Production. 183: 1197-1206. [Abstract]
  12. R. Prybysh, M. Al-Hussein, B. Fleck, M. Sadrzadeh, J. Osolu. Experimental study on the palatability impacts of potable water as a hydronic medium. 10: 2018. [Abstract and Download]
  13. B. Khorshidi, I. Biswas, T. Ghosh, T. Thundat, M. Sadrzadeh. Robust fabrication of thin film polyamide-TiO2 nanocomposite membranes with enhanced thermal stability and anti-biofouling propensity. Scientific Reports. 8: 784. [Abstract and Download]
  14. M. Rezakazemi, M. Sadrzadeh, T. Matsuura. Thermally stable polymers for advanced high-performance gas separation membranes, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. 66: 1-41. [Abstract]
  15. D. Zhang, A. Karkooti, L. Liu, M. Sadrzadeh, T. Thundat, Y. Liu, R. Narain. Fabrication of antifouling and antibacterial polyethersulfone (PES)/cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) nanocomposite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science. 549: 350-356. [Abstract]
  16. Z. Almansoori, B. Khorshidi, B. Sadri, M. Sadrzadeh. Parametric study on the stabilization of metal oxide nanoparticles in organic solvents: A case study with indium tin oxide (ITO) and heptane. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 40: 1003-1013. [Abstract]

2017

  1. B. Sadri, D. Pernitsky, M. Sadrzadeh. Aggregation and deposition of colloidal particles: Effect of surface properties of collector beads. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 530: 46-52. [Abstract]
  2. R.G. Pillai, N. Yang, S. Thi, J. Fatema, M. Sadrzadeh, D. Pernitsky. Characterization and Comparison of DOM Signatures in SAGD Process Water Samples from Athabasca Oil Sands. Energy & Fuels. 31 (8) 8363-8373 [Abstract]
  3. B. Khorshidi, T. Thundat, D. Pernitsky, M. Sadrzadeh. A parametric study on the synergistic impacts of chemical additives on permeation properties of thin film composite polyamide membrane. Journal of Membrane Science. 535: 248-257. [Abstract]
  4. M.A. Al Mamun, S. Bhattacharjee, D. Pernitsky, M. Sadrzadeh. Colloidal fouling of nanofiltration membranes: Development of a standard operating procedure. Membranes. 7 (1), 4.[Abstract and Download]
  5. B. Khorshidi, B. Soltannia, T. Thundat, M. Sadrzadeh. Effect of monohydric and polyhydric alcohol additives in aqueous solution. Journal of Membrane Science. 523: 336-345. [Abstract]
  6. S.E. Shahidi, C.R. Koch, S. Bhattacharjee, M. Sadrzadeh. Dielectric behavior of oil-water emulsions during phase separation probed by electrical impedance spectroscopy. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 243: 460-464. [Abstract]
  7. M. Mohammadtabar, F. Mohammadtabar, R. Shokri, M. Sadrzadeh. Numerical Simulation of the entropy generation due to natural convection in a partially heated square cavity filled with nanofluids. Heat Transfer Engineering. 38 (17) 1506-1521 [Abstract]
  8. H. Nazaripoor, C.R. Koch, M. Sadrzadeh. Enhanced electrically induced micro-patterning of confined thin liquid films: Thermocapillary role and its limitations. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (38): 10678–10688 [Abstract]
  9. N. Debnath, M. Hassanpourfard, R. Ghosh, J. Trivedi, T. Thundat, M. Sadrzadeh and A. Kumar. Abiotic streamers in a microfluidic system. Soft Matter. 13: 8698-8705. [Abstract]

2016

  1. I. Biswas, R. Ghosh, M. Sadrzadeh, A. Kumar. Nonlinear deformation and localized failure of bacterial streamers in creeping flows. Nature Scientific Report 6: 32204. [Abstract and Download]
  2. B. Khorshidi, T. Thundat, B.A. Fleck, M. Sadrzadeh. A Novel approach toward fabrication of high performance thin film composite polyamide membranes. Nature Scientific Report 6: 22069. [Abstract and Download]
  3. B. Gheshlaghi, H. Nazaripoor, M. Sadrzadeh, A. Kumar. Effect of intrinsic angular momentum in the capillary filling dynamics of viscous fluids. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 479: 80-86. [Abstract]
  4. H. Nazaripoor, C.R. Koch, M. Sadrzadeh, and S. Bhattacharjee. Thermo-electrohydrodynamic patterning in nanofilms. Langmuir 32: 5776–5786. [Abstract]
  5. B. Khorshidi, A. Bhinder, T. Thundat, D. Pernitsky, M. Sadrzadeh. Developing high throughput thin film composite polyamide membranes for forward osmosis treatment of SAGD produced water. Journal of Membrane Science. 511: 29-39. [Abstract]
  6. A. Bhinder, B.A. Fleck, D. Pernitsky, M. Sadrzadeh. Forward osmosis for treatment of oil sands produced water: Systematic study of influential parameters. Desalination and Water Treatment. 57: 22980-22993. [Abstract]
  7. B. Gheshlaghi, H. Nazaripoor, A. Kumar, M. Sadrzadeh. Analytical solution for transient electroosmotic Flow in a rotating microchannel. RSC Advances. 6: 17632-17641. [Abstract and Download]
  8. M. Amirilargani, M. Sadrzadeh, E.J.R. Sudhölter, L. de Smet. Surface modification methods of organic solvent nanofiltration membranes, Chemical Engineering Journal. 289: 562–582. [Abstract]
  9. H. Nazaripoor, C.R. Koch, M. Sadrzadeh, S. Bhattacharjee. Compact micro/nano electrohydrodynamic patterning: Using thin conductive film and patterned template. Soft Matter. 12: 1074-1084. [Abstract and Download]
  10. B. Khorshidi, J. Hajinasiri, G. Ma, S. Bhattacharjee, M. Sadrzadeh. Thermally resistant and electrically conductive PES/ITO nanocomposite membrane. Journal of Membrane Science. 500: 151-160. [Abstract]
  11. M. Hayatbakhsh, S. Hajinasiri, S. Bhattacharjee, D. Pernitsky, M. Sadrzadeh.(2016). Treatment of an in situ oil sands produced water by polymeric membranes. Desalination and Water Treatment. 57: 14869-14887. [Abstract]

2015

  1. B. Khorshidi, T. Thundat, B. Fleck, M. Sadrzadeh. Thin film composite polyamide membranes: Parametric study on the influence of synthesis conditions. RSC Advances. 5(68): 54985-54997. [Abstract and Download]
  2. M. Sadrzadeh, J. Hajinasiri, S. Bhattacharjee, D. Pernitsky. Nanofiltration of oil sands boiler feed water: Effect of pH on water flux and organic and dissolved solid rejection. Separation and Purification Technology. 141: 339-353. [Abstract]
  3. H. Nazaripoor, C.R. Koch, M. Sadrzadeh, S. Bhattacharjee. Electrohydrodynamic patterning of ultra-thin ionic liquid films. Soft Matter. 11(11): 2193-2202. [Abstract and Download]
  4. M.A. Al Mamun, M. Sadrzadeh, R. Chatterjee, S. Bhattacharjee, Sirshendu De. Colloidal fouling of nanofiltration membranes: A novel transient electrokinetic model and experimental study. Chemical Engineering Science. 138: 153-163. [Abstract]


Book(s)

  1. M. Sadrzadeh, T. Mohammadi. (2020). Nanocomposite Membranes for Water and Gas Separation. ISBN: 978-0-12-816710-6. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Table of Contents]


Book Chapters

  1. A. Asad, D. Sameoto, M. Sadrzadeh. (2020). Overview of membrane technology. In Nanocomposite Membranes for Water and Gas Separation. Elsevier. Chapter 1. pp. 1-28. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816710-6.00001-8. [Abstract]   
  2. S. Shabani, B. Khorshidi, M. Sadrzadeh. (2020). Development of nanocomposite membranes by biomimicking nanomaterials. In Nanocomposite Membranes for Water and Gas Separation. Chapter 9. Elsevier. pp. 219-236. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816710-6.00009-2. [Abstract]
  3. B. Khorshidi, S. Shabani, M. Sadrzadeh. (2020). Prospects of nanocomposite membranes for water treatment by osmotic-driven membrane processes. In Nanocomposite Membranes for Water and Gas Separation. Elsevier. Chapter 11. pp. 257-297. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816710-6.00011-0. [Abstract]   
  4. Noamani, M. Sadrzadeh, A.R. Tehrani-Bagha. (2020). Prospects of nanocomposite membranes for water treatment by membrane distillation. In Nanocomposite Membranes for Water and Gas Separation. Elsevier. Chapter 12. pp. 299-320. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816710-6.00012-2. [Abstract] 
  5. I. Biswas, A. Kumar, M. Sadrzadeh. Microfluidic Membrane Filtration Systems to Study Biofouling. In Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. ISBN: 978-1-78923-541-8. Chapter 12. pp 293-308. InTech. [Abstract and Download]
  6. M. Sadrzadeh, D. Pernitsky, M. McGregor. Nanofiltration for the Treatment of Oil Sands-Produced Water. in nanofiltration. ISBN: 978-1-78923-377-3. Chapter 2. pp 25-45. InTech. [Abstract and Download]
  7. H. Nazaripoor, A. Riad, M. Sadrzadeh. (2018). Electrified pressure driven instability in thin liquid films. In Electric Field. ISBN 978-953-51-5851-6. Chapter 2. pp. 25-49. InTech. [Abstract and Download]
  8. M. Sadrzadeh, M. Rezakazemi, T. Mohammadi. (2018). Fundamentals and measurement techniques for gas transport in polymers. In Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes Elsevier. 1st Edition. Chapter 19. pp 391–423. Elsevier. [Abstract]
  9. M. Rezakazemi, M. Sadrzadeh, T. Mohammadi, T. Matsuura. (2017). Methods for the Preparation of Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells. In Organic-Inorganic Composite Polymer Electrolyte Membranes: Preparation, Properties and Fuel Cell Applications. Chapter 11. pp 311-325. Springer. [Abstract]
  10. M. Rezakazemi, M. Sadrzadehi, T. Mohammadi. (2017). Separation via pervaporation techniques through polymer membranes. In Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes Elsevier. 1st Edition. Chapter 13. pp 243-363. Elsevier. [Abstract]
  11. A. Bhinder, S. Shabani, M. Sadrzadeh. (2017). Effect of internal and external concentration polarizations on the performance of forward osmosis process. In Osmotically Driven Membrane Process. ISBN 978-953-51-5688-8. Chapter 4. pp 67-85. InTech. [Abstract and Download] 



Teaching

MEC E 371 (Heat Transfer)

MEC E 301 (Mechanical Engineering Measurement Lab)

MEC E 637 (Colloidal Hydrodynamics)

Publications

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