Jafar Soltan

     Jafar Soltan  Ph.D., P. Eng

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Biography

    Experience and Education

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology
    Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1998
    M.Sc. (ENG), Shiraz University, 1992
    B.Sc. (ENG), Abadan Institute of Technology (Currently: Petroleum University of Technology), 1988
    Professional Engineer (APEGS, Saskatchewan

    Specialization Applied catalysis and multiphase reactors in process and environmental engineering

    Research Projects My current areas of research interests are:

    Gas Induced Reactors

    Gas induced reactor (GIR) systems provide an efficient solution to improve the performance of gas-liquid contactors which are limited by gaseous reactant mass transfer rate. GIR systems are also beneficial when a potentially toxic or costly gaseous reactant such as ozone is used for treatment of pollutants in water. A GIR is a mixed reactor in principle that has a suction effect at the liquid-gas interface due to the induced vortex at the surface. This prevents unreacted gas from escaping the reactor.
    The emphasis of this project will be scale up and pilot scale application of GIRs for gas liquid systems and ozone reactions for industrial water and wastewater treatment applications.

    Application of ultrasound in decomposition of toxic chemicals in water

    Application of ultrasound energy in an aqueous medium leads to extreme conditions in the system. In a sonicated medium, extremely large number of submicron size bubbles is generated and collapse in a matter of microseconds. While the reaction medium stays at a mild temperature, high temperatures (in the range of 5000 K), high pressures (in the range of 1000 atm) and high cooling rates (~1010 K/s) occur inside the collapsing bubbles. Under these extreme conditions, harmful chemical compounds can be simply burnt out.  In addition a large number of active chemical species are generated in the reaction medium outside the collapsing bubbles. This is also a harsh environment for chemicals to survive.
    In this project we will focus on decomposition of harmful chemicals in water and mathematical modeling of the phenomena.

    Application of heterogeneous catalysts in ozonation processes

    Ozone (O3) is a strong oxidant that can potentially convert any hydrocarbon into CO2 and water. It has been used successfully in a large number of water and wastewater treatment processes. A catalyst that can increase the speed of ozonation reactions can significantly improve the technical and economic feasibility of application of ozone.
    Using solid surface bonded nonpolar catalysts can improve performance of ozonation reactions by providing a suitable nonpolar medium for sorption of both ozone and pollutants and facilitating their contact and reaction. Catalysts based on long chain perfluorinated groups supported on alumina can also enhance molecular mechanism of reactions of ozone rather than hydroxyl radical mechanism. This makes ozone a much safer and favorable disinfection agent for water treatment purposes.
    The focus of this project will be preparation, characterization and performance evaluation of ozonation catalysts.

    Conversion of methane to aromatics using nano molybdenum carbide catalysts

    Methane is the major constituent of natural gas and the most stable alkane. Conversion of methane to higher hydrocarbons increases the potential value of natural gas. Conversion of methane into benzene and hydrogen is a very favorable reaction from thermodynamic point of view. Promising results from this reaction have been reported in literature with catalysts of Mo supported on zeolite. Using sonochemical preparation methods it is possible to produce nano-size high dispersion catalysts of molybdenum carbide supported on zeolite. Ultrasound is a very promising method of preparing nano sized catalyst with controlled desired properties and particle size distribution. High temperature (~5000 K), pressure (~1000 atm) and extreme heating/cooling rates (~1010 K/s) in collapsing bubbles in a sonicated liquid provide energy to initiate decomposition of organometallic precursor in the bubbles leading to generation of very fine, high dispersion catalyst particles.

    The focus of this project will be preparation, characterization and performance evaluation of methane dehydroaromatization catalyst produced by ultrasound method.

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications

    • H. Ebrahimi, A. Zamanyan, J. Soltan and A.A. Khalili, 2013, Zonal modeling of radiative heat transfer in industrial furnaces using simplified model for exchange area calculation, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37, 8004-8015.
    • E. Rezaei, J. Soltan*, N. Chen, 2013. Catalytic oxidation of toluene by ozone over alumina supported manganese oxides: effect of catalyst loading, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 136-137, 239-247.
    • R. Keykavoos, R. Mankidy, P. Jones and J. Soltan*, 2013. Mineralization of Bisphenol A by Catalytic Ozonation Over Alumina, Separation and Purification Technology , 107, 310-317.
    • E. Rezaei, J. Soltan*, N. Chen, J. Lin, 2013. Effect of noble metals on activity of MnOx/γ-alumna catalyst in catalytic ozonation of toluene, Chemical Engineering Journal, 214, 219-228.
    • Rezaei, E. and Soltan, J. (2012). Low temperature oxidation of toluene by ozone over MnOx/ã-alumina and MnOx/MCM-41 catalysts, Chemical Engineering Journal, 198(199), 482-490.
    • Guzman-Perez, C., Soltan, J. and Robertson, J. (2012). Catalytic Ozonation of 2,4-sichlorophenoxyacetic acid using alumina in the presence of a radical scavenger, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 47(6), 544-552.
    • Nedunuri, R., Guzman-Perez, C., Soltan, J. and Himabindu, V. (2012). Adsorption characteristics of atrazine on granulated activated carbon and carbon nanotubes, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 35(2), 272-280.
    • Kahforoushan, D., Soltan, J. and Fatehifar, E. (2011). Estimation of CO2 emission factors for combustion sources in oil and gas processing plants, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 33(3), 202-210.
    • Ghodrati, M.S., Haghighi, M., Soltan, J., Pourabas, B. and Pipelzadeh, E. (2011). Phenol decomposition under sunlight using a sonochemically synthesized CdSe/TiO2 nanocatalyst, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 104(1), 49-60.
    • Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Iron catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Effects of Mo promotion, Journal of Fuel, 90, 1139-1144.
    • Vali, A., Babalou, A., Shahrezaei, M. and Soltan, J. (2011). Effect of mixing, reaction time and temperature on hydrothermal synthesis of TiO2 nanotubes, Separation and Transport Processes, 21(2), 21-30.
    • Vali, A., Soltan, J., Babalou, A., Gudarzi, A. and Atarodi, A. (2011). Evaluation of synthesis and applications of TiO2 nanotubes, Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 9(48), 10-17.
    • Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Iron catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Effects of Mo promotion, Journal of Fuel, 90, 1139-1144.
    • Guzman-Perez, C., Soltan, J. and Robertson, J. (2011). Kinetics of Catalytic Ozonation of Atrazine in the Presence of Activated Carbon, Separation and Purification Technology, 79, 8-14.
    • Kahforoushan, D., Soltan, J. and Fatehifar, E. (2010). Estimation of CO2 Emission Factors for Combustion Sources in Oil and Gas Processing plants, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 33(3), 202-210.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Tavasoli, A., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Effects of carbon concentration in the precursor gas on the quality and quantity of carbon nanotubes synthesized by CVD method, Applied Catalysis A, 372, 147-152.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Effects of nanotubes pore size on the catalytic performances of iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Applied Catalysis A: General, 379(2010), 129-134.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Tavasoli, A., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2009). Iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Effect of catalytic site position, Applied Catalysis A: General, 367, 47-52.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2009). Review on Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Supercritical Media, Fuel Processing Technology, 90, 849-856.
    • Kahfroushan, D., Soltan, J. and Fatehifar, E. (2009). Feasibility of using electron beam deposition system (EBDS) in reducing SO2 and NOx pollution from stacks, Sciences and Technologies in Environmental Engineering, 41(2), 1-8.
    • Malek Abbaslou, M.R., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2009). Review on Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Super Critical Media, Fuel Processing Technology, 90, 849-856.
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Khudiev, A. (2009). What is the correct form of BET isotherm for modeling liquid phase adsorption?, Adsorption, 15, 65-73.
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, A. (2009). Kinetics of catalytic ozonation of methyl tert-butyl ether in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 32(5), 778-788.
    • Ebrahimi, H., Soltan, J., Zamaniyan, A. and Shayegh, F. (2008). Effect of design parameters on performance of a top fired natural gas reformer., Applied Thermal Engineering, 28, 2203-2211.
    • Zamaniyan, A., Ebrahimi, H. and Soltan, J. (2008). A unified model for top fired methane steam reformers using three dimensional zonal analysis., Chemical Engineering and Processing, 47(5), 946-956.
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Khudiev, A. (2007). Adsorption of methyl tert-butyl ether on perfluorooctyl alumina adsorbents - High concentration range., Chemical Engineering & Technology, 30(12), 1666-1673.
    • Jafari, M. and Soltan, J. (2005). Mixing time, homogenization energy and residence time distribution in a gas-induced contactor., Chemical Engineering Research and Design-Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, 83(A5), 452-459.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Guzman-Perez, C., Soltan, J. and Robertson, J. (2011). Influence of adsorption on micropollutant removal by ozonation catalyzed by alumina, 7th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kish, Iran, November 21-24.
    • Abbaslou, R., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2009). Fe/CNT Catalyst for Fischer-Tropch Synthesis-Effect of Metal?, 8th world conference, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, August 23-27, (CD Rom).
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, S. (2009). Kinetics of molecular reaction of ozone with MTBE in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina catalyst, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
    • Ebrahimi, H., Sarand, A., Soltan, J. and Hedayat, M. (2009). Analysis of reformer tubes in industrial gas furnaces, The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
    • Vali, A., Babalou, A. and Soltan, J. (2009). Parametric study on the hydrothermal synthesis of titanium dioxide nanostructures, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R., Tavasoli, A., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2009). Iron Catalyst Supported on Carbon Nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts - Deactivation Study, 21st North American Catalysis Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 7-12.
    • Kahfroushan, D., Fatehifar, E., Glishkani, M., Elkame, A. and Soltan, J. (2009). Estimating practical CO2 Emission factors for Oil and Gas Production plants By fuel Analysis Method (An Iranian case study), International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Gijón, Spain, June 30-July 3.
    • Malek Abbaslou, M.R., Soltan, J., Siguardson, S. and Dalai, A.K. (2009). Iron Catalysts Supported on Carbon Nanotubes for Fischer Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of Pore Size, Energy and Sustainability 2009, Second International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy, June 23-27.
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, S. (2008). Application of BET equation in wide range of gas phase adsorbate concentration, The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, Oct ober 21-24.
    • Allahyari, S., Haghighi, M., Soltan, J. and Rahemi, N. (2008). Removal of Phenol from Water Using Pt/CeO2 Nano-Catalyst, The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, Ocober 21-24.
    • Rahemi, N., Haghighi, M., Soltan, J. and Allahyari, S. (2008). Comparison of Sonochemical and Impregnation Methods on Performance of Co-Mo/Carbon Catalysts for HDS Process, The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, October 21-24.
    • Ghodrati, S., Haghighi, M. and Soltan, J. (2008). Synthesis of TiO2 (HPANS) Nano-photocatalyst via Sonochemical Method for Removal of from Water, The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, October 21-24.
    • Rahemi, N., Allahyari, S., Haghighi, M. and Soltan, J. (2008). Carbon vs. Alumina as a Support for Co-Mo Catalysts: Reactivity towards HDS of Thiophene, The 2nd International Congress on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: ICNN 2008, Tabriz, Iran, October 28-30.
    • Rahemi, N., Haghighi, M., Allahyari, S. and Soltan, J. (2008). Sono-synthesis and Characterization of Mo-Co Nanocatalyst on Aluminum and Carbon Supported for Hydrodesulfurization of Thiophene, International Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, April 28-30.
    • Rahemi, N., Haghighi, M., Allahyari, S. and Soltan, J. (2008). Carbon Versus Alumina as a Support for Co-Mo Catalysts Reactivity Toward HDS of Thiophene, International Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, April 28-30.
    • Allahyari, S., Haghighi, M., Rahemi, N. and Soltan, J. (2008). Platinum and Ruthenium Catalysts on Mesoporous CeO2 for the Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Phenol, nternational Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, April 28-30.
    • Ebadi, A. and Soltan, J. (2008). Preliminary evaluation of ozonation of methyl tert-butyl ether on perfluoro-octyl alumina catalyst., The 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Kish Island, Iran, Jan. 2-5.
    • Rahemi, N. and Soltan, J. (2007). A review of catalytic performance of HDS nanocatalysts prepared by ultrasonic method., The 1st Congress on Nanotechnology & Its Applications in Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical Industries, Tehran, Iran, March 7-8.
    • Ebadi, A. and Soltan, J. (2006). Application of BET isotherm for adsorption in liquid phase., The 11th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tehran, Iran, Nov 28-30.
    • Feraghi, N., Shafiei, S. and Soltan, J. (2006). Modeling of reactor of dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene- Effect of operating parameters., The 11th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tehran, Iran, Nov. 28-30.
    • Viswakarma, S., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2006). Synthesis and Performance of Co-W/?×-Al2O3 Catalysts Prepared Using Ultrasound., 19th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, May 14-17.
    • Shafiei, S., Soltan, J., Shahri, S. and Nemati, S. (2005). Modeling of catalytic reforming reactors of Tabriz refinery to improve product quality and estimate catalyst deactivation., The 10th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Zahedan, Iran, Nov. 14-16.
    • Ebrahimi, H., Zamaniyan, A. and Soltan, J. (2005). Modeling of synthesis reformer using optimum exchange coefficients in zone method., The 10th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Zahedan, Iran, Nov. 14-16.
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Guzman-Perez, C., Soltan, J. and Robertson, J. (2011). Evaluation of the performance of alumina and activated carbon catalysts in ozonation systems for the removal of a model micropollutant, Western Canada Water, Conference and Exhibit, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, September 20- 23.
    • Keykavoos, R. and Soltan, J. (2011). Mineralization of bisphenol A by catalytic ozonation, Western Canada Water, Conference and Exhibit, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, September 20- 23.
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Rezaei, E. and Soltan, J. (2012). Promotion effect of Platinum addition on activity of Manganese oxides in catalytic ozonation of toluene, The 22nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 13-16.
    • Keikavoos, R. and Soltan, J. (2012). Application of Heterogeneous Catalytic Ozonation to Mineralize an Endocrine Disrupting Compound with Alumina and Mn-Alumina Catalysts, The 22nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 13-16.
    • Keykavoos, R. and Soltan, J. (2011). Mineralization of bisphenol A in a heterogeneous catalytic ozonation system, The 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON, Canada, October 23-26.
    • Rezaei, E. and Soltan, J. (2011). Catalytic ozonation of toluene using Mn/ã-Al2O3 and Mn/MCM-41, The 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON, Canada, October 23-26.
    • Roshani, B., Kathpali, V., McMaster, I. and Soltan, J. (2011). Catalytic ozonation of micro-pollutants using manganese oxide and cerium supported on alumina, The 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON, Canada, October 23-26.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Kinetic study of promoted iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Promoted iron nano-catalysts for conversion of biosyngas to liquid fuels, Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010, Paper No. 441.
    • Guzman-Perez, C., Robertson, J. and Soltan, J. (2010). Comparison of ozonation processes catalyzed by alumina and activated carbon for the removal of Atrazine in water, The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27.
    • Rezaei, E. and Soltan, J. (2010). Removal of formaldehyde from indoor air by catalytic ozonation., The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27.
    • Nedunuri, R., Guzman-Perez, C., Himabindu, V. and Soltan, J. (2010). Adsorption of 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) on carbon nanotubes: Evaluation of equilibrium characteristics, The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27.
    • Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Structural promoter for iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Banff, Alberta, May 9-12.
    • Rambabu, N., Rezaei, E., Himabindu, V. and Soltan, J. (2010). Comparison of adsorption characteristics of a micro pollutant in drinking water using activated carbon and carbon nano tubes, The 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 9-12.
    • Perez-Guzman, C. and Soltan, J. (2010). Heterogeneous catalytic ozonation: Enhancement of molecular mechanism versus free radicals mechanism, The 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 9-12.
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, S. (2008). Enhancement of molecular mechanism of ozonation reactions by the use of heterogeneous catalysts., The 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, Canada, October 19-22.
    • Ghodrati, M.S., Haghighi, M. and Soltan, J. (2008). Synthesis of CdSe-TiO2 (P25) Nano-Photocatalyst Using Ultrasound Energy for Removal of Phenol under Solar Light Irradiation, The 4th Nanotechnology Conference, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, October 8-10.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Soltan, J. (Invited) (2011). Catalytic ozonation for treatment of pollutants in water and air: Research in Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Orumia University of Technology, Orumia, Iran, November 28.
    • Soltan, J. (Invited) (2011). Environmental catalysis: Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, November 21.
    Published Book Chapter
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, S. (2011). Ozonation and adsorption of MTBE in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina as a catalyst or adsorbent, Water Production and Wastewater Treatment, Edited by B. Antizar-Ladislao, R. Sheikholeslami, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, US, 159-177.
    • Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, S. (2011). Ozonation and adsorption of MTBE in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina as a catalyst or adsorbent, in: Water Production and Wastewater Treatment, Edited by B. Antizar-Ladislao, R. Sheikholeslami, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA, 159-177.

    Research Grants

    2012-2013

    • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (LC-MS) for determination of reaction products in catalytic reaction of ozone with emerging pollutants in water, $248,346, Leaders Opportunity Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation CFI (February 2013)
    • Proposal Development Assistance (PDA),$ 1000 University of Saskatchewan, For CRD (Optimization of Operating Parameters of a Wastewater Treatment Process), May 2013
    • Sonication of micropollutants, Emerging Leaders in Americas Program (ELAP) fellowship by Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) on behalf of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) to support Mr Henry Nelson Zuniga Benitez (from National University of Colombia, Colombia) for six months research, $10,000, March 2013-August 2013
    • Size controlled metal clusters in catalytic ozonation MITACS-Globalink to support Ms. Cintia Juliana Barbosa de Castilho (from University Federal of Pernambuco, Brazil) for four months research, May 2013-August 2013
    • Control of microbial growth in a granulated activated carbon (GAC) adsorption system using UV irradiation, $25,000 NSERC-Engage program (January 2013-June 2013)
    • Stability of catalysts in ozonation of micro-pollutants in water, $24,969 NSERC-Engage program (August 2012-January 2013)
    • Catalytic ozonation, $2,000 USTEP program (May 2012-August 2012)
    • Development of novel heterogeneous catalysts and processes for environmental applications , $120,000 NSERC-DG ($24,000/yr, 2012-2016)
    • Automation and Process Improvement in Wastewater Treatment and Water Recovery, $40,250 MITACS-Networking Events Fund(Dec 2011) for Jan 2012-Jan 2013

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of NOM in water, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Emerging Leaders in Americas Program (ELAP).
    • Principal Investigator, Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of pesticides in water, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP).
    • Principal Investigator, Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of pesticides in water, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP) fellowship.
    • Principal Investigator, Automation and Process Improvement in Wastewater Treatment and Water Recovery, MITACS, Networking Events Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory (COL), CFI, IOF.
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic ozonation, UofS, Proposal Development Assistance (PDA).
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic ozonation, UofS, USTEP Prpgram.
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic Ozonation, UofS, USTEP.
    • Principal Investigator, Development of novel heterogeneous catalysts and processes for environmental applications, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Development of novel heterogeneous catalysts and processes for environmental applications, UofS, Proposal Development Assistance.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Ozonation of pharmaceuticals in the presence of natural organic matter (NOM), NSERC, Engage Program.
    • Principal Investigator, Safe drinking water: influence of catalytic ozonation on natural organic matter, NSERC, Engage Program.
    • Principal Investigator, water treatment-DG, UofS, Proposal Development Assistance (PDA).

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of pesticides in water, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP) fellowship.
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders Opportunity Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Feasibility of using a hybrid chemical and biological process for degradation of micro-pollutants in water, UofS, Proposal Development Assistance.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of pesticides in water, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP) fellowship.
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders Opportunity Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic Ozonation, UofS, USTEP.
    • Principal Investigator, Destruction of air pollutants using low temperature catalytic ozonation, NSERC, Engage Program.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, UofS, Additional Equipment Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, UofS, College of Graduate Studies, Graduate Student Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, UofS, Equipment Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Potentials of application of catalytic ozonation in removing VOCs from indoor air, MITACS, Accelerate Program.
    • Principal Investigator, Treatment of Micro-pollutants in Water Using Catalytic Ozonation, Communities of Tomorrow, Seed Project.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of pesticides in water, Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP), fellowship by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT).
    • Principal Investigator, Catalytic ozonation, UofS, Additional Equipment Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, College of Graduate Studies and Research, UofS, New Faculty Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, NSERC, DG.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, U of S New faculty operating funds, Operating Fund.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, College of Graduate Studies and Research, UofS, New Faculty Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, U of S New faculty operating funds, Operating Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, UofS, Start up fund.
    • Co-Investigator, Synchrotron Raman Microscopy, NSERC, RTI.

    Teaching

    2012-2013

    • ChE324.3, Heat Transfer
    • ChE332.3, Chemical Engineering Seminar
    • ChE364.3, Petrochemical Engineering

    2011-2012

    • CHE324.3 - Heat Transfer
    • CHE332.0 - Chemical Engineering Seminar
    • CHE464.3 - Petroleum Production Engineering

    2010-2011

    • CHE324.3 - Heat Transfer
    • CHE332.0 - Chemical Engineering Seminar
    • CHE333 - Laboratory I
    • CHE875.3 - Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design

    2009-2010

    • CHE332.0 - Chemical Engineering Seminar
    • CHE464.3 - Petroleum Production Engineering
    • CHE470.0 - Industrial Site Visitations
    • CHE875.3 - Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design

    2008-2009

    • CHE210.3 - Fluid Mechanics 1
    • CHE232.0 - Seminar
    • CHE332.0 - Seminar
    • CHE875.3 - Reactor Kinetics and Design

    2007-2008

    • CHE464.3 - Petroleum Production Engineering

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • - Application of catalytic ozonation for degradation of VOC in air
    • - Application of heterogeneous catalysts in ozonation of emerging pollutants in water

    2010-2011

    • - Application of catalytic ozonation for treatment of polluted air
    • - Application of heterogeneous catalysts in ozonation processes

    2009-2010

    • - Application of catalytic ozonation for treatment of polluted air
    • - Application of heterogeneous catalysts in ozonation processes

    2008-2009

    • - Application of heterogeneous catalysts in ozonation processes
    • - Application of ultrasound in decomposition of toxic chemicals in water
    • - Conversion of methane to aromatics using nano molybdenum carbide catalysts
    • - Dissolved Gas Floatation Reactors

    2007-2008

    • - Application of heterogeneous catalysts in ozonation processes
    • - Application of ultrasound in decomposition of toxic chemicals in water
    • - Conversion of methane to aromatics using nano molybdenum carbide catalysts
    • - Dissolved Gas Floatation Reactors
    • - Gas Induced Reactors