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Jafar Soltan PhD Professor

Address
Room 1C117 Engineering Building

Research Area(s)

  • Ozone Reactions
  • Emerging Pollutants in Water
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Environmental Catalysis
  • Treatment of Polluted Air
  • Applications of Ultrasound in Water Treatment
  • Multiphase Reactors
  • Applied Catalysts and Kinetics
  • Novel Sorbants and Catalysts

Biography

Experience and Education

Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

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)

Research Projects

My current areas of research interests are:

Treatment of Polluted Air

We do research on a wide range of catalysts and processes for treatment of polluted air. The presence of pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (e.g. benzene, acetone, solvents) in air can cause odor problems and potentially health concerns. Catalytic processes based on controlled reactions with ozone gas are used to oxidize organic air pollutants under controlled conditions with minimum consumption of energy.

Degradation of Emerging Pollutants in Water

One area of research related to water treatment is catalytic advanced oxidation technologies. Ongoing research is focused on environmental catalysis and application of ozone and advanced oxidation processes to remove emerging pollutants (e.g. such as bisphenol A, pesticides, residual pharmaceuticals and personal care products) from water and wastewater. Emerging pollutants have been detected in bodies of water in Canada and around the world. Their presence in water can be a serious health concern for aquatic life and humans. Recent reports about the presence of these pollutants in water and their alarmingly adverse effects on fish population and characteristics indicate that there is a real demand for knowledge and effective technologies for their removal in water and wastewater treatment industries.

Application of Ultrasound in Decomposition of Toxic Chemicals in Water

Application of ultrasound energy in water leads to extreme conditions in the system. In a sonicated medium, an extremely large number of sub-micron size bubbles are generated and the bubbles collapse in a matter of microseconds. While the reaction medium stays at a mild temperature, high temperatures (in the range of 5000 °C), high pressures (in the range of 1000 atm) and high cooling rates (~1000 °C/s) occur inside the collapsing bubbles. Under these extreme conditions, harmful chemical compounds can be decomposed.  In addition, a large number of active chemical species are generated in the reaction medium outside the collapsing bubbles. We focus on the decomposition of harmful chemicals in water and mathematical modeling of the phenomena in sonication processes.

Using Functionalized Adsorbents to Remove Residual Antibiotics in Wastewater

The use of antibiotics in veterinary and human medicine is widespread. Antibiotics that are used in industrial animal production facilities can find their way into the environment mostly through waste and manure handling and management processes. An important health risk of the presence of antibiotics in nature is the increase in the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria strains, which in turn is of great health and ecological concern. We work on the development of functionalized adsorbents and the associated processes to effectively remove the antibiotics from wastewater streams.

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Ebadi, A., J. Soltan and S. Shafiei, 2011, Ozonation and adsorption of MTBE in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina as a catalyst or adsorbent, in: Water Production and Wastewater Treatment, Editors: B. Antizar-Ladislao, R. Sheikholeslami, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 159-177.
  • G. Boskovic, J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 1997. Methane homologation on Co supported catalyst. Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 107, M. de Pontes, R.L. Espinoza, C.N. Nicolaides, J.H. Scholz and M.S. Scurrell (Editors), Elsevier Science, New York, 263-268.

Expository and Review Articles

  • Z. Jeirani, C. Niu, J. Soltan, 2017. Adsorption of emerging pollutants on activated carbon, Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 33(5): 491-522.
  • M.R. Malekabaslou, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2009. Review on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in super critical media.  Fuel Processing Technology, 90: 849-856.
  • Ebadi and J. Soltan, 2004. Ozone and its applications in water and wastewater treatment, classical applications. Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 3 No 9: 16-21 (Farsi).
  • Ebadi and J. Soltan, 2004. Ozone and its applications in water and wastewater treatment, non-classical applications. Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 3 No 10: 33-43 (Farsi).
  • Ebadi and J. Soltan, 2004.  Production of ozone, a review. Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 3 No 11: 40-47 (Farsi).
  • J. Soltan, 2003. Natural gas as a valuable petrochemical feedstock. Processes of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining, 1(12): 26-29.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • L.P. Vega, J. Soltan and G. A. Peñuela, 2018. Sonochemical degradation of triclosan in water in a multifrequency reactor, Environmental Science and Pollution Research,    published online Jan 2018 (10.1007/s11356-018-1281-2.).
  • M. Aghbolaghy, J. Soltan, R. Sutaro, 2017. The role of surface carboxylates in catalytic ozonation of acetone on alumina-supported manganese oxide, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 128, 73-84.
  • M. Aghbolaghy, J. Soltan, 2017. Role of Surface carboxylates in the gas phase ozone-assisted catalytic oxidation of toluene, Catalysis Letters 147, 2421-2433.
  • Z. Jeirani, J. Soltan, 2017, Improved formulation of Fe-MCM-41 for catalytic ozonation of aqueous oxalic acid, Chemical Engineering Journal, 307, 756-765.
  • Z. Jeirani, J. Soltan, 2016, Ozonation of oxalic acid with an effective catalyst based on mesoporous MCM-41 supported manganese and cerium oxides, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 12, 127-134.
  • B. Betancur-Corredor, J.  Soltan and G. A. Peñuela, 2016. Mineralization of ibuprofen in the presence of humic acid through catalytic ozonation using Mn-Cu/Al2O3 catalyst, Ozone Science & Engineering, 38, 3, 203-210.
  • S. Shahkarami, A.K. Dalai, J. Soltan, 2016. Enhanced CO2 Adsorption Using MgO-Impregnated Activated Carbon: Impact of Preparation Techniques, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55, 5955-5964
  • H. Zúñiga-Benítez, J. Soltan and G. A. Peñuela, 2016. Application of ultrasound for degradation of benzophenone-3 in aqueous solutions, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 13, 77-86.
  • S. Shahkarami, A.K. Dalai, J. Soltan, Y. Hu, D. Wang, 2015. Selective CO2 Capture of Activated Carbons: Evaluation of the Effects of Precursors and Pyrolysis Process, Energy & Fuels, 29, 7433-7440
  • S. Shahkarami, R. Azargohar, A.K. Dalai and J. Soltan, 2015. Breakthrough CO2 adsorption in bio-based activated carbons, Environmental Sciences, 34, 68-76
  • Z. Jeirani, A. Sadeghi, J.Soltan and B. Roshani, B. Rindall, 2015. Effectiveness of advanced oxidation processes for the removal of manganese and organic compounds in membrane concentrate, Separation and Purification Technology, 149, 110-115.
  • H. Zúñiga-Benítez, J. Soltan and G. A. Peñuela, 2014. Ultrasonic degradation of 1-H-Benzotriazole in water, Water Science and Technology, 70.1, 152-159.
  • B. Roshani, I. McMaster, E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2014. Catalytic Ozonation of benzotriazole over alumina supported transition metal oxide catalysts in water, Separation and Purification Technology, 135, 158-164
  • E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2014. EXAFS and kinetic study of MnOx/γ-alumina in gas phase catalytic oxidation of toluene by ozone, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 148-149, 70-79
  • 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 and 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 and 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.
  • E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2012. Low temperature oxidation of toluene by ozone over MnOx/γ-alumina and MnOx/MCM-41 catalysts, Chemical Engineering Journal, 198-199, 482-490.
  • C.A. Guzman-Perez, J.Soltan and J. Robertson, 2012. Catalytic Ozonation of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid using alumina in the presence of a radical scavenger,  Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 47, 6, 544-552.
  • A. Vali, A. Babalou, M. Shahrezaei and J. Soltan, 2011. Effect of mixing, reaction time and temperature on hydrothermal synthesis of TiO2 nanotubes, Separation and Transport Processes, 21, 2, 21-30.
  • R. Nedunuri, C.A. Guzman-Perez, J. Soltan and V. Himabindu, 2012. Adsorption characteristics of atrazine on granulated activated carbon and carbon nanotubes, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 35, 2, 272-271.
  • M. S. Ghodrati, M. Haghighi, J. Soltan, B. Pourabas and E. Pipelzadeh, 2011. Phenol decomposition under sunlight using a sonochemically synthesized CdSe/TiO2 nanocatalyst, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 104, 1, 49-60.
  • M.R. Malek Abbaslou, A. Tavasoli, J. Soltan and A. K. Dalai, 2009. Iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Effect of catalytic site position, Applied Catalysis A: General, 367, 47-52.
  • A. Vali, J. Soltan, A, Babalou, A. Gudarzi and A. Atarodi, 2011. Evaluation of synthesis and applications of TiO2 nanotubes, Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 9, 48, 10-17 (Farsi).
  • Carlos A. Guzman-Perez, J. Soltan and J. Robertson, 2011. Kinetics of catalytic ozonation of atrazine in the presence of activated carbon, Separation and Purification Technology, 79, 8-14.
  • Reza M. Malek Abbaslou, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2011. Iron catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Effects of Mo promotion, Fuel, 90, 1139-1144.
  • D. Kahforushan, J.Soltan and E. Fatehifar, 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.
  • R. M. Malek Abbaslou; J. Soltan and AK. Dalai, 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, 129-134.
  • D. Kahforushan, J.Soltan and E. Fatehifar, 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 (Farsi).
  • R.M. Malek Abbaslou, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2010. The effect of carbon concentration in the precursor gas on the quality and quantity of carbon nanotubes synthesized by CVD method, Applied Catalysis A: General, 372, 147-152.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and A. Khudiev, 2009.  What is the correct form of BET isotherm for modeling liquid phase adsorption?  Adsorption, 15:65-73.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and S. Shafiei, 2009. Kinetics of catalytic ozonation of methyl tert-butyl ether in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 32, 5: 778-788.
  • H. Ebrahimi, J. Soltan, A. Zamaniyan, and F. Shayegh, 2008. Effect of design parameters on performance of a top fired natural gas reformer, Applied Thermal Engineering, 28: 2203-2211.
  • A. Zamaniyan, H. Ebrahimi and J. Soltan, 2008. A unified model for top fired methane steam reformers using three dimensional zonal analysis. Chemical Engineering and Processing, 47, 5: 946-956.
  • A. Eadi, J. Soltan and A. Khudiev, 2007. Adsorption of methyl tert-butyl ether on perfluorooctyl alumina adsorbents - High concentration range. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 30, 12: 1666-1673.
  • D. Kahforoushan, E. Fatehifar, G.M. Mojarad Moghanlou, and J. Soltan, 2007. Effective method for removal of H2S from wastewater of oil refineries. Farayandnou, 2, 8: 24-31 (Farsi).
  • M.A. Keynejad, E. Fatehifar, J. Soltan and S. Shahri, 2007. Preliminary evaluation of feasibility of recovery of precious metals from spent catalysts. Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering 5, No 25: 55-60 (Farsi).
  • J. Soltan, E. Fatehifar and S. Shahri, 2006. Recovery of Molybdenum and Cobalt from spent refinery catalysts- selection of optimum process. Farayandnou, 2, 1: 25-29 (Farsi).
  • N. Das, A.K. Dalai, J. Soltan, and J. Adjaye, 2006. The effect of feedstock and process conditions on the synthesis of high purity CNTs from aromatic hydrocarbons. Carbon, 44, 11: 2236-2245.
  • G. Chattopadhyaya, D.G. Macdonald, N.N. Bakhshi, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2006. Preparation and characterization of chars and activated carbons from Saskatchewan lignite. Fuel Processing Technology, 87, 11: 997-1006.
  • G. Chattopadhyaya, D.G. Macdonald, N.N. Bakhshi, J. Soltan, and A.K. Dalai, 2006. Adsorptive removal of sulfur dioxide by Saskatchewan lignite and its derivatives. Fuel, 85, 1803-1810.
  • G. Chattopadhyaya, D.G. Macdonald, N.N. Bakhshi, J. Soltan and A.K.  Dalai, 2006.  Removal of nitric oxide over Saskatchewan lignite and its derivatives. Catalysis Letters, 108, 1-2: 1-5.
  • M. Jafari and J.  Soltan, 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.
  • M. Kazemi, J. Soltan, A. Baradar Khoshfetrat and M.A. Kaynejad, 2004. Decolorization of RR-120 dye using ozone and ozone/UV in a semi-batch reactor.  Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 82(6): 1284-1288.
  • J. Soltan, A. Baradar Khoshfetrat and M.A. Kaynejad, 2004. Pilot scale system for removal of phenol in phenolic wastewater of olefin plant. Process Safety & Environmental Protection, 82, B5, 365-370.
  • M. Jafari, and J. Soltan, 2004. Power consumption and onset speed for gas induction in a gas induced reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal, 103, 1-5.
  • J. Soltan and A. Zamaniyan, 2002. Simulation of terrace wall methane steam reforming reactors. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction B., 26, No B2: 249-258.
  • J. Soltan and A. Zamaniyan, 2002. Catalyst shape as a design parameter- optimum shape for methane-steam reforming catalyst. Chemical Engineering Research and Design-Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, 8, No 4: 383-391.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 1999. Two step homologation of methane on supported cobalt catalysts. Journal of Catalysis, 183, 232-239.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 1998. Kinetics of CH4 decomposition on supported Co catalysts. Journal of Catalysis, 176: 115-124.
  • G. Boskovic, G., J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 1996. K promotion of Co catalysts for the two-step methane homologation reaction. Catalysis Letters, 39: 163-168.
  • J. Soltan, and M. Moshfeghian, 1994. Computer simulation of two phase fluid flow in pipes network. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, 18, No. 1: 15-36.

 Contributed (Non-Invited) Papers/ Abstracts in Published Conference Proceedings

  • G. Doria, G. Penuela, J. Soltan and G. Valencia, 2017, Determination spectrophotometric of Bisphenol A in the photodegradation process with oxygen molecular singlet, 3rd Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (III CIPOA) and 2nd Colombian Conference on Advanced Oxidation Processes (II CCPAOX), Medellin Colombia, November 14-17
  • L. Mena, O. Balladares, J. Soltan , F. Munoz and P. Vargas, 2017, Degradation Of Thiabendazole by Homogeneous Modified Fenton And Photo-Fenton Reactions Using Fe2+Glutamate and Fe2+Oxalate Complexes As Catalysts, 3rd Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (III CIPOA) and 2nd Colombian Conference on Advanced Oxidation Processes (II CCPAOX), Medellin Colombia, November 14-17
  • L.P Vega, J. Soltan, G.A. Penuela, 2017, Sonochemical degradation of Triclosan in water in a multifrequency reactor, 3rd Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (III CIPOA) and 2nd Colombian Conference on Advanced Oxidation Processes (II CCPAOX), Medellin Colombia, November 14-17
  • C. A. Guzman-Perez, J.  Soltan and J. Robertson, 2011. Influence of adsorption on micropollutant removal by ozonation catalyzed by alumina, 7th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Kish, Iran, November 21-24.
  • C.A. Guzma-Perez, J. Soltan and J. Robertson, 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, September 20- 23.
  • R. Keykavoos, and J. Soltan, 2011. Mineralization of bisphenol A by catalytic ozonation, Western Canada Water, Conference and Exhibit, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 20- 23.
  • D. Kahforoushan, E. Fatehifar, M. Glishkani, A. Elkamel, and J. Soltan, 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 1-3.
  • H. Ebrahimi, A. Sarand, J. Soltan and M. Hedayat, 2009.  Analysis of reformer tubes in industrial gas furnaces, The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
  • R.M. Malek, A. Tavasoli, J. Soltan J. and A.K. Dalai, 2009.  Fe/CNT catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis- Effect of metal site position, The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and S. Shafiei, 2009.  Kinetics of molecular reaction of ozone with MTBE in the presence of perfluorooctyl alumina catalyst, The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
  • A. Vali, A.A. Babalou and J. Soltan, 2009. Parametric study on the hydrothermal synthesis of titanium dioxide nanostructures, The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, August 23-27.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and S. Shafiei, 2009. Perfluorooctyl alumina with a dual application for removal of organic pollutants from water, AWTR 2009, First International Conference on Advances in Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Tehran, Iran, 30 June - 2 July.
  • M.R. Malek Abaslou, J. Soltan, S. Siguardson, andA.K. Dalai, 2009.  Iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis: Effect of pore size. Energy and Sustainability, Second International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy, June 23 - 25. 
  • R. Malek Abbaslou, A. Tavasoli, J. 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.
  • N. Rahemi, S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi and J. Soltan, 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 University, Tabriz, Iran, October 28-30.
  • A. Alizadeh Osalu, F. Seyyed Najafi, E. Fatehifar and J. Soltan, 2008. Competitive edges in petrochemical industries. The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, October 28-30.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and S. Shafiei, 2008. Application of BET equation in wide range of gas phase adsorbate concentration. The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, October 28-30.
  • S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi, J. Soltan and N. Rahemi, 2008. Removal of phenol from water using Pt/CeO2 nano-catalyst. The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, October 28-30.
  • N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, J. Soltan and S. Allahyari, 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.
  • M.S. Ghodrati, M. Haghighi and J. Soltan, 2008. Synthesis of TiO2 (HPANS) nano-photocatalyst via sonochemical method for removal of phenol from water. The 12th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tabriz, Iran, October 21-24.
  • E. Fatehifar, D. Kahforoushan, L. Khazini, J. Soltan and H. Sattar, 2008.  Estimation of VOC emission from wastewater treatment unit in a petrochemical plant using emission factors. WSEAS (The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society) Conferences in Spain, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, September 23-25.
  • D. Kahforoushan, E. Fatehifar, A.A. Babalou, A.R. Ebrahimian, A. Elkamel and J.  Soltan, 2008. Modeling and evaluation of air pollution from gaseous flare in an oil and gas processing area. WSEAS (The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society) Conferences in Spain, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, September 23-25.
  • N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, S. Allahyari and J. Soltan, 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.
  • S. Allahyari, M. Haghighi, N. Rahemi and J. Soltan, 2008. Platinum and ruthenium catalysts on mesoporous CeO2 for the catalytic wet air oxidation of phenol. International Catalysis Conference, ICC 2008, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, April 28-30.
  • N. Rahemi, M. Haghighi, S. Allahyari and J. Soltan, 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.
  • A. Ebadi and J. Soltan, 2008. Preliminary evaluation of ozonation of methyl tert-butyl ether on perfluoro-octyl alumina catalyst. The 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Kish Island, Iran, January 2-5.
  • N. Rahemi, and J. Soltan, 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.
  • A. Ebadi and J. Soltan, 2006. Application of BET isotherm for adsorption in liquid phase. The 11th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tehran, Iran, November 28-30.
  • N. Feraghi, S. Shafiei, S. and J. Soltan, 2006.  Modeling of reactor of dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene- Effect of operating parameters. The 11th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Tehran, Iran, November 28-30.
  • M. Zivdar, M. Asghari and J. Soltan, 2005. Modeling and simulation of dimerization reactor of 1-butane unit of Tabriz Petrochemical Complex. International Conference and Exhibition on Engineering, Technology and Management of the Process Industries, Bologna, Italy, February 16-18.
  • A. Alizadeh Osalou, E. Fatehifar, E. and J. Soltan, 2005. Mechanism of removal of ethylbenzene in aeration basin of waste treatment plant. The 10th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Sistan and Boluchesatan University, Zahedan, November 14-16.
  • A. Alizadeh Osalou, J. Moghadas, and J. Soltan, 2005. Biological behavior of ethylbenzene in aeration basin of wastewater treatment plant. The 10th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Sistan and Boluchesatan University, Zahedan, November 14-16.
  • S. Shafiei, J. Soltan, S. Shahri and S. Nemati, 2005. Modeling of catalytic reforming reactors of Tabriz refinery to improve product quality and estimate catalyst deactivation. The 10th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Sistan and Boluchesatan University, Zahedan, November 14-16.
  • H. Ebrahimi, A. Zamaniyan, and J. Soltan, 2005. Modeling of synthesis reformer using optimum exchange coefficients in zone method. The 10th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Sistan and Boluchesatan University, Zahedan, November 14-16.
  • A.T. Khudiev,  S. Rajabzadeh, J.  Soltan, H. Jangali, and S. Zahiri, 2005, Removal of VOC from air by ozone on alumina. The 8th Baku International Congress on Energy, Ecology and Economy, Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1-3.
  • A. Zamaniyan, H. Ebrahimi, and J. Soltan, 2005. Three dimensional simulation of a top fired furnace. Proceedings of 13th International Conference of ISME, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.
  • F. Vasebi, A.A. Babalou, J. Soltan and F. Vaezi, 2004. Recovery of amoxicilin from pharmaceutical company wastewater using nanofiltration membranes. The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25.
  • H. Ebrahimi, A. Zamaniyan, and J. Soltan, 2004.  Three dimensional modeling of radiative heat transfer in furnaces. The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25.
  • A.T. Khudiev, S. Shafiei, J. Soltan, S. Rajabzadeh, M. Haghighi, and J. Odak, 2004. Removal of VOC from air by ozone on Silica. The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25.
  • L. Khazini, and J. Soltan, 2004. Efficiency of benzene removal in petrochemical wastewater by dissolved air floatation. The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25..
  • A. Alizadeh Osalu , A. Baradar Khoshfetrat and J. Soltan,  2004. VOCs biological treatment process in aeration basin of wastewater treatment plants of petrochemical industries. The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25.
  • A. Alizadeh Osalu, A. Baradar Khoshfetrat, and J. Soltan, 2004. Examination of ethylbenzene transferring to air mechanism in aeration basin of wastewater treatment plants of petrochemical industries. The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25.
  • A. Khudiev, J. Modarres, J. Soltan, M.R. Malekabaslou, and V. Delavari, 2004. Treatment of Miyaneh natural zeolite to produce foujazite.  The 9th Iranian Chemical Engineering Congress, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, October 23-25.
  • M.R. Malekabasou, J. Soltan and R. Ebrahimi Kalan, 2004. Optimum conditions for recovery of Pt from spent catalyst with a-Al2O3 by hydromertallurgical route. The 1st National Seminar on Recycling and Waste Management on Process Industries, Tehran, Iran, September 20-21.
  • A.A. Babalou, F. Vaezi and J. Soltan, 2004. Recovery of ammoxyciline from wastewater of pharmaceutical industry by nanofiltration membrane technology. The 1st National Seminar on Recycling and Waste Management on Process Industries, Tehran, Iran, September 20-21.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and A.T. Khudiev, 2004. Low efficiency of energy utilization in ozone generators as the major challenge of ozonation processes. The Second International Conference on Technical and Physical Problems in Power Engineering, Tabriz, Iran, September 6-8.
  • E. Fatehifar, J. Soltan and M.A. Kaynejad, 2004. Recovery of precious metals from refinery spent catalysts- design and economic evaluation. The 1st National Congress of Environmental Solutions for Sustained Development, Tehran, Iran, July 14-16.
  • A.T. Khudiev, M.A. Haghighi, J. Soltan and H. Shahsavan, 2003. Elimination of toluene from polluted air by oxidation with ozone. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • M. Haghighi, J. Soltan and A.T. Khudiev, 2003. Application of used Pt-catalysts for oxidation of toluene in polluted air. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, Octovber 21-23.
  • M.A. Keynejad,  M. Haghighi, J. Soltan and A.T. Khudiev, 2003. Air stripping of toluene from industrial wastewater. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • J. Soltan, M. Haghighi, A.T. Khudiev, and B. Etemadi, 2003. Comparison of performance of natural and synthetic zeolites in water treatment. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • M. Kazemi and J. Soltan, 2003.  Effect of pH on ozone treatment of reactive red-120 dye. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • M. Jafari and J. Soltan, 2003. Residence time distribution in a gas induced contactor. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • A. Olfat Shanbghazan, N. Faraghi and J. Soltan, 2003.  Catalytic sensor for detection of combustible gases. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • J. Soltan, E. Fatehifar and H. Hamedi, 2003. Using Gemini process for recovery of Pt from reforming spent catalysts. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • M.R. Malekabaslou, J. Soltan and A. Jafarizad, 2003.  Recovery of Pt from spent catalyst of styrene unit. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • M. R. Malekabaslou and J. Soltan, 2003. Effect of temperature ramp on reduction of sulfur in petroleum coke of delayed coking process. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • A. Mesgari Shadi, S. Yaghmaei, J. Soltan and A. Ghobadi, 2003. Biological removal of benzene and toluene in aqueous medium. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • A. Mesgari Shadi, S. Yaghmaei, J. Soltan and A.T. Khudiev, 2003. Removal of benzene in a biofilter. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • A. Soudmand Ahli, A. Abaspour, H. Abbasnezhad and J. Soltan, 2003. Laboratory preparation of active sludge for hybrid UASB reactor for treatment of Tabriz slaughterhouse wastewater. The 8th National Congress of Chemical Engineering of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 21-23.
  • A. Baradar Khoshfetrat, J. Soltan and A. Fahami, 2003. The elimination of both color and COD from Kraft pulp wastewater using ozone coagulant. The First National Congress of Processing and Application of Cellulose Materials, Rezvanshahr, Iran, November.
  • H. Jafari Zadeh, J. Soltan and N. Anarjan, 2003. Using irradiation as a new method to preserve dried fruits. The First National Symposium on Dried Fruit/Nut, Tabriz, Iran, October 4-6.
  • J. Soltan, M. Haghighi, A.T. Khudiev and A. Mosaverfar, 2002. Catalytic dehydrogenation of 2-propanol to acetone. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • H. Abbasnejad, A. Abbaspour, J. Soltan, F. Dehghani, and S. Vakilinia,(2002.  Anaerobic treatment of dairy wastewater in a hybrid UASB and biofilter reactor. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • E. Fatehifar, H. Hamedi and J. Soltan, 2002. Recovery of Pt from spent catalysts with support phase-transformation process. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • A. Baradar  Khoshfetrat, J. Soltan and M. Zamani, 2002. Ozone treatment of phenol in industrial wastewater. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • M.R. Malekabbaslou and J. Soltan, 2002. Desulfurization of petroleum coke for anode grade applications. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • M. Haghighi, J. Soltan and A.T. Khudiev, 2002.  Catalytic oxidation of toluene in polluted air with supported Pt. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • M. Haghighi and J. Soltan, 2002. Air stripping of benzene from industrial wastewater. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • H.R. Sattar, J. Soltan, M. Teymuri, and M. Haghighi, 2002. Estimating VOC emissions from wastewater treatment facility of a petrochemical plant.  The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • S.R. Dalirsafat and J. Soltan, 2002. Design and set up of a laboratory scale CFSTR reactor for kinetic studies of saponification of ethylacetate and NaOH. The 7th  National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, October 28-31.
  • M.A. Kaynejad, J. Soltan, M. Haghighi and A.T. Khudiev, 2002, Catalytic oxidation for removing volatile organic compounds. The 2nd International Conference Fine Organic Synthesis and Catalysis, Baku, Republic of Azerbayjan, September.
  • A. Zamanian and J. Soltan, 2001. Effects of operating conditions on performance of methane steam reforming. The 6th National Congress of Chemical Engineering, Esfahan, Iran, May 8-11.  
  • J. Soltan, 2000. Natural gas as a valuable petrochemical feedstock.  The IV Baku International Mamedaliev Petrochemistry Conference, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan September19-21.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 2000.  Homologation of methane by a two-step cycle. The 10th National and 2nd International Meeting of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Tehran, Iran, May 15-17.
  • J. Soltan and R. Zadghaffari, 2000. Simulation of catalytic reforming reactors. The 5th National and 4th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Shiraz, Iran, April 24-28.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 2000. Decomposition of methane on supported Co catalysts. The 5th National and 4th International Chemical Engineering Congress, Shiraz, Iran, April 24-28.
  • J. Soltan and M. Moshfeghian, 1994. Simulation of multiphase flow in pipe networks. Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Hyatt- O'Hare, Illinois, USA.
  • J. Soltan and M. Moshfeghian, M., 1993. Analysis of two phase flow in pipe networks. International Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, Shiraz, Iran.
  • J. Soltan and M. Moshfeghian, 1993. Non-adiabatic two phase flow in pipe networks. The 6th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena in Thermal Energy, Seoul, S. Korea.
  • J. Fathikaljahi and J. Soltan, 992. Behavior of binary interaction parameters of SRK and PR for different systems. The 12th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics- 47 the Calorimetry Conference, Snowbird, Utah, USA.

 Invited Lectures (Outside of U of S) and Invited Conference Presentations

  • J. Soltan, 2018. Using catalytic ozonation for degradation of emerging pollutants in water and organic pollutants in air, The University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, June 12, 2018.
  • J. Soltan, 2018. Catalytic ozonation as an advanced oxidation process, National University of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia, June 14, 2018.
  • J. Soltan, 2017.  Environmental catalysis: Treatment of emerging pollutants in water and organic pollutants in air, Orumia University of Technology, Orumia, Iran, December 19.
  • J. Soltan, 2017. Emerging pollutants in water and novel water and wastewater treatment technologies, Non-conventional Water Treatment Processes, Quito, Ecuador, June 4-10.
  • J. Soltan, 2011.  Catalytic ozonation for treatment of pollutants in water and air: Research in Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Orumia University of Technology, Orumia, Iran, November 28.
  • J. Soltan, 2011.  Environmental catalysis: Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, November 21.
  • J. Soltan, 2006. Environmental Engineering Research at Sahand University of Technology, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany, October 24.
  • J. Soltan, 2002. Conversion of natural gas to heavier products. Iranian Association of Chemical Engineers, Tehran, Iran, February 2.

 Contributed (Non-Invited) Papers/ Abstracts at Conferences

  • M. Ghavami, M. Aghbolaghy, N. Chen and J. Soltan, 2018.  Low temperature acetone oxidation using ozone over supported manganese-cobalt bimetallic catalysts. The 25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, May 8-11.
  • M. Ghavami, M. Aghbolaghy, N. Chen and J. Soltan, 2018.  Ozone-assisted catalytic oxidation of acetone on alumina-supported cobalt oxide: Effect of cobalt loading. The 25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, May 8-11.
  • G. Valdes Labrade, Y. Adaminan, B. Predicala, J. Soltan, M. Nemati, 2018.  Mitigation of antimicrobial resistance risk by adsorptive removal of antibiotics from the manure slurry of animal production facilities. SustainableTech, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 22.
  • Z. Jeirani, and J. Soltan, 2018. Catalysis of ozonation process for removal of ibuprofen in the presence of MCM-41, World Water Day 2018, Saskatoon, SK, March 22.
  • G. Doria, G. Penuela, G.Valencia and J. Soltan, 2017, Photodegradation of bisphenol A using singlet molecular oxygen as advanced oxidation process, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • M. Aghbolaghy, N. Chen and J. Soltan, 2017, Ozone-assisted catalytic oxidation of a binary mixture of volatile organic compounds in air, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • O. Balladares and J. Soltan, 2017, Application of adsorption on granular activated carbons for the removal of lincomycin from water, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • M. Ghavami-Lahiji, M. Aghbolaghy, N. Chen and J. Soltan, 2017, Catalytic oxidation of acetone by ozone over alumina supported cobalt-manganese catalysts, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • G. Valdes Labrada, B. Predicala, J. Soltan and M. Nemati, 2017, Mitigation of antimicrobial resistance risk by removal of antibiotics from waste stream of animal production facilities, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • Z. Jeirani and J. Soltan, 2017, Catalytic ozonation of ibuprofen with Fe substituted MCM-41, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • L. Mena, O. Balladares, F. Munoz, and J. Soltan, 2017, Degradation of Thiabendazole systemic fungicide by homogeneous modified Fenton reaction using Fe2+glutamate complex as catalyst, The 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 22-25.
  • O. Balladares and J Soltan, 2017. Adsorption for removing pollutants from water, Non-conventional Water Treatment Processes, Quito, Ecuador, June 4-10.
  • A. Sadeghi, M. Aghbolaghy, and J. Soltan, 2017. Enhanced removal of atrazine from water using zano ZnO catalyst, World Water Day 2017, Saskatoon, SK, March 23.
  • O. Balladares, and J. Soltan, 2017. Application of adsorption on activated carbons and natural zeolite for removal of lincomycin from water, World Water Day 2017, Saskatoon, SK, March 23.
  • Z. Jeirani, and J. Soltan, 2017. Effectiveness of ozonation in removal of Methotrexate from water, World Water Day 2017, Saskatoon, SK, March 23.
  • S. Shahkarami, A. K. Dalai and J. Soltan, 2016, Enhanced CO2 adsorption on activated carbon, The 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Quebec City, QC, October 16-19
  • J. Soltan, M. Hecker, P. Jones, B. Predicala, L. Rosengren, 2016, Degradation of antibiotics in wastewater from animal production industries, GIWS (Global Institute of Water Security) Workshop, Saskatoon, SK, June 13, 14, 2016.
  • S. Shahkarami, J. Soltan, A. Dalai, 2016, Selective CO2 adsorption on activated carbons, 24th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Ottawa, May 8-11.
  • M. Aghbolaghy and J. Soltan, 2016, Reduction in energy consumption and GHG emissions associated with air ventilation by advanced indoor air treatment technology, Graduate Research Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK, March 2-4.
  • S. Shahkarami, A. K. Dalai and J. Soltan, 2015, CO2 capture on bio-based activated carbons, Biorefinery I: Chemicals and Materials From Thermo-Chemical Biomass Conversion and Related Processes, Crete, Greece, September 27-October 2
  • A. Sadeghi and J. Soltan, 2015, Atrazine removal from aqueous solution by using different particle size of nano-ZnO in catalytic ozonation, The 65rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary AB, October 4-7
  • S. Shahkarami, A. K. Dalai and J. Soltan, 2015, Surface modification of activated carbon for CO2 capture, The 65rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary AB, October 4-7
  • M. Aghbolaghy and J. Soltan, 2015, Catalytic ozonation of mixture of benzene and acetone on MnOx/c-Al2O3, The 65rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary AB, October 4-7
  • M. Aghbolaghy and J. Soltan, 2015, Catalytic oxidation of toluene by ozone on MnOx/c-Al2O3, The 65rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary AB, October 4-7
  • S. Shahkarami, A. K. Dalai and J. Soltan, 2015, Selective CO2 Capture on Activated Carbon, 3rd Post Combustion Capture Conference and SaskPower Symposium, Regina, Canada, 8th-11th September
  • Z. Jeirani, A. Sadeghi, J. Soltan, B. Roshani and B. Rindall, 2015. Determination of the most Effective advanced oxidation process for the removal of manganese and organic carbons in reverse osmosis concentrate, World Water Day 2015, Saskatoon, SK, March 20.
  • A. Sadeghi, M. Aghbolaghy and J. Soltan, 2015. Effect of particle size on removal of Atrazine from aqueous solution by catalytic ozonation with nano-ZnO, World Water Day 2015, Saskatoon, SK, March 20.
  • M. Aghbolaghy and J. Soltan, 2015. Catalytic removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air” Graduate Research Conference, Saskatoon, Oral Presentation, March 4-6. (Selected as a top Engineering presentation)
  • H. Zuniga-Benitez, J. Soltan and G. Penuela, 2014, Effect of sonication operating parameters on Benzophenone-3 degradation, The 20th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil (AOTs -20), San Diego, California, November 17-20
  • S. Shahkarami, A. K. Dalai, J. Soltan and R. Azargohar, , 2014, Development of activated carbon adsorbents for CO2 capture, The 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, October 19-22
  • M. Aghbolagy, E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2014.  Comparative catalytic ozonation of VOCs on MnOx/γ-Al2O3,  The 23nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 11-14.
  • E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2014.  Catalytic decomposition of ozone by MnOx/γ-alumina. The 23nd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 11-14.
  • M. Aghbolaghy and J. Soltan, 2014. Treatment of environmental pollutants using catalytic ozonation” Graduate Research Conference, Saskatoon, Oral Presentation, March 4-6.(Selected as a top Engineering presentation)
  • S. Shahkarami, A. K. Dalai, R. Azargohar, J. Soltan, 2013, Study the Performance of Bio-based Activated Carbons for CO2 Capture, The 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference Fredericton, NB, October 20-23.
  • E. Rezaei, J. Soltan and N. Chen, 2012.  EXAFS study and activity of Pt-Mn/alumina catalysts in catalytic ozonation of toluene, The 62th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 14-17.
  • B. Betancur, J. Soltan and G.A.  Penuela, 2012.  Using Mn-Cu/ Al2O3 catalyst for mineralization of ibuprofen in the presence of humic acid , The 62th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 14-17.
  • E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 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.
  • R. Keykavoos and J. Soltan, 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
  • R. Keykavoos Amand, J. Soltan, 2011. Mineralization of bisphenol A in a heterogeneous catalytic ozonation system. The 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON, Canada, October 23-26.
  • E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2011.  Catalytic ozonation of toluene using Mn/γ-Al2O3 and Mn/MCM-41. The 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON, Canada, October 23-26.
  • B. Roshani, V. Kathpalia, I. McMaster and J. Soltan, 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.
  • R.M. Malek Abbaslou, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 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.
  • R.M. Malek Abbaslou, J. Soltan 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 Paper No. 441.
  • C. Guzman-Perez, J. Robertson and J. Soltan, 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.
  • E. Rezaei and J. Soltan, 2010. Removal of formaldehyde from indoor air by catalytic ozonation. The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27.
  • R. Nedunuri, C. Guzman-Perez, V. Himabindu and J. Soltan, 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.
  • R. MalekAbaslou, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2010. Structural promoter for iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 9-12.
  • R. Nedunuri, E. Rezaei, V. Himabindu, and J. Soltan, 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.
  • C. Peres-Guzman and J. Soltan, 2010. Heterogeneous catalytic ozonation: Enhancement of molecular mechanism versus free radicals mechanism. The 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 9-12.
  • A. Ebadi, J. Soltan and S. Shafiei, 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.
  • M.S. Ghodrati, M. Haghighi and J. Soltan, 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.
  • S. Viswakarma, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2006. Synthesis and performance of Co-W/g-Al2O3 catalysts prepared using ultrasound. 19th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Saskatoon, Canada, May 14-17.
  • N. Das, A.K. Dalai, J. Soltan and J. Adjaye, 2006. Synthesis and characterization of NiMo/CNT catalyst and performance of these catalysts for HDN and HDS reactions with heavy gas oil. 19th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Saskatoon, Canada, May 14-17.
  • N. Das, J. Soltan and A.K. Dalai, 2005.  Synthesis, purification and characterization of carbon nanotubes by CVD method. The 55th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 16-19.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 1998. Hydrogenation of carbon species on supported Co catalysts. The 15th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Quebec City, Canada, May 1998.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith, 1997.  Studies of activation kinetics and carbon reactivity in the two-step homologation of CH4. The 15th North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Chicago, Chicago, USA, May 18-22.
  • J. Soltan and K.J. Smith 1996. Structure sensitivity of two-step methane homologation reaction. The 14th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Whistler, B.C., Canada, May.

Patents Granted

  • J. Soltan, 2006. Reduction of VOC by dissolved gas floatation system. Iranian Patent, No 38505103, August 20.
  • J. Soltan, 2006. Gas-induced reactor for ozonation of polluted water systems. Iranian Patent No 38505104, August 20.