Dr Jafar Zanganeh

Dr Jafar Zanganeh

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Zanganeh completed his PhD in the field of fire and explosion safety in the Discipline of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at The University of Newcastle (UON). He commenced his academic career as a Research Associate to work on renewable energy research projects in “Advanced Technology Centre” at UON. Dr Zanganeh's principal area of expertise and research interests focused on the area of practical technology, combustion, fire and explosion safety, fluid mechanics, and project management.

His research interests range from fundamental studies of engineering topics (e.g. chemical, safety and mechanical) through applied investigations, from the problem statement onset, all the way to the development laboratory-scale, prototype, demonstration, and commercialisation of new technologies. In 2013 he was appointed as the Project Manager for a $25M Commonwealth funded flagship project on “Ventilation Air Methane Abatement”.

Dr Zanganeh's has a demonstrably strong research capability, industry, and interdisciplinary collaboration track record. During his career, at UON, he has attracted significant amount of research funding via development of a strong collaboration relationship with different industries and businesses such as Glencore, Centennial Coal, BHP Billiton, South 32, Defence Innovation Network, ACARP, AusIndustry Innovation Connection for SMEs, and Australia Coal Association Low Emission Technology (ACALET). 

His research has involved a combination of emerging and advanced multi-scale experimental and theoretical approaches and has been implemented to several practical applications in process industries such as underground coal mining fire and explosion mitigation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, renewable energy generation, energy optimisation, and project management. Currently he is working as a Senior Research Associate at the University’s Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation (PRC-FETU) under the directorship of Prof Moghtaderi.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Chemical Engineering), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Combustion
  • Engineering Design
  • Fire and explosion safety
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer

Languages

  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
400402 Chemical and thermal processes in energy and combustion 20
400507 Fire safety engineering 40
350713 Project management 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (40 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Peng Z, Zanganeh J, Ingle R, Nakod P, Fletcher DF, Moghtaderi B, 'CFD Investigation of Flame and Pressure Wave Propagation through Variable Concentration Methane-Air Mixtures in a Tube Closed at One End', Combustion Science and Technology, 193 1203-1230 (2021) [C1]

CFD modeling of methane-air combustion and the subsequent flame and pressure wave propagations from the closed end of a detonation tube is presented, with a focus on propagation t... [more]

CFD modeling of methane-air combustion and the subsequent flame and pressure wave propagations from the closed end of a detonation tube is presented, with a focus on propagation through variable concentration mixtures. A partially premixed combustion model that avoids the need to specify the flame speed is developed based upon the Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) model and needs no tuning to account for different methane concentrations. The numerical model is extensively validated using the experimental data collected from a large-scale detonation tube. The results show that the pressure wave propagation experiences three sequential stages: i) growth; ii) decoupling; and iii) decay. The peak overpressure is generated in the pressure wave growth stage in which the wave front transiently couples with the flame front, and the confined tube walls induce lateral wave reflections and force the flame front to transit from spherical to planar. Subsequently, the wave front starts decoupling from the flame front, with an almost constant global maximum pressure. After decoupling, the global maximum pressure drops because of the energy loss incurred through the wave propagation. The different methane concentrations introduced initially after the explosion chamber containing a stoichiometric mixture do not affect the peak overpressure or the pressure wave propagation but do affect the profile and propagation of the flame. Exponential acceleration of the flame propagation speed is found in the growth stage of pressure wave propagation, followed by the transition to a linear acceleration stage. For cases with the methane concentration becoming smaller than the stoichiometric concentration, the linear flame acceleration rate is smaller, with more pronounced flame stretching.

DOI 10.1080/00102202.2019.1685987
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Zhengbiao Peng, Behdad Moghtaderi
2020 Najafpoor A, Norouzian-Ostad R, Alidadi H, Rohani-Bastami T, Davoudi M, Barjasteh-Askari F, Zanganeh J, 'Effect of magnetic nanoparticles and silver-loaded magnetic nanoparticles on advanced wastewater treatment and disinfection', Journal of Molecular Liquids, 303 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.112640
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
2020 Zanganeh J, Al-Zuraiji MJA, Moghtaderi B, 'Capture and Mitigation of Fugitive Methane: Examining the Characteristics of Methane Explosions in an Explosion Chamber Connected to a Venting Duct', ENERGY & FUELS, 34 645-654 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02942
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2020 Nadaraju FJ, Maddocks AR, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Ventilation air methane: a simulation of an optimised process of abatement with power and cooling', Mining Technology: Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 129 9-21 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/25726668.2019.1704546
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2020 Peng Z, Zanganeh J, Ingle R, Nakod P, Fletcher DF, Moghtaderi B, 'Effect of Tube Size on Flame and Pressure Wave Propagation in a Tube Closed at One End: A Numerical Study', Combustion Science and Technology, 192 1731-1753 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00102202.2019.1622534
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Zhengbiao Peng, Behdad Moghtaderi
2019 Peng Z, Zanganeh J, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Flame Propagation and Reflections of Pressure Waves through Fixed Beds of RTO Devices: A CFD Study', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 58 23389-23404 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04812
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Zhengbiao Peng, Behdad Moghtaderi, Elham Doroodchi
2019 AL-Zuraiji MJA, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Application of flame arrester in mitigation of explosion and flame deflagration of ventilation air methane', Fuel, 257 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.115985
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2019 Nadaraju FJ, Maddocks AR, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Simulation of power and cooling generation via heat recovery from a ventilation air methane abatement unit', Fuel, 249 27-35 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.03.077
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2019 Alghamdi Y, Peng Z, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'Hydrodynamics similarities in cold flow model of chemical looping combustors: An experimental study', Powder Technology, 343 542-550 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2018.11.036
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi, Zhengbiao Peng, Elham Doroodchi
2019 Khairul MA, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'The composition, recycling and utilisation of Bayer red mud', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 141 483-498 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.11.006
Citations Scopus - 139Web of Science - 122
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2018 Kundu SK, Zanganeh J, Eschebach D, Badat Y, Moghtaderi B, 'Confined explosion of methane-air mixtures under turbulence', Fuel, 220 471-480 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.02.043
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2018 Nadaraju FJ, Maddocks AR, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Thermodynamic Assessment of Heat Recovery from a Fluidized-Bed Ventilation Air Methane Abatement Unit', ENERGY & FUELS, 32 4579-4585 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03197
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2018 Kundu SK, Zanganeh J, Eschebach D, Moghtaderi B, 'Explosion severity of methane coal dust hybrid mixtures in a ducted spherical vessel', Powder Technology, 323 95-102 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2017.09.041
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2018 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Flame deflagration in side-on vented detonation tubes: a large scale study', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 345 38-47 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.11.014
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2018 Jamali-Behnam F, Najafpoor AA, Davoudi M, Rohani-Bastami T, Alidadi H, Esmaily H, Dolatabadi M, 'Adsorptive Removal of Arsenic from Aqueous Solutions Using Magnetite Nanoparticles and Silica-Coated Magnetite Nanoparticles', ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, 37 951-960 (2018)
DOI 10.1002/ep.12751
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Deflagration of premixed methane air in a large scale detonation tube', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 109 374-386 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.psep.2017.03.035
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Kundu SK, Zanganeh J, Eschebach D, Mahinpey N, Moghtaderi B, 'Explosion characteristics of methane air mixtures in a spherical vessel connected with a duct', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 111 85-93 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.psep.2017.06.014
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'The effects of coal dust concentrations and particle sizes on the minimum auto-ignition temperature of a coal dust cloud', Fire and Materials, 41 908-915 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/fam.2437
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'The flame deflagration of hybrid methane coal dusts in a large-scale detonation tube (LSDT)', FUEL, 194 491-502 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2017.01.038
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Impact of suspended coal dusts on methane deflagration properties in a large-scale straight duct', JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 338 334-342 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.05.030
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Experimental evaluation and analysis of methane fire and explosion mitigation using isolation valves integrated with a vent system', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 339 301-309 (2017) [C1]

There has been a surge of interest from the extractive industries in the application of mechanical means to the mitigation of flame deflagration. To verify the implementation and ... [more]

There has been a surge of interest from the extractive industries in the application of mechanical means to the mitigation of flame deflagration. To verify the implementation and performance of passive and active mitigation protection, a comprehensive experimental investigation has been conducted on a large scale detonation tube, 30¿m long and 0.5¿m in diameter, with two mitigation valves (passive and active) and a burst panel venting system. The valves were used alternately to mitigate the flame deflagration of methane in concentrations ranging from 1.25% to 7.5%. The experimental work revealed that locating the passive mitigation valve at 22¿m distance from the ignition source mitigates the flame by fully isolating the tube. However, closing the valve structure in the axial direction generated another pressure wave upstream, which was approximately the same value as for the original pressure wave upstream. In the case of the active mitigation system, the system perfectly isolated upstream from downstream with no further pressure wave generation. When the vent was located at 6.5¿m from the ignition source, the total pressure was reduced by 0.48¿bar. Due to the counter flow of the reflected pressure wave the flame was extinguished at 12.5¿m from the ignition source.

DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.06.012
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Influences of the Initial Ignition Energy on Methane Explosion in a Flame Deflagration Tube', ENERGY & FUELS, 31 6422-6434 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03375
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2016 Zhou C, Shah K, Song H, Zanganeh J, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Integration Options and Economic Analysis of an Integrated Chemical Looping Air Separation Process for Oxy-fuel Combustion', Energy and Fuels, 30 1741-1755 (2016) [C1]

This paper is concerned about a detailed techno-economic assessment of a hypothetical 500 MWe coal-fired power plant in New South Wales, Australia, for oxy-fuel conversion using i... [more]

This paper is concerned about a detailed techno-economic assessment of a hypothetical 500 MWe coal-fired power plant in New South Wales, Australia, for oxy-fuel conversion using integrated chemical looping air separation (ICLAS) technology and cryogenic air separation unit (CASU). The key objectives of this study are to (i) investigate and compare the detailed integration options for oxy-fuel conversion using ICLAS and CASU and (ii) determine the technical merits of the above integration options and the conditions at which the technologies become economically feasible. The study produced scientific evidence that confirms the viability of the CLAS process from both technical and economic points of view under certain conditions. The detailed technical analysis revealed that ICLAS with natural gas integration is energy-efficient compared to CASU running on parasitic load. This is primarily due to the fact that ICLAS needs less auxiliary power compared to CASU. Despite the fact that ICLAS natural gas integration has resulted in higher efficiencies than CASU running on parasitic load, from a series of detailed economic analyses, it was observed that both ICLAS and CASU may not be viable under the present operating and economic conditions. Nevertheless, from sensitivity analysis, it was concluded that ICLAS can become feasible if economic conditions are improved, e.g., a low natural gas market price (<$3.5/GJ), a high electricity wholesale price (>$59/MWh), and/or a high carbon tax (>$33/tonne).

DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b02209
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi, Elham Doroodchi
2016 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Methane-coal dust hybrid fuel explosion properties in a large scale cylindrical explosion chamber', Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 40 317-328 (2016) [C1]

The fires and explosions caused by flammable hydrocarbon air mixtures are a major safety concern in the chemical and processing industries. The thermo-physical and chemical proper... [more]

The fires and explosions caused by flammable hydrocarbon air mixtures are a major safety concern in the chemical and processing industries. The thermo-physical and chemical properties of the flammable fuels in a hybrid form appear to have a significant impact on the combustion process. This usually occurs due to substantial changes in the flammability concentration regimes. The aim of this study is to investigate the fire and explosive properties of hybrid fuels in the chemical and process industries. In addition, it examines the impact of the ignition energy and vessel geometry on the magnitude of the pressure rise and flame propagation velocity. The experimental work was conducted on a cylindrically shaped explosion chamber constructed as part of this study at The University of Newcastle, Australia. The chamber was made of mild steel and was 30 m in length and 0.5 in diameter. It included a series of high resolution pressure transducers, a pyrometer, as well as a high speed video camera. Methane and coal dust were used as fuels and chemical igniters with a known energy were used to ignite the fuels.The results obtained from this study showed that both the ignition energy and the diluted combustible fuel dust have significant impacts on the Over Pressure Rise (OPR) in an explosion chamber. The significant findings included that the OPR doubled when 30 g m-3 of coal dust was added to a 6% methane/air mixture, and it increased by 60% when 10 kJ was used instead of a 1 kJ ignition source. The initial ignition energy was observed to considerably enhance the speed of both the pressure wave and the flame front, where the pressure wave speed doubled when using a 5 kJ instead of a 1 kJ ignition source. However, the pressure wave speed increased by five times when a 10 kJ was used instead of a 1 kJ ignition source. Additionally, the maximum flame front velocity observed for the ignition source with 5 kJ energy was twice the flame front velocity for the 1 kJ ignition source. Finally, it was observed that the time needed for the initial methane ignition was reduced by about 50% when using a 10 kJ instead of a 1 kJ ignition source.

DOI 10.1016/j.jlp.2016.01.009
Citations Scopus - 58Web of Science - 49
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2016 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Experimental investigation of the minimum auto-ignition temperature (MAIT) of the coal dust layer in a hot and humid environment', Fire Safety Journal, 82 12-22 (2016) [C1]

Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) abatement technology is recognized as a promising and value adding technique for reducing fugitive methane emissions, however, it also increases the ... [more]

Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) abatement technology is recognized as a promising and value adding technique for reducing fugitive methane emissions, however, it also increases the potential fire and explosion risks of overheated coal dust. To eliminate these risks from the abatement systems it is necessary to determine the critical combustion characteristics of the minimum auto ignition temperature (MAIT) for a coal dust layer. This study investigates the auto-ignition behavior of coal dust layers in a humid environment with Relative Humidity (RH) >80%. The MAIT of four different coal dust samples (Australian coal) with particle sizes below 212 µm and dust layer thicknesses of 5, 12 and 15 mm were measured using a dust layer auto ignition temperature apparatus in accordance with the ASTM E2021 standard. It was concluded that the MAIT of the coal dust layer significantly decreases with decreasing particle size. The MAIT for the coal samples with a smaller D50 size were observed to be lower in comparison with samples with a larger D50 size. The dust layer thickness was shown to significantly impact on the MAIT. The MAIT increased proportionally with the increasing thickness of the coal dust layer. The effect of the coal dust moisture content and humidity on the MAIT for compacted dust layers was noticeable, whereas, this effect was less important with loose dust layers. In addition, this work investigated and compared the MAIT for a typical coal dust sample based on the existing ASTM and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard procedures for ignition of coal dust layers.

DOI 10.1016/j.firesaf.2016.02.007
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2016 Luo C, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'A 3D numerical study on the effects of obstacles on flame propagation in a cylindrical explosion vessel connected to a vented tube', Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 44 53-61 (2016) [C1]

This article presents a numerical study of the explosive wave propagations from a 40¿cm long and 10.8¿cm diameter cylinder to smaller 1.7¿m and 2.6¿m long cylinders with 36¿mm dia... [more]

This article presents a numerical study of the explosive wave propagations from a 40¿cm long and 10.8¿cm diameter cylinder to smaller 1.7¿m and 2.6¿m long cylinders with 36¿mm diameters. Initially, the 40¿cm long cylinder was filled with 4% propane-air mixtures and ignited with a 1¿kJ sparking energy until the maximum temperature near the ignition source reached 2400/3000¿K. In the study, a 3D numerical model was established by combining compressible four-step reduced propane oxidation reaction kinetics with the k-¿ shear-stress transport (SST) turbulent model. In order to resolve the thin detonation wave front, a dynamically refined mesh near the high pressure gradient was adopted. The pressure gradient profiles, velocity magnitude contours, temperature contours and compressible wave propagation speeds across the tubes were then predicted using this 3D model.

DOI 10.1016/j.jlp.2016.08.016
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2016 Alidadi H, Najafpoor AA, Hosseinzadeh A, Dolatabadi Takabi M, Esmaili H, Zanganeh J, Piranloo FG, 'Waste recycling by vermicomposting: Maturity and quality assessment via dehydrogenase enzyme activity, lignin, water soluble carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous and other indicators', Journal of Environmental Management, 182 134-140 (2016) [C1]

Present study aims to examine the dynamics of maturation and qualification indicators in various vermicompost treatments and selection of the best treatment along with best matura... [more]

Present study aims to examine the dynamics of maturation and qualification indicators in various vermicompost treatments and selection of the best treatment along with best maturation time in this regard. In this empirical study, dynamics of chemical (pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total nitrogen (TN), phosphorous, lignin, water soluble carbon (WSC), C/N, NH4/NO3) and biological (dehydrogenase enzyme (DEH) and DEH/WSC) properties were investigated in four various treatments, including various ratios of compost produced from municipal solid waste (MSW) and carbonaceous materials (50:50, 70:30, 85:15 and 100:0) over 100 days. Results showed a significant fluctuation in EC, DEH and DEH/WSC proportions over the process. In addition, a noticeable increase was observed for the dynamics of TN, phosphorous and lignin. In contrast, the C/N, NH4/NO3 and WSC values gradually decreased during the process. Moreover, it was observed that the length of 75 days for the process is an appropriate time for maturation of all treatments. However, the first and second treatments resulted in better outcomes compared with the other types of treatments. From the point of view of quality obtained vermicompost was nitrogen enriched product in all treatments. Whereas, for the phosphorous elements this method is appropriate for the first treatment only.

DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.07.025
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42
2016 Kundu S, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'A review on understanding explosions from methane-air mixture', Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 40 507-523 (2016) [C1]

This review examines existing knowledge on the genesis and flame acceleration of explosions from methane-air mixtures. Explosion phases including deflagration and detonation and t... [more]

This review examines existing knowledge on the genesis and flame acceleration of explosions from methane-air mixtures. Explosion phases including deflagration and detonation and the transition from deflagration to detonation have been discussed. The influence of various obstacles and geometries on explosions in an underground mine and duct have been examined. The discussion, presented here, leads the readers to understand the considerations which must be accounted for in order to obviate and/or mitigate any accidental explosion originating from methane-air systems.

DOI 10.1016/j.jlp.2016.02.004
Citations Scopus - 95Web of Science - 79
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2016 Luo C, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'A 3D numerical study of detonation wave propagation in various angled bending tubes', Fire Safety Journal, 86 53-64 (2016) [C1]

This paper conducts a numerical study of detonation wave propagations in 30 m and 73 m long straight/varying angle bending detonation tubes with inner diameters of 0.5 m and 1.05 ... [more]

This paper conducts a numerical study of detonation wave propagations in 30 m and 73 m long straight/varying angle bending detonation tubes with inner diameters of 0.5 m and 1.05 m, respectively, which are filled with varying stoichiometric methane-air mixtures. In the study a 3D numerical model was established by combining a compressible one-step global reaction hot model with the k-¿ shear-stress transport (SST) turbulent model. In order to resolve the thin detonation wave front, a dynamically refined mesh near the high pressure gradient is adopted. The initial conditions of the model are obtained from the 1D detonation model. The present model was first verified by comparing the numerical results against the published measurements. The pressure distributions and detonation wave speeds across the tubes and bends were then predicted by using this 3D model.

DOI 10.1016/j.firesaf.2016.10.002
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2016 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Effects of ignition energy on fire and explosion characteristics of dilute hybrid fuel in ventilation air methane', Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 40 207-216 (2016) [C1]

Deflagration explosions of coal dust clouds and flammable gases are a major safety concern in coal mining industry. Accidental fire and explosion caused by coal dust cloud can imp... [more]

Deflagration explosions of coal dust clouds and flammable gases are a major safety concern in coal mining industry. Accidental fire and explosion caused by coal dust cloud can impose substantial losses and damages to people and properties in underground coal mines. Hybrid mixtures of methane and coal dust have the potential to reduce the minimum activation energy of a combustion reaction. In this study the Minimum Explosion Concentration (MEC), Over Pressure Rise (OPR), deflagration index for gas and dust hybrid mixtures (Kst) and explosive region of hybrid fuel mixtures present in Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) were investigated. Experiments were carried out according to the ASTM E1226-12 guideline utilising a 20 L spherical shape apparatus specifically designed for this purpose. Results: obtained from this study have shown that the presence of methane significantly affects explosion characteristics of coal dust clouds. Dilute concentrations of methane, 0.75-1.25%, resulted in coal dust clouds OPR increasing from 0.3 bar to 2.2 bar and boosting the Kst value from 10 bar m s-1 to 25 bar m s-1. The explosion characteristics were also affected by the ignitors' energy; for instance, for a coal dust cloud concentration of 50 g m-3 the OPR recorded was 0.09 bar when a 1 kJ chemical ignitor was used, while, 0.75 bar (OPR) was recorded when a 10 kJ chemical ignitor was used.For the first time, new explosion regions were identified for diluted methane-coal dust cloud mixtures when using 1, 5 and 10 kJ ignitors. Finally, the Le-Chatelier mixing rule was modified to predict the lower explosion limit of methane-coal dust cloud hybrid mixtures considering the energy of the ignitors.

DOI 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.12.014
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 45
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2014 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Investigation of flame propagation over an inclined fuel wetted porous bed', Fire Safety Journal, 67 113-120 (2014) [C1]

This experimental study was conducted to investigate the rate of flame spread over an inclined porous solid (sand) wetted with finite quantities of fuel (iso-propanol). The study ... [more]

This experimental study was conducted to investigate the rate of flame spread over an inclined porous solid (sand) wetted with finite quantities of fuel (iso-propanol). The study comprised experiments that were conducted over 15° and 30° inclined beds with depths ranging from 13.3 mm to 39.9 mm and consisting of average sand particle diameters ranging from 0.5 mm to 5 mm under quiescent, assisted and opposed airflow conditions. Analysis of the resulting data indicate that the rate of flame spread is significantly decreased by increasing the bed inclination angle or the airflow velocity and is applicable for both assisted and opposed directions. Furthermore, the rate of flame spread is decreased to the minimum value and actually ceased halfway along the bed with a 30° inclination angle. This behaviour was observed mainly for beds containing coarse sand particles. The rate of flame spread was higher for thinner beds rather coarse beds under any given airflow conditions. Finally, the rate of flame spread in upward direction was relatively quicker in comparison with downward direction counterpart. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.firesaf.2014.05.019
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2014 Tremain P, Zanganeh J, Hugo L, Curry S, Moghtaderi B, 'Characterization of "Chailings": A Char Created from Coal Tailings', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 7609-7615 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/ef501829f
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2013 Shah K, Moghtaderi B, Zanganeh J, Wall T, 'Integration options for novel chemical looping air separation (ICLAS) process for oxygen production in oxy-fuel coal fired power plants', FUEL, 107 356-370 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.01.007
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 58
Co-authors Terry Wall, Behdad Moghtaderi
2013 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Experimental and mathematical analysis of fuel penetration through unconsolidated porous media', FIRE AND MATERIALS, 37 160-170 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/fam.2122
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2013 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, Ishida H, 'Combustion and flame spread on fuel-soaked porous solids', Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 39 320-339 (2013) [C1]

Fires caused by accidental spillage of flammable liquids have been a major safety concern in industries and urban areas. There has been a recent surge of interest in the research ... [more]

Fires caused by accidental spillage of flammable liquids have been a major safety concern in industries and urban areas. There has been a recent surge of interest in the research concerning the combustion and flame spread over an inert porous media soaked with flammable liquid. This interest has been driven by the need to better understand fire and its behaviour under these conditions and improve the relevant fire safety and prevention technologies. A review of key studies in this subject area has been conducted and summarised, focussing mainly on the theory plus a notable experimental findings about combustion and the flame spread phenomena of fuel-soaked porous media. The review covers topics such as flame spread behaviour, physical flame propagation aspects, heat transfer, temperature distribution; and fuel consumption over inert porous media. The review concludes with some practical safety and environmental considerations for decontamination of land soaked with flammable liquid. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.pecs.2013.03.001
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2013 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Effect of fuel soaked time and fuel ratio on the flame spread rate over a porous bed wetted with liquid fuel', Fire Safety Journal, 59 151-159 (2013) [C1]

An experimental investigation was conducted to explore the rate of flame spread over an unconsolidated porous bed of sand wetted with 2-propanol under a range of operating conditi... [more]

An experimental investigation was conducted to explore the rate of flame spread over an unconsolidated porous bed of sand wetted with 2-propanol under a range of operating conditions. Video cinematography was employed to determine the rate of flame spread and characterise the combustion behaviour of the system. The rate of flame spread strongly correlated with: (i) the ratio of fuel volume to the weight of the sand bed, referred to as FR, and (ii) the flame initiation delay, referred to as FID. The rates of flame spread associated with no initiation delay cases were found to rise with increasing FR while for cases associated with any given flame initiation delay the rate of flame spread was found to decrease with increasing FR. In addition, the rate of change in flame spread was observed to be different for beds containing finer particles in comparison to those containing coarser ones. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.firesaf.2013.03.017
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2013 Zanganeh J, Altarawneh M, Saraireh I, Namazi S, Zanganeh J, 'Theoretical study on thermochemical parameters and pKa values for fluorinated isomers of toluene', COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY, 1011 21-29 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.comptc.2013.02.003
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2012 Moghtaderi B, Zanganeh J, Shah KV, Wu H, 'Application of concrete and demolition waste as CO2 sorbent in chemical looping gasification of biomass', Energy & Fuels, 26 2046-2057 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/ef300145t
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2011 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Flame spread over porous sand beds wetted with propenol', Fire and Materials, 35 61-70 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/fam.1035
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2010 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Experimental study of temperature distribution and flame spread over an inert porous bed wetted with liquid fuel', International Journal of Emerging Multidisciplinary Fluid Sciences, 2 1-14 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1260/1756-8315.2.1.1
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Namazi S, Brankovic L, Moghtaderi B, Zanganeh J, 'Comparative study of data mining techniques for predicting explosions in coal mines', Proceedings of the Confluence 2020 - 10th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh, India (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/Confluence47617.2020.9057921
Co-authors Ljiljana Brankovic, Behdad Moghtaderi
2018 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Examine the Application of Venting duct on Methane and Coal Dust Explosion Characteristics', Chemeca 2018, Queenstown, New Zealand (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Examine the minimum ignition energy required to ignite the coal dust cloud in ventilation air methane', 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, NSW (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Badat Y, Ajrash MJ, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Investigation of methane and coal dust concentration impact on explosion pressure rise in a confined spherical space', 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, NSW (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Kundu SK, Zanganeh J, Eschebach D, Moghtaderi B, 'Experimental investigation of explosion characteristics of methane air mixtures in a vented vessel connected to a curved duct', 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, NSW (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Eschebach D, Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Pressure wave and flame front positions originating from methane-air explosions in a 1m³ vessel with circular duct', 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2017 Shirzaei M, Zanganeh J, Kundu S, Moghtaderi B, 'Methane-air flame propagation characteristics in presence of restriction in a duct', 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, NSW (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2013 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Flame Heights of an Iso-propanol Fuel Soaked Porous Bed: Experimental Study and Modelling', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Perth, W.A. (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2011 Rajabion L, Zanganeh J, 'Risk Analysis for Knowledge Management Projects Using PMBOK Guidelines and FMEA Techniques: A Case Study', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, VOLS 1 AND 2, Univ Passau, Passau, GERMANY (2011)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2011 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Effect of fuel ratio and flame initiation delay on the rate of flame spread over a porous bed wetted with a flammable liquid', Proceedings of the 11th Australian Combustion Symposium, Shoal Bay, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2009 Zanganeh J, Moghtaderi B, 'Flame propagation over a porous media wetted with flammable liquid in a channel of finite cross section', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium 2009, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
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Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Moghtaderi B, Peng Z, Zanganeh J, 'Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of a Generic VAM Abatement Plant: Under both Cold and Hot Flow Conditions', Centennial Coal Company Limited, 84 (2020)
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi, Zhengbiao Peng
2019 Moghtaderi B, Peng Z, Zanganeh J, Doroodchi E, Fletcher D, 'CFD Modelling of Reverse Thermal Oxidisers for VAM Abatement: Phase-II: CFD modelling of fixed-bed RTO devices', The Australian Coal Industry s Research Program, 70 (2019)
Co-authors Elham Doroodchi, Behdad Moghtaderi, Zhengbiao Peng
2014 Moghtaderi B, Wall T, Zanganeh J, Shah K, Peng Z, Luo C, Alghamdi YA, 'A Novel Chemical Looping Based Air Separation Technology for Oxy Fuel Combustion of Coal', Coal Innovation NSW, 263 (2014)
Co-authors Terry Wall, Behdad Moghtaderi, Zhengbiao Peng
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 35
Total funding $27,252,580

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20214 grants / $339,741

Airbag Explosion Suppression System for Mitigation of VAM Explosions $286,678

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2001510
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Feasibility and suitability assessment of the existing bins and fuel handling system$24,563

Funding body: Verdant Earth Technologies Limited

Funding body Verdant Earth Technologies Limited
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100906
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Stone dust bag testing in Detonation Tube$16,000

Funding body: Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd

Funding body Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100767
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Simulation and assessment of water flow rate in Aquator Class 1 (T20 and T100) manufactured by Tank Solutions company$12,500

Funding body: Tank Solutions Pty Ltd

Funding body Tank Solutions Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100792
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20207 grants / $461,875

GREACH- A Glass Breaching Device for Defence and Law Enforcement Applications Based on a Novel Annealing Assisted Abrasive Micro-Waterjet Cutting Approach$175,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Industry

Funding body NSW Department of Industry
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, A/Pro Ahmad Jabbarzadeh
Scheme Defence Innovation Network Pilot Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000598
Type Of Funding C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other
Category 2400
UON Y

Robo-Laser: A Novel System for Remediation of Marine Corrosion in Confined Spaces Within Naval Platforms Using Laser Carrying Spider Robots$150,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Industry

Funding body NSW Department of Industry
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Professor Robert Melchers, Associate Professor Adrian Wills, Doctor Joel Ferguson, Professor Assaad Masri, Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Shima Taheri
Scheme Defence Innovation Network Pilot Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1901315
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

Investigate and validate the properties and performance of ATH$49,200

Funding body: AmpControl Service (NSW) Pty Ltd

Funding body AmpControl Service (NSW) Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000402
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Performance Assessment of IntelliParticle Heating Paint$32,362

Funding body: IntelliParticle

Funding body IntelliParticle
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000370
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Recycled Biomass fuel thermal properties assessment$29,000

Funding body: Assured Environmental Pty Ltd

Funding body Assured Environmental Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000079
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Mathematical Modelling of Molybdenum Dust Concentration in a Molybdenum Storage Tank$16,313

Funding body: Worley Services Pty Limited

Funding body Worley Services Pty Limited
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2000965
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Stone dust bag testing in Detonation Tube$10,000

Funding body: Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd

Funding body Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G2001355
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

201912 grants / $1,121,901

Computational Fluid Dynamic Modelling of a Generic VAM Abatement Plant Under Hot Flow Conditions$331,000

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Hui Song, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901008
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Application and Optimisation of Hybrid Chequer-Bricks in Regenerative Thermal Oxidisers for VAM Abatement$255,480

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900623
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Simulation of VAM Fluid dynamic properties for a generic VAM abatement plant with out heat source (Cold Flow Modelling)$215,000

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Hui Song, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901007
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Performance and validation of stone dust bags$51,670

Funding body: Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd

Funding body Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Mr James Bradley
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900073
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

To investigate and develop a novel and cost effective process for gold and antimony recovery$50,385

Funding body: Australian Minmet Metallurgical Laboratories Pty Ltd

Funding body Australian Minmet Metallurgical Laboratories Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901147
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Performance and validation of stone dust bags$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Mr James Bradley, Mr James Bradley
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900294
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

To investigate and develop a novel and cost effective process for gold and antimony recovery$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Omid Mowla, Doctor Priscilla Tremain, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901313
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

Modelling to determine the optimum gap distance between the mine fan outlet and VAM capture duct inlet$49,000

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Hui Song
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900573
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Performance and validation testing of stone dust bags$25,000

Funding body: Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd

Funding body Alfabs Mining Equipment Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901493
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Development and testing of small stone dust bags$25,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901594
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

Sampling and analysis of the fumes emitted from the secondary layer material during the thermal process$11,520

Funding body: Regain Services Pty Ltd

Funding body Regain Services Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901571
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

CD Modelling to determine the optimum length of a collapsible interface duct to quickly separate the abatement unit from the mine fan evase under abnormal conditions$7,846

Funding body: Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern

Funding body Centennial Coal Company Limited - Fassifern
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900825
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20186 grants / $198,873

Assessment of Tank Solutions' Aquator Class 1 Oil Water Separator Performance$46,602

Funding body: Tank Solutions Pty Ltd

Funding body Tank Solutions Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Mohammad Alam, Mr Mohammed Jabbar Ajrash Al-Zuraiji
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801252
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Assessment of Tank Solutions' Aquator Class 1 Oil Water Separator Performance$46,602

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Zhengbiao Peng, Doctor Mohammad Alam, Mr Mohammed Jabbar Ajrash Al-Zuraiji
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1900041
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

Establishment of a Solar Cogeneration Plant at the Proposed Denman Tourist Park & Thermal Baths (Muswellbrook Shire)$45,867

Funding body: Muswellbrook Shire Council

Funding body Muswellbrook Shire Council
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Cheng Zhou
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800798
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

To Validate the applicable waste heat recovery methods for reduction of energy in dishwashers$25,426

Funding body: Norris Industries Pty Ltd

Funding body Norris Industries Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Ahmad Seyfaee, Doctor Mohammad Alam, Mr Yusuf Badat
Scheme Innovation Connections Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800926
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

To Validate the applicable waste heat recovery methods for reduction of energy in dishwashers$25,426

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Doctor Ahmad Seyfaee, Doctor Mohammad Alam, Mr Yusuf Badat
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1801027
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

A Research On Hydroxy and LPG Cutting Machine Emissions$8,950

Funding body: SCE Steel Services

Funding body SCE Steel Services
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801018
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20174 grants / $131,494

Optimisation of Inovin water treatment technology$40,810

Funding body: Inovin Pty Ltd

Funding body Inovin Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701004
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Optimisation of Inovin water treatment technology$40,810

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701134
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

Optimisation of the anodising treatment technology process$24,937

Funding body: Speedflow Products Pty Ltd

Funding body Speedflow Products Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701121
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Optimisation of the anodising treatment technology process$24,937

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701122
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

20142 grants / $24,998,696

VAM Abatement Safety Project$12,499,348

Funding body: ACALET (ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd)

Funding body ACALET (ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd)
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Mr Patrick Booth, Mr Jim Sandford, Mrs Behnaz Rahmatmand
Scheme COAL21 Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400523
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

VAM Abatement Safety Project$12,499,348

Funding body: ACALET (ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd)

Funding body ACALET (ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd)
Project Team Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Jafar Zanganeh, Mr Patrick Booth, Mr Jim Sandford, Mrs Behnaz Rahmatmand
Scheme COAL21 Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400523
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Prometheus: A Device to Produce Electricity From Stored Compressed Air PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Experimental Investigation of Premixed Methane-Air Deflagration Propagation in Tubes PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD A Fundamental Understanding of Methods of Contacting Ionic Liquids and Gases at High Flow Rates PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Assessment of a Novel Concept for Co-generation of Heat and Power PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD Ignition and Explosion Characteristics of Coal Dust and Methane Mixture Under Conditions Pertinent to Ventilation Air Methane Abatement PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD A Fundamental Study on Char Creation from Coal Tailings ('Chailings') and Its Application as a Soil Amendment PhD (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Jafar Zanganeh

Position

Research Associate
NA
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email jafar.zanganeh@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40339335
Mobile NA
Fax (02) 40339383

Office

Room C Block- NIER
Building C Block- NIER
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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