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Associate Professor Mehdi Khiadani

Associate Dean (Research)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5825, Email: m.khiadani@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.203
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5825
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5811
Email: m.khiadani@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.203  

 

Mehdi is the Associate Dean (Research) within the School of Engineering.

Background

Dr Mehdi Khiadani has several years of experience in the academic and consulting professions both in Australia and overseas. Mehdi's industry and research contributions include water resources, hydraulics, water quality and pollution transport.

Dr Khiadani has held positions with other universities and leading consultants as follows:

  • 2017-recent: Edith Cowan University, Associate Professor
  • 2011-2016: Edith Cowan University, Senior Lecturer
  • 2004-2010: Isfahan University, Iran, Assistant Professor
  • 2002-2004: University of Technology, Sydney, Post-doctoral Researcher
  • 2003-2004: Aecom (Maunsell Australia), Senior Engineer
  • 2001-2003: Connell Wagner Pty Ltd, Senior Engineer
  • 1998-2000: Parsons Brinckerhoff (PPK Environment & Infrastructure Pty Ltd)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Water Quality and Pollution Transport
  • Urban Water System

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Technology, Sydney, 2000.
  • Master of Engineering Science, The University of New South Wales, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Water Engineering, Iran, 1989.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Biologically Enhanced Primary Treatment of Wastewater,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2019 - 2021,  $385,236.
  • Vetiver Biofiltration System for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate,  Unspecified Funding Source,  Multiple Funding Sources - Industry Engagement Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $48,000.
  • The studies on rheological properties of activated sludge in wastewater treatment plants project - phase 2,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $87,128.
  • Determining Infiltration Pond Performance Curves,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $456,648.
  • Vetiver Wetland System for Domestic Effluent Treatment and Disposal,  Lennard Waste Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $73,134.
  • Magnetic ion exchange resin (MIEX) sand separation,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2019,  $256,582.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Shafieiyoun, E., Gheysari, M., Khiadani, M., Abedi Koupai, J., Shojaei, P., Moomkesh, M., (2020), Assessment of reference evapotranspiration across an arid urban environment having poor data monitoring system. Hydrological Processes, June(June), 1–17, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13851.
  • Biswas, S., Siddiqi, H., Charan Meikap, B., Sen, T., Khiadani, M., (2020), Preparation and Characterization of Raw and Inorganic Acid-Activated Pine Cone Biochar and Its Application in the Removal of Aqueous-Phase Pb2+ Metal Ions by Adsorption. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: an international journal of environmental pollution, 231(1), 3, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-019-4375-7.
  • Omara, AA., Abuelnuor, AA., Mohammed, HA., Khiadani, M., (2020), Phase change materials (PCMs) for improving solar still productivity: a review. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 139(August), 1585–1617, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-019-08645-3.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., Azhar, MR., (2020), A solar membrane-based wastewater treatment system for high-quality water production. Energy, 206(September), 118233, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118233.
  • Amiraftabi, M., Khiadani, M., Al-Mashhadani, H., (2020), Performance of a dual helical ribbon impeller in a two-phase (gas-liquid) stirred tank reactor. Chemical Engineering and Processing: process intensification, 148(February 2020), Article number 107811, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2020.107811.
  • Ikhlaq, M., Al-Abdeli, Y., Khiadani, M., (2020), Nozzle exit conditions and the heat transfer in non-swirling and weakly swirling turbulent impinging jets. Heat and Mass Transfer, 556(1), 269-290, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-019-02710-1.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Azhar, MR., Khiadani, M., Sen, T., (2020), Performance improvement of thermal-driven membrane-based solar desalination systems using nanofluid in the feed stream. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 39(June 2020), Article number 100715, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2020.100715.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Parast Vand, H., Khiadani, M., (2020), Comparative and performative investigation of various data-based and conventional theoretical methods for modelling heat pipe solar collectors. Solar Energy, 198(1 March 2020), 212-223, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.056.
  • Ambrose, HW., Chin, CT., Hong, E., Philp, L., Suraishkumar , GK., Sen, T., Khiadani, M., (2020), Effect of hybrid (microwave-H2O2) feed sludge pretreatment on single and two-stage anaerobic digestion efficiency of real mixed sewage sludge. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 136(April 2020), 194-202, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2020.01.032.
  • Biswas, S., Diwakar, RK., Behera, ID., Meikap, BC., Sen, T., Khiadani, M., (2020), Aqueous phase phenol removal from synthetic and real steel plant effluents through a batch and Semifluidized bed column operation: Experimental and model analysis. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8, , 104441, USA, DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2020.104441.
  • Biswas, S., Siddiq, H., Meikap, BC., Sen, T., Khiadani, M., (2020), Preparation and Characterization of Raw and Inorganic Acid-Activated Pine Cone Biochar and Its Application in the Removal of Aqueous-Phase Pb2+ Metal Ions by Adsorption. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: an international journal of environmental pollution, 231(3), Article number 3, DOI: 10.1007/s11270-019-4375-7.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., (2020), A multipurpose desalination, cooling, and air-conditioning system powered by waste heat recovery from diesel exhaust fumes and cooling water. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 21(October ), 100702, DOI: 10.1016/j.csite.2020.100702.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., (2020), Integration of heat pipe solar water heating systems with different residential households: An energy, environmental, and economic evaluation. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 21(October), 100662, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csite.2020.100662.
  • Azhar, MR., Arafat, Y., Khiadani, M., Wang, S., Shao, Z., (2020), Water-stable MOFs-based core-shell nanostructures for advanced oxidation towards environmental remediation. Composites Part B: Engineering, 192(July), 107985, Experimental Heat Transfer, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107985.
  • Fanaie Esfahani, V., Khiadani, M., (2020), Effect of salinity on air dissolution, size distribution of microbubbles, and hydrodynamics of a dissolved air flotation (DAF) system. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 591(20 April 2020), Article number 124547, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2020.124547.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., Nosrati, A., (2019), Thermal performance of an evacuated tube heat pipe solar water heating system in cold season. Applied Thermal Engineering, 149(25 February 2019), 644-657, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.12.078.
  • Esmi Jahromi, M., Khiadani, M., Shukla, S., (2019), A comparative study of predicting oxygen transfer in weirs and water jets in cross-flows. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Water Management, 172(1), 14-29, London, United Kingdom, Institute of Civil Engineers Publishing, DOI: 10.1680/jwama.16.00046.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., Nosrati, A., (2019), Strategies to improve the thermal performance of heat pipe solar collectors in solar systems: A review. Energy Conversion and Management, 183(1 March 2019), 307-331, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.12.115.
  • Fanaie Esfahani, V., Khiadani, M., Sun, G., (2019), Effect of salinity and temperature on air dissolution in an unpacked air saturator of a dissolved air flotation system. Desalination and Water Treatment, 170(December 2019), 91-100, DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2019.24718.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Osman, JJ., Khiadani, M., Nosrati, A., (2019), Enhancing heat pipe solar water heating systems performance using a novel variable mass flow rate technique and different solar working fluids. Solar Energy, 186(1 July 2019), 191-203, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.05.016.
  • Amiraftabi, M., Khiadani, M., (2019), Transparent polymers to emulate the rheological properties of primary, activated, and digested sludge. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 146(June 2019), 404-415, DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2019.03.040.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., Nosrati, A., (2019), Performance analysis of a thermal-driven tubular direct contact membrane distillation system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 159(August 2019), 113887, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.113887.
  • Gholami, A., Al-Mashhadani, H., A. Wahid, M., Khiadani, M., (2019), Parametric design exploration of fin-and-oval tube compact heat exchangers performance with a new type of corrugated fin patterns. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 144(October), 173-190, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2019.05.022.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., Nosrati, A., (2019), Theoretical modelling approaches of heat pipe solar collectors in solar systems: A comprehensive review. Solar Energy, 193(15 November), 227-243, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.09.036.
  • Fathinia, F., Khiadani, M., Al-Abdeli, Y., Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., (2019), Performance improvement of spray flash evaporation desalination systems using multiple nozzle arrangement. Applied Thermal Engineering, 163(25 December 2019), Article number 114385, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114385.
  • Ikhlaq, M., Al-Abdeli, Y., Khiadani, M., (2019), Transient heat transfer characteristics of swirling and non-swirling turbulent impinging jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 109(December 2019), Article number 109917, DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2019.109917.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., (2019), A novel solar-driven direct contact membrane-based water desalination system. Energy Conversion and Management, 199(1 November 2019), Article number 112055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112055.
  • Fathinia, F., Khiadani, M., Al-Abdeli, Y., (2019), Experimental and mathematical investigations of spray angle and droplet sizes of a flash evaporation desalination system. Powder Technology, 355(October 2019), 542-551, Switzerland, Elsevier, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2019.07.081.
  • Fathinia, F., Al-Abdeli, Y., Khiadani, M., (2019), Evaporation rates and temperature distributions in fine droplet flash evaporation sprays. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 145(November 2019), Article number 106037, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2019.106037.
  • Mousavi, N., Kothapalli, G., Habibi, D., Khiadani, M., Das, C., (2019), An improved mathematical model for a pumped hydro storage system considering electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic losses. Applied Energy, 247(1 August 2019), 228-236, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.015.
  • Fanaie Esfahani, V., Khiadani, M., Ayres, T., (2019), Effects of internal geometry on hydrodynamics of dissolved air flotation (DAF) tank: An experimental study using particle image velocimetry (PIV). Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 575(20 August 2019), 382-390, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.05.027.
  • Shafieian Dastjerdi, A., Khiadani, M., Nosrati, A., (2018), A review of latest developments, progress, and applications of heat pipe solar collectors. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 95(November 2018 ), 273-304, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.07.014.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., (2018), Experimental investigation and analysis of a new single-stage vacuum spray flash desalinator utilising a gas-liquid ejector. Journal of Cleaner Production, 190(3-4), 118-127, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.135.
  • Hashtroudi, H., Khiadani, M., Sun, G., (2018), Pb (II) ions sequestration from aqueous solutions by canola stalk: isotherms and kinetics studies. Desalination and Water Treatment, 118(2018), 205-215, DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2018.22420.
  • Chipongo, K., Khiadani, M., (2017), Oxygen transfer by multiple vertical plunging jets in tandem. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 143(1), Article Number: 04016072, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001145.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., Lucas, G., (2017), Efficiency of a combined desalination and power system utilising a two-phase flow multi-stream heat exchanger. Heat Transfer Engineering, 38(11-12), 1000-1007, New York, USA, Taylor & Francis Inc., DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2016.1216939.
  • Alai Bakhsh, M., Emelyanova, I., Barron, O., Sims, N., Khiadani, M., Mohyeddin Kermani, A., (2017), Delineation of riparian vegetation from Landsat multi-temporal imagery using PCA. Hydrological Processes, 31(4), 800-810, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11054.
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Esmi Jahromi, M., (2017), Calibration of Valiantzas’ reference evapotranspiration equations for the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128(3-4), 845-856, Springer-Verlag Wien, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-016-1744-7.
  • Alai Bakhsh, M., Emelyanova, I., Barron, O., Khiadani, M., Warren, G., (2017), Large-scale regional delineation of riparian vegetation in the arid and semi-arid Pilbara region, WA. Hydrological Processes, 31(24), 4269–4281 , DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11348.
  • Chipongo, K., Khiadani, M., (2017), Spatially Varied Open-Channel Flow with Increasing Discharge Equation. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143(3), Article number 04016089, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001258.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Sadafi, M., Hooman, K., (2017), A numerical model and experimental verification for analysing a new vacuum spray flash desalinator utilising low grade energy. Desalination, 413(July 2017), 109–118, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2017.03.014.
  • Shokoohi, R., Asgari, G., Leili, M., Khiadani, M., Foroughi, M., Sedighi Hemmat, M., (2017), Modelling of moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) efficiency on hospital wastewater (HW) treatment: a comprehensive analysis on BOD and COD removal. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14(4), 841–852, New York, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s13762-017-1255-9.
  • Chipongo, K., Khiadani, M., (2017), Reoxygenation by Free, Wall-Supported, and Plate-Supported Rectangular Jets Plunging into a Quiescent Pool. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 143(8), article no. 04017031, Virginia, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001233.
  • Esmi Jahromi, M., Khiadani, M., (2017), Experimental Study on Oxygen Transfer Capacity of Water Jets Discharging into Turbulent Cross-Flow. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 143(6), article no. 04017007, Virginia, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001194.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., (2016), A novel vacuum discharge thermal energy combined desalination and power generation system utilizing R290/R600a. Energy, 98(2016), 215–224, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.01.007.
  • Samarghandi, MR., Khiadani, M., Foroughi, M., Zolghadr Nasab, H., (2016), Defluoridation of water using activated alumina in presence of natural organic matter via response surface methodology. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(1), 887-897, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5293-x.
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Esmi Jahromi, M., (2016), Developing equations for estimating reference evapotranspiration in Australia. Water Resources Management, 30(11), 3815–3828, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-016-1386-7.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., Lucas, G., (2016), Optimised exergy efficiency of a combined flash spray desalinator recovering discharge thermal energy. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(40), 18588-18596, Taylor and Francis Inc., DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1095684.
  • Chipongo, K., Khiadani, M., (2015), Comparison of Simulation Methods for Recharge Mounds Under Rectangular Basins. Water Resources Management, 29(8), 2855-2874, Kluwer Academic Publishers, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-0974-2.
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Kothapalli, G., (2015), Assessment of Artificial Neural Networks and IHACRES models for simulating streamflow in Marillana catchment in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 19(2), 116-126, Melbourne, VIC, Taylor and Francis Ltd, DOI: 10.1080/13241583.2015.1116183.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Lucas, G., Hooman, K., (2015), Performance analysis of a low pressure discharge thermal energy combined desalination unit. Applied Thermal Engineering, 76(February), 116-122, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.10.092.
  • Miao, J., Lu, HB., Habibi, D., Khiadani, M., Zhang, L., (2015), Photocatalytic Degradation of the Azo Dye Acid Red 14 in Nanosized TiO2 Suspension under Simulated Solar Light. CLEAN: Soil, Air, Water, 43(7), 1037-1043, Wiley-VCH Verlag, DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400383.
  • Alai Bakhsh, M., Emelyanova, I., Barron, O., Mohyeddin Kermani, A., Khiadani, M., (2015), Multivariate detection and attribution of land-cover changes in the Central Pilbara, Western Australia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(10), 2599-2621, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2015.1042595.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A study into the effects of spray and jet characteristics on flash evaporation system
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Using agricultural wastes to treat lead-contaminated water in Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Digital change detection and separation of anthropogenic and natural impacts on ecohydrological conditions in the pilbara region, WA
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A solar-driven membrane-based water desalination/purification system
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Air dissolution, size distribution, and hydrodynamics of microbubbles in a dissolved air flotation (DAF) system
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Flow characteristics of a transverse water jet into an unconfined water channel
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Effects of lateral inflow on oxygen transfer and hydraulics in open channel flows
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A novel discharge thermal energy combined desalination and power cycle utilising a vacuum spray flash evaporator
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Experimental study of oxygen transfer and Air-water two-phase flow characteristics of water jets-in-crossflows
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Water resource options for sustainable development in the pilbara region of Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  Engineered iron oxide nanoparticle-polymer composites for the removal of dissolved arsenic and antimony
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Engineering characteristics of compacted sand-bentonite mixtures
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Permeability characteristics of fibre-reinforced Perth sandy soil
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Simulated solar light assisted photocatalytic degradation of organic matters
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