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Dr Ataollah (Ata) Nosrati

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2735, Email: a.nosrati@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.224
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2735
Email: a.nosrati@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.224  

 

Ata is a Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering.

Current Teaching

  • ENS2115 Process Engineering Fundamentals
  • ENS3107 Transport Processes
  • ENS3113 Reaction Engineering
  • ENS5166 Process Design

Background

A chemical engineer and metallurgist with 6 years of research and student supervision experience (at University of South Australia) and involvement in more than 10 applied and fundamental project activities with problem solving and process optimization nature. Seven years of industry experience in chemical engineering and mineral processing.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Mineral processing: Leaching/dissolution of mineral ores; Agglomeration; Dewatering; Acidic mine water neutralization
  • Rheology: Interfacial chemistry and particle interactions (rheology) nexus in complex dispersions used in chemicals/minerals processing; rheological characterization of complex fluids and materials
  • Water purification: Design and development of hybrid adsorbents for selective and clean recovery of metals from solutions
  • Solvent Extraction
  • Finding new applications for microfluidics in chemical engineering and mineral processes industries

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia, 2011.
  • Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, University of South Australia, 2010.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Synthesis of superior and cost-effective nanofiltration membranes using vortex fluidic device,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $22,000.
  • Development of an environmentally friendly and cost-effective adsorbent for arsenic removal from contaminated water/wastewater,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $30,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Nosrati, A., Larsson, ML., Linden, JB., Zihao, Z., Addai-Mensah, J., Nydenb, M., (2017), Polyethyleneimine functionalized mesoporous diatomite particles for selective copper recovery from aqueous media. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 166(n/a), 29?36, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.minpro.2017.07.001.
  • Lo, A., Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., (2016), Particle and pore dynamics under column leaching of goethitic and saprolitic nickel laterite agglomerates. Advanced Powder Technology, 27(6), 2370?2376, Elsevier.
  • Linden, JB., Mikael Larsson, M., Kaur, S., Nosrati, A., Nyden, M., (2016), Glutaraldehyde-crosslinking for improved copper absorption selectivity and chemical stability of polyethyleneimine coatings. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133(37), Article 43954, 12p., John Wiley & Sons Inc, DOI: 10.1002/app.43954.
  • Joseph-Soly, S., Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., (2016), Improved dewatering of nickel laterite ore slurries using superabsorbent polymers. Advanced Powder Technology, 27(6), 2308?2316, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2016.07.010.
  • Maccarthy, J., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2016), Atmospheric acid leaching mechanisms and kinetics and rheological studies of a low grade saprolitic nickel laterite ore. Hydrometallurgy, 160(2016), 26-37, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2015.11.004.
  • Maccarthy, J., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2015), Effect of mineralogy and temperature on atmospheric acid leaching and rheological behaviour of model oxide and clay mineral dispersions. Powder Technology, 286(2015), 420-430, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier B.V., DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2015.07.013.
  • Maccarthy, J., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2015), Acid leaching and rheological behaviour of a siliceous goethitic nickel laterite ore: Influence of particle size and temperature. Minerals Engineering, 77(2015), 52-63, Oxford, United Kingdom, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.12.031.
  • Quaicoe, I., Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., (2015), Influence of binder composition on hematite-rich mixed minerals agglomeration behaviour and product properties. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 97(2015), 45-56, London, UK, Institution of Chemical Engineers, DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.02.021.
  • Harris, A., Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., (2015), The effect of clay type and dispersion conditions on electroosmotic consolidation behaviour of model kaolinite and Na-exchanged smectite pulps. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 101(2015), 56-64, London, UK, Institution of Chemical Engineers, DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.04.001.
  • Maccarthy, J., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2014), Dissolution and rheological behaviour of hematite and quartz particles in aqueous media at pH 1. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 92(11), 2509-2522, Institution of Chemical Engineers, DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2014.02.020.
  • Maccarthy, J., Addai-Mensah, J., Nosrati, A., (2014), Atmospheric acid leaching of siliceous goethitic Ni laterite ore: Effect of solid loading and temperature. Minerals Engineering, 69(2014), 154-164, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.08.005.
  • Nosrati, A., Quast, K., Xu, D., Skinner, W., Robinson, DJ., Addai-Mensah, J., (2014), Agglomeration and column leaching behaviour of nickel laterite ores: Effect of ore mineralogy and particle size distribution. Hydrometallurgy, 146(May 2014), 29-39, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2014.03.004.
  • Quaicoe, I., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2014), Agglomeration and column leaching behaviour of goethitic and saprolitic nickel laterite ores. Minerals Engineering, 65(15 October 2014), 1-8, Oxford, United Kingdom, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.04.001.
  • Quaicoe, I., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2014), Single and mixed oxide and clay particle agglomeration: Influence of feed mineralogy and percent drum volume loading. Powder Technology, 253(February), 568-579, Switzerland, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.12.019.
  • Quast, K., Xu, D., Skinner, W., Nosrati, A., Hilder, T., Robinson, DJ., Addai-Mensah, J., (2013), Column leaching of nickel laterite agglomerates: Effect of feed size. Hydrometallurgy, 134-135(n/a), 144-149, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2013.02.001.
  • Addai-Mensah, J., Quaicoe, I., Nosrati, A., Robinson, DJ., (2013), Understanding Lateritic Ore Agglomeration Behaviour as a Precursor to Enhanced Heap Leaching. Ghana Mining Journal, 14(June), 41-50.
  • Quaicoe, I., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2013), Agglomeration behaviour and product structure of clay and oxide minerals. Chemical Engineering Science, 98(19 July 2013), 40-50, Oxford, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.03.034.
  • Nosrati, A., Robinson, DJ., Addai-Mensah, J., (2013), Establishing nickel laterite agglomerate structure and properties for enhanced heap leaching. Hydrometallurgy, 134-135(2013), 66-73, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2013.01.019.
  • Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., Skinner, W., (2012), Muscovite clay mineral particle interactions in aqueous media. Powder Technology, 219(March 2012), 228-238, Switzerland, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2011.12.048.
  • Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Robinson, DJ., Addai-Mensah, J., (2012), Microstructure analysis of Ni laterite agglomerates for enhanced heap leaching. Powder Technology, 232(December 2012), 106-112, Switzerland, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2012.08.016.
  • Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., Skinner, W., (2012), Rheological behavior of muscovite clay slurries: Effect of water quality and solution speciation. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 102-103(25 January), 89-98, Elsevier.
  • Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., Robinson, DJ., (2012), Drum agglomeration behavior of nickel laterite ore: Effect of process variables. Hydrometallurgy, 125-126(August 2012), 90-99, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2012.05.016.
  • Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., Skinner, W., (2012), Gelation of aqueous clay mineral dispersions leaching at low pH: Effect of mineral/pulp composition and temperature. Powder Technology, 223(June 2012), 98-104, Switzerland, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2011.07.022.

Conference Publications

  • Welham, NJ., Nosrati, A., Setoudeh, N., (2017), Lithium Ore Processing ? an Overview of the Current and New Processes. MetPlant 2017 Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies ? World?s Best Practice, 185-194.
  • Addai-Mensah, J., Nosrati, A., Quaicoe, I., Franks, GV., Liu, L., Robinson, DJ., (2012), Recent investigations of nickel laterite agglomeration for enhanced heap leaching. 26th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2012 Conference Proceedings, 3360-3376, International Minieral Processing Congress.
  • Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., Robinson, DJ., (2012), Understanding nickel laterite ore and agglomerate properties for enhanced heap leaching. 26th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2012 Conference Proceedings, 3906-3920, Bangalore, India.
  • Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah, J., Robinson, DJ., (2012), Agglomeration behaviour of siliceous goethite nickel laterite: Effect of binder formulation and feed particle size. 26th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2012 Conference Proceedings, 3893-3905, Bangalore, India, Navbharath Press.
  • Nosrati, A., Maccarthy, J., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., (2012), Leaching behaviour and particle interactions in uranium laterite dispersions: Effect of ore mineralogy and temperature. 26th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2012 Conference Proceedings, 3882-3892, Bangalore, India, Navbharath Press.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Improving The Processability Of Complex Low Grade Nickel Laterite Dispersions
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Lateritic Mineral Ores Agglomeration And Leaching Behaviour
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