RIWE RIWE Regional Institute of Water Education

Bijan Rahimi

Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: September 19, 1980
Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
Nationality: Iranian

  1. CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address: Institute of Water and Energy, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

P.O. Box: 14588-89694
Tel: +98 21 66164658 (Office) 
Fax: +98 21 66403808
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  1. EDUCATION

  • D.: Desalination, 2015, University of Western Australia.
  • Title of Ph.D. Thesis: “ Physiological and biochemical studies in industrial production of a bio-insecticide”
  • Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering, 2007, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Title of Master of Science Thesis: “ Glucoamylase production by different strain of A. niger under different aeration”
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2004, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  1. HONORS

  • Iranian Elites Foundation Scholarship, 2016-2017
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), 2012-2015
  • UWA Safety Net Top-Up Scholarship, 2012-2015
  • NCEDA (National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia) Supplementary PhD Scholarship 2013-2015
  • AQ, BASF Student Scholarship, 2015
  1. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN, 2017-present.
  • Technical Adviser for seawater desalination plans to allocate funds, Technology development council of water, drought, erosion and environment, Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, Tehran, IRAN, 2015-present.
  • Low grade waste heat driven desalination pilot plant construction and testing, in cooperation with Technoform (Germany), Turbinedar Co. (Iran) and Water and Energy Institute, Sharif University of Technology, Since, 2016 till now.
  • Feasibility study of utilizing power plant’s waste heat streams for seawater desalination, Water and Energy Institute, Sharif University of Technology, Since 2016 till now.
  • Introducing and development of a novel process in BHP Worsley Alumina Refinery plant for the aim of waste heat recovery for water management, Western Australia, 2012 ~ 2015.
  • A novel MED pilot plant testing (ALFALAVAL JWP Series), National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), Rockingham, Western Australia, 2012 ~ 2014.
  • Introducing and development of a novel low grade heat driven Flash Boosted MED process (both technical and economic evaluations), The University of Western Australia, 2012 ~ 2015.
  • Consulting for development of my customised novel design for Worsley Alumina refinery’s evaporation plant with the aim of waste heat recovery for the waste water management, Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd, BHP Billiton (Mineral Industry), Worsley WA 6225, Australia.
  • Project Engineer in Control Valve Division (2008 – 2010), Azmoon Motamam Co. (Measurement Instruments & Automation), Tehran, Iran.
  • Head of Control Valve Division (2010 – 2011), Azmoon Motamam Co. (Measurement Instruments & Automation), Tehran, Iran.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Desalination
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Heat Exchangers, Evaporators/Condensers, Cooling Towers
  • Measurement Instruments and Control Valves
  • Steam and Condensate Systems
  1. PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Rahimi, H. T. Chua, “Low Grade Heat Driven Multi Effect Distillation and Desalination”, Elsevier Inc., 2017, ISBN: 978-0-12-805124-5

Journal Publications

  • ‌ Rahimi, B., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Chua, H.T., Rosenberg, S., Boom, E., and Nicoli, S., “A novel low grade heat driven process to re-concentrate process liquor in alumina refineries” Hydrometallurgy Journal, vol. 17, pp. 34-42, 2017.
  • Christ, A., Rahimi, B., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Chua, H.T., “Techno-economic analysis of geothermal desalination using Hot Sedimentary Aquifers: A pre-feasibility study for Western Australia,” Desalination, vol. 404, pp. 167-181, 2016.
  • Rahimi, B., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Chua, H.T., Rosenberg, S., Boom, E., and Nicoli, S., “A novel flash boosted evaporation process for alumina refineries,” Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, vol. 94, pp. 375-384, 2016.
  • Rahimi, B., May, J., Christ, A., Regenauer-Lieb, K., and Chua, H. T., “Thermo-Economic Analysis of Two Novel Low Grade Sensible Heat Driven Desalination Processes,” Desalination, vol. 365, pp. 316–328, 2015.
  • Rahimi, B., Christ, A., Regenauer-Lieb, K., and Chua, H. T., “A novel process for low grade heat driven desalination,” Desalination, vol. 351, pp. 202–212, 2014.
  1. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Reviewer of Desalination Journal, Elsevier, ISSN: 0011-9164
  • Member of Advisory Committee of the First National Desalination Research and Technology Roadmap at Water Research Institute of Iran’s Ministry of Energy
  • Member of Desalination Research Group, Sharif University of Technology
  • Member of International Desalination Association (IDA)
  • Member of Engineers Australia
  • Member of National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA)
  • Member of Iranian Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (ISICE)
  1. TEACHING RECORDS

  • Seawater Desalination
  • Waste heat recovery for desalination
  • Thermodynamics,
  • Heat and Mass Transfer