Mojtaba Taseidifar

Research Associate

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I obtained my PhD at UNSW with a thesis entitled, Novel Water Technologies in 2019. I taught different chemistry units such as General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Basic Principles & Calculations in Industrial Chemistry. In 2016, I was awarded Postgraduate Research Scholarship at UNSW Canberra. Co-invented 5 PCT applications, internationally examined, and more than 20 published articles in peer-reviewed journals. I was awarded a scholarship to attend Water Innovation Lab in Porto, Portugal in 2017 and was among ACT Water Leaders Finalists in 2019 (Australian Capital Territory, Australia). I’d received $400,000.00 industrial grant to develop new techniques that I co-invented in different areas of Environmental Science/Engineering like Water/Wastewater treatment, Mineral Extraction and Purification, Green based Surfactants and PFAS de-contamination. I was a contributor to technical reports on the development of a new laboratory for PFAS decontamination at UNSW Canberra in 2019, Copper Recovery in Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) for a local mining company in 2021, PFAS removal using biodegradable amino acid-based surfactants for a local company in 2021, New Ion Exchange method and a novel process for its sustainable regeneration for a local mining company in 2022.

Journal articles
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Wan Nafi A; Taseidifar M, 2022, 'Removal of hazardous ions from aqueous solutions: Current methods, with a focus on green ion flotation', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115666
2022
Ziaee F; Ziaee M; Taseidifar M, 2021, 'Synthesis and application of a green surfactant for the treatment of water containing PFAS/ hazardous metal ions', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124800
2021
Shahid M; Taseidifar M; Pashley RM, 2021, 'A Study of the Bubble Column Evaporator Method for Improved Ammonium Bicarbonate Decomposition in Aqueous Solutions: Desalination and Other Techniques', Substantia, vol. 4, pp. 49 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-833
2021
Gettongsong T; Taseidifar M; Pashley RM; Ninham BW, 2021, 'Novel Resins for Efficient Desalination', Substantia, vol. 4, pp. 39 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-826
2021
Gettongsong T; Taseidifar M; Pashley RM, 2021, 'New Resins for Ion Exchange Applications and a Process for Their Sustainable Regeneration', Substantia, vol. 4, pp. 33 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-824
2021
Taseidifar M; Antony JJ; Pashley R, 2021, 'Prevention of Cavitation in Propellers', Substantia, vol. 4, pp. 109 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-821
2021
Wan Nafi A; Taseidifar M; Pashley RM; Ninham BW, 2021, 'Controlled Growth of Strontium Sulfate Particles in Aqueous Solution: Inhibition Effects of a Bubble Column Evaporator', Substantia, vol. 4, pp. 95 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-1031
2021
Ziaee M; Taseidifar M; Pashley RM; Ninham BW, 2021, 'Selective Removal of Toxic Ions from Water/Wastewater: Using a Novel Surfactant', Substantia, vol. 4, pp. 79 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-830
2021
Ziaee M; Taseidifar M; Pashley RM; Ninham BW, 2021, 'Efficient Dewatering of Slimes and Sludges with a Bubble Column Evaporator', Substantia, pp. 89 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.36253/substantia-841
2021
Taseidifar M, 2020, 'Environmental applications of a biodegradable cysteine-based surfactant', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111389
2020
Taseidifar M; Ziaee M; Pashley RM; Ninham BW, 2019, 'Ion flotation removal of a range of contaminant ions from drinking water', Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2019.103263
2019
Taseidifar M; Garrido Sanchis A; Pashley R; Ningham BW, 2019, 'Novel water treatment processes', Substantia, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-631
2019
Richard M. P; Tanita G; Mojtaba T; Muhammad S, 2018, 'A Novel Method for Decomposing and Recycling Ammonium Bicarbonate Solutions', International Journal of Membrane Science and Technology, vol. V5, pp. 24 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.15379/2410-1869.2018.05.02.02
2018
Taseidifar M; Shahid M; Pashley RM, 2018, 'A study of the bubble column evaporator method for improved thermal desalination', Desalination, vol. 432, pp. 97 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2018.01.003
2018
Taseidifar M; Makavipour F; Pashley RM; Rahman AFMM, 2017, 'Removal of heavy metal ions from water using ion flotation', Environmental Technology and Innovation, vol. 8, pp. 182 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2017.07.002
2017
Nikafshar S; Zabihi O; Ahmadi M; Mirmohseni A; Taseidifar M; Naebe M, 2017, 'The effects of UV light on the chemical and mechanical properties of a transparent epoxy-diamine system in the presence of an organic UV absorber', Materials, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma10020180
2017
Khataee A; Taseidifar M; Sheydaei M; Khorram S; Joo SW, 2016, 'Sonocatalytic degradation of basic blue 3 using plasma-treated magnetite nanostructures', Current Nanoscience, vol. 12, pp. 125 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1573413711666150806001210
2016
Khataee A; Taseidifar M; Khorram S; Sheydaei M; Joo SW, 2015, 'Preparation of nanostructured magnetite with plasma for degradation of a cationic textile dye by the heterogeneous Fenton process', Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, vol. 53, pp. 132 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtice.2015.02.023
2015
Khataee A; Sheydaei M; Hassani A; Taseidifar M; Karaca S, 2015, 'Sonocatalytic removal of an organic dye using TiO2/ Montmorillonite nanocomposite', Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, vol. 22, pp. 404 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2014.07.002
2015
Taseidifar M; Khataee A; Vahid B; Khorram S; Joo SW, 2015, 'Production of nanocatalyst from natural magnetite by glow discharge plasma for enhanced catalytic ozonation of an oxazine dye in aqueous solution', Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, vol. 404-405, pp. 218 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2015.05.004
2015
Patents
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Pashley R; Taseidifar M; Antony J, 2021, Prevention of cavitation, Patent No. Europe pat no.3612443; Germany pat no. 602018020192;
2021
  • ACT Water Leaders Finalist 2019 (Australian Capital Territory, Australia)
  • Tuition Fees Scholarship and Study at UNSW Canberra Scholarship, UNSW Canberra, 2016.
  • Water Innovation Lab (WIL), Porto (Portugal) scholarship, 2017
Organisational units
lensSchool of Science