Dr. Samira Ghafoori

Dr. Samira Ghafoori

Assistant Professor

Petroleum
Email: s.ghafoori@ack.edu.kw,
Qualification: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Ryerson University, Canada

  • Chemical/Petrochemical Process Modeling and Simulation,
  • Process Control and Optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment
  • Ghafoori S.,Nasrian M., Mehrvar, M. Experimental and Modeling Study of Photocatalytic Degradation of an Azo Dye using Fe2O3/TiO2 Prepared by a Novel UV-assisted Thermal Synthesis Method. (to be submitted shortly)
  • Monica Eljaiek-Urzol M., Guardiola-Meza L., Ghafoori S., Mehrvar M., Treatment of mature landfill leachate using hybrid processes of hydrogen peroxide and adsorption in an activated carbon fixed bed column, journal of environmental health part A. (accepted)
  • Bustillo-Lecomptea, C., Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M. Photochemical degradation of an actual slaughterhouse wastewater by continuous UV/H2O2 photoreactor with recycle. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 4, 719–732, 2016.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P. Sonophotolytic degradation of synthetic pharmaceutical wastewater: Statistical experimental design and modeling. Journal of Environmental Management. 150, 128-137, 2015.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P. A Statistical Experimental Design Approach for Advanced Oxidation of Polyacrylic Acid. Journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability. 110, 492-497, 2014.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P. Photoreactor scale-up for degradation of poly(vinyl alcohol) in aqueous solution using UV/H2O2 process. Chemical Engineering Journal. 245, 133–142, 2014.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P. Optimization of photo-Fenton-like degradation of aqueous polyacrylic acid using Box-Behnken experimental design. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 92, 97-108, 2014.
  • Ghafoori, S., K. Shah, Mehrvar, M., Chan, P, Experimental analysis and modeling of pharmaceutical wastewater treatment using combined granular activated carbon and UV/H2O2 processes. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 92, 1163–1173, 2014.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P. Photoassisted Fenton-like degradation of aqueous poly(acrylic acid): From mechanistic kinetic model to CFD modeling. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 91 (12), 2617-2629, 2013.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P., 2012. Free-radical-induced degradation of aqueous polyethylene oxide by UV/H2O2: Experimental design, reaction mechanisms, and kinetic modeling. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 51 (46), 14980-14993, 2012.
  • Ghafoori, S., Mehrvar, M., Chan, P. Kinetic study of photodegradation of water soluble polymers. Iranian Polymer Journal. 21 (12), 869-876, 2012.
  • Ezzatian, R., Ghafoori, S., Voussoughi, M., Yaghmaei, S., Abedi-Koupai, J., Borghei, M.. Effects of Puccinellia Distans and Tall Fescue on modification of C/N ratios and microbial activities in crude oil–contaminated soils. Petroleum Science and Technology. 27,452–463, 2009.