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Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi

Rouzbeh Abbassi

Lecturer - Maritime Engineering (Environmental, Safety & Risk)
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9635 (phone)

Rouzbeh.Abbassi@utas.edu.au

Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi is the Deputy Graduate Research Coordinator at the National Centre of Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics of the Australian Maritime College. His research background is in experimental studies and modelling processes that govern the transport and transformation of pollutants in different environmental media.  This research encompasses environmental modelling, environmental risk assessment, process safety and asset integrity management.  Rouzbeh is actively collaborating with national and international researchers from Queensland University of Technology, Princeton University, Memorial University and Delft University of Technology on risk engineering related topics. He has obtained a number of research grants from different national and international research organisations and industries.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2010) 'Mining treatment effluence pond modelling: a risk-based approach' Memorial University, Canada
  • MSc (2005) 'Experimental evaluation of municipal leachate treatment using up-flow anaerobic lagoon' Manzandaran University, Iran
  • BSc (2003) Shahid Chamran University, Iran

Languages (other than English)

Farsi (Persian)

Biography

Originally from Iran, Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi spent many years in Canada where he completed his PhD in environmental engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  On completion, Rouzbeh was offered and undertook two Postdoctoral Fellowships; firstly at the Department of Process Engineering of Memorial University (2010-2011) and secondly at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University (2012-2013).

Rouzbeh joined the National Centre of Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics at the Australian Maritime College in 2014, and took on the addition role of Deputy Graduate Research Coordinator in 2015.

Rouzbeh has a number of research awards such as the NSERC Postdoctoral fellowship, David Dunsiger award for outstanding doctoral thesis and the Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University. His PhD research focused on environmental engineering and he completed both the comprehensive exam and oral defence with distinction. He is member of the Professional Engineers of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada) and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Research Themes

Dr Abbassi research aligns to the University's research theme of 'Resources and Sustainability'. His research interests include:

  • Environmental impacts of on-shore and off-shore oil and gas, shipping and mining  operations
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Risk and safety engineering (mainly probabilistic accident modelling)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Air pollution monitoring and control

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Professional Engineers (Canada)
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Administrative expertise

Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi is deputy graduate research coordinator for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics.

Teaching

Fluid Mechanics, Risk and Safety Engineering, Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution and Control, Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management

Teaching expertise

Dr Abbassi teaches environmental, risk and safety engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate level

Teaching responsibility

Fluid Mechanics (JEE221)
Engineering Fundamentals (JEE143)

Research Invitations

Invited to review papers from Journals of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Safety Science, Reliability Engineering, Renewable Energy, Process Safety Progress, Natural Hazards, Hazardous Materials, Water Research

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Expertise

  • Probabilistic accident modelling
  • Human factor analysis
  • Emission inventory
  • Air dispersion modelling
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Biological and chemical water/water treatment
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Biomass pyrolysis

Awards

  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2011) (Princeton University) awarded to the most promising researchers in Canada at the Postdoctoral level
  • David Dunsinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis (2010) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies (2010) for recognition of outstanding academic achievement throughout a graduate program
  • PhD Dissertation with Honors (2008, 2009)  PhD comprehensive exam and oral defence with distinction

Collaboration

Dr Abbassi has collaborated in research with Memorial University, Princeton University, Queensland University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, Indian Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology and with industry such as  INCAT Tasmania, SynGas Pvt Ltd, TAS Alkaloids, SNC Lavalin, Stantec, Atlantic XL, etc.

Current projects

  • Developing water quality indicators for better management of water quality
  • Air quality assessments as a tool to cope with the potential impact of port development
  • Risk analysis of offloading processes in floating LNG at extreme environments
  • Accident modeling of high speed ferry
  • Risk-based design for placement of LNG tanks on a high speed vessel
  • Quantifying Human Error in Maintenance Procedures of Marine Engines
  • Marine Offshore Risk Management and Advanced Approaches
  • Reliability and Integrity Management of Ocean Structures

Research Fields

  • Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
  • Ocean Engineering (091103)
  • Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering) (091507)
  • Wastewater Treatment Processes (090409)
  • Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
  • Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) (090201)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Naval Architecture (091102)
  • Ship and Platform Structures (091105)
  • Numerical Analysis (010301)
  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Environmental Technologies (090703)
  • CAD/CAM Systems (091001)
  • Water Treatment Processes (090410)
  • Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering (091406)
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) (091006)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Probability Theory (010404)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts (070502)
  • Industrial Design (120305)
  • Environmental Engineering (090799)
  • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation (140209)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)

Research Impact

  • Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities (849899)
  • Water Recycling Services (incl. Sewage and Greywater) (900403)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Transport (889899)
  • Oil and Gas Exploration (850103)
  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Navy (810108)
  • Industrial Crops (820399)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use (961101)
  • Urban and Industrial Air Quality (960106)
  • Coal Exploration (850101)
  • Oil and Gas Extraction (850203)
  • Passenger Water Transport (880204)
  • Renewable Energy (850599)
  • Water Transport (880299)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities (859899)
  • International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport) (880202)
  • Wave Energy (850508)
  • Management of Solid Waste from Construction Activities (879804)
  • Computer Software and Services (890299)
  • Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply (850699)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing (869899)
  • Energy Exploration (850199)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Energy Activities (excl. Electricity Generation) (859803)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities (889802)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Management of Liquid Waste from Energy Activities (excl. Water) (859804)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management (960905)
  • Management of Liquid Waste from Transport Activities (excl. Water) (889803)
  • Production of Biofuels (Biomass) (850309)
  • Measurement Standards and Calibration Services (910599)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960402)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960506)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Marine Air Quality (960104)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport (850702)
  • Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency (850701)

Publications

Total publications

46

Journal Article

(35 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Abaei MM, Arzaghi E, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Penesis I, 'Developing a novel risk-based methodology for multi-criteria decision making in marine renewable energy applications', Renewable Energy, 102, (B) pp. 341-348. ISSN 0960-1481 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.10.054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Abaei MM; Arzaghi E; Garaniya V; Penesis I

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2017Bhandari J, Lau S, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, et al., 'Accelerated pitting corrosion test of 304 stainless steel using ASTM G48; Experimental investigation and concomitant challenges', Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, 47 pp. 10-21. ISSN 0950-4230 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2017.02.025 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Lau S; Garaniya V; Ojeda R; Lisson D

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2017Islam R, Yu H, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Khan F, 'Development of a monograph for human error likelihood assessment in marine operations', Safety Science, 91 pp. 33-39. ISSN 0925-7535 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Islam R; Yu H; Garaniya V; Khan F

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2017Khakzad S, Khan F, Abbassi R, Khakzad N, 'Accident risk-based life cycle assessment methodology for green and safe fuel selection', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 109 pp. 268-287. ISSN 0957-5820 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2017.04.005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan F

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2017Yang Y, Khan F, Thodi P, Abbassi R, 'Corrosion induced failure analysis of subsea pipelines', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 159 pp. 214-222. ISSN 0951-8320 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2016.11.014 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan F

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2017El-Ghariani M, Khan F, Chen D, Abbassi R, 'Major accident modelling using spare data', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 106 pp. 52-59. ISSN 0957-5820 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2016.12.004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan F

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2016Baalisampang T, Khan F, Garaniya V, Chai S, Abbassi R, 'An inherently safer layout design for the liquefaction process of an FLNG plant', Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 158, (A2) pp. 91-102. ISSN 1740-0716 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2016.a2.345 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Baalisampang T; Khan F; Garaniya V; Chai S

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2016Abbassi R, Bhandari J, Khan F, Garaniya V, Chai S, 'Developing a quantitative risk-based methodology for maintenance scheduling using Bayesian Network', Chemical Engineering Transactions, 48 pp. 235-240. ISSN 2283-9216 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3303/CET1648040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Khan F; Garaniya V; Chai S

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2016Bhandari J, Arzaghi E, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Khan F, 'Dynamic risk-based maintenance for offshore processing facility', Process Safety Progress, 35, (4) pp. 399-406. ISSN 1547-5913 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/prs.11829 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Arzaghi E; Garaniya V; Khan F

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2016Islam R, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Khan FI, 'Determination of human error probabilities for the maintenance operations of marine engines', Journal of Ship Production and Design, 32, (2) pp. 1-9. ISSN 2158-2866 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5957/JSPD.32.2.150004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Islam R; Garaniya V; Khan FI

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2016Khakzad N, Genserik R, Abbassi R, Khan F, 'Vulnerability analysis of process plants subject to domino effects', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 154 pp. 127-136. ISSN 0951-8320 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2016.06.004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan F

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2016Khan F, Thodi P, Imtiaz S, Abbassi R, 'Real-time monitoring and management of offshore process system integrity', Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 14 pp. 61-71. ISSN 2211-3398 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2016.08.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Khan F

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2016Woo JJ, Garaniya V, Abbassi R, 'Improving droplet sizing methodology for spray dynamics investigation', International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics, 8, (2) pp. 86-99. ISSN 1756-8285 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1756827716640244 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Woo JJ; Garaniya V

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2016Yeo CT, Bhandari J, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Chai S, et al., 'Dynamic risk analysis of offloading process in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform using Bayesian Network', Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, 41 pp. 259-269. ISSN 0950-4230 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2016.04.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Garaniya V; Chai S

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2016Baksh A-A, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Khan F, 'A network based approach to envisage potential accidents in offshore process facilities', Process Safety Progress pp. 1-14. ISSN 1547-5913 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/prs.11854 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Baksh A-A; Garaniya V; Khan F

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2015Abbassi R, Khan F, Garaniya V, Chai S, Chin CKH, et al., 'An integrated method for human error probability assessment during the maintenance of offshore facilities', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 94 pp. 172-179. ISSN 0957-5820 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2015.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Khan F; Garaniya V; Chai S; Chin CKH

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2015Bhandari J, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Khan F, 'Risk analysis of deepwater drilling operations using Bayesian network', Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, 38 pp. 11-23. ISSN 0950-4230 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.08.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Garaniya V; Khan F

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2015Bhandari J, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, 'Modelling of pitting corrosion in marine and offshore steel structures - A technical review', Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, 37 pp. 39-62. ISSN 0950-4230 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.06.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Garaniya V; Ojeda R

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2015Floyd H, Chin CKH, Thomas G, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, 'Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels', International Journal of Small Craft Technology, 157, (Part B1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1740-0694 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2015.bl.l59 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Chin CKH; Thomas G; Garaniya V

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2014Abbassi R, Yadav AK, Huang S, Jaffe PR, 'Laboratory study of nitrification, denitrification and anammox processes in membrane bioreactors considering periodic aeration', Journal of Environmental Management, 142 pp. 53-59. ISSN 0301-4797 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.03.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2014Fahd F, Khan F, Hawboldt K, Abbassi R, 'Developing a novel methodology for ecological risk assessment of thiosalts', Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 28, (2) pp. 383-391. ISSN 1436-3240 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00477-013-0758-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Khan F

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2014Noroozi A, Abbassi R, MacKinnon S, Khan FI, Khakzad N, 'Effects of cold environments on human reliability assessment in offshore oil and gas facilities', Human Factors, 56, (5) pp. 825-839. ISSN 0018-7208 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0018720813512328 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Khan FI

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2014Dadashzadeh M, Khan FI, Abbassi R, Hawboldt K, 'Combustion products toxicity risk assessment in an offshore installation', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 92, (6) pp. 616-624. ISSN 0957-5820 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2013.07.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Khan FI

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2013Abbassi R, Yadav AK, Kumar N, Huang S, Jaffe PR, 'Modeling and optimization of dye removal using 'green' clay supported iron nano-particles', Ecological Engineering, 61 pp. 366-370. ISSN 0925-8574 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.09.040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2013Dadashzadeh M, Abbassi R, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'Explosion modeling and analysis of BP Deepwater Horizon accident', Safety Science, 57 pp. 150-160. ISSN 0925-7535 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2013.01.024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Khan F

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2013Noroozi A, Khakzad N, Khan F, Mackinnon S, Abbassi R, 'The role of human error in risk analysis: Application to pre- and post-maintenance procedures of process facilities', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 119 pp. 251-258. ISSN 0951-8320 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2013.06.038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

Co-authors: Khan F

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2013Yadav AK, Abbassi R, Gupta A, Dadashzadeh M, 'Removal of fluoride from aqueous solution and groundwater by wheat straw, sawdust and activated bagasse carbon of sugarcane', Ecological Engineering, 52 pp. 211-218. ISSN 0925-8574 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.12.069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52

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2012Abbassi R, Dadashzadeh M, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'Risk-based prioritisation of indoor air pollution monitoring using computational fluid dynamics', Indoor and Built Environment, 21, (5) pp. 663-673. ISSN 1420-326X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1420326X11428164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Khan F

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2012Yadav AK, Abbassi R, Kumar N, Satya S, Sreekrishnan TR, et al., 'The removal of heavy metals in wetland microcosms: Effects of bed depth, plant species, and metal mobility', Chemical Engineering Journal, 211-212 pp. 501-507. ISSN 1385-8947 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.09.039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26

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2012Yadav AK, Dash P, Mohanty A, Abbassi R, Mishra BK, 'Performance assessment of innovative constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell for electricity production and dye removal', Ecological Engineering, 47 pp. 126-131. ISSN 0925-8574 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.06.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50

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2011Dadashzadeh M, Khan F, Hawboldt K, Abbassi R, 'Emission factor estimation for oil and gas facilities', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 89, (5) pp. 295-299. ISSN 0957-5820 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2011.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Khan F

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2011Zadakbar O, Abbassi R, Khan F, Karimpour K, Golshani M, et al., 'Risk analysis of flare flame-out condition in a gas process facility', Oil and Gas Science and Technology, 66, (3) pp. 521-530. ISSN 1294-4475 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2516/ogst/2010027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Khan F

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2010Abbassi R, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'Ecological risk-based performance evaluation of a waste stabilization pond', Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 9, (6) pp. 757-764. ISSN 1582-9596 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Khan F

2010Abbassi R, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'A Methodology of Finding Dispersion Coefficient Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFDs)', International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, 2, (5) pp. 114-120. ISSN 2141-6613 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Khan F

2009Abbassi R, Khan FI, Hawboldt K, 'Prediction of minerals producing acid mine drainage using a computer-assisted thermodynamic chemical equilibrium model', Mine Water and the Environment, 28, (1) pp. 74-78. ISSN 1025-9112 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10230-008-0062-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Khan FI

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Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Baksh MA, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Khan F, 'An application of BN to envisage potential accidents in FLNG facility', Proceedings of the 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium (PACOMS) 2016, 4-7 October 2016, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 297-304. ISSN 1946-004X (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Baksh MA; Garaniya V; Khan F

2016Chu Van T, Rainey T, Ristovski Z, Pourkhesalian AM, Garaniya V, et al., 'Emissions from a marine auxiliary diesel engine at berth using heavy fuel oil', Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 14-15 July 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-6. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Garaniya V

2016Chu Van T, Rainey T, Ristovski Z, Pourkhesalian AM, Garaniya V, et al., 'Particle emissions from ships at berth using heavy fuel oil', IAMU AGA 17 Proceedings, 26-29 October 2016, Haiphong, Vietnam, pp. 235-243. ISBN 978-604-937-120-2 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Garaniya V

2016Bhandari J, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, 'Reliability assessment of offshore asset under pitting corrosion using Bayesian Network', Proceedings of Corrosion 2016, 6-10 March 2016, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1-15. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bhandari J; Khan F; Garaniya V; Ojeda R

2015Kim E, Garaniya V, Islam R, Abbassi R, 'Evaporation and mixing of ethanol-water mixture in a heavy duty common rail diesel engine intake air', Australian Combustion Symposium 2015 Proceedings, 7-9 December 2015, University of Melbourne, Australia, pp. 60-63. ISSN 1839-8170 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kim E; Garaniya V; Islam R

2015Menzies JJ, Garaniya V, Abbassi R, 'Modeling of future refrigerants in vapour compression cycle', Proceedings of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime universities, 7-10 October, Opatija, Croatia, pp. 253-262. ISBN 978-953-165-116-5 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Menzies JJ; Garaniya V

2011Abbassi R, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'Application of a risk-based approach to investigate the waste stabilization pond performance for treating the acid mine drainage', Proceedings of the 64th Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference, 27 - 30 June, St. John's, NL, Canada, pp. 1-10. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Khan F

2010Noroozi A, Abbassi R, Khan F, MacKinnon S, 'Comparative evaluation of human error probability assessment techniques', Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Safety Engineering and HSE Management, 2010, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, pp. 1-10. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Khan F

2009Abbassi R, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'Characterization of Hydraulic Flow Patterns in Waste Stabilization Pond', Proceedings of the 2009 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, 27-30 May, St. Johns, NL, Canada, pp. 463-472. ISBN 978-1-61567-376-6 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Khan F

2009Abbassi R, Khan F, Hawboldt K, 'Risk-based tailing pond water management strategies considering non-idealities in tailing pond modeling', Proceedings of the 2009 ASCE Conference, 5-7 January 2009, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 1-5. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Khan F

2006Abbassi R, Aminirad H, 'An experimental evaluation of municipal leachate treatment using anaerobic lagoon in northern cities of Iran', Proceedings of the conference of sustainable solid waste management in developing countries, January, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 1-10. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$511,789

Projects

Defence Material Technology Centre- Blast and Shock modelling (2016)$92,578
Description
Blast and shock modelling project for the Defence Material Technology Centre
Funding
Defence Materials Technology Centre ($92,578)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Binns JR; Ranmuthugala SD; Ojeda Rabanal RE; Abbassi R; Garaniya V
Year
2016
Developing a predictive tool for maximising production using advanced optimization techniques (2016 - 2017)$62,646
Description
University of Tasmania in collaboration with Tasmanian Alkaloids was hoping to develop a methodology, which could predict and improve the future crop production considering different edaphic, environmental and operational factors.
Funding
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd ($62,646)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Enshaei H; Abbassi R
Period
2016 - 2017
Availability of low sulphur marine fuel oil in Australia (2016)$8,514
Description
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is seeking an assessment of submissions to the 70th session of the IMOs MarineEnvironment Protection Committee (MEPC) relating to the availability of low sulphur fuel oil.
Funding
Australian Maritime Safety Authority ($8,514)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Garaniya V; Abbassi R; Sakalayen QMH
Year
2016
Bioelectricity Generation from Dairy Wastewater (2016)$39,740
Description
The main objective of this study is to develop a novel low-cost fuel cell for simultaneous contaminants removal and electricity generation from dairy wastewater. The dairy industry including dairy firms and dairy processing plants is Australias fourth largest rural industry. In 2014-2015, Tasmanian milk production reached a record 886 million litres, a 10.1% increase over the previous year. That is a rise of 286ML in 10 years. The dairy wastewater which includes dung, urine, milk residue, and detergents is collected at one point near the farm and requires effective management to prevent environment pollution. The wastewater should be managed in a manner that does not pollute surface or ground waters or create undue odour. Constructed Wetlands (CW) are known as one the best management practice to treat dairy wastewaters. A plant based flooded systems such as constructed wetlands commonly used in dairy industry have different aerobic and anaerobic zones throughout their bed depth and water column (Yadav et al., 2012). Therefore this similarity can be utilised for the development of a novel plant based MFC. In the combined novel MFC-CW system, the electrochemical active microbes (bacteria) act as biocatalysts. The bacteria uses the anode electrode as the preferred final electrode acceptor because the deference in free energy is larger than other available electron acceptors. In this way, the electrical current is generated simultaneously with contaminants removal from wastewater.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($39,740)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Abbassi R; Garaniya V; Chin CKH; Rafieshahraki J; Lewis TW; Morrison BVR; O'Grady Anthony
Year
2016
Modelling of offshore pitting corrosion as a part of risk management strategies in ocean structures (2016)$11,059
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,059)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Abbassi R
Year
2016
Sense-T Stage 2: Adaptive Water Resources Management (Stage 2) (2015 - 2016)$204,000
Description
Stage 1 of the Sense-T Adaptive Water Resources Management Project (2013-2015) developed ways to apply sensor technologies for enabling improved water management in two Tasmanian irrigation catchments. Key findings that inform the scope and objectives of this Stage 2 application: 1) Current infrastructure and targeted new sensor deployment enabled improved low-flow modelling and prediction of water availability in relation to critical environmental thresholds. 2) This new level of situational awareness enabled irrigation communities to engage in more contemporary adaptive co-management, particularly at critical production times coinciding with low flows. This project will continue to refine the technology developed in Stage 1, and expand its scope to a larger more complex catchment.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($204,000)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ellison JC; Morrison BVR; Edeson GR; Keast D; Garaniya V; Abbassi R; Smethurst P
Period
2015 - 2016
Effective decision making by ANN through capturing nonlinearity of a large data set (2015)$22,449
Description
This project intends to develop a decision making tool which can predict the morphine contents of the poppies through analysis of agricultural data collected. The tool contains a mathematical model which is operated through LabVIEW control software.
Funding
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd ($22,449)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Enshaei H; Abbassi R
Year
2015
Development of a Methodology to Measure and Assess Ship Emissions (2015)$70,803
Description
Exhaust emissions from ships are one of the major sources of air pollutants. While gaseous emissions have been extensively studies over several decades, diesel particulate emissions of PM2.5 and sub-micron nano-particles have recently emerged as a major health issue. Based on sufficient evidence in 2012 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization {WHO), classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1, same as asbestos). This research proposal focuses on maritime environmental protection under the regulatory compliance of IMO MAR POL Annex VI addressing ship emission (SOx, NOx and PM2.S). These regulated pollutants and the hundreds of other constituents of exhaust emissions generated by the combustion of fuels depend on the quality of the fuel and the characteristics of combustion.Therefore, Australia Maritime College (AMC) in collaboration with Queensland University of technology (QUT) and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA)propose a study to develop in-vessel emission measurement systems and emissions evaluation protocols to aid the industry in the characterisation of fuel emissions emitted in at-sea conditions.The research program comprises of three main objectives:Demonstrate real time in-vessel continuous emissions measurements (CEMS) of Particulate Matter (PM) and NOxmeasurements using portable gas instrumentation and scanning mobility particle sizers (SMPS), including PM size distributionsDevelop relationship between fuel quality and emissions from ships operating in different conditions (fuel, operation, enginetype, engine size, region, etc.)Develop a model for an emission factor estimation method and informed decision making framework for ships operating indifferent conditions (fuel, operation, engine type, engine size, region.The research will provide a novel methodology/model for emission factor (EF) estimation method and a "Green Ship Index"-a scale for categorizingenergy efficient ships in t erms emission factors regulatory compliance.
Funding
International Association of Maritime Universities ($70,803)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Garaniya V; Abbassi R
Year
2015

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDQuantifying Human Error in Maintenance Procedures of Marine Engines2014
PhDMarine Offshore Risk Management and Advanced Approaches2014
PhDReliability and Integrity Management of Ocean Structures2014
PhDQuantifying Human Error in Shipping As a Part of Marine Risk2015
PhDReliability-Based Design of Articulating Concrete Blocks by using CFD-EFD Integration to Increase the Effectiveness of Scour Protection Revetments2015
PhDTo Develop In-Vessel Emission Measurement Systems and Emissions Evaluation Protocols2015
PhDReal Time Monitoring and Implementation of Inherent Safety in the Design of an FLNG Facility2015
PhDShip Survivability: Hardening Versus Defensive Systems2016
PhDDeveloping a Risk-Based Approach to Manage the Operation of a Fast Pyrolysis Reactor to Produce Marine Fuel Oil2016
PhDSmart Sustainment2016
PhDSustainable Bioelectricity Generation From Effluent Treatment Ponds2016
PhDBlast and Shock Modelling2017