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Areas of Expertise
Chemical engineering
Separation processes
Membrane Technology
Adsorption Technology
Hybrid Separation Processes
Water & Wastewater Treatment
Modeling & Simulation
Environmental engineering

Research Interests
Membrane/Adsorption Hybridization
Composite Adsorbents
Tailored Nanocomposite adsorbents
Membrane Adsorbents
Hybrid Water Treatment Systems

Ph.D., Razi University, Chemical Engineering, Membrane Research Center, Chemical Engineering Department (2012)
M.Sc., Razi University, Chemical Engineering, Membrane Research Center, Department (2009)
B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology, Department of Chemical & Petrochemical Engineering (2007)

Dr. Ehsan Salehi was born in 1983 (Toyserkan, Hamadan, Iran). He received his bachelor in chemical engineering from Sharif University, Tehran, Iran in 2007. He was joined to the Membrane Research Center of Razi University in 2009 and continued his study in chemical engineering (membrane separation processes) under supervision of Prof. Madaeni during both MSc and PhD. He focused on the Membrane Adsorption technology, Mathematical Modeling and Nanofiltration there. He was awarded PhD. degree in 2012. He was chosen as a top student during his MSc and PhD. He has published many research papers in high-ranking journals, one book and one book chapter. Furthermore, he has been process advisor of Part Chemical (Carbon Active Man.) and Safi Aran (Filtration System Man.) Corporations from 2011 up to now. He has been joined the Chemical Engineering Department of Arak University as an assistant professor since 2012. Currently, he is as a fixed reviewer in a lot of technical valid journals.
First Rank with the highest GPA among all Chem. Eng. graduate students (MSc), 2009
Member of Elite National Organization
Distinguished Researcher, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2011-2012
Distinguished Professor (Teaching), Arak University, Arak, Iran, 2015-2016

Chemical Engineering Department, Arak University, Arak, Iran
Grants and Contracts Awarded
Design of Belt Filter system for dehydration of effluents with high polysaccharide content, Safi-Aran Industrial Group (Filter Paper & Filtration Systems Manufacturer), Tehran, Iran, 2008-2009.
Design of Pretreatment Process for Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) for the purpose of treatment of cumulative wastewater of industrial zone, Faraman Industrial Zone, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010.
Conceptual Design and Economic Evaluation of Ceramic Membrane Unit for coke removal from petrochemical oily wastewater, Maroon Petrochemical Company, Mahshahr Island, Iran, 2011.
Modeling of Cu(II) adsorption from water on membrane adsorbents, Arak University, Arak, Iran, 2014.
Fabrication of chitosan-based adsorptive membranes for heavy metal removal from water, Arak University, Elite National Organization Grant, 2016.

Ehsan Salehi and Sayed Siavash Madaeni, Adsorption mechanism in membranes: Modeling, Thermokinetics and Fabrication, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, (2012), ISBN: 978-3-8433-0756-7.
Sayed S. Madaeni and Ehsan Salehi, Chapter 13: Adsorption-Membrane Integrated Systems/Processes, in the book titled: Integrated Membrane Systems and Processes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., (2016), ISBN: 978-1-118-73908-2.

Publications & Presentations
1. S.S. Madaeni, and E. Salehi, Adsorption-transport modeling for transmission of anions through PVD membrane in the presence of screen phenomenon, Applied Surface Science, 255 (2009) 3523-3529.
2. S.S. Madaeni, and E. Salehi, Adsorption of cations on nanofiltration membrane: Separation mechanism, isotherm confirmation and thermodynamic analysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, 150 (2009) 114-121.
3. S.S. Madaeni, and E. Salehi, A new adsorption-transport and porosity combined model for passage of cations through nanofiltration membrane, Journal of Membrane Science, 333 (2009) 100-109.
4. E. Salehi and S.S. Madaeni, Influence of conductive surface on adsorption behavior of ultrafiltration membrane, Applied Surface Science, 256 (2010) 3010-3017.
5. E. Salehi and S.S. Madaeni, Adsorption of humic acid onto ultrafiltration membranes in the presence of protein and metal ions, Desalination, 263 (2010) 139-145.
6. E. Salehi and S.S. Madaeni, A new adsorption based correlation for estimation of membrane bulk porosity, Separation Science and Technology, 46 (2011) 950-958.
7. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, S. Samiei Raad, A.A. Shirazi Manesh, V. Vatanpour, Thermodynamically comparison of Na+ and Ca2+ adsorption onto PVD and NF45 membranes,
Desalination, 281 (2011) 312-318.
8. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, V. Vatanpour, Thermodynamic investigation and mathematical modeling of ion-imprinted membrane adsorption, Journal of Membrane Science, 389 (2012) 334-342.
9.  E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, L. Rajabi, V. Vatanpour, A.A. Derakhshan, S. Zinadini, H. Ahmadi Monfared, Sh. Ghorabi, Novel chitosan/poly(vinyl) alcohol thin adsorptive membrane modified with amino functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes for Cu(II) removal from water: Preparation, characterization, adsorption kinetics and thermodynamics, Separation & Purification Technology, 89 (2012) 309-319.
10. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, L. Rajabi, A.A. Derakhshan, S. Daraei, V. Vatanpour, Static and dynamic adsorption of copper ions on chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol thin adsorptive membranes: Combined effect of polyethylene glycol and functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Chemical Engineering Journal, 215-216 (2013) 791-801.
11. S.S. Madaeni, H. Ahmadi Monfared, V. Vatanpour, A. Arabi Shamsabadi, E. Salehi, P. Daraei, K. Majdian, S. Laki, Coke removal from petrochemical oily wastewater using ?-Al2O3 based ceramic microfiltration membrane, Desalination, 293 (2012) 87-93.
12. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, F. Heidary, Dynamic adsorption of Ni(II) and Cd(II) ions from water using 8-Hydroxyquinoline ligand immobilized PVDF membrane: Isotherms, thermodynamics and kinetics, Separation & Purification Technology, 94 (2012) 1-8.
13. V. Vatanpour, S.S. Madaeni, Khataee A.R., E. Salehi, S. Zinadini, H. Ahmadi Monfared, TiO2 embedded mixed matrix PES nanocomposite membranes: Influence of different sizes and types of nanoparticles on antifouling and performance, Desalination, 292 (2012) 19-29.
14. P. Daraei, S.S. Madaeni, N. Ghaemi, E. Salehi, M.A. Khadivi, R. Moradian, B. Astinchap, Novel polyethersulfone nanocomposite membrane prepared by PANI/Fe3O4 nanoparticles with enhanced performance for Cu(II) removal from water, Journal of Membrane Science, 415-416 (2012) 250-259.
15. S.S. Madaeni, F. Heidary, E. Salehi, Co- adsorption/filtration of heavy metal ions from water using regenerated cellulose UF membranes modified with DETA ligand, Separation Science and Technology, 48 (2013) 1308-1314.
16. S.S. Madaeni, L. Bakhtiari, E. Salehi, Influence of binary interactions in water/dimethylsulfoxide/polyethersulfone casting solution phase behavior: Thermodynamic modeling, Polymers for Advanced Technology, 24 (2013) 1011-1017.
17. Parisa Daraei, Sayed Siavash Madaeni, Ehsan Salehi, Negin Ghaemi, Hedayat Sadeghi Ghari, Mohammad Ali Khadivi, Elham Rostami,
Novel thin film composite membrane fabricated by mixed matrix nanoclay/chitosan on PVDF microfiltration support: preparation, characterization and performance in dye removal, Journal of Membrane Science, 436 (2013) 97-108.
18. Ehsan Salehi, Application of diffusive transport model for better insight into retardation mechanisms involved in ion-imprinted membrane transport, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, in press (2016).
19. Hanieh Karimnezhad, Laleh Rajabi, Ehsan Salehi, Ali Ashraf Derakhshan, Sara Azimi, Novel Nanocomposite Kevlar Fabric Membranes: Fabrication, Characterization and Performance in Oil/Water Separation, Applied Surface Science, 293 (2014) 275-286.
20. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni,
A.A. Shamsabadi, S. Laki, Applicability of Ceramic Membrane Filters in Pretreatment of Coke-contaminated Petrochemical Wastewater: Economic Feasibility Study, Ceramic International, 40 (2014) 4805-4810.
21. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, Influence of poly(ethylene glycol) as pore-generator on morphology and performance of chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) membrane adsorbents, Applied Surface Science , 288 (2014) 537-541.
22. Hanieh Karimnezhad, Ehsan Salehi, Laleh Rajabi, Sara Azimi, Ali Ashraf Derakhshan, Meisam Ansari, Dynamic removal of n-hexane from water using nanocomposite membranes: Serial coating of para-aminobenzoate alumoxane, boehmite-epoxide and chitosan on Kevlar fabrics, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 20 (2014) 4491-4498.
23. Ehsan Salehi, Jafar Abdi, Mohammad H. Aliei, Assessment of Cu(II) adsorption from water on modified membrane adsorbents using LS-SVM intelligent approach, Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 20 (2016) 213-219.
24. Ehsan Salehi, Reza Davarnejad, S.S. Madaeni, Kinetic-based long-time correlations for dialysis permeation through thin nanocomposite membrane adsorbents, Journal of The Iranian Chemical Society (JICS), 12 (2015) 2125-2132.
25. Ehsan Salehi, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Saeed Ansari, Alireza Hamidi, Surface modification of sulphonated poly(vinyl) chloride cation-exchange membranes by using chitosan polymer containing Fe3O4 nanoparticles, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 20 (2016) 371-377.
26. S.M. Hosseini, M. Nemati, F. Jeddi, E. Salehi, A.R. Khodabakhshi , S.S. Madaeni, Fabrication of mixed matrix heterogeneous cation exchange membrane modified by titanium dioxide nanoparticles: Mono/bivalent ionic transport property in desalination, Desalination, 359 (2015) 167-175.
27. Ehsan Salehi, Leila Bakhtiari, Mahdi Askari, Extended adsorption transport model for permeation for permeation of copper ions through nanocomposite chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol thin affinity membranes, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, in press (2016).
28. Ehsan Salehi, Forough Baiat, Sayed Ali Kiaei, Reza Akbari, Mahdi Askari, Synthesizing granular activated carbon from walnut shell in full scale and comparing specifications with similar products, Farayandno, Submitted (2016).
29. S.M. Hosseini, A. Seidypoor, M. Nemati, S. S. Madaeni, F. Parvizian and E. Salehi, Mixed matrix heterogeneous cation exchange membrane filled with clay nanoparticles: membranes fabrication and characterization in desalination process, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 6 (2) (2016) 290-300.
30. Ehsan Salehi, Fereshteh Soroush, Aboulfazl Barati, Maryam Momeni, Ali Khakpour, Atefeh Farahani, Walnut-shell based granular activated carbons impregnated with chitosan and polyethylene glycol polymers for dye adsorption, Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Submitted (2016).
31. Ehsan Salehi, Parisa Daraei, Ahmad Arabi Shamsabadi, A review on chitosan-based adsorptive membranes, Carbohydrate Polymers, 152 (2016) 419-432.
32. Ehsan Salehi, Atefeh Farahani, State-of-the-art activated carbon/chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol composite adsorbents, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Submitted (2016).
S.M. Hosseini, E. Salehi, A.R. Hamidi, S. Ansari, S.S. Madaeni, Fabrication and Electrochemical Characterization of Polyvinyl Chloride Based/Chitosan-co-Iron Nickel Oxide Nanoparticles Composite Heterogeneous Cation Exchange Membranes, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, 2 (2016) 155-160.
34. Ehsan Salehi, Mohammad Abdollahi Moghaddam, Nadia Sahebjamee, Modeling transport phenomena in SCR catalytic converters with NH3 as reductant for NO degradation, International Journal of Engineering, in press (2016).

1. S.S. Madaeni, E. Salehi, An improvement in adsorption-transport model for anions transmission through PVD membrane: A new porosity model, IChEC 2009, Kish Island, 2009.
2. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, A new adsorption base model for bulk porosity tracing during membrane filtration, EUROMEMBRANE 2009, University of Montpellier, France,2009.
3. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, S. Samiei Raad, A.A. Shirazi Manesh, Thermodynamic and kinetic study of ion adsorption onto nanofiltration membrane, The First National Conference of Membrane and Membrane Processes, Jahad Daneshgahi, University of Tehran, Iran, 2011.
4. E. Salehi, S.S. Madaeni, Effect of aminated MWCNTs insertion in morphology and performance of chitosan/PVA thin adsorptive membranes, The 14th Iranian National Chemical Engineering Congress (IChEC 2012), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2012.
5. S. M. Hosseini, M. Nemati, F. Jeddi, E. Salehi, S. S. Madaeni, Preparation and electrochemical characterization of adsorptive nanocomposite PVC basedco-Titanium dioxide heterogeneous cation exchange membranes, Proceedings of 5th International Congress on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICNN2014), Tehran, Iran, 22-24 October 2014
6. Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, E. Salehi, A. R. Hamidi, S. Ansari and S. S. Madaeni, Preparation and electrochemical characterization of thin film polyvinyl chloride baesd/chitosan-co-iron nickel oxide nanoparticles composite heterogeneous cation exchange membrane, Science and Applications of Thin Films, Conference & Exhibition (SATF 2014), Izmir, Turkey, September 15-19, 2014.

Ehsan Salehi
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
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