Dr. Nadim Khandaker

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, USA
M. Sc Engg., University of Arkansas, USA
B. Sc Engg., University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1984
Email: nadim.khandaker @northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 736

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Nadim Reza Khandaker, P.Eng. considers himself as an expert in translational research where he takes concepts derived in the bench to fruitful industrial application. Nadim hold numerous US patents in the field of arsenic removal technology. Nadim to his credit has designed built, commissioned, and made process improvements to numerous water and wastewater treatment plants in his more than twenty years of experience in the field of environmental engineering. He has worked in prestigious research, academic, and industrial organizations such as Sandia National Lab, USA, Wastewater Treatment Development Center of Environment Canada, Pennsylvania State University, University of Arizona, University of New Mexico, State University of New York, McGill and McMaster University. Nadim has also served as technical advisor to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Canadian International Development Agency, Ontario Clean Water Agency. Nadim is extensively published in both national and international journals with more than forty publications. Nadim has been highly sighted by national and international media in his area of expertise. Of note is his pioneering work in arsenic mitigation and safe water supply with UNICEF in the early 2000. Nadim was the lead in formulating a integrated arsenic mitigation project in the worst affected regions of Bangladesh where all the wells were tested, marked, patients identified, and alternate safe water options provided. Nadim has worked on projects in numerous countries of the world including, Canada, USA, Mexico, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Europe, Cambodia.  Nadim is looking for a few good men and women in Bangladesh to save Bangladesh from the impending environmental disaster.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Publications:

             Nadim Reza Khandaker, Mirza Md Lutful, and Sheik Rahmat Elahi. Energy Efficient Burner for Mass Cooking in Bangladesh. Energy and Power, December 1, 2015.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. (Senior Author) Evaluation of Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment and Simultaneous Biogas Generation Potential from the Bangladesh Military Savar Dairy Farm (RESD2965), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. RESD2015, WEENTECH-United Kingdom, Coventry University and Royal University of Bhutan, 15-17 June 2015, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.  

N. R. Khandaker, S. Sakib, A. B. M.T. Pasha, M.A. Jaglul. High Sodium in Drinking Water in Coastal Communities of Bangladesh (RESD29715),Proceedings of The International Seminar on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. RESD2015, WEENTECH-United Kingdom, Coventry University and Royal University of Bhutan, 15-17 June 2015, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.

N.R. Khandaker, M. Rashedin, S. Bhattacharjee. Development of a Novel Wastewater Treatment to Treat Textile Dyeing Wastewater for Application in Resource Challenged Bangladesh, (RESD29815). Proceedings of the  International Seminar on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. RESD2015, WEENTECH-United Kingdom, Coventry University and Royal University of Bhutan, 15-17 June 2015, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan.

Nadim Khandaker, et.al., Evaluation of Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment and Simultaneous Bio-gas Generation Potential from The Milk Processing Factory Wastewater in The Military Dairy Farm, Savar. MIST Journal of Science and Technology. Volume 3 No 1. March 2015. Pages 01-05. ISSN: 2224-2007.

 Quadir, U.M.T., Murtuz, A.K.M.G., Islam, K., Muniruzzaman, S.M., and Khandaker, N.R. (2014), “Mechanical Behavior of Concrete using Recycled Granulated Steel”, Proceedings of the 1st IUT International Seminar on Sustainability, Recycling, and Durability of Concrete, December 8, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nadim Khandaker, et al., Performance of Arsenic Removal Filters in Bangladesh Groundwater. MIST Journal of Science and Technology. Volume 2 No 2. December 2013. Pages 58-68. ISSN: 2224-2007.

 Nadim Khandaker, et al., Performance of Arsenic Removal Filters in Bangladesh. UITS Journal. Volume 2 Issue 2. December 2013. Pages 58-68. ISSN: 2226-3128.

Nadim Khandaker, et al., High Sodium in Drinking Water in Coastal Bangladesh: Is it a Public Health Concern. Journal of National Heart foundation of Bangladesh. Volume 2 Issue 1. July 2013. Pages 50-53. ISSN: 2226-454X.

Nadim Khandaker, et al., Low Sodium Intake: A cause for Concern for Increased Cardiovascular Disease Events. Journal of Polecy Engagement in Engineering Dimensions. July/August 2012. Pages 45-47.

Nadim Khandaker. Provisional US Patent Application on Novel Chemical Reduction of Perchlorate.  Filed December 2010.

Nadim Khandaker and Shirya Rashid. “Affordable renewable energy: How microfinancing powers rural Bangladesk”.  The Journal of Polecy Engagement. Decomber 2010. Volume 2. No.6. Pages 20-22.

Nadim R. Khandaker and Patric V. Brady. “Will “Arsenic Safe Wells in Bangladesh Remain Safe”. Environmental Science and Engineering Magazine. January 2010. Pages 54-55.

Nadim Khandaker and Peter Seto.              “ Novel Application of Vermiculite to Remove Siloxane from Biogas”.  International Journal of Green Energy2010. 7: 38–42.

Nadim R. Khandaker and Patric V. Brady. “Will “Arsenic Safe” Wells in Bangladesh Remain Safe. Sanda Report SAND 2009-6557P. Sandia National Laboratories. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 and Livermore, California 94550. USA. November 16, 2009.

 Nadim R. Khandaker and Patric V. Brady. “Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water: A Hand-Book for Communities.” Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque. New Mexico 87185.  USA (Department of Energy). March 31, 2009.

Nadim Khandaker, Wayne Parker, Peter Seto.Optimization of Hydrogen Production by Mixed Culture in an Acidogenic Reactor Using Food Processing Waste and Waste Activated Sludge as Substrate”. Proceedings of the Third International Gas Technology  Conference, Tobago, Trinidad. 2008. Page 68-76.

Nadim Khandaker. Letter. “ Critique of Articale on Sodium Hypochlorite Dosage for Household or Emergency Water Usage”Journal of American Water Works Association. October 2008. Page 8.

Nadim Khandaker. “The Dynamics of Simultaneous Fluoride and Arsenic Removal with Metal Oxides and their Influence on Process Design”. Proceedings of the Second International Gas Technology  Conference, Tobago, Trinidad. 2007. Pages 109-115.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. “Bangladesh village has its own solution for arsenic with slow sand filtration”. Environmental Science and Engineering. July 2007. Pages 42-43.

 Shirya Rashid and Nadim Khandaker. “Risk factors for early myocardial infraction in South Asians”. Journal of American Medical Association. 2007. Vol 297, No.17. Pages 1880-1881.

David  M. Teter , Patric V. Brady, James L. Krumhansal , and Nadim R. Khandaker,  “Method of removing arsenic and other anionic contaminants from contaminated water using enhanced coagulation”. US Patent 7138063. November 21, 2006.

 C. A. Sanchez, R. I. Krieger,  L. Valentin-Blasin, B. C. Blount, and N. R. Khandaker. “Perchlorate Accumulation and Potential Exposure from Durum Wheat Irrigated with Colorado River Water”.  Journal of ASTM International. Volume 3, Issue 7. July/August 2006.

 C. A. Sanchez, R. I. Krieger, N. R. Khandaker, L. Valentin-Blasini, and B. C. Blount

“Potential Perchlorate Exposure from Citrus sp. Irrigated with Contaminated Water”. Analytical Chimica Acta; 2006. 567(1):33-38.

 Khandaker, N.R., Krumhansl, J.L., L.L. Neidel , and Siegel, M.D. “Performance Evaluation of ALCAN-AASF50-Ferric Coated Activated Alumina and Granular Ferric Hydroxide (GFH) for Arsenic Removal in the Presence of Competitive Ions in an Active Well: Kirtland Field Trial-Initial Studies”. 2006. SAND2005-7693. Sandia National Laboratories. Albuquerque. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Sanchez, C.A.; Crump, K.S.; Krieger, R.I.; Khandaker, N.R.; Gibbs, J.P.  “Perchlorate and Nitrate in Leafy Vegetables of North America.” Environmental Science and Technology; 2005; 39(24) pp 9391-9397.

C.A. Sanchez, R.I. Krieger, N. Khandaker, R.C. Moore, K.C.Holts, and L.L. Neidel. “Accumulation and Perchlorate Exposure Potential of Lettuce Produced in the Lower Colorado River Region.” Journal of Agriculture Food Chemistry; 2005; 53(13) pp 5479-5486.

Nadim Reza Khandaker.  “Limited Accuracy of Arsenic Field Test KitEnvironmental Science and Technology”. December 12, 2004.  Page 479A.

Khandaker et al. “Arsenic Removal in Conjunction With Lime Softning”. US Patent 6802980 B1. October 12, 2004.

 Brady, PV, Teter, DM, Krumhans, J, Khandaker, NR. 2004. “Anion uptake by mixed-metal (hydr)oxides”. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 68 (11): A522-A522 Supplement.

 Patric V. Brady, Nadim R. Khandaker,  James L. Krumhansal, and David M. Teter. “In sutu Remediation Process Using Divalent Metal Cations”. US Patent 6830695 B1. December 14, 2004.

 Brady, P.V., Teter, D.M., Khandaker, N.R., Krumhansl, J.L., Siegel, M.D. “Development of Novel Arsenic Treatment Approches”. 2004. SAND2004-0056. Sandia National Laboratories. Albuquerque, NM.

 Nadim Khandaker and Tom Murphy. “Performance Evaluation of Arsenic Removal Technologies Currently Applied in Bangladesh for Arsenic Removal In presence of Competetive Ions”.  Electronic Proceedings 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Pollutants Analysis and Control, December 1, 2003, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.

 Ali Ahmed Ziauddin and Nadim Khandaker.  “Appropriate Technology in Action: Experience in Arsenic Mitigation in Action”. Proceedings 5th Internationation Conference in Arsenic, Febreuary 15-17th, 2004, DhakaBangladesh.

 Nadim R. Khandaker and Patrick V. Brady. “Design of Pilot Plants and the Issue of Similitude with Full-Scale Systems in Water Treatment Application”. SAND2002-3183. (October 2002). U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Nadim R. Khandaker and Patrick V. Brady. “Arsenic Removal Technologies and the Effect of Source Water Quality on Performance”. SAND2002-2423. (July 2002). U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Nadim R. Khandaker and Patrick V. Brady              . “Allowable Concentration of Arsenic in Drinking Water and its Implication on the Arsenic Mitigation Efforts in Bangladesh”. Chemical and Engineering News. Page 2, (February, 2002).

Nadim R. Khandaker and Patrick V. Brady. “Laboratory Evaluation of the HACH Arsenic Field

 Test Kit”. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine.  2001. Volume 20. Page 15-20.

 N. R.  Khandaker, D. M. Teter, J. L. Krumhansl, and P. V. Brady.  “Performance Evaluation of Arsenic Sorption Media Using A Two Step Rapid Evaluation Protocol”.  Aquatic Arsenic Toxicity and Treatment.  2003. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.  Page 159-165.

Nadim Reza Khandaker and James C. Young. "Effect of Culture Acclimation on The Kinetics of Aldicarb Insecticide Degredation Under Methanogenic Conditions." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  2000 Apr; 48(4):1411-6.

 Nadim Reza Khandaker and James C. Young. "Kinetic of  Carbofuran Insecticide Conversion Under Methanogenic Conditions." Journal of Environmental Science and Health,  Part B – Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes. B34(5), 805-818, 1999.

 Nadim Reza Khandaker and James C. Young. "Kinetic Assessment of  the Effect of Carbamates on Anaerobic Transformation of Co-substrate Reactions." Journal of Environmental Science and Health,  Part B – Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes. B 32(1), 107-125,  1997.

 Nadim Khandaker. "Application of Anaerobic Respirometers for Treatability Assesment of  Industrial Wastewaters," Proceedings 51st Annual Purdue University Industrial Waste Conference, 1996.

 James C. Young and Nadim Khandaker. "Anaerobic Test Protocol for Assessing Industrial Wastewater Treatment." Proceedings 50th Annual Purdue University Industrial Waste Conference, 1995.

Nadim Reza Khandaker and James C. Young. "Fate of Carbamate Insecticides in Methanogenic Environments." Proceedings Water Environment Federation, 68 Annual Conference, 1995.

 

Nadim Reza Khandaker. 1995. “Fate and Effect of Aldicarb, Carbaryl, and Carbofuran Insecteside in Methanogenic Environments.” Dissertation. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. USA.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. 1991. “Anaerobic Degradation of Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Pulp Fibers. Thesis. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 Book:             

Nadim R. Khandaker. “How to Make Men Smell Better: A Laymens Guide to Water Treatment Technologies for Rural Communities”. 2014. Saint John New Brunswick, Canada. ISBN 978-0-9936241-0-0. 

Book Chapter: 

Nadim R. Khandaker, et.al., “Redesign of Star Burner to a High Efficiency Burner for Mass Cooking”. In. Towards Sustaniable Development. 2015. Saint John New Brunswick, Canada. ISBN 978-0-9936241-2-4. 

Nadim R. Khandaker, et.al., “A Much Needed Engineering Protocol for Bangladesh Clothing Manufacturers to Save Lives”. In. Towards Sustaniable Development. 2015. Saint John New Brunswick, Canada. ISBN 978-0-9936241-2-4.

Technical Magazines, Newspaper Articles and Others:

Nadim Khandaker. To Boil or Not to Boil for That is the Question. Rotary Club of Buriganga Bullitin. August 2014.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. “Less Salt Please” The Daily Star, March 16th, 2012. Dhaka Bangladesh.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. “Generational Rights and Responsibilities Towards the Environment” The Daily Star, Friday March 23, 2013. Dhaka Bangladesh.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. APEGNB Helps Reduce Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh. Engenuity: Association of  Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick. Spring 2008. Issue 134. Pages 32-33.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. “Postcard from Bangladesh: The Shibaloy experience in arsenic technology development”. Engenuity: Association of  Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick. Spring 2007. Issue 134. Pages 24-25.

 Nadim Khandaker and Charles Sanchez. “Preliminary Evaluation of Perchlorate Contamination of Ground Water in the Lower Colorado River Region”.  University of Arizona, Tuma Agricultural Research Center, 6425 W 8th Street, Yuma Arizona. 2006. In fullfillment of USGS grant.

 Nadim Khandaker. “Bench Scale Study: To Support the Selection of Adsorption Treatment Train for Supply of Arsenic and Fluoride Compliant Drinking Water for U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground”. 2005. 53186/TEMP5R139. Kleinfelder, INC. 2896E 16th Street, Suite D. Yuma, Arizona 85365.

 D.M. Teter, J.L. Krumhansal, P.V. Brady, N.R.Khandaker. “Specefic Anion Nanoengineered Sorbents for Water Purefication”. Sandia National Laboratories, LDRD Report 2001. Page 383.

 Nadim Reza Khandaker. “Arsenic in Bangladesh” Readers Forum, World Watch, Volume 13, No. 3, May/June 2000.

Nadim Reza Khandaker. “Arsenic in Drinking Water :  A Technical Review” The Daily Star, Friday March 13th, 1998. Dhaka Bangladesh.

Nadim Reza Khandaker and James C. Young. "Biological Treatability of Industrial Wastewaters under Anaerobic Conditions."  Annual Water Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania Conference, 1992 (Unpublished Document).

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

 Attended three week long workshop (1988) on the basics of cryogenic engineering at the University of Southampton Institute of cryogenics.  Won the cryogenic group design competition by having the most innovative design for conversion of a plant dedicated to liquid oxygen production to high purity liquid nitrogen production.

 Employee Recognition Award nomination (March 20, 2002). Team award for Nanoengineered sorbants. Sandia National Lab.

 Spot Recognition Award for technical support of arsenic remediation project (June 2002).  Sandia National Lab.

 Patent Recognition Award (July, 2002). Sandia National Lab.

 Employee Recognition Award nomination (2003). Leadership in developing and testing inorganic sorbents for arsenic removal from groundwater. Sandia National Lab.

Best Participant Award selected by peers WEENTECH RESD 2015 for presenting three oral presentations and presenting research findings with the potential for fostering renuable energy generation and energy conservation.

LOCAL AWARD

The Certificate of Appreciation from Titas Gas for valuable research and development on Energy Efficient Mass cooking Burner (2016).

1995: Ph.D.         Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.                                  

1991: M.S.           Environmental Engineering, University of Arkansas.                                             

1986: B.S.E.        Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Graduated Cum Laude.

Dr. Nadim Reza Khandaker is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada.

WORK EXPERIENCE 

2014

North South University. Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering. Teaching multiple courses and supervising student research in the areas of water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, adaptation to climate change, and generation of renewable energy. Serving in multiple projects as expert advisor for the Bangladesh Military in the aforesaid areas of expertise. Published papers, book on water treatment, and writing papers along with presenting  in conferences nationally and internationally. Also serving in academic curriculum development committees.

2012-1013

 Military Institute of Science and Technology Bangladesh Military: Associate Professor. Taught multiple senior level and graduate level courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Supervised student research in the areas of water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, adaptation to climate change, and generation of renewable energy. Served in multiple projects for the military in the aforesaid areas of expertise. Published papers, book on water treatment, and presented in conferences.
2010

Sessional Lecturer, McMaster University, for 4-year  Engineering Technology Program. Lecturer for 1st-Year Engineering Physics and Physics Lab.

September 2006-April 2007

 

Visiting Researcher, McGill University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

-      Research and development work on micro-contaminant removal and detection. Development and application of novel technologies for treating water contaminated with contaminants such as arsenic, fluoride etc.

 

August 2004-July 2005

 

Research Scholar University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science

 

-        USDA funded project - regional survey on the presence of perchlorate in produce grown in the Lower Colorado River Region.

-        Retention and mobility of perchlorate in soils of the Lower Colorado River Region.

-        USGS funded grant - survey of perchlorate concentration in the groundwater extraction wells of the Yuma region of the Lower Colorado River Valley.

-        Bench scale studies (batch and column) to support the selection of adsorption treatment train for supply of arsenic and fluoride compliant drinking water for U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. Funded by Kleinfelder Inc.

-        Technology Evaluation Team Member. Sandia National Laboratories-AWWA Research Foundation-WEREC: Arsenic Water Treatment Technology Vendors Forum and Theme session. New Mexico Environmental Health Conference 2004. AlbequerqueNew MexicoOctober 19-20, 2004.

-        Treatment of Colorado River water using physiochemical treatment for perchlorate reduction.

Adjunct Research Associate ProfessorGreat Lakes Center, Buffalo State, State University of New York, c/o Dr. Kim Irvine, 1300 Elmwood AveBuffaloNY  14222.

 

Adjunct Research FellowEnvironmental Research Program (Reporting to Pro Vice Chancellor), North South UniversityDhaka Bangladesh\

June 2003-August 2004

Adjunct Research Associate Professor- Great Lakes CenterBuffalo StateState University of New York, c/o Dr. Kim Irvine, 1300 Elmwood AveBuffaloNY  14222.

 

Adjunct Research FellowEnvironmental Research Program (Reporting to Pro Vice Chancellor), North South University, Dhaka Bangladesh.

Adjunct Research Associate Professor -University of New Mexico Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 June 2001- May 2003

Research on topics related to arsenic remediation processes and also Instructor for graduate course Advanced Physical/Chemical Treatment of Water and Wastewater

March  1998-April 1998

Materials Research Laboratory- Pennsylvania State University

Commissioned a fact finding mission to Bangladesh to assess the source and extent of the arsenic contamination of groundwater and to identify projects where Pennsylvania State University could offer assistance towards the mitigation of the arsenic contamination. Also, made working contacts with organizations in Bangladesh and abroad working with the arsenic contamination issue.

1995-1996           

 Research Associate - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- Pennsylvania State University

  Project Manager:  EPA sponsored project to determine the potential of using compost as a remediation process for the treatment of chlordane and toxaphene. Responsibilities include organizing and implementing experiments, data collection and analysis, evaluation of performance, procurement of raw materials and equipment, supervision of graduate students, and day to day management.

 Special Project:  Design, commissioning, and operation of two pilot scale anaerobic upflow filters to determine the potential for thermophilic anaerobic treatment of chemical processing wastewater for Hoechst Celanese, North Carolina. Various process variables were varied to obtain optimum process design and operation parameters.

 Special Project:  Assisted in the process design of a 20,000 m3/day treatment train to treat wastewater from a brewery in Korea.  The work was for "Jindo" a Korean engineering firm.  The treatment train consisted of an anaerobic filter to remove COD, combined aerobic anoxic system to remove nitrogen and phosphorous, activated carbon filters to remove nonbiodegradable soluble organic compounds, and belt presses for sludge dewatering and handling.  My work entailed determining process design parameters, sizing of individual units, and development of a spread sheet program, such that design parameters maybe manipulated to obtain optimum design.

 Special Project:  Analysis of operation data of an anaerobic upflow reactor for Kellogs Pennsylvania treating food processing wastewater.  The objective was to identify the cause of the decrease in COD removal efficiency.

1991-1995

 Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering -Pennsylvania State University

 Ph.D. research: Involved determining and modelling the toxic effect of carbamate insecticides to methanogenic microorganisms, acclimation of methanogenic microorganisms towards the degradation of carbamate insecticides, and modeling the bio-kinetics of carbamate degradation.

 Teaching:  Demonstrator for the advanced biological process laboratory. Job responsibilities included assisting and directing graduate students conducting kinetics and respirometric experiments regarding the fundamentals of biological processes.

Supervisor of numerous graduate students’ research in M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D.

 Biological Treatability Tests:   Carried out aerobic and anaerobic treatability studies to determine the kinetics and process parameters required for design and smooth operation of biological systems. Specific projects included wastewaters from the following industries:

 

               Papermill wastes                               Pharmaceutical wastes      

               Dairy product wastes                       Grain processing wastes

               Vegetable oil producing waste         Landfill leachate

               Distillery wastes                               Canning wastes

               Chemical processing wastes             Petroleum wastes

               Paint wastes                                      Deep well injected wastes

 Laboratory Management:  Job responsibilities included  management of projects and maintenance of analytical and process equipments. Specific projects supervised included:

               - Kinetics of propionate degradation under anaerobic conditions.

               - Selenium removal in anaerobic treatment processes.

              - Effect of activated carbon on the rate of aerobic degradation of toxic organic

                 compounds.              

               - Aerobic treatability of waste effluent from the leather finishing industry. 

               - Effect of various alcohols on anaerobic treatment processes. 

               - Treatment of methylene chloride using upflow aerobic packed tower. 

1990-1991

 Research Assistant - Department of Civil Environmental Engineering - University of Arkansas.

 Research Activities:  Carried out research to determine the potential for using  anaerobic processes to produce methane gas and reduce the mass and volume of waste pulp fibers.  Various pretreatment procedures, including acid hydrolysis, caustic hydrolysis, and enzyme hydrolysis were carried out to improve the degradability of waste pulp fibers. The study was funded by Stone Container Corporation.

Corporate Experience 

2010

CH2M HILL Canada (Flex Contract): Senior Technologist Process Development for water and wastewater treatment in the Water Business Development Group. 

Development Advisor to 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of Grameen Bank.  Area of involvement with Grameen is on renewable energy and generation of biogas from agricultural bio-waste and wastewater from industry. 

 September 1999 to December 2009

 Professor Humber College - Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation

 -Developed a new course in the developing and extremely important field of renewable energy generation and energy conservation. The course was titled Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation:  Programs and Policies. This course development was extremely topical and challenging with the new Fit in Tariffs and other governmental promotional programs coming in line in Ontario Canada. The course covered technology application, economics and sociopolitical policy shaping of the renewable energy and energy conservation.

 June 1998 to June 1999

 Research Advisor (Technical) Ontario Clean Water Agency

 -Project manager/Research Engineer on a million dollar pilot plant operation on the application of fixed media for upgrading of municipal wastewater treatment systems to meet more stringent effluent nutrient standards. This is a joint project with the region of Peel, Environment Canada and the Ministry of the Environment. My contribution to the project involved doing design modification, supervision of retrofitting and commissioning of the pilot operation. Since commissioning I am overall in charge of the operation and maintenance of the pilot, along with process optimization, establishment of field laboratory to analyze numerous process parameters, data acquisition and analysis and modeling of data in conjunction with the ministry of the environment I am also validating package modeling program with the data generated to se effectiveness of applying fixed media to conventional activated sludge systems. The pilot was in operation for fifteen months. I was also in charge of systematic decommissioning of the plant. 

Wrote and presented papers on bio-solids conversion to green, biogas purification, water treatment. In collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque. New Mexico, USA (Department of Energy) wrote a Hand Book titled: Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water: A Hand-Book for Communities. 

June 2007-June 2008 

Environment Canada: Wastewater Technology Development Center 

-        Retrofit and operation of IFAS systems for process evaluation and process development for the region of Peel and Environment Canada, Lakeview Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility.

-        Bench and pilot scale research on technology development hydrogenation bioreactors for optimum hydrogen production for fuel cell application and sustainable bio-solids management.

-        Respirometric techniques to investigate the kinetics of hydrogen generation in acidogenic cultures.

-        Development of novel media to remove siloxane from biogas for co-generation application.

-        Application of membrane technology to anaerobic systems for bio-solids stabilization application.

-        Application of charged membranes for lead removal from water.

-        Evaluation on the feasibility of application of biogas for direct drive of engines for aeration blowers in wastewater treatment plants.  

June 2003-August 2004

 Technical advisor- employed by Canadian High Commission to provide technical assistance on a Canadian International Development Agency project administered by the Ontario Center for Environmental Technology Advancement.  Project on the verification of arsenic removal technologies in Bangladesh.  Bilateral project with Bangladesh Center for Scientific and Industrial research.

 Technical Advisor- WaterAid Nepal on capacity building of WaterAid Nepal and partner organizations on arsenic mitigation.

 Technical Advisor-WaterAid Bangladesh on capacity building of WaterAid Bangladesh and partner organizations on arsenic mitigation.

 Adjunct Research Associate Professor- Great Lakes Center, Buffalo State, State University of New York, c/o Dr. Kim Irvine, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY  14222.

 Adjunct Research Fellow- Environmental Research Program (Reporting to Pro Vice Chancellor), North South University, Dhaka Bangladesh.

 June 2001- May 2003

 Research Engineer – Sandia National Lab

 Development and application of novel arsenic removal technologies from water contaminated with arsenic.

-        Adsorption systems

-        Coagulation systems

-        Systems targeted to point of use (household and small community)

-        Systems targeted towards municipal water treatment systems

-        Development of low pH lime softning process for arsenic removal (Patent Issued: US Patent Number 6802980 B1)

-        Development of in situ remediation process for arsenic removal (Patent Issued: US Patent Number 6830695 B1)

-        Development of coagulant enhancers for arsenic removal (Patent Issued: US Patent

       Number 7138063)

 

Design fabrication and operation of sorption and microfiltration pilot unit process for removal of  harmful trace contaminants from groundwater in an active well in KIRTLAND airforce base.

 April 2000-May 2001

 Technical Coordinator - Ontario Center for Environmental Technology Assessment - Canadian International Development Agency funded Arsenic Mitigation Project for Bangladesh

-        Development of screening methology for arsenic removal technologies.

-        Development of field evaluation manual for household level arsenic removal technologies.

-        Development of field and laboratory technology verification protocal for arsenic removal technologies geared for developing countries. 

April 1999-November 1999 

Technical Consultant - Water and Environmental Sanitation UNICEF-Bangladesh 

Design and initiation of a community based arsenic mitigation program covering 500 villages of Bangladesh.  The project involved testing over 50,000 bore-hole wells, screening of patients suffering from arsenic poisoning, communication, installation of alternate safe water options and treatment of arsenic contaminated water, formulation of water quality parameter monitoring scheme and monitoring the effectiveness of the alternate options in terms of technical parameters and community acceptance.  Also provided support to all research and development projects regarding arsenic mitigation funded by UNICEF in Bangladesh. 

Was a founding member of a task force under the Department of Public Health and Engineering Bangladesh to formulate the potable water quality standards for rural Bangladesh and urban slums of Bangladesh.  Was responsible for formulating the initial water quality document to be finalized by the Department of Public Health and Engineering.

 1996-1997 Process Engineer - ADI Systems, Fredericton - New Brunswick

 Process Engineer:   Responsible for start-ups and operational trouble-shooting of anaerobic systems treating industrial wastewaters.  Responsible for carrying out in-house research activities, pilot studies, treatability studies and design of biological reactors for treatment of industrial wastewaters.

 Start-Up Engineer:           -Low rate anaerobic treatment system for the treatment of pharmaceutical

                                             wastewater in Syracuse, New York (start up engineer)                                           

                                           -Low rate anaerobic treatment system for cheese processing wastewater in

                                            Cuba, New York (start up engineer)                                          

                                           -Two-stage high rate anaerobic hybrid system for treatment of

                                             petrochemical wastewater in Surat, India (start up engineer) 

Research Activities:  Development of a treatability protocol for assessing the anaerobic treatability potential of industrial wastewaters.  Carried out over 20 bench-scale treatability studies for the following wastewater categories:

 

               Corn pocessing wastewater                            Fish processing wastewater

               Pulp and paper processing wastewater           Meat-packing wastewater

               Chemical processing wastewater                    Pharmaceutical wastewater

               Dairy wastewater                                            Food processing wastewater 

Development of bench-scale activity test procedure to determine the relative microbial activity of anaerobic digestors in service and to determine the effect of toxicants on microbial populations in anaerobic digestors.  

Carried out pilot-scale studies on low rate systems treating pharmaceutical wastewaters. 

Developed a bench-scale anaerobic filter to determine the treatability of methanol-enriched wastewater to determine the feasibility of treating at thermophilic temperatures.

 Carried out a theortetical study to determine the effects of temperature, pH, alkalinity, influent dilution and calcium concentration on the equilibrium of calcium precipitation on anaerobic digestors.  Special project: yeast processing plant, Turkey.

Removal of colloidal particulates from an sequential batch reactor effluent in Mexico.  The trial experiments involved enzyme hydrolysis of colloidal particulates, and use of alum and polymers for coagulation and subsequent settling of the colloidal particulates.

 Design Activities:  Developed a process design model for  up flow, anaerobic hybrid reactors.

 1986-1990              

Bangladesh Oxygen Limited (subsidiary of British Oxygen Company). 

Assistant Operations Engineer, Head Office:  Job responsibilities involved the monitoring and analyzing of the performance of oxygen, acetylene, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide plants in different locations of Bangladesh.  Was also responsible for procurement planning of raw materials and spare parts for all plants of Bangladesh Oxygen Limited. Special projects involved:              

               -Development of water treatment procedures for cooling water systems various plants

                of Bangladesh Oxygen Limited. 

               -Design and installation of oxygen supply system in neon tube light  manufacturing

                 industry. 

               -Project to improve the efficiency of dry ice production plant by carrying out a

                 thermodynamic balance of  the plant and by designing and installing a cross-flow heat

                 exchanger there by reducing system loss of  dry ice.              

Assistant  Engineer, Chittagong Branch:  Was responsible for providing technical service to customers and was also responsible for all installation works in customer sites.  Project work involved design, cost estimation, installation supervision, and project management and  commissioning. Individual projects included: 

               -Installation of two vacuum insulated evaporators in two different ship breaking yards.     

               -Supervision of the construction and installation of a 150 cubic meter per day oxygen compressing station. 

               -Installation of an oxygen lancing system in an open arc furnace used to melt down scrap  metals. 

Engineering Trainee:  Was trained in the operations and maintenance of a 400 cubic meter per day liquid oxygen plant.  Carried out unsupervised plant start up and shut down.  Carried out operational trouble shooting and assisted in major maintenance works.

Courses:

CHE 120: Inorganic Chemistry
ENV 107 : Environmental Scinence
ENV 209 : Environmental Chemistry
CEE 370 : Water Supply and Treatment

1997 - Present:                  (M4890) Professional Engineering License in Chemical Engineering, New Brunswick, Canada.

2009- Present:                   (100145253) Professional Engineering License Ontario, Canada.

Research and Interests

Arsenic Mitigation and Safe Water Supply, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Energy and Energy

Efficiency, Engineering and Public Policy.

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, USA
M. Sc Engg., University of Arkansas, USA
B. Sc Engg., University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1984
Email: nadim.khandaker @northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 736

Curriculum Vitae