Dr. Muhammad  Muhitur Rahman

 

mrahman@kfu.edu.sa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

RANK: Assistant Professor

 

EDUCATION:

 

  •  Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Wastewater treatment and reuse, Western Sydney University, Australia, 2016.

 
  • M.Sc.  Water and Environmental Engineering, Wastewater treatment, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2005

 

  • B.Sc.  Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 1999.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

         Wastewater treatment including membrane bioreactor;

         Effluent management and reuse in agriculture;

         Soil-plant-atmosphere interaction modelling

         Contaminant fate and transport in vadose zone;

         Groundwater modelling;

         Water quality monitoring;

         Solid waste management;

         Risk assessment and probabilistic modelling including Bayesian Belief Network;

 

 

 

Experiences:

Assistant Professor, King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia (Sept 2017- to date)

Lecturer, Western Sydney University (WSU, Sydney City Campus), Australia (Feb 2017- Aug 2017)

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Western Sydney University (Kingwood Campus), Australia (Aug 2015-  Aug 2016)

Research Engineer, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia (Mar 2006-Jul 2010)

Environmental Engineer, Saudi Environmental Works (SEW), Saudi Arabia (Apr 2005 Mar 2006)

Research Assistant, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia (Nov 2001- Mar 2005)

Civil Engineer, Far East Corporation Ltd., Bangladesh (Feb 2000 Oct 2001)

 

Publications:

 

Refereed Book chapters

 

   Rahman, M.M., Rahman, M.A., Haque, M.M., Rahman, A. (2019) Sustainable water use in construction, In Sustainable Construction Technologies, edited by Vivian Tam, Elsevier, Cambridge, scheduled to be published on March 2019; ISBN 9780128117491;

   Hagare, D. and Rahman, M.M. (2019) Impact of online quizzes on student performance: A case study for Infrastructure Engineering subject in Western Sydney University, Australia, In Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice, edited by Ataur Rahman and Vojislav Ilic, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), scheduled to be published on June 2019; ISBN 978-1-138-05622-0, The Netherlands;

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2016) Use of recycled water for irrigation of open spaces: Benefits and Risks, In Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities, edited by Basant Maheshwari, Vijay P. Singh and Bhadranie Thoradeniya, ISBN 978-3-319-28110-0, Springer, Switzerland;

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D., Sivakumar, M. and Singh, R.N. (2016) Sustainable Management of Process Water and Stormwater within a Mine, In Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors, edited by Sheila Devasahayam, Kim Dowling, Manoj K. Mahapatra, ISBN 978-1-4987-3302-1. CRC Press-Taylor and Francis, New York, USA;

   Al-Malack, M.H. and Rahman, M.M. (2014) Waste treatment sustainability, In Sustainability behind Sustainability, edited by Antonio A. Zorpas, ISBN: 978-1-63321-595-5, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA

   Al-Malack, M.H. and Rahman, M.M. (2012) Municipal Sludge: Generation and Characteristics, In Sewage Sludge Management: From the Past to our Century, Edited by Antonio A. Zorpas and Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Publication Date: March 2012, ISBN: 978-1-61324-393-0, Nova Science Publishers, USA

   Al-Malack, M.H. and Rahman, M.M. (2011) Membranes for water and wastewater application, in Membrane technologies and applications, Edited by Kaustubha Mohanty and M.K. Purkait, ISBN: 9781439805268, CRC Press, USA.

 

Refereed Journals

 

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2016) Bayesian Belief Network analysis of soil salinity in a peri-urban agricultural field irrigated with recycled water, Agricultural Water Management 176, 280-296, DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.03.003, IF 2.603.

   Vohra, M.S, Al-Suwaiyan, M., Essa, M. H, Chowdhury, M.M., Rahman, M.M., Labaran, B. (2016) solar photocatalysis and solar photo-fenton processes application for the removal of some critical charged pollutants: mineralization trends and reaction intermediates formation. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Published Online, DOI: 10.1007/s13369-015-2021-2, IF 0.728.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B., Dillon, P., Kibria, G. (2015) Modelling of the impact of future climate changes on salt accumulation in paddocks of different soil types due to recycled water irrigation, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, Published Online, DOI: 10.2166/ws.2015.176, IF 0.532.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2015) Framework to assess sources controlling soil salinity resulting from irrigation using recycled water: an application of Bayesian Belief Network, Journal of Cleaner Production, 105, 406-419, IF 4.959.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B. and Dillon, P. (2015) Impacts of prolonged drought on salt accumulation in the root zone due to recycled water irrigation, Water, air & soil pollution, 226:90, IF 1.551.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B. and Dillon, P. (2014) Continuous real-time monitoring of salt accumulation in the soil due to recycled water irrigation. Water 41 (1), 63-68.

   Rahman, M.M. and Al-Malack, M.H. (2012) Biochemical Kinetics of Crossflow Membrane Bioreactor Processes in the Treatment of Refinery Wastewater, International Journal of Environmental Research, 6(1):285-296, IF 0.992.

   Rahman, M.M. and Al-Malack, M.H. (2006) Performance of Cross Flow Membrane Bioreactor (CF-MBR) when Treating Refinery Wastewater, Desalination, 191, 16-26, IF 4.412

 

Conference proceedings

 

     Shahrivar, A.A., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B., Rahman, M.M., (2017) Irrigation in urban landscapes: effectiveness of recycled water for sporting fields, Proceedings of 2nd International Peri-Urban Conference 2017, held on 26-29 November 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

   Rahman, M.M., Rahman, A. (2017) Changes in Australian Rainfall Runoff and its implication for estimating design rainfall, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice (iCERP2017), held on February 4-5, 2017, Dhaka University, Dhaka.

   Hossain, A., Rahman, M.M., Rahman, A. (2017) Queensland Flood in 2010-11: Will This Type of Flood Occur Soon?, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice (iCERP2017), held on February 4-5, 2017, Dhaka University, Dhaka.

   Hagare, D., Rahman, M.M. (2016) Online Quizzes to Increase Student Learning in an Engineering Unit, Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education and Research 2016 (iCEER2016), Sydney, Australia, held on November 21-24, 2016, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus, NSW.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2014) Recycled water use for irrigation in urban landscape: Understanding accumulation of salt over time, Proceedings of International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security, PERI-URBAN 2014, held on July 8-11, 2014, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus, NSW.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2014) Impact of recycled water use compared to town water in urban irrigation: A long-term column study, Proceedings of International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security, PERI-URBAN 2014, held on July 8-11, 2014, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus, NSW.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B. and Dillon, P. (2014) Impact of soil type on the salt accumulation due to recycled water irrigation, Proceedings of International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, IC EST 2014, held on June 9-13, Houston, Texas (paper presented).

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B. and Dillon, P. (2013) Modelling salt accumulation in an oval irrigated with recycled water, Proceedings of International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013, held on December 1-6, 2013, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

   Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2012) Management of Pollutant sources to minimize salinity risk in sporting ovals irrigated with recycled water, Proceedings of AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference 2012, held on June 18-20, 2012, Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

   Al-Suwaiyan M.S., Rahman, M.M, Essa, M.H., Lukman, S. (2012) Experimental Investigation of free carbon recovery in layered porous media, Proceedings of International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2012, IC EST 2012, held on June 25-29, Houston.

   Vohra, M.S, Al-Zahrani, M.A., Essa, M. H, Rahman, M.M. (2010) Synthetic Industrial wastewater Treatment using GAC produced from Date Palm tree branches, Proceedings of 8th International Conference & Exhibition of Chemistry in Industry, CHEMINDIX 2010, held on October 18-20, Manama.

   Vohra, M.S, Al-Zahrani, M.A., Essa, M. H, Rahman, M.M. (2010) Granular Activated Carbon from Date Palm tree branches: Production and Use, Proceedings of the 4th Saudi Sciences Conference held on March 21-24, Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah.

   Rahman, M.M., Al-Zahrani, M.A., Essa, M. H. (2008) Water Quality Factors of Storm Runoff at Two Watersheds in Saudi Arabia: A Comparative Evaluation, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Water and Arid Environment 2008 and 1st Arab Forum held on November 16-19, Riyadh.

   Rahman, M.M., Al-Malack, M. H., Bukhari A.A. (2007) Determination of Biokinetic Coefficient for Membrane Bioreactor Process in Treating Oily Wastewater, Proceedings of the 5th Specialty Conference on Environmental Progress in Oil and Petrochemical Industries, EnviroArabia2007, held on April 22-25, Manama.

   Rahman, M.M. and Al-Malack, M.H. (2005) Performance of Cross Flow Membrane Bioreactor (CF-MBR) when Treating Refinery Wastewater, Proceedings of the Conference of the International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM2005), held on August 21-26, Seoul.

   Rahman, M.M., Al-Malack, M. H., Bukhari A.A. (2005) Kinetics of Crossflow Membrane Bioreactor (CF-MBR) Processes in the Treatment of Refinery Wastewater, Proceedings of the workshop of Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association (SAWEA 2005) held on November 29-30, Dammam.