Elham Radaei


PhD candidate

Contact Details
T: +61-2-9385-4735
E: e.radaei@unsw.edu.au

Room 922, Chemical Sciences Building
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2052, Australia





  • M.Sc. of Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering),  (2012) Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc. of Civil Engineering,  (2010) Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran 


  • Technical expert of Southern Tehran’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (2012-2015) Ab,Sazeh,Fazelab Consultant Engineers Company, Tehran, Iran
  • Senior programmer of optimization of water treatment plant cost (2010-2011) Saze Pardazan Morvarid Jonoob Company, Tehran, Iran 

Research Project

Research Project Title: Hydrodynamic of immersed membrane systems aerated by large spherical cap bubbles

Fouling rates are strongly affected by hydrodynamic conditions when aeration is introduced on hollow fibre immersed membrane systems. Several parameters such as viscosity, tank dimension, HF density, fibre diameter, fibre looseness, bubble size, frequency, and air flow rate impact hydrodynamic conditions. Recently, large spherical cap bubbles have been used in immersed membrane systems exhibiting good efficiency in fouling removal and energy saving. However, the hydrodynamic behaviour induced by these bubbles, and the effect of the parameters mentioned previously on efficiency, are not fully understood yet. Therefore, the project aims to investigate the fouling control and the hydrodynamic conditions in HF immersed membrane with large spherical cap bubbles as aeration system by experimental methods and numerical models (Computational Fluid Dynamics).