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Pirbazari, Massoud


Dr. Mike Pirbazari

Contact Information

Dr. M. Pirbazari
Sonny Astani Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Avenue, KAP 260
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

Tel:  (213) 740-0592
Fax: (213) 744-1426
Email: pirbazar@mizar.usc.edu

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Research Profile

Associate Director, Environmental Engineering Program

Research Interests

  • Integrated membrane/adsorption technologies for water and wastewater treatment, and water reclamation.
  • Advanced oxidation processes for the destruction of organic contaminants in water
  • Applications of free-radical chemistry in water and wastewater treatment
  • Mathematical modeling of bio-physicochemical processes in water and wastewater treatment
  • Biofilm modeling for industrial and hazardous waste treatment
  • Biofilm degradation and modeling of organic pollutants in water treatment applications
  • Activated carbon adsorption technologies for water and wastewater treatment
  • Chelation/adsorption integrated technology for toxic metal removal from water and wastewater
  • Air pollution control technologies for toxic gas streams
  • Reduction of air pollution in thermal destruction technologies for hazardous wastes
  • Evaluation of atmospheric emissions from hot asphalts
  • Incineration and pyrolysis technologies for destruction of hazardous wastes, and their associated free-radical chemistry
  • Synthesis and application of new varieties of synthetic polymers for water and wastewater treatment

Biographical Information

Ph.D. 1980 University of Michigan
M.S. 1969 Michigan State University
B.S. 1967 Tehran Polytechnic University


Link to Environmental Engineering Program