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Researcher: Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)

Fields of Research

Air pollution modelling and control
Ocean engineering
Marine engineering
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Wastewater treatment processes
Risk engineering
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Naval architecture
Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Maritime engineering
Petroleum and reservoir engineering
Electrochemical energy storage and conversion
Numerical analysis
Agricultural biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Manufacturing processes and technologies (excl. textiles)
Approximation theory and asymptotic methods
Analytical spectrometry
CAD/CAM systems
Water treatment processes
Natural resource management
Environmental management
Pollution and contamination
Special vehicles
Probability theory
Infrastructure engineering and asset management
Industrial and product design
Forestry biomass and bioproducts
Environmental engineering
Industry economics and industrial organisation
Environmental biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Environmental assessment and monitoring

Research Objectives

Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Water recycling services (incl. sewage and greywater)
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Oil and gas exploration
Water safety
Air quality
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Oil and gas extraction
Water transport
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Coal exploration
Natural hazards
Industrial crops
Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from transport activities
Renewable energy
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Wave energy
Management of liquid waste from energy activities (excl. water)
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Wind energy
Teaching and instruction technologies
Information systems, technologies and services
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Energy storage, distribution and supply
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from energy activities
Transport equipment
Fisheries - wild caught
Management of liquid waste from animal production (excl. water)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Energy exploration
Management of solid waste from construction activities
Biofuel energy
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Terrestrial systems and management
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Management of liquid waste from transport activities (excl. water)
Biomass processing
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Measurement standards and calibration services
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Tidal energy
Commercial energy efficiency
Transport energy efficiency
Fuel cells (excl. solid oxide)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Methodology of Finding Dispersion Coefficient Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFDs); International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
A network based approach to envisage potential accidents in offshore process facilities; Process Safety Progress
A novel approach for performance analysis of floating structure encountering storm conditions; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
A novel approach to safety analysis of floating structures experiencing storm; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
A robust risk assessment methodology for safety analysis of marine structures under storm conditions; Ocean Engineering
Accelerated pitting corrosion test of 304 stainless steel using ASTM G48; Experimental investigation and concomitant challenges; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Accident risk-based life cycle assessment methodology for green and safe fuel selection; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
An application of BN to envisage potential accidents in FLNG facility; 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium 2016
An experimental evaluation of municipal leachate treatment using anaerobic lagoon in northern cities of Iran; Conference of Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
An inherently safer layout design for the liquefaction process of an FLNG plant; International Journal of Maritime Engineering (Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects: Part A)
An integrated method for human error probability assessment during the maintenance of offshore facilities; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Application of a risk-based approach to investigate the waste stabilization pond performance for treating the acid mine drainage; 64th Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference
CFD analysis of fast pyrolysis process in a pilot-scale auger reactor; Fuel
Characterization of Hydraulic Flow Patterns in Waste Stabilization Pond; 2009 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference
Combustion products toxicity risk assessment in an offshore installation; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Comparative evaluation of human error probability assessment techniques; Third National Conference on Safety Engineering and HSE Management
Comparison between simulation and conventional training: expanding the concept of social fidelity; Process Safety Progress
Condition monitoring of subsea pipelines considering stress observation and structural deterioration; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Corrosion induced failure analysis of subsea pipelines; Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Determination of human error probabilities for the maintenance operations of marine engines; Journal of Ship Production and Design
Developing a dynamic model for pitting and corrosion-fatigue damage of subsea pipelines; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Developing a novel methodology for ecological risk assessment of thiosalts; Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment
Developing a novel risk-based methodology for multi-criteria decision making in marine renewable energy applications; Renewable Energy
Developing a quantitative risk-based methodology for maintenance scheduling using Bayesian Network; Chemical Engineering Transactions
Development of a human reliability assessment technique for the maintenance procedures of marine and offshore operations; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Development of a monograph for human error likelihood assessment in marine operations; Safety Science
Development of emission factors for ships’ emissions at berth; 23rd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference
Dynamic risk analysis of offloading process in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform using Bayesian Network; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Dynamic risk-based maintenance for offshore processing facility; Process Safety Progress
Dynamic safety assessment of a nonlinear pumped-storage generating system in a transient process; Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Ecological risk-based performance evaluation of a waste stabilization pond; Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
Effects of cold environments on human reliability assessment in offshore oil and gas facilities; Human Factors
Effects of Structural Ageing on Blast Analyses of a Naval Vessel: A Technical Review; PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference
Emission factor estimation for oil and gas facilities; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Emissions from a marine auxiliary diesel engine at berth using heavy fuel oil; 10th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference
Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels; International Journal of Small Craft Technology
Evaporation and mixing of ethanol-water mixture in a heavy duty common rail diesel engine intake air; Australian Combustion Symposium
Experimental analysis of pitting corrosion in offshore structures; Advances in Construction Safety
Explosion modeling and analysis of BP Deepwater Horizon accident; Safety Science
Fire impact assessment in FLNG processing facilities using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Fire Safety Journal
Human error probability assessment during maintenance activities of marine systems; Safety and Health at Work
Human error risk assessment for shipping maintenance procedures in harsh environments; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
Human reliability assessment for complex physical operations in harsh operating conditions; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Improving droplet sizing methodology for spray dynamics investigation; International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics
In-situ burning of spilled hydrocarbons using multiple pool fire numerical models; Safety in Extreme Environments
Influence of applied potential on treatment performance and clogging behaviour of hybrid constructed wetland-microbial electrochemical technologies; Chemosphere
Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment; Butterworth-Heinemann
Integrated probabilistic modelling of pitting and corrosion fatigue damage of subsea pipelines; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
Interrelation between sulphur and conductive materials and its impact on ammonium and organic pollutants removal in electroactive wetlands; Journal of Hazardous Materials
Laboratory study of nitrification, denitrification and anammox processes in membrane bioreactors considering periodic aeration; Journal of Environmental Management
Low-power energy harvester from constructed wetland-microbial fuel cells for initiating a self-sustainable treatment process; Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Major accident modelling using spare data; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Microbial fuel cell-integrated wastewater treatment systems; Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment
Modeling and optimization of dye removal using 'green' clay supported iron nano-particles; Ecological Engineering
Modeling of future refrigerants in vapour compression cycle; 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities
Modelling of pitting corrosion in marine and offshore steel structures - A technical review; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Modelling the impacts of fire in a typical FLNG processing facility; SAFE'17: International Conference on Safety and Fire Engineering
Multi-level optimization of maintenance plan for natural gas system exposed to deterioration process; Journal of Hazardous Materials
Numerical modelling of a fast pyrolysis process in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor; 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering
Numerical simulation of performance and exhaust emissions of a marine main engine using heavy fuel oil during the whole voyage; The 3rd ASEAN Smart Grid Congress and the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy
On-board measurements of particle and gaseous emissions from a large cargo vessel at different operating conditions; Environmental Pollution
Particle emissions from ships at berth using heavy fuel oil; IAMU AGA 17 - Working together: the key way to enhance the quality of maritime education, training and research
Performance assessment of aeration and radial oxygen loss assisted cathodes based integrated constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell systems; Bioresource Technology
Performance assessment of innovative constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell for electricity production and dye removal; Ecological Engineering
Physical modelling of mixing processes from ballast water discharge in ports; Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017
Pitting corrosion modelling of X80 steel utilized in offshore petroleum pipelines; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Pitting degradation modelling of ocean steel structures using Bayesian network; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Prediction of minerals producing acid mine drainage using a computer-assisted thermodynamic chemical equilibrium model; Mine Water and the Environment
Real-time monitoring and management of offshore process system integrity; Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering
Reliability assessment of offshore asset under pitting corrosion using Bayesian Network; Corrosion 2016
Removal of fluoride from aqueous solution and groundwater by wheat straw, sawdust and activated bagasse carbon of sugarcane; Ecological Engineering
Risk analysis of deepwater drilling operations using Bayesian network; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Risk analysis of flare flame-out condition in a gas process facility; Oil and Gas Science and Technology
Risk analysis of offshore transportation accident in arctic waters; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Risk-based and predictive maintenance planning of engineering infrastructure: existing quantitative techniques and future directions; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Risk-based domino effect analysis for fire and explosion accidents considering uncertainty in processing facilities; Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Risk-based maintenance of offshore Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) operation; Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Risk-based maintenance planning of subsea pipelines through fatigue crack growth monitoring; Engineering Failure Analysis
Risk-Based Maintenance Scheduling with application to naval vessels and ships; Ocean Engineering
Risk-based prioritisation of indoor air pollution monitoring using computational fluid dynamics; Indoor and Built Environment
Risk-based tailing pond water management strategies considering non-idealities in tailing pond modeling; 2009 ASCE Conference
The Game of Guwarra: A game theory-based decision-making framework for site selection of offshore wind farms in Australia; Journal of Cleaner Production
The removal of heavy metals in wetland microcosms: Effects of bed depth, plant species, and metal mobility; Chemical Engineering Journal
The role of human error in risk analysis: Application to pre- and post-maintenance procedures of process facilities; Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Vulnerability analysis of process plants subject to domino effects; Reliability Engineering and System Safety

Research Projects

Bioelectricity Generation from Dairy Wastewater ; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Blast Survivability of a Fatigued Naval Surface Platform; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Developing risk-based methodology for co-locating offshore aquaculture and renewable energy systems; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Development of a Methodology to Measure and Assess Ship Emissions; International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
Modelling of offshore pitting corrosion as a part of risk management strategies in ocean structures; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Multi-Purpose Offshore/High Energy Platforms: Concepts and Applications; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Risk-based Procedures for Safe and Reliable Offshore Renewable Energy Systems; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Availability of low sulphur marine fuel oil in Australia
Defence Material Technology Centre
Defence Material Technology Centre- Blast and Shock modelling
Developing a predictive tool for maximising production using advanced optimization techniques
Effect of Pitting Corrosion on the Structural Strength Properties of Stiffened Panels
Effective decision making by ANN through capturing nonlinearity of a large data set
Sense-T Stage 2: Adaptive Water Resources Management (Stage 2)

Research Candidate Supervision