Tanzeer Hasan

Advanced Numerical Modeling of Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

STAR is a groundbreaking technology for remediation of NAPL contaminated soils. This remediation technology involves ignition and propagation of a smouldering combustion reaction in contaminated porous media to destroy the contaminants. Smouldering is a slow burning, lower energy and flameless form of combustion in which a condensed phase fuel undergoes surface oxidation reactions within a porous matrix resulting in a self-sustaining combustion reaction. The goal of the project is the development of a numerical model capable of simulating STAR to explore and optimize its applications in the field.

Personal Background

I joined the RESTORE group at Western in May 2010. I am from Bangladesh where I completed both my BSc in Geology and MS in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology from the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka (DU), Bangladesh. I then worked as a lecturer within the same department and I also worked as a hydrogeologist in JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). I am very interested and passionate about environmental issues relating to groundwater and groundwater contamination.