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University of Central Florida
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Orlando, Florida 32816-2450

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    September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Dr. Anwar Sadmani

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Dr. Anwar Sadmani

Assistant Professor

Phone: 407-823-2781
Fax: 407-823-5407
Email: sadmani@ucf.edu

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2014
M.Sc. in Municipal Water and Infrastructure
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands, 2008
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering 
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Membrane treatment of emerging micropollutants and disinfection by-products.

Membrane-based hybrid processes for treating impaired quality waters.

Membrane fouling.

Impact of source water matrices on membrane-micropollutant interactions.

Ion exchange, activated carbon, and low-pressure membrane pre-treatment.

TEACHING

ENV 3001 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

(Underline: graduate student advisees at UCF)

11) Munshi, F.M., Church, J.K., Sadmani, A, Lee, W.H., The effect of cross-flow velocity and draw solutions on algae dewatering using forward osmosis, submitted to Desalination.

10) Olimattel , K.M. , Sadmani, A.H.M.A., Nanoparticle-based membrane modification and impact on the rejection of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds in water: a review, Under preparation, to be submitted to Separation and Purification Technology.

9) Woods, G.C., Sadmani, A.H.M.A., Andrews, S.A., Bagley, D.M., Andrews, R.C. (2016) Rejection of Pharmaceutically-Based N-Nitrosodimethylamine Precursors Using Nanofiltration. Water Research 93, 179-186 (IF = 5.991)

8) Sadmani, A.H.M.A., Andrews, R.C., Bagley, D.M. (2014) Rejection of pharmaceutically active and endocrine disrupting compounds by nanofiltration as a function of source water humic substances. Journal of Water Process Engineering 2, 63-70 (SNIP = 0.913)

7) Sadmani, A.H.M.A., Andrews, R.C., Bagley, D.M. (2014) Influence of naturally occurring dissolved organic matter, colloids, and cations on nanofiltration of pharmaceutically active and endocrine disrupting compounds. Chemosphere 117, 170-177 (IF = 3.698)

6) Sadmani, A.H.MA., Andrews, R.C., Bagley, D. M. (2014) Impact of natural water colloids and cations on the rejection of pharmaceutically active and endocrine disrupting compounds by nanofiltration. Journal of Membrane Science 450, 272-281 (IF = 5.557)

5) Sadmani, A.H.M.A., Andrews, R.C., Bagley, D.M. (2014) Nanofiltration of pharmaceutically active and endocrine disrupting compounds as a function of compound interactions with DOM fractions and cations in natural water. Separation and Purification Technology 122, 462-471 (IF = 3.299)

4) Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Sadmani, A., McConville, M., Kennedy, M., Amy, G. (2010) A QSAR model for predicting rejection of emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors) by nanofiltration membranes. Water Research 44, 373-384 (IF = 5.991)

3) Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Sadmani, A., Kennedy, M., Amy, G. (2010) A QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) approach for modelling and prediction of rejection of emerging contaminants by NF membranes. Desalination and Water Treatment 13, 149-155 (IF = 1.272)

2) Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Sadmani, A., McConville, M., Kennedy, M., Amy, G. (2009) Rejection of pharmaceutically active compounds and endocrine disrupting compounds by clean and fouled nanofiltration membranes. Water Research 43, 2349-2362 (IF = 5.991)

1) Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Verliefde, A., Kim, T. U., Sadmani, A., Kennedy, M., Amy, G. (2009) Artificial neural network models based on QSAR for predicting rejection of neutral organic compounds by polyamide nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 342, 251-262 (IF = 5.557).

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

18) Faris Munshi, Jared Church, Anwar Sadmani, Woo Hyoung Lee, “Algae Dewatering With Different Draw Solutions and Cross Flow Velocities Using a Forward Osmosis (FO) Flat Sheet Membrane”, AMTA/AWWA 2017 Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, February 13-17, 2017

17) Faris M. Munshi, Jared K. Church, Woo Hyoung Lee, Anwar Sadmani, “The Effect of Cross Flow and Draw Solutions on the Algae Dewatering using Forward Osmosis”, The Florida Section of AWWA (FSAWWA) Fall Conference, Orlando, FL, November 27- December 1, 2016

16) Gwen C. Woods, Anwar Sadmani, Susan A. Andrews, David M. Bagley, Robert C. Andrews (2016) “Application of Nanofiltration for Rejection of Pharmaceutically-Based N-Nitrosodimethylamine Precursors”, American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), Indianapolis, IN, November 13-17

15) Gwen C. Woods, Anwar Sadmani, Susan A. Andrews, David M. Bagley, Robert C. Andrews (2016) “Rejection of Pharmaceutically-Based N-Nitrosodimethylamine Precursors with Nanofiltration”, 2016 Canadian National Water and Wastewater Conference, Toronto, ON, November 13-16

14) Yi Li, Anwar Sadmani, Ron Hofmann (2015) “Estimating Remaining GAC Removal Capacity for Geosmin and MIB ”, American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), Salt Lake City, UT, November 15 – 19

13) Yi Li, Anwar Sadmani, Ron Hofmann (2015) “ Estimation of Remaining GAC Bed Life for Taste and Odour Removal”, OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, April 26 – 29

12) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2014) “Impact of Naturally Occurring DOM, Colloids, and Cation Interactions on Nanofiltration of Pharmaceutically Active and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds”, AMTA/AWWA 2014 Membrane Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 10 – 14

11) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2013) “Impact of Synergistic Interactions of Dissolved Organic Matter, Colloidal Particles, and Cations in Natural Water Matrix on the Rejection of PhAC/EDCs by Nanofiltration”, American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), Long Beach, CA, November 3 – 7

10) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2013) “Synergistic Interactions of Dissolved NOM, Colloids, and Cations in Natural Water Matrix: Impact on Nanofiltration of Pharmaceutically Active and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds”, 5th IWA Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter Research , Perth, Australia, October 1 – 4

9) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2013) “Impact of Synergistic Interactions of Dissolved Organic Matter, Colloidal Particles, and Cations in Natural Water Matrix on the Rejection of PhAC/EDCs by Nanofiltration”, IWA Membrane Technology Conference 2013, Toronto, ON, August 25 – 29

8) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2013) “ Nanofiltration of Pharmaceutically Active and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds as a Function of Compound Interactions with Surface Water Components” , AMTA/AWWA 2013 Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 25 – 28

7) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2012) “The Influence Of Natural Water Matrix Components On The Removal Of PhAC And EDCs Via Nanofiltration”, American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), Toronto, ON, November 4 – 8

6) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2012) “The Influence of Natural Water Matrix Components on the Removal of Pharmaceutically Active and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds via Nanofiltration”, 15th Canadian National Conference and 6th Policy Forum on Drinking Water , Kelowna, BC, October 21 – 24

5) Anwar Sadmani , Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2012) “ The Influence of Source Water Components on the Removal of Pharmaceutically Active and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds via Nanofiltration”, OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, May 6 – 9

4) Anwar Sadmani, Robert C. Andrews, David M. Bagley (2011) “The Effect of Specific Water Matrix Components on the Rejection of Pharmaceutically Active and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds via Nanofiltration”, OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference, Blue Mountains, ON, May 1 – 4. (Poster presentation)

3) Victor Yangali-Quintanilla, Anwar Sadmani, Arne Verliefde, Takahiro Fujioka, Maria Kennedy, Gary Amy (2011) “Hybrid Models for Predicting Rejection of Micropollutants by NF and RO membranes”, AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 28 – 31

2) Victor Yangali-Quintanilla, Anwar Sadmani, Maria Kennedy, Gary Amy (2009) “A QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) approach for modelling and prediction of rejection of emerging contaminants by NF and RO membranes”, EDS Conference, Desalination for the Environment, Baden-Baden, Germany, May 17-20

1) Victor Yangali-Quintanilla, Anwar Sadmani, Megan McConville, Maria Kennedy, Gary Amy (2009) “Rejection of Organic Micropollutants by Clean and Fouled Nanofiltration Membranes”, AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, March 15-18.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

8/2015 – Present
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

04/2014 – 07/2015
Postdoctoral Fellow
Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG)
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

09/2008 – 04/2014
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

09/2005 – 09/2006
Lecturer

Department of Architecture, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

09/2005 – 09/2006
Lecturer
Department of Architecture, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

FUNDED PROJECTS

  1. City of Boynton Beach West Nanofiltration Membrane Water Treatment Plant Process Assessment, PI: Dr. Steven Duranceau, Co-PI: Dr. Anwar Sadmani, Globaltec, Inc., $86,977 (02/02/2017 – 12/31/2018).
  2. Bacterial Enumeration and Bacterial Endotoxin Testing, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Anwar Sadmani, Mainstream Engineering Corp., $7,500 (12/05/2016 – 03/11/2017).

HONORS AND AWARDS

2013 – 2013  – Student Best Paper Award 2013 AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, February 28, San Antonio, TX
2012 – 2013  – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto
2008 – 2012  – University of Toronto Fellowship
2006 – 2008  – The Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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