Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ
Department Environmental Engineering
04315 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: 0341 235 1589 / -1513 / -1756
Fax: 0341 235 451760
Since June 2021
Postdoc at UFZ, Department Environmental Engineering
11/2020 – 06/2021
Intern in Sensatec GmbH
PhD in Chemistry, University of Leipzig, Germany, thesis title: “Improving adsorption of perfluoroalkyl acids by tailoring surface chemistry of activated carbon and electric potentials”, supervisors: Prof. Frank – Dieter Kopinke and Dr. Anett Georgi
11/2016 – 11/2020
Scholarship of DAAD, PhD student at UFZ, Department Environmental Engineering
2012 – 2016
Research assistant at Semnan University, Faculty of Chemical, Gas and Petroleum Engineering, Iran
2009 – 2012
Master of Chemical Engineering at Semnan University, Faculty of Chemical, Gas and Petroleum Engineering, Iran, thesis title: ‘‘Preparation of granular activated carbon from powder sample’’, supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Nader Lotfollahi
2004 – 2009
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at Semnan University, Faculty of Chemical, Gas and Petroleum Engineering, Iran, thesis title: ‘‘Separation of benzene from hexane”, supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Nader Lotfollahi
Water treatment area: Novel methods for remediation of water contaminated with persistent and mobile organic compounds; Decentralized wastewater treatment approaches; Adsorption; Electrosorption; Electrooxidation; Environmental fate of perfluorinated substances (PFAS); Capacitive deionization.
Material science: Nanomaterials; Porous materials; Functionalization of carbonaceous materials; Material characterization; Novel carbon-based electrode materials; Electropolymerization; Coating.
Electrochemical cells: Developing effective flow-cell structures for water treatment.
The goal of this project is to develop a novel combined technological approach by which the soils contaminated with perfluorinated and polyfluorinated aliphatic substances (PFAS) can be effectively cleaned and PFAS entry into the groundwater is avoided.
Saeidi, N., Kopinke, F.-D., Georgi, A. ‘’Controlling adsorption of perlfuoroalkyl acids on activated carbon felt by means of electrical potentials.’’ Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 406, 129070, (2021).
Zhou, J., Saeidi, N., Wick, L.Y., Kopinke, F.-D., Georgi, A. ‘‘Adsorption of polar and ionic organic compounds on activated carbon: surface chemistry matters.’’ Science of the Total Environment, 148508, 2021.
Saeidi, N., Kopinke, F.-D., Georgi, A. ‘‘What is specific in adsorption of perfluoroalkyl acids on carbon materials?’’ Chemosphere, Vol. 273, 128529, (2021).
Chen, Y., Georgi, A., Zhang, W., Kopinke, F.-D., Yan, J.C., Saeidi, N., Li, J., Gu, M., Chen, M. ‘‘Mechanistic insights into fast adsorption of perfluoroalkyl substances on carbonate-layered double hydroxides.’’ Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 408, 124815, 2021.
Saeidi, N., Kopinke, F.-D., Georgi, A. ‘’Understanding the effect of carbon surface chemistry on adsorption of perfluorinated alkyl substances.’’ Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 381, 122689 (2020).
Anett Georgi, Julian Bosch, Johannes Bruns, Katrin Mackenzie, Navid Saeidi, Frank-Dieter Kopinke. ‘‘Kolloidale Aktivkohle für die In-situ-Sanierung von PFAS-kontaminierten Grundwasserleitern.’’ Altlasten Spektrum, Ausgabe 6 (2020).
Saeidi, N., Lotfollahi, M. N. “Effects of powder activated Carbon particle size on activated carbon monolith's properties.” Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol (31), 1634-1638 (2016).
Saeidi, N., Parvini, M. ‘‘Accuracy of Dubinin-Astakhov and Dubinin-Radushkevich adsorption isotherm models in evaluating micropore volume of bentonite.’’ Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, Vol (60), 123-129 (2016).
Saeidi, N., Lotfollahi, M. N. “Effect of powder activated carbon particle size on adsorption capacity and mechanical properties of the semi activated carbon fiber.” Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 16 (3), 543-549 (2015).
Saeidi, N., Lotfollahi, M. N. “A procedure to form powder activated carbon into activated carbon monolith.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol 81, 1281-1288 (2015).
Saeidi, N., Parvini, M., Niavarani, Z. ‘’High surface area and mesoporous graphene/activated carbon composite for adsorption of Pb (II) from wastewater.’’ Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Vol (3), 2697-2706 (2015).
Saeidi, N., Lotfollahi, M. N. “A procedure for preparation of semi-activated carbon fiber without any treatment under high temperature.’’ International Journal of Engineering, Vol. 27 (10), 1515-1524 (2014).
Saeidi, N., Parvini, M., Sarsabili, M. R. “Studying performance of Dubinin-Astakhov and Dubinin-Raduchkevic equations to evaluate nanopore volume and pore size of MCM-41 particles.” International Journal of Engineering, Vol. 27 (10), 1525-1534 (2014).