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            Mohammad Reza SABOUR

                           Faculty of Civil Engineering  




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صفحه فارسی



Associate Professor

Civil Engineering Faculty,

K.N. Toosi University of Technology

Tehran, Iran


Educations :

  •          Post-Doctoral, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical-Environmental Eng.), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1998 (Research Topic: Heavy metals transport through soil)
  •          Ph. D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical-Environmental Eng.), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1996 (Thesis Topic: Inorganic contaminant movement through unsaturated clay soil)
  •         M. Sc. Civil Engineering, Geotechnical (Geotechnique) Eng., Amir Kabir University of Technology (Poly Technique University de la Technologie), 1990
  •          B. Sc. Civil Engineering, Amir Kabir University of Technology (Poly Technique University de la Technologie), 1987


University Positions:

University position



Office location



Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director



Civil Engineering Faculty

K. N. Toosi University of Technology

Associate Professor

Full-Time Professor


up to now

Civil Engineering Faculty

K. N. Toosi University of Technology

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Professor



Civil Engineering Faculty

K. N. Toosi University of Technology

Assistant Professor

Part-Time Professor



Civil Engineering Faculty

K. N. Toosi University of Technology

The Faculty member

Part-Time Professor



Concordia University

Civil-Building-Environmental Engineering Department, Montreal, Canada


 Other Positions:

Office location






(Organization of Waste Recycling & Composting)

Tehran Municipality



World Bank Project Advisor

Tehran Waste Management Optimization Project & its Landfilling BOT Contract


(Organization of Waste Recycling & Composting)

Tehran Municipality



Member of the Board of Directors


(National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company)

Petroleum Ministry



Chairman of HSEQ Committee

(Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality)


: Courses :

1-      Regular Courses :
  •   Solid Waste Management (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  •   Hazardous Waste Management (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  • Geo-Environmental Eng. (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  •  Principles of Contaminant Transport, Dispersion and Modeling (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  •  Engineering Design of Incineration (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  • New and Renewable Energies (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  • Water Treatment (M. Sc.)
  • Seminar (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)


2-      Electronic (Online) Courses :
  • Solid Waste Management (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  • Hazardous Waste Management (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  • Geo-Environment (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)
  •  Principles of Contaminant transport, dispersion and modeling (M. Sc. and Ph. D.)


Fields of Interest :

        Solid Waste Management (Production, Collection, Transportation, Disposal)

        Hazardous and Special Waste Management (Petroleum, Industrial and Medical Centers wastes)

       Soil and Groundwater Remediation (Especially for Petroleum Pollution)

        Geotechnical-Environmental (Geo-Environmental) Eng.

        Numerical Modeling and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Usage in Waste Management and Remediation

       Environmental Impacts of Different New Construction Materials Usage Such as Light-Weight Concrete

      CDM (Clean Development Mechanism)

       EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)

       SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment)

       LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)

       AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) and ANP (Analytical Network Process)

       Renewable Energy such as Electricity Generation from Urban Waste Anaerobic Digestion

      Solar Energy Systems and Photovoltaic Systems

       Waste Recycling and Processing such as PET, Paper and Plastic

       Incineration for Municipal, Special and Hazardous Wastes along with Energy Recovery

       Design, Implementation and Monitoring of Landfill Sites along with Methane Gas Extraction


Publications :

1-      Books :

          1- Waste management and resource recovery, 2011

          2- Fundamentals of waste incineration complex design, 2011

          3- Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy, 2012

          4-Design, implementation and monitoring of landfill sites, 2013

          5-  Pollutants Transport Phenomena, 2015

            * Best book of the environmental festival at the 4th National Conference and Exhibition of the Environment

          6-   Remediation Engineering (Design Concepts), 2016

                   * Best book of the environmental festival at the 4th National Conference and Exhibition of the Environment

                Semi-final choice for the “ Book of the Year” title

            7- Experiment Design Methods in Environmental Engineering

           8 - Collaboration in Writing a Section (Solid Waste Management and Waste Energy Conservation) of Materials and Energy               Research Center (MERC)    Encyclopedia,2019     







2-      Journal Papers :

  1. Investigation on single pile behavior in laboratory, Amir Kabir Journal, 1982
  2. Feasibility study of treatment of wastewater discharged to Karoon River in Khouzestan province, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2004
  3. Investigation on infectious hospital waste in Iran, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2004
  4. A mathematical model to predict the composition and generation of hospital wastes in Iran, Waste Management, 2007
  5. Applying simple model to predict methane emission from landfill, Journal of Applied Sciences, 2007
  6. Life cycle assessment of municipal solid waste disposal scenarios in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption (Case study: Sirri Island), Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2010
  7. Evaluation of the main parameters affecting Fenton oxidation process in municipal landfill leachate treatment, Journal of Waste Management and Research, 2010
  8. A review on available landfill gas models, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2011
  9. Application of quadratic regression model for treating the municipal landfill leachate by Fenton process , Waste management, 2012
  10. Waste source separation management for urban mining: a change strategy to improve quality, International Journal of Computational Engineering Research, 2012
  11. Study of influencing factors of the consumer separation behavior, OSR Journal of Environmental Science, 2012
  12. Waste source separation planning by cost-benefit analysis in Tehran-Iran, Journal of Environmental and Earth Science, 2013
  13. Evaluating sustainable waste management (household waste) in Tehran-Iran, Journal of Environmental and earth Science, 2013
  14. Industrial wastewater treatment in synthetic textile fibers (Nylon 6), Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 2013
  15. Municipal Solid Waste Characterization Pakistan Journal Of Biological Sciences 2013
  16. Waste Source Separation Planning by Cost-Benefit Analysis in Tehran-Iran Journal of Environment and Earth Science 2013
  17.  Geotechnical properties of gas oil-contaminated kaolinite, Engineering Geology, 2013
  18. Assessing the Ability of Biofiltration to remove and treat Diethanolamine from contaminated air systems using compost-based biofilter, International Journal of Environmental Researches, 2013
  19. Concept of hydraulic porosity and experimental investigation in nonlinear flow analysis through rubble-mound breakwater, Journal of Hydrology, 2014
  20. Experimental study of unsteady turbulent flow coefficients through granular porous media and their contribution to the energy losses, KSCE Journal of Civil engineering, 2014
  21. Multi-response optimization of Fenton process for applicability assessment in landfill leachate treatment, Waste Management, 2014
  22. Effects of gasoline contamination on geotechnical properties of Kaolinite soils, Environmental Sciences, 2014
  23. Investigation of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in Soil, Iranian society of civil engineering (ISCE), 2014
  24. Investigating the Influence of Clay & Heating in remediation of contaminated soil from Gas-Oil by Vapor Extraction (SVE), Journal of Civil Engineering Ferdowsi, 2014
  25. Investigation of Effect of Nano-SiO2 Consumption in Concrete on its Environmental and Economic Functions, Journal of Civil Engineering Ferdowsi, 2014
  26. Optimizing of spatial allocation for municipal solid waste collection utilizing GIS, Modares Civil Engineering Journal, 2015
  27. Cleaning Spent Bleaching Clay through Using Solvent Extraction Method and RSM Statistical Approach, Cumhuriyet Science Journal, Turkey, 2015
  28. The Examination of Effect of Salt Water on Mechanical Properties Clay Soil Around the Dam Gotvand Using Response Surface Method (RSM), Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 2015
  29. Application of radial basis function neural network to predict soil sorption partition coefficient using topological descriptors, Chemosphere, 2016
  30. Industrial solid waste management through the application of multi-criteria decision-making analysis: a case study of Shams Abad industrial complexes, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2016
  31. Evaluation of waste source separation in 22 districts of Tehran using GIS, Journal of Geomatics Science and Technology, 2016
  32. The statistical analysis and optimization of Vapor extraction method in Contaminated soil to Oil materials, Iranian society of civil engineering (ISCE), 2016
  33. The Study of Uncertainty in the effect of oil contamination on geotechnical behavior of sandy soil beneath oil storage tanks, Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering (AJSR), 2016
  34. Comprehensive Model for Remediation of Sandy Soils Contaminated with Volatile Organic Compounds Using Thermal Enhancement of Soil Vapor Extraction Method, Water Air Soil Pollut., 2017
  35. Polluting potential of post Fenton products in landfill leachate treatment, Global J. Environ. Sci. Manage (GJESM), 2017
  36. Spent Bleaching Earth Recovery of Used Motor-Oil Refinery, Civil Engineering Journal, 2018
  37. Recycling process of spent bleaching clay: Optimization by response surface methodology, Global J. Environ. Sci. Manage (GJESM),2018
  38. Energy consumption and relative efficiency improvement of Photo Fenton-Optimization by RSM for landfill leachate treatment, a case study, Waste management, 2018
  39. Corrosion prediction using the weight loss model in the sewer pipes made from sulfur and cement concretes and Response Surface Methodology (RSM), Construction and Building Materials, 2019
  40. Utilization of color change and image processing to evaluate the Waste Foundry Sand reclamation level, Journal of Materials Research and Technology (JMRT), 2019
  41. Global trends and status in landfilling research: A systematic analysis, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2019
  42. Investigating the Effect of Sewage Corrosive Agents on Surface Corrosion and Porosity of Cement Concrete and Sulfur Concrete Structures, International Journal of Sustainable Design, 2019
  43. Si-based Solar Cells' Conversion Efficiency Related Publications Bibliometric Review During 2000-2017, Silicon, 2020


3-      Conference Papers :

More than 70 Persian papers are listed in ''Persian Personal Web Site'', as well.  Please have a look at

  1. Experimental investigation on adsorption process of soil, Conference on civil Engineering, Montreal Canada, 1996
  2. Sorption Process Investigation In Contaminated Soil, Quebec Canada, 1996
  3. Soil Contamination Investigation Through Heavy Metals Adsorption/Desorption Processes, Tehran Iran, 1997
  4. Experimental investigation on Desorption of Heavy Metals from Fine Particles, Quebec Canada, 1998
  5. Hydraulic conductivity of partially saturated clay soils, Water Resources Conference, USA, 2002
  6. Experimental investigation on time effect in adsorption process of soil, Water Resources Conference, USA, 2002
  7. Investigation on batch reactors efficiency used for biological treatment of solid waste leachate, Second Conference on Civil Engineering, Iran, 2004
  8. Design of the first industrial landfill in Iran first section: environmental considerations, 7th International Conference on Civil Engineering, Iran, 2006
  9. Energy element recovery from municipal solid waste treatment facilities, Biomass and Waste to Energy Symposium, Italy, 2006
  10. Feasibility study of implementation of integrated solid waste management in three northern provinces of Iran, R'07 conference, Swiss, 2007
  11. Application of Self-Compacting Concrete, Worldwide Experiences, 5th SASTech conference, Iran, 2011
  12. Environmental and technical modeling of industrial solid waste management using analytical network process, a case study :Gilan-Iran, World Academy of Science Conference, Singapore, 2011
  13. Effects of surfactants on cleaning up sandy soil contaminated with kerosene through soil washing, International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture & Urban Sustainable Development, Tabriz, Iran, 2013
  14. Evaluate the effectiveness of parameters to activate the bleaching earth of edible oil industry, 2nd International Congress On Structure, Architecture & Urban development, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz Iran, 2014
  15. Probabilistic Investigation of Unsaturated Soil Slope Stability, 2nd International Congress On Structure, Architecture & Urban development, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz Iran, 2014
  16. Investigation on contamination of oil desalination, 4th international Conference on Environmental Challenges, Sari Iran, 2014
  17. Investigation on characteristics of regenerated bleaching soil from used motor oil refinery plant, ISWA World Congress, Uniting ideas for successful waste management solutions, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2016
  18. A life cycle approach for environmental assessment of waste management strategies, 3rd International Conference on Architecture, Civil, Agriculture and Environment, Bulgaria, Sofia, 2019
  19. Cost-Benefit Analysis of using sulfur concrete and conventional concrete in sewage treatment systems, considering corrosion and operation lifetime, 2nd International Conference on Materials Science & Engineering (Mat Science -2020), USA, San Francisco, 2020


Research Projects :

1.       Management of projects with waste priorities in northern provinces of Iran and Karun River, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department of Environment, 2003

2.       Pilot design of aerobic biological reactor for landfill leachate treatment (Tehran), Tehran Waste Management Organization (TWMO), 2004

3.       Feasibility analysis of methane production from municipal landfill leachate, Tehran Waste Management Organization (TWMO), 2005

4.       Environmental assessment of site selection in oil products storages, National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), 2006

5.       Identification and selection of appropriate treatment and disposal method for the leachate out of solid waste processing center in Tehran, in order to obtain design and construction parameters, Tehran Waste Management Organization (TWMO), 2006

6.       Assessment and classification of hydrocarbon effluent characteristics of the raw water used in refineries, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2006

7.       Modeling and simulation of pollutant dispersion of petroleum from hydrocarbon storages in the soil, National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), 2007

8.       Effectiveness of lightweight concrete in energy consumption reduction of residential buildings, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2007

9.       Review and provide comprehensive management of Solid waste in the area of Iranian Offshore Oil Company, 2007

10.    Preparation of practical guidelines for environmental improvement of fuel supply stations, National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), 2007

11.    Feasibility analysis, site selection and environmental impact assessment of central processing, transfer stations, compost plant and waste disposal site in the Mazandaran province, 2011

12.    Study, analysis and site selection of final processing facilities of municipal solid waste in Tehran, Tehran Waste Management Organization (TWMO), 2011

13.    Waste management studies of Shams-Abad industrial park, Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO), 2012

14.    Comprehensive plan of solid waste monitoring, protection and management (as a part of Comprehensive Plan of Environment Protection), Department of Environment (DOE), 2013


Thesis Supervised :

1-      Ph. D. Students :

         Life Cycle Assessment for Managing Household waste in Tehran, Iran, (Helen Morabi Heravi), (Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM)

        Preparing a list of municipal solid waste management and the software model to compare scenarios with (LCA) Case Study: Iranian Offshore Oil Company islands, (Mehdi Ghanbarzadeh Lak)

         Experimental model of greenhouse gases emissions from municipal waste landfill in arid and semi-arid climate (Hamidreza Kamalan)

        Laboratory study and presenting porosity concept for hydraulic fluid as a function of shear rate on coarse porous media, (Morteza Shokri)

    Preparation of a comprehensive methodology for modeling the leachate remediation using response surface method (RSM), (Allahyar Amiri)

    Study of environmental conditions on sewage transfer pipe corrosion made by sulfur concrete, (Ghorban Ali Dezvareh)

   2-      M. Sc. Students :

1.       Investigation on Crude oil activities desalination pollution and classification of these parameters, K. Afkhami

2.       Assessment and classification of raw water's Oil used in oil refineries in the country, N. Kahookar

3.       Application of lightweight concrete in energy consumption reduction of buildings, S. Babaei

4.       Environmental improvement of fuel supply station's guidelines and criteria, N. Safarinezhad Langroodi

5.       Environmental impact assessment (EIA) of site selection of oil deposit sites, Gh. Jazani

6.       Modeling and simulation of the pollution leakage from TPH tanks in soil, M. Nikkhah Monfared

7.       Selection of the economical construction materials for underground storage of gasoil, D. Dadashzadeh Ahari

8.       Analysis and optimization of MSW collection routes using GIS (case study: zone 6 in Tehran), M. Ramezanianpoor

9.       Effect of compost sulfur content on soil physical-chemical properties and micronutrient uptake by corn forage, M. Farahani

10.    Study on the hospital incinerator emissions in the integrated waste management (case study: Tehran hospitals), M. Shokri

11.    Solid waste management of oil extraction islands, S. Khanpouraghdam

12.    Treatment of landfill leachate by Fenton process and activated carbon adsorption (case study: Aradkooh landfill), O. Rabbani

13.    Optimization of physical-chemical treatment of landfill leachate (case study: Aradkooh), K. Khabbaz Beyrami

14.    Environmental effects of nano-silica in concrete, P. Ardestani

15.    Remediation of petroleum contaminated soil using surfactant, B. Tabiatnezhad

16.    Evaluation of soil vapor extraction (SVE) for remediation of oil contaminated soil, B. Rezaei

17.    Study on sorption of oil in sandy soils, A. Khoshand

18.    Life cycle assessment of steel slag recycling option (as the replacement of cement), G. Arab

19.    Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in MSW collection and transportation system (case study: Tehran areas), M. Ansari

20.    Optimal routing of municipal waste collection systems using GIS (case study: Tehran areas), A. Salimi

21.    Modeling of heavy metals distribution coefficient by artificial neural networks, M. Afshari

22.    Effect of clay content on the efficiency of soil vapor extraction (SVE), A. Jafargholi

23.    Kerosene removal of contaminated soil by soil washing method, S. Nezhadi

24.    Life cycle assessment of concrete containing nano-silica (as a cement replacement) and comparison with conventional concrete, M. Yekkelar

25.    Optimization of operational parameters in chemical treatment of landfill leachate using response surface methodology(case study: Aradkooh landfill), A. Ghorban

26.    Selection of the best scenario for disposal of industrial waste � the economic, technical and environmental view (case study: Tehran's industrial parks, D. Noori

27.    Modeling and the migration analysis of kerosene in the soil, M. Karbakhsh Ravary

28.    Evaluation of bio-filtration efficiency for the control and removal of DEA, A. Moshrefzadeh

29.    Determination of optimum parameters of photo-Fenton in landfill leachate treatment by response surface methodology(case study: Aradkooh landfill), E. Ghaffari

30.    Evaluation of electric energy production from municipal solid waste using RETScreen software, E. Burbur

31.    Modeling of petroleum hydrocarbons transport using HYDRUS software, S. Fayaz

32.    Applying ANP method (in comparison with AHP method) in site selecting with least urban environmental hazard impacts, R. Ghanatian

33.    Environmental management of waste produced in stone cutting industries, E. Yaghoubnia

34.    Investigation of phosphorus emissions in the groundwater resources (case study: rice fields in north of Iran), S. Dolati

35.    Modeling of three-insoluble oil in unsaturated soil, S. Aghaziarati Farahani

36.    Modeling of methane production from municipal solid waste in anaerobic digesters, Z. Fatollahi Klanpa

37.    Oil removal of spent bleaching clay using solvent extraction, M. Ghassemnezhad

38.    Estimation of organic compounds sorption in soils using Classification & Regression Trees, M. Shojaee

39.    Analytical Study of Waste Management in Developed Country in Comparison With Iran, Gh. Ghavimi

40.    Recycling Methods of Solid Waste produced in used lubricating oil re-refining facilities, A. Mostafa Hatami

41.    Investigation of the oil contamination effect uncertainty on geotechnical oil contaminated soil of storage tanks base behavior, M. Khorshid Ahmadi

42.    A. Safaee pour, Modeling of Heavy Metal Transport through soil utilizing HYDRUS software

43.    Investigation of geotechnical behavior of clay affected by salinity of pore water using the response surface methodology (RSM), M. Ajam

44.    Thermal regeneration of spent bleaching earth in used oil re-refining facilities, M.Shahi

45.    Simultaneous effect of bioremediation and electrokinetics in the removal of TPH from contaminated soil, A. Azizi

46.    Permeable reactive barriers performance modeling in contaminated ground water treatment, M. Naseri

47.    Estimation of soil sorption for organic compounds using molecular descriptors, S. Moftakhari Anasori Movahed

48.    Modeling the movement of hydrocarbon contaminants in sub-surface, B. Fallah

49.    Thermal enhancement of soil remediation of volatile compounds in sand using vapor extraction, H. Jalali

50.  Application of radial basis function neural network to predict soil sorption partition coefficient for pharmaceutical contaminants using geometrical descriptors, N.Gharoon

51.   The effect of saline contaminants of leachate on soil mechanical properties, A. Hamedani

52.   Investigation of the influence of hardness and alkalinity of surface water on groundwater considering zoning, A.B. Parhamfar

53.   Assessment of salinity transport in soil using Saltmod software, A.Bavafa

54.   Modeling and estimation of the amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in groundwater of oil refineries using artificial neural network (Case study: Tehran Oil Refinery), M. Besharati

55.   Waste foundry sand recycling, M.A.Akbari

56.  Application of multiple linear regression (MLR) to predict soil sorption coefficient for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) using molecular descriptors, N.Zangbari

57.  Investigation of the effect of total dissolved solids and electrical conductivity of surface water on groundwater considering the zoning and land characteristics, S.Daneshgar

58. Environmental and economic assessment of utilizing solar panels in industrial structures (a case study of Shahr-e Aftab warehouses), M.A. Jafari

Students :

1- Ph. D. Students :


1.     Abolghasemi, Hossein

2.       Moftakhari Anasori Movahed, Saman

3.     Ghorbani, Mona

4.       Mostafa Hatami, Amir


5.     Morabi Heravi, Helen (University Putra Malaysia, UPM)

6.       Amiri, Allahyar

7.      Kamalan, Hamidreza

8.    Shokri, Morteza

9.   Ghanbarzadeh Lak, Mehdi

10. Dezvareh ,Ghorban Ali


2-   M. Sc. Students :

1.      Afkhami, Kazem

2.      Afshari, Meysam

3.      Aghaziarati, Saeedeh

4.      Ajam, Mohammad

5.      Akbari, Mohammad Amin

6.   Alam, Ehsan 

7.   Arab, Golnaz 

8. Ardestani, Peyman

9.  Azizi, Ali

10. Babaei, Samaneh

11. Bavafa, Amirhossein

12.  Bakamiri, Vahid

13.  Besharati, Morteza

14. Boorboor Azhdari, Elena

15.  Dadashzadeh Ahari, Daryush

16.  Daneshgar, Sepehr

17. Dolati, Siavash

18. Fallah, Banafsheh

19. Farahani, Mohammad reza 

20. Fatemi,Sahar

21. Fathollahi Kalanpa, Zahra

22.  Ghafari, Elnaz