Md Tausif Ahmad

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location:

Building 4 Level 4 Area 3, Desert side, 4315-WS04

Research Interests

Research interests focused on the treatment of wastewater using membrane separation with a comprehensive understanding of membrane synthesis and characterization techniques.

Selected Publications

Effects of inorganic salts in the casting solution on morphology of poly (vinyl chloride)/bentonite ultrafiltration membranes, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria and Shashank Shekhar, Materials Chemistry and Physics (2022)

Progress in the modification of Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes: A performance review, Tausif Ahmad and Chandan Guria. “Journal of Water Process Engineering, (2022)

Optimal synthesis of high fouling-resistant PVC-based ultrafiltration membranes with tunable surface pore size distribution and ultralow water contact angle for the treatment of oily wastewater, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Separation and Purification Technology (2021) 

Optimal synthesis, characterization and antifouling performance of Pluronic F127/bentonite-based super-hydrophilic polyvinyl chloride ultrafiltration membrane for enhanced oilfield produced water treatment, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. (2020)

Kinetic modeling and simulation of non-solvent induced phase separation: Immersion precipitation of PVC-based casting solution in a finite salt coagulation bath, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Polymer (2020) 

A review of oily wastewater treatment using ultrafiltration membrane: A parametric study to enhance the membrane performance, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Journal of Water Process Engineering (2020) 

Enhanced performance of salt-induced Pluronic F127 and bentonite blended polyvinyl chloride ultrafiltration membrane for the processing of oilfield produced water, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Journal of Water Process Engineering (2020) 

Evaluation of Interfacial Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Anionic, Cationic and Non-ionic Surfactants for Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery, Sunil Kumar, Tausif Ahmad, Siddharth Shankhwar and Ajay Mandal, Tenside Surfactants Detergents, (2019)

Optimal Synthesis and Operation of Low-Cost Polyvinyl Chloride/Bentonite Ultrafiltration Membranes for the Purification of Oilfield Produced Water, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Journal of Membrane Science (2018)

Synthesis, Characterization and Performance Studies of Mixed-Matrix Poly(Vinyl Chloride)-Bentonite Ultrafiltration Membrane for the Treatment of Saline Oily Wastewater, Tausif Ahmad, Chandan Guria, and Ajay Mandal, Process Safety and Environmental Protection (2018)

Education

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, India, 2020
  • M.Tech, Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, India, 2015
  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, AKTU (formerly UPTU), Lucknow, India, 2010

Professional Profile

2017-2020, Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, India

2015-2017, Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, India

Awards

  • Ministry of Human Resource and DevelopmentFellowship for Ph.D. India, 2015
  • GATE Fellowship for Masters, Ministry of Education India, 2013

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Modeling and simulation Oily wastewater separation Polymeric Membranes