I, Sara Zandi, holding a bachelor's degree in civil technology engineering-water and sewage(university of applied science and technology, Esfahan, Iran), and a master's degree in hydraulic structures(Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran). My interest for wastewater related issues started to consolidate very early, during my bachelor studies in the field of water and sewage engineering and urban wastewater treatment. After that, my academic and professional activities continued tied to this theme: in 2010, I worked at Bad Band Saz Company in the design of a water network (using the Water Gems software) and later, in 2012, I got employed in the Department of the Municipality, Tehran, Iran, where I could develop a team work on wastewater treatment and the effects of the application of new technologies in sewage systems during four years. In parallel to my work at the Tehran Municipality, in 2013 I continued my education with a master course in hydraulic and I finished the course with success in 2015. I have also recently contributed to the publication of 4 scientific papers: 2 papers were published in high impact factor journals, i.e. “Industrial biowastes treatment using membrane bioreactors(MBRs)”(first author) and “Underground carbon dioxide sequestration for climate change Mitigation” and 2 other articles in the environmental field, aiming to deal to global warming and renewable energy production, "Sustainable Approach for Site Selection of CO2 Underground Storage", and "Sustainable Approach for Site Selection of Underground Hydrogen Storage Facilities". Furthermore, I participated in the International Conference of Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rome, November 2019 with the oral presentations “Application of membrane bioreactors (MBRs) for industrial wastewater treatment-A critical discussion” and “Recovery of the Waste Streams from Production Process of SiO2 -Fe3O4 Core-Shell Nanostructured Material”.

Personal identification

Full name
Sara Zandi

Citation names

  • Zandi, Sara
  • Sara, Zandi

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Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Engineering


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1)
Persian (Mother tongue)
Degree Classification
2013/02/06 - 2015/04/13
Hydraulic Structure (Mestrado)
Payame Noor University: Tehran, Tehran, IR, Iran
"Assessment of LID method in rainfall-runoff modeling to reduce the effects of flood caused by urban areas development" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Civil Engineering-Water and Sewage (Bacharelato)
University of Applied Sciene and Technology, Iran
"Utilization considerations when designing and installing equipment for sludge digestion and dehydration in the municipal wastewater treatment plant " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2019/02/15 - Current Phd Student Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2012/02/01 - 2018/10/15 Researcher & Analyzer & Designer (Environmental & Civil Engineering) The municipality (City Electronic Services Office), Iran
Municipality of Tehran, Iran
2010/03/20 - 2012/01/01 The designer of the water network (using the Waterget software). Structural Engineer at Bad Band Saz Company, Iran


Conference paper
  1. Sara, Zandi; Behrouz, Nemati; Mostafaie, Amid; Jahanianfard, Dina. "Application of Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) for Industrial Biowastes Treatment-A Critical Discussion". Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Roma, 2019.
  2. Behrouz, Nemati; Zandi, Sara; Kamali, Mohammadreza. "Recovery of the Waste Streams from Production Process of Sio2-Fe3O4 Core-Shell Nanostructured Material". Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Roma, 2019.
  3. DAVARAZAR, Mahsa; Nemati, Behrouz; Mostafaie, Amid; Zandi, Sara. "Scientology on Underground Carbon Storage Technology". Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rome, 2019.
Journal article
  1. Davarazar, Mahsa; Behrouz, Nemati; Gorgich, Malihe; Maheronnaghsh, Sara; BayatGhiasi, SeyedAsghar; Zandi, Sara; Mehdi Mohammadi. "A Sustainable Approach for Site Selection of CO2 Underground Storage - Application of Fuzzy Delphi Method". Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 6 Special (2020): 113-123. https://doi.org/10.24193/JSSPSI.2020.6.11.
    Published • 10.24193/JSSPSI.2020.6.11
  2. Nemati, B.; Mapar, M.; Davarazar, P.; Zandi, S.; Davarazar, M.; Jahanianfard, D.; Mohammadi, M.. "A sustainable approach for site selection of underground hydrogen storage facilities using fuzzy-delphi methodology". Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 2020 Special is (2020): 5-16. https://doi.org/10.24193/JSSPSI.2020.6.02.
    Published • 10.24193/JSSPSI.2020.6.02
  3. Sara, Zandi; Behrouz, Nemati; Jahanianfard, Dina; Davarazar, Mahsa; Sheikhnejad, Yahya; Mostafaie, Amid; Kamali, Mohammadreza; Aminabhavi, Tejraj M.. "Industrial biowastes treatment using membrane bioreactors (MBRs) -a scientometric study". Journal of Environmental Management 247 (2019): 462-473. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.066.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.066
  4. Davarazar, Mahsa; Jahanianfard, Dina; Sheikhnejad, Yahya; Behrouz, Nemati; Mostafaie, Amid; Sara, Zandi; Khalaj, Mohammadreza; Kamali, Mohammadreza; Aminabhavi, Tejraj M.. "Underground carbon dioxide sequestration for climate change mitigation – A scientometric study". Journal of CO2 Utilization 33 (2019): 179-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2019.05.022.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jcou.2019.05.022
  5. Behrouz, Nemati; Sara, Zandi; AMINNEJAD, Babak; DAVARAZAR, Mahsa; SHEIKHNEJAD, Yahya; JAHANIANFARD, Dina; MOSTAFAIE, Amid. ""Building Information Modelling Execution in Administrative and Commercial Spaces in Iran – A Fuzzy-Delphi Criteria Prioritization "". Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 6 Special (2019): 17-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/jsspsi.2020.6.03.
    Published • 10.24193/jsspsi.2020.6.03
  6. Sara, Zandi; Amir Reza Nemati. "Compare and Evaluate Equations in Velocity-Depth Distribution of Open Channels". Journal of Current World Environment 10 (2015): 288-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CWE.10.Special-Issue1.37.
    Published • http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CWE.10.Special-Issue1.37

Association member

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2009/05/23 - 2019/10/15 Member of the Organization for Engineering Order of Building-Tehran, Iran: Tehran, Tehran, IR As a Member
2016/06/15 - 2019/01/31 Iranian Association for Environmental Assessment. IAEA: Tehran, Tehran, IR: Tehran, Tehran, IR As member