Tara Hosseini

Tara Hosseini

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Dr Tara Hosseini is a Senior Research Fellow working at School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Dr Tara Hosseini is a Senior Research fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials. She presently works on process simulation and techno-economic analysis of various hydrogen production technologies with the Future Fuels CRC. She specialises in the development of sustainable and clean bio-energy technologies through gasification, co-gasification of coal/biomass and pyrolysis, waste recycling and utilisation, CO2 sequestration and storage (CCS) methods and mineral processing technologies through both hydro and pyrometallurgical techniques. With the experience of work as a process engineer in the oil, gas and mineral industries in both Australia and overseas, she has expertise in the design and development of different chemical and mineral processes, process simulation and modelling using Aspen Plus and HYSYS, techno-economic analysis and reactor design and kinetic modelling 

Prior to joining The University of Adelaide, She worked as a research fellow on a couple of industry-linked projects at Monash University. She developed a patented process to produce high-purity magnesium oxide/metal from Victorian brown coal fly ash. The demonstration plant is going to be built in a near future in Latrobe Valley with an initial capacity of 3000 tpa of magnesium metal. She also developed a process flowsheet for utilisation of waste tyre char in a value-added way to upgrade Victorian brown coal upon the co-pyrolysis with waste tyre char. This process offers high-value derivatives with low emission outcomes. 

Dr Tara Hosseini has also worked as a process engineer for Mincore Engineering Company located in Melbourne. Mincore is a consulting, design, construction and advisory firm offering services to mineral processing and oil and gas industries. During her early career she also worked as a process engineer in a consulting engineering company active in the oil and gas industries in Iran. 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Tan, V., De Girolamo, A., Hosseini, T., Aljariri Alhesan, J., Zhou, Q. Q., & Zhang, L. (2020). Secondary reactions of volatiles upon the influences of particle temperature discrepancy and gas environment during the pyrolysis of scrap tyre chips. Fuel, 259.
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    2020 Issac, M., De Girolamo, A., Dai, B., Hosseini, T., & Zhang, L. (2020). Influence of biomass blends on the particle temperature and burnout characteristics during oxy-fuel co-combustion of coal. Journal of the Energy Institute, 93(1), 1-14.
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    2019 Zhou, S., Hosseini, T., Zhao, J., Zhang, X., Wu, H., & Zhang, L. (2019). Selective Removal of Sodium from Low-Rank Xinjiang Coal upon Multistage Countercurrent Water Washing: Experimental Investigation and Kinetics Modeling. Energy and Fuels.
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    2019 Zhou, S., Qian, B., Hosseini, T., De Girolamo, A., & Zhang, L. (2019). Pyrohydrolysis of CaCl <inf>2</inf> Waste for the Recovery of HCl Acid upon the Synergistic Effects from MgCl <inf>2</inf> and Silica. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7(3), 3349-3355.
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    2018 Qian, B., Hosseini, T., Zhang, X., Liu, Y., Wang, H., & Zhang, L. (2018). Coal Waste to Two-Dimensional Materials: Fabrication of α-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> Nanosheets and MgO Nanosheets from Brown Coal Fly Ash. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 6(12), 15982-15987.
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    2018 Tan, V., De Girolamo, A., Hosseini, T., Alhesan, J. A., & Zhang, L. (2018). Scrap tyre pyrolysis: Modified chemical percolation devolatilization (M-CPD) to describe the influence of pyrolysis conditions on product yields. Waste Management, 76, 516-527.
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    2018 Hosseini, T., De Girolamo, A., & Zhang, L. (2018). Energy Evaluation and Techno-economic Analysis of Low-Rank Coal (Victorian Brown Coal) Utilization for the Production of Multi-products in a Drying-Pyrolysis Process. Energy and Fuels, 32(3), 3211-3224.
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    2018 Zhou, S., Hosseini, T., Zhang, X., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2018). Selective removal of sodium and calcium from low-rank coal – Process integration, simulation and techno-economic evaluation. Fuel Processing Technology, 172, 13-28.
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    2017 Hosseini, T., Daneshpayeh, M., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2017). Chemical kinetic modeling and parameter sensitivity analysis for the carbonation of Ca<sup>2 +</sup> and Mg<sup>2 +</sup> under ambient conditions. Hydrometallurgy, 167, 141-152.
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    2016 Hosseini, T., Haque, N., Selomulya, C., & Zhang, L. (2016). Mineral carbonation of Victorian brown coal fly ash using regenerative ammonium chloride - Process simulation and techno-economic analysis. Applied Energy, 175, 54-68.
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    2015 Hosseini, T., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2015). Investigating the Effect of the Mg<sup>2+</sup>/Ca<sup>2+</sup> Molar Ratio on the Carbonate Speciation during the Mild Mineral Carbonation Process at Atmospheric Pressure. Energy and Fuels, 29(11), 7483-7496.
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    2015 Hosseini, T., Han, B., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2015). Chemical and morphological changes of weathered Victorian brown coal fly ash and its leaching characteristic upon the leaching in ammonia chloride and hydrochloric acid. Hydrometallurgy, 157, 22-32.
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    2014 Hosseini, T., Selomulya, C., Haque, N., & Zhang, L. (2014). Indirect carbonation of victorian brown coal fly ash for CO<inf>2</inf> sequestration: Multiple-cycle leaching-carbonation and magnesium leaching kinetic modeling. Energy and Fuels, 28(10), 6481-6493.
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    2011 Hosseini, T., Mostoufi, N., Daneshpayeh, M., & Rashchi, F. (2011). Modeling and optimization of synergistic effect of Cyanex 302 and D2EHPA on separation of zinc and manganese. Hydrometallurgy, 105(3-4), 277-283.
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    2010 Hosseini, T., Rashchi, F., Vahidi, E., & Mostoufi, N. (2010). Investigating the synergistic effect of D2EHPA and cyanex 302 on zinc and manganese separation. Separation Science and Technology, 45(8), 1158-1164.
    DOI Scopus14
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Hosseini, T., & Zhang, L. (2018). The utilisation of Victorian Brown coal fly ash in mineral carbonation. In 6th International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering, ACEME 2018 (pp. 128-135).
    2010 Hosseini, T., Daneshpayeh, M., Mostoufi, N., & Rashchi, F. (2010). Modelling of synergistic effect of Cyanex 302 and D2EHPA in zinc solvent extraction. In XXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010 Vol. 1 (pp. 335-344).

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