Tarek Aziz

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

  • 919-515-1562
  • Mann Hall 203B

Dr. Aziz is interested in the interface of biological and chemical processes and environmental fluid mechanics. Some of his previous work has involved investigation of anaerobic digestion for enhanced energy production in wastewater treatment and the removal of fat, oil and grease from wastewater.  Dr. Aziz has also been working on research related to natural and artificial mixing in lakes and the effectiveness of geo-engineering solutions to regulate biological processes in those systems.

Education

Ph.D. 2010

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.S. 2005

Civil Engineering

Clemson University

B.S. 2004

Civil Engineering

Clemson University

Research Description

Dr. Aziz is interested in the interface of biological and chemical processes and environmental fluid mechanics. This includes topics related to environmental process engineering (e.g. anaerobic co-digestion) as well as topics related to the biological and chemical processes in natural systems (e.g. artificial lake mixing to regulate biological activity). Dr. Aziz is interested in using experimental, field, and computational approaches to elucidate these systems.

Honors and Awards

  • NCSU Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient, 2014

Publications

Determination of biosolids phosphorus solubility and its relationship to wastewater treatment
Jameson, M., White, J. G., Osmond, D. L., & Aziz, T. (2016), Water Environment Research, 88(7), 602-610.
Municipal solid waste conversion to transportation fuels: a life-cycle estimation of global warming potential and energy consumption
Pressley, P. N., Aziz, T. N., DeCarolis, J. F., Barlaz, M. A., He, F., Li, F. X., & Damgaard, A. (2014), Journal of Cleaner Production, 70, 145-153.
Determining the limits of anaerobic co-digestion of thickened waste activated sludge with grease interceptor waste
Wang, L., Aziz, T. N., & de los Reyes, F. L. (2013), Water Research, 47(11), 3835-3844.
Field characterization of external grease abatement devices
Aziz, T. N., Holt, L. M., Keener, K. M., Groninger, J. W., & Ducoste, J. J. (2012), Water Environment Research, 84(3), 237-246.
Anaerobic co-digestion of fat, oil, and grease (FOG): A review of gas production and process limitations
Long, J. H., Aziz, T. N., de los Reyes, F. L., & Ducoste, J. J. (2012), Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 90(3), 231-245.
Field Characterization of External Grease Abatement Devices
Holt, L. M., Keener, K. M., Groninger, J. W., & Ducoste, J. J. (2012), Water Environment Research, 84(3), 237-246.
Anaerobic co-digestion of fat, oil, and grease (FOG): A review of gas production and process limitations
Long, J. Hunter, Aziz, Tarek N., de los Reyes, Francis L., Ducoste, Joel J. (2012), Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 90(3), 231-245.
Simulation of vertical plane turbulent jet in shallow water
Aziz, T.N., & Khan, A.A. (2011), Advances in civil engineering (Online), .
Assessment of internal and external grease interceptor performance for removal of food-based fats, oil, and grease from food service establishments
Gallimore, E., Aziz, T. N., Movahed, Z., & Ducoste, J. (2011), Water Environment Research, 83(9), 882-892.
Performance of grease abatement devices for removal of fat, oil, and grease
Aziz, T. N., Holt, L. M., Keener, K. M., Groninger, J. W., & Ducoste, J. J. (2011), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 137(1), 84-92.

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Grants

Predicting the Effectiveness of Artificial Mixing for Controlling Algal Blooms in Piedmont Reservoirs
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/16 - 2/28/17)
Effects of Enhanced Circulation on Vertical Mixing and Algal Blooms In Freshwater Reservoirs
National Science Foundation (NSF)(6/01/15 - 5/31/17)
Improving Start-up and Operation of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/15 - 12/31/16)
Sustainable Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/13 - 6/28/14)
Utilizing Municipal Solid Waste as a Biofuel Feedstock
Biofuels Center of North Carolina(7/01/11 - 4/30/13)