Tarek N. Aziz

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7294-8579

fluid dynamics, constructed wetlands, harmful algal blooms, process engineering

My research focuses on environmental systems where biological, chemical, and/or physical processes are closely coupled to fluid dynamics. My team and I use field monitoring, lab-based experiments, and numerical modeling to develop solutions and gain insights into both natural and engineered environmental processes. Research topics that we have worked on include studying the effects of artificial mixing on harmful algal blooms and the use of engineered wetlands for the removal of emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals and personal care products.

Works (25)

2021 journal article

Exploring nutrient and light limitation of algal production in a shallow turbid reservoir

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 269.

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 15, 2021

2020 journal article

Increased loading stress leads to convergence of microbial communities and high methane yields in adapted anaerobic co-digesters

Water Research, 169, 115155.

By: L. Wang, E. Hossen, T. Aziz, J. Ducoste & . Reyes

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2019 article

Assessing Vertical Diffusion and Cyanobacteria Bloom Potential in a Shallow Eutrophic Reservoir

LAKE AND RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT, Vol. 36, pp. 169–185.

By: Y. Han, J. Smithheart, R. Smyth, T. Aziz & D. Obenour

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: January 6, 2020

2019 journal article

Dissolved organic matter processing and photoreactivity in a wastewater treatment constructed wetland

Science of The Total Environment, 648, 923–934.

By: A. Sardana, B. Cottrell, D. Soulsby & T. Aziz

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 5, 2018

2016 journal article

Determination of Biosolids Phosphorus Solubility and Its Relationship to Wastewater Treatment

Water Environment Research, 88(7), 602–610.

By: M. Jameson, J. White, D. Osmond & T. Aziz

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Using 16S metagenomics to determine microbial population shifts associated with a 336% boost in methane yield during anaerobic co-digestion of grease waste

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2015(11), 6112–6118.

By: L. Wang, E. Hossen, T. Aziz, J. Ducoste & F. Reyes

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2014 journal article

Municipal solid waste conversion to transportation fuels: a life-cycle estimation of global warming potential and energy consumption

Journal of Cleaner Production, 70, 145–153.

By: P. Pressley, T. Aziz, J. DeCarolis, M. Barlaz, F. He, F. Li, A. Damgaard

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 report

Sustainable Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste

Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina.

By: T. Aziz

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2013 journal article

Determining the limits of anaerobic co-digestion of thickened waste activated sludge with grease interceptor waste

Water Research, 47(11), 3835–3844.

By: L. Wang, T. Aziz & F. Reyes

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Determining the limits of anaerobic co-digestion of thickened waste activated sludge with grease interceptor waste

Water Research, 47(11), 3835–3844.

By: L. Wang, T. Aziz & L. Francis

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2013 journal article

Developing Resilient Anaerobic Co-digesting Microbial Communities

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2013(18), 771–777.

By: L. Wang, E. Hossen, T. Aziz, J. Ducoste, M. Bullard & F. Reyes

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2012 journal article

Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Trap Waste

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2012(10), 5428–5434.

By: L. Wang, T. Aziz, J. Ducoste & F. Reyes

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2012 journal article

Anaerobic co-digestion of fat, oil, and grease (FOG): A review of gas production and process limitations

Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 90(3), 231–245.

By: J. Long, T. Aziz, F. Reyes & J. Ducoste

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Anaerobic co-digestion of fat, oil, and grease (FOG): A review of gas production and process limitations

Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 90(3), 231–245.

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2012 journal article

Field characterization of external grease abatement devices

Water Environment Research, 84(3), 237–246.

By: T. Aziz, L. Holt, K. Keener, J. Groninger & J. Ducoste

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Life Cycle Assessment of Grease Trap Waste Co-Digestion, Land Application, and Composting

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2012(10), 5413–5418.

By: J. Long, J. Ducoste & T. Aziz

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2011 journal article

Assessment of internal and external grease interceptor performance for removal of food- based fats, oil, and grease from food service establishments

Water Environment Research, 83(9), 882–892.

By: E. Gallimore, T. Aziz, Z. Movahed & J. Ducoste

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Performance of grease abatement devices for removal of fat, oil, and grease

Journal of Environmental Engineering, 137(1), 84–92.

By: T. Aziz, L. Holt, K. Keener, J. Groninger & J. Ducoste

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Simulation of vertical plane turbulent jet in shallow water

Advances in Civil Engineering, 2011.

By: T. Aziz & A. Khan

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 thesis

Analysis of grease abatement devices and the measurement of fat, oil, and grease in food service establishment waste streams

North Carolina State University.

By: T. Aziz

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2010 journal article

Field Assessment of Grease Abatement Devices

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2010(14), 2916–2917.

By: T. Aziz, L. Holt, K. Keener & J. Ducoste

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2010 journal article

Performance of Grease Abatement Systems

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2010(6), 542–551.

By: E. Gallimore, T. Aziz & J. Ducoste

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2008 journal article

Numerical simulation of turbulent jets

Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Jets, 2(2), 234–243.

By: T. Aziz, J. Raiford & A. Khan

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Observation and Analysis of Popular Root Control Methods In Pilot Scale Sanitary Sewer

Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2007(11), 6842–6864.

By: J. Wood, T. Aziz, J. Groninger, L. Holt, K. Keener & J. Ducoste

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2005 thesis

Numerical Model Studies of Turbulent Jets

Clemson University.

By: T. Aziz

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

Employment

2015 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

2010 - 2015

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Teaching Assistant Professor Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Education

2005 - 2010

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Ph.D. Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

2004 - 2005

Clemson University Clemson, SC, US
M.S. Civil Engineering

2000 - 2004

Clemson University Clemson, SC, US
B.S. Civil Engineering