Sepideh Kiani

Sepideh Kiani


Doctoral student
Hybrid passive treatments


I am a construction engineer beside of environmental researcher. My research focus is on passive treatments solutions in Arctic condition for different types of wastewater. We have a different pilot and lab scales hybrid passive systems focusing on nutrient and metal removal from recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), mining and municipal wastewater in Finland.  The projects are in the collaboration of different universities, mining companies, and research institutions.  

Research interests

  • Aquaculture, mining and municipal wastewater treatment with passive units
  • Nitrogen and sulfate removal in bioreactors
  • Denitrification bioreactors
  • Wetlands


Professional and community activities

  • NordicRAS network member

Research groups

  • Water Energy and Environmental Engineering

Selected publications

  • Kiani, Sepideh; Irannezhad, Masoud; Ronkanen, Anna-Kaisa; Moradkhani, Hamid; Kløve, Bjørn (2018) Effects of recent temperature variability and warming on the Oulu-Hailuoto ice road season in the northern Baltic Sea. - Cold Regions Science and Technology 151, 1-8 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Irannezhad, Masoud; Ronkanen, Anna-Kaisa; Kiani, Sepideh; Chen, Deliang; Kløve, Bjørn (2017) Long-term variability and trends in annual snowfall/total precipitation ratio in Finland and the role of atmospheric circulation patterns. - Cold Regions Science and Technology 143, 23-31 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Portland State University