Portrait: Farzin Golzar, new researcher at KTH and SEQWENS
Hi Farzin Golzar! Welcome to KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the SEQWENS research program. What do you work with?
- I’m doing system modulation and scenario analysis linked to waste water. It’s about how different actors are interlinked, for example companies within water utility and treatment, property management, heat pumps etc. The main purpose is to find a model how to distribute the risk when heat is recovered from wastewater already in the residential buildings, and not in the water treatment plants. It’s happening now to a larger extent than before, because of the growing energy saving efforts within housing. The water temperature is very important for the cleaning process in the treatment plants. If you take heat away from the wastewater in the houses, you have to add more energy in the plants instead.
You haven't been in Sweden for so long, how did you end up here?
– I started working here on October 1, and will work for 2 years with this. I most recently came from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran where I completed my doctoral studies within Energy and Environmental studies.
What do you think of KTH, so far?
– KTH is perfect! I get to work with professors and research that I referred to in my doctoral studies in Iran. It’s a bit cold outside though, but I’m used to it now.