Ehsan Ghane

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Address: 

524 S. Shaw Lane
220 Farrall Agricultural Engineering Hall
ghane@msu.edu
517-353-4458

Environment: Agricultural Drainage
Biography: 

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist 

I have research and extension interests in the areas of water quality and agricultural drainage. I provide education to diverse groups representing drainage contractors, agricultural producers, water, and the public. My main research goal is to address agricultural water management issues related to non-point source pollution (i.e., excess nitrogen and phosphorous). I am interested in innovative practices that can reduce nutrient load runoff to surface water and conserve water for crop use. Some of these practices are controlled drainage, saturated buffer, drainage water recycling and denitrification bed (a.k.a. woodchip bioreactor). I am also interested in modeling and simulation of the effects of management practices on water quality. 

Education: 
Ph.D. 2014. Ohio State University. Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
M.Sc. 2008. Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. Agricultural Engineering-Irrigation and Drainage
B.Sc. 2005. Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. Agricultural Engineering-Irrigation
Publications: 
  • E. Ghane, A.Z. Ranaivoson, G.W. Feyereisen, C.J. Rosen, J.F. Moncrief. 2016. Comparison of contaminant transport in agricultural drainage water and urban stormwater runoff. PLOS ONE. 11(12), e0167834.

  • E. Ghane, G.W. Feyereisen, C.J. Rosen. 2016. Non-linear hydraulic properties of woodchips necessary to design denitrification beds. Journal of Hydrology. 542, 463-473. AudioSlides presentation of this article.

  • E. Ghane, N.R. Fausey, L.C. Brown. 2015. Modeling nitrate removal in a denitrification bed. Water Research. 71, 294-305. AudioSlides presentation of this article. Download the denitrification bed (woodchip bioreactor) model.

  • E. Ghane, N.R. Fausey, L.C. Brown. 2014. Non-Darcy flow of water through woodchip media. Journal of Hydrology. 519, 3400-3409. AudioSlides presentation of this article.

  • E. Ghane, N.R. Fausey, V.S. Shedekar, H. Piepho, Y. Shang, L.C. Brown. 2012. Crop yield evaluation under controlled drainage in Ohio, United States. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 67(6), 465-473.