“I’ve never been as excited about a job as I am now.”
Ehsan Moslehi graduated in chemical technology in his homeland of Iran. It was the courses in environmental technology that aroused his interest, but it was when he realised that environmental issues still took a back seat in Iran that Ehsan started to look to Scandinavia. Here he saw environmental issues being taken seriously and industry making major advances.
KTH brought Ehsan to Sweden and EasyMining
In 2016, when Ehsan was admitted to KTH, he decided to move to Sweden. He graduated two years later and started working for RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). After three years he saw an interesting job advertisement.
– I’d heard some talk about Ash2Phos technology and I thought it would be an exciting place to work – a fast-moving, creative environment where everyone’s views are valued and taken seriously. It was a challenge and a role that came to me at just the right time. Yariv Cohen, head of R&D at EasyMining in Uppsala, invited me to come in for a coffee and a chat with a number of employees at the company and after that meeting accepting the job was a ‘no brainer’, says Ehsan.
Since January 2021, Ehsan has been one of the motivated engineers at EasyMining and now, almost six months later, he can confirm that the job comes up to all his high expectations.
Conducting experiments in Pilot 6
Ehsan works primarily on Pilot 6, an important project as part of the realisation of Ash2Phos technology – a process that converts sludge ash into a raw material for phosphorous extraction and so forms an important part of a circular solution for phosphorous processing. Ehsan and his colleagues in Uppsala design and conduct experiments in which the pilot produces products to be sold by future Ash2Phos factories. The product samples are sent to potential customers where they are evaluated for various applications. The aim – and the hope – is to optimise marketing opportunities and establish smart partnerships with downstream customers who use recycled products to reduce their environmental impact.