Achraf El Kasmi

Achraf El Kasmi
Abdelmalek Essaâdi University | UAE

Ph.D.

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October 2012 - July 2016
Bielefeld University
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2012 - July 2016
Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (49)
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Energy storage technologies in electric vehicles and electronic devices have generated an urgent need for alternative rechargeable batteries such as lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The cost and limited resources of lithium in the earth's crust may be hindered by the LIBs applications. Due to abundant sodium resources and their similar electrochemical...
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The control of Cu loading in Co3O4 structure was used as noble-free thin-film catalysts for efficient short-chain VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions treatment. All catalysts were capable to decompose C2H2 and C3H6 at high gas hourly space velocity. Slight-promoted Co3O4 catalyst with Cu element resulted in the highest catalytic activity owin...
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Electrocoagulation (EC) is one of the most cost-effective techniques for eliminating pollutants from wastewater. The objective of the present work was to develop a novel low-cost EC anode-based aluminum scrap shape by valorizing used aluminum cans, in attempts to increase the contact rate between the pollutant molecules and EC anode leading to enha...
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Catalytically active chromium-manganese oxides (CMO) were synthesized by the sol-gel route for the partial oxidation of propane to propene. The effects of calcination temperature and time on the catalytic performance of the CMO were examined in a fixed bed reactor within 300–600 °C at a gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 6,000 mL·g⁻¹cat·h⁻¹. Struc...
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In this present work, comprehensive investigations of the electronic structure, thermoelectric and optical properties of the Janus In2STe monolayer have been performed using density functional theory combined with the semi-classical Boltzmann transport theory. A direct bandgap semiconductor has been predicted for Janus In2STe monolayer. Compared to...
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The potential large-scale production of the MoS2 engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) may raise concerns regarding environmental and health impacts. This issue has been investigated; in the present work, through life cycle assessment (LCA) of the scaled-up production of MoS2 ENM via solvothermal process, the LCA was performed by combining Aspen Plus and...
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2D materials, such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and black phosphorus (i.e., phosphorene), have attracted wide interest as efficient thermoelectric materials. Herein, we propose GeS/phosphorene (GeS/BP) heterostructure as a promising high-performance thermoelectric material. We have investigated the electronic structure and the the...
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Two-dimensional materials offer the potential to attain nanoscale optoelectronic and thermoelectric devices. In this paper, the electronic structure and thermoelectric potential of β-Sb/GeI2 van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures with two different stacking configurations (AA and BA) were investigated using first-principles calculations in the framew...
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Herein, we report first-principles calculations combined with the semi-classical Boltzmann theory in order to highlight the great thermoelectric potential of Sb/Bi2Se3 van der Waals (vdW) heterostructure. The electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of Sb and Bi2Se3 monolayers, and Sb/Bi2Se3 heterostructure have been investigated. The pre...
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Several ratios of highly active Zr modified ZSM-5 catalysts with good stability were prepared via the sol–gel method for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane (ODHP) to olefins (C2H4 + C3H6). The influence of ZSM-5 modification with Zr was studied, and the catalysts were thoroughly characterized with respect to structural morphology, crystallinity,...
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Janus monolayers as novel 2D materials have attracted considerable attention owing to their excellent properties. In this present study, first-principles calculations are used to study the electronic structure and optical properties of As2C3 and Janus AsMC3 (M: Sb, Bi) monolayers. The electronic calculations showed that the As2C3 and AsBiC3 and AsS...
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The Janus two-dimensional (2D) materials have recently demonstrated excellent physical and chemical properties. The electronic, thermoelectric, and optical properties of the Janus In2SeTe monolayer have been investigated using density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Our results revealed the Janus In2SeTe monolayer has a direct bandgap of 1.07...
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Janus structure as novel two-dimensional materials has received great interest owing to their novel properties. By using first-principles calculations, we investigated the electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of the As2C3 monolayer and Janus AsBiC3 and AsSbC3 structures. The results showed that the dynamical stability of the three str...
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The electronic, optical and thermoelectric properties of the Ge2SeS monolayer were detailed using the first-principle calculations. The dynamic stability of the Ge2SeS structure monolayer has been confirmed by the phonon dispersion curve. Our electronic calculations indicate that the Ge2SeS monolayer is a semiconductor at equilibrium state with an...
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This work reports the thermochemistry calculations for solid-phase periodic models of ten popular transition metal-based species. These model structures were refined to stable geometry by geometric optimization along with calculating the thermodynamic properties including enthalpy, entropy, heat capacity at constant pressure, and Gibbs free energy...
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Active amorphous lanthanum-based thin films were synthesized through one-step pulsed spray evaporation chemical vapor deposition (PSE-CVD) technique at 320 °C for CO oxidation. The obtained films were characterized in terms of phase, composition and morphological properties. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis revealed an amorphous nature of the depos...
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A series of single (NiO, Co3O4) and mixed (NiCoO2, NiCo2O4) oxides were prepared using chemical vapor deposition procedure. All samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to understand their physico-chemical properties. The as-prepared catalysts were successfu...
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Efficient N2O decomposition using catalytic materials has been gaining attention for long time. Catalytic materials based on noble metals have proved good feasibility; however, their applications are restricted because of the high cost and limited resources. Herein, low-cost catalysts based on copper manganese oxides were synthesized by chemical va...
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This study reports the catalytic combustion application of FeCuOx thin films synthesized through a doping strategy with different Fe/Cu molar ratios via one-step synthesis route. Structure analysis of the as-prepared thin film reveals the formation of single-phase delafossite structure. A smooth hollows film surface with agglomerated grains was obs...
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Cu-based oxides oxygen carriers and catalysts are found to exhibit attractive activity for CO oxidation, but the dispute with respect to the reaction mechanism of CO and O2 on the CuO surface still remains. This work reports the kinetic study of CO oxidation on the CuO (111) surface by considering the adsorption, reaction and desorption processes b...
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The conversion of CH4 and CO2 to syngas using low-cost nickel catalysts has attracted considerable interest in the clean energy and environment field. Nickel nanoparticles catalysts suffer from serious deactivation due mainly to carbon deposition. Here, we report a facile synthesis of Ni single-atom and nanoparticle catalysts dispersed on hydroxyap...
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The present study work reports on facile MgO nanoparticles synthesis for Alizarin red S degradation. The obtained samples were comprehensively investigated in terms of structure, morphology, chemical composition, and functional groups; by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscope (TEM), Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (ED...
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The effective valuation of catalyst supports in the catalytic oxidation makes the contribution to understand the support effect of great interest. Here, the role of active substrate in the performance and stability of Cu-Fe-Co ternary oxides was studied towards the complete catalytic oxidation of CO. The Cu-Fe-Co ternary oxide thin film was deposit...
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Efficient mixing and thermal control are important in the flow reactor for obtaining a high product yield and selectivity. Here, we report a heterogeneous chemical kinetic study of propene oxidation within a newly designed catalytic jet-stirred reactor (CJSR). To better understand the interplay between the catalytic performances and properties, the...
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Thin film catalysts have been recently reported as promising catalysts owing to their good catalytic activity and reduced material amount, leading to low-cost efficient catalysts for gaseous emissions control. Here, we report the slight loading of Cu in cobalt spinel using a one-step pulsed-spray evaporation chemical vapor deposition (PSE-CVD) synt...
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Thin cuprous oxide films have been prepared by chemical vapor deposition (pulsed spray evaporation-chemical vapor deposition) method without post-treatment. The synthesis of cuprous oxide was produced by applying a water strategy effect. Then, the effect of water on the morphology, topology, structure, optical properties and surface composition of...
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This study reports the control of catalytic properties of Fe3O4 thin films through adjusting the particles size and optical properties. Structure analysis of the obtained materials by X-ray diffraction indicated the formation of pure magnetite structure of Fe3O4. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that the surfaces of the samples were mainly c...
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A comparison between conventional process and novel process of insulated edges electrodes in a batch electrocoagulation (EC) reactor for the treatment of urban wastewater was undertaken to investigate the effect of current density, operating time and initial temperature on the treatment efficiency. The optimal experimental conditions are found to b...
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Iron oxides (FexOy) have been prepared by chemical vapor deposition and were characterized for physiochemical properties via XRD, XPS, BET and TPR analyses. The catalytic activity towards the oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs: C2H2, Ethanol (EtOH) and their mixtures) was investigated. The best results, in terms of the total oxidation of...
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Complete catalytic oxidation of propene (C3H6) has been studied over thin film CuO catalysts that synthesized in one-step at low temperature using pulsed-spray evaporation chemical vapor deposition (PSE-CVD). To better understand the interplay between properties and catalytic performance, the prepared thin film catalysts have been comprehensively c...
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Avoiding strong chemical bonding, as indicated by lower heat of adsorption value, is among the selection criteria for Volatile Organic Compounds adsorbents. In this work, we highlight a non-calorimetric approach to estimating the energy of adsorption and desorption based on measurement of involved amounts, under dynamic conditions, with gaseous Fou...
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Thin films and coatings are a basis for many technological processes, including microelectronics, electrochemistry and catalysis. The successful deposition of metal films and nanoparticles by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) needs control over a number of physico-chemical processes such as precursor and substrate selection, delivery, temperature, p...
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This work reports the facile synthesis of cobalt ferrite catalysts by pulsed spray evaporation chemical vapor deposition (PSE-CVD) for low-temperature oxidation of dimethyl ether and olefin exhaust emission. To better understand the structure-performance relationship, the prepared thin films were comprehensively characterized in terms of phases, su...
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A series of cobalt ferrite thin films was prepared via Pulsed Spray Evaporation Chemical Vapour Deposition (PSE-CVD). The samples were comprehensively characterised in terms of structure, surface, morphology, optical and redox properties. Both X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman analysis show that all samples exhibited an inverse spinel structure. X-...

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Application of Gas phase FTIR measurement for determination adsorption characteristics of local clay. The experimental approach permitted comparaison of volatile solvent (o-xylene) adsorption and desorption for low cost diatomite , bentonite mineral and commercial silica.
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Extruded clay honeycomb monolith for oxidation of various air pollutants