ATIEH M A

ATIEH M A
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | KFUPM · Department of Chemical Engineering

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Desalination brine has several potential adverse impacts on the marine environment. Though, the concerns and counter-arguments regarding the environmental impacts of desalination brine have remained under debate. Resource recovery from desalination brine is a fascinating approach not only to minimize these harmful impacts but also to reduce the cos...
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The current report provides the synthesis and characterization of palm tree leaves biochar (PL-BC) prepared by simple thermal pyrolysis at 550 °C, which was then used for the elimination of lead and chromium from aqueous solution. An advanced material characterization was conducted by XPS, SEM, EDS, and FT-IR for the raw and spent PL-BC. Moreover,...
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Numerous studies have been previously reported on the use of nanoscale carbonaceous fillers, such as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and graphene oxide (GO), in polymeric ultrafiltration (UF) membranes; however, no insight has been clearly reported on which material provides the best enhancements in membrane performance. In this study, a com...
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Heavy metal such as lead (Pb(II)) is non-biodegradable and bio accumulative that posture a threat to our health when it presents in huge amount in our bloodstream. It comes from mostly chemical industrial processes into wastewater. In this study, we reported the adsorption of Pb(II) onto palm leaves from an aqueous solutions. The characterization r...
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Polyethersulfone (PES) is a widely used polymer for ultrafiltration (UF) membrane fabrication. In the current study, carbide-derived carbon (CDC) oxidized by acid treatment was utilized as a filler to fabricate a novel PES composites UF membranes. The successful oxidation of CDC was validated from presence of oxygen containing functional groups and...
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Eriochrome Black T (EBT) and chromium (Cr) are considered to be potential pollutants due to their toxicity and severe impact on the environment. In the current study, hydrotalcite-derived Mg-Ca-Al-LDO mixed metal oxide composite was prepared using a conventional co-precipitation method and explored in terms of the removal of Cr and EBT dye from aqu...
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Capacitive deionization (CDI) is an emerging, efficient, cheap, and environmentally friendly water desalination technology. One of the most critical components of the CDI system is the electrodes; thus, improving their performance will promote its commercial application. The cost, efficiency, and availability of the electrode materials are the main...
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Hexavalent chromium (Cr⁶⁺) is a carcinogenic pollutant found in different wastewater streams. The current study investigates the potential removal of Cr⁶⁺ from aqueous solutions by nitrogen-doped coconut granulated activated carbon (N-GAC). The raw GAC was chemically and thermally treated with urea (1:1 ratio) in an ethanol medium and calcined unde...
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In this study, a low-cost granular activated carbon doped with Fe2O3 nanoparticles (Fe-GAC) was prepared via a modified sol-gel technique and utilized for the elimination of lead (Pb(II)) and chromium (Cr(T)) ions from synthetic and actual brackish water. The effect of adsorption parameters on the removal of Pb(II) and Cr(T) ions from the water was...
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In the present work, the adsorptive removal of Cr from water by carbide-derived carbon (CDC) was investigated. The morphology and structure of the CDC were characterized by using FTIR, SEM, TEM, XRD, and N2 adsorption-desorption measurements. The effect of adsorption parameters including contact time, initial Cr concentration, temperature, initial...
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In the current study, the adsorption of toxic lead ions from aqueous solution by NaOH-modified rice husk (MRH) was investigated. The effect of operating factors such as contact time, amount of MRH (adsorbent), initial concentration of metal ions (lead ions) in aqueous solution, temperature and initial solution pH on the adsorptive removal of lead i...
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Dry (CO2) reforming of methane (DRM) for syngas production has gained great attraction since it utilizes two major green house gases (CH4, CO2). However, this process is still far from commercialization due to the catalyst deactivation by coking and metal sintering. In this present work, we have prepared a series of Zr promoted Ni/MgO catalysts usi...
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In the current work, granular activated carbon (GAC) materials doped with 5 and 10 wt.% of Fe were prepared via incipient wetness impregnation method utilizing two different solvents (water and ethanol) and calcined in N2 and static air atmosphere. The prepared materials were thoroughly characterized by FE-SEM, EDS, XRD, FT-IR, XPS and BET surface...
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The first and second Working Group (WG I and II) contributions to the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have confirmed anthropogenic contribution to global climate change and issued severe lethal warnings against the ramifications of climate change. To achieve the objectives of sustainable development a...
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Increased phosphate concentration in water bodies has led to eutrophication, and its removal is an inevitable requirement of sustainable wastewater purification systems. In this study, MgAl layered doubled hydroxide (LDH) composites doped on the surface of activated carbon (AC/MgAl LDH) with various (Mg + Al) total metal loading (5 wt%, 10 wt%, and...
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In this study, the stability, thermal conductivity and viscosity of carbide-derived carbon antifreeze thermal fluids were explored. The study also compares the results between antifreeze suspensions prepared using oxidized CDC and emulsified CDC using gum arabic. At first, the raw CDC was oxidized with oxygen by acid treatment and the Fourier trans...
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Desalination brine is extremely concentrated saline water; it contains various salts, nutrients, heavy metals, organic contaminants, and microbial contaminants. Conventional disposal of desalination brine has negative impacts on natural and marine ecosystems that increase the levels of toxicity and salinity. These issues demand the development of b...
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In this work, an extensive investigation on the effect of the incorporation of acacia gum (0.01–0.2 wt%) as an additive to polyamide reverse osmosis membranes was highlighted. The improvement in the properties/performance of the novel reverse osmosis membranes, which were prepared via interfacial polymerization technique, was discussed. The propert...
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In this work, we have developed a new protocol to prepare conductive polyaniline (PANi) nano-fibrous mats via an electrospinning process. The newly developed method started with doping pure polyaniline with concentrated sulphuric acid. The doped PANi is then blended with other spinnable polymers such as Polyacrylonitrile (PAN). The prepared blend i...
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In the last decades, phosphate is considered the main cause of eutrophication and has received substantial attention from the scientific community. Phosphate is a major pollutant that deteriorates water quality, which has been increasing in water resources, primarily due to the increasing global population and corresponding activities. Adsorption t...
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In the last decade, biochar (BC) has attracted significant attention for the removal of pollutants from aqueous solutions. Biochar exhibits many distinctive characteristics that make it an attractive adsorbent due to its availability, low manufacturing cost and compelling surface properties. This review presents a comprehensive summary of BC’s appl...
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The desalination of seawater is perceived as one of the most viable processes to fulfill the mounting demand for freshwater. Despite enormous economic, social, and health benefits offered by desalination, there are several concerns regarding its prospective environmental impacts (EIs). The objective of this work is to critically evaluate the potent...
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In the present work, we developed a novel method for transferring monolayer graphene onto four different commercial hydrophilic micro/ultra-filtration substrates. The developed method used electrostatic charging to maintain the contact between the graphene and the target substrate intact during the etching step through the wet transfer process. Sev...
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Purpose Pharmaceuticals are becoming one of the largest environmental concerns when it comes to the water treatment industry. Increased usage of these chemicals poses a serious risk to ecology and human health due to their leakage into surface waters. In the present study, carbide derived carbon (CDC) was used for the first time as a new adsorbent...
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In this study, the stability and thermophysical properties of chemically functionalized and gum-Arabic emulsified carbide-derived carbon (CDC)/ water thermal fluids were investigated. The stability of the thermal fluids were studied through zeta potential measurements and imaging methods. The results indicated that functionalized-CDC has higher sta...
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In this study, the stability and thermophysical properties ofchemically functionalized and gum-Arabic emulsified carbide-derived carbon (CDC)/ water thermal fluids were investigated. The stability of the thermal fluids were studied through zeta potential measurements and imaging methods. The results indicated that functionalized- CDC has a higher s...
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In the present work, a sequence of adsorption tests were implemented to assess the adsorption of Phosphate (PO4³⁻) from synthetic wastewater and treated sewage effluents using carbide derived carbon (CDC). Characterization outcomes of the CDC show a highly microporous material with a point zero of charge (PZC) of 9.9. The successful detection of PO...
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A first study on the adsorptive removal of tungsten species from the aqueous phase by using the multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) is reported. The MWCNTs were employed for the uptake of tungsten species at pH 6 in batch experiments. It was observed that 100% of tungsten species were removed in 2 h, by employing 75 mg of MWCNTs from the aqueous...
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Methods and nanocomposites for the adsorptive removal of aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene from contaminated water sources and systems are provided. The nanocomposites contain carbon nanotubes and metal oxide nanoparticles such as Al2O3, Fe2O3 and ZnO impregnated on a surface and/or in pore spaces of the carbo...
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Desalination accounts for 1% of the total global water consumption and is an energy-intensive process, with the majority of operational expenses attributed to energy consumption. Moreover, at present, a significant portion of the power comes from traditional fossil fuel-fired power plants and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with power produ...
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Desalination accounts for 1% of the total global water consumption and is an energy-intensive process, with the majority of operational expenses attributed to energy consumption. Moreover, at present, a significant portion of the power comes from traditional fossil fuel-fired power plants and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with power produ...
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Fly ash (FA) is a major industrial waste that adds extra cost for proper disposal. Several studies have recently focused on developing methods to utilize the FA in useful applications. One of the alternative uses of fly ash takes advantage of its adsorptive capacity for the removal of contaminants from water. However, earlier studies showed limited...
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High quality graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) have been synthesized by chemical oxidation of graphite flakes via three modified Hummers methods using a mixture of sulfuric acid (H 2 SO 4 ), phosphoric acid (H 3 PO 4 ) and nitric acid (HNO 3 ) as intercalating agents and potassium permanganate (KMnO 4 ) and hydrogen peroxide (H 2...
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Despite extensive research efforts focusing on tackling membrane biofouling, one of the biggest problems associated with membrane technology, there has been little headway in this area. This study presents novel polyethersulfone (PES) membranes synthesized via a phase inversion method at incremental loadings of functionalized oxidized multiwalled c...
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Novel thin film composite (TFC) polyamide (PA) membranes blended with 0.01–0.2 wt.% of Acacia gum (AG) have been prepared using the interfacial polymerization technique. The properties of the prepared membranes were evaluated using contact angle, zeta potential measurements, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and surface profilometer...
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Polysulfone (PS) membranes blended with different loadings of arabic gum (AG) were synthesized using phase inversion method and the antibacterial properties of the synthesized membranes were tested using a number Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) bacterial spe...
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Membrane biofouling has proved to be a major obstacle when it comes to membrane efficiency in membrane-based water treatment. Solutions to this problem remain elusive. This study presents novel polyethersulfone (PES) membranes that are fabricated using the phase inversion method at different loadings of graphene oxide (GO) and 1 wt. % arabic gum (A...
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We report a simple approach for synthesizing an alumina-carbon nanotube (Al2O3-CNT) composite membrane through a powder metallurgical method. The membrane was fabricated via uniaxial pressing of the composite powder mixture and subsequent solid-state, pressure-less sintering. Homogeneous dispersion of the CNTs within the alumina matrix was achieved...
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Novel polyethersulfone (PES) membranes blended with 0.1–3.0 wt. % of Acacia gum (AG) as a pore-former and antifouling agent were fabricated using phase inversion technique. The effect of AG on the pore-size, porosity, surface morphology, surface charge, hydrophilicity, and mechanical properties of PES/AG membranes was studied by scanning electron m...
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An aluminum oxide-impregnated carbon nanotube (CNT-Al2O3) membrane was developed via a novel approach and used in the removal of toxic metal cadmium ions, Cd(II). The membrane did not require any binder to hold the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) together. Instead, the Al2O3 particles impregnated on the surface of the CNTs were sintered together during hea...
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The aim of this research was to investigate the potential of raw and iron oxide impregnated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as adsorbents for the removal of selenium (Se) ions from wastewater. The original and modified CNTs with different loadings of Fe2O3 nanoparticles were characterized using high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scan...
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The supercapacitors are advanced electrochemical energy storage devices having characteristics such as high storage capacity, rapid delivery of charge, and long cycle life. Polypyrrole (PPy) – an electronically conducting polymer, and carbon nanotubes (CNT) with high surface area and exceptional electrical and mechanical properties are among the mo...
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Biochemical processing involving enzymatic catalysis of hydrolysis reactions of oils and fats must overcome significant technological barriers before the full benefits of the technology can be realized. Owing to their selectivity and mild reaction conditions, lipases are becoming increasingly important as biocatalysts provided that their kinetics a...
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In this work, we report the transfer of graphene onto eight commercial microfiltration substrates having different pore sizes and surface characteristics. Monolayer graphene grown on copper by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process was transferred by the pressing method over the target substrates, followed by wet etching of copper to obtain mo...
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In this study, polysulfone (PSf)/silver-doped carbon nanotube (Ag-CNT) nanocomposite membranes were prepared by a phase-inversion technique; they were characterized and evaluated for fouling-resistant applications with bovine serum albumin (BSA) solutions. Carbon nanotubes were doped with silver nanoparticles via a wet-impregnation technique. The p...
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This study evaluated the reduction of CO2 to methanol in the presence of effective and stable MWCNTs impregnated with Cu2O. A preliminary DFT study shows that the incorporation of Cu2O in MWCNTs improves the electronic properties of the electrocatalyst. The surface morphology and structural interaction between Cu2O and MWCNTs at different Cu2O load...
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Classical techniques for remediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from contaminated water sources are characterized by inherent limitations due to its unique physical and chemical characteristics, making further remediation researches promising. Fly ash (FA), which is a waste material derived from the combustion of coal or heavy liquid fue...
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In this paper, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) impregnated with iron oxide nanoparticles were employed for the removal of benzene from water. The adsorbents were characterized using scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, BET surface area, and thermogravimetric analysis. Batch adsorption experiments were carried out to study the adsorptive removal...
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In this work, a novel approach is used to synthesize an iron oxide doped carbon nanotube (CNT) membrane, with the goal of fully utilizing the unique properties of CNTs. No binder is used for the synthesis of the membrane; instead, iron oxide particles serve as a binding agent for holding the CNTs together after sintering at high temperature. The pr...
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Cadmium (Cd2+) is one of the toxic heavy metals that is frequently used in many industrial products. The wastewater from these industries and their products contains residual cadmium that are difficult to be removed economically from the effluent. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were synthesized in several batches and tested for their removal efficacy with...