Fadi Alakhras

Fadi Alakhras
Middle East University, Jordan · Pharmacy

PhD in Physical Chemistry

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Introduction
Fadi Alakhras does research in Physical Environmental Chemistry, Wastewater Treatment, Physical Electrochemistry and Materials Science. His current project is focused on utilizing different materials as potential adsorbents for the removal of heavy and toxic metals and dyes from aqueous solutions. Furthermore, his research interests is in the field of Spectroelectrochemistry of Intrinsically Conducting Polymers: Electrosynthesis and Electrochemical applications.
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December 2021 - January 2022
Middle East University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
April 2005 - October 2008
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Field of study
  • Physical Chemistry

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Publications (63)
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Selected monoclonal antibody molecules were conducted using the antibody-antigen docking mode, as well as the antibody-antigen docking approach. The objective of the study was to check the effects of Cetuximab COVID-19 proteins (Nsp15 and 3CLpro) by using antibody-antigen docking mode, as well as the antibody-antigen docking approach. The results o...
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Over the past years, Ag2O as an emerging photocatalyst has attracted extensive attention toward the removal of hazardous dye from aqueous media under visible light. However, Ag2O suffers from major drawbacks such as low stability under sunlight irradiation and high recombination rate of photogenerated electron–hole pairs. In this study, to resolve...
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Screening of phytochemical Ephedra alte crude extract by GC–MS and HPLC analysis indicated the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phenolic acid in the extract. The total phenolic content of E. alte methanol extract was 39.43 mg of Gallic acid eq/g, crude E. alte with 56.74, and 2.42 µg Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity...
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Chemical modification of chitosanwas successfully carried out using 2,3-dihydroxy-benzaldehyde by a chemical condensation reaction. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), Scanning electron micro-scopy (SEM), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area,Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), and X-Ray Diffraction methods were performed for characterization of...
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In this study, acid treated Punica granatum (PG) peels were used for effective removal of Diamond green (DG) dye, commonly found in textile industry waste. Acid treatment enhanced the efficiency of this process along with increasing shelf life and stability of bio-adsorbent by reducing fungal attack risk. Optimized operational parameters for removi...
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Annex of "Diffusion analysis and modeling of kinetic behavior for the treatment of brine water using electrodialysis process." https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S167423702100017X
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The removal of mono- and divalent cations namely, Na+, K+, Mg2+ and Ca2+ from actual Chott-El Jerid water (Tunisia) was studied by electrodialysis technique. The process was tested using two developed cation-exchange membranes: sulfonated polyether sulfone cross-linked with 10% hexane diamine (HEXCL), and sulfonated polyether sulfone grafted with o...
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Sorption of Acid Red 1 (AR1) from aqueous solutions utilizing low-cost sorbent material; (chitosan-iso-vanillin) is studied under batch conditions. The remaining concentrations of the azo dye are measured at λmax = 546 nm by UV spectrophotometric method. Langmuir data reveal that the maximum removal capacity was 555.556 mg/g at pH 3. Freundlich iso...
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Securigera securidaca (L.) seeds are used in Jordanian folk medicine to treat several disorders like diabetes and hyperlipidemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition of S. securidaca methanol extract. The methanol extract of S. securidaca seeds obtained from local herbal shop in Jordan was investigated for its phytochemic...
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Background and objectives: Salvia officinalis (Sage) is a plant native to the Middle East and Mediterranean areas. It is from the family of Labiatae used for the treatment of different kinds of disorders. In the present study, ethanolic extracts of Salvia officinalis screened for its chemical composition. Materials and methods: The extract obtai...
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Numerous treatment methodologies have been applied to the degradation of dyes. In addition, the application of nanocomposites in the removal of the hazardous dye pollutants had received great attention because of its size and high reactive nature. In this study, the Zeo-TiO2 and Zeo-ZnO composite photocatalysts were successfully synthesized by a si...
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Sorption of Ni(II) ions from liquid effluents utilizing chemically modified chitosan; (vanillin, polymer I) and (ortho-vanillin, polymer II) is studied under batch conditions. The un-removed ions are determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The maximum sorption capacity is accomplished at pH 4. Langmuir isotherm represents the best elu...
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Excess dielectric constant, excess molar volume, deviation in molar refraction, deviation in refractive index and molar polarization in benzene + cyanex 923 binary mixtures at the temperature of 298.15 K were calculated from the experimentally determined values of dielectric constant, density, molar polarization, molar volume, molar refraction and...
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Invited lecture presented at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
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This material was prepared and presented by Ms. Eman Alhajri during the orientation year of master degree, second semester
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This material was prepared and presented by Ms. Duaa Alotaibi during the orientation year of master degree, second semester
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This material was prepared and presented by Ms. Huda Al ghamdi during the orientation year of master degree, second semester
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The new conductive material is a copolymer prepared by electropolymerization of two monomer units. The new co/polymer has enhanced redox capacity
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Pistachio wood-derived activated carbon prepared by a two-stage process (PWAC-2), conducting two consecutive chemical activation processes with NH4NO3 and NaOH, respectively. The results showed that explosive characteristic of NH4NO3 can primarily be employed to produce a char, with a large surface area and a highly-ordered pore structure, which ca...
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Batch kinetic experiments were performed for the sorption of nickel ions onto nanobentonite. The kinetic data were adjusted with pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order kinetics by linear and nonlinear regressions in addition to some fixed suggested fractional orders \(1/2 \le n \le 5/2\). The removal process was found to be well explained by no...
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Removal of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions using chitosan-vanillin (polymer I) and chitosan-ortho-vanillin (polymer II) adsorbents has been investigated under different experimental conditions. The effect of pH, contact time, adsorbent mass, temperature, and initial concentration of studied ion on the sorption process has been studied using batc...
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Our study investigates the removal of Pb(II) ions found in aqueous solutions using chitosan-vanillin polymeric material. The effects of pH, agitation time, adsorbent mass, and initial amount of studied ion on the chelation process have been carried out using batch experiments. The quantity of residual ions has been estimated via atomic absorption s...
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The presence of organic dyes in the aquatic environment is a serious global problem because of the serious negative consequences on the quality of ecosystems. Among various physico-chemical methods, the adsorption could be considered a promising alternative for removing dyes from aqueous media, due to its efficiency, high selectivity, low cost, eas...
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Removal of Co(II) ions from aqueous solutions using chitosan-vanillin (polymer I) and chitosan-ortho-vanillin (polymer II) adsorbents has been investigated under different experimental conditions. The effect of pH, contact time, adsorbent mass, temperature, and initial concentration of studied ion on the sorption process has been studied using batc...
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A facile strategy toward modification of aluminium filings (AF), a waste material from aluminium manufacturing industry, into a highly efficient adsorbent was examined. AF was simply treated with thermal modification to form a cheap adsorbent for Phosphorus (P) removal from aqueous solutions. The results showed that increasing the calcination tempe...
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Three medicinal plants grown wild in Jordan, namely Achillea santolina L, Achillea fragrantisimma, Asteriscus graveolens (Forssk) Less, were extracted with ethyl acetate by continuous shaking at room temperature for three days. The antibacterial activity of the crude extract was evaluated. The extracts were analyzed for their phenolic and flavonoid...
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Dried aerial parts of three medicinal plants grown wild in Jordan, namely Ononis natrix L, Salvia spinosa L. and Salvia verbenace L, were extracted upon soaking with ethyl acetate by continuous shaking at room temperature for three days. The extracts were analyzed for their phenolic and flavonoids content by HPLC-PDA. The HPLC analysis of the plant...
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In this study, geometry optimizations, orbital energies (HOMO-LUMO) and relative stabilities of methylene cyclopentane and 1-methylcyclopentene were investigated by DFT calculations. 1-methylcyclopentene was found to be more stable than methylene cyclopentane isomer with enthalpy value H = 18.518 kJ/mol. Also, the effect of substituents X (F, OH, C...
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In the current study, the removal of Cd(II) ions from aqueous solution using chitosan-iso-vanillin biosorbent has been investigated. The impacts of pH, exposure time, adsorbent dosage and initial amount of studied ion on the removal process have been carried out using batch experiments. The quantity of residual ions has been estimated via atomic ab...
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Dried aerial parts of three medicinal plants grown wild in Jordan, namely Ononis natrix L, Salvia spinosa L. and Salvia verbenace L, were extracted upon soaking with ethyl acetate by continuous shaking at room temperature for three days. The extracts were analyzed for their phenolic and flavonoids content by HPLC-PDA. The HPLC analysis of the plant...
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Viscosity is the most important hydraulic fluid characteristic and it is one of the significant quantities which are affected by pressure and temperature. Using of statistical methods for regression and correlation analysis, any eventual causal association between the melting and boiling points and the Arrhenius-type equation parameters of some cla...
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Lanthanide metal ions make distinctive and essential contributions to recent global proficiency. Extraction and reuse of these ions is of immense significance especially when the supply is restricted. In light of sorption technology, poly(amidoxime-hydroxamic) acid sorbents are synthesized and utilized for the removal of various lanthanide ions (La...
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In the current study, the removal of Orange 2G dye founded in aqueous solutions using TiO2-based nanoparticles has been investigated. TiO2 Nanoparticles were successfully prepared using tetrabutyl ammonium bromide (TTAB) as a surfactant by sol-gel method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, BET surface area, IR and TEM spectroscopy. The experime...
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Nano-bentonite was investigated as a prospect sorbent for the elimination of nickel ions from aqueous solutions. At optimum conditions; pH 6, Ni(II) primary concentration 100 mg/L and adsorbent dosage 0.5 g, the achieved highest adsorption capability was 39.06 mg/g. The isothermal data were modeled with Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. Ther...
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Transport properties, physico-chemical and thermodynamic of fluids are significant for perception of physical phenomena and thermodynamic features and are also required in industrial computations, analytical science, pharmaceutical formulation processes and for scheming and improving manufacturing operations. The majority of such fluid systems mani...
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The electrochemical copolymerization between selenophene and 3-chlorothiophene monomers was successfully realized. The influence of the applied polymerization potential and the monomer feed ratio on the copolymer properties were investigated, and the results revealed that the obtained polymer films strongly depended on the polymerization conditions...
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The electrical conductivity measurements of selenophene-thiophene copolymers were successfully achieved using a four-probe technique. The influence of the polymerization solution, the applied polymerization potential and the monomer feed ratio on the electrical conductivity was investigated. The conductivity of obtained films generally increased wi...
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In situ UV/VIS spectroscopy of selenophenethiophene homo- and copolymer films had been investigated. λ corresponding to the ππ* interband transition was determined. The optical transition with λ from the valence band into the higher bipolaron band was also allocated. Besides, band gap energy (Eg) of the individual homopolymer and the obtained copol...
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Electrochemical copolymerization of selenophene and thiophene was performed at a constant electrode potential. The obtained homopolymer films and copolymers were studied and characterized with cyclic voltammetry and conductivity measurements, from which conductivity values around 13.35 S·cm-1 were determined. The influence of the applied electropol...
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This study represented a novel conducting poly (p-nitroaniline-cop -aminophenol) (P(p-NAn-cop -APh)) material, obtained by elec-trocopolymerization of para-nitroaniline (p-NAn) and para-aminophenol (p-APh) in aqueous sulfuric acid solution. Copolymeriza-tion was carried out using cyclic voltammetry technique on gold electrode with different monomer...
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Electrosynthesis of selenophene-thiophene copolymers was successfully realized at constant electrode potential in a binary solvent system consisting of boron trifluoride-ethyl ether and an additional amount of ethyl ether (mole ratio 1:2). The homo- and copolymer films obtained were studied and characterized with cyclic voltammetry and FTIR spectro...
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A brief selective, introductory overview of applications of non-classical, in particular spectroelectrochemical and theoretical, methods, to various challenges from interfacial and materials electrochemistry as well as electrochemical and chemical kinetics and thermodynamics is provided including representative illustrating examples with particular...
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A brief selective, introductory overview of applications of non-classical, in particular spectroelectrochemical and theoretical, methods, to various challenges from interfacial and materials electrochemistry as well as electrochemical and chemical kinetics and thermodynamics is provided including representative illustrating examples with particular...
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Electrochemical copolymerization of furan and thiophene or 3-chlorothiophene was successfully realized in a solvent system consisting of boron trifluoride ethyl ether (BFEE) + ethyl ether (EE) (ratio 1:2) at constant electrode potential. The addition of trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) (10 % by volume) to BFEE + EE (ratio 1:2) decreased the oxidation pot...
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Die elektrochemische Copolymerisation von Furan und Thiophen oder 3-Chlorothiophen wurde erfolgreich realisiert in einer Elektrolytlösung von Bortrifluorid-Diethylether + Ethylether (Verhältnis 1:2) bei konstantem Elektrodenpotenzial. Die Zugabe von Trifluoroessigsäure (TFA) (10 Vol-%) zu Bortrifluorid-Diethylether + Ethylether (Verhältnis 1:2) ern...
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The electrochemical copolymerization of furan and thiophene was performed at a constant electrode potential in a binary solvent system consisting of boron trifluoride/ethyl ether and an additional amount of ethyl ether (molar ratio = 1 : 2). The obtained homopolymers and copolymers were characterized with cyclic voltammetry and infrared spectroscop...
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Electrochemical copolymerization of furan and 3-chlorothiophene was performed at constant electrode potential in a binary solvent system consisting of boron trifluoride diethyl etherate + ethyl ether (BFEE + EE; ratio 1:2) and trifluoroacetic acid (10% by volume). The homopolymers and copolymers obtained were studied with cyclic voltammetry, in sit...
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Electrochemical copolymerization of furan and thiophene was performed at constant electrode potential in a binary solvent system consisting of boron trifluoride-ethyl ether and an additional amount of ethyl ether (mole ratio 1:2). The homopolymers and copolymers obtained were studied with in situ resonance Raman spectroscopy and in situ conductivit...
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Electrochemical copolymerization of furan and thiophene was performed at constant electrode potential in a binary solvent system consisting of boron trifluoride-ethyl ether and an additional amount of ethyl ether (mole ratio 1:2). The homopolymers and copolymers obtained were studied with in situ UV–vis- and FT-IR-spectroscopy. An electrochemical d...
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The chelation properties of the addition-type polymers poly(amidoxime-hydroxamic acid) and poly(N-methyl amidoxime-N-methyl hydroxamic acid) toward some trivalent lanthanide metal ions [La(III), Nd(III), Sm(III), Gd(III), and Tb(III)] were studied by a batch equilibration technique as a function of contact time, pH, and counterion. The effect of th...

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Spectroelectrochemical investigations of Intrinsically Conducting Polymers
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DFT-B3LYP calculations have been performed on natural products compound by using G09 and Spartan 14 programs for full optimization of geometries.