Hameed Sulaiman

Hameed Sulaiman
Sultan Qaboos University | SQU · Department of Biology

PhD (Environmental Science)

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Introduction
Research experience in various fields of Environment management such as pollution monitoring & remediation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Waste management & conversion. Currently working on Carbon sequestration, Climate change mitigation, Environmental regulatory frameworks.

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Publications (53)
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Middle East and North African (MENA) countries over the decades are experiencing rapid industrial and infrastructural growth combined with being the global hub of oil and gas industries. These economic transformations are associated with release of air pollutants including urban air toxics (UAT) through industrial, traffic, and constructional activ...
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Emerging evidence from epidemiological studies has shown that exposure to particulate matter (PM) affects brain and neurological health in addition to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. This poses serious public health issue, especially in developing countries with weak air pollution control policies and mitigation approaches. The study aimed...
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Heavy metal contamination of Hg, As, Cu, Cr, Zn, and Pb was investigated in three different fractions 45, 125, and 200 μm of road dust in Muscat, Oman. Dust samples were collected from three different traffic roads, viz. high, medium, and low based on traffic volume and then sieved individually before they analyzed using inductively coupled plasma...
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A survey was conducted in Muscat/Oman between February and May of 2020, with a total of 1289 respondents to investigate public knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes about the air pollution via online questionnaire. We considered the disparity among gender, age and education level in four main aspects, viz. sources of access to information, knowledge...
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A survey was conducted in Muscat/Oman between February and May of 2020, with a total of 1289 respondents to investigate public knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes about the air pollution via online questionnaire. We considered the disparity among gender, age and education level in four main aspects, viz. sources of access to information, knowledge...
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Mangroves in coastal cities are under threat due to development pressures. However, mangrove ecosystems can serve as a potential carbon sink for mitigating the impacts of climate change. The main objective of this study was to estimate the carbon sequestration potential of mangroves in the Al-Qurm natural reserve, Muscat, Oman. The reserve was clas...
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Arid urban green spaces provide numerous environmental benefits including carbon sequestration. This study assesses the carbon stock potential of urban tree plantations and turf grass landscapes in selected locations in Muscat, Oman. Urban trees and turf grasses were sampled via 30 × 30 m and 0.25 × 0.25 m quadrats, respectively. The carbon stocks...
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PM10 and PM2.5 samples were collected using the particulates E-Sampler from congested roads in three major cities of Oman. The average PM10 concentration varied from 35.87 µg/m 3 in Salalah during the monsoon season to 18.95 µg/m 3 in Sohar. PM2.5 concentration ranged from 20.74 µg/m 3 in Muscat to 7.20 µg/m 3 in Sohar. Average concentrations of PM...
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The number and production capacities of greenhouse farms have been increased across the globe, driven by an effort for addressing food security problems related to the rapid population growth and the effects of climate change. As a result, there was a large increase in the number of greenhouse farm workers who are typically involved in chemical pre...
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Dust samples from roads classified based on traffic volumes (low, medium and high traffic) were collected from Muscat, Oman, and then analyzed for a dozen heavy metals. Their contents varied widely with mercury and iron, having the lowest and highest concentrations (0.59–0.80 and 406.10–429.00 ppm, respectively). Contrary to most metals detected, m...
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Climate variability poses serious livelihood problems in most developing countries, especially in farming communities. This study assessed the vulnerability to climate change in two cocoa growing districts in Ghana. A total of 400 households from both districts were surveyed. Data were collected on socio-demographics, livelihoods, social networks,...
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Muscat, the capital city of Oman, is influenced by increasing urbanization. This preliminary study was conducted in Al-Multaqaa landfill in Muscat. The main objective of the study is to generate baseline data by assessing the generation rate and composition of the disposed Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and estimating the greenhouse gas emissions from...
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Climate variability poses serious livelihood problems in most developing countries, especially in farming communities. This study assessed the vulnerability to climate change in two cocoa growing districts in Ghana. A total of 400 households from both districts were surveyed. Data were collected on socio-demographics, livelihoods, social networks,...
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Urban areas are proven sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, but urban greenery offers an opportunity to mitigate climate change impacts. Satellite remote sensing is valuable tool in assessing current and historical carbon stock dynamics. In this study, we estimated above-ground carbon (AGC) stock within four land use types inclu...
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Climate change is a global issue, caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting in many adverse effects. One of the many responses to the climate change impact is to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Al-Qurm Nature Reserve in Muscat city of Oman is a mangrove vegetation protected by law as conservation area. C...
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Green landscapes in Muscat governorate provides environmental benefits and ecosystem services. In addition, the trees and date palms offers an opportunity to mitigate climate change by removing excess CO2 in the atmosphere which is the main cause of global warming.The study seeks to estimate carbon stock and sequestration in selected locations in M...
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Agricultural production in Ethiopia is mostly dependent on rain water and this kind of production system is severely affected by climatic irregularities. Thus, it is increasingly becoming obvious that reuse of wastewater especially, industrial effluent is one promising solution. Conversely, without detailed investigation, based on knowledge of the...
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Depending on the rapid growth in infrastructural developments along with the increasing of human population, quality of cities is being deteriorated globally. Assurance of environmental quality is essential for urban planning and developments. This paper presents the potential application of urban green areas as an indicator of urban environmental...
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Oman is a fast developing country where about 76% of registered vehicles as of 2014 were private cars with approximately one private car per household. The growth of automobile is faster than the growth of human population. From 2000-2009, Omani population has increased by 2% per annum while automobile usage in the country has increased by 4.3%. Th...
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries approximately have 40% of world's proven oil reserves and 21.7% of world's known gas reserves. Low energy costs compiled with low taxation make it lucrative to foreign energy-intensive companies to operate in the region. Energy consumption in GCC has increased by 74% in the period between 2000 and 2010 a...
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The agro-ecology based classification was used to analyze the vulnerability of Lake Tana sub-basin (LTSB) to shocks induced by CC. One hundred and fifty households were surveyed in LTSB and data were collected on sociodemographics, livelihoods, social networks, health, food and water security, natural disasters and climate variability. Data collect...
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Water quality determinants are important indicators for monitoring changes in physical, chemical and biological properties of aquatic ecosystems, and are excellent sentinels for demonstrating linkages between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In this study triplicates of water samples were collected from onshore and offshore locations in Lake Cha...
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Protection of the ecosystems ultimately contributes towards their sustainability. Presence of high levels of toxic metals in seafood is considered as an environmental warning for possible influences on the ecosystem components and public health. This research quantified the concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn),...
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Water for irrigation and cultivable soil is very precious and more crucial for sustainable farming in arid environments. Sohar Industrial Area in Oman is the major industrial zone operating in a confined area closer to agriculture farms. This study aims to assess the physiochemical parameters in soils and the water used for irrigation in these farm...
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Water quality is a critical factor affecting human health and welfare. This study aimed at examining the physico-chemical and bacteriological quality of drinking water in Adama town. A total of 107 triplicate water samples were examined; 1 from inlet point (raw water), 1 from outlet (the water after treatment, 1 from reservoir (treated water stored...
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Protection of the ecosystems ultimately contributes towards their sustainability. Presence of high levels of toxic metals in seafood is considered as an environmental warning for possible influences on the ecosystem components and public health. This research quantified the concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn),...
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The success of waste management requires accurate data on generation and composition of waste which is pivotal for the decisions towards the appropriate waste management system. At present there is no data available on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation and composition collected systematically in Oman. Hence, this preliminary study was conducte...
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Establishing environmental institutions will aid in providing effective responses on any changes in the status of environment by improving the current policies by having solid management strategies to combat environmental degradation. All the six member countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have established similar environmental instituti...
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Establishing environmental institutions will aid in providing effective responses on any changes in the status of environment by improving the current policies by having solid management strategies to combat environmental degradation. All the six member countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have established similar environmental instituti...
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This review paper details the current status of environmental impact assessment (EIA) legislation framework and procedures of implementation of EIA systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council States. The paper discusses the similarities and the different practice approaches of EIA studies between the States through assessment criteria of EIA systems. P...
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The presence of heavy metals in landfill leachate pose a risk to the environment especially in unlined landfills where dissipation of leachate into ground water might occur. This study is focused on the assessment of heavy metals in leachate of Al Amerat unlined landfill in the Sultanate of Oman. Leachate samples were collected from leachate pools...
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The most essential issue in a resettlement process is the selection of a most appropriate site that offers best of the features required for people to lead a reasonably satisfactory life. A relocation site, therefore, must be very carefully selected considering a plethora of environmental parameters, both of bio-physical and socio-economic nature a...
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The success of waste management requires accurate data on generation and composition of waste which is pivotal for the decisions towards the appropriate waste management system. At present there is no data available on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation and composition collected systematically in Oman. Hence, this preliminary study was conducte...
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The effects of elevated levels (40, 80 and 120 ppb) of ozone and elevated levels (350, 400 and 450 ppb) of carbon dioxide, alone and in combination, were studied on the germinated young tree seedling of Medicago sativa. Parameters related to growth, biochemical and leaf nutrient parameters were measured using standard methods. The results showed th...
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This review paper details the current status of EIA legislation and comparative evaluation of EIA systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States through assessment criteria of EIA regulations framework and procedures of implementation of EIA studies between the States. A set of recommendations on how such practices can be enhanced and improve...
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Heavy metal accumulation in soils caused by industrialization has become a potential threat due to its availability to crops and their subsequent transformation in the food chain. Sohar Industrial Area in Oman has large number of industries operating in a confined area closer to agriculture farms which cultivates alfalfa as fodder for their livesto...
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This review paper details the current status of EIA legislation and comparative evaluation of EIA systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States through assessment criteria of EIA regulations framework and procedures of implementation of EIA studies between the States. A set of recommendations on how such practices can be enhanced and improve...
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Solid waste management is the most difficult task that many countries, both developing and developed, are facing now-a-days. Landfill is one of the easy and cost-effective management systems used in many parts of the world to dispose off solid wastes. However, inappropriate location and mismanagement will result in environmental pollution and publi...
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The aerobic composting potential and quality of Source Separated Municipal Solid Waste (SSMSW) was studied using four different treatments for over 80 days. Four different types of treatments using different inoculums were used for the composting of source separated municipal solid waste. The phytotoxicity tests of the different types of compost sa...
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Coffee pulp and husk are the main by-products generated by the coffee processing station and are disposed into arable land and surface water. Due to the contribution of these by-products to environmental pollution, environmentally friendly disposal methods are necessary. Therefore, composting as environmental friendly option for utilization of coff...
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In this study, Cladodes, which is a plate like section of Opuntia ficus indica, were characterized for their physical properties, total solids (TS) and volatile solides (VS) and they were assessed in five combinations with or without cow dung for their suitability to biogas production in 2.8 L triplicate batch digesters. The highest total biogas yi...
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Being at the top of the food chain, man is the main receiver of unwanted metals through vegetable consumption. The situation is exacerbated in developing countries due to the lack of regulations where people consume vegetables grown using polluted soil and water. Most of the research works conducted in Addis Ababa revealed that the concentration of...
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The machinery “Environmental Education” is to work towards sustainable development at different levels. Arguments exist on the factors accountable towards environmental damages. Human intervention, ranging from local to global level on environmental issues has been realized. Hence, formal and informal education is the identified tool for transforma...

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