Marwan M. Batiha

Marwan M. Batiha
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University | AHU · Department of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Cooling of cold storage space in hot climates consumes significant amounts of energy, which can be conserved with the help of thermal insulators. The main goal of this study is to conduct a life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis over a period of 10 years in order to determine the optimum insulation thickness (OIT), energy saving, and pay-back period for mi...
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The aim of this paper was to study the effect of tribenzylamine and pyridine on the kinetics of the hydrolysis reaction of benzoyl chloride in water-dioxane solution. The benzoyl chloride and water initial concentrations were 0.005 and 1 mol/L, respectively. While, the initial concentrations of pyridine and tribenzylamine varied in the range of 0.0...
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Wastewater generated from phosphoric acid industry poses a real environmental challenge. This water contains valuable components the utilization of which can contribute to the conservation of natural resources. Water sample from an effluent pond of a phosphoric acid plant was collected and characterized for its physical and chemical properties. The...
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A wide variety of semi-volatile organic chemicals (SVOCs) are still in use in agricultural practices. A proper understanding of the environmental fate and ecotoxicological risk associated with these compounds can aid decision making, particularly regarding product registration and licensing. The aim of this paper is to expand the use of a previousl...
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Adsorption of SO2 onto Jordanian zeolitic tuff (ZT) was examined in this work. ZT samples were characterized by XRD, XRF, BET and TGA analyses. The sorption process was carried out in a fixed bed column at different operating conditions. The unique measuring technique, namely UIC sulfur coulometer, for SO2 measurement was adopted in this work. Upta...
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The effluent ponds from phosphoric acid and fertilizer industries are a worldwide problem. Wastewater in these ponds contains high concentration of acids and heavy metals that seriously contaminates the environment and underground water. On the other hand, it contains valuable components such as phosphoric acid, fluorine and flousilicic acid. In th...
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Oil shale in Jordan and elsewhere faces many obstacles that hinder its utilisation. Recent developments of the utilization of Jordanian oil shale include the establishment of power generation companies that depend on the technology of atmospheric fluidized bed combustion systems (FBC). Sintering is believed to have been the main cause of many opera...
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The main object of this study was to study the effect of pyridine, 2-methyl pyridine, 3-methyl pyridine, 2,6-dimethyl pyridine, quinoline and tribenzylamine on the hydrolysis kinetics of benzoyl chloride in water-dioxane solutions. The investigation has been made by means of gas-liquid chromatography measurements. Almost equal rate constants have b...
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A wide variety of semi-volatile organic chemicals (SVOCs) are still in use in agricultural practices. A proper understanding of the environmental fate and ecotoxicological risk associated with these compounds can aid decision making, particularly regarding product registration and licensing. The aim of this paper is to expand the use of a previousl...
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Unlike the chemistry underlying the self-coupling of phenoxy (C6H5O) radicals, there are very limited kinetics data at elevated temperatures for the reaction of the phenoxy radical with other species. In this study, we investigate the addition reactions of O2, OH, and NO2 to the phenoxy radical. The formation of a phenoxy-peroxy is found to be very...
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This work presents a study on the capacity of oil shale ash to remove sulphur dioxide from air streams before escaping into the atmosphere. Slurries of different concentrations of this ash showed an uptake capacity of 4 x 10(-4) mol SO2/g ash obtained after 250 sec. This value increases with the increase of solution pH, temperature, and ash concent...
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Reaction and activation energy barriers are calculated for the H abstraction reactions (C6H5SH + X• → C6H5S + XH, X = H, OH and HO2) at the BB1K/GTLarge level of theory. The corresponding reactions with H2S and CH3SH are also investigated using the G3B3 and CBS-QB3 methods in order to demonstrate the accuracy of BB1K functional in finding activatio...
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The reaction of aniline with hydrogen atom is investigated herein using the hybrid meta-DFT functional of BB1 K. Hydrogen atom is found to preferentially add at an ortho position. However, the fate of the o-(C 6H 5NH 2)H adduct is found to be solely the deactivation of the initial addition channel. The rate constant for the abstraction channel (C 6...
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Supporting Information Available: Calculated total energies, zero-point energies, Cartesian coordinates, moments of inertia, and vibrational frequencies of all structures.
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The effect of reaction conditions on the precipitation of sodium hexafluorosilicate produced from waste hexafluorosilicic acid The purpose of the study is to investigate the optimum conditions for the precipitation of sodium hexafluorosilicate (Na 2 SiF 6 ) from waste hexafluorosilicic acid, an effluent from the phosphoric acid industry. Sodium chl...
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There is wide acceptance of the hypothesis that links health effects with the presence of atmospheric suspended particles. The goal of this paper was to study the elemental analysis of atmospheric particles in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) campus. Sampling was performed in one of UKM's students resident areas called college Zaa'ba. Sampl...
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Kaolinite clay was tested for removal of lead ions from aqueous solution. This clay was washed with sulfuric acid solution followed by chemical surface modification using 3-chloropropyltriethoxysilane and sodium hydroxide. XRF results showed that silica to alumina ratio was 2.8:1 for the treated sample compared to 1.6:1 for the raw one.XRD analysis...
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Many pesticides used in agricultural activities are considered environmentally non-volatile. The main purpose of this paper is to develop multimedia model to be used as a tool to predict the overall fate and transport of non-volatile organic chemicals (NVOCs) dynamic in the agro-ecosystem. The model was developed based on the EQuilibrium Criterion...
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A Multimedia Agricultural Model (MAM) for predicting the fate and transport of Non-Volatile Organic Chemicals (NVOCs) in the agricultural environment was presented. It is an expanded and modified version of the three compartmental model introduced by Batiha and co-authors in 2007, which is an aquivalence-based level IV. MAM considered five environm...
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Multimedia dynamic model of the fate of non-volatile organic chemicals (NVOC) in the agricultural environment is described. The modeled environment, consisting of up to three major surfaces environmental compartments, includes air, agricultural soil, and surface water. This model is based on the aquivalence approach suggested by Mackay and co-worke...
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The objective of this study is to investigate the toxic effects of Ruta graveolens (250 rag/kg body weight) on the reproductive system after administration to female Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 250-300 g for two time periods of 4 and 12 weeks. Twenty adult female rats were divided into two groups and exposed to Ruta graveolens diet at a concentrat...
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A non-catalytic process of ethylene oxide (EO) hydrolysis producing monoethylene glycol (MEG), diethylene glycol (DEG), and triethylene glycol (TEG) has been considered. The reactor unit consists of three basic elements: a stirred mixing tank, a heat exchanger and a tubular reactor. Mathematical models of these three basic elements have been develo...
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A large class of consecutive-parallel addition reactions with a large number of steps has been considered. The system of differential equations describing the kinetics of consecutive-parallel reactions in the non-catalytic process of ethylene oxide hydrolysis has been investigated. By a series of assumptions it is possible to obtain the analytical...
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Removal of SO2 From Effluent Streams: Novel Approach to Minimize SO2 Emission from Potential Jordanian Oil Shale Processing Plant in the Future
Archived project
To introduce a methodology for ranking and comparing of new and existing NVOCs used in agricultural activities, which is needed for government agencies decision making and pesticides testing.