Muhammad Hassan Agheem

Muhammad Hassan Agheem
University of Sindh · Centre for Pure and Applied Geology

Ph.D

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Introduction
Currently, i am working on different aspects of earth sciences. It includes, mineralogy, geochemsitry, economic geology, clastic sedimentology, environmental geology etc. I usually, use polarizing microscope, XRF, XRD, SEM-EDS, AAS etc to conduct research on various aspects of above mentioned subjects.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - present
University of Sindh
Position
  • Professor
October 2012 - August 2015
University of Sindh
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
December 2007 - October 2012
University of Sindh
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2002 - June 2008
University of Peshawar
Field of study
  • Geology
January 1994 - December 1997
University of Sindh
Field of study
  • Geology

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Publications (72)
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The purpose of this study is to assess heavy metals concentration at various locations in soil of the Badin area by creating GIS-based maps. Twenty soil samples were collected from the study area on various scales using standard methods. Sample concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and cobalt (Co) were an...
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Thirty groundwater samples were collected from the dug well aquifer of Islamkot sub-district, Southern Sindh, Pakistan, during March, 2021 to investigate their hydrogeochemical characteristics and fitness for drinking and irrigation use. The results of multivariate statistical, hydrogeochemical, and chloro-alkaline indices and two-component variabl...
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The present study is aimed to recognize the structural styles of hydrocarbon exploration and petrophysical properties of the LGF. The 2-D seismic and well log data set is composed of three seismic lines and well log data of Chak 66–1. Five horizons have been marked with the help of well to seismic tie namely tops of Ranikot, Parh, upper Goru, lower...
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The primary objective of the current research was to study the depositional environment of the Bara Formation of the Southern Indus Basin. The present study shows a detailed grain-size analysis of seventy (70) sandstone samples (Core samples from 20 boreholes) from Bara Formation, Thar Coalfield, Southern Indus Basin, Pakistan. The textural anal...
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This paper presents petrographic details and geochemical data on gemstone-producing pegmatites and the rocks enclosing them, Sumayar pluton exposed in the vicinity, and chemical composition of a variety of gemstones to elucidate the nature and source of gemstone-forming fluids in the Chumar Bakhoor area of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The p...
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Geothermal water is increasingly used around the world for its exploitation. Bulk electrical resistivity differences can bring significant information on variation of subsurface geothermal aquifer characteristics. The electrical resistivity survey was carried out in Laki range in lower Indus basin in the study area to explore the subsurface geother...
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Groundwater is the most significant resource of fresh water for irrigation in semi-arid areas of the world. Geochemical characteristics of groundwater of taluka Dahili Thar desert was explored by analysing 23 dug well samples via irrigation indices. Physiochemical parameters and various graphical scatter diagrams were used to recognise major geoche...
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This study evaluates engineering properties of soils for the foundation in Tharparkar district. Three boreholes were investigated in the study area at the depths of 8m, 9m and 9m respectively. The area is mainly divided into three zones, i.e. BH-01, BH-02 and BH-03. Groundwater was not encountered in any borehole. The soil profile of all three bore...
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In the present study, CoAl-NO3 Layered Double Hydroxides (CoAl-NO3-LDH) was synthesized and an enolate anion of 4-Aminoacetophenone (AAP) was intercalated into LDH following the reconstruction approach. The CoAl-NO3-LDH and CoAl-AAP-LDH were characterized by Fourier-Transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron...
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The core samples of B member of upper sand reservoir rocks of the lower Goru Formation from three wells of the Badin block were studied using thin section, XRD, and SEM techniques to investigate the diagenetic trends and their effect on reservoir quality. Microscopic study indicates that the B sand unit is mature with quartz as the predominant mine...
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The presented work demonstrates the preparation of copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) via aqueous leaves extract of Ziziphus mauritiana L. (Zm) using hydrazine as a reducing agent. Various parameters such as volume of extract, concentration of hydrazine hydrate, concentration of copper chloride, and pH of the solution were optimized to obtain Ziziphus ma...
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The mineralogical and geochemical studies on the celestite and gypsum deposits at the GanjoTakkar area of Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan in the stratigraphic horizons of Meting Shale and Laki Limestone belonging to the Laki Formation of the Eocene (Ypresian) ageare conducted to decipher their mode of formation. A total of 07 samples were collected duri...
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In the present study, Chemical Co-precipitation method was used to synthesize magnetic Iron oxide nanoparticles and applied them as fertilizer. Various sophisticated techniques were employed to confirm the surface morphology and crystalline structure of engineered nanomaterial i.e. TEM, FESEM, FTIR, XRD and BET. The growth and mitigation effects we...
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Atrazine-imprinted reduced graphene oxide composite with its enhanced functionalities and porous surface was successfully synthesized and applied for the selective determination of atrazine in complex matrices. Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diff...
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A simple, sensitive and reliable electrochemical sensor has been developed based on CuO nanostructures modified glassy carbon electrode for simultaneous determination of hydroquinone (HQ) and ascorbic acid (AA). The CuO nano material was synthesized by aqueous chemical growth method using different sources of OH. The characterization of nano materi...
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A novel Poly [bis-µ-3,5-dinitro-2-oxidobenzoato) (py) Cu II]/(C12H7CuN3O7) was synthesized by a self assemble method at room temperature. The molecular structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic system, space group P 2 1/c with lattice parameters of a = 10.2143, b = 5.1651 and c = 26.608,...
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THE PALAEO-SALINITIES OF THE DESPOSITIONAL WATERS DURING THE DEPOSITION OF “KUSSAK FORMATION” OF CAMBRIAN AGE, EXPOSED AT SALT RANGE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN Taj Mahmood Rana*, Abdul Rahim Rajpar**, Sarfraz Hussain Solangi*** Muhammad Hassan Agheem***, Aamir Yaseen**and Ashfaq Ahmad Solangi** ABSTRACT The elemental sulphur was investigated in 128 sample...
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Abstract: Eleven samples of Warchha Sandstone exposed at Katha area, Salt Range, Pakistan were collected for their clay mineral studies. Qualitative and semi-quantitative analyses were carried out on less than 2 µ fraction size using X-ray diffraction technique. The studies reveal the occurrence of illite, kaolinite and illite- vermiculite as the m...
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The NPIC is the part of northwestern Indian craton and is the Pakistan ward continuity of the MIS. The granitic gneiss is found at Rannpur pluton body of the NPIC in the form of a small roof pendant structure exhibiting alternation and contortion of felsic and mafic minerals. Similar granitic gneiss exposures are reported from MIS at Erinpura grani...
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Liberation size plays a significant role to select a correct and successful concentration method for natural iron ores. This paper aims to evaluate the liberation size of two newly discovered iron ores, namely Zard Koh and Kulli Koh, existing in Chagai region of Pakistan. Zard Koh iron ore is mainly composed of maghemite along with the pyrite, chlo...
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For the first time from eastern Neo-Tethys southwest Pakistan, the genera Alveolina is studied for detailed morphometry, biostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleobiogeography reconstruction. The late Paleocene and early Eocene Lakhra and Laki formations are selected for the present research. Four sections were logged and sampled including Khanu Brohi...
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For the first time from eastern Neo-Tethys southwest Pakistan, the genera Alveolina is studied for detailed morphometry, biostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleobiogeography reconstruction. The late Paleocene and early Eocene Lakhra and Laki formations are selected for the present research. Four sections were logged and sampled including Khanu Brohi...
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The Bara Formation at Bhit Nala Section (BHNS) deposited during Middle Paleocene in southern Indus basin is evaluated for its provenance based on petrography, major element geochemistry and heavy mineral analysis. Lithologically, the Bara Formation is mainly composed of sandstone which is interbedded with conglomeratic sandstone, siltstone, carbona...
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The Nagar Parkar area contains three distinct groups of rocks, from oldest to youngest, (1) basement rocks ranging in composition from mafic to (quartz)diorite, tonalite, granite, and younger granodiorite, (2) granite plutons similar in general features to those of the Malani Igneous Suite of Rajasthan, and (3) abundant mafic, felsic and rhyolitic...
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We present a simple and green approach for synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNps) using analgesic drug diflunisal (DF) as capping and stabilizing agent in aqueous solution. Characterization of the synthesized diflunisal-derived gold nanoparticles (DF-AuNps) was performed by ultraviolet–visible (UV–Vis) spectroscopy, revealing the surface plasmon a...
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U-Pb zircon data for the rocks from Wadhrai body belonging to the Nagar Parkar igneous complex was acquired and processed for age dating using 207U-235Pb and 206U-238Pb isotopes. Isotopic investigations of two samples (Adamelite and Pink Granite) for U-Pb were performed using LA-ICP-MS (ArF Excimer laser ablation system with Agilent 7700x) availabl...
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Kharsar hill is one of many granitic plutons comprising the Nagar Parkar igneous complex. The eastern part of the hill is occupied by grey-pink granite (earlier) and the western part by pink granite (later). They are composed of perthite, quartz, and plagioclase, with minor opaque oxide, biotite, titanite, local amphibole, and secondary chlorite, e...
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This study was conducted to determine Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr and Co in the soils of district Badin, Sindh, Pakistan. Badin is located near coastal area of Sindh province. Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD), Kadhan Pateji Outfall Drain (KPOD) and the Dhoro Puran Outfall Drain (DPOD) elevates storm-runoff, agricultural excessive water, industrial and municip...
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Herein, we report a facile method for the synthesis of silver nanochains (Ag nanochains) using pyridine as growth directing agent and citrate ions as capping agents in alkaline medium. The characterization of the synthesized high aspect ratio Ag nanochains was accomplished with the help of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and High Resolution...
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Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 3817-3826, February 2016 Online ISSN: 1920-3853; Print ISSN: 1715-9997 Available online at www.cjpas.net MODE OF OCCURRENCE OF MERCURY IN LIGNITE DEPOSITS OF SINDH, PAKISTAN *Imdadullah Siddiqui1, Muhammad Hassan Agheem1 and Muhammad Tahir Shah2 1Center for Pure and Applied Geology...
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Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 3817-3826, February 2016 Online ISSN: 1920-3853; Print ISSN: 1715-9997 Available online at www.cjpas.net MODE OF OCCURRENCE OF MERCURY IN LIGNITE DEPOSITS OF SINDH, PAKISTAN *Imdadullah Siddiqui1, Muhammad Hassan Agheem1 and Muhammad Tahir Shah2 1Center for Pure and Applied Geology...
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The Wadhrai igneous body occurs to the north of the Nagar Parkar town. This and other bodies constituting the Nagar Parkar Igneous Complex are an extension of the Malani Igneous Suite of western Rajasthan. The body is occupied by petrographically uniform granite composed of perthite, albitic plagioclase, quartz, and small quantities of biotite, opa...
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Structural styles evolved in various tectonic settings are extremely important and most prolific in the accumulation of hydrocarbons. Variety of structural styles or broadly interrelated structures are associated with unified mechanism of their formation. The study area is the southern part of Sindh Monocline located in Lower Indus Basin of Pakista...
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The coal resources of Sindh are encased into two stratigraphic horizons; Bara Formation (Middle Paleocene) and Sonhari member of Laki Formation (Eocene). Being coal bearing Formation of Thar coalfield, the Bara Formation warrants a detailed geochemical study of its sediments for better understanding of depositional environment and sedimentary proce...
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Pegmatites of granitic composition intrude the Dassu orthogneiss of the Asian plate in the Shigar Valley of Pakistan. On the basis of field and petrographic studies, these pegmatites are distinguished into evolved and simple pegma-tites. The evolved pegmatites are further distinguished as muscovite-tourmaline-beryl-garnet and muscovite-tourmaline p...
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Selective flocculation of hematite from hematite-quartz system in the presence of high concentration of polyvalent metal ions Ca2+,Mg2+ and Fe3+ ions is the worldwide issue due to which successful flocculation scheme for the natural iron ores is not achieved yet. Present work, therefore, aims to find out the suitable condition where adverse effect...
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Pegmatites of granitic composition intrude the Dassu orthogneiss of the Asian plate in the Shigar Valley of Pakistan. On the basis of field and petrographic studies, these pegmatites are distinguished into evolved and simple pegma-tites. The evolved pegmatites are further distinguished as muscovite-tourmaline-beryl-garnet and muscovite-tourmaline p...
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Mineral chemistry of Shigar valley pegmatites, Skardu, Pakistan: an evidence for source lithologies and origin Muhammad Hassan Agheem1*, Mohammad Tahir Shah2, Tahseenullah Khan3and Humaira Dars1 1Centre for Pure and Applied Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan 2National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Pe...
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Hyderabad is seventh largest city of Pakistan and second largest city of Sindh located on the left bank of Indus River with rapid growth of infrastructure and automobiles. Recently the city holds a large number of automobiles in the total area of 3198 square kilometers. Road deposited and suspended air sediments were collected and analyzed to chec...
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Geological mapping and detailed petrography suggest that the Dinsi area is principally occupied by medium-grained porphyritic granite, and quartz monzonite which covers the western part of the outcrop area. The granite is composed of perthite, quartz, some plagioclase, opaque oxide, biotite and/or amphibole, and titanite, whereas the quartz monzoni...
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The Sonda coalfield is located in the 125 km east of Karachi covering an area of about 1400 sq. km. Sonda coal was deposited in the Bara Formation, this Formation contains two main coal-bearing horizons; one is in the upper part and the second is lower part, which is recognized as Jheruck coal zone. In the Bara Formation, coal at Sonda was deposite...
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The Sonda coalfield is located in the 125 km east of Karachi covering an area of about 1400 sq. km. Sonda coal was deposited in the Bara Formation, this Formation contains two main coal-bearing horizons; one is in the upper part and the second is lower part, which is recognized as Jheruck coal zone. In the Bara Formation, coal at Sonda was deposite...
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Eleven samples of Warchha Sandstone exposed at Katha area, Salt Range, Pakistan were collected for their clay mineral studies. Qualitative and semi-quantitative analyses were carried out on less than 2 μ fraction size using X-ray diffraction technique. The studies revealed the occurrence of illite, kaolinite and illite- vermiculite as the most domi...
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A variety of gemstones is being mined in the Shigar valley, Skardu, Pakistan. These include beryl (goshenite and aquamarine), tourmaline (schorl), garnet (almandine–spessartine), apatite, topaz, fluorite, zoisite, clinozoisite, and axinite, mostly occurring in complex or zoned pegmatites and metamorphic rocks. These have been analyzed using electro...