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Current Reseach Projects

(1) Development of heterogeneous catalysts for production of biodieselfrom palm oil

 

(2) Development of doped-TiO2 photocatalysts for degradation of textile dyes

 

 

 

(3) Development of surfactant-assisted anatase mesoporous TiO2 transparent films for degradation of textile dyes

 

 

 

 

(4) Preparation of activated carbon from agricultural waste by microwave induced chemical activation 

 

 

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(5) Development of mesoporous heterogeneous catalysts for photo-Fenton degradationof water pollutants under visible irradiation

 

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(6) Synthesis of hybrid SBA-15 functionalizedcatalyst for glycerol esterification to fuel additives 

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LABORATORY FACILITIES:

Our laboratory facilities include:

(1) Experimental:


 Experimental set-up for preparation of activated carbons


High-Pressure Parr Reactor system


High-Pressure Batch Reactor


Liquid-phase Adsorption System

 

  
Air Drier

 
Vacuum Oven

Pyrolysis Reactors

         

High-Pressure Reactor

 

      

Photocatalytic Reactor

 

       

Gas Adsorption System

Carbonization Reactor 

Sonicator System

     

Water-bath Shakers

     

High-Pressure Batch Reactors

 

Ultrasonic Water-bath

Multi-reactors system

 

  Photocatalytic microreactor

 

 

Photocatalytic reactor

 

High-Pressure Reactor

 

Photo-Fenton Reactor

 

 

 

(2) Analytical

My laboratory analytical facilities include:

   

UV-vis spectrophotometer 

       

 UV-vis spectrophotometer     

 

Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

 

Gas Chromatogrph

 

 

HPLC

 

 

 

(3) Catalysts & adsorbents characterization:

The Reaction Engineering & Adsorption Research Group also makes considerable use of analytical facilities of the School of Chemical Engineering and the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, School of Biological Sciences and the School of Physics.  These include:

    • BET surface area
    • XRD
    • SEM
    • EDX
    • FTIR
    • TEM
    • TGA
    • XPS

 

Last Updated, April 2015

Top Hottest Articles!

According to a recent   Science Direct report of J. Hazard. Mater.; Desalination; Colloids Surf A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects; Chem. Eng. J. and Fuel Process. Technol., more than 15 of our papers were among Top 25 Hottest Articles accessed in 2007-2012. More..

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Top 10 Cited articles

According to Desalination (Extracted from Scopus on Sat Jan 1 22:08:55 GMT 2011), Journal of Hazardous Materials (Extracted from Scopus (on Sun Jan 2 20:51:48 GMT2011), Chemical Engineering Journal (Extracted from Scopus (on Wed Dec 2921:53:31 GMT 2010) and Dyes and Pigments (Extracted from Scopus on Thu Jan 6 22:47:17 GMT 2011), our following three articles were cited as one of Top 10 Cited articles published in the last five years:

Tan, I.A.W., Ahmad, A.L., Hameed, B.H., Adsorption of basic dye using activated carbon preparedfrom oil palm shell: batch and fixed bed studies, Desalination 225 (2008) 13-28.

Hameed, B.H., Din, A.T.M., Ahmad, A.L., Adsorption of methylene blue onto bamboo-basedactivated carbon: Kinetics and equilibrium studies, Journal of Hazardous Materials 141 (2007) 819-825.

Tan, I.A.W. , Hameed, B.H., Ahmad, A.L., Equilibrium and kinetic studies on basic dye adsorptionby oil palm fibre activated carbon, Chemical Engineering Journal127 ( 2007) 111-119.

Hameed, B.H., Ahmad, A.L., Latiff, K.N.A.,Adsorption of basic dye (methylene blue) onto activated carbon preparedfrom rattan sawdust, Dyes and Pigments, 75 (2007) 143-149.

 

Latest Published Articles

K.L. Tan, B.H. Hameed, Insight into the adsorption kinetics models for the removal of contaminants from aqueous solutions, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 74 (2017) 25-48.

N. Nasuha, S. Ismail, B.H. Hameed, Activated electric arc furnace slag as an effective and reusable Fenton-like catalyst for the photodegradation of methylene blue and acid blue 29,  Journal of Environmental Management, 196 (2017) 323-329.

 

 

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News and Events

Professorial lecture

It is the delight of the READ Group to highlight the successful Professorial lecture of Prof. Bassim H. Hameed. The lecture took place on 15th June 2011 at Engineering Campus of USM, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia.

The title of the lecture was “Agro-Activated Carbons: low-cost, renewable and sustainable for clean environment”. Prof. Bassim, in his Lecture dwelt much on the conversion of waste to useful material. The slogan of the lecture is anchored on “Don’t Waste Waste”. Any waste can be transformed into a potentially useful material. In this delight, Prof. Bassim did justice to his lecture by taking his audience through the process by which various waste can be converted to activated carbon, a material which is very effective in the removal of pollutants from wastewater and air. A clip showing how our river waters are polluted was shown which a motivating factor to finding materials, such as activated carbon and other adsorbent which can be used in the treatment of water. Read more...

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News and Events

Guest Professor at Yunan Minzu University, China

Prof. Dr. Bassim H. Hameed been appointed as a Guest Professor at Yunan Minzu University, China for the period of 2014—2017.

 

USM is the top 20

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the 19th best varsity for Chemical Engineering in Asia, according to the inaugural QS World University Ranking for technical subjects.

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