Qualifications: B.Eng., M.Sc. (USM), Ph.D. (UM)
Expertise: Activated Carbon, Carbon Molecular Sieves (CMS), CMS Membrane, Adsorption, Pyrolysis, Waste/Biomass Utilization


    1. Khasri, O.S. Bello, M.A. Ahmad (2018). Mesoporous activated carbon from Pentace species sawdust via microwave-induced KOH activation: optimization and methylene blue adsorption, Research on Chemical Intermediates (In press) (doi: 10.1007/s11164-018-3452-7)
    2. A. Ahmad, N. Ahmad, O.S. Bello (2018). Statistical optimization of adsorption process for removal of synthetic dye using watermelon rinds, Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (In press) (doi:10.1007/s40808-017-0269-0).
    3. N.H.W. Zainal, S.H. Tan, M.A. Ahmad (2017). Carbon membranes prepared from a polymer blend of polyethylene glycol and polyetherimide, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 40(1), 94-102
    4. Musa, P.C. Han, F.H. Kasim, S.C.B. Gopinath, M.A. Ahmad (2017), Turning oil palm empty fruit bunch waste into substrate for optimal lipase secretion on solid state fermentation by Trichoderma strains, Process Biochemistry, 63, 35-41.
    5. A. Ahmad, N.S. Afandi, O.S. Bello (2017). Optimization of process variables by response surface methodology for malachite green dye removal using lime peel activated carbon, Applied Water Science, 7, 717-727.
    1. Production of microwave-assisted carbon adsorbent for wastewater treatment.
    2. Production of carbon molecular sieve for gas separation.
    3. Pyrolysis of biomass/agrowaste for solid fuel/char production.
    1. Development of hollow fiber carbon membranes from polymer for gas separation.
    2. Synthesis of activated carbon from hard wood by microwave heating for dyes removal: Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic studies.
    3. Functionalized adsorbent from biomass/agrowaste for heavy metals removal
    1. Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic of dyes adsorption on biomass based activated carbon.
    2. Activated carbon from biomass/agrowaste prepared via microwave irradiated for dye removal.
    3. Modified polymeric adsorbent for dye removal.