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An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method (2019)
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Hibbert, S., Welham, K., & Zein, S. (2019). An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method. SN applied sciences, 1(11), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1457-5

The production of energy and chemicals from waste biomass is an attractive alternative by comparison with first generation biofuels and fossil feedstocks. This paper investigates oil extraction from spent coffee grounds (SCG) by means of an advanced... Read More about An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method.

Study of mass transfer correlations for rotating packed bed columns in the context of solvent-based carbon capture (2019)
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Oko, E., Wang, M., & Ramshaw, C. (2019). Study of mass transfer correlations for rotating packed bed columns in the context of solvent-based carbon capture. International journal of greenhouse gas control, 91, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102831

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The application of rotating packed beds (RPBs) in solvent-based carbon capture processes, will greatly reduce the physical footprint, capital and operating cost of the process. However, in designing RPBs, correlations for predicti... Read More about Study of mass transfer correlations for rotating packed bed columns in the context of solvent-based carbon capture.

Facile co-sintering process to fabricate sustainable antifouling silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-enhanced tight ceramic ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation (2019)
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Zou, D., Drioli, E., Chen, X., Ke, X., Qiu, M., & Fan, Y. (2020). Facile co-sintering process to fabricate sustainable antifouling silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-enhanced tight ceramic ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation. Journal of membrane science, 593, 117402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117402

Protein separation in medical care applications using tight ceramic ultrafiltration (UF) membranes with multilayer asymmetric structures is hindered by challenges in their fabrication and fouling phenomenon. In this study, a facile co-sintering metho... Read More about Facile co-sintering process to fabricate sustainable antifouling silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-enhanced tight ceramic ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation.

Gas rising through a large diameter column of very viscous liquid: Flow patterns and their dynamic characteristics (2019)
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Hasan, A. H., Mohammed, S. K., Pioli, L., Hewakandamby, B. N., & Azzopardi, B. J. (2019). Gas rising through a large diameter column of very viscous liquid: Flow patterns and their dynamic characteristics. International journal of multiphase flow, 116, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016...tiphaseflow.2019.04.001

Gas-liquid flows are affected strongly by both the liquid and gas properties and the pipe diameter, which control features and the stability of flow patterns and their transitions. For this reason, empirical models describing the flow dynamics can be... Read More about Gas rising through a large diameter column of very viscous liquid: Flow patterns and their dynamic characteristics.

Fabrication of novel carbon quantum dots modified bismuth oxide (α-Bi2O3/C-dots): Material properties and catalytic applications (2018)
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Sharma, S., Mehta, S. K., Ibhadon, A. O., & Kansal, S. K. (2019). Fabrication of novel carbon quantum dots modified bismuth oxide (α-Bi2O3/C-dots): Material properties and catalytic applications. Journal of colloid and interface science, 533, 227-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2018.08.056

The present work reports the facile and the template free sonochemical synthesis of a novel catalyst, α-Bi2O3/C-dots, for the degradation of indigo carmine (IC) dye, its simulated dyebath effluent and levofloxacin under visible light catalysis. The c... Read More about Fabrication of novel carbon quantum dots modified bismuth oxide (α-Bi2O3/C-dots): Material properties and catalytic applications.

The Reduction of Alkynes over Pd-based Catalyst Materials-A Pathway to Chemical Synthesis (2018)
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Ibhadon, A. O., & Kansal, S. K. (2018). The Reduction of Alkynes over Pd-based Catalyst Materials-A Pathway to Chemical Synthesis. Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology, 9(2), https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7048.1000376

Many reactions, including selective hydrogenation of alkynes, take place on solid surfaces. These reactions are vital in many areas of industry including the manufacture of polymers and fine chemicals such as vitamins, fragrances, and drugs. The choi... Read More about The Reduction of Alkynes over Pd-based Catalyst Materials-A Pathway to Chemical Synthesis.

Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment (2017)
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Demirhan, H., Fauzi, A., Skoulou, V. . K., Haywood, S. . . H., & Zein, S. . . H. (2017). Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment. Current Microwave Chemistry, 4(3), https://doi.org/10.2174/2213335604666170719113659

Background: This study investigates the microwave-assisted acid extraction of lignin from wheat straw. Methods: Two experimental design methods, the Central Composite Design (CCD) and the Response Surface Method (RSM) methods were used to select c... Read More about Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment.

Nanoparticulate Pd-Sn Compounds Supported on Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Material and Catalytic Properties (2017)
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Ibhadon, A. O., Francesconi, M. G., & Johnston, S. K. (2017). Nanoparticulate Pd-Sn Compounds Supported on Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Material and Catalytic Properties. Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques, 3(3),

The manufacture of chemicals requires innovation at the catalyst frontier so that processes can be developed with higher energy efficiency and increased facility of separation and recovery of products. Catalysts with high selectivity and activity con... Read More about Nanoparticulate Pd-Sn Compounds Supported on Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Material and Catalytic Properties.

Effect of ions in ionic liquids on the characteristics of cellulose from coconut husk fibres (2016)
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Reh, N. A., Zakaria, R., & Zein, S. H. (2016). Effect of ions in ionic liquids on the characteristics of cellulose from coconut husk fibres. International journal of biomedical engineering and technology, 21(1), 80-94. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBET.2016.076734

This paper reports the properties of cellulose nanowhiskers as new potential biomaterials. Cellulose nanowhiskers were produced from coconut husk fibres using four different anions of ionic liquids: 1-butyl-3-mehtylimidzalium chloride, 1-butyl-3-meht... Read More about Effect of ions in ionic liquids on the characteristics of cellulose from coconut husk fibres.

Influence of solvent exchange time on mixed matrix membrane separation performance for CO2/N2and a kinetic sorption study (2014)
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Jawad, Z. A., Ahmad, A. L., Low, S. C., Chew, T. L., & Zein, S. H. (2015). Influence of solvent exchange time on mixed matrix membrane separation performance for CO2/N2and a kinetic sorption study. Journal of membrane science, 476, 590-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2014.11.008

Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) have recently received attention as an attractive candidate for membrane-based separation, for which MMMs can serve as an alternative to conv... Read More about Influence of solvent exchange time on mixed matrix membrane separation performance for CO2/N2and a kinetic sorption study.

A cellulose acetate/multi-walled carbon nanotube mixed matrix membrane for CO2/N2separation (2013)
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Ahmad, A. L., Jawad, Z. A., Low, S. C., & Zein, S. H. (2014). A cellulose acetate/multi-walled carbon nanotube mixed matrix membrane for CO2/N2separation. Journal of membrane science, 451, 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2013.09.043

Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions have been rising indiscriminately and are becoming a major contributor to Earth's greenhouse effect. One of the most promising means of separating the hazardous CO 2 gas is to develop a cost effective and high-perform... Read More about A cellulose acetate/multi-walled carbon nanotube mixed matrix membrane for CO2/N2separation.

Comparison of the pervaporation performance of various types of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites in the dehydration of acetone (2013)
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Yeang, Q. W., Zein, S. H. S., Sulong, A. B., & Tan, S. H. (2013). Comparison of the pervaporation performance of various types of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites in the dehydration of acetone. Separation and purification technology, 107, 252-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2013.01.031

The present work focuses on the functionalisation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) in order to improve the compatibility and dispersion of MWCNTs in a chitosan (CS) matrix. The resultant PVA-MWCNT/CS nanocompos... Read More about Comparison of the pervaporation performance of various types of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites in the dehydration of acetone.

Cytocompatibility, bioactivity and mechanical strength of calcium phosphate cement reinforced with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and bovine serum albumin (2012)
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Gholami, F., Zein, S. H. S., Gerhardt, L. C., Low, K. L., Tan, S. H., McPhail, D. S., …Boccaccini, A. R. (2013). Cytocompatibility, bioactivity and mechanical strength of calcium phosphate cement reinforced with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and bovine serum albumin. Ceramics international, 39(5), 4975-4983. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2012.11.094

This paper reports on the in vitro cytotoxicity, bioactivity behaviour and mechanical properties of novel injectable calcium phosphate cement filled with hydroxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes and bovine serum albumin (CPC/MWCNT-OH/BSA). To predi... Read More about Cytocompatibility, bioactivity and mechanical strength of calcium phosphate cement reinforced with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and bovine serum albumin.

The electrochemical studies of the corrosion resistance behaviour of hydroxyapatite coatings on stainless steel fabricated by electrophoretic deposition (2012)
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Chew, K. K., Zein, S. H. S., Ahmad, A. L., McPhail, D. S., & Abdullah, M. F. (2013). The electrochemical studies of the corrosion resistance behaviour of hydroxyapatite coatings on stainless steel fabricated by electrophoretic deposition. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 19(4), 1123-1129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2012.12.008

HA was coated on stainless steel (SS) 316L by using electrophoretic deposition to impart corrosion resistance upon SS 316L. Consequently, corrosion behaviour of HA coated SS 316L deposited from applied voltages 10. V to 60. V (denoted as HA/SS316L-10... Read More about The electrochemical studies of the corrosion resistance behaviour of hydroxyapatite coatings on stainless steel fabricated by electrophoretic deposition.

Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT) (2012)
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Hasan, A. H. A. M., Hadawey, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Abdul-Karem, W., & Al-Raheem, K. F. (2012). Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT). International journal of information and education technology, 2(1), 43-58

Unlike single phase flows, the relationship between the phase flow rate and the pressure drop across a differential pressure device (e.g. Venturi) in multiphase flow measurements is not simple and should include the phase volume fractions or the mass... Read More about Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT).

Optimization of the mechanical properties of calcium phosphate/multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin composites using response surface methodology (2011)
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Low, K. L., Tan, S. H., Zein, S. H. S., McPhail, D. S., & Boccaccini, A. R. (2011). Optimization of the mechanical properties of calcium phosphate/multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin composites using response surface methodology. Materials and Design, 32(6), 3312-3319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.02.022

Response surface methodology (RSM) coupled with the central composite design (CCD) was used to optimize the mechanical properties of calcium phosphate cement/multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin (CPC/MWCNTs/BSA) composites. In this stud... Read More about Optimization of the mechanical properties of calcium phosphate/multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin composites using response surface methodology.

Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes/chitosan green nanocomposite membranes and their application in pervaporation (2010)
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Ong, Y. T., Ahmad, A. L., Zein, S. H. S., Sudesh, K., & Tan, S. H. (2011). Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes/chitosan green nanocomposite membranes and their application in pervaporation. Separation and purification technology, 76(3), 419-427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2010.11.013

The aim of this research was to align poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB)-functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) into a chitosan matrix. The MWCNTs were first functionalised with PHB and aligned into a membrane filter template through a filt... Read More about Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes/chitosan green nanocomposite membranes and their application in pervaporation.

Preparation and properties of perovskite-dispersed titania membranes (2010)
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Sani, N. A., Ahmad, A. L., & Zein, S. H. (2010). Preparation and properties of perovskite-dispersed titania membranes. Journal of applied sciences (Asian Network for Scientific Information), 10(12), 1097-1103. https://doi.org/10.3923/jas.2010.1097.1103

Defect-free SrCo 0 8 Fe 0 2 0 3 perovskite-dispersed titania (perovskite-titania) membrane was successfully prepared by sol-gel method combined with wet impregnation process. In this experiment, titania membrane was immersed in a perovskite solution,... Read More about Preparation and properties of perovskite-dispersed titania membranes.

Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties of feldspar filled polypropylene composites (2008)
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Ansari, M. N., Ismail, H., & Zein, S. H. (2009). Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties of feldspar filled polypropylene composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 28(20), 2473-2485. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731684408092377

In this study, the effect of multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforcement on mechanical and morphological properties of MWCNT reinforced feldspar/polypropylene composites was investigated. The composites were compounded in a Polydrive Thermo Ha... Read More about Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties of feldspar filled polypropylene composites.