Dr. Malyuba Abudaabes

Dr. Malyuba Abudaabes

Associate Professor

Petroleum
Email: m.abudaabes@ack.edu.kw
Qualification: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA

Architecture of advanced nano-structured materials for separation applications
  • Development of novel chelate-based sorbent technology for the control of air toxics such as, mercury from flue gases
  • Synthesis of adsorbents with high specificity and process stability
  • A patent for this novel technology has been filed with the University of Cincinnati
Trace Metal speciation in Air Pollution
  • Speciation of oxidized
  • Elemental mercury in the gas phase
Adsorption Fundamentals and Separation
  • Isotherm modeling on heterogeneous adsorbents.
  • Mechanisms of liquid aromatic adsorption on activated carbon.
  • Gas contactor design and process evaluation.
  • Ceramic membranes for water desalination
Development of composite multi-layered inorganic membranes for use in water desalination with focus on natural clay resources. Membrane support and multilayers are prepared by various techniques including pressing/sintering, sol-gel dip and spin coating techniques.
Characterization Techniques
  • Surface and porosity characterization (N2 porosimetry)
  • Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Electron microscopy (SEM)
  • FTIR
  • Elemental analysis
  • Cold-Vapor Atomic Absorption (CVAA)
  • UV-spectroscopy
  • Building lab-scale units for testing gas permeation
  • Water desalination performance
  • Qaroush, A. K., Castillo-Molina, D. A., Troll, C., Abu-Daabes, M. A., Alsyouri, H. M., Abu-Surrah, A. S., and Rieger, B., (2015) [n]-Oligourea-Based Green Sorbents with Enhanced CO2 Sorption Capacity. ChemSusChem, 8, p 1618 –1626. DOI:10.1002/cssc.201402828, (Impact Factor 7.657)
  • Alsyouri, H.M., Abu-Daabes, M.A., Alassali, A., and Lin, YS., (2013). Ordered mesoporous silica prepared by quiescent interfacial growth method - effects of reaction chemistry, Nanoscale Res. Lett., 8, p 484. http://www.nanoscalereslett.com/content/8/1/484 (Impact Factor 2.78)
  • Abu-Daabes, M.A., H. Abu-Qdais, and H. Alsyouri, (2013). Assessment of Heavy Metals and Organics in Municipal Solid Waste Leachates from Landfills with Different Ages in Jordan, J. Environ. Prot., 4, p 344-352.
  • Hindiyeh, M.Y., Abu-Daabes, M., Salti, H.E., (2012). Corporate Environmental Responsibility in Jordan. In Editor: Jamali, D., Sidani, Y., CSR in the Middle East, Fresh Perspectives. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 114-135.
  • Ji, L., Abu-Daabes, M., Pinto, N.G., (2009). Thermally robust chelating adsorbents for the capture of gaseous mercury: Fixed-bed behavior., Chem. Eng. Sci., 64, p 486-491. (Impact Factor 2.674)
  • Abu-Daabes, M., Awwad, A., Al-Ani, H., (2009). Densities and volumetric properties of (N-acetylmorpholine + aromatic hydrocarbon) binary mixtures from T = (293.15 K to 343.15) K, J. Chem. Thermodyn., 41, p 123-129. (Impact Factor 2.531)
  • Abu-Daabes, M., Awwad, A., (2008). Volumetric and Viscometeric Properties of Aqueous Solutions of N-(2-hydroxyethyl)morpholine at T=(293.15, 303.15, 313.15, 323.15, 333.15) K, J. Chem. Thermodyn., 40, p 874–878. (Impact Factor 2.531)
  • Awwad, A., Abu-Daabes, M., (2008). Densities, Viscosities and Excess Properties of N-Methylmorpholine + Cyclohexane, + Benzene, and + Toluene at (298.15, 303.15, 313.15, 323.15) K, J. Chem. Thermodyn., 40, p 645–652. (Impact Factor 2.531)
  • Awwad, A., Alsyouri, H., Abu-Daabes, M., and Jbara, K., (2008). Densities and Volumetric Properties of N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)morphline + Ethanol, + 1-Propanol, + 2-Propanol, + 1-Butanol, and + 2-Butanol at (293.15, 298.15, 303.15, 313.15, 323.15) K, J. Chem. Thermodyn., 40, p 592–598. (Impact Factor 2.531)
  • Hartong, B.H, Abu-Daabes, M., Le, T., Saidan, M., Banerjee, S., (2007). Sludge Dewatering with Cyclodextrins, Water Research, 41, p1201 – 1206. (Impact Factor 6.279)
  • Banerjee, S., Pendyala, K., Buchanan, M., Yang, R., Abu-Daabes, M., (2006). Process-Based Control of HAPs Emissions from Drying Wood Flakes, Environ. Sci. Technol., 40, p 2438 -2441. (Impact Factor 5.330)
  • Cowan, J., Abu-Daabes, M., Banerjee, S., (2005). Controlling Formaldehyde Emissions with Boiler Ash. Env. Sci. Technol., 39, p 5101-5104. (Impact Factor 5.330)
  • Abu-Daabes, M., Pinto, N.G., (2005). Synthesis and Characterization of a Nano-structured Sorbent for the Direct Removal of Mercury Vapor from Flue Gases by Chelation. Chem. Eng. Sci., 60, p 1901-1910. (Impact Factor 2.674)
  • Abu-Daabes, M., Pinto, N.G., (2004). Effect of Surface Oxygen Complexes of Activated Carbon on Phenol Adsorption from Single and Mixed Non-Aqueous Solvents. Separ. Sci. Technol., 39, p. 2997. (Impact Factor 1.171)
Patent
Degouvea-Pinto N R; Abu-Daabes M, High Capacity Materials for Capture of Metal Vapors from Gas Streams, US Patent number US8118916 B2, Feb. 21, 2012