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Research

• Main Research Areas

  • Biomass Pre-Treatment (Drying and Size Reduction, Torrefaction, and Oil Extraction)
  • Biomass and Biofuels Characterization (Ultimate Analysis, Proximate Analysis, Heating Value, Physical Properties, and Chemical Properties)
  • Biomass Conversion Technologies (Anaerobic Digestion, Fermentation, Transesterification, Pyrolysis, Gasification, and Combustion)
  • Biofuel Testing (Biogas, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Bio-oil, Bio-char, and Syngas) 
  • Biomass Process System Engineering (Modeling, Simulation, Optimization, Life-cycle Analysis, Economic Analysis, and Process Integration). 

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• Research Projects

  • “Development and Simulation of Integrated System for the Hydrogen Production from Waste via Anaerobic Digestion, Dry Reforming and Steam Gasification”. Competitive Project [Amount Secured: 48,000 AED], University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • “Development of Systematic Algorithm for the Production of Synthetic Natural Gas for Vehicles (SNGV) from Biomass”. Competitive Project [Amount Secured: 64,000 AED], University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • “Energy efficient and cost-effective hydrogen production process development form date pits via steam gasification”. Seed Project [Amount Secured: 40,000 AED], University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • “Renewable and Alternative Fuels (Biodiesel and Biogas) from UAE Plants: Production Enhancement and Combustion Improvement using Nanoparticles”. Collaborative Research Grant (Internal/External) [Amount Secured: 400,000 AED], University of Sharjah / Sharjah Research Academy, United Arab Emirates

  • “Sustainable solid waste management using plasma gasification: waste characterization, syngas production, and power generation”. Targeted Research project (Internal) [Amount Secured: 198,000 AED], University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • “Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Camel Farm Wastes”. Collaborative Research Project [Amount Secured: $10,000 / 1-year.]  – 2018

  • “Experimental Assessment and Life Cycle Analysis of State-of-the-art Manure Management Technologies in the UAE”. Competitive Research Grant [Amount Secured: $30,000 / 2-year] - 2018, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • “Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Farm Substrates”. Collaborative Research Project [Amount Secured: $20,000 / 1-year.] – 2018, Al-Rawabi Dairy Company (UAE) / University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 

  • “Continuous Pilot-scale Operation of Microbial Fuel Cells for Simultaneous Energy Production and Wastewater Treatment under Realistic Operating Conditions”. Competitive Research Grant [Amount Secured: $30,000 / 2-year.] – 2017, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 

  • “Assessment of Waste to Energy Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management in the UAE”. Seed Research Grant [Amount Secured: $10,000 / 1-year.] – 2017, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emiratis