Publications

Books:

1.   “Handbook of Polymer Degradation,” (Eds. S.H. Hamid, M.B.Amin and A.G. Maadhah), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1992.

 2.      “Thermoplastics Beyond the Year 2000 – A Paradigm,” (Eds. O. Olabisi and A.G. Maadhah),. KFUPM Press, 1996.

 

Chapters in Reports and/or Books:

 

  1. High-Severity Fluid Catalytic Cracking (HS-FCC) Research Program: Annual Report, May 2004 (PN 2156) submitted to the Japanese (JCCP) and KFUPM authorities.

  2. Phase-2 Research Studies on High-Severity Fluid Pilot Plant Studies on HS-FCC Process: Vol. I & II, October 2005, submitted to Japan Cooperation Center - Petroleum, Nippon Oil Corporation, KFUPM and Saudi Aramco.

  3. Natural Vegetable Fibers: A Status Report , M.B.Amin, A.G. Maadhah, and A. M. Usmani, In: “Renewable Resource Materials, New Polymer Sources (C.E.Carraher, Jr. and L.H. Sperling, Eds), Plenum Press, New York, pp 29-39,1986.

  4. Material Damage, Chapter 6, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Report on the Environmental Effects of Ozone        Depletion. A.L. Andrady, M.B. Amin, A.G. Maadhah, S.H. Hamid, K. Fueki, and A. Torikai, Prepared by UNEP International Committee on Effects of Ozone Depletion, 7.1-7.9, March 1989.

  5. Weathering Degradation of Polyethylene. S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah, and M.B. Amin in “Handbook of Polymer Degradation” (S.H. Hamid, M.B. Amin and A.G. Maadhah, Eds.), Marcel Dekker, New York, 1992.

  6. Enhanced Oil Recovery Study for Abqaiq Arab-C Reservoir, A.G. Maadhah, H.K. Asar, M. Amabeoku, and S. Saner, Published by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), Cairo, Egypt, 1992.

  7. Solar Cooling Project (Phase I), Final Report, Two Volumes Submitted to KACST in 1981.

  8. Performance Study of Water Desalination Methods in Saudi Arabia (AR-1-057), Final Report,  Three Volumes, submitted to KACST in 1983.

  9. Effects of  Reduction Conditions on the Properties of Supported Nickel Catalysts (AR-09-064), Final Report, Two Volumes, submitted to KACST in 1990.

  10. Weather-induced Degradation of Plastic Products (AR-10-052).  Final report, two volumes, submitted to KACST in June 1993.

  11. Calculated Chemical Reaction Equilibrium for the Claus Process, Ph.D. Thesis, A.G. Maadhah, Oklahoma State University, May 1978.

 

Journals:

 

  1. Energy Consumption in the Typical American Home,

A.G. Maadhah and R.N. Maddox, Energy Communications, 2(3), 237-261 (1976).

  1. Predict Claus Products,

A.G. Maadhah, Hydrocarbon Processing, P. 143, August 1978.

  1. Waters and Desalination Programs of Saudi Arabia.

A.G. Maadhah and C.K. Wojcik, NWSIA journal, vol. 8, No.2, pp3-21, July 1981.

  1. Performance Study of Water Desalination Methods in Saudi Arabia,

F.Butt, A.G. Maadhah et al, Desalination Journal, 39,205-217, 1981.

  1. Problems Encountered During Commissioning and Subsequent Performance of an MSF Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia,

F.Butt, A.G. Maadhah et al, Desalination Journal, 45,345-355 (1983).

  1. Water Desalination in Saudi Arabia.

C.K. Wojcik and A.G. Maadhah, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 8, No. 3, 167(1983).

  1. Application of Organic Electrochemistry in the Preparation of Chemical and Polymer Intermediates,

M.B. Amin, A.G. Maadhah, andA.M. Usmani, J. Macromol. Sci-Chem. A22(12),pp 1659-1672 (1985).

  1. Bagasse-based Building Materials,

S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah, and A.M. Usmani, Polymer-Plasti. Technol. Eng., 21(2), 173-208 (1983).

  1. Field Trials of Hybrid Acid-additive Treatment for Control of Scale in MSF Plants,

F. Butt, A.G. Maadhah et al, Desalination Journal, 54,307 (1985).

  1. An Overview of Petrochemical Industryu in Saudi Arabia,

A.G. Maadhah, S.H. Hamid, and M.B Amin, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering  10,4 (1985).

  1. Suspension Graft Polymerization by Chain Transfer,

A.G. Maadhah, M.B. Amin, and  A.M.Usmani, Polymer Bulletin, 14,433-438 (1985).

  1. An Overview of the Polymer and Plastics Industries in Saudi Arabia and the GCC Countries,

A.G. Maadhah and F. Mahmud, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 13, No. 4 443-450 (1988).   

  1. Weather-induced Degradation of Polyethylene: Infrared Spectroscopic Studies,

S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah, F.S. Qureshi and M.B. Amin, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 13, No 4, 503-531 (1988).

  1. Monitoring Short-term Weathering Effects on uPVC Pipes by Gel Permeation Chromatography,

F. Mahmud, I. Hussain and A.G. Maadhah, Arabian Jour for Science and Engineering, 13, No. 4 PP 613-617 (1988).

  1. Role of Degradable Plastic Packaging Materials in Tropical Climate,

F. Qureshi, S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah, and M.B. Amin, Progress in Rubber and Plastic Technology, 5, 1 (1-14), 1989.

  1. Weather-induced Degradation of Plastic Pipes.

F. Qureshi, S.H.Hamid, A.G. Maadhah and M.B. Amin, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng., 28 (7&8), 663-670 (1989).

  1. Weather-induced Degradation of LLDPE: Calcrimetric Analysis,

S.H.Hamid, F.S. Qureshi M.B.Amin and A.G. Maadhah, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng., 28 (5&6), 475-492, 1989.

  1. Weather-induced Degradation of Linear Low-Density, Polyethylene: Mechanical Properties.

F. Qureshi, M.B. Amin, A.G. Maadhah, and S.H. Hamid, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 9, No. 1,67-81 (1990).

  1. The Measurement of the Extent of Reduction of Steam-reforming Catalsts Using Thermal Analysis Techniques,

Y.D. Yeboah, A.G. Maadhah abd M. Aitani, Thermochimica Acta, 185, 73-82 (1991).

  1. Polymer Lifetime Studies in Hostile Environments,

S.H.Hamid, M.B.Amin, A.G. Maadhah, and A.M. Al-jarallah, Journal of Vinyl Technology, December, 14, 4, 1-5, 1992..

  1. Enhanced Oil Recovery Study for the Abqaiq Arab-C Reservoir (in Arabic, long summary in English),

A.G. Maadhah, H.K. Asar, M.Amambeoku, and S. Saner, Oil and Arab Cooperation, 17, No. 62, 11-53, 1992.

  1. Surface Area and Porosity Measureemnts of Steam Reforming and Mtthanation Catalysts.

Y.D. Yeboah, A.G. Maadhah, S.A. Ali, J. King Saud Univ., Vol. 7. Eng. Sci. (Special Issue), 1995.

  1. Equilibrium Solubility of Ethylene and Propylene in Toluene: The Thermodynamic Modeling Approach,

M. Atiqullah, H. Hammawa, S.H. Hamid and A.G. Maadhah (Ms # CE 2427), Submitted for publication to the Chemical Engineering Journal, 1996.

  1. Hydrocarbon Processing in GCC  Countries,

A.G. Maadhah, A. M. Aitani, and S.H. Hamid, Hydrocarbon Engineering, vol. 3, No. 8, 16-26 September 1998.

   25.      Down-Flowing FCC Reactor,

A.G. Maadhah, and A.M. Aitani, Oil and Gas Journal, Vol. 98(33), Aug. 14, 2000 (66-70).

   26.      Refining and Petrochemical Process Integration,

A.G. Maadhah, M. Abul-Hamayel, H. Redhwi, A. Aitani, T. Ino (2003), Hydrocarbon Engineering Journal, June, p. 35.

   27.      A New Catalytic Cracking Process to Maximize Refinery Propylene,

A.G. Maadhah et al. (2007), Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) Accepted for Publication.

 

Conference/Symposia Proceedings:

 

  1. Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Efficiency of Claus Process,

A.G. Maadhah , and R.N. Maddox, Presented and published in Proc. 27th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference Sulfur Symposium, 23-27 October 1977.

  1. Experience of Technical Research in Saudi Arabia and its Effect on Development, Proc. Ministry of  Planning Symposium on Technology and Development, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,1980.

   3.      Desalination of Seawater,

A.G. Maadhah, Proc. Solar Desalination Workshop, SERI, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., March 1981, Vol. I, P. 71.

  1. Performance Study of Water Desalination Methods in Saudi Arabia,

F. Butt, A.G. Maadhah. Et al., Proc. International Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, IDEA, Manama, Bahrain, December 1981, Vol. 2, p. 205. (Published in Desalination journal).

  1. Importance of Applied Research in Developing Water Resources in Saudi Arabia (in Arabic),

B.A. Bakr, A.E. Dabbagh, A.G. Maadhah, and R.I. Al-Layla, Presented and Published in Proc. Ministry of Planning Seminar on Development of Water Resources and Uses in Saudi Arabia., Riyadh, 8-10 March 1982.

  1. Future of Research and Development in Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemicals Technologies in Saudi Arabia.

A.G. Maadhah,  A Key speech presented and published in Proc.  First Saudi Oil Petrochemical and Energy Expo Convention, April 18-22, 1982, Al-Khobar.

  1. Saudi Arabia’s Water Resources, Demands, Supplies and Conservation,

A.G. Maadhah and C.K. Wojcik, Proc. 10th Annual WSIA Conference, Hawaii, U.S.A.,  July 1982.

  1. Problems Encountered During Commissioning and Subsequent Performance of an MSF Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia,

F.H. Butt, A.G. Maadhah et al., Proc. 1st World Congress on Desalination Water Re-Use, Florence, Italy, May 1983. (Published in Desalination Journal).

  1. Computer Utilization in Elementary and Intermediate Schools in Saudi Arabia.

M.I. Al-Suwaiyel, A.G. Maadhah, and A.I. Al-Mana, Proc. Ministry of Education Conference on Elementary and Intermediate Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 1984,

  1. The Hazard of Polyphosphate Discharge into the Arabian Gulf,

A.G. Maadhah and F.H. Butt, Presented at the 1984 Desalination Technology Institute, December3-7, 1984, Bahrain.

  1. Natural Vegetable Fibers Revisited,

M.B. Amin, A.G. Maadhah, and A.M. Usmani, Proc. ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Eng. Vol 49, 186 National Meeting, Washington, DC, Ausgust 23-Sep 2, 1983, pp 19-23.

  1. Utilization of Sulphur via Sulphuric Acic in Desalination Industry,

F.H. Butt, A.G. Maadhah, and M.B. Amin, Proc. 2nd Arab Regional Conference on Sulphur and Its Usages, KACST Riyadh, 2-5 March, Vol. II, pp 49-65(1985).

  1. Catalyst Utilization in Controlling Air Pollution in Petroleum and Chemical Industries,

A.G. Maadhah, M.B. Amin, and D.S.Redwan, Presented at a Conference sponsored by the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Council, 19-22 December, Doha, Qatar (1986).

  1. Importance of Statistical Experiment Design to the Chemists,

A.G. Maadhah and Y. Yeboah, Proc. 2nd National Meeting of Chemists in Saudi Arabia, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, 7-9 March 1987.

  1. Importance and Requirements of R&D to Support Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries,

A.G. Maadhah and D.S. Redwan, Fourth Arab Energy Conference, Baghdad, March 1988.

  1. Model for Developing and Transfer of Technology,

A.G. Maadhah et al., Symposium on Technology, Ministry of Planning, 8 Rajab 1404.

  1. Degradation of Plastic Pipes in a Tropical Climate,

F. Qureshi, S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah and M.B. Amin,, Proc. Conference on Plastic Pipes VII, The University of Bath, U.K., September 20-22, 1988.

  1. Degradable Plastic in Packaging Materials,

A.G. Maadhah, S.H. Hamid and F. Qureshi, Proc. Conf., on Utilization of Plastic Materials in Packing and Packaging Industry in the Kingdom, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, 17-18 December 1988.

  1. Studies on Polymer Degradation and Stabilization,

A.G. Maadhah and S.H. Hamid, Proc. Chemistry for Development, Third National Meeting of Chemists, pp 451-463, KFUPM Dhahran, 12-14 March 1989.

  1. Weathering Degradation of Polyethylene in Harsh Climate, S.H. Hamid, M.B. Amin and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. Chemistry for Development, Third National Meeting of Chemists, KFUPM, Dhahran, 12-14 March 1989.

 

  1. Tehnical Requirements for Processing and Stabilizing Rigid PVC for Food Contract Applications,

F. Mahmud, I. Hussain and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. Chemistry for Development, Third National Meeting of Chemists, pp 465-473, KFUPM, Dhahran, 12-14 March 1989.

  1. Studies on Polymer Degradation and Stabilization,

A.G. Maadhah and S.H. Hamid, Proc. 3rd National Meeting of Chemists, Chemistry for Development, 12-14 March 1989, KFUPM, Dhahran.

  1. Weathering Degradation of Greenhouse Plastic Films,

S.H. Hamid, M.B. Amin, A.G. Maadhah and J.H. Khan, Proc. Ist Saudi Symposium on Energy, Utilization and Conservation, 4-7 March 1990,

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah.

  1. Effect of Weather on Plastics in Saudi Arabia,

M.B. Amin, S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah, A.M. Al-jarallah, and I. I. Abu-Abdoun, Proc.  Third Saudi Engineering Conference, 24-27 November 1991,  King Saud University, Riyadh.

  1. Role of R & D in the Industrial Development of Saudi Arabia ( in Arabic ),

A.G. Maadhah and D.S. Redwan.  Proc. Third Saudi Engineering Conference, 24-27 November 1991, King Saud University, Riyadh.

  1. Extent of Reduction of Steam Reforming Catalyst by Thermal Analysis Techniques,  Y.D. Yeboah, A.G. Maadhah, A.M. Aitani, M. Al-Saleh, and

M. Shalabi, Proc. Third Saudi Engineering Conference, 24-27 November 1991, King Saud University, Riyadh.

  1. Investigation of Reduction of Steam Reforming Catalyst by Statistical Experimental Design,

Y.D. Yeboah, A.G. Maadhah, S.A, Ali, K. Alam, M. Al-Saleh and M. Shalabi.  Proc. Third Saudi Engineering Conference, 24-27 November 1991, King Saud University, Riyadh.

  1. Recent Developments in the Formulation and Compounding of Bottle Grade PVC Resins,

F. Mahmud, I. Hussain, and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. Third Saudi Engineering Conference 24-27 November 1991, King Saud University, Riyadh.

  1. General Conference Discussion – Session III: The relationship between university and industry ( in Arabic), special report, Third Saudi Engineering Conference, 24-27 November 1991, King Saud University, Riyadh.

 

  1. Lifetime of Agricultural Plastics in Harsh Climate,

S.H. Hamid, M.B. Amin, J. H. Khan, A.G. Maadhah, and A.M. Al-Jarallah, Proc. American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials, Science and Engineering, Vol. 64, Spring Meeting 1991, Atlanta, Georgia, pp 165-166.

  1. Surface Area and Porosity Measurements of Steam Reforming and Methanation Catalysts,

Y.D. Yeboah, A.G. Maadhah, and S.A. Ali, Proc. Symposium on Production and Processing of Natural Gas, February 29-March2, 1992, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  1. Weathering Degradation of Greenhouse Plastic Films,

S.H. Hamid, M.B.Amin, A.M. Al-Jarallah, and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. First Symposium on Controlled Environment in Agriculture, February 25-27, 1992, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  1. Studies on Photooxidaton of LLDPE and HDPE Blends,

M.B. Amin, S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah and A.M. Jarallah, Proc. American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, Vol. 67, pp397-398, Fall Meeting 1992, Washington Dc, USA.

  1. Polymer Lifetime Studies in Hostile Enviornment,

S.H. Hamid, M.B. Amin, A.G. Maadhah, and A.M. Aljarrallah, Proc. American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Vol. 67, pp 399-400, Fall Meeting 1992, Washington DC, USA.  Also published in SPE Journal of Viny1 Technology, 14, 4, 1-5, 1992.

  1. Photosensitizing Effects of Polymer Lifetime,

S.H. Hamid, M.B.Amin, J.H. Khan, and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. Industrial Air Pollution Symposium, November 15-17, 1993, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  1. Research and Devlopment in Arab Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry,

A.G. Madhah, M.M. Abu-Shbak, and J.A. Anabtawi, Presented at the Fifth Arab Energy Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 7-10 May 1994.

  1. Relative Energy Consumption of Reverse Osmosis and Multi-Stage Flash Desalination Process,

Proc. Second Saudi Symposium on Energy Utilization and Conservation, November 27-30, 1994, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

  1. Petrochemicals: From Commodity to Specialty Chemicals for GCC Countries in the 1990’s,

S.M. Lahalih and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. of the Fourth Engineering Conference, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, November 1995.

  1. The Role of Polymer Reaction Engineering in Ethylene Polymerization,

M. Atiqullah, H. Hamid and A.G. Maadhah.  Proc. of the Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Novemver 1995.

  1. Recent Technology Development in Conversation of LPG to Aromatics,

S.M. Lahalih and A.G. Maadhah, Proc. Second Symposium on Technologies, Economics, and Investment Opportunities in Petrochemical Industries in Saudi Arabia, KACST, Riyadh, October 15-17, 1996.

  1. Strategic Development of Polymeric R&D Programs in Saudi Arabia,

A.G. Maadhah, M. Atiqullah, and S.H. Hamid, Proc. Second Symposium on Technologies, Economics, and Investment Opportunities in Petrochemical Industries in Saudi Arabia, KACST, Riyadh, October 15-17, 1996.

  1. Catalysts in Refining: Research and Future Development,

S.H. Hamid, A.G. Maadhah, and M. Aitani, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries Seminar on Refining Industries in the Arab Countries and the Challenges of the 21st Century, October 1996, Cairo, Egypt.

  1. Configuration and Economic Evaluation of a Cogeneration Refinery in Saudi Arabia,

A.G. Maadhah, S.H. Hamid, and A. Aitani, Proc. 15th World Petroleum Congress, Beijing, China, 1997.

  44.   High Severity FCC: A Novel Process for the production of Light Olefin and High-Octane Gasoline,

A.G. Maadhah, T. Ino, H. Hamid and A. aitani, proc. of the 16th World Petroleum Congress, Calgary, Canada, June 2000.

  45.  A Novel High-Severity FCC Process for Enhancing the Production of Light Olefins,

A.G. Maadhah, T. Ino, H.Hamid et. Al., Proc. of the 17th World Petroleum Congress, Riode Janiro, Brazil, Sept 2002.

  46.  Integrating Refining and Petrochemicals Feedstock through a Novel FCC Process,

A.G. Maadhah, T. Ino, H. Redhwi, M. Abdul-Hamayel, A.Aitani and A. Maghrabi, Proc. of the 6the Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Dec., 2002.

 47.  Refinery Process Development: High Severity FCC Process,

A.G. Maadhah et al, presented at the Achema-America International Conferral, Mexico City, April 2005.

 48.  Meeting Olefins Demand a Novel FCC Technology,

A.G. Maadhah et al, presented at the 18th World Petroleum Congress, Johannesburg, Sept. 2005.

 49.  Development of a High Severity FCC Process: Pilot vs. Demo Plant

A.G. Maadhah et al, presented at the ME Petrotech Conference, Manama, Jan. 2006.