Research

My research interests are related to process modeling and optimization of chemical and biochemical reactors. In particular, it is mainly focused on the application of the principles of chemical engineering, development of numerical computational techniques, and nonlinear optimization to the solution of problems in the liquid-liquid extraction processes and optimization of bioreactors.

Publications

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M.   “Solution of Population Balance Equation Using the Sectional Quadrature Method of Moments (SQMOM)”.  Submitted to Chemical Engineering Science.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; Steinmetz, T., Dietzen, M., and Faqir, N. M. (2008) LLECMOD: A Bivariate Population Balance Simulation Tool for Liquid-Liquid Extraction Columns”. The Open Chemical Engineering Journal, 2, 10-34.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M.  (2006) A Hybrid Scheme for the Solution of the Bivariate Spatially Distributed Population Balance Equation”.  Chemical Engineering & Technology, 29, 435-441.

§          Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M. (2006) Numerical Solution of the Bivariate Population Balance Equation for the Interacting Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer in Liquid-Liquid Extraction Columns”. Chemical Engineering Science, 61, 113-123.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M. (2006) LLECMOD: A Windows-Based Program for Hydrodynamics Simulation of Liquid-Liquid Extraction Columns”. Chemical Engineering and Processing, 45, 113-123.

§         Ibrahim, J.Y.; & Faqir, N. M. (2006)Optimal Design of a Series of CSTRs Performing Reversible Michaelis-Menten Reaction under Specified Temperature Mode”. Mu'tah Journal, 21, 121-138.

§         Faqir, N. M. (2005)Operating Temperature Profile for Immobilized Enzyme Lactose Hydrolysis Reactor Operating at Constant Conversion”. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 44, 449-461.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M. (2004)Berechnung von Flussig/Flussig Extraktionskolonnen”. Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 76, 1412-1413.

§         Faqir, N. M. (2004)Optimization of Operating Temperature for a Continuous Immobilized Glucose Isomerase Reactor with Pseudo Linear Kinetics”. Engineering in Life Sciences, 4, 450-459.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H. J.; and Faqir, N. M. (2004) Solution of the Droplet Breakage Equation for Interacting Liquid-Liquid Dispersions: A Conservative Discretization Approach”. Chemical Engineering Science, 59, 2547-2565.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J., and Faqir, N. M. (2004) Numerical Solution of the Spatially Distributed Population Balance Equation Describing the Hydrodynamics of Interacting Liquid-Liquid Dispersions”. Chemical Engineering Science, 59, 2567-2592.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H. J.; and Faqir, N.  M. (2003)Optimal Moving and Fixed Grids for the Solution of Discretized Population Balances in Batch and Continuous Systems: Droplet Breakage”. Chemical Engineering Science, 58, 1251-1269.

§         Faqir, N. M. ; and Attarakih, M. M. (2002) Optimal Temperature Policy for Immobilized Enzyme Packed Bed Reactor Performing Reversible Michaelis-Menten Kinetics using the Disjoint Policy”. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 77, 163-173.

§         Gu, J; Faqir, N. M.; and Bart, H.-J. (1999) Drying of an Activated Carbon Column after Steam Regeneration”. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 22, 859-864.

§          Faqir, N. M. ; and Attarakih, M M (1999)  Optimum Design of a Series of CSTRs Performing Reversible Michaelis–Menten Kinetics: a Rigorous Mathematical Study”. Bioprocess Engineering, 20, 329-335.

§         Gu, J.;       Faqir, N. M. ;    and Bart, H.-J.      (1999)        “Trocknungsverfahren der Aktivkohleschuttung nach Wasserdampfregeneration”. Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 71, 511-514.

§         Faqir, N. M. ; and Abu-Reesh, I.M. (1998) Optimum Temperature Operation Mode for Glucose Isomerase Reactor Operating at Constant Glucose Conversion”. Bioprocess Engineering, 19, 11-17.

§         Faqir, N. M. (1998)Optimization of Glucose Isomerase Reactor: Optimum Operating Temperature Mode”.  Bioprocess Engineering, 18, 389-396.

§         Haj Kali, R. A.; Jubran, B. A.; and Faqir, N. M. (1997)Optimization of Solar Pond Electrical Power Generation System”. Energy Conversion and Management, 38, 787-798.

§         Abu-Reesh, I.M.; and Faqir, N. M. (1996)Simulation of Glucose Isomerase Reactor: Optimum Operating Temperature”.  Bioprocess Engineering, 14, 205-210.

§         Tobgy, A. H.; Faqir, N. M.; and Shawabkeh, R. A. (1995) “Rating of Extraction Columns with Backmixing”. Dirasat, 22B, 579-596.

§         Faqir, N. M.; and Karimi, I. A(1989)Optimal Design of Batch Plants With Single Production Routes”. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 28, 1191-1202.

 

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M. (2006) “Solution of the Population Balance Equation using the Sectional Quadrature Method of Moments (SQMOM)”.  In Proceedings of European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-16 (ESCAPE-16), 209-214, Editors: Marquardt, W.; and Pantelides, C., Elsevier. 2006.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M.  (2005) “The Bivariate Spatially distributed Population Balance Equation: An Accurate Reduction Technique”. In Proceedings of European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-15 (ESCAPE-15), 163-168, Editors: Puigjaner, L.; and Espuna, A., Elsevier.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J., and Faqir, N. M. (2004) “Numerical Solution of the Bivariate Population Balance Equation for Interacting Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer in Liquid-Liquid Extraction Columns”. In Proceedings 2nd International Conf. on Population Balance Modelling, Editors: Nopoens. J, Malisse K., Biggs C.A., and Dcoste J.J., EUROSIS, Ghent, Belgium.

§         Attarakih, M. M., Bart, H. J., & Faqir, N. M. (2004). Berchnung von fluessig-fluessig Extraktionskolonnen auf Basis bivarianter Populationsbilanzen. DECHEMA/GVC – Jahrestagungen, 12-14 Oktober 2004, Karlsruhe, Germany.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N.  M. (2003) “Solution of the Population Balance Equation for Liquid-Liquid Extraction Columns using a Generalized Fixed-Pivot and Central Difference Schemes”. In Proceedings of European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-13 (ESCAPE-13), 557-562, Editors: Kraslawski, A.; and Turunen, I., Elsevier.

§         Faqir, N. M. (2003) “Optimal Temperature-Time Policy for Immobilized Packed Bed Reactor Performing Reversible Michaelis-Menten Kinetics in the Presence of Product in the Feed Using Nonlinear Programming”. The Fifth Egyptian-Syrian Conference On Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, 1, 270-284, Suez Canal University, Suez, Egypt.

§         Attarakih, M. M.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M. (2002) “An Approximate Optimal Moving Grid Technique for the Solution of Discretized Population Balances in Batch Systems”.  In Proceedings of European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-12 (ESCAPE-12), 823-828, Editors: Grievink, J.; and Schijndel, J. van, Elsevier.

§         Ibrahim, J.Y.; and Faqir, N. M.  (2001)  “Optimal Design of a Series of CSTRs Performing Reversible Michaelis-Menten Reaction Catalyzed by Soluble Enzyme”. In Proceedings of First International Chemical Engineering Conference, 495-510, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

§         Gu, J.; Bart, H.-J.; and Faqir, N. M. (1998) Trocknungsverfahren der Aktivkohleschuttung nach Wasserdampfregeneration”, Presented at the DECHEMA – Arbeitsausshuss “Adsorption”, Munich, GERMANY.

§         Faqir, N. M.; and I. A. Karimi. (1990)  “Design of Multipurpose Batch Plants with Multiple Production Routes”.  Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design, 451-468, Editors: Siirola J.J.; Grossmann, I.E.; and G. Stephanopoulos, CACHE, Elsevier.

 

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