Research

Research Interests

 

  • Environmental engineering and air pollution control

  • Process System Engineering

  • Optimization and mathematical modeling

  • Petroleum refining and planning

  • Corrosion protection

Projects

  • An Optimal Strategy for Integration of SO2 Reduction into Refinery Production Planning, PI, KFUPM (completed), Abstract.

  • Assessment of Zero Flaring Technologies for SABIC Affiliates, Co, SABIC, Abstract.

  • Preliminary Study on Mercury Removal from Gas Processing Plants, PI, GPA-GCC Chapter, Abstract.

  • An Exploratory Study on Corrosion Protection of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete Using Conducting Polymer, Co, KFUPM.

Journal Publications

  • [J1] S. U. Rahman and M. S. Ba-Shammakh, “Thermal Effects on the Process of Electropolymerization of Pyrrole on Mild Steel”, Synthetic Metals, 140, 207-223, (2004).

    [J2] M. Ba-Shammakh, A. Elkamel, P. Douglas, and E. Croiset, “A Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Model for CO2 Emission Reduction in the Power Generation Sector”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 29, Nos. 1/2/3, 254-273, (2007).

    [J3]  Elkamel, M. Ba-Shammakh, P.L. Douglas, E. Croiset, "An Optimization Approach for Integrating Planning and CO2 Emission Reduction in the Petroleum Refining Industry" , Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47 (3), pp 760–776, (2008).

    [J4] Ba-Shammakh, M., Caruso, Hernane; Elkamel, Ali; Croiset, Eric; Douglas, Peter L. “Analysis and optimization of carbon dioxide emission mitigation options in the cement industry”, American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4(5), 482-490, (2008).

    [J5] Zahedi, G.; Yaqubi, H.; Ba-Shammakh, M, “Dynamic modeling and simulation of heavy paraffin dehydrogenation reactor for selective olefin production in linear alkyl benzene production plant”, Applied Catalysis, A: General, 358(1), 1-6, (2009).

    [J6] Ba-Shammakh, M., “Generalized Mathematical Model for SO2 Reduction in an Oil Refinery Based on Arabian Light Crude Oil”, Energy & Fuel, 24, 3526-3533, (2010).

    [J7] Ba-Shammakh, M., “A decision support tool for multi-pollutants reduction in cement industry using analytic hierarchy process (AHP)”, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 89, 1508 – 1515, (2011).

     [J8] Ba-Shammakh, M., “A Multiperiod Mathematical Model for Integrating Planning and SO2 Mitigation in the Power Generation Sector”, Energy & Fuel, 25, 1504-1509, (2011).

     [J9] Al-Shammari, A., Ba-Shammakh, M., “Uncertainty analysis for refinery production planning”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 7065-7072, (2011).

Conference Presentations & Publications

  • M. Ba-Shammakh, S. U. Rahman, R. Kahraman and M. Abul-Hamayel, "Thermal Effects on the Process of Electropolymerization of Pyrrole on Mild Steel", 203rd Meeting of The Electrochemical Society in Paris, France, April 27-May 2, 2003.

  • S U. Rahman; M. A. Abul-Hamayel, M. Ba-Shammakh and B. J. Abdul Aleem “Electrochemically Synthesized Conducting Polymer Films as Primer for Protective Coatings on Mild Steel” International Society of Electrochemistry – 55th Annual Meeting – Thessaloniki – 19-24 September 2004.

  • M. Ba-Shammakh, A. Elkamel, P.L. Douglas, and E. Croiset, A Mixed-Integer Non Linear Programming For CO2 Emissions Reduction in the Power Generation Sector, The 55th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2005.

  • M. Ba-Shammakh, A. Elkamel, P. L. Douglas, and E. Croiset, "Optimal Air Pollution Control Strategy with Application to the Energy Sector", 12th Conference of the American Meteorological Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 - 14 July, 2006 (USA).

  • M. Ba-Shammakh, A. Elkamel, P.L. Douglas, and E. Croiset, "An Optimal CO2 Reduction Strategies for Ontario Power Generation",  MOPTA 06, 6th Annual MOPTA Conference, Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, July 24 - 27, 2006.

  • M. Ba-Shammakh, A. Elkamel, P. L. Douglas, and E. Croiset, "An Optimization Approach for Integrating Planning and CO2 Emission Reductions in the Petroleum Refining Industry",56th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, October 15 - 18, 2006.

  • M. Ba-Shammakh, A. Elkamel, P. L. Douglas and E. Croiset , "Optimal CO2 Control Strategies with Application to the Power Generation Sector", The 56th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 2006, Sherbrooke, QC.

 

 

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