Publications    Thesis Supervision

















 A.     Refereed Journal Publications (as at March 2008):   

1.      Al-Jarallah, A.M. and Watkinson, A.P. “Pyrolysis of Western Canadian Coals in a Spouted Bed”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, volume 63, (April 1985), pp. 227- 236.PDF

2.      Said, A.S., Al-Jarallah, A.M. and Al-Ameeri, R.S. “Relation Between the Programmed and Isothermal Retention Indices in Chromatography”, Journal of High Resolution Chromatography  and  Chromatography  Communications,  volume  9,  ( June 1986),  pp. 345 – 349. PDF

3.      A.K.L. Lee, and Al-Jarallah, A.M. “MTBE Production Technologies and Economics”, Chemical  Economy  and Engineering Review, volume 18 (9), (September 1986) , pp. 25 – 34. PDF

4.      Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Lee, A.K.K. “Economics of New MTBE Design”, Hydrocarbon Processing, (July 1988), pp. 51-53. PDF

5.      Al-Jarallah, A.M., Lee, A.K.K. and Siddiqui, M.A.B. “Kinetics of MTBE Synthesis Catalyzed by Sulphuric Acid ”, the chemical Engineering Journal, 39, (1988), pp. 169-174.PDF

6.      Said, A.S., Aly, G.S., and Al-Jarallah, A.M., “Separation Efficiency vs. Resolution for Unequal Chromatographic Peaks”, published as short communications in J. of High Resolution Chromatography & Chromatography Communications, vol. 11, (September 1988),pp.681-683. PDF

7.      Al-Jarallah, A.M., Siddiqui, M.A.B., and Lee, A.K.K. “Kinetics of MTBE Synthesis Catalyzed by Ion Exchange Resin ”, the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 66, (October 1988), pp. 802-807. PDF

8.      Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Ahmed, A.F. “Impact of Lead Phasedown on the Environment with Special Reference to Saudi Arabia”, J. Environ. Sci. Health,   A 24 (5), (1989), pp. 515-533. PDF

9.      Anabtawi, J.A., Redwan, D.S., Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Aitani, A.M. “Advances in the Chemistry of Catalytic Reforming of Naphtha”, Journal of Fuel Science and Technology International 9 (1), (1991),  pp. 1-23. PDF

10Hamid, H.; Amin, M. B.; Khan, J. H.; Maadhah, A. G.; Al-Jarallah, A. M. ‘Lifetime of agricultural plastics in harsh climate’, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering  (1991),  64  165-6. PDF

11.  Anabtawi, J.A., Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Aitani, A.M.  “Potentials for Diesel Fuel Production by Hydroprocessing of Middle Distillates”, Journal of Energy Sources, vol. 14, (1992), pp. 155-167. PDF

12.        Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Abu-Shabak M., “Challenges Facing Investment in  Final and Intermediate Petrochemical Industries in the GCC Countries”, Journal of Al Ta’awon Al Sina’e(Industrial cooperation in the Arabian Gulf), 48 (1992), pp. 6-23. NOTE: This paper is written in Arabic. PDF

13.        Al-Jarallah, A.M.,  Anabtawi, J.A.,  Siddiqui, M.A.B.,  Aitani, A.M., and Al-Sa’doun, A.W. “Ethylene Dimerization and Oligomerization to Butene-1 and Linear a-Olefins - A Review of Catalytic Systems and Processes”, Catalysis Today, 14 (1), (1992), ALL ISSUE, pp. 1 – 124. PDF

14.        Abdillahi, M.M.,  El-Nafaty, U.A. ,and  Al-Jarallah A.M., “Barium Modification of a High-Silica Zeolite for Methanol Conversion to Light Alkenes”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 91 (1992), pp. 1-12. PDF

15.        Hamid, S.H., Amin, M.B., Maadhah, A.G., and Al-Jarallah, A.M. “Polymer Lifetime Studies in Hostile Environment”, Journal of Vinyl Technology, 14 (4),  (1992), pp. 182-186. PDF

16.        Al-Jarallah, A.M. , El-Nafaty, U.A. and Abdillahi, M.M. “Effectects of Metal Impregnation on the activity, selectivty, and deactivation of a High-Silica MFI Zeolite when Converting Methanol to Light Alkanes”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 154 , (1997), pp. 117-127. PDF

17.      Al-Amer, A. M. Jarallah,  Al-Fares, H.K. and Faiz-ur-Rahman, “Towards Modeling the Development of the Petrochemical Industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”,  Published as technical note, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 23, (1B), (April 1998), pp. 113-126. PDF

18.        Shaikh, S., Asrof Ali, S.K., Hamad, E.Z.,  Al-Naafa, M.,  Al-Jarallah, A.M., and     Abu-Sharkh, B., “Synthesis, Characterization, and Solution Properties of Hydrophobically Modified Poly(Vinyl Alcohol), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 70 (1998), pp. 2499 - 2506. PDF

19.        Jalil, P.A., Al-Arfaj, A.A., Al-Amer, A.M., Beltramini, J., and Barri, S.I., “Characterization of tungstophosphoric acid catalyst supported on MCM-41 mesoporous Silica using n-hexane cracking activity at low space velocity, benzene adsorption, and x-ray powder diffraction” Applied Catalysis A: General 207, (2001),  pp. 159-171. PDF 

20.        Al-Amer, A.M.,Investigating Polymeric Entrainers for Azeotropic Distillation of the Ethanol/Water and MTBE/Methanol Systems”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 39,10, (2000), pp. 3901-3906. PDF

21.        Al-Amer, A.M.,Preliminary Selection of Polymeric Entrainers for the Azeotropic Distillation of MTBE/Methanol and Ethanol/Water mixtures using the UNIFAC Group Contribution Calculations Method”, Journal of Separation Science and Technology, 36, 14  (2001) pp. 3277-3285. PDF

22.        Seddegi, Z.S., Budrthumal, U., Al-Arfaj, A.A., Al-Amer, A.M., and Barri, S.I., “Catalytic cracking of polyethylene over all-silica MCM-41 molecular sieve”, Applied catalysis A:General 225, (2002), pp. 167-176. PDF

23.        Al-Amer, A.M.,Screening Propylene Derivatives in Saudi Arabia Using Linear Programming Model”,  Journal of Industrial cooperation in the Arabian Gulf (Al Ta’awon Al Sina’e), 89, (2002), pp. 21-36. PDF 

24.        Al-Fares, H, and Al-Amer, A.M., “An optimization model for guiding the petrochemical industry development in Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Engineering Optimization, 34, (2002), pp. 671-687. PDF

25.   S. Al-Khattaf, A. Iliyas, A. Al-Amer, T. Inui “The Effect of Y-zeolite Acidity on m-Xylene Transformation  Reactions” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A, 225, (2004), pp. 117-124  PDF

26. A.Al-Amer and S.Al-Khattaf “Xylenes Transformation over ZSM-5 Zeolite in a Fluidized-Bed Reactor”Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, Vol 158, 1613-1620. (2005).  PDF

27. S. Al-Khattaf, N. Tukur, A. Al-Amer, “Modeling Xylene Reactions over ZSM-5 Zeolite in a Riser Simulator: 1,3 versus 1,2-Methyl Shift”  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44(21), (2005), pp.7957-7968  PDF

28. S. Al-Khattaf, N. Tukur, A. Al-Amer, and U.A. Al-Mubaiyedh, “Catalytic Transformation of C7-C9 methyl benzenes over USY-based FCC zeolite catalyst”, Journal of Applied Catalysis A:General 305, pp. 21-31 (2006)  PDF

29.  S. Al-Khattaf, N. M. Tukur, A. Al-Amer, “1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene Transformation Reaction Compared with its Transalkylation Reaction with Toluene over USY-Zeolite Catalyst”   Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 46(13), 4459-4467 (2007).  PDF

30.  S. Al-Khattaf, M.A.Ali, A. Al-Amer, “Effect of Reaction Pressure and Carrier Gas on Toluene  Disproportionation over Molybdenum-ZSM-5 Catalyst" Energy & Fuel.  22(1); 243-249 (2008). PDF

31.  Muataz A. A., Nazif N., Faridah Y. , Mohammed F., Chantara T. R., Mamdouh A., Faraj A. A. Khalid M., Adnan M. Al-Amer. Radiation Vulcanization of Natural Rubber Latex Loaded With Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 18, 1-15 (2010).PDF

B.        Conference Publications

  1. Al-Jarallah, A.M., Siddiqui, M., and Lee, A.K.K., “Kinetics of MTBE Synthesis” presented at the Second National Meeting of Chemists in Riyadh, March 1987.

  2. Al-Jarallah, A.M.,“Impact of Lead Phasedown on the Environment with Special Reference to Saudi Arabia” presented at the 7th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution in Toronto, Canada, June,1987.

  3. Abdillahi, M.M., Redwan, D.S. Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Siddiqui, M.A.B., “Methanol Conversion to Light Olefins”,Proceedings of the Third National Chemistry Conference, Dhahran, 12-14 March, 1989. pp.497-512.

  4. Anabtawi, J.A., Redwan, D.S., Al-Jarallah, A.M.,  and Aitani, A.M., “Advances in the Chemistry of Catalytic Reforming of Naphtha”, Proceedings of the Third National Chemistry Conference, Dhahran 12-14 March, 1989. pp.337-349.

  5. Anabtawi, J.A., Al-Jarallah A.M., and Redwan, D.S., “Catalytic Hydroprocessing of Middle Distillates for Centane Improvement”, First Saudi Energy Conference, Jeddah, 4-7 March, 1990. pp.525-531.

  6. Redwan, D.S. Anabtawi, J.A. and ­Al-Jarallah, A.M., “Recent Advances in the Catalytic Reforming of Naphtha for High Octane Gasoline”, First Saudi Energy Conference, Jeddah, 4-7 March, 1990. pp.515-523.

  7. Amin, M.B., Hamid, S.H., Maadhah, A.G., Al-Jarallah, A.M., Abu-Abdoun, I.I., “Effect of Weather on Plastics in Saudi Arabia”,  Proceedings of the 3rd Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh, November 24-27, 1991, pp. 659-665.

  8. Hafeez, M.A., Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Abu-Shbak, M.M., “The Development of Secondary Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia: Problems and Prospects”, Proceedings of the 3rd Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh, Nov. 24-27, 1991, pp. 635-639.

  9. Hamid, S.H., Maadhah, A.G., Al-Jarallah, A.M., Amin, M.B., and Khan, J.H., “Degradable Plastics And Its Useful Lifetime”, Proceedings of the Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) Society of Plastic Engineers Inc., 5-9 May, 1991. pp.2167-2169.

  10. Hamid, S.H., Amin, M.B., Khan, J.H., Maadhah, A.G. and Al-Jarallah, A.M., “Lifetime of Agricultural Plastics in Harsh Climate”, Proceedings of the 201st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition Program, Atlanta, Georgia, April 14-19, 1991. pp.165-166.

  11. Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Abu-Shbak M., “Utilization of LPG for Petrochemical Industries in Saudi Arabia”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Production and Processing of Natural Gas, King Saud University Riyadh March 1992, pp.35-53.

  12. Hefeez, M.A., Rahman, F., Al-Jarallah, A.M., and Saeed, M.R., “Production Economics of Ammonium Nitrate From Natural Gas In Saudi Arabia”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Production and Processing of Natural Gas, King Saud University Riyadh March 1992, pp.378-388.

  13. Amin, M.B., Hamid, S.H., Maadhah, A.G., and Al-Jarallah, A.M., “Studies on Photooxidation of LLPDE and HDPE Blends”, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE), American Chemical Society,  Proceedings of Fall Meeting, Washinton, D.C. August 23-28, 1992. pp.397-398.

  14. Hamid, S.H., Amin, M.B., Maadhah, A.G., and Al-Jarallah, A.M., “Polymer Lifetime Studies in Hostile Environment’, Division of Polymeric materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE), American Chemical Society, Proceedings of Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. August 23-28, 1992. pp.399-400.

  15. Al-Jarallah, A.M., El-Muhanna, S., and Sleem-ur-Rahman, “Recent Development in the Utilization of LPG in the Petrochemical Industry”, proceedings of Petrotech 96 Conference, Bahrain, June10-12, 1996, pp. 755-767.

  16. Al-Amer, A.M., “A model for the Screening and planning of Petrochemical opportunities and its application to propylene derivatives in Saudi Arabia”, Petrotech 2001 conference, Bahrain, 2001.

  17. Al-Fares, H.K., Al-Amer, A.M., and Shaikh, S.,  “A mathematical Programming Model for Optimum Economic Planning of the Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Industry” abstract accepted for the sixth Saudi Engineers conference (2002).

  18. Issam AMR, Muataz ATIEH, Khaled MEZGHANI, Al-Amer, A.M.,  Mamdouh AL-HARTHI, "Effect of Hydrogen Flowrate and Carbon Source on Production of Carbon Nanotubes by Chemical Vapor Deposition", International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies – ICMAT 2009, 28 June- 3 July 2009, Singapore.

  19. Issam Thaher Amr, Muataz Ali Atieh, Adnan Al-Amer, Mamdouh Al-Harthi, Khaled Mezghani, "The Role of Reaction Temperature on the Growth of Carbon Nanomaterials", Trends in NanoTechnology – TNT 2009, September 7-11, 2009, Barcelona (Spain).

C.        Patents

  1.   Muataz Ali Atieh, Issam Thaher Amr, Adnan M. Al-Amer, Mamdouh Al-Harthi, Khaled Mezghani. Orifice Chemical Vapor Deposition (O-CVD) Reactor, USPTO Serial No. 12/588,581


[1] Note name was changed from subfamily name of Al-Jarallah to the original name of Al-Amer