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Dr. Sabah Ahmed Abdul-Wahab AL- Sulaiman
 
 
Associate Professor
 
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering
Sultan Qaboos University
P.O.Box  33,  Al-Khod
Postal Code  123
Sultanate of Oman
Phone:  +(968) 24-141360(Direct),
Phone:  +(968)-24-142655 (Department Secretary) 
Fax:      +(968) 24-141316
PhD, University of Bath, UK, 1999
 
Research Interests
Monitoring of Pollutants in the Atmosphere, Outdoor Air Quality, Modelling and Chemistry of Ozone Formation, Modelling of the Dispersion of Air Pollution in the Atmosphere, Neural Network and Statistical Analysis, Liquid Desiccant Air Dehumidifier, Water Desalination, Solar and Renewable Energy.
 
Selected Publications 
 
1.            Abdul-Wahab S.A., “A Preliminary Investigation into the Environmental Awareness of the Omani Public and their Willingness to Protect the Environment”, American Journal of Environmental Sciences (AJES), 4(1), 39-49 (2008).
2.            Siddiqui R.A., Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Pervez T., “Effect of Aging Time and Aging Temperature on Fatigue and Fracture Behaviour of 6063 Aluminum Alloy under Seawater Influence”, Materials & Design, 29, 70-79 (2008).
3.            Mahmoudi H., Abdul-Wahab S.A., Goosen M.F.A., Sablani S.S., Perret j., Ouagued A., and Spahis N., “Weather Data and Analysis of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Wind Power Generation Systems Adapted to a Seawater Greenhouse Desalination Unit Designed for Arid Coastal Countries”, Desalination, 222, 110-127 (2008).
4.            Mahmoudi H., Ouagued A., Abdul-Wahab S.A., Sablani S.S., and Spahis N., “A Model for the Performance of a Vertical Tube Condenser of a Solar Seawater Greenhouse Unit in the Presence of Noncondensable Gases”, Desalination, 222, 489-499 (2008).
5.            Abdul-Wahab S.A, Al-Hinai H., Al-Najar K.A., and Al-Kalbani M.S., “Feasibility of Fog Water Collection: A case Study from Oman”, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA, 56(4), 275-280 (2007).
6.            Abdul-Wahab S.A., Elkamel A., Al-Weshahi M.A., and AlYahmadi A.S., “Troubleshooting for MSF Plant Using a Fuzzy Logic-Based Expert System”, Desalination, 217, 100-117 (2007).
7.            Fatehifar E., Elkamel A., Taheri M., Anderson W.A., and Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Modelling and Simulation of Multi-Pollutants Dispersion from a Network of Refinery Stacks Using a Multiple Cell Approach”, Environmental Engineering and Science, 24(6), 795-811 (2007).
8.            Abdul-Wahab S.A, Al-Hinai H., Al-Najar K.A., and Al-Kalbani M.S., “Fog Water Harvesting: Quality of Fog Water Collected for Domestic and Agricultural Use”, Environmental Engineering and Science, 24(4), 446-456 (2007).
9.            Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Characterization of Water Discharges from two Thermal Power/Desalination Plants in Oman”, Environmental Engineering and Science, 24(3), 321-337 (2007).
10.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Abdo J., “Prediction of Tropospheric Ozone Concentrations by Using the Design System Approach”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 42(1), 19-26 (2007).
11.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Abdo J., “Optimization of Multistage Flash Desalination Process by Using a 2-Level Factorial Design”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 27(2-3), 413-421(2007).
12.         Al-Maamari R., Houache O., and Abdul-Wahab S.A., “A New Correlating Parameter for the Viscosity of Heavy Crude Oils”, Energy and Fuels, 20(6), 2586-2592 (2006).
13.         Abdul-Wahab S.A, “In-situ Device for Detection of Oil Spill in Seawater”, Electroanalysis, 18(21), 2148-2152, 2006.
14.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “The role of Meteorology on Predicting SO2 Concentrations around a Refinery: A case study from Oman”, Ecological Modelling, 197(1-2), 13-20 (2006).
15.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Indoor and Outdoor Relationships of Atmospheric Particulates in Oman”, Indoor and Built Environment, 15(3), 247-255 (2006)
16.         Abu-Arabi M.K., Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Goosen M.F.A., “Study of Desiccant Regeneration in a Structured Packed Tower”, Separation Science and Technology, 41(8), 1679-1695 (2006).
17.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Impact of Fugitive Dust Emissions from Cement Plants on Nearby Communities”, Ecological Modelling, 195(3-4), 338-348 (2006).
18.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Elkamel A., and Al-Otaibi M.B., “Building Inferential Estimators for Modeling Product Quality in a Crude Oil Desalting and Dehydration Process”, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 45(7), 568-577 (2006).
19.         Al-Otaibi M.B., Elkamel A., Nassehi V., and Abdul-Wahab S.A., “A Computational Intelligence Based Approach for the Analysis and Optimization of a Crude oil desalting and dehydration Process”, Energy and Fuels, 19(6), 2526-2534 (2005).
20.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Bakheit C.S., and Siddiqui R.A., “Study the Relationship between the Health Effects and Characterization of Thermal Inversions in the Sultanate of Oman”, Atmospheric Environment, 39, 5466-5471 (2005).
21.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Contribution of International Environmental Design Competitions in Raising the Profile of Environmental Education in Engineering Students”, The International Journal of Engineering Education, 21 (5), 973-980 (2005).
22.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Worthing M.A., and Al-Maamari S., “Mineralogy of   Atmospheric Suspended Dust in Three Indoor and One Outdoor Location in Oman”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 107(1-3), 313-327 (2005).
23.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Bakheit C.S., and Al-Alawi S.M., “Principal Component and Multiple Regression Analysis in Modelling of Ground-Level Ozone and Factors Affecting its Concentrations”, Environmental Modelling & Software, 20(10), 1263-1271 (2005).
24.         Abdul-Wahab S.A, Zurigat Y.H., and Bortmany J., “Gas Turbine Emissions and Environmental Impact of Efficiency Boosting Techniques”, International Journal of Environmental and Pollution (IJEP), 23(3), 273-288 (2005).
25.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Monitoring of Air Pollution in the Atmosphere Around Oman Liquid Natural Gas (OLNG) Plant”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 40 (3), 559-570 (2005).
26.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Al-Saifi S.Y., Alrumhi B.A., Abdulraheem M.Y., and Al-Uraimi M., “Determination of the Features of the Low-Level Temperature Inversions above a Suburban Site in Oman Using Radiosonde Temperature Measurements: Long-Term Analysis”, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres (JGR – Atmospheres), 109(D20101), 1029/2004JD004543- (2004).
27.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Saeed A. Al-Araimi, “Environmental Considerations in Urban Planning”, The International Journal of Environmental Studies, Section B: Environmental Science & Technology, 61 (5), 527-537 (2004).
28.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “An Application and Evaluation of the CAL3QHC Model for Predicting Carbon Monoxide Concentrations from Motor Vehicles near a Roadway Intersection in Muscat, Oman”, Environmental Management, 34 (3), 372-382 (2004).
29.          Abdul-Wahab S.A., Bakheit C.S., Siddiqui R.A., and Al-Alawi S.M.,   “Atmospheric Corrosion of Metals”, The Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, 5 (1), 1-20 (2004).
30.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Effect of Air Pollution on Atmospheric Corrosion of Engineering Metals”, Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management (ASCE), 8(4), 274-285 (2004).
31.         Yaghi B. and Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Levels of Heavy Metals in Outdoor and Indoor Dusts in Muscat, Oman”, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Section A, 61 (3), 307-314 (2004).
32.         Abdul-Wahab S.A. and Yaghi B., “Use of Plants to Monitor Contamination of Air by SO2 in and around refinery”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, A39 (6), 1559-1571 (2004).
33.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Modelling Methane and Vinyl Chloride in Soil Surrounding Landfills”, International Journal of Environmental and Pollution (IJEP), 21 (4), 339-349 (2004).
34.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Evaluation of the Industrial Source Complex Short-Term Model: Dispersion over Terrain”, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 54(4), 396-408 (2004).
35.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Zurigat Y.H. and Abu-Arabi M.K., “Effect of Structured Packing Density on Performance of Air Dehumidifier”, Energy Conversion and Management, 45(15-16), 2539-2552 (2004).
36.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Source Characterization of Atmospheric Heavy Metals in Industrial/Residential Areas: A Case Study in Oman”, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 54(4), 425-431 (2004).
37.         Abdul-Wahab S.A. and Bouhamra W.S., “Diurnal Variations of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles in Residential Area”, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Section B: Environmental Science & Technology, 61(1), 73-98 (2004).
38.         Abdul-Wahab S.A, Zurigat Y.H. and Abu-Arabi M.K., “Predictions of Moisture Removal Rate and Dehumidification Effectiveness for Structured Liquid Desiccant Air Dehumidifier”, Energy- The International Journal, 29(1), 19-34 (2004).
39.         Zurigat Y.H., Abu-Arabi M.K. and Abdul-Wahab S.A, “Air Dehumidification by Triethylene Glycol Desiccant in a Packed Column”, Energy Conversion and Management, 45(1), 141-155 (2004).
40.         Abdul-Wahab S.A. and Yaghi B., “Total Suspended Dust and Heavy Metal Levels Emitted from a Workplace Compared with Nearby Residential Houses”, Atmospheric Environment, 38(5), 745-750 (2004).
41.         Yaghi B. and Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Assessment of Lead, Zinc, Copper, Nickel and Chromium in Total Suspended Particulate Matter from the Workplace in Al-Rusayl Industrial Estate, Oman”, Journal of Environmental Monitoring (GEM), 5, 950-952 (2003).
42.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Azzi M., Johnson G.M., Bouhamra W.S., Ettouney H.M., Sowerby B. and   Crittenden B.D., “Using the Integrated Empirical Rate-Reactive Plume Model in Assessment of the Potential Effects of Shuaiba Industrial Area NOX Plumes on Photochemical Smog Concentrations”, Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Trans IchemE), Part B: Process Safety & Environmental Protection, 81(5), 363-374 (2003).
43.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Analysis of Thermal Inversions in the Khareef Salalah Region in the Sultanate of Oman”, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (JGR – Atmospheres), 108(D9), 4274- (2003).
44.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Statistical Prediction of Atmospheric Corrosion from Atmospheric-Pollution Parameters”, Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management (ASCE), 7(3), 190-200 (2003).
45.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Al-Rubiei R. and Al-Shamsi A., “A Statistical Model for Predicting Carbon Monoxide levels”, International Journal of Environmental and Pollution (IJEP), 19(3), 209-224 (2003).
46.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., Abdulraheem M.Y. and Hutchinson M., “The Need for Inclusion of Environmental Education in Undergraduate Engineering curricula”, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 4(2), 126-137 (2003).
47.         Abdul-Wahab S.A., “SO2 Dispersion and Monthly Evaluation of the Industrial Source Complex Short-Term (ISCST32) Model at Mina Al-Fahal Refinery, Sultanate of Oman”, Environmental Management, 31(2), 276-291 (2003).

 
 
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