Dr. Sulaiman  Al Zuhair
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Dr. Sulaiman Al Zuhair

Assistant Professor
United Arab Emirates University, UAE


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia

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Area of Interest:

Physical Science Engineering
100%
Chemical Engineering
62%
Wastewater Treatment
90%
Biofuels
75%
Enzymatic Reactions
55%

Research Publications in Numbers

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Selected Publications

  1. Shomal, R., H. Hisham, A. Mlhem, R. Hassan and S. Al-Zuhair, 2019. Simultaneous extraction-reaction process for biodiesel production from microalgae. Energy Rep., 5: 37-40.
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  2. Jabeen, A., B. Reeder, D. Svistunenko, S. Hisaindee, S. Ashraf, S. Al-Zuhair and S. Battah, 2019. Effect of the photodynamic therapy applications with potent microalgae constituents on several types of tumor. IRBM., 40: 51-61.
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  3. Al-Ameri, M. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2019. Using switchable solvents for enhanced, simultaneous microalgae oil extraction-reaction for biodiesel production. Biochem. Eng. J., 141: 217-224.
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  4. Surkatti, R. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2018. Microalgae cultivation for phenolic compounds removal. Environ. Sci. Poll. Res., 25: 33936-33956.
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  5. Surkatti, R. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2018. Effect of cresols treatment by microalgae on the cells' composition. J. Water Process Eng., 26: 250-256.
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  6. Merza, F., A. Fawzy, I. AlNashef, S. Al-Zuhair and H. Taher, 2018. Effectiveness of using deep eutectic solvents as an alternative to conventional solvents in enzymatic biodiesel production from waste oils. Energy Rep., 4: 77-83.
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  7. Mathew, B.T., S. Raji, S. Dagher, A. Hilal-Alnaqbi and A.H.I. Mourad et al., 2018. Bilirubin detoxification using different phytomaterials: Characterization and in vitro studies. Int. J. Nanomed., 13: 2997-3010.
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  8. Elnajjar, E., S. Hasan, A.H. Alnaqbi, S.A. Al Omari and S. Al-Zuhair, 2018. Optimizing the extraction of oils from date seeds for biodiesel production. Int. J. Environ. Res., 12: 101-108.
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  9. AlKetbi, S., H. Elsayed and S. Al-Zuhair, 2018. Gold extraction from biosolid sludge obtained by sewage treatment. Environ. Technol., 10.1080/09593330.2018.1448000.
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  10. Abdi, Y., R. Shomal, H. Taher and S. Al-Zuhair, 2018. Improving the reusability of an immobilized lipase-ionic liquid system for biodiesel production. Biofuels, 10.1080/17597269.2018.1449062.
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  11. Taher, H., E. Nashef, N. Anvar and S. Al-Zuhair, 2017. Enzymatic production of biodiesel from waste oil in ionic liquid medium. Biofuels, 10.1080/17597269.2017.1316145.
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  12. Taher, H. and S. Al‐Zuhair, 2017. The use of alternative solvents in enzymatic biodiesel production: A review. Biofuels Bioprod. Biorefin., 11: 168-194.
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  13. Taher, H. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2017. The Use of Alternative Solvents in Enzymatic Biodiesel Production: A Review. Biofuels Bioprod. Biorefin., .
  14. Khaleel, A., S. Al‐Zuhair, S. Al‐Mamary, M. Parvin and A.H. Khan, 2017. Structural, textural and catalytic properties of Ti (IV)‐Fe (III) mixed oxides prepared by a modified sol‐gel route. Chem. Select, 2: 791-799.
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  15. Khaleel, A. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2017. Structural, textural, and catalytic properties of Ti(IV)-Fe(III) mixed oxides prepared via modified sol-gel route. Chem. Select, .
  16. Jabeen, A., B. Reeder, S. Hisaindee, S. Ashraf, N. Al Darmaki, S. Battah and S. Al-Zuhair, 2017. Effect of enzymatic pre-treatment of microalgae extracts on their anti-tumor activity. Biomed. J., 40: 339-346.
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  17. El-Naas, M.H., M.A. Alhaija and S. Al-Zuhair, 2017. Evaluation of an activated carbon packed bed for the adsorption of phenols from petroleum refinery wastewater. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24: 7511-7520.
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  18. Al‐Zuhair, S., S. Ashraf, S. Hisaindee, N.A. Darmaki and S. Battah et al., 2017. Enzymatic pre‐treatment of microalgae cells for enhanced extraction of proteins. Eng. Life Sci., 17: 175-185.
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  19. Al-Zuhair, S., H. Taher, S.W.S. Al Dhaheri, M. Nour and E. El-Najjar, 2017. Biodiesel production from oils extracted from date pits. Green Sustain Chem., 7: 48-56.
  20. Al Ahmad, M., S. Al-Zuhair, A. Hilal-Alnaqbi and F. Mustafa, 2017. Visualization and quantification of oil in single microalgal cells. J. Applied Phycol., 29: 1195-1202.
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  21. Al Ahmad, M., S. Al-Zuhair, A. Alnaqbi, F. Mustafa, 2017. Visualization and Quantification of Oil in Single Microalgal Cell. J. Appl. Phycol., .
  22. Abujayyab, M. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2017. Microalgae cultivation for phenol removal from wastewater. MOJ Toxicol., Vol. 3. .
  23. El-Naas, M.H., R. Surkatti and S. Al-Zuhair, 2016. Petroleum refinery wastewater treatment: A pilot scale study. J. Water Process Eng., 14: 71-76.
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  24. Al-Zuhair, S., S. AlKetbi and M. Al-Marzouqi, 2016. Regenerating diethanolamine aqueous Solution for CO2 absorption using microalgae. Ind. Biotechnol., 12: 105-108.
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  25. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Nabil, Y. Abdi, M. Al Sayyed and H. Taher, 2016. High concentration phenol removal using freshwater microalgae. Int. J. Biotechnol. Wellness Ind., 5: 39-45.
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  26. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Hassan, M. Djama and A. Khaleel, 2016. Hydrogen Production by Steam Reforming of Commercially Available LPG in UAE. Chem. Eng. Commun., 204: 141-148.
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  27. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Abujayyab and A. Khaleel, 2016. Adsorption kinetics of ethyl mercaptan found in commercially available LPG in UAE. Energy Environ. Eng., 4: 7-14.
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  28. Al-Zuhair, S. and H. Taher, 2016. Supercritical Fluids Technology in Lipase Catalysed Processes. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, Pages: 160.
  29. Al Zuhair, S., S. Ashraf, S. Hisaindee, N.A. Darmaki and S. Battah, et al., 2016. Enzymatic pre-treatment of microalgae cells for enhanced extraction of proteins. Eng. Life Sci., .
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  30. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik and M. Farid, 2015. Properties of biodiesel produced by enzymatic transesterification of lipids extracted from microalgae in supercritical carbon dioxide medium. Int. J. Biol. Biomol. Agric. Food Biotechnol. Eng., 9: 694-697.
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  31. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik and M. Farid, 2015. Growth of Microalgae using CO2 Enriched Air for Biodiesel Production in Supercritical CO2. Renewable Energy, 82: 61-70.
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  32. Eid, N and S. Al-Zuhair, 2015. Evaluation of the use of ipad in teaching general chemistry lab to freshman students. J. Eng. Sci. Technol., 10: 249-257.
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  33. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Abualreesh, K. Ahmed and A. Abdulrazak, 2015. Enzymatic delignification of biomass for enhanced fermentable sugars production. Energy Technol., 3: 121-127.
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  34. Al-Zuhair, S., E. Geirge and M. Nour, 2015. Using marine microalgae strains for oil removal from Oil-Water emulsion remediation. J. Biochem. Technol., 6: 987-989.
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  35. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Khalil, M. Hassan, A. Abdulrazak, K. Basil and A. Fardoun, 2015. Performance evaluation of lpg desulfurization by adsorption for hydrogen production. J. Energy Chem., 24: 477-484.
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  36. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik, M. Farid and S. Taeqi, 2014. Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of microalgae lipid: Process optimization and laboratory scale-up. J. Supercrit. Fluids, 86: 57-66.
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  37. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik and M. Farid, 2014. Mass transfer modelling of scenedesmus sp. lipids extracted by supercritical CO2. Biomass Bioenergy, 70: 530-541.
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  38. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik and M. Farid, 2014. Enzymatic biodiesel production of microalgae lipids under supercritical carbon dioxide: Process optimization and integration. Biochem. Eng. J., 15: 103-113.
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  39. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik and M. Farid, 2014. Effective extraction of microalgae lipids from wet biomass for biodiesel production. Biomass Bioenergy, 66: 159-167.
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  40. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair and M. Abu AlHaija, 2014. Evaluation of a Three-Step process for the treatment of petroleum refinery wastewater. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2: 56-62.
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  41. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Fardoun and M. Nour, 2014. Renewable energy education for engineering freshman students. Asian J. Educ. e-Learning, 2: 173-184.
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  42. Al Ahmad, M., S. Al-Zuhair, H. Taher and A.H. Alnaqbi, 2014. RF microalgal lipid content characterization. Sci. Rep., 10.1038/srep05108.
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  43. Hashim, I.B., S. Al Nuaimi, H.S. Afifi, H. Taher, S. Al-Zuhair and A. Al-Marzouqi, 2013. Quality characteristics of low fat lamb meat produced by supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. Global J. Biol. Agric. Health Sci., 2: 5-9.
  44. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair and A. Al-Lobaney, 2013. Treatment of petroleum refinery wastewater by continuous electrocoagulation. Int. J. Eng. Res. Technol., 2: 2144-2150.
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  45. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Al-Hosany, Y. Zooba, A. Al-Hammadi and S. Al-Kaabi, 2013. Development of a membrane bioreactor for enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Renewable Energy, 56: 85-89.
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  46. Al-Zuhair, S., K. Ahmed, A. Abdulrazak and M.H. El-Naas, 2012. Synergistic effect of pretreatment and hydrolysis enzymes on the production of fermentable sugars from date palm lignocellulosic waste. J. Ind. Eng. Chem., 19: 413-415.
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  47. Al-Zuhair, S., H. Noura and A. Fardoun, 2012. Utilization of date-pits in transformer oil chemical regeneration. Int. J. Sustainable Energy. Dev., 1: 46-50.
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  48. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Hussein, A.H. Al-Marzouqi and I. Hashim, 2012. Continuous production of biodiesel from fat extracted from lamb meat in supercritical CO2 media. Biochem. Engin. J., 60: 106-110.
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  49. Al-Zuhair, S. and M. El-Naas, 2012. Phenol biodegradation by Ralstonia pickettii extracted from petroleum refinery oil sludge. Chem. Engin. Comm., 199: 1194-1204.
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  50. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. AlMarzoqui, Y. Haik and M. Farid, 2011. A Review of enzymatic transesterification of microalgal oil based biodiesel using supercritical technology. J. Enzymes Res. 10.4061/2011/468292.
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  51. Taher, H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. Al-Marzouqui and I. Hashim, 2011. Extracted fat from lamb meat by supercritical CO2 as feedstock for biodiesel production. Biochem. Engin. J., 55: 23-31.
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  52. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Almenhali, I. Hamad, M. Alshehhi and N. AlSuwaidi, 2011. Enzymatic production of biodiesel from used/waste vegetable oils: design of a pilot plant. Renewable Energy. 36: 2605-2614.
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  53. Al-Zuhair, S. and M. El-Naas, 2011. Immobilization of Pseudomonas putida in PVA gel particles for the biodegradation of phenol at high concentrations. Biochem. Engin. J., 56: 46-50.
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  54. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair and S. Makhlouf, 2010. Continuous biodegradation of phenol in a Spouted Bed Bioreactor (SBBR). Chem. Eng. J., 160: 565-570.
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  55. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair and S. Makhlouf, 2010. Batch degradation of phenol in a spouted bed bioreactor system. J. Ind. Eng. Chem., 16: 267-272.
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  56. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair and M.A. Alhaija, 2010. Reduction of COD in refinery wastewater through adsorption on Date-Pit activated carbon. J. Hazard. Mat., 173: 750-757.
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  57. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair and M. Abu-AlHaija, 2010. Removal of phenol from petroleum refinery wastewater through adsorption on date-pit activated carbon. Chem. Engin. J., 162: 997-1005.
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  58. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Dowaidar and H. Kamal, 2010. Inhibitory effect of dates-extract on a-amylase and a-glucosidase enzymes relevant to non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. J. Biochem. Technol. 2: 158-160.
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  59. Al-Zuhair, S., 2010. Biochemical catalytic production of biodeisel. In: Handbook of Biofuels Production, Processes and Technologies. Luque, R., J. Campelo, J.H. Clark Woodhead publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK..
  60. El-Naas, M.H., S. Al-Zuhair, A. Al-Lobaney and S. Makhlouf, 2009. Assessment of electrocoagulation for the treatment of petroleum refinery wastewater. J. Env. Manag., 91: 180-185.
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  61. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Dowaidar and H. Kamal, 2009. Dynamic modeling of biodiesel production from simulated waste cooking oil using immobilized lipase. Biochem. Eng. J., 44: 256-262.
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  62. Al-Attar, H. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2009. A simplified approach for predicting gas well performance. J. Petr. Sci. Eng., 65: 51-61.
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  63. Al-Attar, H. and S. Al-Zuhair, 2009. A general approach for deliverability calculations of gas wells. J. Petr. Sci. Eng., 67: 97-104.
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  64. Zuhair, S.A., M.H.E. Naas and H.A. Hassani, 2008. Sulfate inhibition effect on sulfate reducing bacteria. J. Biochem. Tech., 1: 39-44.
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  65. Al-Zuhair, S., K.B. Ramachandran and M. Hasan, 2008. Effect of enzyme molecules covering of oil-water interfacial area on the kinetic of oil hydrolysis. Chem. Eng. J., 139: 540-548.
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  66. Al-Zuhair, S., 2008. The effect of crystallinity of cellulose on the rate of reducing sugars production by heterogeneous enzymatic hydrolysis. Biores. Technol., 99: 4078-4085.
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  67. Al-Zuhair, S., 2008. Enzymatic production of bio-diesel from waste cooking oil using lipase. Open Chem. Eng. J., 2: 84-88.
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  68. Shamel, M., K.B. Ramachandran, M. Hasan and S. Al-Zuhair, 2007. Hydrolysis of palm and olive oils by immobilised lipase using hollow-fibre reactor. Biochem. Engin. J., 34: 228-235.
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  69. Al-Zuhair, S., Y.L. Fan, K.S. Chui and S. Rizwan, 2007. Kinetics of Aspergillus niger Cellulase Inhibition by Reducing Sugar Produced by the Hydrolysis of Carboxymethylcellulose. Int. J. Chem. React. Eng., Vol. 5 .
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  70. Al-Zuhair, S., W.L. Fan and S.J. Lim, 2007. Proposed kinetic mechanism of the production of biodiesel from palm oil using lipase. Proc. Biochem., 42: 951-960.
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  71. Al-Zuhair, S., 2007. Production of biodiesel: Possibilities and challenges review paper. Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref., 1: 57-66.
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  72. Ramachandran, K.B., S. Al-Zuhair, C.S. Fong and C.W. Gak, 2006. Kinetic study on hydrolysis of oils by lipase with ultrasonic emulsification. Biochem. Engin. J., 32: 19-24.
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  73. Al-Zuhair, S., K.V. Jayaraman, S. Krishnan and W.H. Chan, 2006. The effect of fatty acid concentration and water content on the production of biodiesel by lipase. Biochem. Engin. J., 30: 217-217.
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  74. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Hussein, A.H. Al-Marzouqi and I. Hashim, 2006. Kinetics of hydrolysis of tributyrin by lipase. J. Engin. Sci. Technol., 1: 50-58.
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  75. Al-Zuhair, S., 2006. The role of engineers in biotechnology. Doctor Job, 9: 22-23.
  76. Al-Zuhair, S., 2006. The effect of substrate concentrations on the production of biodiesel by lipase-catalysed transesterification of vegetable oils. J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 81: 299-305.
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  77. Al-Atabi, M.T., S. Al-Zuhair, S.B. Chin and X.Y. Luo, 2006. Pressure drop in laminar and turbulent flows in circular pipe with baffles-an experimental and analytic study. Inte. J. Fluid. Mech. Res., 33: 303-319.
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  78. Yusaf, T., S. Al-Zuhair and M. Al-Atabi, 2005. Performance of diesel engine using an emulsion of biodiesel-conventional diesel fuel. Mech. Eng., 56: 137-142.
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  79. Shamel, M., S. Al-Zuhair and R. Azaha, 2005. Adsorption of lipase on hollow fibre membrane chips. Int. J. Artif. Cells, Blood Substit. Biotechnol., 33: 423-433.
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  80. Al-Zuhair, S., A. Hussein, A.H. Al-Marzouqi and I. Hashim, 2005. Production of biodiesel by lipase-catalysed transesterification of vegetable oils: A kinetics study. Biotechnol. Prog., 21: 1442-1448.
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  81. Al-Zuhair, S., Y.A. Abakr and M.I. Ahmed, 2004. The effect of the operating conditions on the apparent viscosity of crude palm oil during oil clarification. IIUM J. Engin., 5: 55-64.
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  82. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Hasan and K.B. Ramachandran, 2004. Unsteady state kinetics of lipolytic hydrolysis of palm oil in a stirred liquid-liquid bioreactor. Biochem. Engin. J., 19: 81-86.
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  83. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Hasan and K.B. Ramachandran, 2004. High enzyme concentration model for the kinetics of hydrolysis of oils by lipase. Chem. Eng. J., 103: 7-11.
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  84. Al-Zuhair, S., K.B. Ramachandran and M. Hasan, 2004. Investigation of the specific interfacial area of palm oil/water system. J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 79: 706-710.
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  85. Al-Zuhair, S., 2004. Using liquid-liquid deep settling model in determining the design parameters of crude palm oil settler. Sep. Purif. Technol., 35: 133-140.
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  86. Al-Zuhair, S., M. Hasan and K.B. Ramachandran, 2003. Kinetics of the enzymatic hydrolysis of palm oil by lipase. Process Biochem., 38: 1153-1163.
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