Dr. Abdel-Wahab's primary focus is on chemical and physical processes associated with treatment of water and wastewater and solar-powered photoelectrochemical processes for carobon doixide reduction and contaminants degradation. This work includes discovery and development of new classes of treatment processes. It includes utilization of solar energy for photo-electrochemical conversion of CO2 into useful fuel, inland desalination with zero liquid discharge, reactive adsorption of heavey metas onto iron sulfide nanoparticles, development of innovative extensions of lime softening for removal of a wide range of contaminants from recirculating cooling water and brine concentrate in zero liquid discharge systems, advanced oxidation processes, advanced reduction processes, electrocoagulation; and some of the only research conducted on applying solid solution theory to water and wastewater treatment. He is also involved in developing reactive transport computational tools for environmental impact assessment and for prediction of chemical behavior in aquatic systems.

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selected publications
Academic Articles133
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  • Ghouri, Z. K., Elsaid, K., Nasef, M. M., Ahmed, S., Badreldin, A., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2022). Cooperative electrocatalytic effect of Pd and Ce alloys nanoparticles in PdCe@CNWs electrode for oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Molecular Catalysis. 522, 112255-112255.
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  • Matta, S. M., Selam, M. A., Manzoor, H., Adham, S., Shon, H. K., Castier, M., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2022). Predicting the performance of spiral-wound membranes in pressure-retarded osmosis processes. Renewable Energy. 189, 66-77.
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  • Suwaileh, W., Zargar, M., Abdala, A., Siddiqui, F. A., Khiadani, M., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2022). Concentration polarization control in stand-alone and hybrid forward osmosis systems: Recent technological advancements and future directions. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 178, 199-223.
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  • Badreldin, A., Youssef, K., El Ghenymy, A., Wubulikasimu, Y., Ghouri, Z. K., Elsaid, K., Kumar, D., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2022). Solution Combustion Synthesis of Novel S,B-Codoped CoFe Oxyhydroxides for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Saline Water.. ACS Omega. 7(6), 5521-5536.
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  • Tusnim, J., Hoque, M. E., Hossain, S. A., Abdel-Wahab, A., Abdala, A., & Wahab, M. A. (2020). Nanocellulose and nanohydrogels for the development of cleaner energy and future sustainable materials. Sustainable Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogels from Natural Sources. 81-113. Elsevier.
  • Elsaid, K., Batchelor, B., & AbdelWahab, A. (2019). Kinetics of Halogenated Disinfection ByProducts Formation in Chlorinated Seawater. Encyclopedia of Water. 1-13. Wiley.
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  • Lee, C., Han, D. S., Yoon, S. H., Park, S. H., Abdel-Wahab, A. I., & Batchelor, B. (2017). Effect of Anions on Electrochemical Degradation of Perchlorate in water Using Zero-valent Titanium. Taylor, J. C. (Eds.), Advances in Chemistry Research. Volume 34. 171-192. Nova Science Publishers.
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  • Han, D. S., Orillano, M., Duan, Y., Batchelor, B., Park, H., Hilal, N., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2017). Effect of anions on removal of mercury(II) using fes-supported crossflow ultrafiltration. Ultrafiltration: Methods, Applications and Insights. 129-152.
  • Han, D. S., Kim, E. J., Batchelor, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2013). Sorption of mercury(II) to synthesized pyrite (FeS2) and stabilization via surface reaction. Pyrite: Synthesis, Characterization and Uses. 93-122.
Conference Papers16
  • Nasr, M., Aghashahi, M., Rasekh, A., Elsaid, K., Mohtar, R., Banks, M., Georghiades, C., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2018). A Cyberphysical Testbed for Smart Water Networks Research Education and Development in Qatar. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings Volume 2018 Issue 3, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings.
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  • Tran, V., Han, D., Park, H., Abdel-Wahab, A., & Shon, H. (2017). Forward osmosis using sulfur containing air pollutants as draw solution for water-energy-food nexus technology. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 254,
  • Safan, A., Jung, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2016). Reductive immobilization of selenium in sulfur-containing solution. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 251,
  • Jung, B., & Abdel-Wahab, A. (2016). Removal of arsenic by UV photoreduction in the presence of dithionite. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 251,
Repository Documents / Preprints1
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