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Meeting between the head of department and the managers of administrative divisions in Chemical Engineering Department

 9/6/2015

God's blessing, the head of the department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed was held a meeting with the managers of administrative divisions on Monday (01/06/2015) inside Al-Khwarizmi Hall on fourth floor with the presence of the Assistant Prof. Dr. Zaidoon Mohsin; the administrative aide of the head of the department. Many things were discussed during the meeting, among them:

1-    Laboratories:

The head of the chemical engineering department was focused on the interest in providing the necessary supplies and move away from the luxuries that may be disrupted the behavior of administrative and academic work and taking into account the economic conditions and the reduction of expenses as much as possible.

2-    Practical Supervisors:

Continued cooperation between both the practical and scientific supervisors for the provision of laboratories and scheduling the equipment maintenance.

3-    Laboratory experiments:

Emphasis on the engineers about necessary things they may be need for them to be knowledgeable in all laboratory experiments, which are needed by student.

4-    Entrepreneurship:

The need to organize the works in all administrative divisions and units along with attention to the electronic governance and link all divisions to each other as well as electronically documented with organizing the department.

5-    Seminars:

The necessity to attend and participate in all scientific activities, which are carried out by the department such as symposia, conferences and seminars in addition to contribute in the work to maintain the continuity of communication with the scientific activity of the department.

6-    Archiving:

The need for electronic archiving of each administrative division and unit and it is directed by the head of the department to all employees in the department  in order to help the divisions of the exam committees, the alumni and the registration through electronic archiving of all the degrees and all files of graduates.

7-    Dates of interviews:

Along with the recent directives, a decision has been made to meet the employee, citizen, and student with their direct administrator and thus two days a week were identified to explain the problems and find the appropriate available solutions for them.

8-    Smart Card:

It seems to be necessary to complete the smart card project for all members of staff and employees within our department.

9-    Administrative reform:

Emphasis on direct administrator to follow-up the field of work for all employees by visiting the work in order to address the obstacles and problems they may face them and  maintain the style of reward and punishment to employees toward encourage them to better performance.


 

 Visit a group of students from the fourth stage to Crazy fields in Basra

 4/6/2015

The collaboration between the Chemical Engineering Department and the Ministry of Oil, represented by both the South Oil Company and the Shell Oil Company with the support of the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir, a team of students from the 4th year stage in the chemical engineering department have visited to Majnoon fields of extraction of crude oil in Al-Basrah. Shell Oil Company has welcomed the students and proved them a lot of information about the work and the various stages of the extraction and isolation of crude oil on site as part of requirements to participate the design day, which is supported by IREX organization. A group of consulting engineers in the company has also elucidated and given a clear explanation about the industrial units.

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  published an article in highly recognizable journal

 1/6/2015

Prof. Dr. Naiat J. saleh and Dr.Amer Asis from chemical engineering department had published an article in Wulfenia Journal  Vol. 22, No. 4, 2015. Articletitle is “PREPARATION AIID CHARACTERIZATION OFNANO- SIICA FROM IRAQI RICE HUSK WASTE WITH APPLICATIONS TO CEMENT USED IN OILWELLS”.

 


 

New books arrived to the library of department

 1/6/2015

رؤى جديدة لتطوير التعليم الجامعي

Applied Numerical Methods With Matlab

 

مستفبل جودة التعليم

Process  System  Analysis and Control

 

الأعتماد الأكاديمي وادارة الجودة الشاملة في التعليم الجامعي

Chemical  Reaction  Engineering

الشامل في حوسبة المكتبات ومراكز مصادر المعلومات

Chemical  Industries

المكتبات المدرسية

Industrial  Chemicals Tech. Handbook

المكتبات الحديثة (الألكترونية ،الرقمية و الأفتراضية)

Petrochemical Industrial

Statistics & Numerical Methods

Applied and Computational  Fluid  Machines

Numerical  Methods

Material Science & Engineering

   

Advanced  Engineering Chemistry


 
Design Day

 1/6/2015

 Within the activities of IREX American organization for scientific cooperation, a celebration was arranged on Sunday 17.05.2015 under the title of (Design day) that specific to scientific and engineering productions and that including the inventions and the innovations for the students of the University of Technology in the engineering and scientific departments and for all stages. The ceremonial was opened by the president of the University and the responsible of the cooperation program for IRIX Organization. Participating students have reviewed more than 30 industrial projects, which included some of the solutions to the industrial problems and the inventions of interest to the community. All heads of the departments, teaching professors, staff and students have already been attended the inauguration of celebration. Chemical engineering department has participated in the exhibition with four scientific outputs, as follows:

1)   Biofuel production from algae

Student team consists of:

a-       Abdullah Nizar

b-      Hamza Mohsin

2)   Control of the emitted odors from sewage plants in Al-Buaath district

Student team consists of:

a-    Rami Fikrat

b-   Abu Sufian Issa

c-    Yasser Haider

d-   Almuntaser Saad

3)   Improve the specifications of produce crude oil from Majnoon fields in Basrah

Student team consists of:

a-    Bashir sabba

b-   Murtaza Abdul Amir

c-    Mohammed Abdul Karim

d-   Muntaser Abdul Karim

e-    Gabriel Abbas

4)   Manufacturing a device for measuring the contact angle of drops and connect the device with the computer program to analyze the measurements

Student team consists of:

a-    Riad Nafi

b-   Laith Saleh

c-    Karrar Sharif

Improve the specifications of produce crude oil from Majnoon fields in Basrah project had won the third place and the team was honored by the president of the University. At the end of activities, appreciation certificates were distributed to the participating students.

 


 

Student Ahmed Talal Sadeq earned M.Sc. Degree

 28/5/2015

Student Ahmed Talal Sadeq earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

PURIFICATION OF ETHANOL PRODUCED BY AL MOSUL STATE COMPANY FOR SUGAR PRODUCTION USING CARBON NANO FILTER

 The supervisors are Assist.Prof. Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed  and Assist.Prof. Adnan Abdul Jabbar Abdul Razak .The discussion was held on Khwarizmi court on 21/5/2015.

Ethanol is produced from various kinds of substrates. The substrates used for ethanol production vary by different countries due to their different farming conditions' in Iraq, dates is the dominant substrate of ethanol in private sector factories, while remnants of the sugar industry is the dominant substrate of Ethanol in Iraqi state companies as in Mosul sugar production company (North of Iraq) and Messan sugar production company (south of Iraq).Iraqi ethanol produce by fermentation followed by distillation suffered from odors and impurities.. The state company for sugar industry/Mosul city produces a large quantity of ethanol. The company facing marketing problem due the undesirable odor and impurities which make ethanol produced unfit with the national and international standards of the medical uses make. so the aim of our project is to design a new process for purification of ethanol utilized nanotechnology in order to achieve the desired properties.


 

Student Ahmed Shehab earned M.Sc. Degree
 28/5/2015

Student Ahmed Shehab earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

Preparation and Characterization of nanocatalyst for desulfurization of vacuum gas oil (VGO)

 The supervisors are Assist.Prof. Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed  and Assist.Prof. Adnan Abdul Jabbar Abdul Razak .The discussion was held on Ibn Hayan court on 19/5/2015.

Multiwall carbon nanotubes ( MWCNTs ) were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition ( CVD ) method with diameter range ( 30-70 nm ) and then purified by chemical treatment with HCland ultrasonication followed by functionalized by treating with HNO3 under total reflux .  MWCNTs were characterized by ( XRD ) , ( SEM ) , ( HRTEM ) , ( FT-IR ) , ( BET ) and Raman spectroscopy. MWCNTs then used as supporter for CoMo nanoparticles for preparation of CoMo/CNTs catalyst that using for desulfurization of gas oil. The performance of CoMo/CNTs was tested under different conditions : time          ( 2,4,6,8,10 h ) , temperature ( 240,260,280 °C ) , pressure ( 5,7.5,10 bar ) and space velocity ( 2,4,6 h-1 ) , also conventional catalyst type CoMo/Al2O3 is tested under similar condition .                                                                                      

The results show that CoMo/CNTs were higher activity than CoMo/Al2O3 and the maximum removal of sulfur at temperature 280 °C , pressure 10 bar , time 10 h and space velocity 2 h -1  .  

 


 

Conference of postgraduate researches in chemical engineering and its impact on the development of chemical and petroleum industries

27/5/2015

Under the auspices of the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir, the chemical engineering department at the University of Technology was arranged a first scientific conference regarding the postgraduate studies under the title of “Impact of postgraduate researches in chemical engineering on the developing of chemical and petroleum industries” for the period of 18-19 /5/2015 on the University Theatre with the presence of both assistants of the president of the University of Technology, for the academic affairs assistant prof. Dr. Wsam Kazem Hamdan and for the administrative affairs assistant professor Dr. Sami Abu-Noon Ajil, as well as the head of the chemical engineering department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed and Dr. Naseer Mohammed Saleh the representative of the department of research and development in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with the number of heads of departments and centers' directors and number from the university lecturers with a group of heads of the chemical engineering departments from other Iraqi Universities. Where the opening of conference had begun with reading a part from Koran and the republican anthem and then the audience silently stopped for a minute for the souls of the Iraqi martyrs. The president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir gave his speech and he said that the chemical engineering department  successes in holding a lot of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with various ministries including the Ministry of Oil, Industry, Science and Technology and other ministries in the field of postgraduate students, which have an impact on the accomplishment of the scientific process in our country and our university and then he wished all the success and progress for the conference. Also, the head of the chemical engineering department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed gave his speech and he said that this conference is of particular importance and being different from traditional engineering conferences because it has specialization in postgraduate research, in particular research themes in chemical engineering, which aims to provide academic research opportunity to make a meeting between the supervisors and postgraduate students and then he wished the conference to success and advancement in order to service and benefit of Iraq and the university.  During the conference many of the researches are provided in the various themes and techniques and the conference also includes the opening of appliances exhibition, which is participated by a number of modern companies in industrial water treatment, pollution of the environment, modern applications of catalysts, nano-materials in the chemical or petroleum, modeling, simulation, control of chemical processes, alternative energy researches, renewable energies in the chemical engineering industries, and the applied research in the field of oil industries and gas technology, As well as pharmaceutical researches, food industries, bioengineering, petrochemical, polymer technology, the phenomena of transition, separation processes and thermodynamic. At the end of the conference the President of the University of Technology has distributed the certificates to the participants and the preparatory and scientific committee, ceremonies committee and the public relations department.

 


Third Annual Scientific Student Conference

6/5/2015

Under the auspices of the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir and the head of chemical engineering department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed and the presence of the general director of the department of studies and planning in the Ministry of Oil; engineer Ali Hilal Ismail and guests from Midland Refineries Company (AL-Daura Refinery) and AL-Najaf Refinery, with staff and students from our department, the third annual scientific student conference was held under the slogan (in science will be able to stand up, in work will be able to develop and through creation our new Iraq will bloom), which intended for graduation projects for the students of the fourth stage of the academic year 2014-2015 inside Abn Al-Rashed hall on Thursday, 30.04.2015 with the purpose of choosing the most excellent competitors projects and the discussions was also made to evaluate the projects by means of discussion committees as well as the committees was conducted a scientific debate contest between both branches (oil & gas refining branch and process engineering branch). Where the opening ceremony had begun with reading a part from Koran and the republican anthem and then the audience silently stopped for a minute for the souls of the Iraqi martyrs.

Subsequently, the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir gave his speech; also the head of chemical engineering department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed delivered a speech on this occasion and followed by speech was given by general director of the department of Studies and Planning in the Ministry of Oil Engineer Ali Hilal Ismail, who had transferred his experience to our students through his work in the oil ministry as he's graduated from our department at the first batch in 1978/1979, afterward he's presented a bouquet of flowers to the head of the department, as well as the rest of engineers who are previously graduated from our department also had been given their speeches to the students and transferred their experiences in the work field. The audience showed their pleasure about this event, and on the sidelines of the conference, the graduation projects exhibition had been opened. Besides, solidarity with our brave armed forces and the popular crowd was documented so as to appreciate of their efforts in the defense about the Iraqi land against the terrorist attacks. The conference included the presentation and discussion of participation projects and students debate between the two branches, as well as the activities of students and honoring the competitors along with the distribution of certificates.

 


A group of staff from the Chemical Engineering Department has been made a scientific travel to Al-Najaf refinery

5/5/2015

A group of staff from the Chemical Engineering Department has been made a scientific travel to Al-Najaf refinery and visited the holy shrines on Monday 27/4/2015. Where the delegation in addition to the visiting of Al-Najaf refinery, they also observed the special units inside Al-Najaf refinery as well as attended a scientific lecture about everything related to the productivity of the refinery with the problems and obstacles faced by the units and especially the corrosion problem in order to find the probable solutions to them.

The delegation had greeted and welcomed by the administrators at the refinery and the delegation then visited the holy shrine of Al-Imam Ali and also greeted by Dr. Zaid Aekashi, who in charge on the relationships in the shrine.  The delegation had also performed the ceremonies of visit and subsequently went to the guest-house. On this occasion, the Department of Chemical Engineering would like to thank and appreciate the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir for his supporting and awarding this opportunity and all the facilities to carry out the visit to the refinery in Al-Najaf city.  


Sixth Annual International Scientific Conference on the holy shrine of Al-Kadhimiya

 5/5/2015

God's blessing and under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the holy shrine of Al-Kadhimiya, the sixth annual international scientific conference was held on Thursday, 23-04-2015 and under the slogan: "Scientists will be stayed forever" on the occasion of the millennium anniversary for the death of a banner Huda (Abu al-Qāsim ‘Alī ibn Husayn al-Sharīf al-Murtadhā) with the presence of the agent supreme religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Hassani al-Sistani in the holy city of Al-Kadhimiya the eminence Al-Sheikh Hussein Yassin and the head of the Shiite Endowment the eminence Al-Sayyed Alaa al-Moussawi, and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Hussein al-Shahristani, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Adael Fahd al-shurshab and the General Secretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Hamid Kalaf as well as a large number of dignitaries such as religious, cultural, political, and academic symbols with the presidents of Iraqi universities in addition to the participating delegations in this festival from inside and outside Iraq and for the period from 4-5 Rajab 1436 AH corresponding to 23 - 24 April 2015 AD.

Based on the invitation that had already been sent to the head of the Chemical Engineering Department in order to attend this conference, a decision was made to send the staff in the listed below to be present at the conference on behalf of the head of the department and at that point a letter had also been sent to the Department of Scientific Affairs and Cultural Relations with number 619 / CHE in 11-03-2015.

1)    Dr. Wallaa Abdul Hadi Nuri.

2)    Mr. Dhiyaa Abdul Rassol Hussein.


Lecture within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015 
 5/5/2015

               Within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015, Dr. Amer Aziz and Dr. Bashir Yusif have made a lecture on the workshop in accordance with the goals of the university linkage program U LP. The purpose of this grant, which is supported by International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), for conducting a workshop to acquaint the Iraqi faculty participants with the method of problem based learning (PBL) that has now become the common mode of instruction in medical education and is gaining wider acceptance as an effective teaching method in science and engineering. Practicing engineers are hired, retained, and rewarded for solving problems. Therefore, enhancing problem-solving skills is essential for preparing engineering students for the workplace. This program was held in Erbil-Iraq on February 7-11, 2015, and the following two faculty members have been sent as candidates to attend this workshop with the aim of representing the staff at the department of chemical engineering:

1-    Dr. Amer Aziz Abdul Rahman.

2-    Dr. Bashir Yusif Sherhan.

The lecture was given on Al-Khawarizmi hall on Wednesday 22/04/2015, in the presence of both the scientific aide Prof. Dr. Fadel Qusay and administrative aide, Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohsen Zaidoun Shakouri and the heads of the branches in addition to the number of staff and employees of the department with postgraduate students.

 


The Scientific visit by postgraduate students under the supervision of the chemical engineering department to Al-Daura oil refinery  

 5/5/2015

                  Proceeding from the principle of cooperation between universities and both service and productivity companies and under the direct supervision by the head of the Chemical Engineering Department, a number of postgraduate students (Higher Diploma & Master's) have been visited to Al-Daura oil refinery on Tuesday, 21/04/2015 in order to get more information about the modern techniques and gauges that dealing with the pollutants. The visit also included the opportunity of obtaining new knowledge about the environmental pollution and safety devices in the petroleum industry at the unity of soil thus the laboratories of this unit have been viewed. As well as the meeting held between the head of the chemical engineering department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed and the director of the energy services authority, engineer Hussein. Moreover during this meeting, the discussion has been made about the possibility of providing scientific consulting by professors of the University of Technology in chemical engineering department regarding the application of closed-circuits in the treatment of water pollutants that used in the petroleum operations

 


Lecture within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015

 23/4/2015

In the presence of the head of the Chemical Engineering Department and a number of staff from the department as well as the postgraduate students, the chemical engineering department had made within its scientific and cultural activities for the second semester of the academic year 2014-2015 a combined scientific lecture about the smart blackboards and the use of space white interactive in education and community service.

Lecturers: Prime programmers Azra´a Mohammed Hamid / Al-Mustansiriya University and Oldest chemical Mallaz Fadel Hadi / Chemical Engineering Department – University of Technology.

The lecturers were explained that the reliance on the use of traditional blackboards seem to be gradually decreased starting from the chalk blackboards or the whiteboards through the optical blackboards on the way to expand in the use of electronic blackboards that connected to the PC or laptop. So we are at the present time, we can find that most educational institutions began to replace the traditional educational display-boards by using the smart and interactive blackboards of various kinds, so it is necessary to everyone who working in education field should be familiar with using of smart blackboards because of their educational values and their features.

Smart blackboard defined as a special type of paintings or sensitive interactive whiteboards which are dealt with it by touching or by using a special electronic pens as they are used to display all the applications that available on the computer screen and can also be defined as a display screen (panel), electronic and delicate white, which can be handled with by using the sense of touch (finger or digital ink pens or any marking). It is also connected to a computer and a data show, where it works together with various computer applications that are stored on the computer or on the Internet, either directly or remotely.

 


Chemical engineering department was honored in University day

 21/4/2015

Within the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the University of Technology,  the university established a central celebration on Monday, 13/04/2015 at university gardens and in the presence of the first deputy of the prime minister, Mr. Bahaa al-Araji, and a representative of the minister of higher education and scientific research (Dr. Hussein al-Shahristani), who has deputized the undersecretary for scientific affairs, Dr. Fouad Qassem, and the advisor to the prime minister for youth affairs, Ali Al-Attar and the advisor of cabinet for higher education, Walid al-Hilli and the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir and a member of the parliamentary education committee, Mohammed Al-Shammari and a number of political and governmental figures and both assistants of the president of the university for scientific and administrative affairs and the heads of scientific and engineering departments as well as the research and scientific centers, and the directors of government sections and a crowd of staff, employees and students within the university. The representative of the Minister of Higher Education and the university president were honored the chemical engineering department for its distinctive role in the preparation of international conferences and were also honored both Dr. Qusay Fadel and Dr. Najjat Juma because they had obtained the professor grade.

 


Charity market in the chemical engineering department

 19/4/2015

A chemical engineering department conducted on Tuesday, 14/04/2015, the third periodic charity market in accordance with the occasion of the fortieth anniversary for the founding of the University of Technology. A quarter of the charity market has been allocated to support the orphans slice where the department used to set up a number of events to support the disadvantaged segments and in order to increase the spirit of harmony between the segments of the society. The following agencies have been involved in the market:

1-      General Company for Woolen Industries / Ministry of Industry and Minerals.

2-      Allowajd Company for Trading Agencies.

3-      Registration Division.

4-      Finance Division.

5-      Pilot plant in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

6-      Miss Nariman Saca Thomas.

The market was opened by the President of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir, who has Praised the organization of the market and given his thanks to the General Company for Woolen Industries for good quality products and advised them to necessarily continue to pursue the good quality products in order to compete with imported products in the domestic market.

 

 


A lecture on the development of teaching staffs program report 

 19/4/2015

Within the scientific and cultural activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the second semester for academic year 2014-2015, Dr. Adel Sharif Hamadi had given a lecture about his dispatcher to the department of chemical engineering and biochemical at Missouri University for Science and Technology in the United States for the period from February 4 until March 4, 2015 and the lecture was held on Al-Khwarizmi hall on 08/04/2015 within the program of development the teaching staffs. The lecturer was said at the beginning of his lecture that the training program includes:

First week: a visit to the educational and the research laboratories.

Second week: Taking a clear idea regarding the research activities in the laboratories of multiphase reactors and multiphase industrial processes. This included the advanced technologies within both measurement and control devices for either the radioisotopes or non-radioisotopes.

Third week: Taking a clear idea regarding the imaging and the visualization techniques and other sophisticated measurements of gamma ray as well as various special techniques for both multiphase reactors and multiphase flow systems, in addition to a meeting with postgraduate students.

Fourth week: a visit to the research laboratories at the University of Missouri and made a meeting with Professor Neuge, who works in the field of interfaces phenomena.


Scientific visit to the Dean of the College of Engineering at Diyala University, Prof. Dr. Abdul Moneim Abbas

 13/4/2015

The dean of the College of Engineering at Diyala University, Prof. Dr. Abdul Moneim Abbas had been visited the department of Chemical Engineering-University of Technology, accompanied by the head of the chemical engineering department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed, in order to the investigation of 3th class students from the Chemical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering-University of Diyala, who were trained on the modern equipments in the pilot plant within their requirements to complete the practical part with the theoretical part in the subjects of mass and heat transfer.

The dean was thanked all the supervisors from the academic staff and the engineers for their efforts to train the students and also the initiative of the chemical engineering department-University of Technology and the president of the university Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir on their agreement to accept the students according to the principle of the cooperation between the prestigious universities and the new universities. The dean was as well listened to the notes of the trained students.

 


Scientific evaluator for the researches in the global conference 

 13/4/2015

The invitation has been provided to Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed the president of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Technology for the purpose of evaluation of scientific research in an international conference in China under the title (water resource and environment conference).


 

Within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015 

 13/4/2015

A Master's student Fatima Hashim Adnan in the research stage was given a lecture on her research:

Oxidative Desulfurization of Diesel Fuel using Functionalized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes(CNTS

under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Adawia Jumaa and assistant Professor Dr. Neran Khalil on Al-Khwarizmi Hall and with the presence of the head of Chemical Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Muhammad and the scientific aide, Professor Dr. Qusay Fadel  and the administrative aide, assistant professor Zaydoon Mohsen and also both heads of the branches as well as a number of academic staff and students on Wednesday, 25/03/2015.

The present research work based on the combination of different techniques to remove sulfur contents i.e. an ultrasound assisted oxidative desulfurization catalyzed by CNTs and solvent extraction of sulfones from diesel to achieve low sulfur product. We believe that functionalized mutltiwalled CNTS as adsorbent/catalyst, will find useful applications in petroleum industry because of their operational simplicity, high efficiency, and high capacity. The catalytic oxidative desulphurization followed by extraction method is proposed for the desulfurization of commercial diesel containing about 513ppm, wt. sulfur.

 


Within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015 

 13/4/2015

A Master's student Israa Radhi Abbas in the research stage was given a lecture on her research:

A comparative study of coagulation-flocculation and electrocoagulation in the treatment of produced water

under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thamer J. Mohammed  on Al-Khwarizmi Hall and with the presence of the head of Chemical Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Muhammad and the scientific aide, Professor Dr. Qusay Fadel  and the administrative aide, assistant professor Zaydoon Mohsen and also both heads of the branches as well as a number of academic staff and students on Wednesday, 25/03/2015.

Raises the middle of pollutants Oil Company of events Industrial result of chemical processes and physical group of pollutants    Including pollutants such as fat-oil in the water used for the purposes of operational services such as cooling and electrical power units, causing water pollution, especially when these pollutants pose a concentration outside the boundaries of the permissible standards by the Organization of protecting the environment and global health. Therefore it is necessary to handle these water ways physical and chemical before it is put to the environment in order to maintain the quality of natural water sources or the possibility of recycled and reused to address water scarcity in the future. The research focuses on the use of the process (Electrocoagulation) being suitable way and according to sources of scientific literature published and compared with the process of coagulation-flocculation Using material natural coagulant compared with fecl3 in terms of fat removal efficiency of water

 

 


Within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015 

 13/4/2015

A Master's student Fatima Hashim Adnan in the research stage was given a lecture on her research:

Mass and heat transfer analyses of water desalination using membrane distillation

under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Qusay Fadel Ibrahim and assistant Professor Dr. Salah Salman Ibrahim on Al-Khwarizmi Hall and with the presence of the head of Chemical Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Muhammad and the scientific aide, Professor Dr. Qusay Fadel  and the administrative aide, assistant professor Zaydoon Mohsen and also both heads of the branches as well as a number of academic staff and students on Wednesday, 25/03/2015.

Membrane distillation (MD) is a relatively new process for desalination that is being investigated worldwide as a low cost, Energy saving alternative to conventional separation process such as distillation and reverse osmosis (RO). The aim of the study is desalination of saline water (sea water and/or brackish water) with different salt concentrations more than the sea water level using new technique "membrane distillation". The advantage of this method is providing highly removal efficiency of salts (theoretically, 100% salt rejection). The performance of membranes using air gap membrane distillation process unit will be studied and also study the main effective parameters (feed temperature, flow rate, concentration) on the permeate flux across the membrane. The study will be included the analysis of heat and mass transfer of air gap membrane distillation.

 


 The chemical engineering department held a board meeting
 7/4/2015

A meeting was held for members of the Council of Chemical Engineering Department through the twenty-first session on Tuesday 31- 3-2015, in the presence of all the members. This was done by hosting Dr. Soadd Issam Younis, the director of registration and student affairs and Dr. Jamal mani Ali, the former administrative aide and lecturer Fadil Hashim, the director of registration division of the department with the aim of discussion the following matters:

1-   Student affairs, including the incorporation of graduates division with the registration division and the discussion of the chemical industries cycle.

2-   Postgraduate affairs and the rule of hindrance the student from the completion of study.


 

Meeting to discuss the agenda of the Conference on Graduate Research in Chemical Engineering    

 7/4/2015

The President of the Chemical Engineering Department has a meeting to discuss the agenda of the conference for the postgraduate research in chemical engineering and its role in the development of the national industry in the presence of members of the scientific and preparatory committee on 29/03/2015, the head of the department has welcomed the members and then discussed the following paragraphs:

1-    The design of conference logo was agreed to be entitled “postgraduate research in chemical engineering and its role in the development of the petroleum industry”.

2-    Determine the date of hold the conference on 05/05/2015 and receive the scientific research from Iraqi universities which include (the University of Technology, the University of Baghdad, the University of Basrah and Al-Nahrain University) and the accepted research should be within the themes of the conference.

3-    It was agreed on the number of the accepted research in the conference would be up to 60 research.

4-    Finally, it was discussed the conference facilities, which ensure the printing of brochure, invitation cards, certificates and the adjustment of Halls and meeting rooms.

 


honorring

7/4/2015

The head of Chemical Engineering Department; Prof. Dr. Thamir Jassim Mohammed was honored by means of University Shield through the president of the University of Technology professor Dr. Amin Daway Thamir inside the University Council Hall on Wednesday 01/04/2015, as a result of his supervision on the master's degree student (Zine Al-Abidine), who has completed the requirements of his research prior to the finishing of his specified period and the president of the university was also honored the M.Sc. student by financial reward and wished them more development and progress.


Head of Chemical Engineering Department Prof. Thamer J. Mohammed  published an articlein highly recognizable journal

  30/3/2015

Prof. Dr. Thamer J. Mohammed from chemical engineering department had published an article in International Journal of Recent Scientific Research journal Vol. 6, No. 3, 2015. Articletitle is “BIOSORPT10N OF COPPER FROM SYNTHESIZED WASTEWATER USING AGRICULTURE WASTE(ROASTED DATE PITS〕”.

 

 

Brochure Scientific and Cultural Activity     

  26/3/2015

Chemical Engineering Department issued a bulletin tariff for scientific and cultural activity for the second semester of the academic year 2014-2015.


 
Visit Dr. Haider Abadi Prime Minister to the University of Technology

25/3/2015

In the presence of the Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Hussain al-Shahristani, and the president of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir in order to provide support and solidarity of our armed forces and Al-Mujahidin from crowd popular and tribesmen in defeating terrorism and achieving completely victory, the chemical engineering department, headed by the head of the department Prof. Dr. Thamir Jasim Mohammed and all professors, university lecturers, staff with students from all stages were stood up in the celebrations square inside the University of Technology on Thursday, 12/03/2015.


 

A lecture on the program report of development of teaching staffs

23/3/2015

On Wednesday, 11/03/2015 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaidoon Mohsin Shakor and Assoc. Prof. Dr.Adnan Abduljabbar Abdulrazzq    gave lecture concerning on them dispatch to the American University of Missouri in the development of teaching staffs program for the period from 04/12/2014 until 03/01/2015 and touched a lecturer at the beginning of his lecture to the structure of the university and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Bio-Chemical at the university with an explanation and AVI structure of administrative and teaching of the department and the potential available for the purpose of facilitating the work of the teaching staff. Tthe lecture Included explaining the modern devices that contain primary and graduate studies and research trends of modern professors Section Labs.


 

Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim gave a lecture within the activities of the scientific and cultural achievements of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015

 19/3/2015

Within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed gave a lecture in Al-Khwarizmi Hall on 04-03-2015 regarding his dispatch to the United States at the University of Missouri within a small grant program of IREX organization, the program course has included the following main paragraphs, which outlined below: 

1-   Listening to a number of lectures and attendance of a number of workshops.

2-   Conduct the experiments for preparation of nano-materials and measuring their characteristics.

3-   Visit the specialized laboratories for nanotechnology.

4-   Discuss what has been accomplished and certify from the visitations of previous academic groups and ways to perpetuate the scientific cooperation between the University of Technology and the University of Missouri.

 


Chemical Engineering Department was celebrated the International Woman's Day 

 18/3/2015

Under the auspices of the president of the University of Technology professor Dr. Amin Daway Thamir, the Chemical Engineering Department was celebrated the International Woman's Day on Tuesday 10/3/2015, at Aben AL-Reshd Hall inside the department.

 The head of the department Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Mohammed welcomed the administrative assistant of the president of university and all the Ladies and Gentlemen. Where he had given a speech on this occasion to congratulate each woman within the department staff, after that the administrative assistant also gave a speech on this occasion in which he praised the great role of the women in all areas of public life and in the particular educational field.

In addition a representative of the faculty, Dr. Essam Saleh gave a speech and mentioned that the Iraq Eve is the victim of everything that is happening now and/or what was previously happened throughout the wars where they have been paid alone the wars bill by losing a husband and father and son, because the women are always alone bear all this. In the end of his speech he as well congratulated all the women within the department staff on the occasion of Woman's Day and wished them progress and prosperity.

At the end of the festivity, the administrative assistant was distributed the gifts and certificates for the excellent women within the department staff. As that he was awarded the shield woman for the lecturer Ibtisam Hussein Mahdi and also provided the certificates to the Engineer Zainab Aziz Mohammed and the engineer Layla Fakhri Khaz'al and the engineer Hana Kadhim Abdel Aal and a student at the fourth class (Marem Imad Mubdar).

 


The Woman's Day celebration on the Theater of University of Technology  
 18/3/2015

Under the auspices of the President of the University of Technology Prof. Dr. Amin Daway Thamir and in order to celebrate the Woman's Day, the University of Technology established the celebration under the motto of (Iraqi woman symbol of unity and peace) over the University of Technology Theater on Monday, 09-03-2015 with the presence of the head of Chemical Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Thamer Jassim Muhammad. The President of the University was honored Dr. Inam Akram Sabri and engineer Abeer Samir Mahmoud as an ideal model for the academic women.


Lecture within the scientific and cultural activities of the second semester of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the academic year 2014-2015

 11/3/2015

  

Within the scientific and cultural activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering for the second semester for academic year 2014-2015; Dr. Riad Mohammed Sadiq had given a lecture about the solid waste management on Al- Khwarizmi hall on Tuesday 12.03.2015. The lecture was principally held for technical and administrative cadres in our Department. It was discussed the modern methods used for landfill operations and security in addition to discuss the technological processes to sort out and isolate the waste and the importance of either the recycling or re-use to minimize the negative impact of the accumulated waste on the environment and the increase of resources. It was also focused on the importance of waste separation during the disposal in order to encourage the community to find ideas and solutions for the development of recycling or use.

 

    


 

  Student Ghaydaa Dhyaa Al-deen Najeeb earned M.Sc. Degree

10/3/2015

Student Ghaydaa Dhyaa Al-deen Najeeb earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

Performance Enhancement in Unsteady State Operated Trickle Bed Reactor of Phenolic Wastewater Treatment

 The supervisors are Prof. Safaa Al-deen Abdulla  and Dr.Farh Talib.The discussion was held on Khwarizmi court on 19/2/2015.

Catalyst Wet Air Oxidation (CWAO) and Hydrogen Peroxide Promoted Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation (PP-CWAO) of phenol in aqueous phase are studied experimentally and theoretically in this work using a trickle bed reactor operating in both steady state and periodic operation; liquid flow and hybrid modulation. The effect of key parameters that influence  on the performance of trickle bed reactor (TBR) for CWAO and PP-CWAO is studied in a steady-state operation to provide a basis for comparison with periodic experiments and kinetic measurements in TBR under constant operating pressure (0.1 MPa) In periodic operation, the effect of cyclic parameters is investigated in a broader range ofcycle period (5-180 sec) and split (0.2, 0.5 and 0.7) for both liquid flow and hybrid modulation under some of the conditions chosen on the basis of the steady state results for PP-CWAO.


 

Student Jafaar Talib Jafaar earned M.Sc. Degree

2/3/2015

Student Jafaar Talib Jafaar  earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

Advanced Oxidative Desulfurization of Fuel Oil

 The supervisors are Prof. Neran Khalil  and Dr.Walaa Abdul-Hadi.The discussion was held on Khwarizmi court on 15/2/2015.

Due to the dramatic environmental impact of sulfur emissions associated with the exhaust of engines, sulfur content specification for diesel fuels became more and more stringent worldwide. The present work focuses on benefiting from integrating an ultrasound assisted oxidative desulfurization process (UAODS) with the conventional HDS process to produce ultra-low sulfur fuels (<15 ppm). The proposed method involves a batch ultrasound-assisted oxidative desulfurization process to desulfurize a previously hydrotreated diesel containing 480 ppm sulfur. The oxidizing system used was H2O2/CH3COOH with FeSO4 being used as a catalyst.

 


 

 Student Zain Al-Abdeen Ali earned M.Sc. Degree
20/1/2015
Student Zain Al-Abdeen Ali  earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

Numerical Solution to Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Mixing of Multiphase Flow system

The supervisors are Prof. Thamer Jasim Mohammed  and Prof. Jalal Mohamed Jalel.The discussion was held on Khwarizmi court on 20/1/2015.

    This work present a numerical solution of the hydrodynamic characteristics of mixing multi-phase flow using CFD "(Computational Fluid Dynamics)" by Euler –Lagrange approach using the programming language Fortran90. Moreover, applying of these solutions on the chemical industrial units and comparing the results of numerical solution with experimental results. This technical study was to find a numerical solution of three cases that are :-

1. The numerical simulation of single bubble.

2. The numerical simulation of the two bubbles.

3. The numerical simulation of more complex system, which consists of two phases (gas and liquid) in a Membrane Bioreactor.

In the first case, a bubble of air was simulated in water where the water response has been studied .The movement of the bubble process was represented and compared with the results available for the same case and the results were convincing and acceptable.

In the second case, the simulation of the movement of adjacent two air bubbles in a fluid consists of water where the fluid response to the movement of these bubbles was studied and the effect of the two bubbles on the water and on each other. The coalescence model have been studied between the bubbles when there are conditions for this case and the results were compared with the results available to such a situation and it was good and convincing as well.

In the third case, the study was more complicated and more detailed. A simulation of an airlift bioreactor with a vertical plate has been carried out. Where the superficial gas velocity and reactor geometry were varied according to the experimental work and their effect on the simulation was studied briefly. As well as bubbles distribution, void fraction, effective forces and drag coefficient are studied. The results show that the most influential forces on the system is the drag force. The method which is used in these solutions is Euler- Lagrange and  particle in cell (PIC) method which  was modified so that it gives more accuracy and more representation to the reality of the reactor and the result of this modification on overall results were convincing and good

 


 

Student Ayman Fawzi Zwaien earned M.Sc. Degree 

 15/1/2015

   Student Ayman Fawzi Zwaien  earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

Application of LabVIEW and Genetic Algorithm for Controlling of Plate Heat Exchanger

The supervisors are Assist.Prof. Zaidoon Muhsen Shakoor .The discussion was held on Khwarizmi court on 15/1/2015.

The modeling of plate heat exchanger was studied experimentally and theoretically for the plate heat exchanger. The results showed that the plate heat exchanger is a first order lead and second order over damped lag with a significant delay time. The temperature control was applied to the plate heat exchanger using conventional P, PI and PID controllers with tuning methods to find the best values of control parameters. The results show that the PID controller gave better control than other controllers and GA technique is the best method.

 


Student Muhaned Ibrahim Farhan earned M.Sc. Degree 
 13/1/2015

    Student Muhaned Ibrahim Farhan  earned M.Sc. Degree on thesis entitled:

Effect of Particle and Floc Size on Water Treatment by  Physico - Chemical Process for River Water

The supervisors are Prof. Thamer Jasim Mohammed.The discussion was held on Khwarizmi court on 13/1/2015.

This work includes the study of the effect of particle size and floc size formed on the process of coagulation - flocculation by the addition of coagulants. Experiments were conducted using a sample of natural water which was taken from Tigris River, within the level of (55) NTU turbidity. Jar-test was used to determine the optimal conditions for the removal of turbidity through coagulation – flocculation and sedimentation. Several experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of flocculation time 1, 6 and 20 min, coagulants dose and camp No.  on the residual turbidity or removal efficiency ,floc size or floc formed that have greater Intensity, floc strength and recovery factor, largest volume, greater surface area and the most number and properties of electrical particle such as (zeta potential ,mobility , frequency) .  The floc growth, breakage floc size and regrowth of different type of coagulant were investigated by a laser diffraction particle sizing device (zeta plus) .The coagulants used were alum, FeCl3, polyelectrolyte (PE), alone or in combination of them. The results were showed that zeta potential has effect on the quality of water more than residual turbidity after treatment. And the zeta potential related with the type and dose of coagulants, with flocculation time and with speed mixer.

 


General Board of departmental academic staff (2nd session) Year 2014-2015

  13/1/2015

The general board of department academic staff in our department was summoned on Thursday dated 8th January 2015 with presence of Head of Department and administrator affairs deputy and the heads of branches of oil and gas refinery engineering and chemical process engineering all of the academic staffs of the department at the department court (Ibn-Rushid), room No., 412, 4th floor.

In the beginning the head of department address his greetings to the academic staff and congratulated them for the beginning of the New Year and the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed Ben Abdul-allah birth, the master of all creatures, Allah pray upon him and greet him, his family and all his mates. He also extended his wishes for further of progress and tenderness and wishing the peace spread upon all our beloved country.

During the meeting the following instructions were discussed, we mentioned some of:

1.       Examinations and supervisions.

2.       Graduate projects of 4th year.

3.       Syllabuses of 1st term.

4.       Conferences and seminars.

5.       Sabbatical leave and the working hours of the academic staff.

6.       Sabbatical leave and the supervision on postgraduate students.

7.       Scholarships

8.       The annex building.

9.       Laboratories.

10.   Display devices.

11.   Smart boards

12.   The opining of new branch in the department.

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 The chemical engineering department held a board meeting   

 8/1/2015

Department board held his 8th open session from 18th Dec. 2014 till 5th January 2015 in the presence of all his members except from the deputy of administrator affairs and head of branch of oil and gas refinery as both were abroad.

1.       Prof. D. ThamirJassim Mohammed                          Head of Department

2.       Assist. Prof. D. QussayFadhil Abdul-Hammed      Deputy for Scientific 

3.       Lect. D. Ameer Azeez Abdul Al-Rahman                                Head of Chemical Processes Eng. Branch

4.       Assist. Prof. D. IsaamKamil Saleh                               Academic Staff Representative

5.       Lect. D. Walaa Abdul Al-HadiNoori                            Department Registerer

During board meeting many issues were discussed, some are going to be mentioned which include:

-     Postgraduates affairs

1. Discussion the deliberation minutes of postgraduate studies committee 7th session.

2. Discussion the results of postgraduates M.Sc./complimentary exam.

 

-   Scientific affairs

1.        Discussion the deliberation minutes of scientific committee 4th and 5th session.

2.       Discussion the recommendations come out from scientific symposium (Modern prospectus to organize the quality of scientific syllabus according to the workforce needs and quality of academic outcomes) and deliberation seminar (experimenting building a silicone materials factory in Iraq).

 

-    Students affairs

1.       Postpone the mid-term exam for number of students.

2.       Withdraw from courses.

3.       Levelling up the absence percentage.

4.       Postpone the academic year 2014-2015.