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Name of RG : Advanced Materials and Separation Technologies (AMSET)
RG Leader : Dr. Mazura Jusoh
List of team members : 1) Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ghazali Mohd. Nawawi
2) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hanapi Mat
3) Dr. Hashim Hassan
4) Dr. Aziatul Niza Sadikin
5) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roslina Rashid
6) Dr. Syed Anuar Syed Fau’ad
Focus Area



: 1)  Advanced Materials
2)  Separation Technologies
Recent projects (2016-2017)
  1. Freeze Treatment of Leachate from Municipal Waste – Dr Mazura Jusoh
  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Trametes Versicolor Immobilized in Silica matrices (TV Biocers) – Hanapi Mat
  3. Synthesis and characterization of oil palm biomass (OPB) based cellulose derivatives as biodegradable demulsifiers for demulsification of crude oil emulsion – Hanapi Mat
  4. Removal performance studies of antibiotics using Trametes versicolor entrapped in sol-gel silicas (TV Biocers) biocatalyst from synthetic wastewater – Hanapi Mat
Recent publications (2016-2017)
  1. Nurul Aini Amran, Shafirah Samsuri, Nor Zanariah Safiei, Zaki Yamani Zakaria, Mazura Jusoh (2016) Review: parametric study on the performance of progressive cryoconcentration system. Journal of Chemical Engineering Communications, 203 (7), pg: 957-975. Impact Factor: 1.104
  2. Shafirah Samsuri, Nurul Aini Amran, Norshafika Yahya, Mazura Jusoh (2016) Review on progressive freeze concentration designs. Journal of Chemical Engineering Communications. 203 (3), pg: 345-363. Impact Factor: 1.104
  3. M Mohamad, N Ngadi, SL Wong, M Jusoh, NY Yahya (2017), Prediction Of Biodiesel Yield During Transesterification Process Using Response Surface Methodology, Fuel 190, 104-112. Impact Factor: 3.611
  4. NA Amran, M Jusoh (2016), Effect of Coolant Temperature and Circulation Flowrate on the Performance of a Vertical Finned Crystallizer, Procedia Engineering 148, 1408-1415
  5. NY Yahya, N Ngadi, M Jusoh, NAA Halim (2016), Characterization And Parametric Study Of Mesoporous Calcium Titanate Catalyst For Transesterification Of Waste Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel, Energy Conversion and Management 129, 275-283. Impact Factor: 4.801
  6. SHM Arshad, N Ngadi, AA Aziz, NS Amin, M Jusoh, S Wong (2016), Preparation of activated carbon from empty fruit bunch for hydrogen storage, Journal of Energy Storage 8, 257-261
  7. Safiei N.Z., Ngadi N., Johari A., Zakaria Z.Y., Jusoh M., (2017), Grape Juice Concentration by Progressive Freeze Concentrator Sequence System, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation . Impact Factor: 0.804
  8. M Mohamad, N Ngadi, SL Wong, M Jusoh, NY Yahya (2017), Prediction of biodiesel yield during transesterification process using response surface methodology, Fuel 190, 104-112
  9. Saadan M.Z.H., Mohamad Z., Jusoh M., Majid R.A., Baharulrazi N., Man S.H.C., 2017, Degradable polyethylene/rice bran film: effect of glycerol, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 49-54
  10. Yusoff N.A., Ngadi N., Alias H., Jusoh M., 2017, Chemically treated chicken bone waste as an efficient adsorbent for removal of acetaminophen, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 925-930
  11. Yahya N., Lee W.J., Zakaria Z.Y., Ngadi N., Mohamad Z., Abdul Rahman R., Jusoh M., 2017, Water purification of lake water using progressive freeze concentration method, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 43-48
  12. Ismaila A., Saimon N.N., Jusoh M., Zakaria Z.Y., 2017, Adsorption of free fatty acid in biodiesel from palm fatty acid distillate using koh-activated starch, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 619-624
  13. Saimon N.N., Jusoh M., Ngadi N., Zakaria Z.Y., 2017, Preparation and characterization of microwave assisted chlorinated glucose for biodiesel production from palm fatty acid distillate, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 895-900
  14. Yahya N., Ismail N., Zakaria Z.Y., Ngadi N., Rahman R.A., Jusoh M., 2017, The effect of coolant temperature and stirrer speed for concentration of sugarcane via progressive freeze concentration process, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 1147-1152
  15. Saimon N.N., Jusoh M., Kamaruddin M.J., Arsad A., Zakaria Z.Y., 2017, Thermodynamic analysis of hydrogen production from methanol-ethanol-glycerol mixture through dry reforming, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 967-972.
  16. Johari K., N. Saman, S.T. Song, J.Y.Y. Heng, H. Mat. Adsorption enhancement of elemental mercury by various surface modified coconut husk as eco-friendly low-cost adsorbents, J. Biodeter. Biodegrad. 109, 45-52 (2016)
  17. Mansor A. F., A. Mohidem, W. N. I. Wan Mohd Zawawi, N. S. Othman, S. Endud, H. Mat, The optimization of synthesis conditions for laccase entrapment in mesoporous silica microparticles by response surface methodology, Microporous Mesoporous Materials, 220, 308-314 (2016).
  18. Cheu S.C., H. Kong, K. Johari, N. Saman, S.T. Song, M.A. Che Yunus, H. Mat. Separation of dissolved oil from aqueous solution by sorption onto acetylated lignocellulosic biomass – equilibrium, kinetic and mechanism studies, Environ. Chem. Eng., 4(1), 864-881 (2016).
  19. Cheu S.C., H. Kong, K. Johari, N. Saman, S.T. Song, H. Mat.  High Removal Performance of Dissolved Oil from Aqueous Solution by Sorption Process Using Fatty Acid Esterified Pineapple Leaf as Novel Sorbents, RSC Adv., 6(17),13710-13722 (2016).
  20. Song S.T., N. Saman, K. Johari, H. Mat. Process analysis of mercury adsorption onto chemically modified rice straw in a fixed-bed adsorber, J. Env. Chem. Eng., 4(2), 1685-1697 (2016).
  21. Kong H., N.S. Othman, S.C. Cheu, K. Johari, N. Saman, S.T. Song, H. Mat, Surfactant modification of banana trunk as low-cost adsorbents and their high benzene adsorptive removal performance from aqueous solution, RSC Advances, 6(29), 24738-24751 (2016).
  22. Johari K., Saman N., S.T. Song, H. Mat. Development of coconut pith chars towards high elemental mercury adsorption performance – Effect of pyrolysis temperatures. Chemosphere, 156, 56-68 (2016).
  23. Saman N., K. Johari, S.T. Song, H. Mat. Elucidation towards favourable inorganic and organic mercury adsorption from aqueous solution onto coconut pith adsorbent – Equilibrium, kinetics and mechanism analyses. J. Env. Chem. Eng., 4(2), 2487-2499 (2016).
  24. Nur Atikah Mohidem, Azmi Fadziyana Mansor, Wan Nurul Izyani Wan Mohd Zawawi, Nurul Sakinah Othman, Hanapi Mat, Effect of synthesis conditions on physical properties, catalytic activity and stability of sol-gel laccase. J. Sol. Sci. Technol., 80, 587-597 (2016).
  25. Saman N., K. Johari, S.T. Song, H. Kong, S. C. Cheu, H. Mat. Reactive adsorption removal of Hg(II) and MeHg(II) from aqueous solution using organosilane-grafted lignocellulosic waste biomass. Chemosphere, 171, 19-30 (2017).
  26. Mohtar S.S., T.N.Z. Tengku Malim Busu, A.M. Md. Noor, N. Shaari, H.B. Mat, Optimization of coag-flocculation process of cationic cellulose in kaolin suspension using response surface methodology towards drinking water application. Clean Technol. Environ. Policy, 19(1), 191-204 (2017).
  27. S.A. Sohaimi K.S.A, Norzita Ngadi, Hanapi Mat, I.M. Inuwa, Syieluing Won, Synthesis, characterization and application of textile sludge biochars for oil removal, J. Env. Chem. Eng., 5(2), 1415-1422 (2017).
  28. Mohtar S.S., T.N.Z. Tengku Malim Busu, A.M. Md. Noor, N. Shaari, H.B. Mat, Preparation of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin from oil palm empty fruit bunches by ionic liquid dissolution and isolation. Carbohydrate Polymer, 166, 291-299 (2017).
  29. Kong H., N.S. Othman, S.C. Cheu, K. Johari, N. Saman, S.T. Song, H. Mat, M.A. Che Yunus. Effect of surface mercerization and surfactant loading on banana trunk fiber to benzene adsorption. Environmental Progress Sustainability Energy, Doi: 10.1002/ep.12678 (2017).
  30. Jimmy Lye Wei Ping, Siti Shilatul Najwa Sharuddin, Nurul Sakinah Othman, Azmi Fadziyana Mansor, Hanapi Mat, Adsorptive removal of antibiotics from aqueous solution by natural zeolites. CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water. 45(10), 10:1600260 (2017).
  31. Abdullah, Hanapi Mat, The characteristic of pineapple waste from canning industry, Advance Science Letters, 23(6), 5691-5693 (2017).
Intellectual Properties (IP)
  1. IP/PT/2016/1814 – Multiple Probe Cryo-Concentrator, Dr. Mazura Jusoh
  2. PI2011 700117 – Multi-Stage Crystallisation Chamber for Progressive Freeze Concentration System, Dr. Mazura Jusoh