Ministry of Scientific Research
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
No doubt that scientific research becomes as essential as water and air.
Besides, petroleum and its industries are the fundamental pillars for
developed countries and their sole way to the welfare of their nations. In this
context, we, at EPRI, adopt the motto of developing petroleum industries in
the framework of scientific research. This policy pushes forward the wheels of
development and boosts the progress of our beloved country, Egypt,
benefitting from the energies of our distinguished sons.
Yet, there are obstacles hindering the achievement of our desired aim.
These, we face with our strong belief in our abilities and our practical and
scientific problem solutions to pass this dilemma.
With our deep thought and continual work, we draw some board lines
to seek this aim, included but not limited to:
Nurturing the financial support, for the scientific associations -
fostering R+D+C programs.
Exploitation of scientific researches, to serve the whole society.
Establishment of a strong scientific database, adopting strategies- to
develop the infrastructure of R&D associations.
God is the Arbiter of success.
IS A GOVERNMETNAL
01 EPRI at a glance
02 EPRI Board
03 EPRI Strategic Plan
08 From Lab to Industry
12 Our Commitment to the future
18 Dreams come true
26 EPRI 4 Ps
62 Top 5 (High Impact Factor)
68 Scientific citation
70 International Agreements
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Staff: 845 including (researchers,
engineers, technicians and
Other workforces in the field
of human resources: temp.
employees:124 personnel and
contractors: 154 personnel
(25 ) doctoral & (29 ) post-doctoral
Biofuels, chemistry and technology of oil and gas, petrochemicals
applications, refining and processing, process development,
reservoir engineering, pipeline transportation and storage of oil &
gas, sedimentation and petroleum exploration, analysis and
testing and catalysis
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OF DIRECTORS (1)
Prof. Ahmed M. Al-Sabagh
Director of EPRI, Chairman of EPRI Services Centers,
Editor -in-Chief of The Egyptian Journal of Petroleum .
Eng. Osama M.Kamal
Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources –
Chairman of The Egyptian General Petroleum
Chairman of EPRI Board of Directors
Chemist . Mahmoud N. A. Nageeb
First Undersecretary of Petroleum Ministry
Eng. Mohamed H. Saafan
Chairman of Echem
Eng. Abd EL-Nasser Salah EL-Din
Chairman of Enppi
Vice chairman of technical affairs and technology in
Prof / Nadya Zakhary
Minister of Scientific Research Ministry
Prof / Maged M.Al-Sherbeeny
Head of the Academy of Scientific Research &
Prof. Yasser M.M. Moustafa
Deputy Director of EPRI
Head of central analytical lab.
Prof. Mahmoud Ibrahim Abdo
Head of Production Department, EPRI, Head of Oil
Field Development Technology Center.
Prof. Salah Shebl S. Azzam
Head of Exploration Dep., EPRI
Prof. Mohamed Farouk Ezat
Professor at Petroleum Applications Dept.,Head of
Asphalt and Polymers center.
Prof. Mohamed A. Al-sukkary
Professor at Petrochemicals Dept., EPRI, Member of
the Editorial Board of the Egyptian Journal of
Prof. Salah Al-Din A.Khalil
Head of the Chemicals Services and Development
Center, EPRI, Professor at Process Design &
Development Dept., Member of the Editorial Board
of The Egyptian Journal of Petroleum
Prof. Saad El Din M. Desouky
Professor at Production Dep. ,EPRI, Head of PVT
Services Center, Professor of Petroleum Chemistry
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a) Providing infrastructure for EPRI labs.
b) Supplying the workforce with needed equipment for
c) Insuring youth minds against intellectual suppression
seeking for their creativity.
i.e.(cooperation with IFP)
a) Establishment of applied geophysics research unit.
b) Synthesis of diesel from plastic wastes.
c) Production &storage of hydrogen.
d) Nano-technology applications in petroleum sector.
e) Production of Biofuels from algae.
f) Production of highly porous materials for catalysis.
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Coherence of Strategic
Business Field Planning and
Needs of Industrial Sectors
Science and Technology
Success of Problem
Human Resources and
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• Improved Oil
• Drilling Fluids
• Mechanical Tests
• Petroleum testing
• Physical Refining
• Process & Reactor
• Special Process
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R & D
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Using local White Sand
for producing Sodium
Silicates with International
specifications in many
industries, especially Petroleum
Industries. It will be the
main component in many
products, the products will
be used instead of many
imported ones. A reaction at
very high temperature
between sodium carbonate
and silicon dioxide in
especial conditions forms
our compound. Sodium
silicate is the common name
for a compound sodium
meta-silicate; Na 2 SiO 3 .It is
available in aqueous
solution and in solid form
and is used in cements,
passive fire protection, and
refractory and for many new
Dr. Gamal Ibrahim
Dr.Ahmed Salama Mousa
Dr.Tarek Yossif Mmoursy
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In 1991, Iijama’s discovery of
microtubules of graphitic carbon and
the subsequent discovery of singlewalled
carbon na-notubes (CNTs) in
1993 has led to intensive worldwide
experimental and theoretical efforts
devoted to the inves-tigation of their
generation and applications. CNTs
possess unique mechanical, electrical,
thermal, optical and kinetic properties.
Since the discovery of carbon
nanotubes (CNTs), numerous ideas
for applications have arose in a wide
variety of scientific disciplines,
including (1) electronics (wires,
transistors, switches, intercom-nects,
memory storage devices); (2) optoelectronics
lasers); (3) s ensors; (4)
field emission devices (displays,
scanning and electron
probes/microscopes); (5) batteries/fuel
cells; (6) fibers, reinforced composites;
(7) medicine/biology (fluores-cent
markers for cancer treatment,
biological labels, drug delivery
carriers); (8) catalysis; and (9) gas
Multi-Walled Carbon nanotubes
(MWCNTs) Produced in Egyptian
Petroleum Research (EPRI-
Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed Awadallah
Prof.Dr.Soher Mohamed Abdel-Hamid
Dr. Doaa Samir AlDesouky
Dr. Attia Abdel Fattah Mohamed
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Prof. Dr. Magdy Motawie
Professor of Polymer Chemistry
This project involves the study of the
process of transforming plastic waste
into fuel as an alternative to
traditional petroleum fuels such as
kerosene or Gasoline. This can
happen through thermal pyrolysis
process of the plastic.
The Pyrolysis is a process that uses
high – temperatures to break polymer
structures into smaller hydrocarbon
molecules in an oxygen free
Advantages of pyrolysis process can
be summarized in :
1- Low energy consumption.
2- The process can handle plastic
wastes, which cannot be efficiently
recycled by other recycling process.
3- Operates at low pressure without
the need of air.
4- The HCL gas produced can be
recovered and utilized.
5- Generate no pollutants since it is
conducted in a closed system.
This process needs only plastic,
temperature, and catalyst to
produced oil, gas, and solid.
The product yield from different type
of plastics may be reached to around
80 % oil / wax, balance gas.
The decomposition process was
modified to suit all types of plastic
waste, as well as rubber tires used.
The development of manufacturing
machine to convert waste plastic into
an alternative fuel for conventional
petroleum fuels. Here we focus on
plastic wastes which recycled
randomly and resulting harmful
products to public health, or disposed
of plastic wastes by burning, causing
significant risks to health and
massive pollution of the environment
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1- Research Proposal
2- It is fact that all fossil sources of energy are
depletable. Crude oil and oil products have been
the most widely used energy sources for a long
period. Hence it is of concern to look for
substitute sources of energy for petroleum
In many parts of the world, vegetable oils have
been considered as viable substitutes for
petroleum products, more specifically diesel
As an example ,diesel fuel consumption in Egypt
far exceeds its local production ,hence it is
worthwhile to consider the feasibility of
developing plant oil substitutes for petroleum
products, specially diesel fuel.
The main objective of this project is to
produce biodiesel from jatropha oil on a semi
pilot scale and studying all parameters affecting
this process .
A techno-economic study will be performed to
evaluate the process profitability.
3- Project Duration
One year after completion of purchasing the
production unit and all chemicals and facilities .
The production on commercial scale will start
after the project ends.
4- Plan of project
1- Testing and characterization of non-edible oil.
2- Study of the main factors affecting biodiesel
transesterification process such as :-
a-Molar ratio of glycerides to alcohol .
c-Reaction temperature and time .
d- contents of free fatty acids and water
3- Determination of the best operation
4- Steps for biodiesel production at the best
operation conditions :-
-Heating and filtering the non-edible oil
- Mixing catalyst and methanol.
Based on an invitation from the Central
Petroleum Laboratories (CPL) in Sudan , a
delegate of Dr. Ahmed Al-Sabagh (Director of
EPRI) , Dr. Salah Khalil (Director of Chemicals
Center) and Dr. Saad Al-Desouky (Director of
PVT Center) visited Sudan to investigate the
possibility of cooperation between the "African
Technology City" in Sudan and EPRI in Egypt in
the field of biodiesel production from Sudanese
Jatrova oil. Hopefully, this cooperation will
commence in the current year 2013.
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Crude oils contain substantial amounts of wax materials. Wax
constituents tend to separate from the crude oil and start to crystallize
causing several problems during production, storage and transportation.
Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Sabagh , the research
team of the Chemicals Services and Development Center (CSDC)
succeeded to develop a new version of pour point depressant named
"PPD - EPRI 25 J" to overcome these problems. The new product has
the privilege of being in the liquid form at moderate ambient
temperature, and at the same time having high efficiency. This great
success has been achieved as a result of hard work and continuous
research of the PPD research group headed by Dr. Abdullatif
Abdullrahman and consisting of Dr. Mohamed Elshafee , Dr. Mohamed
Mahmoud , Chemist Sameh Abdullah , Eng. Mahmoud Rushdy and
Tech. Abdulhannan as group members. This work has been
significantly supported by Prof. Dr. Salah Khalil the director of CSDC.
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In the next few decades, the global
demand for transport fuel is expected to grow
significantly by up to 55% by 2030 compared
to 2004. Continued use of petroleum sourced
fuels is now widely recognized as
unsustainable, because of depleting supplies
and the contribution of these fuels to the
accumulation of carbon dioxide in the
environment. Renewable, carbon neutral,
transport fuels are necessary for
environmental and economic sustainability.
While algae biodiesel has the same
characteristics as conventional fuel, the
production process can be also used to
capture CO 2 from power stations and other
Microalgae are photosynthetic
microorganisms that convert sunlight, water
and carbon dioxide to algal biomass. Many
microalgae are exceedingly rich in oil, which
can be converted to biodiesel using existing
technology. Oil content in microalgae can
exceed 80% by weight of dry biomass. Algal
oil is extracted from harvested and dried
algae using classical solvents like hexane.
Typical production of biodiesel through a
transesterification process involves mixing
the feedstock with methanol or another
alcohol and usually involves the use of a
Following are algae major advantages:
Non-potable water can be used, aiding in
wastewater treatment and utilizing nonproductive
6. Production of economically
The Project Objective
The project aims to develop a technically
feasible process for the production of
biodiesel from algae that can be
demonstrated on a semi industrial scale with
the purpose of CO 2 sequestration in power
plants and industrial sites and the evaluation
of its economic feasibility.
Prof. DR. Seham A.El-Temtamy
Prof. Dr. Tahani S. Gendy
Prof. Dr. Mohmed Salama
Prof. Dr. Laila Farahat
Vice Principal Investigator
Assc. Prof.Dr. Nour Shafik El-Gendy
Research assistant Samy Bayyomi Esmail
1. Renewable energy source.
2. Potential for reduction of emissions from
3. Much higher productivity than traditional
fast-growing energy crops.
4. Less area required than traditionalcrops
when grown in photobioreactors.
5. Production in photobio-reactors prevents
potential degradation of soil and
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Egypt is facing a high population growth
rate, which demands an increase in agricultural
production efficiency. At present it is more urgent
with higher food prices. Consequently,
agricultural field residues such as straw and
bagasse will increase in the future. At present,
these waste streams are not economically reused
and create even larger problems for air and
surface water pollution. Therefore having a
negative effect on people and planet.
Ethanol is nowadays an important product in
the fuel market. Its market grew from less than a
billion liters in 1975 to more than 39 billion liters
in 2006 and is expected to reach 100 billion liters
in 2015. Less than 4% of the ethanol is produced
synthetically from oil, while the rest is produced
by fermentation from bioresources (lignocellulosic
The chemical process industry will be able to
replace a portion of petroleum-derived chemicals
with lingo-cellulosic agricultural wastes-derived
Attenuate global warming by reducing fossilfuel
CO 2 emissions.
Stimulate rural employment through creation
of local capacity to convert lingo-cellulosic
agricultural wastes into added-value biorefinery
Furnish an alternative renewable source of
energy in the Egyptian market
The goal of this project is to design
economically viable and environ-mentally sound
innovative process for transforming several
million tons of lingo-cellulosic agricultural wastes
in Egypt, that are produced each year; including
lignin, hemi-cellulose and cellulose into
chemicals and ethanol. Thereby reduce the
environmental impact of field burning, which is
the current disposal method for rice straw and
most of agricultural wastes.
The Work Team:
Ass. Prof Dr. Nour Sh. El-Gendy
Vice Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Laila Farahat
Res. Ass. Hekmat Abdel-Hallim
Prof. Dr. Seham A. El-Temtamy
Overall process scheme for
ethanol production from
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Heavy oil reserve in Egypt is about 3 billion
barrel. The recovered oil till now is about 2-3 %
by volume of the reserve.
With the increasing demands of energy
resources and the serious shortage of
conventional hydro-carbon resources, heavy oil,
a kind of unconventional hydrocarbon resource
with great potential, has attracted worldwide
interest. However, its high viscosity and
solidification often cause difficulties in exploiting
it, many techniques such as thermal recovery,
chemical recovery, microbial recovery, etc. have
been developed and adopted for heavy oil
In this respect, our project presents our first
investigation of the metallo-surfactants that will
enhance the mobility and curd charact-erization
of virgin curd. It will evaluate the efficiency of
viscosity reduction, contrasts the mettalosurfactants
catalysis of the new catalyst and
several other ones, analyzes the changes of the
contents and structures of group composition of
heavy oil before and after the reaction, and
reports the results of the field tests.
The principal aspect of this chemical
reaction is that the C-S bond is broken down and
hence it reduces viscosity of the heavy crude oil
rather than decrease asphaltene. Even a small
fraction of bond breakage can lead to huge
improvement of flow properties of heavy crude
The Project duration is 12 months and its
budget is about LE 50,000.
Prof. Ahmed Mohammed El Sabbagh
Prof. Abdel Fattah Mohsen Badawi
Prof. Saad Desouky
Ass. Prof. Seham Ail Shaban
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Hassan Betiha
Dr. Omnia Hassan
Ahmed Abd El-Rahman Zahran
Alaa Ali Naguib
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The offices were renewed as
Renovate the internet lines.
Renovate the telephone lines.
Renovate the air conditions.
Renovate the aluminum windows.
Renovate the floors.
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Two phases were completed as follows:
Providing labs with furniture.
Providing gas cupboards.
Providing emergency douches.
The infrastructure work is about to
start in building B which includes the
development of 30 offices and 36 labs.
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HRTEM Lab: is the newest Egyptian unit working in serving the researches of
nano-technology. The lab carries out the elemental analysis in addition to studying
the shape, size and the arrangement of atoms for different types of materials in the
Raman Lab is the first lab in Egypt consists of Dispersive Raman Spectrometer
(Model: SENTERRA, BRUKER OPTICS).The SENTERRA is a high performance Raman
microscope spectrometer designed for the most demanding analytical and
DLS Lab is the important lab to Measuring nano particle size distribution, zeta
potential and Molecular Weight.
Carbon nanotubes are nowadays one of the most extensively studied materials because of
their unique and advanced chemical, physical, magnetic and mechanical properties.
Ball Mill Lab
RETSCH Planetary Ball Mills are used wherever the highest degree of
fineness is required.
Electrospinning Lab is system for producing ultra-fine fiber with diameter
of 20 – 1000 nm.The nanofiber has very high specific surface area, small
diameter and large porosity that can be used in different application.
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The initive of” Equipme” was taken out of the mutual co -operation between Epri and
Ministry of Scientific Research to enhance labs with modern up- dated equipment.
Comlet digital electryospining unit system .
Upgrade kit from Agilent – Hplc 1200 series .
Photo Diode Arry (PDA) detector For Hplc
High pressure Density meter
Garrett Gas train kit
Casagrande (Atterberg limit)
Bresle kit – chloride Test kit
Chloride Test kit – Abrasive
Fine Aggregate complete Sieve Analysis Set
Hghpressure and High temperature autoclave
Continuous Flow Low Pressure reactor
Static Cooling bacteriological incubator
Digital Autoclave – Control system (FalyAu)
Digital Refrigerated Centrifuge
Digital Compound Binocular Microscope
Variable Automatic pipette
Digital Water Bath
Double Beam UV- Vis Spectrophotometer
Lab Basket Ball Mill
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1-The Role of Surfactants in Combating Cancer
1 Dr. Ahmed Alsabagh and 2 Dr. Abdelfattah Badawi
1,2 Professors , Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Improved means of
cancer prevention and
treatment remain key
goals of global health
programmes. This is
particularly true in
Western society, where
the elderly represent a
large proportion of the
population and where
the likelihood of tumour
compounded by risk
factors such as poor
fibre/high fat diets and environmental pollution.
Dietary intervention represents an attractive, non-invasive means
of providing anticancer preventative and therapeutic benefits to
at-risk individuals. This review focuses on the evidence for
anticancer properties of bovine milk and milk-derived
components. Evidence of a role for whole milk constituent, as
well as purified minor components, in combating tumorigenesis
is outlined. Shortcomings in current studies are highlighted and
future opportunities for targeted research to characterize
important anticancer properties of milk are discussed.
2- Chapter 9 Biomarkersby Yasser M. Moustafa and
Rania E. Mors
Yasser M. Moustafa & Rania E. Morsi
Egyptian Petroleum Research
Biomarkers are naturally
occurring, ubiquitous and
stable complexes that are
objectively measured and
evaluated as an indicator of a
certain state. It is used in
many scientific fields;
medicine, cell biology,
geology and astrobiology.
Due to the variety of geological conditions and ages under which
oil was formed, every crude oil exhibits a unique biomarker
fingerprint. From the identification point of view, biomarkers are
the most important hydrocarbon groups in petroleum because
they can be used for chemical fingerprinting which provides
unique clues to the identity of source rocks from which
petroleum samples are derived and the biological source
organisms which generated the organic matter, the
environmental conditions that prevailed in the water column and
sediment at the time, the thermal history (maturity) of both the
rock and the oil, and the degree of microbial biodegradation.
GC-MS is considered the most widely used method for
biomarkers detection and identification which is a true
combination of its separate parts (gas chromatography, GC and
mass spectrometry, MS). The mass spectrometer has long been
recognized as the most powerful detector for gas
chromatography due to its high sensitivity, specificity and
capability to elucidate compound structure. Mass
fragmentography provides a satisfactory tool for obtaining
specific fingerprints for classes and homologous series of
compounds, resolved by gas chromatography. The development
of more sensitive and selective identification tool for biomarker
analysis purpose especially for crude oils containing low
concentration biomarkers as weathered and light oils can be
considered as one of the most important research points in this
field. After separation and identification of biomarkers, principal
component analysis PCA, a mathematical procedure, can be used
for analyses of chromatograms using a fast and objective
procedure and with more comprehensive data usage compared
to other fingerprinting methods. The discriminative power of PCA
was enhanced by deselecting the most uncertain variables or
scaling them according to their uncertainty. Chemical analysis of
biomarkers generates information of great importance to
environmental forensic investigations in terms of determining the
source of spilled oil. The patterns of the “Biomarkers” and a set
of parameters were used to construct an Egyptian computerized
oil spill identification database. This can greatly increase the
possibilities for finding the sources of oil pollution by comparing
an unknown pollutant sample with any similar oil sample stored
in the database. A much stronger connection between a distinct
oil spill and its actual source may be established than before.
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Edited by: Vivek Patel
Published by: InTech,
Croatia, March 2012.
Chapter 12 – New Trends
in Hydroprocessing Spent
Hoda S. Ahmed and
Mohammed F. Menoufy
Summary of the chapter:
The objective of this
chapter is to give academics, research scientists, research
scholars, science and engineering students and industry
professionals an overview of the different utilization technologies
for hydrotreating spent catalysts.
Hydrotreating catalysts consist of critical metals such as Mo, Co,
and Ni, as active metals and are generally supported by alumina
or silica alumina and are usually used in hydrotreating
petroleums. These catalysts deactivate with time, and partial or
complete regeneration can be carried out depending on the
severity of the processes due to carbon or sulfides deposition. In
the long term, the regeneration of these catalysts will become
impossible due to irreversible deactivation, and spent catalysts
would discard as solid wastes. The volume of these solid wastes
has increased significantly worldwide and in Egyptian petroleum
refining industries due to a steady increase in upgrading of
feedstock or distillates to meet the environmental regulations for
low sulfur fuels.
Several alternative methods such as disposal in landfills,
reclamation of metals, regeneration/ rejuvenation and reuse, and
utilization as raw materials to produce other useful products are
available to the refiners to deal with the spent catalyst problems.
The choice between these options depends on technical
feasibility and economic consideration.
In recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the
development of processes for recycling and recovering of the
waste catalyst metals, as much as possible. In literature there are
many applied researches for spent metals recovery, particularly
for catalyst that contain high concentrations of valuable metals
(Mo, Ni, V and Al2O3) However, fluctuations in the market prices
of the recovered metals and their purity, together with the high
costs of shipping significantly influence the economics of the
metal reclamation process that making it less attractive.
and metal contaminants. Therefore, many efforts were subjected
to replace the conventional regeneration procedures in order to
reactivate and rejuvenate the spent catalysts. The new
procedures are conducted to remove contaminant metals
selectively by chemical treatments without significantly affecting
the chemical and physical characteristics of the original catalyst
In experimental works, carried out by the authors of this
chapter in EPRI (1), concerning spent catalysts, were succeeded
in rejuvenating the spent catalyst Mo-Ni/Al2O3 using for rerefining
of waste lube oil, and applied in Alexandria Petroleum
Company. Our data revealed that the treated spent catalyst could
be restored nearly its fresh HDS activity levels by application of
oxalic acid leaching technique in addition to H2O2 as an oxidizing
agent. The most effective leaching agent was 4% oxidized oxalic
acid, and the extent of metals recovered was dependent on acid
concentrations or the specific reuse of the spent catalyst. The
rejuvenation process promotes the formation of a
hydroprocessing catalyst due to its improvements in surface area
and average pore diameter (i.e. 87% and 63% of the fresh
catalyst characteristics, respectively). These improvements
caused recovery in the HDS activity of the treated catalyst in the
ranges of 81–96 wt %
Other utilization of spent catalysts, experimental data reveal
that the treatment processes succeeded for extracting nickel,
molybdenum and aluminum oxides in quantities of 25, 30, 45
wt% as raw materials using in the production of other valuable
industrial products. These results are attractive options from
environmental and economical points of view.
References of authors’ data:
1- E. Z. Hegazy., M.Sc. Thesis, Tanta University, Tanta (2003)
2- M. F. Menoufy, H. S. Ahmed, in Proc. of the OAPEC Seminar on
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection in
Petroleum Industries, Cairo (2004).
3- M. F. Menoufy, H. S. Ahmed, .Energy Sources, Part A, 30:1213–
4- H S. Ahmed, M.F. Menoufy., Chem. Eng Technol., 32, No. 6,
Many literature review revealed that reactivation of spent
catalysts technology did not reach to well developments.
Spent catalysts lose their activities, and deactivated by pore
blockage and fouling of the active surface with deposition of coke
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4-Photocatalytic Materials & Surfaces for
AUTHORS SAWSAN A MOHAMED .Emre yassitepe,s. ismat shah
Photolysis and Photocatalysis of 1,4 Dichlorobenzene Using
Sputtered TiO2 Thin Films
Sawsan A. Mahmoud1,2 a, Emre Yassitepe 2 b, S. Ismat Shah2,3 c
Key Words: Photocatalysis, Photolysis, reaction path, titania, thin
The rate of 1,4-dichlorobenzene (1,4-DCB) degradation in the
aqueous phase was investigated under direct photolysis or
photocatalysis in the presence of TiO2 thin film prepared by
reactive sputtering using a metal Ti target and a reaction
sputtering atmosphere of argon and oxygen. The prepared thin
films were analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
and Xray diffraction (XRD). XPS confirmed the presence of
completely oxidized TiO2 films whereas XRD showed that the
films contained a mixture of rutile and anatase phases with rutile
being approximately 30% of the total volume. Two lamps, both of
the same power but different wavelength range were employed
as irradiation sources. Photocatalysis showed faster removal of
1,4-DCB as compared to direct photolysis. The complete
degradation was attained using the freshly prepared TiO2
sample. The intermediate produced during the photocatalysis
was benzoquinone. Photolysis using visible irradiation was
relatively slower and both benzoquinone and hydroquinone were
formed as intermediates. Higher initial degradation rates were
observed when the same film was re-used, most probably due to
the effect of washing of the TiO2 thin films surface with
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Crude petroleum consists essentially of
hydrocarbons together with smaller amounts
of non-hydrocarbons such as sulfur
compounds. The non-hydrocarbons are
usually concentrated in the higher boiling
fractions of the crude. In Egyptian crude oils,
the sulfur content ranges between (0.04 -
The presence of sulfur has been
correlated with the corrosion of pipelines,
pumping and refining equipment, also sulfur
poisons many catalysts used in the refining
processes. Moreover the atmospheric
emission of sulfur oxides after combustion of
fuels is a dangerous environmental problem.
As sulfur control in fuels is one of the
most pressing problems for environmental
protection, in this connection, the terms “deep
desulfurization” and “ultra-low sulfur fuels”
have appeared in the literature recently.
Biodesulfurization (BDS) is one of the new
processes designed for ultra-deep
desulfurization, which operates under
ambient temperature and pressure, which is
expected to be a complement and a
promising alternative to hydrodesulfurization.
BDS is a process based on selective removal
of sulfur by microorganisms. Compared with
cell suspension, BDS with immobilized cells
has some advantages: ease of biocatalyst
separation from treated fuels, low risk of
contamination, high stability, and long lifetime
of the biocatalyst. Nanoparticles can
be used to immobilize microbial cells that can
degrade or biorecover specific chemicals.
This project aims to isolation and
characterization of local biodesu-lfurising (BDS)
microorganisms from different hydrocarbon
polluted environ-ments in Egypt. The enhancing
of biodesulfurization efficiencies through
immobilization/coating of microorga-nism on/by
nano-particles possessing magnetic properties
will be studied. It is intended to establish a costeffective
BDS method that is expected to achieve
an enhancement in the biodesulfurization
process by using nano-biocatalysts in the course
of the production procedures of the oil field
Dr Tamer Z. Sharara (PI)
Prof. Dr. Yasser Moustafa
Prof. Dr. Samiha F. Deriase
Dr. Nour Sh. El-Gendy (Co-PI)
Prof. Dr. Mervat A.M. Abo-State
Ass. Res. Heba El Maghraby
Ass. Res. Hessein M. Nabil
Ass. Res. Delvin Desouky
Ass. Res. Sherif Ali
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As an element in the periodic table, mercury is
found at trace levels in air, sea water and fossil
fuels. Mercury is found in a variety of chemical
and physical forms (species). Each has
different characteristics in terms of solubility,
volatility, toxicity, and reactivity.
Mercury has received considerable attention
from the environmental engineers due to its
high toxicity, a tendency to bio-accumulate and
difficulties in its control. Gas and oil combustion
is a very significant source of mercury input in
the environment. Volatilized mer-cury also has
been responsible for damaging valuable
refinery catalysts, and for contaminating both
plant equipment and products.
In natural gas, the typical mercury
concentration is between 1 and 200 ng/l. Crude
oil and gas condensate can contain several
chemical forms of mercury, which differ in their
chemical and physical properties. In spite of
the presence of many publications on the
removal of mercury species from natural gas
and waste water, there is a shortage in the
focusing on the mercury problem associated
with the petroleum condensate. Such lack in
the scientific research may be related to the
complexity of the nature of mercury species on
the petroleum condensate and petroleum oil.
The project aims to study and to evaluate the
most sufficient nano-adsorbents for removing
mercury from natural gas, petroleum condensate
and corresponding aqueous dehy-dration wastes
that are produced and/or processed in Egypt for
the purpose of minimize, to the extent possible,
emissions of mercury to Egypt environment from
natural gas and petroleum industry and utility.
Prof. Dr. Yasser Moustafa (PI)
Dr Tamer Z. Sharara
Eng. Ashraf Abed El Mohsen
Ass. Res. Howyada Abd El Salam
Ass. Res. Ayat Abd El Aziz
Ass. Res. Mohamed El Bakry
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Mercury has received considerable
attention from an environmental point of view due
to its high toxicity, a tendency to bio-accumulate
and difficulties in its control. In spite of extensive
research efforts on the removal of mercury
species from natural gas and waste water, there
is a shortage in focusing on the mercury problem
associated with the petroleum condensate. We
propose to develop new highly porous metalorganic
frameworks (MOFs) and zeolite-like
metal-organic frameworks (ZMOFs) for the
efficient removal of mercury species from gas
condensate and aqueous dehydration wastes
produced from the petroleum production plants.
The proposed project is a collaboration
between the Egyptian Petroleum Research
Institute (EPRI) in Egypt and Virginia
Commonwealth University (VCU) in the USA.
Aiming at developing MOF and ZMOF materials
applicable to the removal of organic and
inorganic mercury species in order to minimize
emissions of mercury to the environment from
the petroleum industry and utility. The specific
objectives of the proposed project are: (i)
Developing a reproducible synthesis method
based on microwave and hydro-solvothermal
processes for preparing high specific surface
area MOFs and ZMOFs substrates; (ii)
Incorporation of metal nanoparticles such as Cu,
Ag and Au within the MOFs and ZMOFs pores
and cavities; (iii) Characterizing the physical and
chemical properties of the prepared materials;
(iv) Studying the adsorption capacities of the
prepared materials for removing inorganic and
organic mercury species as model compounds to
the actual mercury compounds existing in
wastewater and gas condensate.
It is expected that, by tailoring the
properties of MOFs and ZMOFs (surface area,
surface composition, cavity and pore sizes and
shapes, and incorporation of nanoparticles); the
research will result in a better understanding of
the factors that enhance the efficient removal of
mercury species from the processes of the
petroleum industry and utility. The success of the
proposed project will enhance the environmental
quality in the USA and in Egypt by reducing the
mercury emissions that result from the
combustion of the gaseous and liquid fuels.
Prof. Dr. Yasser Moustafa
Dr Tamer Z. Sharara (EPRI)
Prof. Dr. Mohammed S. El-Shall
Dr. Sherif Moussa
Ms. Natalie Herring
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The Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
(EPRI) and the University of New Mexico (UNM)
cooperates to develop a new generation of fiber
reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. The new
FRP is multi-scale in nature and incorporates
functionalized nanoparticles (e.g. nanoclay and
nanorubber) to enhance energy absorption
The new multi-scale FRP will expand the use
of composites in the oil and gas industry
(onshore & offshore) typically governed by the
limited energy absorption of composite materials.
The project aim is to improve the energy
absorption of the polymer resin by producing a
new nanocomposite incorporating a balanced
mix of functional polyolefin rubber (EP)
nanoparticles and montmorillonite (o-mmt)
nanoparticles. This new toughened
nanocomposite is then used to produce FRP
composites. The research team at EPRI and
UNM acquired state-of-the-art equipment to
synthesize functionalized polyolefin rubber
nanoparticles, fabricate and characterize both
the nanocomposites and the FRP composite.
The research team is multidisciplinary in nature
combining the expertise of the two PIs and their
research groups from Egypt and the USA on
polymer chemistry, polymer characterization,
composite fabrication and composite testing.
The project is funded by US-Egypt Cooperative
Research Program administered by Science and
Technology Development Fund (STDF) in Egypt
and National Science Found-ation (NSF) in the
Dr. Usama Farid Mahmoud Kandil (PI)
Prof. Dr Nevine Omar Shaker (Co-PI)
Prof Dr. Mahmoud Taha (PI-US)
Dr. Mohamed El-Shafie
Mrs. Mona Abdul-Sabour Ahmed
Mr. Ramadan Mosa Abd Rabbo
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Many problems facing mankind. Those
concerning the availability and distribution
of energy will ultimately be the most
important. As fossil fuel became depleted,
we will turn more and more to alternative
sources and eventually depend on energy
technologies based on nuclear fission and
Nuclear energy also relies on finite
resources and involves significant
problems. Solar energy is the primary
source for most energy forms found on
Earth. Solar energy is clean, abundant, and
renewable. As well as, it holds tremendous
potential benefit to our world by diversifying
our energy supply, reducing our
dependence on imported fuels, improving
the quality of the air we breathe. Today ,
many of the solar energy systems are
significantly more expensive than the
traditional options available to customers
(e.g., engines, gas heaters, grid electricity).
The cost, performance, and
convenience of these systems must
be improved if solar energy is going
to compete in energy markets
against more traditional alternatives.
Some large-scale solar technologies
are close to being cost competitive,
but the risk of making such a large
investment is an obstacle to
Prof.Dr.Ahmed M. AL-Sabagh
PI.Sawsan Abdel-Hady Mahmoud
PI Deputy:Dr.Mohamed Abdel-Azzim
Dr.Hend Mohamed Hamed
Dr.Heba Abdel-Razik Ismail
Research Assis:Radwa Abbas AL-Salamony
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The strong interest in polymer–surfactant
interactions has been driven in part by the use of
mixtures of polymers and surfactants in many
commercial products and processes, as diverse
as water treatment. In many wastewater
applications, a highly charged cationic coagulant
is employed to neutralize the natural negative
charges of dispersed particles or oil. The chargeneutralized
particles are then more readily
coagulated with mixing.
In this work, four nonionic polyelectrolytes
were prepared by amidation of oleic acid and
diethylene triamine. The later compound was
ethoxylated by introducing 5,10, 20, and 30
ethylene oxide units. Also, three compounds of
acrylic acid (different molecular weight 5000,
55000 and 100000) were prepared. The
chemical structures of the prepared
polyelectrolytes were elucidated using Fourier
transform-infrared (FT-IR), 1HNMR spectra and
GPC. The surface and thermodynamic
parameters of the prepared demulsifiers were
determined at 25 ºC including, surface tension
(γ), and effectiveness, maximum surface excess
(Γmax) and minimum surface area (Amin).
The performance of the prepared
polyelectrolytes, individually and their mixtures
between them, was tested on polluted water (oil
–in-water = 200 ppm and total suspended solid
(TSS) = 6mg /l.) Results show that the
polyectrolytes performance increases with
increasing the ethylene oxide units (5 to 20
ethylene oxide units). The compound with (20
eo) gives low oil in water (10ppm) and total
suspended solid (TSS) is 1g/l
Dr. Mahmoud Reyad Noor El-Din
Vice Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mohamed Abd Al-Latef Al-Shafi
Dr. Khalid Kabel
Dr. Marwa R. Mishrif
Ass. Researcher:Ibrahem Mahmoud Nassar
Ass. Researcher: Sayed Al-Sharaky
Prof.: Salah Khalil
Prof.: Ahmed M. Al-Sabagh.
Prof. : Mohamed El-Sukary
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In view to suppress, the worsening of clean water
shortage, development of advanced with lowcost
and high efficiency water treatment
technologies is desirable. The ultimate goal of
waste-water management is the protection of the
environment in a manner commensurate with
public health and socio-economic concerns.
There are currently thousands types of water
filters on the market with the ability to purify
water contaminated in many different ways.
However, most of these filtering methods are too
expensive and don’t meet the specific needs of
developing countries. The sustainable
technologies should be innovative, simple, and
incorporate combinations of basic science and
local materials to create usable and efficient
The first stage is lab scale production and
characterization of relatively large amounts of the
materials at different conditions and ratios
followed by investigation of their response toward
different pollutants and choosing those of the
The second stage is the design of a purification
system contains the prepared active materials
mixed with the suitable support followed by
practical test for authentic wastewater sample.
The project aims to prepare active nanomaterials
and design three stages purification
system to remove different types of water
pollutants namely; organic (petroleum), heavy
metals and microbial pollutions.
Creation of such purification system could be
effective in removing pollutants from drinking
water or from wastewater before the discharge
into the aquatic environment or its reuse.
Dr. Rania Elsayed Morsi
Prof. Dr. Ahmed AlSabagh
Prof. Dr. Yasser Moustafa
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1n 2012, two patents have been obtained and one new
patent was presented
One of them is under the title of "Preparation
of a new effective demulsifier from local raw
materials to resolve extremely aged and tough
petroleum slop oil emulsions"
The other patent is under the title of " Preparation
of new Olygemer Surfactants from Triazinan
Tri Ethanol to Scavenge Hydrogen Sulfide
Accompanied by Crude Oil and Natural Gas "
The patent that was presented recently is
under the title of "Preparation of chemical
composites based on material nanotechnology to
remove the microbial, heavy metals and
hydrocarbons pullutants from sewage industerial
and ground water"
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Problems of H 2 S
How to tackle with H 2 S problems
2- Modification of Metallurgical Designation
of Petroleum Equipment.
3- Using Chromium Stainless Steel.
“Cr” has six oxidation state .The most stable
form is: Cr +3 Cr + H 2 S
3- Scavenging of H 2 S.
H 2 S Treatment
SURFACTANTS (The Latest Generation
Reduction of treatment costs up to
50% compared to imported
One of the Egyptian Petroleum
Companies has produced more than
10 million barrels of crude from sour
wells during the last five years using
Support R&D at EPRI
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Thermal Expansion Joints
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Using Alumonite instead of Imported Iron
to Coat Pipeline of Oil and Gas
EPRI has introduced many studies and
researches to find an alternative to imported
iron used in concrete mixing. This alternative
was used for coating offshore petroleum
pipeline since 1990 till 2010 which affords
foreign currency and takes advantage of
The local alternative was used in all
maritime projects of petroleum sector
Using Alumonite in concrete mixing
resulted in :
1- Achieving the heaviest density of
concrete (180 PCF).
2- Achieving the compression strength of
concrete not less than (35 N/mm2).
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The project aims mainly to get the
bentonitic clays with specifications suitable for
using in the drilling fluids. A geological study
conducted to search for this mineral had reached
to get the large reserves in different regions.
Studies show that these minerals contain Na -
Montmorillonite mineral which considered the
main component of bentonitic clays. The
presence of Na - Montmorillonite in these
sediments studied, led to the acquisition of some
of these clays. For bentonite properties which
call to try to address these clays to be used in oil
well drilling fluids.
The Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
the area of the
treatment of the
to be used in
oil well drilling
a polymer and
economic quantities. The work of field
experiments has already been produced and
sold releasing Egyptian bentonite on the local
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Treatment of Sea Water Desalination Station at
Rhaes Gareeb Fields – in Cooperation with the
General Company for Petroleum
The study covers 3 main points:
Studying the Water Sources.
Studying the Used Chemicals.
Studying the needed maintenance
processes with chemical cleaning
Every point of the above mentioned shows the
disadvantages, failure points and methods of
EPRI Annual Report 2012 44
Heat Exchanger Cleaning
Contract with Suez Company for Petroleum Processing
out of Service
EPRI Annual Report 2012 45
A variety of cutting fluids are used for machining
operations of cutting, grinding, turning, milling,
drilling, and tapping mainly iron and aluminum
metals. The usage of a good metal working fluids
will result in reducing tool or die wear improved
workpiece surface finish and increased
productivity. Cutting fluids can be classified into
two types; water-insoluble and water-soluble.
Water-soluble cutting fluids are classified into the
next three classes. diluted with water, class JIS
A1( emulsion type),
which contains oil and emulsified agent, turns
cloudy, while class JID A2(soluble type), which
contains surface active agents, becomes
transparent or translucent and Class JIS A3
(CHEMICAL SOLUTION TYPE), which contains
organic and inorganic Carboxylic acid salt, turns
transparent. Commercial water-soluble cutting
fluid contain many components, such as water,
antimicrobial agents, antirust additives, surface
active agents, stabilizing agent, anti-wear agents
EPRI Annual Report 2012 46
Investigation and Solving Plugging Problem Arising in Sour
Well at Qarun Company
Mamoun Tawfiek*, Abd El Latief M. Abd El Rahman**,
Mohamed El-Shafie**, Ahmed Al Sabagh**, and Salah Khalil**.
Plugging problem arising at the injection point of H 2 S Scavenger EPRI 730 into the
pipeline transferring crude oil coming out from a sour well "SWQ11" at Qarun base
field was investigated and solved. The plugging occured every 12 hrs due to
accumulation of C a CO 3 deposits. Different actions were taken to solve this problem
such as :- (i) reduction of the injection dose stepwisely from 170 G/D to 60 G/D, and
compensating the difference at other points in the same area,(ii) splitting the
injection point to two equal injection points in the hydra; (iii) acid cleaning job; (iv)
survey on water analysis; (v) reviewing the history of SWQ11; (vi) performing
comparative study between SWQ11 and other sour wells in different Qarun areas
treated with the same scavenger EPRI 730 (East Bahrea C-O8 , and Heba 200), (vii)
establishing a new injection point of EPRI 730 at another well"SWQ4" by a dose 80
G/D and (viii) reviewing the injection doses of EPRI 730 at all injection points (7
points) to adjust H2S reading in the sour tanks to be
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Scientific Researches 2012
1 1 1
31 24 3
12 6 2
11 9 1
32 25 1 5
48 37 1 5
10 6 2 3
Total 145 108 4 20
Analysis & Evaluation
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Local & International Scientific Researches
As apparent in the illustrated figures,
the quality of publications increases.
International Scientific Researches
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
EPRI Annual Report 2012 50
2010 2011 2012
2010 2011 2012
EPRI Annual Report 2012 51
matter: case study of El-Khaligue-4 Well, central gulf
of suez, Egypt" Energy Sources Part A, (34) ,1448-
1- H. Abd EL-Wahab , M. Abd El-Fattah , N. Abd EL-
Khalik , Carmen M. Sharaby"Synthesis and
Performance of Flame retardant additives based
on Cyclodiphosph(V)azane of Sulfaguanidine ,1.3-
hexachlorocyclodiphosph (V) azane and 1,3-di-(N/-
2-pyrimidinylsulfanilamide )-2, 4-di(aminoacetic
acid )-2, 4- dichlorocyclodiphosph (V) azane
incorporated into Polyurethane varnish" Progress
in organic coatings, (74), 615-621,2012
1- Abdel Galil A.Hewaidy, Sherif Farouk and Haitham
M. Ayyad" Nukhul Formation in wadi baba,
southwest Sinai peninsula,Egypt" Geo Arabia,
2- Sherif Farouk, Mahmoud Faris" Late Cretaceous
Calcareous nannofossil and planktonic Foraminiferal
bioevents of the Shallow-marine Carbonate Platform
in the Mitla Pass, west Central Sinai,Egypt"
Cretaceous Research, , (33),50-65, 2012.
3- Mostafa Gouda Temraz" Mineralogical and
Physical Characteristics of white sandstone of Abu
Rodeiyim Quarry (Sinai) , and its Possible industrial
Utilization" Acta Geologica Sinica ,(86)2 , 801-840,
4- Gamal El-Din A. Ibrahim, Tarek Y.M. A. El-hariri
,Ahmed S. Mousa and Gaber M.AW" Utilization of
Sodium Silicate Solution as A curing Compound of
Fresh Concrete" Journal of American Science, 8(11),
5-EL Shamma,A.A. ,Tarek F.Moustafa and Hosny,
A.M. "Tournaisian to Early Permian Miozonations Of
the Western Desert ,Egypt"Journal of American
6- M. M. EL Nady" The advantage of rock-eval
pyrolysis , LG and GC/MS in characterization organic
7- M.M El Nady" The Potentiality of Source Rocks in
Hayat Oilfield Based on Well Data, North Western
Desert, Egypt" Energy Sources Part A, (34)2023-2030,
8- M. M. El Nady, A.Y. EL-Naggar, S.A. Faramawy and
A.A. Salem" Application of Molecular and Polycyclic
Aromatic Sulfur Compounds in Evaluation of Some
Egyptian Crude Oils" Energy Sources Part A, (34)2243-
9- M. G. Temraz and I. Hassanien" Evaluation of some
Egyptian shales as a Drilling fluid additive" Energy
Sources Part A, (34), 549-558, 2012.
10- Mohmoud Faris, Sherif Farouk, " Integrated
biostratigraphy of two upper maastrichtian-
Paleocene successions in north-central Sinai, Egypt"
Geologica croatica, (65) 2, 2012.
11- Tarek Y.M.A. El-Hariri, Ahmed S. Mousa, Essam
M.A. Abu Assy and Gamal El-Dein A. Ibrahim" Events
of the Diagenitic Processes in Um gereifat Mine, Red
Sea Coast, Egypt: Implications for Microfacies
Associations, Mineralogy and Geochemistry"
Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Science, 6(3)
12- Ahmed S. Mousa, Tarek Y.M.A.El-Hariri ,Ibrahim
H. Ibrahim and Gamal El-Dim A. Ibrahim" Microfacies
and Heavy Minerals Composition of Cretaceous
Sandstones at Wadi Tubia, Southeastern Sinai,
Egypt:Implication for Provenance, Maturity Index and
Continental Margin Activity" Australian Journal of
Basic and Applied Sciences, 6(5), 289 -297,2012
13- F.S. Ramadan, M.M. El Nady, M.M. Hammad, and
N. M. Lotfy" Subsurface study and source rocks
evaluation of Ras gharib onshore oil field in the
centeral gulf of suez, Egypt" Australian Journal of
Basic and Applied Science, 6(12) ,569-590,2012
14-M.Ghorab,T.F.Shazly,I.E.Ghaleb and I.Nabih.
"Using of Pickett’s Plot in Shaly Formation to Estimate
the Petrophysical Exponents of Bahariya Formation in
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Sidi Barani Area,North Western Desert ,Egypt",
Australian Journal Of Basic and Applied
15-T. F. Shazly & A. Z. Nouh; "Utilizing of Resistivity
log to Discriminate Between Effective and Ineffective
Porosity for Raha Formation in Ras Budran Field, Gulf
of Suez, Egypt."; Australian Journal of Basic and
Applied Science, 6(10), PP. 532-540, 201.
16- M. M. El Nady " Bulk Compositions, Genetic
Origin, Classifications and Maturation of Crude Oils in
the Gulf of Suez, Egypt" Petroleum science and
technology, (30), 2552-2562, 2012.
17- S.S. Azzam and T. F. Shazly" A comparison
between porosity derived from seismic reflection
data and that computed from well log Data, Al Amal
Field ,Gulf of Suez, Egypt" Petroleum science and
technology, (30), 16-27, 2012.
18- M. M. Hammad and M. M. EL Nady" Oil-Source
Rocks Correlation Based on the Biomarker
Distribution of EWD and Qarun Oilfields, North
Western Desert, Egypt" Petroleum science and
technology, (30),133-146, 2012.
19- S. S. Azzam, And A.A, EL-Khafeef" Two-and-a-Half
Dimension Gravity Modeling to Delineate the
Structures of the Western Abu Gharadig Basin,
western Desert, Egypt" Petroleum science and
technology, (30) ,605-623,2012.
20- A.R. Abu El-EZZ, A.A. Abdou ,and M.G. M.Temraz"
The Petrography , Mineralogy, and Hydrocarbon
Potential of the Shales of the Duwi Formation, Abu
tartur, South Western Desert, Egypt" Petroleum
science and technology, (30), 2373-2382, 2012.
21- Gamal El-Din A. Ibrahim ,Ahmed s. Mousa ,Tarik
Y. M.A.El-Hariri and GaberM.Aw." Appraise the
Influence of Sodium silicates as Abrasive Materials in
Petroleum Constructions " Journal of Applied
Sciences Research, 8(5)2664-2669, 2012
22- I.M. Hassanain, M. I. Abdou, And H. H. Abu Seda"
Petrographical and petrophysical studies of some
Upper cretaceous rocks, southwest Sinai, Egypt"
Petroleum science and technology,(30),64-73, 2012
23- Tarek Y. M.A. El-Hariri, Ahmed S. Mousa, Gamal
El-Din A.Ibrahim" Minrological and Chemical Analysis
to Evaluate Geochimcial Studied of Devonian Core
Samples in Fughur-1X Well, North western Desert ,
Egypt" Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 8(7),
24- Gaber, M. AW" Impact of anti-corrosion liquid
epoxy and fusion bond epoxy primer on mechanical
testing of three layers polyethylene pipeline coating"
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 8(11), 5349-
25- Gaber, M. AW" Evaluation of some natural ores
from Egyptian eastern desert to be utilized in
producing of paint materials" Journal of Petroleum
and Gas Exploration Research, (2) 1, 017-026. 2012.
26-Ahmed S. Abu El-Ata, salah S. Azzam, Ahmed A. El-
Khafeef , Heshsam s. Zahra and Hesham T. Oweis"
Contribution of Potential Field Data in Delineating
The Structural –Tectonic Set-Up of the eastern
27- Tarek f. Shazly" Geothermal Modeling for
Bahariya Formation of Bassel-1x well, Northern
Western Desert, Egypt, By Using well Logs Analysis"
Journal of applied Sciences Research, (8) 2 ,753-762,
28- Tarek Y. M.A.El-Hariri, Ahmed S. Mousa , Tarek F.
Moustafa , Sherif Farouk" Facies and Sedimentary
environments of the Abu Qada Formation at Gabal El-
Gunna, Southeastern Sinai, Egypt" Egyptian Journal
of Petroleum, (21)171-79, 2012.
29- Tarek .F. Shazly, Elhamy Tarabees and Youssif S.
Mohamed" Application of Velocity-Deviation Logs in
Determination of Pore Types and Permeability Trends
in Sandstones of the Nubia Formation From the
Rudeis-Sidri Area, Gulf of Suez, Egypt" World Journal
of Earth Sciences, 2(1) 1-12, 2012.
30- Ahmed S.A. Abuel Ata, Salah S.S. Azzam, Nahla
A.A. El-Sayed" The Improvements of threedimensional
seismic interpretation in comparison
with the two-dimensional seismic interpretation in
Al-mal Oil Field, Gulf of Suez, Egypt" Egyptian Journal
of Petroleum (21), 61-69,2012
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31- Azab A. A., Khedr,F.I.El Khadragy, A.A. and Salih,
A.H" Interpreting the seismic reflection data to
delineate the structures and tectonics in belayim land
field, gulf of suez ,Egypt" Egy J. Appl. Geophys, (11)1,
1-Abeer Ahmed Abdelrehem Abo Hegaza"
Sedimentological And Petrophysical Studies of Some
Subsurface Cretaceous Rocks, Northern Western
Desert, Egypt.,Tanta Science.2012
2-Marwa Zen Elden Abdelwahab Mahmoud Elsawy"
Reservoir Evaluation of the Upper Cretaceous in the
North Western Desert, Egypt, Utilizing Well Log
Analysis.,Al Zagaig Science, 2012.
3-Naira Magdy Ahmed Lotfy " Characterization of
Crude Oil and Bearing Rocks Gharib Oil Field, Central
Gulf of Suez, Egypt, Al Zagaig Science, 2012.
Analysis and Evaluation Department
1- M. A. Deyab & S. S. Abd El-Rehim , " On Surfactantpolymer
Associtation and its Effect the Corrosion
Behavior of Carbon Steel in Cyclohexane Propionic
Acid " , Corrosion Science , 65 , 309-316 , 2012
2- S. T. Keera , N. A. Farid and K. Z. Mohamed , "
Imidazoline Derivatives as coorosion Inhibitors of
Carbon Steel in Crude Oils and Associated Water " ,
Energy Sources , Part A , 34 , 1371-1383 , 2012
3- S. Faramawy , A. El-Naggar , M. El-Nady , S. El-
Sabagh , F. Harb and A. Salem , " An Organic
Geochemical Characterization of Crude Oils El Hamd
and Bakr Oilfields in the Gulf of Suez , Egypt " , Energy
Sources part A : 34:8, 720-731 , 2012
4- M. M. El Nady , A. Y. El-Naggar , S. A. Faramawy &
A. A. Salem , " Application of Molecular and Polycyclic
Aromatic sulfur Compounds in Evaluation of Some
Egyptian Crude Oils " , Energy Sources part A: 34 ,
2243-2252 , 2012
5- Hager R. Ali , Nour Sh. El-Gendy , Yasser M.
Moustafa , Mohamed I. Roushdy and Ahmed I.
Hesham , " Degradation of Asphaltenic Fraction by
Locally Isolated Halotolerant Bacterial Strains " , ISRN
Soil Science , 2012
6- Yasser M. Moustafa , Asmaa A. Agrama , "
Navigation Activities Assessment on the Variations of
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons , River Nile ,
Egypt , Energy Procedia , 18 , 1005-1012 , 2012
7- Mohamed A. Ebiad , Dalia R. Abd El-Hafiz , Radwa
A. Elsalamony and Lamia S. Mohamed , " Ni
Supported High Surface Area CeO2-ZrO2 Catalysts for
Hydrogen Production from Ethanol Steam
Reforming" , RCS Advance , 2 , 8145-8156 , 2012
8- M. A. Deyab & S. T. Keera , " Cyclic Voltammetric
studies of Carbon Steel Corrosion in Chloride –
formation Water Solution and Effect of some
Inorganic Salts " , Egyptian J. of Pet . , Vol 21 , No. 1 ,
9- A. Y. El-Naggar , A. M. El-Fadly , A. A. Salem & M. A.
Ebaid , " Carrier Gas a new Factor Affecting the
Separation Efficiency of Gas Chromatograph :I-Using
Natural Gas as a Probe " , Nature & Science , 10 , 9 ,
71-75 , 2012
10- I.A. Mohamed , R. I. Abdallah , A. Y. El-Naggar , M.
M. Mashaly & A. A. Salem , " Characterization of Four
Egyptian Crude Oils " , Nature & Science , 10 , 5 , 72-
79 , 2012
11- Rania El-Sayed Morsi ,Maher Z. Elsabe , and Hala
F. Naguib , " Chitosan Based Nanofibers , review " ,
Materials Science and Engineering , 3 , 1711-1726 ,
12- Yasser M. Moustafa and Rania E. Morsi , "
Biomarkers" , Chromatography and its Applications ,
165-186 , 2012.
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1- Mohamed A. Betiha , Hassan M. A. Hassan , Ahmed
M. El-Sabagh , Abd El Rahman S. Khder and Emad A.
Ahmed , " Direct Synthesis and the Morphological
Control of Highly Orderd Mesoporous AISBA-15 using
Urea-Tetrachloroaluminate as a Novel Aluminum
Source " Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 17551-
17559 , 2012.
2- Sana I. Hassan , Omar I. Sif El-Din , Sahar M. Tawfik
and Dina M. Abd El-Aty , " Solvent Extraction of
Oxidized Diesel Fuel Phase Equilibrium " , Fuel
Processing Technology ,106 , 127-132 , 2012
3- Nermen H. Mohamed, "Competitive Study on
Separation and Characterization of Microcrystalline
Waxes using two Deoiling Techniques", Fuel
Processing Technology, 96, (116-122), 2012
4- T. Zaki , M. Samy & M. G. Temraz , " Synthesis and
Characterization of Nano-silica Gel Aged under
Microwave Radiation from Wite Sandstone " J. of sol
Gel Science and Technology , 64 ,1 , 224-231 , 2012
5- T. Zaki , Khalid I. Kabel and H. Hassan , "
Preparation of High Pure α –AL2 O3 Nanoparticles at
Low Temperatures using Pechini Method ", Ceramics
International , 38 , 2021-2026 , 2012
6- T. Zaki , Khalid I. Kabel and H. Hassan , " Using
Modified Pechinic Method to Synthesize α-AI2O3
Nanoparticles of high Surface Area " , Ceramics
International , 38 , 4861-4866 , 2012
7- M. Riad & S. Mikhail " Oxidative Desulfurization of
Light Gas Oil using Zinc Catalysts Prepared Via
Different Techniques " , Catalysis Science &
Technology , 2 , 1437-1446 , 2012
8- T. Zaki ,D. Amam , " Catalytic Carbon Monoxide
Oxidation Over Cooper/Silica Nanocatalysts " ,Energy
Sources Part A: 34 , 20, 1923-1932 , 2012
9- T. Zaki and D. Aman , " The Preparation and
Characterization of Manganese Oxides/Rice Husk
Silica of Nanosized Catalysts For CO Oxidation " ,
Energy Sources Part A: 34 , 2147-2155 , 2012
10- Heba M. Gobara , " Characterization and Catalytic
Activity of NiO/Mesoporous Aluminosilicate AISBA-15
Conversion of Some Hydrocarbons " , Egyptian J. Pet.
21 , 1-10 , 2012
11- Hoda S. Ahmed and Mohammed F. Menoufy , "
New Trends in Hydroprocessing Spent Catalysts
Utilization " , Book , Pertrochemicals , 249-258 , 2012.
Petroleum Applications Department
1- Ahmed A. Farag , M.R. Noor El-Din" The adsorption
and corrosion inhibition of some nonionic surfactants
on API X65 Steel Surface in hydrochloric acid"
Corrosion Science, (64) ,174-183, 2012.
2- Ayman M Atta , Gamal A El-Mahdy ,Husein S.
Ismail and Hamad A. Al-Lohedan" Effects of Water
Soluble Rosin on the Corrosion Inhibition of Carbon
Steel" Int. J. Electrochem Sci, (7) ,11834-11846, 2012.
3- M. A. Migahed, M. A. Hegazy, A.M. Al Sabagh"
Synergistic inhibition effect between Cu2+ and
cationic Gemini surfactant on the corrosion of
downhole tubing steel during secondary oil recovery
of old wells" Corrosion science, (61)10-18, 2012.
4- Eman Y.Z. Frag, Tamer Awad Ali. Gehad G.
Mohamed , Yusra H.H. Awad" Construction of
Different Types of Ion-Selective Electrodes
Characteristic Performances and Validation for Direct
Potentiometric Determination of Orphenadrine
Citrate" Int. J Electrochem. Sci, (7) ,4443-4464,2012.
5-Amira Kamal Ibrahem ,Thanaa abdel Moghny,
Yasser Mohamed Mustafa, Nermine Elsyed Maysour,
farida Mohamed saad El Din El Dars , Reham Farouk
Hassan" Degradation of Trichloroethylene
Contaminated Soil by Zero-Valent Iron Nanopatricles"
International Scholarly Research Network, (2012)9P,
EPRI Annual Report 2012 55
6- Eslam Soliman, Usama F. Kandil, Mahmoud Reda
Taha" Limiting Shear Creep of epoxy adhesive at the
FRP-Concrete interface using multi-walled carbon
nanotubes" International J. Of Adhesion & Adhesives,
(33) ,36-44, 2012.
7- Gehad G. Mohamed, Tamer Awad Ali, M.F. El-
Shahat,M.A. Migahed and A.M. Al-Sabagh" Novel
screen-printed electrode for the determination of
dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide in water
samples" Drug testing and analysis, (3). 2012.
8 Ayman M. Atta" Synthesis and Characterization of
Novel Core- Shell Magnetic Nanogels Based on 2-
Acrylamido-2-Methylpropane Sulfonic Acid in
Aqueous Media" Journal of Applied Polymer Science,
(124) ,3276-3285, 2012.
9- Shimaa M. Elsaeed, Reem K. Farag, Nermien S.
Maysour" Synthesis and Characterization of pH-
Sensitive Crosslinked (NIPA-Co-AAC) Nanohydrogels
Copolymer" Journal of Applied Polymer Science,
(124), 1947-1955, 2012
10- A. M. Al- Sabagh , Mostafa M. Emara , M. R. Noor
El-Din, W.R. Aly" Water – in –Diesel Fuel
Nanoemulsions Prepared by high energy: Emulsion
Drop size and stability, and emission characteristics"
J. Surfact Deterg, (15) ,139-145,2012
11- Ayman M.Atta, Husein S. Ismail , Ashraf M.
Elsaaed" Application of Anionic Acrylamide-Based
Hydrogels in the Removal of Heavy Metals From
Waste Water" J. Of Applied Polymer Science, (123),
12- M.A. Migahed , Ahmed A. Farag ,S.M. ElSaed, R.
Kamal ,and H.Abd El-Bary" Corrosion Inhibition of
Steel Pipelines in Oil Well Formation Water by a New
Family of Nonionic Surfactants" Chem .Eng.Comm,
(199) ,1335-1356, 2012.
13- Salah A. Mohamad, Nehal S.Ahmed, Saeed
M.Hassanein, Ahmed M. Rashad" Investigation of
Polyacrylates Copolymers as lube oil viscosity index
improvers" Journal of Petroleum Science and
Engineering, 100 (2012) 173- 177, 2012.
14- Eslam M. Soliman , Usama F.Kandil , Mahmoud
M. Reda Taha" The Significance of Carbon nanotubes
on Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and SBR modified
mortar" Materials and Structures, (45) ,803-816
15- A.M. Al-Sabagh, N. G. Kandile, Nahed Amer,
Omaima Ramadan, and E. A. Khamis" Quaternary
ammonium salts from hydrolyzed fatty oil based on
novel tertiary Amines Used as Corrosion inhibitors for
Pipelines Carbon Steel at Acid Job in Petroleum
industry" J. Of Dispersion Science and Technology,
16- Nehal S. Ahmed, Amal M. Nassar, Rabab M.
Nasser, Ahmed F. Khattab, and Abdel-Azim A. Abdel-
Azim " Synthesis and Evaluation of some Polymers as
Lubricating Oil Additives " J. Of Dispersion Science
and Technology, (33)1-8, 2012
17- A.M.Al-Sabagh, Mostafa M. Emara, M.R. Noor El-
Din, and W.R. Aly" Preparation of water- in –Diesel
fuel nanoemulsions using high-energy emulsification
method and a study of some of their surface active
properties" J. Of Dispersion Science and Technology,
(33) , 970-976,2012
18- M.R. Noor El-Din and A.M. Al-Sabagh"
Preparation of Water- in –Hexane Nanoemulsions
Using Low Energy Emulsification Method" J. Of
Dispersion Science and Technology, (33), 68-74, 2012.
19- M.R. Nour El-Din, A. M. Al-Sabagh and M. A.
Hegazy" Study of the Inhibition Efficiency for some
novel surfactants on the carbon steel (type H-11)
Pipelines in 0.5 M HCI Solution by potentiodynamic
technique" J. Of Dispersion Science and Technology,
(33) 1444-1451,2012 .
20- A. M. Al-Sabagh, Nadia G. Kandile, Rasha A. El-
Ghazawy, M.R. Noor El-Din and E.A. El-Sharaky"
Novel polymerizable Nonionic Surfactants (Surfmers)
Corporate with Alkenylsuccinic Anhydride: Synthesis ,
Surface, and Thermodynamic Properties" J. Of
Dispersion Science and Technology, (33), 1458-
21- A.M. Al-Sabagh, T.M. Khalil ,M.W. Sabaa , T.T.
Khidr ,G.R.Saad" Poly(n-Alkyl itaconate-co-viny l
Acetate) as Pour Point Depressants for Lube Oil in
Relation to Rheological Flow Properties" J. Of
Dispersion Science and Technology, (33)1649-1660,
EPRI Annual Report 2012 56
22- Manar El-Sayed Abdel-Raouf" Biodegradable
Polyoxyethylenated Pentaerythritol Quaternary
esters as Oil Spill Dispersants" Tenside Surfactants
Detergents, (49) 2 , 114-123, 2012.
23- Ahmed M. Al-Sabagh, Salah A. Khalil, Abdellatif
Abdelrahman, Notaila M. Nasser, Mahmoud R.Noor
Eldin, Marwa R. Mishrif and Mohamed El-Shafie"
Investigation of Oil and Emulsion Stability of Locally
Prepared metalworking fluids" Industrial Lubrication
and Tribology, (64) 6 ,346-358, 2012.
24- E.R. Souaya, S.A. El-kholy, A.M. Abd El-Rahman ,
M. Elshafie, Z.L. Abo-Shanb" Evaluation and
application of Surfactants Synthesized from asphalt
components" Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, (21)1,
25- Th. Abdel-Moghny ,Ramadan S. A. Mohamed
,E.El-Sayed, Shoukry Mohamed Aly , Moustafa Gamal
Snousy" Removing of hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil
via air Flushing enhanced by surfactant" Applied
Petrochemical Research, (1) ,2012
26- A. M. AlSabagh , M.W. Sabaa , G.R. Saad , T.T.
Khidr, T. M. Khalil" Synthesis of polymeric additives
based on itaconic acid and their evaluation as pour
point depressants for lube oil in relation to
rheological flow properties" Egyptian Journal of
Petroleum, (21), 19-30, 2012
27- Al-Sabagh, A.M.Abd-El-Bary, H.M. El-Ghazawy,
R.A.Mishrif ,M.R.and Hussein , B.M." Corrosion
inhibition Efficiency of Heavy Alkyl Benzene
Derivatives For Carbon Steel Pipelines in IM HCI"
Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, (21)2, 2012.
28- A.M.AL-Sabgh ,Khalid I.Kabel ,M.R. Noor El-Din
and E.A.Elsharaky" Synthesis of Polyalkylacrylate
Nanolatexes by Microemulsion Polymerization
Method" Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, (21)2, 2012.
29- M.El-Shafie, I.M. Ibrahim and A.M.M.Abd El
Rahman" The Addition Effects of Macro and Clay on
The Performance of Asphalt Binder" Egyptian Journal
of Petroleum, (21)2, 2012.
30- A.M.M Abd El Rahman , M.El-Shafie ,and
S.A.ElKholy" Modification of Local Asphalt with Epoxy
Resin to be Used in Pavement" Egyptian Journal of
Petroleum, (21)2, 2012.
31- Manar El-Sayed Abdel-Raouf" Factors Affecting
the Stability of Crude Oil Emulsions" Crude Oil
Emulsions – Composition Stability and
Characterization Book, 1-205, 2012.
32- Th. Abdel-Moghny, Ramdan S.A. Mohamed, E.El-
Sayed, Shoukry Mohamed Aly, and Moustafa Gamal
Snousy" Effect of Soil Texture on Ramediation of
Hydrocarbons-Contaminated Soil at El-Minia District,
Upper Egypt" International Scholarly Research
Network Chemical Engineering, (2012)13P,2012.
1-Hamdy Mohamed Nagib Hamdy " Functionalization
of Polymeric Materials used for Nanocomposite
Applications, Azhar Science,2012.
2- Ahmed Mohamed Ragab Shabaan" Preparation of
alternative nano fuel emulsions and investigation of
their physical and rheological properties, El-Monefia
3-Mohamed Said Abdel-halim Selim" Synthesis and
Characterization of Some Functional Polymers For
Using as Cement Admixtures, El-Monefia Science,
1-Rabab Mohamed Elsaid Naser" The Behavior of
Some Acrylate Copolymers As Lubricating Oil
Additives,Ain Shams Science.2012
1-M. A.Shenashen & Sherif A. El-Safty;"Mercury-Ion
optical sensors"; J. Trends in Analytical Chemistry,
(38), PP.98-115, 2012.
2- M. A. Shenashen;"Efficient arsenic (V) removal
from water by ligand exchange fibrous adsorbent"; J.
Water research, (46), PP. 5541-5550, 2012.
3-M. A. Hegazy, A. S. El-Tabei & H. M.
Ahmed;"Synthesis of Nonionic Surfactants and Their
EPRI Annual Report 2012 57
Inhibitive Action on Carbon Steel in Hydrochloric
Acid"; J. Corrosion Science, (64), Pp. 115-125, 2012.
4-Nabil A. Negm, E. A. Badr, I. A. Aiad & M. M. Said;
"Investigation the Inhibitory Action of Novel
diquaternary Schiff dibases on the acid dissolution of
carbon steel in 1 M hydrochloric acid solution";
Corrosion Science; (65), PP. 77-86, 2012.
5-Nabil A. Negm, Nadia G. Kandil, Emad A. Badr &
Mohamed A. Mohamed; "Gravimetric and
Electrochemical Evaluation of Environmentally
Friendly Nonionic Corrosion Inhibitors for Carbon
Steel in 1 M HCL"; Corrosion Science; (65), PP. 94-
6-M. A. Hegazy, Ali M. Hasan, m. M. Emara, Mostafa
F. Bakr & Ahmed H. youssif;" Evaluating Four
Synthesized Schiff bases as Corrosion Inhibitors on
the Carbon Steel in 1 M Hydrochloric acid"; Corrosion
Science; (65), PP. 67-76, 2012.
7-M. A. Hegazy, A. S. El-Tabei, A. H. Bedair & M. A.
Sadeq;"An Investigation of Three Novel Nonionic
Surfactants as Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel in
0.5 M H2SO4"; Corrosion Science (54), PP. 219-230,
8-Fatma Z.Yahia, Nadia G. Kandile, Abdelfatah M.
Badawi, Amr H. Mady; "Glutamic Acid Modified
Fenton System for Degradation of Btex
Contamination";Clean –Soil, Air, Water,PP 1-6 2012.
9-Galal Hosni Sayed, Ferial Mohamed Ghuiba,
Mohamed Ibrahim Abdou, Emad Abdel Aatty Badr,
Salah Mohamed Tawfik & Nabel Abdel Moneem
Negm;"Synthesis, Surface and Thermodynamic
Parameters of Some Biodegradable nonionic
Surfactants Derived from Tannic Acid"; Colloids and
Surface A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects,
(393), pp. 96-104, 2012.
10- Salwa Mostafa, Tarek Agag, Ahmed Akelah,
Ahmed Rehab and Salwa Mostafa;"Flexible
Polybenzoxazine Thermosets Containing Pendent
Aliphatic Chains"; Polym Int, 2012.
11-A.M.Badawi, A.A.Fahmy,karima A. Mohamed, M.
R.Noor El-din & M. G. Riad, "The Effect of Different
Ethoxylations for Sorbitan Monolaurate on Enhancing
simultaneous Saccharification &fermentation (SSF) of
Wheat Straw to Ethanol,"Appl. Biochem.
12-M. A. Shenashen, A. Ashery, A. A. M.
Farag;"Optical absorbtion and Dispersion analysis
based on single-oscillator model of polypyrrole (ppy)
thin film"; J. Synthetic metals, (162), PP. 1357-1363,
13-Philippe Collery, Ahmed Mohsen, Anthony
Kermagoret, Jean D'Anglo, Georges Morgan, Didier
Desmaele, Alain tomas, Thomas collary, Ming Wei &
Abdelfattah Badawi;"Combination of three metals for
The Treatment of cancer: gallium, Rhenium and
Platinum.1. determination of the Optimal Schedule of
treatment"; Anticancer research, (32), Pp. 2769-2782,
14-Galal Hosni Sayed, Ferial Mohamed Ghuiba,
Mohamed Ibrahim abdou, Eman Abdel Atty Badr,
Salah M. tawfik & nabil Abdel Moneem
Negm;"Synthesis, Surface, Thermodynamic
Properties of Some Biodegradable Vanillin-Modified
polyoxyethylene Surfactants";J. Surfact. Deterg. ,(15),
PP. 735-743, 2012.
15-Ismail Aiad, Mohamed M. El-Sukkary, Ali El-Deeb,
Moshira Y. El-Awady & Samy M. Shaban;"Surface and
Biological Activity of Some Prepared Iminium
Surfactants Based on Schiff Bases"; J. Surfact. Detrg.;
16-N.A.Negm, S.M.Tawfik,"Studies of Monolayer and
Mixed Micelle Formation of Anionic and Nanionic
Surfactants in the Presence of Adenosine-5-
Monophosphate" J.Solution Chem, 41, pp.335-350,
17-Ismail A. Aiad, Abdelfatah M. Badawi, Mohamed
M. El-Sukkary, Abdallah A. El-Sawy & Ahmed I.
Adawy;"Synthesis & Biocidal Activity of Some
EPRI Annual Report 2012 58
Naphtalene-Based Cationic Surfactants"; J. Surfat.
Deterg., (15), pp. 223-234, 2012.
18-Gamal R. Saad , Moataz A. Elsawy & Maher Z .
Elsabee; "Preparation , Characterization and
Antimicrobial activity of Poly (3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-
Copolymers"; Polymer- Plastics Technology&
Engineering, (51),PP.1113-1121, 2012.
19- A. I. Khalaf & E. M. Sadek;"Compatibility Study in
Natural Rubber and maize starch Blends"; journal of
Applied Polymer Science, (125), Pp. 959-967; 2012.
20-O. I. H. Dimitry & A. L. G. Saad; "Studies of Particle
Dispersion in Plasticized Poly (Vinyl Chloride) /
Montmorillonite Nanocomposites"; Journal of
Applied Polymer Science, V. 123, PP. 1407-1420,
21-Amaly M. Hassan, Mona A. Youssif, Azza M.
Mazrouaa, rehab M. Abou Shahba & Maha A. E.
Youssif;'Evaluation of The Dielectric Properties of
grease Containing Copolymers and Ester"; J. Applied
Polymer Science, (125), Pp.1439-1447, 2012.
22-Fawzia I. El-Dib, Wafaa M. Sayed, Saher M. Ahmed
& Mohamed El-Kodary; "Synthesis of Polyaniline
Nanostructures in Micellar Solutions"; Journal of
Applied Polymer Science, 2012.
23- Salah M.Tawfik, Atef Sayed, Ismail
Aiad,"Corrosion Inhibition by Some Cationic
Surfactants In Oil Fields";J. Surfacts Deterg, 2012.
24-Ismail Aiad, Mohamed M. El-Sukkary, Ali El-Deeb,
Moshira Y. El-Awady & Samy M. Shaban; "Surface
Properties, Thermodynamic Aspects and
Antimicrobial Activity of Some Novel Iminium
Surfactants"; Journal of Surfactant and Detergents,
25-Nabel A. Negm, Ahmed F. M. El-farargy, Dalia
Emam Mohamed & Haytham N.
Mohamed;"Environmentally Friendly Nonionic
Surfactants Derived from Tannic Acid: Synthesis,
Characterization & Surface Activity"; J. Surfact.
Deterg.; 15(4); Pp. 433-443, 2012.
26-M. A. Shenashen, A. A. M. Farag, A.
Ashery;"Optical Absorption and spectrophotomatric
studies on the optical constants and dielectric of poly
(o-Toluidine) (POT) Films grown by spin coating
deposition"; J.Physica B, (407), PP. 2404-2411, 2012.
27- E. M. Sadek & D. E. El-Nashar;"Preparation &
Characterization of Nitrile, Butadiene and Rubbernanoclay
composites with maleic acid anhydride as
Compatibilizer, part II: Physico-mechanical Properties
and thermo-oxidative aging"; J. High Performance
Polymers, 24(7), pp. 664-670, 2012.
28- E. M. Sadek & D. E. El-Nashar;"Preparation &
Characterization of Nitrile Butadiene Rubbernanoclay
composites with maleic acid anhydride as
Compatibilizer, part I: Rheomatric and swelling
Characteristics"; J. High Performance Polymers, 24(7),
pp. 654-663, 2012.
29-M. A. Hegazy & Al Khalaf;" Synthesis &
Characterization of cationic surfactants in the
preparation of Organobentonite and Study their
effectiveness on the properties of Styrene-butadiene
rubber/bentonite composites"; High Performance
polymers, Pp. 1-11, 2012.
30-N. A. Mansour, M. G. Mohamed, M. Yahia Abed
and Azza M. mazrouaa;"Thermal & Electrical
Properties of Nanocomposite Poly-anisidine/Metal
Oxides"; High Performance polymer, 2012.
31-Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi ,Sahar Mustafa
Ahmed , Seham Ali Shaban , Salwa Mohamed Ibrahim
Morsy; " Nanotechnology: The Next Revolution for
Wastewater Treatment ( TNT Contaminate) ";
Destination and Water Treatment (40) PP. 1-6, 2012.
32-M. H. M. Hussein, M. F. El-Hady, W.M. Sayed & H.
Hefni;"Preparation of Some Chitosan Heavy Metal
Complexes and Study of Its Properties"; Polymer
Science A, 54(2), pp. 1-12, 2012.
EPRI Annual Report 2012 59
33-Ismail Aiad, M. H.M. Ahmed, Ahmed Hessein &
"Preparation, Surface, and Biological Activities of
Some Novel Metallosurfactants"; Journal of
Dispersion Science & Technology, (33), PP. 1-10,
34- A. M. Badawi, A. A. Fahmy, Karima A. Mohamed,
M. R. Noor El-Din & M. G. Riad;"Enhancement of
Ethanol Production by Simultaneous Saccharification
& fermentation (SSF) of Rice Straw Using Ethoxylated
Span 20" Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology,
(42), pp. 44-59, 2012.
35-Nabil Negm & Mohamed zaki; "Antimicrobial and
Surface Activities of Phosphate Schiff Bases";
Chemistry Today, 30 (4), 2012.
36-Azza M. Mazrouaa, M. Yahia Abed, N. A. Mansour
& M. G. Mohamed;"Synthesis and Characterization of
Poly O-Anisidine Nanoparticles and Their
Nanocomposite"; Material Science & Engineering,
1(1), Pp. 1-5, 2012.
37-O. I. H. Dimitry, W. M. Sayed & A. L. G. Saad;
"Studies of Particle Dispersion in Poly ( Methyl
Methacrylate)/Organically Modified Montmorillo-nite
Nanocomposites"; International Journal of Green
Nanotechnology, (4), Pp. 117-134, 2012.
38-Eid M. S. Azzam, a Chapter Title "Self Assembling
of Thiol Surfactants on Gold nanoparticles as New
Trend" A book Title of"Self Assembling of Thiol
Surfactants on Gold Nanoparticles as a new Trend";
39-Azza M. Mazrouaa; "Polypropylene
Nanocomposites"; A Book of polypropylene; Chapter
14; Pp. 265-286; 2012.
40- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi;"The Ascoric Acid
Molecule in Orthomolecular-Therapy and Prevention
of Cancer"; a chapter in a Book of Important Facts
about Cancer Prevention, 2012.
41- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi, Nadia Iskandar, Atef
Fahim, Rania Farag & Ahmed El-Telbany;"Chemical
Carcinogenesis"; a chapter in a Book of Important
Facts about Cancer Prevention, 2012.
42- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi, Nadia Iskandar, Atef
Fahim, Rania Farag & Ahmed El-Telbany;"The Rule of
Some Natural and Synthetic Compounds in Cancer
protection"; a chapter in a Book of Important Facts
about Cancer Prevention, 2012.
43- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi, Eman Noaman,
Nadia Iskandar, Atef Fahim, Rania Farag & Ahmed El-
Telbany;"Germanium against Cancer"; a chapter in a
Book of Important Facts about Cancer Prevention,
44- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi & Sahar Ahmed;"The
Role of selenium in The Chemoprevention of
Carcinogenesis"; a chapter in a Book of Important
Facts about Cancer Prevention, 2012.
45- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi' Philippe Collary &
Sunmali Khanna;"The Role of Metal Ions as Protecting
Against Chemical Carcinogenesis"; a chapter in a
Book of Important Facts about Cancer Prevention,
46- Abdelfattah Mohsen Badawi & Ahmed AlSabagh;"
The Role of Surfactants in Combating Cancer"; a
chapter in a Book of Important Facts about Cancer
47-M. M. A. El-Sukkary, N. O. Shaker, Dina A. Ismail,
Sahar M. Ahmed & Ashgan I. Awad;"Preparation &
Evaluation of Some Amide Ether Carboxylate
Surfactants"; Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, 21(1),
pp. 11-17, 2012.
48- M. M. A. El-Sukkary, N. O. Shaker, Dina A. Ismail,
Sahar M. Ahmed, M. F. Zaki & Ashgan I.
Awad;"Surface Parameter, Biodegradability &
Antimicrobial Activity of Some Amide Ether
Carboxylates Surfactants"; Egyptian Journal of
Petroleum, 21(1), pp. 37-43, 2012.
EPRI Annual Report 2012 60
1-Ashgan Ibrahim El Said" Preparation and Evaluation
of some Amide ether Carboxylates as a new Class of
Surfactants, Azhar Science, 2012.
Process Development Department
1-Ahmed K. Aboul-Gheit, Mohamed S. El-Masry &
Ahmed E. Awadallah;" Oxygen Free Conversion of
Natural Gas to Useful Hydrocarbons & Hydrogen
Over Monometallic Mo and Bimetallic Mo-Fe, Mo-Co
or Mo-Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts Prepared by Mechanical
Mixing"; Fuel Processing Technology, (102), PP. 24-
2-Ahmed K. Aboul-Gheit & Sameh M. Aboul-
Fotouh"Insight in Cyclohexene Hydroconversion
Process Using Catalysts Containing 0.35% pt
amorphous and Zeolite Supports"; J. The Taiwan
Institute of Chemical Engineers, (43), pp. 711-717,
3-S. F. Deriase, S. A. Ghoneim, A. S. Zakhary & A. K.
Aboul-Gheit; "The Experimental and Numerical
Approach of Catalytic Combustion on Noble Metals
Disc Burners of The Turbulent Gaseous Fuel Jet
Diffusion Flames'; Energy Sources Part A, 34:6, pp.
4-S. F. Derias, N. Sh. El-Gendy & H. N.
Nassar;"Enhancing Biodegradation of
Dibenzothiophene by bacillus Sphaericus HN1 Using
Factorial Design and Response Surface Optimization
of Medium Components"; J. Energy Source, Part A,
(34), PP. 2073-2083, 2012.
Catalysts and Bifunctional Mo/H-ZSM-5 Zeolite
Catalyst"; Petroleum Science & Technology, (30), Pp.
7-Emad A. shalaby & Nour Sh. ElGendy, " Two Steps
Alkaline Transesterification of Waste Cooking Oil and
Quality Assessment Of produced Biodiesel
",international journal Of chemical and Biochemical
Sciences, 1PP. 30-35, 2012.
8-Ahmed E. Awadallah, Sohair M. Abdel-Hamid, Doaa
El-Desouki, Ateyya A. Aboul-Enein & Ahmed K.
Aboul-Gheit; "Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by
CCVD of Natural Gas Using Hydrotreating catalysts";
Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, 21(2), 2012.
9-Seham El-Temtamy & Eman M. Gabr;"Design of
Optimum Flexible Heat Exchanger networks for
Multiperiod Process"; Egyptian Journal of Petroleum,
10- Ahmed K. Aboul-Gheit , Ateyya A. Aboul-Enein,
Salwa A. Ghoneim, Samia A. Hanafi & Ahmed E.
Awadallah; "Catalytic Para-xylene maximization Part
X: Toluene Disproportionation on HF Promoted H-
ZSM-5 Catalyst"; Egyptian Journal of Petroleum,
1-Soaad Mahmud Mahmed" An Intelligent Interactive
Technique For Nonlinear Multiple Objective
Programming Problems under Uncertainty with
Application in Petroleum Industry, Information
Technology Cairo, 2012.
5-Noha A. K. Aboul-gheit & Sameh M. K. Aboulfotouh
"Effect of Hydrohalogenation of PtRe/H-ZSM-
5 for Cyclohexene Conversion"; Chinese Journal of
Catalysis, 33(4), PP. 697-705, 2012.
6- A. K. Aboul-Gheit, A. E. Awadallah, S. M. Abdel-
Hamid, A. A. Aboul-Enein & D. S. El-Desouki; "Direct
Conversion of Natural gas to Petrochemicals Using
Monofunctional Mo/Sio2 and H-ZSM-5 Zeolite
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Top 5 (High Impact Factor)
Mercury-ion optical sensors
Trends in analytical chemistry,vol.38,2012
Sherif A. El-Safty, 2, M.A. Shenashen1
The toxicity of mercury (Hg) to humans,
including damage to the nervous system, is well
known. Hg cannot be degraded into non-toxic
compounds or other elements. It is released
mainly through mining, industries, and fossil fuel
combustion. Anthropogenic and natural
activities, such as volcanoes, transform
elemental Hg (Hg0) into its ionic form [Hg(II)],
which bioaccumulates in biota and is
biomagnified in the food chain, notably in
With regard to proximal sensing, we consider
controlled assessment processes that involve
the evaluation of intrinsic properties (e.g., signal
change, long-term stability, adsorption
efficiency, extraordinary sensitivity, selectivity,
This study provides evidence that miniaturized
mesosensor strips can revolutionize consumer
and industrial markets with the introduction of
This critical report aims to control Hg(II)-ion
toxicity through risk assessment, recognition,
and removal via high-level waste management.
We first discuss successful and up-to-date
developments in different techniques, designs
and studies that are potentially useful in
enhancing the effectiveness of control of Hg(II)-
The key to design optical nanosensors is to
construct chromophore and fluorophore
receptors as nanoscale platform scavengers
with different functional characteristics (e.g.,
density, accessibility, and intrinsic mobility),
which allow for easy, reliable signaling in
continuous monitoring modes.
We highlight a Technique that depends on the
use of engineering mesocage materials that
have multidirectional cavities and microsized,
particle-like monoliths to control the
adsorption/detection of toxic metal ions,
especially Hg(II) ions.
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Direct synthesis and the morphological control of highly ordered
mesoporous AlSBA-15 using urea-tetrachloroaluminate as a
novel aluminum source
Journal of Material Chemistry
Mohamed A. Betiha , Hassan M. A. Hassan , Ahmed M. Al-Sabagh , Abd El Rahman S.
Khder and Emad A. Ahmed
The synthesis of AlSBA-15 under mild acidic
conditions was performed through adjusting the
molar H2O/HCl ratio, which indicates the
formation of Si–O–Al linkages that lead to
isomorphous substitution of Si4+ by some Al3+
ions. In this paper, the direct incorporation of
Al3+ onto a SBA-15 framework in acid mediated
synthesis with a nSi/nAl molar ratio of 7 was
optimized using urea tetrachloroaluminate ionic
liquid as a new aluminum source. The
hydrothermal temperature was varied from 80 to
140 °C and the samples were denoted as
AlSBA-15(Ux). The conventional AlSBA-15 also
was prepared using direct synthesis [AlSBA-
15(D)] and post synthesis [AlSBA-15(P)] aiming
to study the influence of aluminum sources and
preparation conditions on their structural,
textural, and physicochemical properties. The
synthesized materials were characterized by N2
physisorption, XRD, FT-IR, Py-FT-IR, NH3-TPD,
XRF, HRTEM and SEM. All preparation
methods led to the formation of aluminum
containing SBA-15 samples with different Si/Al
The effectiveness of AlSBA-15, as an acid
catalyst, was studied for the esterification of
acetic acid with butanol and cumene cracking.
The high activity of AlSBA-15(U100) is attributed
to its good ordered structure and high acidity.
Nevertheless, depending on the preparation
methods, the AlSBA-15 samples exhibited
different structural, morphology, and surface
characteristics, especially in terms of Brønsted
and Lewis acid site content. AlSBA-15(U100)
had high surface area (813 m2 g−1) and high
acidity. TEM images of synthesized AlSBA-
15(U100) showed well-ordered hexagonal
arrays of uniform cylindrical channels.
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Efficient arsenic(V) removal from water by ligand exchange
Md. Rabiul Awuala, c, M.A. Shenashenb, Tsuyoshi Yaitaa, Hideaki
Shiwakua, Akinori Jyo
Water research 46(2012)554I-5550
This study is an efficient arsenic(V) removal from
contaminated waters used as drinking water in
adsorption process by zirconium(IV) loaded ligand
exchange fibrous adsorbent. The bifunctional
fibers contained both phosphonate and sulfonate
groups. The bifunctional fiber was synthesised by
graft polymerization of chloromethylstyrene onto
polyethylene coated polypropylene fiber by
means of electron irradiation graft polymerization
technique and then desired phosphonate and
sulfonate groups were introduced by Arbusov
reaction followed by phosphorylation and
sulfonation. Arsenic(V) adsorption was clarified in
column methods with continuous flow operation in
order to assess the arsenic(V) removal capacity in
The adsorption efficiency was evaluated in
several parameters such as competing ions
(chloride and sulfate), feed solution acidity, feed
flow rate, feed concentration and kinetic
performances at high feed flow rate of trace
concentration arsenic(V). Arsenic(V) adsorption
was not greatly changed when feed solutions pH
at 3.0–7.0 and high breakthrough capacity was
observed in strong acidic area below pH 2.2.
Increasing the flow rate brings a decrease both
breakthrough capacity and total adsorption.
Trace level of arsenic(V) (0.015 mM) in
presence of competing ions was also
removed at high flow rate (750 h−1) with high
removal efficiency. Therefore, the adsorbent is
highly selective to arsenic(V) even in the
presence of high concentration competing ions.
The adsorbent is reversible and reusable in many
cycles without any deterioration in its original
performances. Therefore, Zr(IV) loaded ligand
exchange adsorbent is to be an effective means
to treat arsenic(V) contaminated water efficiently
and able to safeguard the human health
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Gravimetric and electrochemical evaluation of
environmentally friendly nonionic corrosion
inhibitors for carbon steel in 1 M HCl
Nabel A. Negm, Nadia G. Kandile, Emad A. Badr, Mohammed A.
Four environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors
were derived from vanillin and were evaluated
gravimetrically and electrochemically as
corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in 1 M HCl.
The inhibition efficiencies of these inhibitors were
depending on their concentration and the
The adsorption of these inhibitors was found to
obey Langmuir adsorption model. Polarization
measurements showed the mixed type behavior
of these inhibitors, which inhibits the cathodic
and anodic parts of the corrosion reaction in 1 M
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On surfactant–polymer association and its effect on
the corrosion behavior of carbon steel in cyclohexane
M.A. Deyab, S.S. Abd El-Rehim
The inhibitive properties of cationic surfactant
(CS) in the presence of copolymer (CP) at
different conditions on the corrosion of carbon
steel in cyclohexane propionic acid (CHPA) were
studied using polarization, conductivity and EIS
measurements. CS acts as an inhibitor for
dissolution of carbon steel in CHPA.
At low pH (3.4–4) and in the absence of Cl− ion
the association between CS and CP is weak.
Increasing the pH value (>4) or addition of KCl to
the solution increases both CMC value and
corrosion inhibition efficiency of CS indicating the
association between surfactant and copolymer
molecules is increased.
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Citation Index of Distinguished Professors
2010 2011 2012 Average
8;; 41 383 1.813 0.795 0.720 1.109 :7 1141 -4
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1- The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (Echem) for Technical Cooperation This MOU sets out
the terms according to which the Parties intended to technical cooperate in petrochemical industries and
new technology applications in Egypt.
2- The Engineering for the Petroleum and Process Industries (ENPPI)
MOU shall be implemented between ENPPI and EPRI in the fields of This
1-Methanol+ Gasoline blend
3- Egyptian Universities; Al Mansoura University
1- Scientific protocol between The Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI) , New Mexico University
This protocol is the result of discovering the unique opportunities of Nanotechnology and analysis especially
in the field of polymers to develop new materials of unique properties for civil infrastructure and oil and gas
2- Memorandum of understanding between IFP Energies Nouvelles in France and The Egyptian Petroleum
Research Institute (EPRI)
IFPEN and EPRI recognise that they have many interests in common and that there will be mutual
benefits from collaboration and co-operation. This Memorandum provides the mechanism through
which the expressed intent of the parties can be realised.
3- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) bet. Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (Egypt) and the
Central Oil Labs – The Sudanese Establishment for Petroleum (Sudan)
This MOU is emphasizes on the enforcement of the scientific & technical co-operation, in the field of
petroleum between Egypt & Sudan. This MOU provides the mechanism through which the expressed
intent of the parties can be realized.
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EPRI researchers attended (14) conferences internationally in many countries of the world
Switzerland,Saudi Arabia, Canada, Holland, Turkey, India, Germany).Besides,(8)
1- "Symposium Hydrogen &Energy, Stoos"
"Development of Alkylation's of Toluene
with Methanol for Fuel on Modified ZSM-
5 Zeolites by Amphoteric Surfactant ”
2- 5 th Saudi Science Conference, Saudi Arabia
" Density Functional Theory, Biological
Activity of Metalworking Fluids of
1,3,4 Thiadiazole Substituent and its
copper Nanocomposite Catalyst"
"Synthesis and Characterization of N-
Vinyl Imidazole/Poly(vinyl alcohol)
nanogels as Corrosion Inhibitor for
Mild Steel in 1M HCI"
"Oxgen Free Conversion of Natural
Gas to Useful Hydrocarbonsans
Hydrogen Using Monometallic Mo
and Bimetallic Mo-Fe, Mo-Co or Mo-
Ni/HZSM-5 Catalysts Prepared by
"Applications of some Nonionic
surfactants as Corrosion Inhibitors for
Carbon Steel and Pour Point Depressant
of Middle Distillate Fuel Oil"
" Monitoring of Hydrogen Produced from
Ethanol Steam Reforming Reaction
Using Ni/CeO2Cata;yst by Gas
3- "Well Stimulation and EOR WSEOR-2012"
X ian , China
" Mathematical Modeling of
MicrobialEnhanced Oil Recovery"
4- 19 th International Symposium on
Surfactants in Solution - Albetra, Canada
"Mixed Micellization and Interfacial
Behavior of Two Novel Cationic Gemini
Surfactants and Cationic, anionic and
Nonionic Conventional Surfactants"
5- 15th International Congress on Catalysis
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" "Dehydrogenation of Ethylbenzene to
Styrene Over Supported Transition Metal
6-Colloids and Nonomedicine 201
"The Inhibitive Effect of some Quantum
Chemical Parameters of Cationic
Surfactants on the Corrosion of Carbon
Steel in 1 MHC1"
7- The 10 th Conference on Colloid Chemistr
"Synthesis and Characterization Some of
Conducting Polymers and their Complexed
8- "Modest 2012Modification,Degradation
and Stabilization of Polymers" Barg - Czech
Preparation and Properties of Plasticized
Poly (vinyl Chloride /Organically Modified
9- International Conference " Green Health
2012" Bombay - India
The Possible Protective Effect of Some
Antioxidants on Chemically Induced
The Role of Surfactants in Combating Cancer.
10- The European Corrosion Congress
EUROCORR 2012) Istanbul , Turkey
" Structure Effect on Corrosion Inhibition
Efficiency of Some Amine Derivatives for
Carbon Steel in Acidic Media using
Electrochemical and Quantum Theory
" Corrosion inhibition of Carbon Steel in
Oil Wells Formation Water using a New
Family of Non Ionic Surfactants Based on
11- GEOPHY CONFERENCE AND OIL AND
GAS EXHIBITION 2012" SICAL " - Turkey
"Role of Potential Field Data Modeling
for Inferring The Hydrocarbon-lean Basins
and Ridges System of The Eastern Region
"Geothermal Modeling for Bahariya
Formation of Bassel-1x Welll,Northern
Desert,Egypt,By Using Well LOGS
12-"International Conference on
Nanostructures Nanomaterial and
"Hydrophilic Functionalized Bi-layered
Polymer Magnetic Core/Shell: Preparation
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الدولى الرابع لتكنولوجيا النانو لإلنشاء األخضر والمستدام
2- The 8 th scientific conference on “Environmnt,development
and bio information”
3- The "6 th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CHEMICAL AND
ENVIROMENTAL ENGINEERING ( ICEE)"
(2012 INFOS)المؤتمر الدولى الثامن للمعلومات واألنظمة -4
5- The "1 st International Conference on Advanced Basic and
6- The " 11 th International School and Workshop of
Crystallography on Marco –Molecular Structure of Biological
and Non- Biological Materials"
7- The "30 th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Materials
Science and Applications & WORKSHOP ON Functional
8- The "2 nd International Conference (30 th Annual)
on Corrosion Mitigation and surface protection Technologies
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The Annual Event
The International Conference on Petroleum, Mineral
Resources and Development
The 15 th International Conference on
Petroleum, Mineral Resources and
Development held in 8-10 April 2012
brought together in one location varied
groups of people with different
prospective, experiences and knowledge
in common areas of work where petrol
and development intersect and with over
400 registrants in a congenial
The conference program included
workshops, and oral presentations
covering the following topics: energy
conservation, role of natural gas, Biofuels,
catalysis, applied and organic chemistry,
nanotechnology and physical, analytical
EPRI provided a high- quality exhibition
space which was a tool show for all the
participating companies and a valuable
communicating channel .All companies
were invited to present their projects’
designs and recent equipment to the
EPRI has consistently managed to
hold the conference every year. By
the2013“The International Conference on
Petroleum, Mineral Resources and
Development” will be organized in Feb.10-
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The15 th International Conference on Petroleum, Mineral
Resources and Development
The outcome of the conference was 140 scientific researches which resulted in
1- Foster the benefits of modern application of the biotechnology in treating
the water and soil from petroleum pollutants and the production of
2- Enhance the researches and studies in the field of energy consumption
3- To get the best use of natural gas and develop researches of petrochemicals
4- Support nanotech researches in all fields; production of nano carbon and
developing petrochemicals industry.
5- Focusing on studies of new and renewable energy, petroleum alternatives to
face petrol shortage such as: Ethanol from agricultural wastes, distilleries
alike petroleum products from plastic production of diesel from non edible
6- As EPRI is considered as an expertise house helping the petroleum sector
linking the applied researches with the petroleum sector problems through
organizing a committee between EPRI and EGPC. Sectors such as Refinery,
Production , Drilling, Petrochemicals ,Technical services and Nano-tech are
members of that in such committee
7- Studying and exploring places where natural gas is found between nonporous
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