This page provides access to research works by Saiful Azhar Saad, currently a Senior Lecturer of School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).

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Skills and Expertise: Synthesis, Wastewater Treatment, Chemical Processes, Water Treatment, Adsorption, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Materials Chemistry, Catalyst Characterization, Mining, Risk Assessment, Wastewater, Mesoporous Materials, Green Chemistry, Waste, Pyrolysis, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Photodegradation, Rice, Lignin, Sugarcane, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Adsorption and Adsorbents.

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  • Thermogravimetric analysis and the optimisation of bio-oil yield from fixed-bed pyrolysis of rice husk using response surface methodology (RSM) 

    Khairuddin, Md Isa; Suhardy, Daud; Nasrul, Hamidin; Khudzir, Ismail; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim (Elsevier B. V., 2011-03)
    The effects of pyrolysis temperature, heating rate, particle size, holding time, and gas flow rate were investigated to optimize bio-oil yield from rice husk pyrolysis. Thermogravimetric analysis showed thermal degradation ...
  • Thermogravimetric analysis and the optimisation of bio-oil yield from fixed-bed pyrolysis of rice husk using response surface methodology (RSM) 

    Khairuddin, Md Isa; Suhardy, Daud; Nasrul, Hamidin; Khudzir, Ismail; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim (Elsevier B.V., 2011-03)
    The effects of pyrolysis temperature, heating rate, particle size, holding time, and gas flow rate were investigated to optimize bio-oil yield from rice husk pyrolysis. Thermogravimetric analysis showed thermal degradation ...
  • Chemically modified sugarcane bagasse as a potentially low-cost biosorbent for dye removal 

    Saiful Azhar, Saad; Khairuddin, Md. Isa; Rohazita, Bahari (Elsevier B. V., 2010-12-15)
    The use of adsorbent prepared from sugarcane bagasse, an agro waste from sugar industries has been studied as an alternative substitute for activated carbon for the removal of dyes from wastewater. Adsorbents prepared from ...
  • SphosSORB: Formaldehyde-Impregnated Sphagnum Moss for Adsorption of Oil and Grease 

    Saiful Azhar, Saad; Salsuwanda, Selamat; Che Zulzikrami, Azner Abidin; Kamarudin, Hussin, Brig. Gen. Dato' Prof. Dr.; Khairul Nizar, Ismail, Dr.; Naimah, Ibrahim; Roshasmawi, Abd Wahab (Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia (KPTM), 2007-08-10)
    Oil and grease from food service facilities are defined as materials either liquid or solid, composed primarily of oil and grease from animal or vegetable sources. Oil and grease have poor solubility in water and tend to ...
  • Cellobod: Cellulose-Based Insulator Panel from Rice Straw 

    Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Suhardy, Daud; Mohamed Zulkali, Mohamed Daud, Prof. Madya Dr.; Mohd Nazry, Salleh; Tengku Nadzlan, Tengku Ibrahim; San, Myint; Saiful Azhar, Saad (Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia (KPTM), 2007-08-10)
    The increase in the production of agriculture waste, especially paddy straw is a rising concern at different levels of the population. The issue becomes more serious in the northern region of Malaysia, where paddy is planted ...
  • SugarSORB: Physical Treated Sugarcane Bagasse As Adsorbents for Treatment of Dyes Polluted Wastewater 

    Saiful Azhar, Saad; Khairul Nizar, Ismail, Dr.; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Suhardy, Daud; Mohd Nazry, Saleh; Che Zulzikrami, Azner Abidin; Salsuwanda, Selamat; Roshasmawi, Abd Wahab (Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2007-08-10)
    SugarSORB is carbon-based absorbent design to treat dyes polluted wastewater discharge from industries. The product has high adsorption capacity and comparable to commercially available absorbent. Moreover, its production ...
  • Husk Board: A Panel Board from Waste 

    Suhardy, Daud; Tengku Nadzlan, Tengku Ibrahim; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Mohd Nazry, Salleh; Mohabattul Zaman, NS Bukhari, Ir.; Shamsul Baharin, Jamaludin, Prof. Dr.; Che Mohd Ruzaidi, Mohd Ghazali, Prof. Madya; Mohammed Zulkali, Mohammed Daud, Prof. Madya Dr.; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Wan Su, Haron (Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia (KPTM), 2007-08-10)
    The invention is about a husk board, manufactured from rice husk. Rice husk is about industrial waste. The rice husks were blended with binder and a hardener before compaction by using hot press.
  • Consequences analysis for storage explosive 

    Saiful Azhar, Saad; Abdul Rahman, M.; Saari, Mustapha; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Suhardy, Daud (Universiti Malaya, 2006-05-16)
    The fire and explosion incident at the Bright Sparklers Sdn. Bhd. Factory at Kg. Baru Sungai Buloh on 7 May 1991 had revealed many shortcoming and the lack of understanding in handling the explosives materials. Risk ...
  • Characterization of sugarcane bagasse, rice straw and rice husk and thier suitability for paper production 

    Suhardy, Daud; Mohd Nazry, Salleh; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Saiful Azhar, Saad (Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)School of Materials Engineering, School of Bioprocess Engineering & School of Environmental Engineering, 2007)
    Various agricultural residues such as sugarcane bagasse, rice straw and rice husk have taken a significant place in supplementing the dwindling supply of conventional forest raw material for catering the ever-increasing ...
  • Isolation and characterization of Pulp from sugarcane bagasse and rice straw 

    Suhardy, Daud; Farhana Diyana, Mohd Yunos; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Harbant, Singh (Universiti Malaysia PerlisSchool of Materials Engineering, 2007)
    The amount of sugarcane bagasse and rice straw in the state of Perlis (Malaysia) is abundant while its utilization is still limited. One of the alternatives for the bagasse and straw utilization is as pulp raw material. ...
  • Dye removal from aqueos solution by using adsorption on treated sugarcane bagasse 

    Saiful Azhar, Saad; Abdul Ghaniey Liew, Abdullah; Suhardy, Daud; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; M.D Irfan Hatim (Science Publications, 2005)
  • Effect of dolomite on the thermokinetics of Biomass Pyrolysis 

    Razi Ahmad; Ye Lwin; Mohd Noor Ahmad, Prof. Dr.; Saiful Azhar Saad; Khudzir Ismail (Gadjah Mada University, 2007-12-05)
    Currently, the pyrolysis of biomass is paid much attention for the production of sustainable energy. However, suitable catalysts are needed for complete conversion of biomass to useful fuels at low temperature. This may ...
  • Reaction dynamics of separation-enhanced steam reforming of methanol for hydrogen production 

    Ye Lwin; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Khairul Nizar, Ismail; Mohamed Zulkali, Mohamed Daud (Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) & Institution of Chemical Engineers, Malaysia, 2007-12-12)
    The theoretical performance of a multifunctional catalyst possessing an activity and selectivity for hydrogen production by steam methanol reforming and integrated sites for simultaneous and continuous removal of carbon ...
  • Physical properties of particle board from paddy straw, an agricultural waste 

    Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Suhardy, Daud; Mohd Nazry, Salleh; Khairuddin, Md Isa; Saiful Azhar, Saad (Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) & Institution of Chemical Engineers, Malaysia, 2007-12-12)
    Paddy straw, which is abundantly found in northern region of Malaysia as waste product from agriculture sector had been used as a raw material for particle board in this research. By means of 20, 30, 35, 40 and 45 wt % ...
  • Level of mercury and copper in groundwater at Pulau Burung sanitary landfill 

    Azlinda, Abdul Ghani; Suffian, Mohd Yusoff, Dr.; Naimah, Ibrahim; Ragunathan, Santiagoo; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Salwa, Mohd Zaini Makhtar (Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, 2007-08-23)
    Sanitary landfill is one of the waste management system applied in Malaysia. Improper management of the landfill will result in contamination of the surrounding area especially water and groundwater due to the production ...
  • Kinetic simulation of steam reforming of methanol with CO formation 

    Ye Lwin; Saiful Azhar Saad; Khairul Nizar Ismail; Mohd Irfan Hatim (Nanyang Technological University, 2006-12-03)
    There has been a general disagreement regarding the mechanism of carbon monoxide formation in steam reforming of methanol over copper-based catalysts. In this work, comparative simulation studies of the kinetics of steam ...
  • Characterization of pulp produced from sugarcane bagasse and rice straw 

    Saiful Azhar, Saad; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Suhardy, Daud; Mohd Nazry, Salleh (Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT), Xapp Malaysia-MNS & Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 2006-11-29)
    The amount of sugarcane bagasse and rice straw are abundant while its utilization are still limited. One of the alternatives for the bagasse and straw utilization are as pulp raw material. This paper reviews pulp produced ...
  • Catalytic conversion of RBD Palm Oil to Gasoline: the effect of Silica-Alumina Ratio in HZSM-5 

    Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Nor Aishah, Saidina Amin; Suhardy, Daud; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Mohd Nazry, Salleh (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 2006-07-24)
    The RBD palm oil was converted to gasoline by passing its vapor through HZSM-catalyst. Three samples of HZSM-5 with different silica-alumina ratio (SiO2/ Al2O3) of 30, 50 and 70 were prepared and used to investigate the ...
  • Characterization and application of dolomite rock in Perlis 

    Mohd Nazry, Salleh; Farizul Hafiz, Kasim; Khairul Niza,r Ismail; Che Mohd Ruzaidi, Ghazali; Saiful Azhar, Saad; Suhardy, Daud (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 2006-07-24)
    Dolomite which is known by the local as ‘batu reput’, is a primary sediment mineral and abundantly found in Perlis. Perlis is one of the major producers of dolomite in Malaysia that contain large deposit of high-purity ...
  • Thermokinetics of Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass for Production of Sustainable Energy 

    Razi Ahmad; Ye Lwin; Saiful Azhar Saad; K. Ismail (Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 2007-06-09)
    Pyrolysis can be described as the thermal decomposition of the organic matrix in the absence of oxygen.Currently, the pyrolysis of biomass is paid much attention for the production of sustainable energy. In this study, ...

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