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Doped silver nanoparticles on carbon fly ash for adsorption of methyl tertiary butyl ether

Methods and compositions for the adsorptive removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from contaminated water sources and systems. The compositions contain carbon fly ash doped with silver nanoparticles at specific mass ratios. Methods of preparing and characterizing the adsorbents are also provided.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Functionalized magnetic nanoparticle, a catalyst, a forming c-c bonds

A functionalized magnetic nanoparticle including an organometallic sandwich compound and a magnetic metal oxide. The functionalized magnetic nanoparticle may be reacted with a metal precursor to form a catalyst for various C—C bond forming reactions. The catalyst may be recovered with ease by attracting the catalyst with a magnet.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Hydrodesulfurization catalyst and a producing thereof

A single-pot method of producing a hydrodesulfurization catalyst by hydrothermally treating a hydrothermal precursor that includes a silica source, a structural directing surfactant, an aqueous acid solution, and metal precursors that contain active catalyst materials is provided. The hydrodesulfurization catalyst includes a catalyst support having SBA-15 and preferably titanium, wherein... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Systems and methods of energy aware gas leak detection

An energy aware gas detection system can include relay nodes and gas sensor nodes operating based on an adaptive sleep cycle, each of the gas sensor nodes can include gas sensors configured to detect methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide. Additionally, the system can also include actuator nodes to operate... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Restoring connectivity in partitioned wireless sensor and actor networks

The method is based on a distributed dropping approach which introduces minimal disruption to previously deployed mobile nodes, and decreases total travelled distance a mobile node might move compared with a traditional central dropping approach. Thus, the distributed dropping approach can expedite the restoration process, reduce power consumption, and expand... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Energy efficient data collection routing protocol for wireless rechargeable sensor networks

A system and method of determining a data collection routing protocol include the steps of perceiving a broadcast beacon message from an i-th sensor node located at an i-th sensor level by one or more sensor nodes at one or more other sensor levels of a divided WSN, wherein the... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Process for producing xylene using a metal-doped zeolite catalyst

A method of preparing a metal-doped zeolite catalyst with a modified topology (e.g. a pillared zeolite or a delaminated zeolite), and a method of using thereof in a process for converting an alkyl-aromatic hydrocarbon stream to BTX (benzene/toluene/xylene), wherein an enhanced pore topology in the metal-doped zeolite catalyst determines a... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Method and system for querying an xml database

A method is provided for selecting a query execution plan, including: receiving an XML document including a plurality of root nodes and a plurality of leaf nodes; determining root-to-leaf paths based on the plurality of root nodes and the plurality of leaf nodes; generating a prime number for each unique... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Apparatus and gait recognition

Described herein is an apparatus and method for gait recognition. The apparatus includes circuitry that is configured to receive a gait sequence including a predetermined number of image frames of a subject. The received gait sequence is processed to generate a gait-energy-image (GEI). A plurality of Gabor filter responses is... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Spam filtering in multimodal mobile communication

A method for filtering multimodal messages includes receiving an electronic message; enriching the electronic message; extracting one or more features from the electronic message; generating, one or more dendritic cell signals based on the one or more features extracted from the electronic message; subjecting the one or more dendritic cell... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Solid-supported palladium(ii) complex for catalyzing mizoroki-heck coupling reactions and a method thereof

A solid-supported palladium(II) complex which catalyzes the Mizoroki-Heck coupling reaction efficiently and a method of employing the solid-supported palladium(II) complex to synthesize cinnamic acid and derivatives thereof. The solid-supported palladium(II) complex is also stable and can be recycled without significantly losing catalytic activity.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Systems and methods for an optical logic device

In one example, an optical logic device includes a distributed feedback laser configured to generate a first signal corresponding to distributed feedback laser output signal, the first signal being at a first wavelength. The device further includes a bandpass filter having a center frequency corresponding to the first wavelength. Additionally,... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Gps-free robots

A Two-hop Cooperative Virtual Force Robot Deployment (Two-hop COVER) technique is described. An improved Virtual force VF approach considers the mission requirements such as the number of required robots in each locality. The Two-hop COVER expedites the deployment process by establishing a cooperative relation between robots and neighboring landmarks. Two-hop... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Graphite electrode comprising electrochemically reduced graphene oxide and methods thereof

A modified graphite electrode comprising a coating of electrochemically reduced graphene oxide. The modified graphite electrode may be employed in detecting of uric acid. A sensing device comprising the modified graphite electrode and a method of making the modified graphite electrode are described herein.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Method and device for data encryption

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for encrypting data. The method includes generating a sequence of states of a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG), generating a key stream including a sequence of key sections based on the sequence of states, and encrypting or decrypting data with the key stream. An... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Fluidizable vanadium catalyst for oxidative cracking of hydrocarbons to olefins in a gas phase oxygen free environment

Fluidizable catalysts for the gas phase oxygen-free oxidative cracking of alkanes, such as hexane, to one or more olefins, such as ethylene, propylene, and/or butylene. The catalysts comprise 1-15% by weight per total catalyst weight of one or more vanadium oxides (VOx), such as V2O5. The catalysts are disposed on... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Method for preparing a polygraphene membrane

A method for preparing a polygraphene membrane includes adding graphite and sodium nitrate into sulfuric acid to form a first mixture; adding potassium permanganate solution into the first mixture to form a second mixture; adding hydrogen peroxide solution to the second mixture to form a mixture including soluble manganese ions;... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Closed-loop gas turbine generator

The closed-loop gas turbine generator is a combustion-based gas reactor for producing usable power to drive external loads. A combustion chamber produces combustion products for driving a first gas turbine, which may be connected to an external load. Exhaust from the first gas turbine is fed to an oxygen transport... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Closed loop solar refrigeration system

A solar-thermal refrigerant compression system employing refrigerants, such as R410a and R500, and a method of employing the system in refrigeration and air-conditioning units. The system includes a refrigerant storage tank, an evaporator, a mixing chamber, a condenser and an isochoric thermal compressor comprising a condensate heat exchanger and a... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Quaternary ammonium solvated tetrapolymers and methods of removing cr(iii) from solution using the tetrapolymer

Cross-linked tetrapolymers made up of different diallyl zwitterionic diallyl quaternary ammonium salt monomers, with one of them functioning as a cross-linking monomer. The cross-linked terpolymers include a repeating unit with multiple ligand centers that different metal ions can bind to. The cross-linked tetrapolymers are cationic, zwitterionic and anionic, and can... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Systems and optimizing state encoding

A method and system for optimizing state assignments for a finite state machine. The method generates a random initial state assignment for each of a plurality of states of the finite state machine, determines an initial cost associated with the random initial state assignments, identifies a code swap to explore... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Thin film plasmonic solar cell

A plasmonic scattering nanomaterial comprising a substrate layer, a metal oxide layer in continuous contact with the substrate layer and silver nanoparticles with a diameter of 25-300 nm deposited on the metal oxide layer is disclosed. The silver nanoparticles have a broad size distribution and interparticle distances such that the... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Gluthatione / gold(iii) pharmaceutical composition

A method for treating cancer and gold(III) complexes with diaminocyclohexane ligand as anticancer agents. Also described are a pharmaceutical composition incorporating the gold(III) complexes and a method of synthesizing the gold(III) complexes.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Apparatuses, systems, and methodologies for permeability prediction

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for permeability prediction. The method acquires data associated with one or more geological formations, calculates, using processing circuitry and a trained Hidden Markov model, log-likelihood values to group the data into a plurality of clusters, and trains an artificial neural network for each of... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Adsorbent comprising bisphenol, formaldehyde and hexadiamine terpolymer with adsorbed pb

A cross-linked terpolymer (BSDF) obtained by polycondensation of bisphenol-S, formaldehyde and 1,6-diammohexane. The terpolymer is highly efficient in eliminating lead ions from aqueous solutions. The adsorption of lead ions on BSDF was studied under different conditions such as: pH, contact time and temperature. The adsorption kinetics fits Lagergren second order... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Carbon rich polypropylene-ashpaltene composites

A composite comprising polypropylene and a filler, which comprises asphaltenes extracted from Arabian Heavy crude oil. The composite comprises 90-98 wt % of the polypropylene polymer and 2 wt % to less than 10 wt % of the filler, where the weight percentages are based on a total weight of... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Method for removing thiophene from diesel fuel with a graphene oxide adsorbent

The present disclosure provides a method for removing sulfur compounds from a fuel containing sulfur compounds. The method includes contacting the fuel with an adsorbent that comprises a carbonaceous material doped with nanoparticles of aluminum oxide to reduce the concentrations of the sulfur compounds. The carbonaceous material is at least... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Hydromagnetic desalination cell with rare earth magnets

A hydromagnetic desalination cell including at least one hollow rectangular flow conduit, a first rectangular magnet and a second rectangular magnet each having a north pole face and a south pole face opposite of each other, wherein the first and second rectangular magnets are disposed along a longitudinal axis and... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Absorption cooling system with falling film and/or agitated thin film evaporator

A solar powered absorption cooling system employing refrigerant-absorbent solutions such as water and lithium bromide and hybrid storage capabilities, and a method of employing the system in refrigeration and air conditioning units. The system includes a first temperature control valve and second temperature control valve that together regulate the flow... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Method for electrical energy meter correction in customer-distribution grid

A device, method, and computer-readable medium for correcting at least one error in readings of electricity meters, the method including receiving first readings of regular meters measuring electric energy delivered in each of a group of cables fed from a same distribution node in an electric grid during a period... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Photovoltaic device containing a dye-sensitized solar cell

An oxadiazole dye for use as an organic photosensitizer. The oxadiazole dye comprising donor-π-spacer-acceptor type portions in which at least one of an oxadiazole isomer acts as a π-conjugated bridge (spacer), a biphenyl unit acts as an electron-donating unit, a carboxyl group act as an electron acceptor group, and a... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Cementitious blend and concrete mix compositions resistant to high temperatures and alkaline conditions

A cementitious blend composition and a concrete mix composition preferable for making concrete resistant to high temperatures and alkaline conditions, particularly for making durable concrete for constructing an alumina digester tank in an aluminum smelter. The cementitious blend composition includes at least one hydraulic cement, silica fume (SF), and natural... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Low density polyethylene (ldpe) - asphaltene composition and preparation

A low density polyethylene-asphaltene composition and a method of preparation of the low density polyethylene-asphaltene composition, the composition comprising an asphaltene, wherein the asphaltene is extracted from at least one of a heavy atmospheric residue, oil sands, bitumen, and biodegraded oils, and a weight percent of the asphaltene is 0.1%-25%... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Corrosion inhibition with alkoxy aromatic imidazolines

having p-octyloxy-, p-dodecyloxy-, or p-octadecyloxy-phenyl pendants as hydrophobes, for use to mitigate mild steel corrosion. An electron-rich -aromatic ring, in conjugation with an amidine motif, imparts increasing corrosion inhibition efficiencies with an increasing hydrophobe chain length. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirms the formation of an aminoalkyl imidazoline film on a metal... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Process for selective deep hydrodesulfurization of a hydrocarbon feedstock using an unsupported nanocatalyst made by laser pyrolysis

A process for producing an unsupported molybdenum sulfide nanocatalyst comprising atomizing a molybdenum oxide solution to form a molybdenum oxide aerosol, pyrolyzing the molybdenum oxide aerosol with a laser beam to form the unsupported molybdenum-based nanocatalyst, and pre-sulfiding at least a portion of the unsupported molybdenum-based nanocatalyst to form an... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/28/17 / #20170370753

Outer wall-heated two-phase flow detector

A temperature sensing device comprising a plurality of thermocouples in a hollow tube, where the thermocouples sensing tips contact the outer wall of the tube, and a heat flux source that heats the hollow tube. The hollow tube is inserted through a cross section of a pipe perpendicular to the... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/21/17 / #20170362492

Method for removing iron sulfide scale from oil well equipment

A method of removing an iron sulfide scale from a surface in fluid communication with a wellbore and/or subterranean formation comprising contacting the iron sulfide scale on the surface with a composition to dissolve the iron sulfide scale in the composition. The composition comprises (a) at least one chelating agent... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/21/17 / #20170364081

Seismic sensor deployment with a stereographically configured robot

Described herein a robot assisted method of deploying sensors in a geographic region. The method of deploying sensors is posed as a Markovian decision process. The robot assigns each grid cell in a map of the geographic region a reward value based on a surface elevation of the geographic region... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/14/17 / #20170354948

Metal adsorbent and a making thereof

A metal adsorbent that includes silver-decorated graphene nano-platelets and a polymer matrix that comprises polyamide, wherein the metal adsorbent is a highly porous material with a specific surface area of 200 to 300 m2/g and an average pore size of 50 to 100 Å, which effective removes heavy metals and... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/14/17 / #20170354955

Fluidizable vanadium catalyst for oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes to olefins in a gas phase oxygen free environment

Fluidizable catalysts for the gas phase oxygen-free oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes, such as propane, to corresponding olefins, such as propylene. The catalysts comprise 5-20% by weight per total catalyst weight of one or more vanadium oxides (VOx), such as V2O5. The dehydrogenation catalysts are disposed on an alumina support that... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/14/17 / #20170355020

Reinforced magnesium composite and a producing thereof

A reinforced magnesium composite, and a method of producing thereof, wherein the reinforced magnesium composite comprises elemental magnesium particles, elemental nickel particles, and one or more ceramic particles with elemental nickel particles being dispersed within elemental magnesium particles without having intermetallic compounds therebetween. Various embodiments of the method of producing... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/14/17 / #20170356647

System for combusting a methane stream and a combustion

A system for combusting a methane stream in an ITM combustion reactor and a method of combusting the methane stream, wherein an optimized volumetric flow rate of the methane stream provides an off-stoichiometric molar ratio of methane to oxygen, which is provided by an ITM in the ITM combustion reactor,... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/07/17 / #20170348633

Gas separation device with nanocomposite membrane

A nanocomposite membrane including an α-Al2O3 membrane support, a γ-Al2O3 intermediate layer that is 300-1200 nm thick and coats a surface of the membrane support, and a nanocomposite layer including SiO2 and Y2O3 that is 25-150 nm thick and coats a surface of the intermediate layer, wherein the nanocomposite layer... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/07/17 / #20170350732

System with branched optical fibers

The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

12/07/17 / #20170350819

Apparatus for detecting an analyte with surface enhanced raman scattering

A surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active nanoassembly comprising anisotropically assembled gold nanoparticles in a monolayer double row immobilized on a glass layer is disclosed. The discrete gold nanoparticles are separated by interparticle gaps of 0.5-10 nm that provide hotsites where appropriate excitation creates surface plasmon resonaces and regions of... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/30/17 / #20170341955

Cross-linked polymeric resin and methods for wastewater treatment

Cross-linked polymeric resins from anilines linked together with dithiocarbamate alkyl chains. A process for producing the cross-linked polymeric resins by Mannich-type polycondensation of anilines and diaminoalkanes linked together by an aldehyde and subsequent conversion of one or more amine functionalities to dithiocarbamate moieties. In addition, a method for removing heavy... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/30/17 / #20170344008

Method for deploying a mobile robot using radio frequency communications

A method and cooperative system for deploying a mobile robot of a plurality of mobile robots with a plurality of fixed sensors. The method includes broadcasting a position-request message including a request for a position and a demand for mobile robots, receiving the position-request message, and transmitting a position-demand message.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/23/17 / #20170335073

Method of forming a surface-modified nanocomposite

A method for forming a blend including graphene nanoparticles and a poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate), where the method includes melt mixing the poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate) and the graphene nanoparticles to obtain a nanocomposite and exposing the nanocomposite to microwave irradiation to bond the methyl methacrylate copolymer to the graphene nanoparticles, in which a content of... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/23/17 / #20170335089

Graphene/polystyrene nanocomposite composition

A method for enhancing an interaction between graphene nanoparticles and a poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate), including modifying graphene with nitric acid to form graphene nanoparticles surface modified with one or more oxygen functionalities, melt blending the poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate) and the modified graphene nanoparticles to obtain a nanocomposite, and exposing the nanocomposite to microwave irradiation... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/23/17 / #20170335434

Silver nanoparticle method on zinc oxide films

A method of preparing silver nanoparticles, including silver nanorings. A zinc oxide thin film is formed initially by direct-current sputtering of a zinc target onto a substrate. A silver thin film is then formed by a similar sputtering technique, of a silver target onto the zinc oxide thin film. After... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/23/17 / #20170335483

Nickel-based electrochemical cell cathode with an alumina-coated co-deposit

An Al2O3-coated co-deposit including an Ni-based alloy substrate, an exterior layer present on a surface of the substrate, wherein the exterior layer comprises NiCrAlY or NiCoCrAlY particles with a diameter of 0.5-50 μm, Ni nanoparticles with a diameter of 0.1-10 nm in the form of a matrix, and Al2O3 particles... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/16/17 / #20170326536

Metal organic frameworks as catalysts and hydrocarbon oxidation methods thereof

A metal organic framework comprising zinc (II) ions and second metal ions, such as iron (II) ions, cobalt (II) ions, and copper (II) ions as nodes or clusters and coordinated 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid struts or linkers between them forming a porous coordination network in the form of polyhedral crystals that are... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/16/17 / #20170327664

Sulfur extended asphalt modified with crumb rubber for paving and roofing

The present invention relates to asphalt compositions. The present invention provides for a sulfur rubber asphalt binder composition that includes a base asphalt having a softening point, elemental sulfur, and a recycled crumb rubber material. The crumb rubber material is combined with the base asphalt and the elemental sulfur to... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/16/17 / #20170328613

Continuous adsorption cooling system with air-cooled heat rejection unit

An intermittent operation based continuous absorption system (IOBCAS) which supports cooling effect during the daytime without the use of a solution pump is provided. The IOBCAS may utilize an isochoric process for pressurization of the system and the system may include a plurality of generator-absorber units that intermittently operate in... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/16/17 / #20170329344

Method for robotic localization

The method for robotic localization is a color-based method for determining the coordinates of a mobile robot. The mobile robot is initially positioned in one colored block of a colored grid imprinted on a surface, which is divided into a plurality of colored blocks extending along rows in a first... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/09/17 / #20170320791

Method for forming light olefins from methanol

A catalyst system and a process for methanol to light olefin conversion with enhanced selectivity towards propylene. The catalyst system comprises a honeycomb monolith catalyst support coated with aluminosilicate nanozeolite catalysts on the edges and inside the channels of the support structure. The aluminosilicate nanozeolite catalysts have not been pre-modified... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/09/17 / #20170320985

Methods for synthesizing acryloyl-based copolymers, terpolymers

in which the organic solvent is chosen from monoethylene glycol, ethanol, toluene, or combination thereof; and (B) initiating a polymerization reaction in the reaction mixture to polymerize the monomeric repeating units, thereby synthesizing the acryloyl-based copolymer. Methods for inhibiting formation of clathrate hydrates include contacting a fluid with the acryloyl-based... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/09/17 / #20170321012

Succinimide-based copolymers and use as hydrate inhibitors

in which R1 is chosen from divalent C4-C7 aliphatic groups and divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups, optionally substituted with one or more C1-C6 aliphatic groups, heteroatoms independently chosen from O, N, and S, or combinations thereof, where: the divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups include one or two heteroatoms independently chosen from O,... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/09/17 / #20170321129

Method for reducing thiophene in diesel fuel

The present disclosure provides a method, for removing sulfur compounds from a fuel containing sulfur compounds. The method includes contacting the fuel with an adsorbent that comprises a carbonaceous material doped with nanoparticles of aluminum oxide to reduce the concentrations of the sulfur compounds, the carbonaceous material is at least... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/09/17 / #20170323561

Method for correcting electricity meter readings

A device, method, and computer-readable medium for correcting at least one error in readings of electricity meters, the method including receiving first readings of regular meters measuring electric energy delivered in each of a group of cables fed from a same distribution node in an electric grid during a period... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/02/17 / #20170312696

Carbon nanotube membranes

A process for making an iron oxide impregnated carbon nanotube membrane. In this template-free and binder-free process, iron oxide nanoparticles are homogeneously dispersed onto the surface of carbon nanotubes by wet impregnation. The amount of iron oxide nanoparticles loaded on the carbon nanotubes range from 0.25-80% by weight per total... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/02/17 / #20170312697

Process for forming a sintered iron oxide impregnated carbon nanotube membrane

A process for making an iron oxide impregnated carbon nanotube membrane. In this template-free and binder-free process, iron oxide nanoparticles are homogeneously dispersed onto the surface of carbon nanotubes by wet impregnation. The amount of iron oxide nanoparticles loaded on the carbon nanotubes range from 0.25-80% by weight per total... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/02/17 / #20170313596

Single downcomer bubble column

A downcomer apparatus for use in a multi-stage bubble column humidifier. The humidifier comprises at least a first, second and third stage, wherein each of said stages includes an inlet, an outlet and a chamber defined by said stage, in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet. In the... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/02/17 / #20170314466

Solar assisted gas turbine desalination and carbon capture system

A system for generating electricity, heat, and desalinated water having a gas turbine system connected to a first electric generator, a waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) system, a combined heat and power (CHP) generation system connected to a second electric generator, one or more solar powered energy systems, and a... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/02/17 / #20170314837

Radiant cooling apparatus and system

A radiant cooling system comprises an enclosure, a cooling element and a cooling device. The enclosure includes a first wall that is transmissive of infrared radiation. The cooling element is disposed in the enclosure. The cooling device is coupled to the cooling element. The cooling element provides cooling mainly by... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

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11/02/17 / #20170315079

Rare earth metal incorporated zeolite modified electrodes for detection and quantification of heavy metal ions in aqueous solution

Electrodes comprising conducting graphite, paraffin oil pasting liquid, and a rare earth metal impregnated zeolite, such as lanthanum or cerium impregnated mordenite electrodes. Methods and voltammetric applications, such as square wave anodic stripping voltammetry, of these rare earth metal impregnated zeolite modified electrodes for the detection and quantification of heavy... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

11/02/17 / #20170315803

Method and generating a refactored code

Methods and apparatuses are provided for code refactoring. The method includes acquiring a code and identifying, using processing circuitry and based on a Markov decision process model, a refactoring sequence. The refactoring sequence includes a plurality of refactoring steps to be applied to the code. Further, the method includes refactoring,... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/26/17 / #20170305942

Mixed ligand gold(i) complexes as anti-cancer agents

Gold(I) complex with mixed ligands as an anticancer agent. The gold(I) ion is coordinated to a dithiocarbamate ligand and a phosphorus-containing ligand (e.g. phosphines). Also described are a pharmaceutical composition incorporating the gold(I) complex, a methods of synthesizing the gold(I) complex, and a method for treating cancer.... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/19/17 / #20170297978

Fluidizable alkane dehydrogenation catalyst

Fluidizable catalysts for oxygen-free oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes to corresponding olefins. The catalysts contain 10-20% (by weight per total catalyst weight) of one or more vanadium oxides as the catalytic material, which are mounted upon an alumina support that is modified with zirconia at alumina/zirconia ratios of 5:1 up to... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/12/17 / #20170291165

Process for making a nio-doped aluminogallate nanocomposite

The present disclosure relates to a process for producing a finely divided metal-doped aluminogallate nanocomposite comprising mixing a carrier solvent with a bulk metal-doped aluminogallate nanocomposite to form a bulk metal-doped aluminogallate slurry and atomizing the bulk metal-doped aluminogallate slurry using a low temperature collision to produce a finely divided... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/12/17 / #20170292078

Method for sulfur removal with a uranyl-containing carbonaceous adsorbent

A method of removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon fluid. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon fluid with an adsorbent comprising a carbonaceous material doped with nanoparticles of uranyl oxide (UO3) to reduce the concentrations of the sulfur compounds. The carbonaceous material is at least one selected from the group... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/12/17 / #20170292738

Solar driven refrigeration system

Aspects of the disclosure provide a system and method for thermal-compression refrigeration. The refrigeration system includes a storage tank that stores a refrigerant condensate from a condenser, a mixing chamber that receives a refrigerant vapor from an evaporator and a portion of the refrigerant condensate from the storage tank, and... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/12/17 / #20170292939

N-nitrosamine determination in aqueous samples with sonication and microextraction

An automated dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction method of detecting and quantifying N-nitrosamines in an aqueous sample. The method includes (a) extracting an aqueous solution comprising the N-nitrosamines by mixing an extraction solvent and a dispersive solvent with the aqueous solution, such that the N-nitrosamines, or a portion thereof, re-distribute from the... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/05/17 / #20170283319

Structural lightweight concrete with superior thermal insulation

A structural lightweight concrete composition comprising cement, a fine aggregate such as sand, a natural coarse aggregates, such as limestone, scoria or perlite or mixtures thereof, a synthetic coarse aggregate comprising a polymeric material, such as polypropylene beads, an industrial waste byproduct in the form of fine particles, such as... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/05/17 / #20170283595

Olefin polymerization method using barium ferrite-containing catalyst nanoparticles

A method involving polymerizing ethylene in the presence of a catalyst composition containing BaFe12O19 nanoparticles, a zirconocene catalyst, and an alkylaluminoxane co-catalyst. A nanocomposite is formed by the polymerization, whereby the BaFe12O19 nanoparticles are dispersed in a matrix of polyethylene (PE), and the % crystallinity is lowered. The activity of... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/05/17 / #20170284294

Oxy-fuel combustion system having monolith membrane

Experimental and numerical investigations on an atmospheric diffusion oxy-combustion flame in a gas turbine model combustor are conducted. The combustor is fuelled with CH4CH4 and a mixture of CO2 and O2 as oxidizer. The stability of the oxy-combustion flame is affected when the operating percentage of oxygen in the oxidizer... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/05/17 / #20170284299

Power turbine system

The power turbine system includes two power turbines communicating with an ion transport membrane (ITM) reactor. Heavy liquid fuel is atomized and burned within the reactor to drive the first turbine, with the first turbine producing useful power. Exhaust from the first turbine is recycled back into the reactor. The... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/05/17 / #20170284661

Gas-assisted liquid fuel oxygen reactor

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for low-CO2 emission combustion of liquid fuel with a gas-assisted liquid fuel oxygen reactor. The system comprises an atomizer that sprays fuel and CO2 into an evaporation zone, where the fuel and CO2 is heated into a vaporized form. The system... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

10/05/17 / #20170284853

Multiphase meter calibration system and methods thereof

A closed loop system for the calibration of a multiphase meter, such as a multiphase flow meter or water cut meter, and a method of employing the system in calibration of multiphase meters in crude oil production processes. The system includes an oil and water separation vessel, oil and water... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170275168

Method for forming aluminum oxide/carbon nanotubes by ultrasonic atomization and chemical vapor deposition

A vertical chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor and a method for synthesizing metal oxide impregnated carbon nanotubes. The CVD reactor includes a preheating zone portion and a reaction zone portion, and preferably an additional cooling zone portion and a product collector. The method includes (a) subjecting a liquid reactant solution... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

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09/28/17 / #20170275318

Solid-supported palladium (ii) complex as a heterogeneous catalyst for cross coupling reactions and methods thereof

A solid-supported catalyst ligand which chelates palladium (II) species to form a complex that functions as a heterogeneous catalyst that is stable and can be recycled without significantly losing any catalytic activity in a variety of chemical transformations, a method for producing the solid-supported catalyst ligand and a method for... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170275760

Chemical vapor deposition reactor with preheating, reaction, and cooling zones

A vertical chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor and a method for synthesizing metal oxide impregnated carbon nanotubes. The CVD reactor includes a preheating zone portion and a reaction zone portion, and preferably an additional cooling zone portion and a product collector. The method includes (a) subjecting a liquid reactant solution... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170275987

Method for downhole leak detection

An integrated and rigless method of determining the location and the type of damage in casing or tubing of a wellbore that involves recording a thickness profile of the casing or tubing, a temperature log, and a noise log along the depth of the wellbore, followed by locating the damage... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170276382

Evaporative condenser cooling system

The evaporative condenser cooling system is an air cooling system combining an evaporative condenser and a sensible heat exchanger. The evaporative condenser cools environmental air in a conventional manner, and includes a condenser immersed in water contained within a water reservoir. The water in the reservoir is also used to... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170276607

Fluorescent schiff base conjugate cu(ii) chemosensors and methods thereof

Fluorescent Schiff base compounds comprising a xanthene dye based moiety and an alkyl imidazole moiety. Methods of assessing these fluorescent Schiff base compounds as fluorescent probes for metal ions in Cu2+ chemosensing applications, methods of preparing the fluorescent Schiff base compounds and methods of detecting Cu2+ ions with the same... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170276756

Flow cell for batch and continuous simultaneous electrochemical and epr measurements and a method thereof

A flow cell and a method for batch and continuous simultaneous electrochemical (EC) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements. The flow cell includes first and second tubes with hollow interiors and the first tube is removably connected to first and second tube assemblies. The interior of the second tube contains... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/28/17 / #20170279197

Switched beam antenna system and hand held electronic device

A mm-wave antenna apparatus with beam steering function that includes: a Butler Matrix feeding network; a plurality of power combiners, each power combiner having one input and N outputs, configured to apply equal phase and power to a phase distributed output signal generated by the Butler Matrix feeding network and... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/21/17 / #20170267589

Sialon ceramics and a preparation thereof

A Ca—SiAlON ceramic with enhanced mechanical properties and a method employing micron-sized and submicron precursors to form the Ca—SiAlON ceramic. The Ca—SiAlON ceramic comprises not more than 42 wt % silicon, relative to the total weight of the Ca—SiAlON ceramic. The method employs submicron particles and also allows for substituting... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/21/17 / #20170267590

Method of forming ceramic material containing aluminum particles

A Ca—SiAlON ceramic with enhanced mechanical properties and a method employing micron-sized and submicron precursors to form the Ca—SiAlON ceramic. The Ca—SiAlON ceramic comprises not more than 42 wt % silicon, relative to the total weight of the Ca—SiAlON ceramic. The method employs submicron particles and also allows for substituting... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/21/17 / #20170267936

Method for desulfurizing diesel fuel

Alumina/NiO/ZnO and Alumina/ZnO are synthesized via a novel modified hydrothermal method and investigated for the desulfurization activities. Sulfur compounds such as thiophene, benzothiophene (BT) and dibenzothiophene (DBT) are tested for their removal from model diesel fuel. The prepared composite materials were examined by the means of N2-adsorption, X-ray diffraction and... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/21/17 / #20170271751

Cognitive radio antenna assembly

The cognitive radio antenna assembly includes two boards, a main board that has an ultra-wideband antenna (UWB) and also serves as a ground plane for the reconfigurable antenna, and an elevated MIMO board having two planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) that are reconfigurable to selectively operate on different frequency bands. Each... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/21/17 / #20170273000

Id-based routing protocol for wireless network with a grid topology

Aspects of the disclosure provide a wireless node in a wireless network with a grid topology for routing a message. The wireless node includes circuitry configured to receive a message including a destination node identification number, calculate a destination column and a destination row based on the destination node identification... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170260047

Method of steam methane reforming

A convectively heated steam/methane reformer having a shell and tube reforming reactor for hydrogen production. A reactor core containing the reactants is convectively heated by hot air flowing through the shell or annulus of the reactor. Heated air is supplied to the reactor through several fluid inlets on the shell... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170260069

Stacked hydromagnetic desalination cell

A hydromagnetic desalination cell including at least one hollow rectangular flow conduit, a first rectangular magnet and a second rectangular magnet each having a north pole face and a south pole face opposite of each other, wherein the first and second rectangular magnets are disposed along a longitudinal axis and... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170260098

Process for converting calcium bentonite to sodium bentonite

Method of converting calcium bentonite to sodium bentonite that is suitable for use as drilling mud or a cement additive. After the addition of a calcium bentonite sample to a prepared soda ash solution at predetermined soda ash/bentonite weight ratios, the bentonite suspension is continuously heated and stirred for up... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170260107

Method for hydrophobicizing a zirconia surface

A method of treating a ceramic surface containing zirconia, whereby the ceramic surface is ablated by directing a laser beam with a diameter of 200-400 μm produced by a CO2 laser with a pulse frequency of 1200-1800 Hz onto the ceramic surface, and a N2 assist gas is concurrently applied... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170260376

Method for polymerizing ethylene to form a high density polyethylene nanocomposite

Methods of preparing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) nanocomposites by in situ polymerization with a zirconocene catalyst, a methylaluminoxane cocatalyst, a calcium zirconate nanofiller in a solvent. The calcium zirconate nanofiller, which is dispersed across the polyethylene matrix, is found to enhance catalyst activity, and other properties of the HDPE nanocomposites produced,... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170260450

Clay soil site preparation for building structures

A method of reducing the swell potential of an expansive clayey soil comprising expansive clay mineral(s) at a proportion of the total weight of the expansive clayey soil (PECM). The method includes (a) calculating a first amount of a swelling reduction agent to be incorporated into the expansive clayey soil... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170261243

Absorption cooling system with solar collector

A solar powered absorption cooling system employing refrigerant-absorbent solutions such as water and lithium bromide and hybrid storage capabilities, and a method of employing the system in refrigeration and air conditioning units. The system includes a first temperature control valve and second temperature control valve that together regulate the flow... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170261270

Compact tube and plate condenser with cooling fins

The compact tube and plate condenser with cooling fins is similar to a conventional compact tube and plate condenser, but with the addition of thermally conductive cooling fins for enhancing heat transfer with the external environment. The compact tube and plate condenser with cooling fins includes a serpentine tube mounted... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170261467

Method for determining phenol concentration by using graphite pencil electrode system

A method of determining a concentration of phenol and/or a phenol derivative in a first solution. The method includes (a) subjecting a graphite pencil electrode system comprising a graphite pencil working electrode, a counter electrode, and a reference electrode to cyclic voltammetry in a second solution such that a surface... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

09/14/17 / #20170261482

Automated dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction technique for the analysis of n-nitrosamines in water

An automated dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction method of detecting and quanta N-nitrosamines in an aqueous sample. The method includes (a) extracting an aqueous solution containing the N-nitrosamines by mixing an extraction solvent and a dispersive solvent with the aqueous solution, such that the N-nitrosamines, or a portion thereof, re-distribute from the... King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals








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