Lab Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
  1. Osman, O., O.D. Aina, and F. Ahmad. “Chemical fingerprinting of saline water intrusion into sewage lines”, submitted to Water Science & Technology, in press, 2017 (DOI: 10.2166/wst.2017.374).
  2. Amha, Y., R. Kumaraswamy, M. Z. Anwar, A. Henschel, and F. Ahmad. “Mycobacteria in the municipal wastewater treatment and reuse: Microbial diversity for screening the occurrence of clinically and environmentally relevant species in arid regions”, Environmental Science & Technology, 31st January 2017 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05580).
  3. Oyetunde, T., P. Sharma, F. Ahmad, and J. Rodríguez. “A multiple reaction modelling framework for microbial electrochemical technologies”, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 4th January, 2017 (DOI: 10.3390/ijms18010086).
  4. Wan, A-M., B. Mansoor and F. Ahmad. “Magnesium recovery from brines using exopolymeric substances of sulfate-reducing bacteria”, Desalination & Water Treatment, 2016 (DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2016.1155179).
  5. Amha, Y.M., R. Kumaraswamy and F. Ahmad. “A probabilistic QMRA of Salmonella in direct agricultural reuse of treated municipal wastewater”, Water Science & Technology, Vol. 71, No. 8, pp. 1203-1211, 2015 (DOI: 10.2166/wst.2015.093).
  6. Kumaraswamy, R., Y.M. Amha, M.Z. Anwar, A. Henschel, J. Rodriguez and F. Ahmad. “Molecular Analysis for Screening Human Bacterial Pathogens in Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Reuse”, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, pp. 11610-11619, 2014 (DOI: 10.1021/es502546t).
  7.  Zaib, Q., O.D. Aina, and F. Ahmad. “Using multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) for oilfield produced water treatment to environmentally acceptable end points”, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Vol. 16, pp., 2039-2047, 2014 (DOI: 10.1039/C4EM00201F).
  8. Mieseler, M., M. N. Atiyeh, H. Hernandez, and F. Ahmad, “Direct enrichment of perchlorate reducing microbial community for efficient electroactive perchlorate reduction in biocathodes”, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 40, pp. 1321-1327, August 2013 (DOI: 10.1007/s10295-013-1318-y).
  9. Zaib, Q., B. Mansoor, and F. Ahmad. “Photo-regenerable multi-walled carbon nanotube membranes for the removal of pharmaceuticals from water”, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Vol. 15, No. 8, pp. 1582-1589, 2013 (DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00150D).
  10. Mezher, N., W.E. Rathburn, H. Wang, and F. Ahmad. “Chemical Composition and Screening-Level Environmental Contamination Risk of Bio-Derived Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (Bio-SPK) Jet Fuels”, Energy & Fuels, Vol. 27, No. 7, pp. 3830-3837, 2013 (DOI: 10.1021/ef400648j).
  11. Ahmad F., M.N. Atiyeh, B. Pereira, G.N. Stephanopoulos. “A review of cellulosic microbial fuel cells: Performance and challenges”, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 56, pp. 179-188, 2013.
  12. Farhat, A., F. Ahmad, N. Hilal, and H. Arafat. “Boron removal in new generation reverse osmosis (RO) membranes using two-pass RO without pH adjustment”, Desalination, Vol. 310, 1 Feb, pp. 50-59, 2013.
  13. Aina, O.D., and F. Ahmad. “Carcinogenic health risk from trihalomethanes during reuse of reclaimed water in coastal cities of the Arabian Gulf”, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 175-184, 2013.
  14. Farhat, A., F. Ahmad, and H. Arafat. “Analytical techniques for boron quantification supporting desalination processes: A Review”, Desalination, Vol. 310, 1 Feb, pp. 9-17, 2013.
  15. Farhat, A., A. Dooley, and F. Ahmad. "Nitrite-to-nitrate oxidation within IC-ESI-MS/MS”, J. Mass Spectrometry, Vol. 46, Issues 7, pp. 720-724, 2011.


Conference Presentations
   
  1. Kumaraswamy, R., M. Anwar, Y. Amha, F. Ahmad, and A. Henschel. “Molecular analysis of bacterial communities indicates resilience of gram-positive pathogens in wastewater treatment plants”, 15th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Seoul, South Korea, 28th August, 2014.
  2. Ahmad, F. “Sustainable water reuse in Abu Dhabi, UAE”, 2014 Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A., 1st August, 2014.
  3. Oyetunde, T., R. González-Cabaleiro, F. Ahmad, and J. Rodríguez. “A generalized Excel/C-compatible Simulink-based implementation architecture for fast model development and simulations”, 11th IWA conference on Instrumentation Control and Automation, Narbonne, France, 19th September, 2013.
  4. Adeoye, J., Ning. Q., Wan, A-M., and F. Ahmad. "Halophyte Farming for Biofuels using Seawater in Water-Stressed Coastal Communities", Leading Edge Technology 2014 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
  5. Aina, O.D., Adeoye, J., and F. Ahmad. "Saline water intrusion into sewage pipes shifts post-treatment THM speciation to brominated compounds". Leading Edge Technology 2014 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
  6. Amha, Y., Kumaraswamy, R., Rodriguez, J., and F. Ahmad. "Pathogen detection and microbial community analysis in treated wastewater using molecular tools". Leading Edge Technology 2014 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
  7. Wan, A-M., B. Mansoor, and F. Ahmad. "Mineral fouling of anaerobic biofilms under saline, sulphate-reducing conditions", Leading Edge Technology 2014 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
  8. Zaib, Q., Aina, O.D., and F. Ahmad. "Adsorption removal of BTEX during produced water treatment using multiwalled carbon nanotubes". Leading Edge Technology 2014 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
  9. Zaib, Q., Mansoor, B., and F. Ahmad. "MWNTs-TiO2 water permeable membrane adsorbs and photo-catalyzes organic micropollutants in water". Leading Edge Technology 2014 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
  10. Wan, A-M., B. Mansoor, and F. Ahmad. "Role of Exopolymeric Substances in Ca-Mg Carbonate Biomineralization by Coastal Sabkha Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria: An ex situ Study of Microbial Community-Mineral Interactions Using Solid-Support Imaging", Goldschmidt 2013 Conference, Florence, Italy, August 2013.
  11. Ning, Q., Wan, A-M., and F. Ahmad. "A Modeling Framework to Predict Changes in Soil Chemistry and Agricultural Return Flow in Seawater Farming of Halophytes", Goldschmidt 2013 Conference, Florence, Italy, August 2013.
  12. Rodriguez, J., J.R. Bastidas-Oyanedel, and F. Ahmad. “Integrated perclorate removal and municipal WWT in a microbial fuel cell:  A model based study”, IWA Conference on Eco Technologies for Wastewater Treatment: Technical, Environmental & Economic Challenges (ECO STP), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 2012. 
  13. Aina, O.D. and F. Ahmad. “Health risk of disinfection byproducts in recycled water in Abu Dhabi”, International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (IC EST 2012), Houston, USA, June 2012.
  14. Farhat, A., M.N. Atiyeh, M. Mieseler, J.R. Bastidas-Oyanedel, F. Ahmad. “Biocathodic perchlorate reduction and chlorine isotope fractionation”, In: Conference Proceedings of The 2011 International Conference on Water, Energy and the Environment, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 2011.
  15. Aina, O.D., M. Mieseler, J.R. Bastidas-Oyanedel, F. Ahmad. “Occurrence and human-health risk of disinfection byproducts in recycled water in Abu Dhabi”, The 2011 International Conference on Water, Energy and the Environment, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 2011.
  16. Ahmad, F., M.N. Atiyeh, M. Mieseler, and A. Farhat. “Bioelectrochemical systems for the reduction of nitrate and perchlorate”, 1st Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium, sponsored by The National Academies (US), Kuwait City, Kuwait, 2011.
  17. Farhat, A., M.N. Atiyeh, M. Hintz, F. Ahmad. “Stable isotope fractionation of perchlorate during biocathodic treatment in a bioelectrochemical system”, In: Proceedings, Microbial Resource Management in Biotechnology: Concepts & Applications, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2011.
  18. Atiyeh, M.N., A. Farhat, B. Pereira, F. Ahmad. “Substrate structure and operational constraints in the utilization of polysaccharide substrates in microbial fuel cells”, In: Proceedings, Microbial Resource Management in Biotechnology: Concepts & Applications, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2011.