Mohammad Arifur Rahman

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The purpose of the study was to determine the serum concentration of trace elements of panic disorder patients and to find out the relationship between trace element levels and nutritional status or socio-economic factors. The study was conducted among 54 panic disorder patients and 52 healthy volunteers. Patients were recruited from Bangabandhu Sheikh(More)
Wastewater treatment using waste materials (refuse concrete, waste paper and charcoal) and natural indigenous rocks (andesite, limestone, granite and nitrolite) in the form of multilayer media was investigated. The removal of suspended solids (SS), phosphate ion, nitrate ion, ammonium ion, toxic metals and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were evaluated for the(More)
Ultrasonic slurry sampling electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry with a metal tube atomizer has been applied to the determination of lead in Bangladeshi fish samples. The slurry sampling conditions, such as slurry stabilizing agent, slurry concentration, pyrolysis temperature for the slurried fish samples, particle size and ultrasonic agitation(More)
The separation of zinc compounds, containing zinc chloride, nitrate, and sulfate, at low concentrations by sequential metal vapor elution analysis (SMVEA) with argon carrier gas was reported. A molybdenum column, inserted with a tungsten wire, was developed for the separation of zinc compounds by SMVEA. The optimum separation conditions were a vaporization(More)
An exposure assessment was conducted to investigate the potential for harmful concentrations of airborne short chain aldehydes emitted from recently stored wood pellets. Wood pellets can emit a number of airborne aldehydes include acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, propionaldehyde, butyraldehyde, valeraldehyde, and hexanal. Exposure limits have been set for these(More)
The environmental fate of arsenic compounds depends on their surface interactions with geosorbents that include clays, metal oxides, and natural organic matter (NOM). While a number of batch studies reported that NOM inhibits the uptake of arsenicals, it remains unclear how different classes of organic functional groups affect their binding mechanisms. We(More)
As electricity is the driving force of modern civilization, affordable electricity is must for the enrichment of economy for any developing countries. But it is very unfortunate that power sector of Bangladesh is beset with two crucial problems-inadequate supply of electricity and irregular price hike of electricity. This paper tries to investigate the(More)
A preconcentration method for silver in environmental waters involving adsorption on a tungsten wire, followed by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry with a tungsten tube atomizer is described. The optimal immersing time was 90s. The best pH for the adsorption of silver was 3. Under the optimal conditions, the detection limit for silver by the(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) categorized as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). PAHs are ubiquitous in terrestrial, atmospheric, and particularly aquatic environments throughout the world and have been detected in lakes, ground waters, and rivers. This research work involved the analysis of five PAHs,(More)