Saeed M. Al-Zahrani

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We report on 27 patients illustrating the use of non-vascularized single fibular strut graft, augmented with a corticocancellous bone graft to bridge bone defects. The indications were varied and included infection, fracture with bone loss, non-union, bone tumour, bone cyst and congenital pseudarthrosis. Primary union was achieved in 92 per cent. Stress(More)
A previously developed mathematical model for ethylene polymerization in a fluidized bed reactor was used to investigate the process static and dynamic behavior. The static analysis determined optimal operating conditions at which the monomer conversion can be increased to 25% per pass. However, this optimal operating point was shown to be unstable and thus(More)
Modulation of crystallization of stearic acid and its derivatives is important for tuning the properties of stearate oleogels. The present study delineates the crystallization of stearic acid in stearate oleogels in the presence of Span 60. Microarchitecture analysis revealed that stearic acid crystals in the oleogels changed its shape from plate-like(More)
Thirty-one patients with suspected radiolucent foreign bodies (wooden splinters) in soft tissues of extremities were investigated by plain radiography, computed tomography (CT) scan and ultrasonography to the area suspected clinically. Ultrasonography detected and localized radiolucent foreign bodies in 18 of the 31 patients, while only 14 were seen on CT(More)
This research focused on combined organic-inorganic fouling and cleaning studies of forward osmosis (FO) membranes. Various organic/inorganic model foulants such as sodium alginate, bovine serum albumin (BSA) and silica nanoparticles were applied to polyamide-polyethersulfone FO hollow fiber membranes fabricated in our laboratory. In order to understand all(More)
Large amounts of low-quality dates produced worldwide are wasted. Here, highly concentrated fructose syrups were produced via selective fermentation of date extracts with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Syrups with 95.4–99.9 % (w/w) fructose yields were obtained from date extracts having an initial sugar range of 49–374 g/l without media supplementation; the(More)
We studied 43 patients with ipsilateral femoral shaft and femoral neck fractures who had dynamic hip screw fixation alone or in combincation with dynamic compression plate. All patients except two were diagnosed early; 37 patients had other associated injuries. There were 41 males and two females. The follow-up ranged from eight months to four years (mean(More)
An industrial grade acidic crude palm oil (ACPO) pre-treatment process was carried out using ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) as a catalyst in the esterification reaction. ESA was used in different dosages to reduce free fatty acid (FFA) to a minimum level for the second stage of biodiesel production via alkaline transesterification reaction. Different process(More)
The Keggin, K3PW12O40 compound was found to be active as a catalyst in oxidative dehydrogenation of propane. The reaction was conducted at 1 atm, 450–550◦C, for a feed flow of 75 cm3/min (propane 20 cm3/min; oxygen 5 cm3/min; and the rest helium). At 450◦C the activity was low (1.4% conversion and 52% olefins — propene and ethene — selectivity) while at(More)
Direct alcohol fuel cells have been attracting enormous research interest as power sources for vehicles and portable electronic devices because alcohols are readily available, their storage and transport can be easily handled with the existing fuel infrastructure, and they commonly have high mass-specific and volumetric energy densities. Methanol is the(More)