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Dr. Qusay F. Alsalhy


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Doctor in Chemical engineering


Membrane Separation,Water Treatment, Desalination, Ultrafiltration, Membrane Filtration, Hollow Fibers, Membrane bioreactor (MBR), Nanofiltration, Membrane Fouling, Polymeric Membrane, Membrane Distillation, Forward Osmosis, Membrane Fabrication, Membrane Characterization, Membrane Modification, Microfiltration, Pervaporation.


1. Qusay F. A., Z. L. Xu, Numerical Simulation of a Mathematical Model for Dry/Wet-Spun Nascent Hollow Fiber Membrane, Journal of Shanghai University, vol.8, No.2 (2004) 213-220. (Springer)

2. Z. L. Xu, Qusay F. A., Effect of Polyethylene glycol (PEG) Molecular Weights and Concentrations on Polyethersulfone (PES) Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membranes, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol.91 (2004)3398-3407. (Jon wiley)

3. Z. L. Xu, Qusay F. A., Polyethersulfone (PES) Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membrane Prepared by PES/Non-solvent/NMP Solution, Journal of Membrane Science. 233 (2004) 101-111. (Elsevier

4. Y.M. Wei, Z. L. Xu, Qusay F. A., Ethanol-Water Mixture Separation by Pervaporation Process Using (PVA/PSf) Hollow Fiber Composite Membranes, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 98, (2005) 247-254. (Jon Wiley)

5. Qusay F. A., Study Effect of Elongational Viscosity on the Velocity Distribution for Dry/Wet-Spun Nascent Hollow Fiber Membrane, Iraqi Journal of Chemical and petroleum Engineering, 5 (2004) 13-18.

6. Qusay F. A., Effect of Ethanol Concentrations in Internal Coagulant on the Morphology and Separation Performance of Polyethersulfone (PES) Hollow Fiber UF Membranes Prepared by PES/Ethanol/NMP Solution, Engineering and Technology Journal (Scientific Journal Published by the University of Technology-Baghdad), Vol. 25, No.2 (2007) 253-264.

7. Bing-Bing Li, Zhen-Liang Xu, Qusay Alsalhy, Ran Li, Chitosan-poly (vinyl alcohol)/poly (acrylonitrile) (CS-PVA/PAN) Composite Pervaporation Membranes for the Separation of Ethanol-Water Solution, Desalination, 193 (2006) 171-181. (Elsevier

8. Qusay Alsalhy, Xu Zhen-liang, Yang Xio-tian, Separation performance of horizontal and vertical polyether sulfone hollow fiber UF modules, Journal of Shanghai University, 10 (2), (2006) 173-178. (Springer)

9. Qusay Alsalhy, Effect of Alcohol as Additives on the Morphology and Separation Performance of Polyethersulfone (PES) Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membranes, Engineering and Technology Journal, vol. 26, no.12, 2008.

10. M. Khayet, M.C. Garc´ıa-Payo, Qusay F. A., K.C. Khulbe, C.Y. Feng, T. Matsuura, Effects of gas gap type on structural morphology and performance of hollow fibers, J. Membr. Sci. 311 (2008) 259–269. (Elsevier)

11. Qusay Alsalhy, Recovery of PVA Using Polyethersulfone (PES) Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membranes: Part II: Effect of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Concentration, Engineering and Technology Journal (Scientific Journal Published by the University of Technology-Baghdad) Vol. 27, No. 5, 2009

12. M. Khayet, M.C. García-Payo, Qusay F. A., M.A. Zubaidy Structural and performance studies of poly(vinyl chloride) hollow fiber membranes prepared at different air gap lengths, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 330, Issues 1-2, 20, 2009, Pages 30-39. (Elsevier)

13. Qusay Alsalhy, A. Figoli, Sufyan Algebory, Ghanim M. Alwan, S. Simone, E. Drioli, Polyvinyl Alcohol/polyvinyl chloride (PVA/PVC) Hollow Fiber Composite Nanofiltration Membranes for Water Treatment, Iraqi journal of chemical and petroleum engineering (IJCPE) Vol.11, No.4, (2010) 23-32..

14. Qusay Alsalhy, Sufyan Algebory, Ghanim M. Alwan, A. Figoli S. Simone, E. Drioli, Hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes from poly(vinyl chloride): Preparation, morphologies and properties, Separation Science and Technology, 46, (14) (2011) 2199-2210. (Taylor & Francis.

15. Qusay Alsalhy, Khalid T. Rashid, Walla A. Noori, A. Figoli S. Simone, E. Drioli, Poly (vinyl chloride) hollow fibers membranes for ultrafiltration applications: Effects of internal coagulant composition, Journal of Applied polymer science, Vol. 124, 2087–2099 (2012). (Jon Wiley

16. Mohammad F. Abid, Saadi K. Al-Naseri, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Samirra N. Abdulla, Khalid T. Rashid, Desalination of Iraqi surface water using nanofiltration membranes, Desalination and Water Treatment, 29 (2011) 174-180. (Taylor & Francis)

17. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes prepared from blends of poly (vinyl chloride) and polystyrene, Desalination 294 (2012) 44–52. (Elsevier)

18 Salah S. Ibrahim and Qusay F. Alsalhy, Modeling and Simulation for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation in Hollow Fiber Modules, AIChE J., 59 (2013) 589–603. (Jon Wiley)

Qusay Alsalhy, Influence of spinning conditions on the morphology, pore size, pore size distribution, mechanical properties and performance of PVC hollow fiber membranes, Separation science and Technology, 48 (2013) 234–245. (Taylor & Francis

20. Qusay Alsalhy, Talib Albyati & Mumtaz Zablouk, A Study of the Effect of Operating Conditions on the Reverse Osmosis Membrane Performance with and without Air Sparging Technique, Chemical Engineering Communications, 200 (2013) 1–19. (Springer)

21. Qusay Alsalhy, Jamal M. Ali, Keetam Salim, Effect of operating conditions on the performance of PVC/PS hollow fiber membranes, Engineering and Technology Journal (Scientific Journal Published by the University of Technology-Baghdad) 30 (2012) 2767-2777.

Qusay F. Alsalhy, Khalid T. Rashid, Salah S. Ibrahim, Abdulsattar H. Ghanim, Bart Van der Bruggen, Patricia Luis, Mumtaz Zablouk, Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluropropylene) (PVDF-co-HFP) hollow fiber membranes prepared from PVDF-co-HFP/PEG-600Mw/DMAC solution for membrane distillation, Journal of Applied Polymer science, 129 (2013) 3304-3313. (Jon Wiley

23. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Jamal M. Ali, Ali A. Abass, Ali Rashed, Bart Van der Bruggen, Stefan Balta, Enhancement of poly (phenyl sulfone) membranes with ZnO nanoparticles, Desalination and Water Treatment, 51 (2013) 6070–6081. (Taylor & Francis)

24. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Amil S. Merza, Khalid T. Rashid, Arman Adam, A. Figoli, S. Simone, E. Drioli, Preparation and Characterization of poly(vinyl chloride)/poly (styrene)/poly (ethylene glycol) hollow-fiber membranes, Journal of Applied Polymer science, 130 (2013) 989-1004. (Jon Wiley)

25. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Haydar A. Salih, Remonda H. Melkon, Yusra M. Mahdi, Noora A. Abdul Karim, Effect of the Preparation Conditions on the Morphology and Performance of Poly(imide) Hollow Fiber Membranes, Journal of Applied Polymer science, 131(2014) 40428 (1 of 11). (Jon Wiley)

Qusay F. Alsalhy, Haydar A. Salih, Silvia Simone, Alberto Figoli, Mumtaz Zablouk, Enrico Drioli, Poly (ether sulfone) (PES) hollow-fiber membranes prepared from various spinning parameters, Desalination 345 (2014) 21–35. (Elsevier)

27. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Raheek I. Ibrahim, Haydar Alaa Salih, Mumtaz A. Zablouk, Experimental investigation and optimization of air sparging on hollow fiber membrane performance, American Journal of Modern Chemical Engineering, 1 (2014) 40-54.


29. KT Rashid, SA Rahman, Q Alsalhy Hydrophobicity Enhancement of Poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) for Membrane Distillation, Journal of Polymer Science and Technology 1 (1), (2015) 1-9.

30. Manal A. Tooma, Tariq S. Najim, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Tiziana Marino, Alessandra Criscuoli, Lidietta Giorno, Alberto Figoli, Modification of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membrane for vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) application, Desalination, 373 (2015) 58-70. (Elsevier)

31 Manal A. Tooma, Tariq S. Najim, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Synthesis and characterization of poly(vinyl chloride)-Graft-poly(ethyl acrylate) and its membrane, Al-mustansiriya Journal of Science, 26 (2) (2015).

32. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Riyadh S. Almukhtar, Harith A. Alani, Treatment of oil refinery wastewater by membrane bioreactor (MBR), Arabian J. of Sci. and Eng., 41 (2016) 2439–2452. (Springer

33. Sufyan Fadhil Algebory, Tiziana Marino, Hassan F. Makki, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Serenella Blefari, Francesca Macedonio, Emanuele Di Nicolò, Lidietta Giorno, Enrico Drioli, Alberto Figoli, Novel PVDF-HFP flat sheet membranes prepared by Triethyl Phosphate (TEP) solvent for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 102 (2016) 16-26. (Elsevier)

34 Ahmed A. Mohammad, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Salwa A. Hadi, Separation of lead and Cadmium from single and binary salt aqueous solution using nanofiltration membranes, Journal of Engineering, vol 22, Issue 4, (2016) 50-67.

35. Khalid T. Rashid, Sunarti Binti Abdul Rahman, Qusay F.Alsalhy, Optimum operating parameters for hollow fiber membranes in direct contact membrane distillation, Arabian J. of Sci. and Eng., Volume 41, Issue 7, (2016) 2647–2658. (Springer

36. Sunarti Binti Abdul Rahman, Khalid T. Rashid, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Improvement of PVDF-co-HFP Hollow Fiber Membranes for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Applications, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 10(7) (2017) 1-5.

37 Asrar A. Alobaidy, Bashir Y. Sherhan, Areej D. Barood, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Effect of bore fluid flow rate on formation and properties of hollow fibers, Applied Water Science, (2017) 7:4387–4398. (Springer

38. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Salah S. Ibrahim, Samraa R. Khaleel, Performance of vacuum poly(propylene) membrane distillation (VMD) for saline water desalination, Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, 120 (2017) 68–80. (Elsevier)

39 Bashir Y. Sherhan, Areej D. Abbas, Hussein A. Alabdly, Thamer J. Mohammed, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Thamera Kidher, Lamees H. Fahad, Hamsa Ahmed and Remonda H. Melkon, Preparation of PPSU Hollow Fiber Nanofiltration Membranes for Nanofiltration Application, Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, 18 (2017) 13-25

40. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Ahmed A. Mohammed, Salwa H. Ahmed, Khalid T. Rashid, Mohammed A. AlSaadi Estimation of Nanofiltration Membrane Transport Parameters for Cobalt Ions Removal from Aqueous Solutions, Desalination and Water Treatment, 108, (2018) 235-245. (Balaban Publisher Scopus)

41 Sufyan Fadhil, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Hassan F. Makki, René Ruby-Figueroa, Tiziana Marino,Criscuoli Alessandra, Francesca Macedonio, Lidietta Giorno, Enrico Drioli, Alberto Figoli, Seawater desalination using PVDF-HFP membrane in DCMD process. Assessment of operating condition by Response Surface Method, Chemical Engineering Comunications, 206 (2), (2019) 237-246. (Springer)

42. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Salah S. Ibrahim, Fatima A. Hashim, Experimental and theoretical investigation of air gap membrane distillation process for water desalination, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 130 (2018) 95-108. (Elsevier)

43. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Faris H. Al-Ani, Arshed E. Al-Najar, A new Sponge-GAC-Sponge membrane module for submerged membrane bioreactor use in hospital wastewater treatment, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 133, 2018, (130–139). (Elsevier))

44 Aljumaily M.M, Alsaadi M.A., Das R., Hamid S.B.A., Hashim N. A, AlOmar M.K., Alayan HM., Novikov M., Qusay F. Alsalhy, Hashim M. A., Optimization of the Synthesis of Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanomaterials by Chemical Vapor Deposition, Scientific report, published online 2018. (Nature springer)

45. Qusay F. Alsalhy, Faris H Al-Ani, Arshed E Al-Najar, Sura IA Jabuk, A study of the effect of embedding ZnO-NPs on PVC membrane performance use in actual hospital wastewater treatment by membrane bioreactor, Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification, 130 (2018) 262-274. (Elsevier)

46. MM Aljumaily, MA Alsaadi, NA Hashim, QF Alsalhy, FS Mjalli, MA Atieh, PVDF-co-HFP/superhydrophobic acetylene-based nanocarbon hybrid membrane for seawater desalination via DCMD, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 138, (2018) 248-259. (Elsevier)

47. Alsaadi M., Majdi H., Alsalhy Q., et. al.,Effect of pH, water percentage and surfactant percentage on stability of water in diesel emulsion, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (2018) 454(1).)

48. Francesco Galiano, Abdulsattar H. Ghanim, Khalid T. Rashid, Tiziana Marino, Silvia Simone, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Alberto Figoli, Preparation and characterization of green polylactic acid (PLA) membranes for organic/organic separation by pervaporation, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2019, 21 (1), 109-120). (Springer)

49. MM Aljumaily, M.A. Alsaadi, N.A. Hashim, Qusay F. Alsalhy, R., Das, F.S. Mjalli, Embedded high-hydrophobic CNMs prepared by CVD technique with PVDF-co-HFP membrane for application in water desalination by DCMD, Desalination and Water Treatment, 142 (2019) 37-48. (Balaban Publisher Scopus)

50. Muslim J. Jamed, Adnan Alhathal Alanezi , and Qusay F. Alsalhy, Effects of embedding functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes and alumina on the direct contact poly(vinylidene fluoride-cohexafluoropropylene) membrane distillation performance, Chemical Engineering Comunications, 206 (8) (2019) 1035–1057. (Springer)

51. Amna Jalal Sadiq, Kadhum M. Shabeeb, Bassam I. Khalil, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Effect of embedding MWCNT-g-GO with PVC on the performance of PVC membranes for oily wastewater treatment, Chemical Engineering Comunications, 2020, VOL. 207, NO. 6, 733–750.

52. Faris H. Al-Ani, Hasan Sh. Majdi, Jamal M. Ali, Ayham M. Al Rahawi, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Comparative study on CAS, UCT, and MBR configurations for nutrient removal from hospital wastewater, Desalination and Water Treatment, 164 (2019) 39-47. (Balaban Publisher, Scopus)

53 Dalia Muthana Al-Ani, Faris H. Al-Ani, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Salah S. Ibrahim, Preparation and characterization of nanofiltration membranes from PPSU-PES polymer blend for dyes removal, Chemical Engineering Comunications, published online 4 October 2019. (Taylor & Francis).

54 Mustafa M. Aljumaily; Mohammed A. Alsaadi; Nur Awanis Binti Hashim; Farouq S. Mjalli; Qusay F. Alsalhy; Abdul L. Khan; Ahmed Al‐Harrasi, Superhydrophobic nanocarbon‐based membrane with antibacterial characteristics, Published in Biotechnology Progress (2020) (Wiley)

55. Faris H. Al-Ani, Qusay F. Alsalhy, and Rawia Subhi Raheem, Khalid T. Rashid, Alberto Figoli, Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Implanting TiO2-NPs on PVC for Long-Term UF Membrane Performance to Treat Refinery Wastewater, Membranes, 77 (2020) 1-22. (MDPI)

56. Maryam Y. Ghadhban, Hasan Shaker Majdi, Khalid T. Rashid, Qusay F. Alsalhy, D. Shanthana Lakshmi, Issam K. Salih, and Alberto Figoli Removal of Dye from a Leather Tanning Factory by Flat-Sheet Blend Ultrafiltration (UF) Membrane, Membranes, 47 (2020) 1-17. (MDPI).)

57. Noor A. Mohammad Ameen; Salah S. Ibrahim; Qusay F. Alsalhy; Alberto Figoli, Highly Saline Water Desalination Using Direct Contact Membrane Distillation (DCMD):Experimental and Simulation Study, Water 2020, Volume 12, Issue 6, 1575. (MDPI).

58. Saif S. Hussein, Salah S. Ibrahim, Manal A. Toma, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Enrico Drioli, Novel chemical modification of polyvinyl chloride membrane by free radical graft copolymerization for direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) application, Journal of Membrane Science, 611 (2020) (Elsevier).

59. Salwa Hadi, Ahmed A. Mohammed, Sama M. Al-Jubouri, Mahmood F. Abd, Hasan Shaker Majdi, Qusay F. Alsalhy, Khalid T. Rashid, Salah S. Ibrahim, Issam K. Salih and Alberto Figoli, Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Lead Pb2+ and Cd2+ Retention from a Single Salt Using a Hollow Fiber PES Membrane, Membranes, 10, 136 (2020) 1-25. (MDPI)


1-For undergraduate

1. Engineering Mechanics.

2. Strength of Materials.

3. Basic principles of Chemical Engineering

4. Engineering Drawing (Manual).

5. Engineering Drawing by AUTOCAD Software.

6. Supervision of various laboratories in Chemical Engineering field.

7. Supervision of Hollow fiber and flat-sheet membrane fabrication Laboratories.

8. Supervision of Plant Design Projects for Final year Undergraduate Students.

9. Supervision of Especial Problem Projects for Final year Undergraduate Students.

2-For postgraduate

* Fluid Dynamics (M.Sc. course) (2008-2009)

* Advance Mass Transfer (PhD course) (2015 up to date)


• Award science Day of Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research 2012 • Award first professor of Chemical Engineering Department 2015 • Certificate of outstanding contribution in reviewing, In recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the Journal of Membrane Science, Elsevier, 2015. • Awards Certificate of Recognition from ACS publication for reviewing activity in 2016 (valued contribution as an ACS publications reviewer). • Award University of Technology Day for h-index in research and development 2017. • Award University of Technology Day for h-index in research and development 2019.