Patents by Inventor Fahd Ibrahim Alghunaimi

Fahd Ibrahim Alghunaimi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200164343
    Abstract: Adsorbent polymeric structures are described. These adsorbent polymeric structures are capable of separating non-polar hydrocarbons, such as crude oil or diesel fuel, from polar liquids, such as water. The adsorbent polymeric structures may include acid grafted graphene and at least one styrene. A method of preparing an adsorbent polymeric structure may include mixing graphene and at least one acid catalyst in a polar liquid in the presence of at least one alcohol to form an acid grafted graphene via an esterification reaction; and the acid grafted graphene and at least one styrene monomer are introduced to water in the presence of an initiator to form the adsorbent polymeric structure according to any of the previously-described embodiments via an emulsion polymerization reaction. Moreover, the adsorbent polymeric structures may be incorporated into methods of fluidly separating at least one non-polar hydrocarbon from a polar liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Fahd Ibrahim Alghunaimi, Tawfik A. Saleh