Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology

Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry Division (NRCD)

Phone: 88 02 7790409, Fax: 88 02 130102

Objectives

  1. R&D of different scientific fields- particularly, radiation processing of polymeric materials
  2. Research on Analytical and Environmental problems of Bangladesh
  3. Quality Control of cooling water circuits used in TRIGA MARK-II Nuclear Research Reactor at AERE, Savar
  4. Development of Nuclear related materials

Groups

Activities

  1. Projects

    Application of Radiation Processing Technology for Materials-Plant Plant: Institute of Polymer Technology (Financed by the Government of Bangladesh)

  2. Services

Analytical Services

1. Trace Element Analysis
Analytes / SpeciesSample / Matrix typeInstrumentationDetection Limit* / Range Typical Applications
Na, K, Ca, MgMost solids and liquidsFAAS, ETAASppb -ppmWater and Wastewater, Soil, Industrial products, food and vegetations
Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Co, Cr, Sb, Pb, Cd, NiMost solids and liquidsFAAS, ETAASppb -ppmWater and Wastewater, Soil, Industrial products, food and vegetations
As Solids and liquidsHG-AASlow ppb - ppmWater, Vegetation, Human tissue, hair and nail.
Hg and Me-HgSolids and liquidsCV-AASlow ppb -ppmWater, fish and food.
U, ThSolids and liquidsSX-Spectrophotometryppb - ppmWater, rock, soil, minerals

The experimental Limit of Detection (LOD) for individual anlytes varies according as the concerned matrix and the pretreatment applied. The Detection Limit obtained with the AAS measurements are found to be satisfactory for typical applications mentioned above.

2. Water Quality Parameters
Bulk parametersSpecific Analyte (s) measuredInstrumentation / MethodTypical Applications
Physical and aggregate propertiespH, EC, TDS, TSS, Alkalinity, DO, Hardness, Colour. Conventional , SpectrophotometryNatural water, wastewater and industrial effluents
CationsNa, K, Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Co, Cd, As, Hg, Sb AAS / SE-AASNatural and Drinking water, Domestic and industrial wastewater, industrial effluents, industrial feed water.
AnionsChloride (Cl-), fluoride (F-), sulphate (SO42-), nitrate (NO3-), nitrite (NO2-), cyanide (CN-), silicate (SiO3- as SiO2), IC, SpectrophotometryNatural water, wastewater and industrial effluents, industrial feed water.
Demand parametersBOD, COD Spectrophotometry, conventionalNatural water, wastewater and industrial effluents, industrial feed water.
NutrientsAmmonia nitrogen as N, Nitrate nitrogen as N, Orthophosphate as P, Total phosphorus, Total Kjeldahl nitrogenSpectrophotometry, conventionalNatural water, drinking water and beverages
Corrosion PropertiesLangelier Index (LI), Relative Saturation Index (RSI)Conventional Natural water, industrial feed water.
Water Purity TestAs per ISO 3696: 1987 VariousReagent water, High Purity Water

R&D Activities

  1. Radiation processing
    • Production of medically applicable hydrogel for wound dressing
    • Preparation of composite of rubber with synthetic polymer
    • Synthesis of metal adsorbent
    • Radiation processing of natural rubber
    • Surface modification of natural fibers (jute, coir, sisal, banana fiber etc).
    • Improvement the quality of wood using acrylic monomers.
    • Development of the surface properties of leather products.
    • Fabrication of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites.
    • Extraction of biopolymers (chitin and chitosan) from shrimp, prawn. crab etc.
    • Production of gelatin based films for scaffold preparation.
    • Preparation of shellac films for coating industries.
    • Production of totally degradable polymer composites.
    • Fabrication of packaging materials based on starch and alginate.
    • Application of sodium alginate as plant growth promoters.
  2. Analytical
    • Industrial effluent quality and impact on the environment
    • Development of efficient water chemistry protocols applicable to coolant circuits of various nuclear reactors
    • Environmental impact of Municipal Solid Waste disposal in Bangladesh and methods for their safe disposal
    • Recycling of industrial and municipal wastewater
    • Biodiversity hazards of arsenic contamination in Bangladesh

Achievements

  1. Medically applicable hydrogels were successfully prepared
  2. Various types of dipped rubber goods were prepared with radiation processed rubber
  3. Mechanical properties of natural fibers (jute, coir, sisal, banana fiber etc) were significantly developed by using different oligomers and monomers with the help of radiation techniques.
  4. The quality of wood and leather was improved.
  5. Fabricated natural fiber reinforced polymer composites for general construction purposes.
  6. Biopolymers (chitin and chitosan) were successfully extracted from shrimp, prawn. crab etc.
  7. Successfully produced gelatin based films for scaffold preparation.
  8. Prepared shellac films for coating industries.
  9. Totally degradable packaging materials were developed as an alternative of polyethylene shopping bags.
  10. Sodium alginate was applied as plant growth promoters and found dramatic results.

Major Facilities

Major Facilities Available

Perspective Plan

  1. To transfer the developed radiation processing technology to private entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
  2. Development and Implementation of Water Chemistry Programs Applicable to Nuclear Power Plants in Bangladesh
  3. Preparedness for Total Analytical Support to Ensuing Industrial and Environmental Challenges

Publications

Contribution to books

  1. Khan, M. A and Khan R. A. (2007): Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Composites, in Properties and failure mechanisms of natural fibre composites Ed. Dr Kim Pickering, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, UK (Press)
  2. Khan, M. A and Khan R. A. (2007): Radiation Processing of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (2007). In Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Ed. S. Thomas, Old City Publishing, USA, (Press)
  3. Khan, M. A. and Hassan, M. M. (2004): Surface Modification of Natural Fibers by Photo-grafting and Photo-curing, in Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, Ed. by K. L. Mital, VSP, Vol. 3.pp 263-283.

Contribution to journals

  1. Haque, M. U. Ahmad, F. Akhtar, N. C. Dafader and M. E. Haque, "Improvement of physicochemical properties of natural rubber and polyvinyl alcohol blends by radiation vulcanization", Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering, 46(10), 927-931 (2007).
  2. Dafader and M. E. Haque, “Study on the properties of blend rubber of natural rubber latex/methyl methacrylate grafted rubber latex by gamma radiation,” Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 25(5), 519-523 (2007).
  3. S. K. Chakraborty, A. Nessa, Yasin Ali, J. Alam, M. E. Haque, H. Rashid and D. J. Gomes, “Effect of oven drying, freeze drying and gamma irradiation on the tensile strength of human amnion membrane”, Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 13(2) (2007) (accepted).
  4. S. K. Chakraborty, J. Alam, H. Rashid, M. E. Haque, A. Nessa, and D. J. Gomes, “Effect of freezing, freeze-drying and gamma irradiation on the tensile strength of human femoral head cancellous bone”, Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 13(1), 54-58 (2007).
  5. Dafader, S. M. N. Alam, M. E. Haque and M. A. Sattar, "Preparation of hydrogel from poly(vinyl alcohol) by gamma radiation”, Nuclear Science and Applications. [Accepted].
  6. Z. I. Mollah, Mubarak A. Khan, M. A. Hoque and A. Aziz (2007). Studies of Physico-mechanical properties of photo-cured sodium alginate with silane monomer. J. Carbohydrate Polymer, USA, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2007.09.001.
  7. Khan, M. A. and Bhattacharia, S. K. (2007). Effect of Novel Coupling Agent on the Mechanical and thermal Properties of Unidirectional Jute-Vinyl Ester Composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 26, 617-627.
  8. M. K. Alam, Khan, M. A, E. H. Lehmann and P. Vontobel (2007). Study of the Water Uptake and Internal Defects of Jute-Reinforced Polymer Composites with a Digital Neutron Radiography Technique, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 105, 1958-1963.
  9. Haque P., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan M. A. (2007): Effect of crosslinking monomers on the physico-mechanical and degradation properties of photografted chitosan film, Carbohydrate Polymers, 68, 109-115
  10. M. Mizanur Rahman, Feroz Ahmed, Zaira Z. Chowdhury, A. M.. Sarwaruddin Chowdhury and Mubarak A. Khan (2007): Enhanced Physico-Mechanical properties of EGDMA treated locally produced jute clothes by thermal curing method, J. Appl, Polym. Sci. 46,1-8.
  11. Rahman, M. M. Mallik, A. K. and Khan, M. A. (2007): Influences of various surface pretreatments on the mechanical and degradable properties of photografted oil palm fibers, J. Appl, Polym. Sci.105 (5), 3077-3086.
  12. Rahman, M. M., Chowdhury, A. M. S. Ahmed, F. Khan, M. A. (2007): Modification of Jute with HEMA by Thermal Methods, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. 46(5), 507-513
  13. Khan, M. A., Hassan, M. M., Ara, J. and Mustafa, A. I. (2007): Surface Modification of Sisal (Agavae sisalana) Fiber by Photocuring: Effect of Additive, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. 46(5) 447 -453.
  14. M. Z. I. Mollah, NM Talukder, MN Islam, MA Rahman and SM Hoque (2007). Effect of different brands of Zn fertilizer on growth and yield of BRRI dhan 32, Int. J. BioRes 3(6): 18-23.
  15. Rahman, M.S., Chowdhury, D.A., Rahman, A., Sayem, M.W. (2007) Comparative analysis of Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni, Zn, Fe concentrations in hair and urine among the urban industrial workers, non-urban indusrial workers and non-professional persons, Int. J. Environ. Pollution, Accepted.
  16. Ahmed, G., Uddin, K. U., Khan, G.M., Rahman, M.S., Chowdhury, D.A. (2007) Distribution of trace metal pollutants in the surface water system connected to effluent disposal points of Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh: A statistical approach, Int. J. Environ Pollution, Special issue: Air, Water and Land Pollution, 23 September 2007. pp. 215-221.
  17. Ahmed, G., Sultana, M.S., Uddin, K., Chowdhury, D. A. Khan, G.M., Kabir , M., Ahmad, J.U. (2007) Trace Metals Profiles in Effluents of Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci., 30(1): 39-45.
  18. Ahmed, G., Sultana, M.S., Chowdhury, D.A., Ahmad, J.U., Khan, G.M. (2007) Characterization of Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) Effluents by Study of some Physicochemical Properties, J. Environ. Sc., 5: 105-115.
  19. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, F. Akhtar and M. U. Ahmad, “Study on the properties of blend rubber between grafted rubber latex and natural rubber latex by gamma radiation”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 45(7), 889-892, (2006).
  20. M. N. K. Chowdhury, A. K. M. M. Alam, N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, F. Akhtar, M. U. Ahmad, H. Rashid and R. Begum, “Radiation processed hydrogel of poly(vinyl)alcohol with biodegradable polysaccharides”, Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 16(3), 223-228 (2006).
  21. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, F. Akhtar and M. U. Ahmad, “Study on grafting of different types of acrylic monomers onto natural rubber by γ-rays”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 75, 168-172 (2006).
  22. Kafi, A. A. Abedin, M. Z. and Khan M. A. (2006): Study on the Mechanical Properties of Jute/Glass hybrid composites, Effect of UV radiation. J. Reinforced Plast. Comp. 25(6), 575-588.
  23. Khan, M. A., Bhattacharia, S. K., Kader, M. A. and Bahari, K. (2006): Preparation and Characterization of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Cured Bio-degradable Films of Sago Starch/PVA blend, Carbohydrate Polymers, 63, 500-5006.
  24. Khan, M. A. Haque N. Kafi, A. A., M. N. Alam, and Abedin, M. Z. (2006): Jute Reinforced Polymer Composite by Gamma Radiation: Effect of Surface Treatment with UV Radiation, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. 45(5), 607 – 613.
  25. Khan, M. A. Bhattacharia, S. K. Ahmad. M. M. and Asim, R. R. (2006): Effect of Pretreatment with Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation on the Physioco-mechanical Properties of Photo-cured Coir fiber (Cocos nucifera) with 1-ethyl 2-pyrolidone monomer, Polym-Plast. Technol. 45(4), 487 – 494.
  26. Khan, M. A. and Hassan, M. M. (2006): Effect of γ amino-silane on the performance of Jute-polycarbonate composite, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 100(6) 4142-41
  27. Alam, M. K. Khan M. A. and Lehmann, E. H. (2006): Comparative Study of Water Absorption Behavior in Biopol and Jute-reinforced Biopol Composite using Neutron Radiography Technique, J. Reinforced Plast. Comp. (Press).
  28. Khan, M. A. Hassan, M. M. Taslima, R. Mustafa, A. I. (2006): Role of Pretreatment with Potassium Permanganate and Urea on Mechanical and Degradable Properties of Photocured Coir (Cocos nucifera) Fiber with 1,6-Hexanediol Diacrylate, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 100(6), 4361-4368.
  29. Khan, M. A. Hassan, M. M. Taslima, R. Mustafa, A. I. (2006) Role of Urea on the Physico-Mechanical and Degradable Properties of Mercerized and Acid Hydrolyzed Coir (Cocos nucifera) Fibers Photocured with 1,6-Hexanediol Diacylate, Polym-Plast. Technol. 44(5), 1003 – 1023.
  30. Khan, M. A., Khan, R. A., Aliya, B. S. and Nasreen, Z. (2006): Effect of Pretreatment with UV and Gamma Radiations on the Modification of Plywood Surface by Photocuring with Epoxy Acrylate, J. Polym. Environment, 14(1) 111-118.
  31. Al-Hefne J., Al-Dayel O., Chowdhury D.A., Al-Belawi, S. (2006) Major, minor and trace metal composition of some selected vegetables, J. Trop. Agric. and Fd. Sc. 34(2): 237–248.
  32. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque and F. Akhtar, “Variation of physico-chemical properties of radiation cross-linked rubber with storage time”, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 23(5), 497-501 (2005) [Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company].
  33. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque and F. Akhtar, “Effect of kappa-carrageenan on the properties of poly(vinylpyrrolidone) hydrogel prepared by the application of radiation”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 44(7), 1339-1346 (2005) [Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, USA].
  34. M. E. Haque, K. Makuuchi, F. Yoshii, H. Mitomo and K. Ikeda, “A new trend in radiation vulcanization of natural rubber latex with a low energy electron beam”, Polymer Journal, 37(5), 333-339 (2005) [Publisher: The Society of Polymer Science, Japan].
  35. M. E. Haque, K. Makuuchi, F. Yoshii and H. Mitomo, “Role of synthetic antioxidants on the aging property of electron beam irradiated natural rubber”, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 23(4), 363-366 (2005).
  36. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque and F. Akhtar, “Synthesis of hydrogel from aqueous solution of poly(vinylpyrrolidone) with agar by gamma-rays irradiation,” Polymer- Plastics Technology and Engineering, 44(2), 243-251 (2005).
  37. M. A. Haque, M. U. Ahmad, F. Akhtar, N. C. Dafader, A. K. M. M. Alam and M. E. Haque, “Role of leaching on the properties of γ-rays irradiated blend rubber films”, Nuclear Science and Applications, 14(2), 12-17 (2005).
  38. N. C. Dafader, A. B. M. S. Islam, M. E. Haque, M. Maniruzzaman and F. Akhtar, “Study on the gel formation behavior of Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone with gamma radiation”, Nuclear Science and Applications”, 14(1), 55-59 (2005).
  39. Khan M. A., Miha, J., and Khan, A. H. (2005): Mechanical and Dielectrical Properties of Jute Reinforced LDPE Composite, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. 44, 1-15.
  40. Islam, M. N., Khan M. A. and Zaman M. A. (2005): Comparative Study of water absorption behavior of wood and wood plastic composites of Simul using film neutron radiography, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. 44, 1457-1465.
  41. Islam, M. N, and Khan, M. A, (2005): Study of Defects and Water Absorption Behavior of Jute Reinforced Polyurethane composite by using Film Neutron Radiography, J. Reinforced Plast. Comp. 24, 1697-1703.
  42. Khan, M. A., R. Taslima and Mustafa, A. I. (2005): Effect of Urea on Mechanical and Degradable properties of Photocured Coir Fiber with 1, 6 – Hexane dioldiacrylate (HDDA), Polym-Plast Technol. (Press).
  43. Hasan, M. M., Khan M. A. and Islam, M. R. (2005): Influence of Additives on the Performance of Photografted Jute Yarn with 3-(trimethoxy) propyl methacrylate, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization 10, 1-16.
  44. Hassan, M. M. Khan, M. A and Islam, M. R. (2005): Surface Modification of Cellulose by Radiation Pretreatments with Organo-siliane Monomer, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. 44( 5), 833-846
  45. Khan M. A., Bhattacharia, S. K., Kabir, S. K. M. H. Chowdhury A. M. S. A. and Rahman,M. M (2005): Effect of Mercerization on Surface Modification of Henequen (Agave Fourcroydes) Fiber By Photo-Curing With 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA) Polym-Plast. Technol. 44(6) 1079-1093.
  46. 29. Bhattacharia, S. K and Khan, M. A (2005): Application of Photo curing Technique on Wood Surface and its Prospects in Bangladesh, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interaction with Atom” of 236 (1-4), 359-365.
  47. 30. Haque, P., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Development and Modification of Ethylene Glycol Grafted Chitosan Films by Photocuring, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B:Beam Interaction with Atom 236 (1-4), :314-317.
  48. Khan, M. A., Shaheda, S., and Mustafa, A. I. (2005): Improvement of Physico-mechanical Properties Chitosan Films by Photo-curing with Acrylic monomers, J. Polym. Environ.13 (2), 193-201.
  49. Hassan M. M., Islam, M. R., Drzal, L. T. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Role of Amino-acid on in-situ Photografting of jute yarn with 3-(trimethoxy silyl)propyl methacrylate, J. Polym. Environ. 13(3) 293-300.
  50. Khan M. A. and Ahmed, M. M. (2005): Effect of Calcium Carbonate and methyl ethyl keton on the performance of Hardboard Surface Modification by Ultraviolet Radiation Curing Methods, J. Macro. Mol. Sci. Pure and Appl. Chem., 42(8), 1109-1126.
  51. Khan, M. A., Khabir, H., Ahmed, S. U. and Drzal, L. T. (2005): Effect of Mercerization on Surface Modification of Sisal Fiber with 2-hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA) by UV radiation, Polym-Plast. Technol. Eng. (Accepted).
  52. Khan, M. A., Taslima, R. and Mustafa, A. I. (2005): Role of Urea on Mechanical and Degradable properties of Photo-cured Coir Fiber (cocos nucifera) with 1, 6 – Hexane dioldiacrylate (HDDA), Polym-Plast Technol. Eng. (press).
  53. Haque M.R., Ahmed J.U., Chowdhury D.A., Ahmed M.K., Rahman M.S. (2005) Seasonal Variation of Heavy Metals Concentration in Surface water of the Rivers and Estuaries of Sundarban Mangrove Forest, J. Poll Res., 24(2):463-472
  54. Al-Hefne J., Al-Dayel O., Chowdhury D.A., Al-Ajyan T. (2005) Distribution and ICP-MS determination of heavy elements in the surfacial sand along the Red Sea coastline of Saudi Arabia, Atomic Spectroscopy., 26(2): 51-58
  55. M. F. Mina, M. E. Haque, F. J. Baltá Calleja, T. Asano and M. M. Alam, “Microhardness studies of the interphase boundary in rubber soften glassy polymer blends prepared with/without compatibilizer”, Journal of Macromolecular Science Part B-Physics, B43(5), 1005-1014 (2004). [Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, USA].
  56. M. A. Haque, M. U. Ahmad, F. Akhtar, N. C. Dafader and M. E. Haque, “Improvement of physico-chemical properties of rubber blends between non-irradiated and irradiated rubber latexes by radiation vulcanization”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 43(5), 1345-1353 (2004).
  57. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, F. Akhtar and M. U. Ahmad, “Study on the degradation of radiation vulcanized rubber in the natural environments”, Nuclear Science and Applications, 13(1,2), 21-26 (2004).
  58. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, F. Akhtar and M. U. Ahmad, “Determination of maturation period of natural rubber latex for radiation vulcanization”, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 28(1), 11-16 (2004).
  59. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, Y. N. Jolly, F. Akhtar and M. U. Ahmad, “Evaluation of the tensile properties of γ-rays irradiated rubber latex films prepared with different types of coagulants”, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 28(1), 35-42 (2004).
  60. Khan, M. A., Tasneem, S. S. and Rahman M. M. (2004): Enhancement of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Hardboard Surface by Photo-curing with Epoxy acrylate, Polym-Plast Technol. Eng. 43(2) 301-318.
  61. Khan, M. A., Habib, M. A., Rahman M. M. and Mustafa, A. I. (2004): Influences of Magnesium tri-Silicate on the Physical, Mechanical and Degradable Properties of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Cured Plain-board Surface, J. Polym. Environ. 12(4), 219-229.
  62. Khan, M. A. Hassan, M. M. and Drzal L. T. (2004): Effect of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Jute-Polycarbonate Composite, Composites, Part A: 71-81.
  63. Khan, M. A. and Drzal L. T. (2004): Characterization of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA)-Treated Jute Surface Cured by UV radiation, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 1-13.
  64. Khan, M. A., Shehrade, S. and Hasan M. M. (2004): Effect of Alkali and UV-radiation Pretreatment on Physical and Mechanical Properties of 1, 6, Hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA) Jute Yarn by UV radiation, J Appl. Polym. Sci 92, 18-24
  65. Haque M.R., Ahmed J.U., Chowdhury D.A., Ahmed M.K., Rahman M.S. (2004) Seasonal Variation of Heavy Metals Concentration in Sediments of the Rivers and Estuaries of Sundarban Mangrove Forest, Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc., 6(2): 175-185.
  66. Safiullah S., Ahmed G., Sultana M.S., Saadat A.H.M., Rahman M.S., Chowdhury D.A. (2004) Preliminary experimental study of chitosan and modified chitosan based materials for water purification with special emphasis on removal of arsenic, Jahangirnagar Univ. Jr. Sciences, 27: 41-47
  67. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, Y. N. Jolly, F. Akhtar and M. U. Ahmad, “Dependence of physico-chemical properties of radiation vulcanized natural rubber latex film on maturation time,” Polymer- Plastics Technology and Engineering, 42(2), 217-227 (2003).
  68. N. C. Dafader, M. E. Haque, F. Akhtar and Harun-or-Rashid “Study on radiation cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone hydrogel for medical application”, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 27(1), 57-63 (2003).
  69. Khan, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Gosh, M. K. Chowdhury, T. A. (2003): Mechanical Properties Study of Photo-cured Paperboard Surface Treated with Aliphatic Epoxy Diacrylate. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 87, 1774-1780.
  70. Hasan, M. M., Khan M. A. and Islam, M. R. (2003): Improvement of Physico-mechanical Properties of Jute yarn by Photografting with 3-(trimethoxysilyl)-propyl methacrylate, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 17(5) 737-750.
  71. Khan, M. A., Das, L. R., Khan, A. H, Ahmed, F. and Rahman, S. M. B. (2003): Study on the Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Photo-cured Jute Fabrics with 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA), J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 89 (3) 656-661.
  72. Aliya, B. S. Khan, M. A. and Mostafa, A. I. (2003): Modification of Plywood Surface with Epoxy Acrylate by Photocuring., Polym.-Plast Technol. Eng. 42(1), 123-138
  73. Sawpan, M. A. Khan, M. A. Ali, K. M. I. and Abedin, Z. (2003): Modification of Jute Yarn Surface by Photo-grafting of Low Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) Monomers. J. Appl. Polym. Sci , 87 (6): 993-1000
  74. Hasan, M. M., Khan M. A. and Islam, M. R. (2003): Influence of Additives on the Performance of Photografted Jute Yarn with 3-(trimethoxy)propyl methacrylate, Polymer Analysis and Characterization (Press).
  75. Hasan, M. M., Khan M. A., and Islam, M. R. (2003): Influence of Mercerization and UV Radiation treatment on the Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Photo-grafted Jute Yarn with Silane and Acrylamide, Polym-Plast Technol. Eng. 42(4) 515-531.
  76. Khan, M. A., Siraj, M. S. Rahman. M. A. and Drzal, L. T. (2003): Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Coir fiber (Cacus nucifera) with 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA) by Photocuring, Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng. 42 (2) 253-265.
  77. Beg, D. H. Khan, M. A. Ali, K. M. I. and Abedin, Z. (2003): Characterization of UV-cured Wood Surface, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 89, 3826-3834.
  78. Khan, M. A., Shaheda, S., and Mustafa, A. I. (2003): Study on Photo-cured Bio-blend Films of Chitosan/PVA and PEO/PVA with Acrylic monomers, J. Macro. Mole. Sci. Pure and App. Chem. A40 (8) 817-832.
  79. Islam, M. N., Khan, M. A., Zaman, M. A. and Matsubayshi M. (2003): Study of Water absorption Behavior of Wood Plastic Composite by Neutron Radiography Technique, Polym.-Plast Technol. Eng. 42(5), 925 – 934.
  80. Khan, M. A., Shehrzade, S. and Hasan M. M. (2003): Effect of Pre-treatment with Gamma-radiation on Physical and Mechanical Properties of 1, 6, Hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA) Jute Yarn by UV Radiation, Polym.-Plast Technol. Eng. 42(5), 795 - 810.
  81. Hasan, M. M., Islam, M. R., Sawpan, M. A. and Khan M. A. (2003): Effect of Silane on Mechanical and Degradable Properties of Photografted Jute Yarn with Acrylamide. J Appl. Polym. Sci, 89, 3530-3538.
  82. Hasan, M. M., Islam, M. R. and Khan M. A (2003): Role of Amino acid on Mechanical Properties of 779-793.
  83. Khan M. A., Rahman, M. S. and Islam, M. N. (2003): Influence of Co-diluents on Physical and Mechanical Properties Jute Fabrics Improved by UV cured Coatings with Urethane Acrylate, Polym.-Plast Technol. Eng. 42(3), 399-413.Photo-grafted Jute Yarn with Acrylamide, Polym-Plast Tecnol. Eng. 42(5).

Contribution to Symposium/ Proceedings

  1. E. Haque, K. Makuuchi, H. Mitomo, K. Ikeda, F. Yoshii and T. Kume, “Radiation vulcanization of natural rubber latex with low energy accelerator-II”, Proceeding of the Takasaki Symposium on Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers in Asia, Oct. 1-2, 2001, JAERI, Takasaki, Japan, JAERI-Conf 2002-003, March 2002, p. 161-170.
  2. E. Haque, K. Makuuchi, H. Mitomo, K. Ikeda, F. Yoshii and T. Kume, “Radiation vulcanization of natural rubber latex with low energy accelerator”, Proceeding of the Takasaki Symposium on Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers, Nov. 23-24, 2000, JAERI, Takasaki, Japan, JAERI-Conf 2001-005, March 2001, p 157-165.
  3. M. E. Haque, K. Makuuchi, H. Mitomo, K. Ikeda, F. Yoshii and T. Kume, “Recent progress in RVNRL”, Int’l Symposium on Radiation Technology in Emerging Industrial Applications, Beijing, China, Nov. 6-10, 2000, IAEA-SM-365/17, p. 34-35.
  4. M. E. Haque, H. Mitomo, K. Makuuchi, K. Ikeda, F. Yoshii and T. Kume, “Radiation vulcanization of natural rubber latex with ND-A as a new sensitizer”, Autumn meeting, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, Oct. 5-6, 2000, Fiber Preprints, Vol. 55, No. 3.
  5. Haydaruzzaman, M. A Khan, Md. Abul Hossain and Ruhul A. Khan (2007). Production of Jute Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites: Effect of Pre and post Treatment of the composites using Gamma Radiation, Annual conference of Bangladesh Physical Society, BUET, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, May 04-05.
  6. Ruhul A khan, Imteajul Huque, M. A. Khan, T. Islam and Christopher Rudd (2007). Preparation and characterization of phosphate glass fiber and jute fibre reinforced poly (caprolactone) Based Composites, Annual conference of Bangladesh Physical Society, BUET, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, May 04-05.
  7. Zina Nasreen, M. A. Khan, A. I. Mustafa and Ruhul A. Khan (2007). Preparation of Chitosan reinforced cellulose composites for biomedical applications, Annual conference of Bangladesh Physical Society, BUET, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, May, 04-05.
  8. Zaria Zaman Chowdhury, Feroj Ahmed, M. A. Khan and A. M. Chowdhury (2006). Modification of Hessian cloth using ethylene glycol (EG) monomer thermal curing, 29th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Chemical Society, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 09-11.
  9. P. Haque, A. I. Mustafa, M. A. Khan, M. M. Rahman (2006). Modification of photocured chitosan films with 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate, 29th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Chemical Society, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 09-11.
  10. Ashraf, S., Mustafa A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Surface modification of pure cellulose (filter paper whatman 41) with 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidon (NVP) by photocuring: effect of urea, The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  11. Haque, P. Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Study on the mechanical properties of photo-cured chitosan films with ethylene glycol, The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  12. Jahan, T.F.A, Mustafa, A.I. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Modification and characterization of oil palm empty fruit bunch (Elaeis guineensis) fiber by photo-curing with different acrylic monomers and various functionalities, The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  13. Chowdhury, T.R., Mustafa A.I. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Modification of jute yarn with ethylene glycol (EG) by photocuring: effect of surface treatment with KMnO4 along with UV radiation, The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  14. Ashraf, K.M., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Role of urea on the physico-mechanical and degradable properties of mercerized and acid hydrolyzed coir (Cocos nucifera) fiber photocured (uv irradiated) with 1, 6-hexanediol diacrylate” The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  15. Alam, M. R., Mondal,I. H. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Study on Physico Mechanical Properties of Photocured films with oligomer and Acrylic Monomers,The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  16. Bhattacharia, S. K., Khan, M. A. and Kader M.A. (2005): Modification of Physico- Mechanical Properties of Sago starch/PVA film using Ultraviolet ray and monomer, The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  17. Khan, M. A., Bhattacharia, S. K. and Aziz, A. (2005): Preparation of seaweed (Sodium Alginate) Bio-Blends with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVA) by Photocuring, The 10th International Conference on Radiation Curing RADTECH ASIA 2005, Shanghai, China. May 23-26, 2005.
  18. Kafi, A. A., Abedin, M. Z. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Jute/glass reinforced unsaturated polyester hybrid composite: Effect of UV radiation” Third International Workshop on Green Material, (IWGC-3) 2005, Kyoto Japan, March 16-17, 2005
  19. Khan, M. A. and Drzal, L.T. (2005): Effect of 2-hyddroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Unidirectional Jute-Vinyl-ester Composites, Third International Workshop on Green Material, (IWGC-3) 2005, Kyoto Japan March 16-17, 2005.
  20. Hassan M. M. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Effect of pretreatment with UV radiation on the performance of Photocured/Photografted Natural fiber with acrylic monomers, Third International Workshop on Green Material, (IWGC-3) 2005, Kyoto Japan. March 16-17, 2005.
  21. Bhattacharia, S. K., Rahman, S.M. Yousuf, M A. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Effect of surface pretreatment with UV and Gamma radiation on the Physico Mechanical properties of the Jute reinforced polypropylene composite, Third International Workshop on Green Material, (IWGC-3) 2005, Kyoto Japan, March 16-17, 2005.
  22. Kafi, A.A., Abedin, M. Z. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Effect of Ultraviolet irradiated surface modification on the Physico-mechanical properties of Jute/glass fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester hybrid composite, Third International Workshop on Green Material, (IWGC-3) 2005, Kyoto Japan, March 16-17, 2005.
  23. Khan, M. A. (2005): Sustainable bio-composites from natural fibers: new prospective in the green materials world, The Regional Conference of Bangladesh Physical Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh. February 1, 2005.
  24. Khan, M. A., Bhattacharia, S. K., Ganster, J. and Fink, H. P. (2005): Study on Mechanical, Thermal Water Uptake Properties of Natural And Man-Made Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Polypropylene Composites, The 4th International Conference on Fracture Polymers Composites Adhesives, September 11-14, 2005 Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
  25. Bhattacharia, S. K. Rahman, S. M. M. Yousuf, A. and Khan, M. A. (2005): Effect of pretreatment of Jute fiber with UV and gamma radiation on the properties of jute fiber reinforced polypropylene composite, The 4th International Conference on Fracture Polymers Composites Adhesives, September 11-14, 2005 Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
  26. Khan, M A. Shaheda S. and Fink H. P. (2004): Preparation and characterization of biodegradable photo-cured chitosan films with acrylic monomers, The 6th International Conference of European Chitin Society EUCHIS-2004, Poznan, Poland. August 31-September. 3, 2004.
  27. Rahman, M. M., Kabir, S.E. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Study on physico-mechanical properties of bioblends of chitosan/acrylamide by photocuring with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylat (HEMA), The 6th International Conference of European Chitin Society EUCHIS-2004, Poznan, Poland. August 31-September. 3, 2004.
  28. Haque, P., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Preparation and characterization of photo-cured bioblend of chitosan and ethylene glycol, The 6th International Conference of European Chitin Society EUCHIS-2004, Poznan, Poland. August 31-September. 3, 2004.
  29. Alam, M. R., Mondal, I. H. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Mechanical and biodegradable properties of photoinitiator chitosan/starch and chitosan/PVA blended films with oligomer and monomer, The 6th International Conference of European Chitin Society EUCHIS-2004, Poznan, Poland. August 31-September. 3, 2004.
  30. Alam, M. R., Mondal, I. H. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Improvement of physico-mechanical properties of chitosan/urea blended film with 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidon (NVP) by photocuring, The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  31. Amin, M. R., Kabir, S.E. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Preparation and characterization of bio-degradable polymer blend of PVA/starch by photocuring with 2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate (HEMA), The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  32. Bhattacharia, S. K., Khan, M. A., Kader, M.A. and Saha, M. S. (2004): Preparation and Characterization of Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation cured Bio-degradable films of Sago starch/PVA, The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  33. Hassan, M.M., Islam, M.R. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Role of Acids on in situ Photografting of Jute Yarn with Organo-Silane Monomer” The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  34. Chowdhury, R., Kabir, S.E. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Effect of different fillers and additives on the performance of photo-cured Partex board, The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  35. Khan, M. A. and Drzal, L.T. (2004): Effect of Novel Coupling Agent on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Unidirectional Jute-Vinyl-ester Composites, The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  36. Kafi, A. A. Abedin, M.Z. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Effect of UV radiation on the Mechanical properties of jute/glass reinforced unsaturated Polyester hybrid composite The International Symposium on Advanced Material and Processing ISAMAP-2K4, Indian Institute of Technology, December 6-8, 2004.
  37. Haque, P., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2004): Development and modification of ethylene glycol grafted chitosan films by Photocuring, International Conference on Ionizing Radiation and Polymer IRap2004, Belgium, September 25-30, 2004.
  38. S. K. Bhattacharia and Khan, M. A. (2004): Application of photo curing technique on wood surface and its prospects in Bangladesh” International Conference on Ionizing Radiation and Polymer IRap2004, Belgium, September 25-30, 2004.
  39. Khan M. A., Ganster, J. and Fink, H. P. (2004): Natural and Man-made Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Polypropylene Composites, 5th Global Wood and Natural Fibers Composites Symposium, Kassel, April 26-27, 2004.
  40. Khan, M. A. and Drzal, L. T. (2004): Effect of Amino–Silane on the Performance of Jute fiber Reinforced Polycarbonate Composite, The 3rd USM-JIRCAS Joint International Symposium “Lignocellulose: Materials for the Future form the Topics’ 9-11 March 2004, Penung, Malaysia.
  41. Hassan, M. M. Islam, M. R. and Khan M. A. (2004): Effect of Amino Acids on in situ Photografting of jute Yarn with Silane, 5th Global Wood and Natural Fibers Composites Symposium, Kassel, April 26-27, 2004.
  42. Hassan, M. M. Islam, M. R. and Khan M. A. (2004): Role of Pretreatment with Ultraviolet Radiation on Mechanical Performance of Photo-grafted Jute Yarn with Acrylic Monomers, The 2nd International Conference on Structure, Processing and Properties of Materials, SPPM 2004, 25-27, Feb. 2004, Dhaka Bangladesh, pp 266-272.
  43. Khan, M. A. and Khan, R. A. (2003): Modification of Plywood Surface by Photocuring: Effect of Fillers and Pretreatment, The 9th International Conference on Radiation Curing RadTech. Asia’ 03, 3-6 June 2003 Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama, Japan.
  44. Khan M. A. (2003): Surface Modification of Natural Fibers By Photografting and Photocuring, Fourth International Symposium on Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, June 9-11, 2003, Orlando, Fl. USA.
  45. Habib, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Improvement of Plain Board Surface with Epoxy Diacrylate by Photocuring: Effect of Additives, The 9th International Conference on Radiation Curing RadTech Asia’ 03, 3-6 June 2003Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama, Japan.
  46. Shehrzade, S. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Modification of Jute yarn by Photografting with HDDA: Influence of Pretreatment with Radiation (UV and Gamma) and Alkali, The 9th International Conference on Radiation Curing RadTech Asia’ 03, 3-6 June 2003 Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama, Japan.
  47. Khan, M. A. (2003): Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites: New Challenges and Opportunities, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  48. Beg, M. H., Abidin, M. Z. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Modification of Wood Surface by UV-cured Polymer Coating, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  49. Ahmed, F., Chowdhury, A. M. S. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Effect of Pretreatment and Additive in the Improvement on Mechanical Properties of Jute yarn by Thermal Method, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  50. Ferdous, S., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Surface Modification of Polypropylene Film by in-situ Photo- grafting with Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate (EGDMA) Monomer, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  51. Ara, J., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Influence of Additives of Different Functionalities on the Modification of Sisal (agavea sisalana) Fiber by Photocuring, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  52. Chowdhury, Z. Z., Chowdhury, A. M. S. and Khan M. A. (2003): Improvement of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Hessian Cloth by Grafting of Acrylic Monomers by Thermal Method, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  53. Ferdous, S., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Modification of Chitosan Polymeric Film and its Bio-blend Extracted from Prawn Shell Waste by Photocuring with Acrylic Monomers, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  54. Habib, M. A., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Effect of Additives on the Curing of Plain Board (Partex) Surface with Epoxy Acrylate by UV Radiation, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  55. Hassan, M. M., Islam, M. R. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Influence of Pretreatment with Radiation on the Performance of Photografted Jute yarn with 3-trimethoxysilyl Propylmethacrylate, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  56. Ripon, S. H., Beg, D. H., Abedin, M. Z. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Preparation and Characterization of Bio- degradable Polymer Films from Jiga (Lannea Grandis Dennest) Gum using UV – Radiation, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  57. Shehrzade, S. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Effect of Pretreatment on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Jute yarn Photocured with 1,6-Hexanediol Diacrylate (HDDA), International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  58. Sultana, A., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Effect of Chemical and Radiation Pretreatments on the Mechanical and Degradable Properties of Photocured Coir (cocos nucifera) Fiber with Acrylic Monomers, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.
  59. Taslima, R., Mustafa, A. I. and Khan, M. A. (2003): Influence of Different Surface Treatments on the Modification of Coir (cocos nucifera) Fiber by Photocuring, International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 11-13 January, 2003, JU, Dhaka.


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