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Environmental Science Department, Faculty of Science, Port-Said University, Egypt.

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Khalid Elwakeel


Environmental Science Department, Faculty of Science, Port-Said University, 
Egypt B.O.X: 42521.

Research Interests:

  • Polymer synthesis
  • Adsorption
  • Environmental remediation
  • Kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Water and waste water purification


  • Dr. Khalid Z. Elwakeel, who holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Physical Chemistry, is the associate professor of the environmental chemistry at Port-Said University, Egypt. Currently; Elwakeel works as associate professor at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has more than fifty research articles published in the international journals as well as four books. 
  • He is an editorial board member and reviewer of some international journals. Elwakeel reviewed more than 400 research article for 90 international journals in the field of environmental research. 
  • In addition to the academic and research experience, Elwakeel has practical experience in drinking water companies (private and governmental), and he worked for four years as an inspector for the drinking water quality and efficiency of sewage treatment in the Egyptian water and wastewater regulatory Agency. 
  • It worth to mention that Dr. Elwakeel is the recipient of (i) Award of the Kingdome of Saudi Arabia for the environmental management in the Islamic world October 2017 (the first prize under category "Best research (ISESCO). (ii) The Egyptian Order of Distinction (first class) from the president of Egypt, for the scientific achievements, (iii) The Egyptian Encouragement Prize in Chemical Sciences (Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt). (iv) The Misr El-Kheir Award for the best publication, 2013 (Egypt). 
  • And (v) the Award of professor, Dr. Faiza Al-Kharafi in the field of basic science, 2010 (Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt).


  1. Asem A. Atia, Ahmed M. Donia, Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Selective Separation of Mercury(II) using a synthetic resin containing amine and mercaptan as chelating groups, Reactive & Functional polymers 56 (2005) 267-275.
  2. Asem A. Atia, Ahmed M. Donia, Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Adsorption behavior of non-transition metal ions on a synthetic chelating resin bearing iminoacetate functions, Separation and Purification Technology 43 (2005) 43–48.
  3. A.M. Donia, A.A. Atia, Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Gold(III) recovery using synthetic chelating resins with amine, thio and amine/mercaptan functionalities, Separation and Purification Technology 42 (2005) 111–116.
  4. A.M. Donia, A.A. Atia. Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Recovery of gold(III) and silver(I) on a chemically modified chitosan with magnetic properties, hydrometallurgy 87 (2007) 197-206. 
  5. Asem A. Atia, Ahmed M. Donia, Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Selective separation of Mercury(II) using magnetic chitosan resin modified with Schiff's base derived from thiourea and glutaraldehyde, Journal of hazardous materials 151 (2008) 372-379.
  6. M.A. Abd El-Ghaffar, Z.H. abdel Wahab, Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Extraction and separation studies of silver(I) and copper(II) from their aqueous  solution using a chemically modified melamine resins, Hydrometallurgy 96 (2009) 27–34.
  7. M.A. Abd El-Ghaffar, M.H. Mostafa, Khalid Z. ELwakeel, Adsorption of Silver (I) on Synthetic Chelating Polymer Derived from 3-Amino-1, 2, 4-Triazole-5-Thiol and Glutaraldehyde, Chemical engineering journal 151 (2009) 30-38.
  8. Khalid Z. ELwakeel, Asem A. Atia, Ahmed M. Donia, Removal of Mo(VI) as Oxoanions from Aqueous Solutions using Chemically Modified Magnetic Chitosan Resins,  Hydrometallurgy 97 (2009) 21-28.
  9. Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Removal of Reactive Black 5 from Aqueous Solutions using Magnetic Chitosan Resins, Journal of Hazardous Materials 167 (2009) 383 –392.
  10. Khalid Z. Elwakeel, Removal of As(V) from aqueous solution using glycidyl methacrylate resin immobilized with Cu(II)-tetraethylenepentamine complex, Water Science and Technology 9 (2) (2009) 181-190.