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Salahaddin University Erbil
Iraq - Arbil - North, Iraq

Salahaddin University-Erbil is the oldest and biggest higher education institution in Kurdistan region. It is located in Erbil , capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Salahaddin University-Erbil was established in 1968 and was originally based in Sulaimani. It was moved to Erbil in 1981. Initially, the university included seven Colleges: Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Administration, Arts, Education, and Medicine. In 1985, a college of Law and Politics was added, followed by the colleges of Dentistry in 1995. Several more were established in the following years so that by 2004, the university offered courses in 22 departments. In 2005, the departments of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy splitted from Salahaddin University to establish Hawler Medical University. The University is a member of the International Association of Universities and grants various academic degrees and certificates to qualified individuals, including Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Science , Master of Arts , Master of Science , and Doctorate of Philosophy . A Medical degree is also granted by the Medical College. Wikipedia.

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Sardar A.S.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences | Year: 2017

Potentilla lignosa Willd is a new additional species to the Rosaceae family in Iraq, from Qandil mountain (north-east of Erbil) within Rowanduz district (MRO). The identity of the species was confirmed by identification using keys in the available references, morphological description was prepared, and some discriminative characters are given in the associated figures. In addition, some characters of the pollen grains have been studied such as shapes, colors, sizes and numbers.

Dalaram I.S.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Potravinarstvo | Year: 2017

Legumes, including lupins, beans, lentil and chickpea, are one of the most important crops in the world because of their nutritional quality. Lupin seeds have been used as human food and animal feed since ancient times. It was known that antioxidant photochemical in foods have many health benefits including prevention of various diseases associated with oxidative stress such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuro-degeneration and diabetes. Lupin grains are rich sources of complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants can be found naturally in foods. Total polyphenols content and antioxidant activity were measured in four varieties of lupin, namely in white lupin, blue lupin, yellow lupin and Mutabilis lupin species. A majority of antioxidants naturally present in foods occur in phenolic structures and especially in flavonoid structures. The content of the total polyphenols was determined by using the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent (FCR). Antioxidant activity was measured by using a compound DPPH (2.2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl). In the present experiment according to the average contents of total polyphenols (TPC) in dry matter of lupin seeds there was the following line: L. Angustifolius (blue) lupin (696.212 mg GAE.100g-1) > L. Albus (white) lupin (614.13 mg GAE.100g-1) > L. Luteus (yellow) lupin (467.78 mg GAE.100g-1) > L. Mutabilis (pearl) lupin (367.36 mg GAE.100g-1). Based on the measured values of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of lupin samples can be classified as follows: L. Albus (white) lupin (43.44%) >L. Angustifolius (blue) lupin (38.27%) >L. Luteus (yellow) lupin (22.29%) >L. Mutabilis (Pearl) lupin (20.80%). The relationship of antioxidant capacity with total polyphenolic was discussed. According to used statistical analyzes. Correlation between the phenolic contents and antioxidant capacity was significantly positive (r = 0.88). Our results confirmed that legumes can be a good source of bioactive compounds in the human nutrition. The main objective of the present work was to evaluated the content of total polyphenols and an antioxidant capacity of four Lupine species. © 2017 Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, License.

Maass A.,University of Padua | Suitner C.,University of Padua | Nadhmi F.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General | Year: 2014

In Western cultures, human interactions are generally envisaged such that the agent appears on the left, the recipient on the right, with action flowing from left to right. Here we explore the joint influence of 2 mechanisms driving such spatial asymmetries: the embodiment of script direction and the order in which subject and object are mentioned. A comparison of 3 language communities (Italian, Malagasy, Arabic) differing in script direction (left-right for Italian and Malagasy and right-left for Arabic) and in subject-object order (subject-verb-object in Italian and Arabic and verb-object-subject in Malagasy) provides evidence for the assumption that both mechanisms contribute to the spatial asymmetry. © 2013 American Psychological Association.

Abdulla N.A.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering | Year: 2015

An important aspect of sustainable construction is the recycling or reuse of the construction and demolition (C&D) waste to maintain a friendly green environment. The wide range of building materials and its compositions inhibit the efficient waste management and complete recycling after demolishing. To contribute in this field and promote the use of local waste as 100% alternative coarse aggregate in construction industry, an experimental program was carried out using samples of main Iraqi building C&D waste. The types of aggregate used represent the three main constituents within recycled aggregates: unbound stone, crushed concrete, and crushed brick. Tests for mechanical properties of different types of recycled aggregate included crushing value and abrasion resistance. Using multilinear correlation analysis, the influences of these aggregate characteristics and other parameters on the properties of recycled aggregate concrete were evaluated. The results showed that the performance of the concrete containing each type of RA was largely influenced by the aggregate nature and quality, in addition to attached mortar content. © 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Fadhil A.M.,Salahaddin University Erbil
International Journal of Digital Earth | Year: 2011

Iraq has suffered severely from drought in recent years and the year 2008 was the driest, particularly in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. This study incorporated Geoinformation technology into mapping the drought that severely affected the Kurdistan region in the years 2007-2008. Geoinformation technology provides support in the theories, methods and techniques for building, and development of Digital Earth aspect. Five vegetation, soil, water, and land surface temperature (LST) indices were applied to two Landsat 7 ETM + imageries of June 2007 and June 2008, to assess the drought impacts in Erbil governorate Kurdistan during the study period. The indices that were employed in this study were Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, Bare Soil Index, Normalized Differential Water Index, Tasseled Cap Transformation Wetness, and LST. The results revealed a significant decrease in the vegetative cover (56.7%) and a decline in soil/vegetation wetness (29.9%) of the total study area. Likewise, there was a significant reduction in the water bodies surface area in the region such as Dokan Lake, which lost 32.5% of its surface area in comparison with the previous year, 2007. The study results showed that the soil moisture content was the most effective actor on the vegetative cover, LST, and drought status in the study area. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Reshid T.S.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Journal of Fusion Energy | Year: 2013

Fusion serves an inexhaustible energy for humankind. Although there have been significant research and development studies on the inertial and magnetic fusion reactor technology, Furthermore, there are not radioactive nuclear waste problems in the fusion reactors. In this study, (n, p) reactions for some structural fusion materials such as 27Al, 51V, 52Cr, 55Mn and 56Fe have been investigated. The new calculations on the excitation functions of 27 Al(n, p) 27 Mg, 51 V(n, p) 51 Ti, 52 Cr(n, p) 52 V, 55 Mn(n, p) 55 Cr and 56 Fe(n, p) 56 Mn reactions have been carried out up to 30 MeV incident neutron energy. Statistical model calculations, based on the Hauser-Feshbach formalism, have been carried out using the TALYS-1.0 and were compared with available experimental data in the literature and with ENDF/B-VII, T = 300 K; JENDL-3.3, T = 300 K and JEFF-3.1, T = 300 K evaluated libraries. © 2012 The Author(s).

Muhamad S.G.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Arabian Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2010

The photocatalytic transformation of the insecticide chlorpyrifos O,O-diethyl-O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyl) phosphorothioate have been studied in different types of natural waters such as lake, river, ground as well as in distilled and drinking water under natural sun light and simulated irradiation sources. Physico-chemical properties of the natural water were determined which were chosen as the major indicators (namely pH, electric conductivity, turbidity, Cl-, Na+, K+, NO3-, SO42 -, PO43 - and NH4+). Kinetic experiments were monitored using high performance liquid chromatography connected with UV-spectrophotometer detector. It was found that the photocatalytic degradation in all systems used in this work exhibited pseudo-first-order kinetics. The degradation rate constants were always higher for the heterogeneous catalysis in a system (TiO2/UV) compared to the systems (radiation alone, TiO2/visible or TiO2/sun). © 2010.

Omar M.S.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Materials Research Bulletin | Year: 2012

A model, based on the ratio number of surface atoms to that of its internal, is derived to calculate the size dependence of lattice volume of nanoscaled materials. The model is applied to Si, Sn and Au nanoparticles. For Si, that the lattice volume is increases from 20 3 for bulk to 57 3 for a 2 nm size nanocrystals. A model, for calculating melting point of nanoscaled materials, is modified by considering the effect of lattice volume. A good approach of calculating size-dependent melting point begins from the bulk state down to about 2 nm diameter nanoparticle. Both values of lattice volume and melting point obtained for nanosized materials are used to calculate lattice thermal expansion by using a formula applicable for tetrahedral semiconductors. Results for Si, change from 3.7 × 10 -6 K -1 for a bulk crystal down to a minimum value of 0.1 × 10 -6 K -1 for a 6 nm diameter nanoparticle. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Ibrahim K.A.,Salahaddin University Erbil
Arabian Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2013

Due to the advantages of material abundance and synthetic simplicity, polyaniline can be used as a high capacity cathode material. However, its practical application in battery has been hindered by poor electrochemical utilization and cycling instability. To solve these problems, we synthesized the Polyaniline-co-o-nitroaniline aniline. The copolymers were synthesized for 1:1 and 1:4 M ratios of aniline and o-nitroaniline in acidic medium using ammonium persulfate as oxidant and their properties were compared with that of polyaniline. The prepared samples have been characterized using number of techniques including Raman spectroscopy, FTIR, UV-vis, and conductivity. The polymers showed less electrical conductivity than polyaniline. Unlike polyaniline, the presence of nitro group caused higher frequency dependence of electrical conductivity. The FTIR bands at 1560, 1306 and 1148 cm-1 are corresponding to the polyaniline salt. The Raman band observed in the range of 1100-1140 cm-1 is the characteristic of conductive polyaniline and is due to the charge delocalization on the polymer backbone. © 2013 King Saud University.

Mustafa S.,Salahaddin University Erbil | Mohammed B.,University of Queensland | Abbosh A.,University of Queensland
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters | Year: 2013

Two novel preprocessing techniques are applied to reinforce the detection performance and the image quality in microwave imaging systems designed for brain stroke detection. The image of energy distribution is obtained by applying a delay-and-sum beamforming to the backscattered signals measured using a hemielliptical array of 16 corrugated tapered slot antenna elements surrounding the head. The beamformer forms a spatially filtered combination of time-delayed response of scattering points in the head exposed to microwave radiation over the band from 1 to 4 GHz. The proposed techniques are validated on a realistic head phantom that is fabricated to emulate the electrical properties of real human head. The results show how the proposed techniques enable the detection and localization of hemorrhagic stroke accurately. © 2002-2011 IEEE.

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