Selected Publications


1. Ahmad Galadima; Comparative Biodiesel Production from Two   Nigerian Oils: Toward Achieving Sustainable Fuel Economy. ISBN: 978-3-8454-0163-8.

 2. Ahmad Galadima and Zahraddeen N. Garba; Recent Issues in Environmental Science: "Including Incidences and Reports from Nigeria". ISBN: 978-3-8454-2915-1

3. Ahmad Galadima and Monday Uchenna Okoronkwo; Biogas and Biodiesel: Sciencde and Economics. ISBN: 978-3-8465-9523-7.

4. Ahmad Galadima, Zahraddeen Nasiru G. Getso and           Mustapha Danlami Garba; Carbon capture and storage in the fight for sustainable environment: Science and Prospects. ISBN: 978-3-8484-1134-4


Ahmad Galadima, Oki Muraza (2017) Stability improvement of zeolite catalysts under hydrothermal conditions for their potential applications in biomass valorization and crude oil upgrading. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 249, 1 September 2017, Pages 42-54.              

Lawal, A. M., Galadima, A., Sani, S., Ahmadu, N.G., Sa’adu, B. and Ibrahim, Y. (2016) Evaluation of Pollution Profile and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Open Refuse Dumps in Sokoto, Nigeria. IJSGS, 2(4) 1-5.

Ahmad Galadima, Oki Muraza (2016) A review on glycerol valorization to acrolein over solid acid catalysts. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers;

Ahmad Galadima, Oki Muraza (2016) Ring opening of hydrocarbons for diesel and aromatics production: Design of heterogeneous catalytic systems. Fuel, Volume 181, 1 October 2016, Pages 618–629.

Ahmad Galadima, Oki Muraza (2016) Sustainable Production of Glycerol Carbonate from By-product in Biodiesel Plant. Waste and Biomass Valorization, doi:10.1007/s12649-016-9560-y.

Ahmad Galadima, Oki Muraza (2016) Revisiting the oxidative coupling of methane to ethylene in the golden period of shale gas: A review. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, doi:10.1016/j.jiec.2016.03.027

M., Usman, A., Galadima, U. Z., Faruq and B. Y., Jibril (2016) Catalytic Influences of Dispersed copper Complex ion on Aquathermolysis of Heavy Crude Oil. International Journal of Science for Global Sustainability, 2(1): 1-10.

Lawal Abba,  A. Galadima, A. N. Baba – Kutigi and Musa Momoh (2016) Assessment of Human Exposures to Natural Sources of Radiation in Soils of the Cretaceous-Paleocene Formation of Sokoto Basin, Sokoto, Northwestern, Nigeria. International Journal of Science for Global Sustainability, 2(1): 86-96.

Zaharaddeen N. Garba, Idris Bello, Ahmad Galadima, Aisha Y. Lawal (2015) Optimization of adsorption conditions using central composite design for the removal of copper (II) and lead (II) by defatted papaya seed. Karbala International Journal of Modern Science, doi. doi:10.1016/j.kijoms.2015.12.002.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) In situ fast pyrolysis of biomass with zeolite catalysts for bioaromatics/gasoline production: A review. Energy Conversion and Management, 105: 338–354.

A. Galadima, Z.N. Garba, A.M. Lawal (2015) Catalytic upgrading of n-octane and n-hexane for light hydrocarbons production. International Journal of Science for Global Sustainability, 1(1): 1-7.

A. M. Lawal, A. Galadima1, A. Y. Zubairu2, I. Yakubu, M. Mukhtar, and I. Saidu, Z. I. Isa Y. Nasiru (2015) Evaluation of Heavy Metals Concentrations in Borehole Water from Talata Mafara Metropolis, Zamfara State, Nigeria. International Journal of Science for Global Sustainability, 1(1): 69-74.

Ahmad Galadima (2015) From Dustbin to Car and Jet Engines: A Revolution in the Energy Industry. A Seminar presented at the First University Seminar Series of Federal University Gusau, Nigeria, 16th December, 2015.

Galal Nasser, Teguh Kurniawan, Koji Miyake, Ahmad Galadima, Yuichiro Hirota, Norikazu Nishiyama, Oki Muraza (2015) Dimethyl ether to olefins over dealuminated mordenite (MOR) zeolites derived from natural minerals. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Doi. doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2015.12.032.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) Zeolite catalysts in upgrading of bioethanol to fuels range hydrocarbons: A review. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.jiec.2015.07.015


Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) Catalytic upgrading of bioethanol to fuel grade bio-butanol: A review. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01443.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) Waste to liquid fuels: potency, progress and challenges. International Journal of Energy Research, DOI: 10.1002/er.3360.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) From synthesis gas production to methanol synthesis and potential upgrade to gasoline range hydrocarbons: A Review. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2015.05.012.

Oki Muraza and Ahmad Galadima (2015) Aquathermolysis of heavy oil: A review and perspective on catalyst development. Fuel, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.04.065.

Zaharaddeen N. Garba, Zakariyya U. Zango, A. A. Babando and A. Galadima (2015) Competitive adsorption of dyes onto granular activated carbon. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 7 (4): 710-717.

Zaharaddeen N. Garba, Saiydah Ubam, Aliyu Abubakar Babando1 and Ahmad Galadima (2015) Quantitative Assessment of Heavy Metals from Selected Tea Brands Marketed in Zaria, Nigeria. Journal of Physical Science, Vol. 26(1), 43–51.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) Catalytic upgrading of vegetable oils into jet fuels range hydrocarbons using heterogeneous catalysts: A Review. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.jiec.2015.03.030.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) Recent Developments on Silicoaluminates and Silicoaluminophosphates in Methanol to Propylene: A Mini Review. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b00338.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2015) Role of Zeolite Catalysts for Benzene Removal from Gasoline via Alkylation: A Review. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.02.029.

Yusuf A.J., Galadima A., Garba, Z.N. and Nasir I (2015) Determination of some Heavy Metals in Soil Sample from Illela Garage in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Res.J.chem.sci., 5(2),8-10

M.D. Garba, A. Galadima (2015) Efficiencies of Green Chemistry Metrics in the Activities of Petroleum Refinery Process. International Science and Investigation Journal, 4(2): 65-87.

Oki Muraza and Ahmad Galadima (2015) A review on coke management during dry reforming of methane. International Journal of Energy Research. DOI: 10.1002/er.3295.

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2014) Hydroisomerization of sustainable feedstock in biomass-to-fuel conversion: A critical review. International Journal of Energy Research, DOI: 10.1002/er.3257.

Oki Muraza and Ahmad Galadima (2014) Isomerization and Alkylation of Biomass-Derived Compounds in Aqueous Media over Hydrophobic Solid Acid Catalysts: A Mini Review. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, DOI: 10.1021/ie503310p

Ahmad Galadima and Oki Muraza (2014)Biodiesel production from algae by using heterogeneous catalysts: A critical review. Energy. Available online 17 July 2014 In Press, DOI: 10.1016/

Zaharaddeen N. Garba, A. Galadima and Abdulfatai A. Siaka, 2014, Mineral Composition, Physicochemical Properties and Fatty Acids Profile of Citrullus Vulgaris Seed Oil. Research Journal of Chemical Sciences, Vol. 4(6), 1-6, June (2014).

S. Sani, A. Galadima and S. Y. Hussain (2014)  Spectroscopic, potentiometric and  Antimicrobial Activity of Ni(II) and Cu(II) Complexes with Schiff base Derived from salicylaldehyde and 2-aminophenol.,
Elixir Applied Chemistry, 68 (2014) 22076-22080

A. Galadima, L. Leke, A. Ismaila, S. Sani, Abdullahi, I(2014)  Chemistry and Materials Research, 6(2) 63-68.

A Galadima
, L. Leke, A. Ismaila, S. Sani, Abdullahi, I., M.U. Okoronkwo (2014) Chemical and Process Engineering Research, 19, 20-24

Galadima, A. and Bisiriyu, M.T (2013) Arsenic level determination in selected well water from Sokoto state, Nigeria. Elixir Pollution, 65, 19630-19632.
I. Hassan, A. Galadima, S. Girgisu (2013) Harnessing solar energy: From past to present. Elixir Space Science, 65,  19589.

Arzika, A.T., Musa, M., Ahmad, G. and Magami, I.M (2013) Synthesis and characterisation of Copper (II) Complex with N, N’- BIS (2-Nitrobenzyl) Ethylene diimine. Proceedings of  the Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, September, 2013.


Galadima, A. Ismail, A. Abdullahi, I. and Isah, H. (2013) Chemistry and Materials Research, 3(11) 73-78.


M. Abubakar, S.M. Dangoggo, A. Galadima (2013) Photocatalytic Conversion of Carbon dioxide into Methane and Methanol. Proceedings of  the Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, September, 2013.

Zahraddeen Nasiru Garba, Aliyu Abubakar Babando and Ahmad Galadima (2013) Trace metal content in different brands of cigarette sold in Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria. Elixir International Journal, Elixir Pollution, 58(2013)14667-14669.


H.N. Aliyu, S.Sani and A.Galadima (2013) Synthesis, analysis and antimicrobial screening of N-salicyl-o-hydroxyphenyleneiminato Co (II) complex. Elixir International Journal, Applied Chemistry, 58(2013)14696-14698.

K.J. Umar, M.L. Mohammed, A. Galadima, M.G. Liman, S.G. Umar and B. Umar (2012) Determination of the heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Fe and Zn) in some brands of sugar sold in Sokoto. Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition of Chemical Society of Nigeria., 2012, p77-79.

A. Galadima, M.U. Okoronkwo, D.G. Mustapha and L., Leke (2012) Petrol in Nigeria: a fuel or a killer/ Is shift to Hydroisomerisation not over due?. Elixir Online Journa, USA. Elixir Pollution, 43 (2012) 6893-6897.
Z.N. Garba and A. Galadima (2012) Urea and lectrolytes disorders in the blood of Zaria people, Nigeria. Elixir Appl. Biology 48 (2012) 9198-9201.
Leke Luter, Raphael Abah Onaji, Galadima Ahmad & Okoronkwo Monday Uchenna (2012) Phytochemical Screening and Anti-Microbial Activity Studies of the Root Extract ofAnthocleista Djalonensis (Cabbage Tree). International Journal of Chemistry, Canada, 4(4)37-44.
M.U. Okoronkwo, A. Galadima and L. Leke (2012) Advances in Biodiesel synthesis: from past to present. Elixir Online Journa, USA. Elixir Applied Chemistry 43 (2012) 6924-69451.
A. Galadima, R.PK. Wells and J.A. Anderson (2012) n-Alkane hydroconversion over carbided molybdena supported on sulfated zirconia. Applied Petrochemical Research, 1(1-4)35-43. DOI:10.1007/s13203-011-0004-0.
A. Galadima, R.PK. Wells and J.A. Anderson (2012) Hydroconversion of n-alkanes over carbided Rh/molybdena zirconia catalysts. Topics in Catalysis. DOI:10.1007/s11244-012-9877-0
Z.N. Garba1, C.E. Gimba, J. A. Kagbu and A. Galadima (2012) Arsenic in drinking water  from Kaduna state, Nigeria Elixir Pollution 44 (2012) 7126-7129.
  • Galadima, A, and Garba, Z.N (2012) Heavy metals pollution in Nigeria: causes and consequences. Elixir Pollution 45 (2012) 7917-7922.
  •  .N. Garba, 1C.E. Gimba , A. Galadima (2012) Arsenic Contamination of Domestic Water from Northern Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Technology, 2(1)55-60.
  •  O G Igbuma, L Lekeb,, M U Okoronkwo and A Galadima (2012) Polymerisation kinetics of clay filled epoxy resin surface coatings. Elixir Appl. Chem. 44 (2012) 7246-7250.
  • Garba, Z.N. and Galadima, A (2012) Carbon nanotubes and their Applications. CHEMCLASS Conference, June, 2012, ABU, Zaria-Nigeria.
  • A. Galadima, R.P.K Wells, J.A Anderson (2012) Hydroconversion of alkanes over sulphated zirconia supported Mo2C catalysts. 15th International Congress on Catalysis, 1-6th July 2012, Munich, Germany.
  • M.D. Garba and A. Galadima (2012)Anti-diarrhoea and phytochemical evaluation of Phoenix dactylifera L. extracts. Elixir Applied Chemistry 49, 9808-9812
  • Abdullahi, I., Isma'ila, A., Musa, A.O., Galadima, A (2011) Effect of Kinetic Parameters on Biogas Production from Local Substrate using a Batch Feeding Digester.  European Journal of Scientific Research (EJSR). Vol. 57, No. 4, pp.626-634.
  • Galadima, A., R.P.K Wells, J.A. Anderson (2011) Development of New Catalysts for n-Alkanes Hydroisomerisation. Poster presentation, European Catalysis Conference (EUROPACAT X), 28th August to 2nd September, 2011, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • NH.N. Aliyu, U. Sani and A. Galadima (2011) Synthesis, Antibacterial and Antifungal Investigations of Fe (II) complexes with Schiff Bases Derived From 2 – Hydroxy – 1 – Naphthaldehyde and Some Aliphatic Diamines. European Journal of Scientific Research (EJSR), 59 (2) pp.276-283.
  •  A. Galadima, Leke, L (2011)Comparative Assessment of Proposed Fiscal Models for Offshore Deep Water Petroleum Exploration in Nigeria. International Business Management-Elixir Online Journal, USA. Elixir International Business Management, 39 (2011) 5078-5083.
  • Galadima, A., Garba, Z.N., Almustapha, M.N., Leke, L., Adam, I.K (2011) Domestic water pollution among local communities in Nigeia-----causes and consequences. European Journal of Scientific Research (EJSR), 52 (4)592-603.
  • Galadima, A., Garba, Z.N., Ibrahim, B.M., Almustapha, M.N., Leke, L., Adam, I.K (2011) Biofuels production in Nigeria: The policy and public opinions. Journal of Sustainable Development (JSD), Canada. 4(4)22-31.
  • Ibrahim Khalil Adam, Ahmad Galadima, Auwalu Inuwa Muhammad (2011) Biofuels in the Quest for Sustainable Energy Development.   Journal of Sustainable Development (JSD), 4,3, 10-19.  
  • Ibrahim Khalil Adam, Adamu Jibrin Alhassan,  Ahmad Galadima (2011)Spectroscopic Assessment of Groundwater around Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State Nigeria. International Journal of Chemistry, 21(1)21-28.
  • Gumel S.M, Ibrahim B.M and Galadima A (2011) Kinetics of Dyeing Cotton Fabrics with Dye Extracts from Plants. International Journal of Chemistry and  Applications (IJCA),Volume 3, Number 2 (2011), pp. 123-129.
  •  G. Mohammed and A. Galadima, Leke, L (2011) Carbonate Reservoirs and Factors Affecting Calcium Carbonate (limestone) Dissolution.  International Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology(IJPST), Volume 5, Number 2 (2011), pp. 81-95.
  • G. Mohammedand A. Galadima (2011)The Chemistry of Chemical Scale Inhibitors and the Mechanism of Interactions with Carbonate Reservoir Rock. International Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Volume 5, Number 1 (2011), pp. 33–45
  • A. Galadima and B. M.Ibrahim (2010) Supported MoO3 catalysts in petroleum refining. African Scientist Vol. 11, No. 2, June 30, 2010, pages 115-121.
  • A. Galadima, N.U. Muhammed, Z.N. Garba (2010) Spectroscopic investigation of heavy metals in wastewater from university students' hall of residence. International Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 20 No. 4, December, 2010.
  •  A. Galadima, A.Kabiru, Z.N. Garba (2010) Phytochemical, antimicrobial and heavy metal studies of landolphia owariensis leaves extract. International Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 20 No. 4, December, 2010.
  •  A. Galadima, B. M. Ibrahim and M. N. Almustapha (2010) Projected life cycle assessment (LCA) of long term biodiesel production from groundnut and cotton seed oils in northern Nigeria. Bioscience Research Communications, 22 (1) 53-62.
  • Z.N. Garba A. Galadima, S.A. Hamza (2010) Arsenic speciation in fresh water from Karaye Local Government, Kano State-Nigeria. International Journal of Chemistry, 20(2)113-117.
  • J. A. Anderson, A. Beaton, A. Galadima  and R. P. K. Wells (2009) Role of Baria Dispersion in BaO/Al2O3 Catalysts for  Transesterification.Catalysis Letters,Volume 131, Numbers 1-2 / August, 2009. Pages 213 -218. 
  • GALADIMA, A., ANDERSON, J. A. & WELLS, R. P. K (2009)  Solid acid catalysts in heterogeneous n-alkanes hydroisomerisation for increasing octane number of gasoline. Science World Journal, 4 (3) 15-22.
  • A. Galadima, Ibrahim, B.M., Garba, Z.N. and Umar K.J. (2009) Homogeneous and Heterogeneous methanolysis of cotton seed oil locally produced from Northern Nigeria. Biological and Environmental Science Journal for the Tropics (BEST Journal) 6(3) 71-75.
  • Galadima, A., Ibrahim, B.M., Umar, K.J. & Garba, Z.N (2009) Monophase (Homongeneous) Alcoholysis of Azadirachta Indica oil for the production of methyl ester biodiesel.A paper presented during the 18th annual conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria, BUK 8th to 12th March, 2009. 
  • Almustapha, M. N., Hassan, L.G., Ismaila, A., and A. Galadima (2009) Biodiesel production from Jatropha seed oil. ChemClass Journal, Volume 7, 22-26.
  • Galadima, A., Garba, Z.N. and Ibrahim B.M  (2009) Carbon capture and storage (CCS): A multifunctional Technology for Oil and Gas Companies. A paper presented during the 32ND Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Multipurpose Hall, Bauchi, Bauchi State.  5th -9th October, 2009.
  • .Galadima, A, Garba, Z.N (2009) Catalytic Synthesis of Ethyl Ester From Some Common Oils. Science World Journal, 4(4)1-5.
  • A. Galadima, Z. N. Garba, B. M. Ibrahim (2008) Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Transesterification of Groundnut Oil for Synthesizing Methyl Biodiesel.International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol 2, No 3, pages 138-144.

  • A. Galadima, and Z.N. Garba (2008) Chemical dispersants as oil spill cleaners: Are marine organisms safe?. ChemClass Journal, Volume 5, pages 45-48.
  •  Garba, Z.N., Gimba, C.E., Hamza, S.A., and Galadima, A. (2008) Titrimetric determination of Arsenic in well water from Getso and Kutama, Gwarzo Local Government Area, Kano State. ChemClass Journal, Volume 5, 78-80.
  • Galadima A., Garba Z. N. (2008) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Nigeria: Fundamental Science and Potential Implementation Risks.  Science World Journal, Vol 3, No 2, pages 95-99.
  • H.N. Aliyu and A. Galadima (2009) Synthesis and Characterisation Of bis -(2,4-pentane dione dihydrazone) copper(II)chloride hexahydrate.Biosceince Research Communications, 21(5) 203-208.
  • A. Galadima and I. E. Mukhtar (2007).The need for bioenergy project in Zamfara State. Strategies for Environmental Education (focus on energy and mineral resources); Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Environmental Education Series No. 11 PP 62-65 .
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