12 October, 2021

The curious task of watching liquid marbles dry

Professor Himanshu Mishra and Ph.D. student Adair Gallo Jr. discover, with the help of high-speed imaging, that liquid–particle and particle-particle interactions critically influence the evaporation behavior of liquid marbles.

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30 September, 2021

Imene Eltall is promoted as Lab Manager

Imene El Tall is the new Lab Manager of the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, effective October 1, 2021.

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20 September, 2021

Strong sunlight powers passive cooling device

Professor Peng Wang and Dr. Wenbin Wang developed a simple cooling system based on solar energy and the cooling effect of saltwater evaporation that could be used for refrigeration in regions with limited access to electricity.

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14 September, 2021

A cool solution for water collection

Nature Middle East features Professor Noreddine Ghaffour and Dr. Yong Jin's latest work! The team developed a salt-solution-infused thin-film condenser (SSTFC) system, which could contribute more than 50% energy savings compared with conventional defrosting systems.

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03 August, 2021

Getting smart about off-grid desalination

Professor Peng Wang and Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang improve the performance of a desalination method that uses waste heat from solar cells by tweaking the membrane design.

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28 July, 2021

EnSE-MS Graduates

Congratulations to the three MS students from Professor Noreddine Ghaffour's group who have successfully defended their thesis.

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08 July, 2021

Faculty Promotion: Pascal Saikaly, Ph.D.

Dr. Pascal Saikaly is promoted to full professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, effective July 1, 2021.

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27 April, 2021

WDRC scientists selected as Special Issue Editors of "Water Treatment Processes."

The Membranes Journal selected Dr. Szilard Bucs, Dr. Nadia Farhat, and Dr. Luca Fortunato as the guest editors of a special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375), entitled "Water Treatment Processes."

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22 February, 2021

A salt solution for desalinating brine

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Chenlin Zhang developed a method to treat waste brine from water desalination plants using a self-cleaning crystallizer powered by solar energy.

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14 February, 2021

Prof. Cristian Picioreanu joins WDRC

WDRC welcomes Prof. Cristian Picioreanu as the latest member of its team of world-class faculty. Picioreanu brings with him 30 years of research in biotechnology, environmental and biotechnological applications, based on his chemical engineering background.

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08 February, 2021

Monitoring precious groundwater resources for arid agricultural regions

Prof. Matthew McCabe and Dr. Oliver Lopez, a research specialist, developed the world's first operating system to monitor and model agricultural water use at fine spatial and time scales.

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03 January, 2021

Tahliah Almiah Pilot Plant Opens

Dupont transferred their Center of Excellence for Desalination to WDRC in 2020. This pilot facility has been renamed Tahlia Almiah and is located on the ground floor in Building 23 (Innovation Cluster).

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04 April, 2021

Harnessing the power of microbes for water reuse

Prof. Pascal Saikaly is pioneering technologies based on microbial electrolysis cells that use microbes to decompose organic matter in wastewater to generate electricity.

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18 December, 2017

Congratulations to the WDRC-EnSE Class of 2017

On Friday December 15th, KAUST celebrates Commencement 2017.

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05 December, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Elaf Ali Ahmed for a successful Ph.D. dissertation

Elaf successfully defended her thesis entitled "Electrochemically Active Biofilm-assisted Nanomaterial Synthesis and its Environmental Applications" under the supervision of Prof. Peng Wang.

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19 November, 2017

WDRC congratulates Mohammed Namazi for a successful Ph.D. defense

Mohammed successfully defended his thesis entitled "AOM Characterization and Removal Efficiency Using Various SWRO Pretreatment Techniques" under the advisory of Professor TorOve Leiknes, co-advised by Research Professor Noreddine Ghaffour.

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12 November, 2017

Sunny solution for killing E. coli

Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists.

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08 November, 2017

Congratulations to Abdullah Hamoud Dehwah for a successful Ph.D. defense

Abdullah successfully defended his thesis entitled "An Assessment of Subsurface Intake Systems: Planning and Impact on Feed Water Quality for SWRO Facilities" under the supervision of Professors Kim Choon Ng and Prof. Thomas Missimer. His research focuses on the development of subsurface intake systems for the seawater reverses osmosis plants around the Red Sea region.

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08 November, 2017

CIAP 8th Annual Meeting 2017

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) hosted its 8th Center Industry Affiliates Program (CIAP) Annual Meeting on 7th and 8th November 2017, at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

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05 November, 2017

Briny pool bacteria can clean up and power up

Promising electrochemical technologies for cleaning wastewater are boosted by the discovery of extremophilic microbes in the Red Sea.

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