29 September, 2022

Perseverance Douses Debate

KAUST researchers led by Prof. Himanshu Mishra provide new insight into the formation of hydrogen peroxide in water microdroplets.

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20 September, 2022

Membranes help multiply microbial CO2 munching

Professor Pascal Saikaly and postdoc Bin Bian have developed a microbial electrosynthesis process whereby living microbes transform carbon dioxide into useful chemicals in an electrochemical cell via a reduction reaction under applied voltage.

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14 September, 2022

WDRC Ph.D. students win KAUST Falling Walls Lab

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center is proud to announce that this year, all three KAUST Falling Walls Lab winners came from the center!

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09 September, 2022

KAUST and SWCC collaborate to develop the desalination industry

A Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) team visited WDRC on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The visit aimed to strengthen the successful partnership between the two entities, achieve sustainability in the desalination industry, and enhance water supply security in the country.

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08 September, 2022

Reusing Saudi Arabia’s Precious Water Resources

Associate professor Peiying Hong partnered with MODON to turn a prototype of the new technology into a pilot program for anaerobic wastewater treatment, which is currently operational at MODON's site in Jeddah.

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04 September, 2022

Lucia Ruiz Haddad and her team wins the "Wetskills challenge" of South Korea 2022

Ph.D. student Lucia Ruiz Haddad and her team created a tool that allows countries to understand the amount of water they import and export while trading.

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07 August, 2022

WDRC welcomes three students to the WISE 2022

WDRC welcomes three students to the WISE 2022. Abdurrahman, Lina, and Sara are willing to learn more about desalination; their topic is "Emerging desalination technologies for hyper-saline water treatment. "

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25 July, 2022

One drop at a time

WDRC is finding solutions across all scales to tackle water security challenges by understanding water's fundamental physical and chemical properties, using satellites, solar energy and microorganisms.

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24 July, 2022

Managing water security down to the tiniest drop

The challenge to provide fresh water and protect supply for future generations already requires a huge effort, coordination and management. WDRC is already planning and delivering technological advances on the global, local, micro- and nanoscale to make water usage more sustainable.

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30 June, 2022

Drones and dyes paint a picture of coastal water movement

Prof. Matthew McCabe, research scientist Kasper Johansen and PhD student Aislinn Dunne from Prof. Burton Jones' group have brought disciplines together to create a detailed picture of water flows between different habitats on the Red Sea coast.

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12 June, 2022

Professor Matthew McCabe receives the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 2022

Congratulations to Professor Matthew McCabe, Dr. Ramus Houborg, and Dr. Bruno Aragon for being awarded the Water Management & Protection Prize at the 10th award (2022) of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).

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29 May, 2022

Meet and Greet with MODON

Professors NorEdinne Ghaffour and Peiying Hong shared their expertise and novel solutions in addressing some of the current challenges on desalination, wastewater management and sludge reduction at KAUST Innovation Industry Meet and Greet with Modon.

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24 May, 2022

Mohammed ElShaer receives the HSE Delta Award

Congratulations to Mohammed AlShaer for being the first recipient of the Delta Award during the recent Lab Safety Forum held on campus.

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19 May, 2022

TKS Grade 9 students meet the WDRC experts

WDRC researchers were pleased to give an interview with three groups of TKS grade 9 students on the topics of water, sanitation, and sustainable desalination.

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11 May, 2022

Desalination Journal selects Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour as Co-Editor

The Desalination is an interdisciplinary journal publishing high-quality papers on desalination materials, processes, and related technologies with an impact factor of 9.501.

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25 April, 2022

Wax coating helps waning water resources

Professor Himanshu Mishra and colleagues developed superhydrophobic sand (called SandX), a bio-inspired material comprising grains of sand or sandy soils coated in a nanoscale layer of paraffin wax.

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13 April, 2022

Himanshu Mishra is the 2021-2022 "Golden Jubilee Visiting Fellowship Endowment" Recipient

Congratulations to Professor Himanshu Mishra!

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20 March, 2022

Drones shed light on coastal water flows

Prof. Matthew McCabe, research scientist Kasper Johansen and Ph.D. student Aislinn Dunne developed a method using drones and harmless dyes to track and monitor the movement of water between coastal habitats.

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06 March, 2022

Coproducing water and electricity powers crop growth

Prof. Peng Wang and Dr. Renyuan Li have designed a system that extracts fresh water from the atmosphere using heat generated by photovoltaic panels. The water could be used to irrigate crops in water-scarce regions.

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15 February, 2022

What we knew about water was right after all

A comprehensive investigation by KAUST researchers sets the record straight on the formation of hydrogen peroxide in micrometre-sized water droplets, or microdroplets, and shows that ozone is the key to this transformation

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