28 July, 2020KAUST startup Wayakit partners with Swissport International AG to provide disinfectant solution at Saudi Airports in fight against COVID-19
Wayakit founders, Luisa Javier and Sandra Medina, both Ph.D. students from the center, secured a partnership with Swissport in disinfecting international aircraft and buses at the Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh airports. Soon, air travel in Saudi Arabia will be much safer, thanks to Wayakit!
29 June, 2020Anammox bacteria generate energy from wastewater while taking a breath
A new finding suggests that anammox bacteria alone could be used for ammonium removal in wastewater treatment, while also producing energy-rich hydrogen gas.
15 June, 2020Here's one way to protect Earth's groundwater:guard it from space
WIRED features Professor Matthew McCabe's work on remote sensing which aims to provide metrics on farming and agriculture water use in Saudi Arabia
01 June, 2020A Map of the Future of Water by Prof. Jay Famiglietti
Listen to Prof. Jay Famiglietti as he presents compelling evidence of the global groundwater depletion that threatens both water and food security.
31 May, 2020Reaching Drawdown: Climate Solutions for the New Decade by Dr. Jonathan Foley
If you missed Dr. Jonathan Foley's EnSE talk, the video is now available online.
21 May, 2020Wastewater monitoring could provide early warnings of COVID-19 outbreaks
In the third series of Sci-Cafe, Associate Professor Peiying Hong discussed how wastewater analysis could be a non-invasive and cost-effective step in the early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks in communities.
17 May, 2020Sea skaters are a super source of inspiration
Prof. Himanshu Mishra is part of a multi-disciplinary team at KAUST that investigated the characteristics of Halobates. Inspired by the mushroom-shaped hairs of this insect, his team at the Interfacial Lab aims to explore how this new finding could be further applied in the area of water desalination.
12 May, 2020Moisture-sucking gels give solar panels the chills
Prof Peng Wang and his postdoc Renyuan Li have produced a proof-of-concept device that can harvest water vapor and use it to cool solar cells, which will improve their efficiency.
03 February, 2020Flushing nitrogen from seawater-based toilets
Prof. Pascal Saikaly and his postdoc Muhammad Ali and the team have identified a salt-tolerant bacterium cultured from the Red Sea, which can remove nitrogen from salty wastewater. Their work could potentially increase the use of saltwater for toilet flushing, thereby easing up pressure on desalination and freshwater resources.
08 January, 2020Chlorine could increase antimicrobial resistance
In this latest article from the KAUST Discovery, Prof. Peiying Hong with David Mantilla-Calderon, postdoc, and Nicolas Augsburger, a Ph.D. student challenges the safety of using chlorine as a final disinfection step for wastewater.