02 February, 2022
On January 31st, Dr. Larry Carin, KAUST Provost, visited the WDRC facilities for the first time to meet the center leadership and acquire a good understanding of the various activities currently underway in the piloting facilities.
23 January, 2022
WDRC’s Professor Mishra and his students Adair Gallo Jr. and Batool Albar won second place (Cash prize US $ 7000) in the Women to Impact Challenge organized during the Winter Enrichment Program (January 2022).
23 January, 2022
Among the many sessions that took place during WEP 2022, of particular relevance to members of WDRC are the sessions by Professor Cees Buisman (Wetsus and Wageningen University) and Professor Chris Zevenbergen (IHE-Delft and TU-Delft).
20 January, 2022
On 19th January, the AlBaik Executive Leadership comprising of the esteemed guests Eng. Ihsan AbuGhazaleh (Chairman of the Board of Directors AlBaik), Eng. Rami AbuGhazaleh (CEO of AlBaik) and Mr. Bassam Al-Seyofi (AGM Public Relation / Gov. Affairs of AlBaik) visited WDRC to interact with our researchers.
19 January, 2022
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Laura Pulido Beltran for being part of the winning team at the Wetskills Challenge!
10 January, 2022
A collaboration between KAUST's Solar Center and Water Desalination and Reuse Center resulted in developing a high-intensity pulsed light (HIPL) treatment efficient for post-treatment of contaminated water containing organic micropollutants (OMPs).
20 December, 2021
A total of eight students from the environmental science and engineering (EnSE) program were conferred their postgraduate degree at the KAUST Commencement exercise held on December 17, 2021.
30 November, 2021
Various center-led activities were prepared for the first day of the KAUST Research Open Week which is focused on water. The WDRC highlight the research areas and made a great effort to translate concepts to be easily understood by a broader audience.
16 November, 2021
The Austrian Embassy honored the winner of the Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2021 at a business circle event titled “Green Tech Austria”.
28 October, 2021
Prof. Peiying Hong and alumnus Dr. Giantommaso Scarascia develop a method to remove biofilms on membranes in anaerobic reactors by using bacteriophages and UV light.
26 October, 2021
A MEWA-KAUST workshop was held on October 24-25 on campus as KAUST is poised to undertake a strategic partnership with MEWA focusing on water research.
24 October, 2021
Changzhi Wang's poster entitled “Metagenomic investigation of antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factor genes in extracellular DNA across wastewater treatment processes” wins the “Best Poster Award" at the 9th IWA MEWE Specialist Conference held in the Netherlands.
17 October, 2021
Dr. Kennedy Odokonyero, a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Himanshu Mishra's group developed a wax-based treatment for jute bags to improve water repellency and reduces loss of stored food grains.
17 October, 2021
The "Industry Meet and Greet: SWCC" event was successfully hosted and organized by the I&ED, KAUST, attended by select participants from the WDRC.
12 October, 2021
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.
06 October, 2021
VENTIBAG prototype is finally ready. Congratulations, Dr. Adnan Qamar!
30 September, 2021
Imene El Tall is the new Lab Manager of the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, effective October 1, 2021.
20 September, 2021
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.
14 September, 2021
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.
01 September, 2021
Journal of Materials Chemistry A September Issue features Dr. Faheem Akhtar's research on adsorbents for moisture removal.