02 February, 2022

KAUST Provost Visits WDRC Facilities

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.

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23 January, 2022

Interfacial Lab Wins Second Place at WEP 2022 -Women to Impact Challenge

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).

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23 January, 2022

2022 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) Highlights: "Resilience in Water Research"

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).

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20 January, 2022

Al Baik Executives Visit WDRC

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.

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19 January, 2022

Wetskills Challenge Announces Winner

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Laura Pulido Beltran for being part of the winning team at the Wetskills Challenge!

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10 January, 2022

Making light work of emerging micropollutants

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).

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20 December, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 EnSE Fall Graduates

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.

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30 November, 2021

WDRC participates at the KAUST Research Open Week (KROW)

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.

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16 November, 2021

DiplomaticQuarter: Austrian Embassy honors Saudi winner of Energy Globe Award

The Austrian Embassy honored the winner of the Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2021 at a business circle event titled “Green Tech Austria”.

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28 October, 2021

Chemical-free cleaning of bioreactor membranes

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.

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26 October, 2021

MEWA – KAUST Workshop

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.

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24 October, 2021

Changzhi Wang wins Best Poster Award at MEWE 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.

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17 October, 2021

Treated jute bags boost grain storage and other green goals

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.

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17 October, 2021

Industry Meet and Greet: Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

The "Industry Meet and Greet: SWCC" event was successfully hosted and organized by the I&ED, KAUST, attended by select participants from the WDRC.

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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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06 October, 2021

Novel ventilator delivers more than oxygen

VENTIBAG prototype is finally ready. Congratulations, Dr. Adnan Qamar!

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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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01 September, 2021

Journal of Materials Chemistry A September Issue features Dr. Faheem Akhtar's research

Journal of Materials Chemistry A September Issue features Dr. Faheem Akhtar's research on adsorbents for moisture removal.

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