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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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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12 March, 2021

Polymeron selected as one of the 2021 Taqadam Winners

Congratulations to the founders of Polymeron, Rodrigo Jimenez Sandoval (Ph.D. student), Noor Zaouri (alumna), and Martin Ibarra (KAUST Ph.D. student)!

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01 March, 2021

Latest paper of Prof. Mishra is the March cover of Quantum Chemistry

Prof. Mishra's paper on treating wastewater is the March cover of Quantum Chemistry!

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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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03 January, 2021

Hybrid MEDAD wins MEED Sustainability Medal 2020

Hybrid MEDAD received the "Sustainability Medal 2020" for the project "An Innovative Hybrid Solar Desalination Cycle" at the MEED Project Awards held December 16th in Dubai, UAE.

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20 December, 2020

Wastewater monitoring in COVID-19 surveillance

Prof. Peiying Hong monitors wastewater to determine and survey the prevalence of the COVID-19 in populations.

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18 December, 2020

Congratulations to the WDRC-Environmental Science and Engineering Class of 2020!

Join us as we celebrate our graduates at KAUST's first Virtual Commencement!

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23 November, 2020

WDRC Faculty rank amongst the world's top scientists and engineers

Six of our Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) faculty have been ranked among the top 2% of researchers globally, according to a list recently published by Stanford University.

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16 November, 2020

Peel-off coating keeps desalination cleaner and greener

Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder's group developed a novel membrane cleaning strategy for biofouling control by using a sacrificial multilayer polyelectrolyte coating on the membrane surface, which could be easily removed by using a concentrated sodium chloride solution.

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11 November, 2020

Dr. Muhammad Saqib Nawaz wins best oral presentation award

Dr. Muhammad Saqib Nawaz, a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour's group, won the best oral presentation award at the Virtual Pak Water & Energy Exhibition & Webinar event on November 3-5, 2020.

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29 October, 2020

Probing water for an electrifying cause

Prof. Himanshu Mishra and his Ph.D. student Jamilya Nauruzbayeva are delving into water to understand how water interacts with the charges of different surfaces.

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20 October, 2020

Dario Rangel Shaw receives the 2020 ISMET Discovery Award

Congratulations to Dario Rangel Shaw, a Ph.D. student in Prof. Pascal Saikaly's group for receiving the prestigious Discovery Award for Best Scientific paper from the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET).

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18 October, 2020

Sludge-powered bacteria generate more electricity, faster

Dr. Krishna Katuri, a research scientist from Prof. Pascal Saikaly's group identified a novel electroactive bacterium that could purify wastewater and generate clean energy.

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06 October, 2020

KAUST to expand its strategic partnership with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)​

The KAUST-WDRC and SWCC expand its engagement to advance desalination technologies within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond.

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05 October, 2020

Lighting the path to recycling carbon dioxide

Prof. Pascal Saikaly and his student Bin Bian are combining microbial electrosynthesis with renewable energy supply to recycle carbon dioxide while generating useful chemicals and fuels.

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01 October, 2020

Professor Peng Wang receives the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

Professor Peng Wang is the 9th Award recipient of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) on the Alternative Water Resource category. Congratulations!

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