10 September, 2019

The movers and shakers of wastewater treatment

The latest study from Prof. Pascal's group provides relevant baseline data about AGS systems while also addressing important questions about community composition in microbial ecology to optimize its performance in the future.

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28 August, 2019

Fair compare of desalination puts heat on energy sources

Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Muhammad Burhan and Kim Choon Ng have demonstrated a simple thermodynamic approach that produces a common platform for comparison of energy efficiency uses a standard universal performance ratio that offers a fairer comparison between seawater desalination methods.

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11 July, 2019

Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang have developed a device that will allow them to generate clean drinking water while generating electricity using solar panels.

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02 July, 2019

Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy

Professor Pascal Saikaly and his former postdoc Shafeer Kalathil are mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials to create a biohybrid material that can outperform expensive metal-based analogs while also being environmentally friendly.

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01 July, 2019

Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination

Professor Himanshu Mishra, postdoc Ratul Das and research scientist Sankara Arunachalam were inspired by insects to develop a membrane from nonhydrophobic materials for membrane distillation.

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19 June, 2019

Casting a net for a sustainable water network

Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder discussed in this article how WDRC focuses on three flagship research themes: greener desalination, water security, and waste to resource to transform the water cycle.

It also highlights the partnership between WDRC and The Red Sea Development Company by launching the 'Brains for Brine Challenge', a call for fresh ideas to tackle the challenge of managing brine in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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07 May, 2019

A leap forward in estimating crop water use

High-resolution imaging data collected by small satellites could transform how we monitor freshwater use in agriculture.

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07 April, 2019

Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments

Prof. Peng Wang and his team developed a solar photothermal distillation device which could evaporate water with 90% energy efficiency. It could also concentrate the brine effectively and dramatically reduce waste from the desalination process.

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18 March, 2019

A drone on crop resources

HALO Lab's most recent work demonstrated that crop monitoring using UAVs is a more effective and economical option which could help farmers manage crops with precision thereby saving resources while growing better quality crops.

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28 February, 2019

Probing water's skin

Prof. Himanshu Mishra's latest contribution to electrosprays investigation was discussed in detail in this recent article from the KAUST Discovery.

It was also the featured cover article at Chemical Science journal published on Feb. 27, 2019.

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