Ana Rousseva

Ph.D. Students

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Rousseva's research focuses on bulk, trace, and rare-earth element removal and recovery using Eutectic Freeze Crystallization (EFC). EFC's efficiency and complete resource recovery potential fit into the circular economy framework, and one of its most important applications is urban mining. Namely, the high quantities of bulk and precious metals found in e-waste (such as batteries, magnets, PCBs, etc.) can be recovered with EFC instead of discarded or inefficiently recycled.

Selected Publications

  • Performance model for reverse osmosis, A. Yousry, M.G. Ridwan, T. Altmann, A. Rousseva, K. Azab, R. Das, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Volume 186, Pages 416-432, (2022)


  • BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, U.K., 2022

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Eutectic Freeze Crystallization Trace element analysis Urban mining