The current desalination technologies are very energy-intensive compared to the thermodynamic limits, despite recent technical improvements. Furthermore, membrane technology development is hampered by relatively low flux performances and membrane fouling. My research work focuses on reducing the cost of desalination for water supply sustainability by improving the performance of the existing desalination technologies and developing innovative low-energy desalination processes, which could be driven by renewable energy in an integrated system.
Research Interests Keywords
Innovative desalination technologies and hybrid systems (Membrane Distillation,
Membrane fouling and scaling
Innovative membrane cleaning methods
RO pretreatment and intake systems
RO systems design and optimization
Renewable energy-driven integrated desalination technologies