Optimization of spacer design for fouling mitigation and enhanced filtration performance
Water desalination processes
Prevention/control and characterization of fouling developed in filtration systems
Synthesis of materials and metallic nanoparticles embedded in mesoporous materials
Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts and their evaluation via chemical reactions
Novel hole-pillar spacer design for improved hydrodynamics and biofouling mitigation in membrane filtration, S. Kerdi, A. Qamar, S. M. Ali , H. K. Shon, J. S. Vrouwenvelder, N. Ghaffour, Scientific Reports, 11, 6979, (2021).
Hole-type spacer for more stable shale gas produced water treatment by forward osmosis, J. AlQattan, Y. Kim, S. Kerdi, A. Qamar, N. Ghaffour, Membranes, 11, 34, (2021).
Effect of Localized Hydrodynamics on Biofilm Attachment and Growth in a Cross-low Filtration Channel, S. Kerdi, A. Qamar, J. S. Vrouwenvelder, N. Ghaffour, Water Research, 188, 116502, (2021).
Biofilm Removal Efficacy Using Direct Electrical Current in Cross-Flow Ultrafiltration Processes for Water Treatment, S. Kerdi, A. Qamar, J. S. Vrouwenvelder, N. Ghaffour, Journal of Membrane Science, 620, 118808, (2021)
Membrane filtration performance enhancement and biofouling mitigation using symmetric spacers with helical filament... S, Kerdi, A. Qamar, A. Alpatova, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, N. Ghaffour Desalination, Volume 484, p.114454, (2020)
Ph.D., Chemistry, UCBL, Villeurbanne, France, 2011
M.Sc., Chemistry, UCBL, Villeurbanne, France, 2008
B.Sc., Chemical engineering, ITECH, Lyon, France, 2007
April 2021-present: Research scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2017-2021: Researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2012-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, IRCELYON, Villeurbanne, France
2008-2011: Ph.D. student, IRCELYON, Villeurbanne, France
Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)