Victor Manuel Torres Serrano

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

My research focuses on recovering and reusing phosphorus from concentrates, e.g. antiscalants present in Reverse Osmosis concentrates. I look into the thermodynamic, kinetic and transport aspects of adsorption of organic phosphorus molecules on porous metal oxy-hydroxides. I also work with electrocoagulation using sacrificial electrodes to produce metal hydroxydes flocs which remove the phosphorus from solution.


  • 2007-2013: Chemical Engineering, University of Alicante, Spain

Professional Profile

  • 2018-2019: Researcher, CEW Center of Expertise Water Technology, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Innovative adsorbents Water desalination Phosphorus recovery Inorganic crystallization Reactor design and modeling