PhD research

The group of desalination does research in the following areas:

Water Quality Methods: development of water quality methods to assess & monitor the fouling & scaling potential of sea, brackish, and wastewater (SDI, MFI, TEP, ATP/AOC, BRP, phosphate, etc.), pre-treatment efficiency and RO system design.

Modelling: development of models to predict fouling & scaling in RO systems & removal of priority substances (OMP).

Pre-treatment: development of new technologies to minimize the use of chemicals (coagulant) in combination with MF & UF for direct treatment of seawater, surface water & wastewater.

Post-treatment: development of Environmental Impact Approaches and DSS for concentrate disposal in RO plants; minimizing the use of chemicals for re-mineralization processes.

Interested in doing research with us? Please contact us.
For information about the PhD programme of IHE, see the following link: PhD info.

Former PhD research fellows include:

2019 – Motasem Abushaban (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco)
2017 – Nirajan Dhakal (IHE Delft, Netherlands)
2014 – Assiyeh Tabatabai (Lhoist, Belgium)
2014 – Loreen Villacorte (Grundfos, Denmark)
2011 – Sergio Salinas (IHE Delft, Netherlands)
2010 – Tareq Waly (DOW, Middle East)
2010 – Victor Yangali (Grundfos, Denmark)
2010 РSabine Lattemann (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
2009 – Tao Jiang (Atotech, China)
2001 – Siobhan Boerlage (Boerlage Consultancy, Australia)