Sergio Salinas

Sergio Salinas, PhD, MSc is Senior Lecturer in Water Supply Engineering at IHE Delft.

Sergio Salinas has a PhD degree in the field of desalination and membrane technology for water treatment (TU Delft), holds a university degree in Civil Engineering (Universidad Mayor de San Simon) and two master degrees: in Irrigation, Drainage and GIS (UMSS), and in Water Supply Engineering (UNESCO-IHE). He also obtained a University Teaching Qualification.

He coordinates three modules and lectures in the MSc programme in Water Supply Engineering, mentors MSc and PhD students, coordinates the module “Desalination and Membrane Technology“, organizes short courses, manages research and capacity development projects, and presents research findings in scientific journals, international conferences, lectures and in specialised meetings.

He has (co-) mentored more than 35 MSc students, graduated 1 PhD research fellow (N. Dhakal) and currently (co-) supervises 4 PhD research fellows (A. Abushaban, M. Sousi, N. Mangal, R. Schurer). He has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters in the areas of membrane desalination technology and natural organic matter characterisation. He is a member of the SENSE Research School.

Sergio speaks fluently Spanish and English, and has basic command of Dutch language.

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Research Interests

  • Membrane technology (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis): control of particulate / colloidal fouling, fouling of RO due to cationic polymers, calcium carbonate scaling in BWRO and SWRO, removal of micropollutants, pre-treatment for SWRO systems, hydrodynamic conditions
  • Desalination of seawater and brackish water
  • Water reuse: reuse of domestic wastewater treated effluent into ultrapure water
  • Biological stability of drinking water
  • Smart dosing control: coagulants and antiscalants
  • Natural organic matter characterization
  • Development of early warning tools/indicators to assess fouling in RO systems (e.g., MFI-UF, ATP, AOC, growth potential)