The group of desalination performs 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 (coagulants, antiscalants, cleaning agents) 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 our group? All our PhD vacancies are advertised at IHE Delft’s website. Vacancies are open when funding is available.
Please contact us: (s [dot] salinas [at] un-ihe [dot] org).