(17d) Exploring New Boundaries for Sustainable Water and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technology

Authors: 
Abdelrasoul, A., Ryerson University
Clean and safe water is a basic human need, but it is not available to 1.4 -1.8 billion people around the world. It is essential to direct current research trends toward sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies that can solve the existing industrial and environmental issues, especially when it comes to solutions that can be successfully commercialized on the global scale. Membrane application technologies are the most effective and sustainable methods of addressing environmental problems in treating water and wastewater to meet or exceed stringent environmental standards. Nevertheless, membrane fouling is one of the primary operational concerns that is currently hindering a widespread application of membrane technology. My major research plans are to optimize synthesis of biomimetic and bioinspired membranes designed with antifouling, self-cleaning, and selective permeation that will pave the way for the production of clean water; to address all of the existing deficiencies of the Forward Osmosis systems; and to control membrane morphology by zeolites incorporation.

Research Interests: Membrane Science and Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment; Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for Next Generation of Biomaterials and Nanomaterials Engineering; Process Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization of complex systems.

Teaching Interests:

  • Received a Formal recognition of completion of the Teaching Development Professional Program (UTDP), accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association of the United Kingdom (SEDA UK).

  • Participated in the curriculum development processes by designing a new effective course for graduate students at Ryerson University.

  • Strong record of Teaching & Educational Engineering publications