Head of the Environmental Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering
The lab deals with the contemporary global challenges of water shortage and water quality through rigorous and groundbreaking research.
In Collaboration with the Water Center at TAU
TAU Researcher Is Looking To Solve The World’s Water Crisis
Two BMI Fellows won the prestigious Dan David scholarship for the second year!
Patricia Akao, BMI Fellow
Academic Advisors: Prof. Dror Avisar, Prof. Hadas Mamane
Preliminary experiments utilizing microalgae Chlorella sp. to remove iodinated contrast media (ICM) showed great potential and as a result new experiments were performed over the course of 27 days, in triplicates. The positive and negative controls were performed in duplicates for each specific concentration (2, 5, 10 and 100 mg/L Iohexol - IHX).
The experiment showed that the microalgae may release an enzyme capable of oxidizing the IHX molecule. Ongoing research aims to better understand the oxidation pathway and characterize all nine DPs chosen. Further experiments are planned for next year.
Microalgae Utilization for Removal of Organic compounds from Wastewater: Circular Economy Concept
Academic Advisors: Prof. Dror Avisar, Prof. Hadas Mamane and Yaal Lester, Environmental Engineering, Azrieli College, Jerusalem
It was expected that the removal of carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen from hospital wastewater will be carried out by the biological activity of the aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic bacteria, and that in the first stage the drugs under investigation will not be dismantled
Removal of Micro-Pollutants from Hospital Wastewater