Development of Novel and Innovative Technologies for Advanced Water Purification Using the Minimum Energy
Dr. Tarafa’s Research Team interests are motivated by the need for safe and clean water. Access to fresh water sources is becoming limited while the world population continues to grow and global climate changes have shifted the balance of available fresh water. Hence, their research mission is to develop novel and innovative technologies for advanced water purification by the expansion of fundamental science in biological and physico-chemical processes.
Some projects that might be done are:
1- Development of a low cost pre-oxidation alternative for the degradation of organic compounds and removal of turbidity
2- Treatability studies of an intermittent biosand filter (IBSF) for the reduction of pathogens
3- Novel Ionic Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Advanced Water Purification