In September 2017, the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Industry launched the Water Security Strategy 2036. The strategy aims to guarantee Emiratis with sustainable access to water under both emergency and normal situations to comply with the World Health Organization standards and the country’s vision to realize a prosperous and sustainable future. Recently, membrane technology has been attracting several researchers and industries; more specifically towards developing novel membranes for better water quality and less energy consumption. The integration of membrane technology with nanotechnology has prompted revolutionary advances in the treatment of wastewaters.
In this project, we aim to design, develop, and operate a novel and advanced 3-stage integrated membrane filtration column and investigate its performance in terms of water quality, membrane fouling, and energy consumption.