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dc.contributor.authorAl-Sa'ed, Rashed
dc.contributor.authorSayadi, Sami
dc.contributor.authorGhata, Adnan
dc.contributor.authorAbdel-Shafy, Hussein
dc.contributor.authorSchories, Gehrhardt
dc.contributor.authorOropeza, Maria
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo, Anton
dc.contributor.authorDrioli, Enrico
dc.identifier.citationAl-Sa`ed, R., Sayadi, S., Ghata, A., Abdel-Shafy, H., Schories, G., Oropeza, M., Lorenzo, A., and Drioli, E., 2008. Current status of R&D in membrane technologies for wastewater treatment in selected Arab MENA countries. Proc. Int. Symposium on Biotechnology, 4-8 May, 2008, Sfax, Tunisia.en_US
dc.descriptionConference paper, later a book chapteren_US
dc.description.abstractMembrane technology (MT) is advancing rapidly as a powerful tool to abate the looming water crisis and reduce quality degradation of water resources in the Mediterranean zone. Despite several national membrane research activities, the general trend in promotion of MT is not satisfying and requires further analysis. This article compiles and critically analyzes the current research efforts in the field of membrane technology in selected Mediterranean and North African countries (MENA). A total of 114 research papers published in peer-reviewed literature data from 1980 to 2007 and 25 lab and full-scale membrane based treatment plants in the MENA countries were used as the database for the analysis introduced in this paper. Initial results revealed few published scientific work (20% of total articles compiled), pilotscale studies on membrane bioreactors (MBRs), challenges in the membrane R&D pertinent to process design, economy, optimization, membrane material and fouling. Advancing membrane technology research has particular relevance to the decision makers in facilitating investment allocations and choosing sustainable sanitation and demonstration projects for effluent reclamation and reuse.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEU funded project "PROMEMBRANE"en_US
dc.subjectMembranes (Technology)en_US
dc.subjectSewage - Purificationen_US
dc.subjectWater - Purification - Membrane filtrationen_US
dc.subjectSewage - Purification - Nutrient removalen_US
dc.subject.lcshWater reuse
dc.subject.lcshMediterranean Region
dc.titleCurrent status of R&D in membrane technologies for wastewater treatment in selected Arab MENA countriesen_US
dc.typeConference Proceedingsen_US
newfileds.departmentInstitute of Environmental and Water Studiesen_US
newfileds.conferenceInternational Symposium on Biotechnology (2017 : Sfax, TN)en_US
newfileds.general-subjectEngineering and Technology | الهندسة والتكنولوجياen_US
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