Research Lab for Water Treatment and Resource Recovery
NirWaterLab is part of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, located in the heart of the desert and equipped with cutting edge labs and analytical equipment. We are working on the development of novel physico-chemical processes for water/wastewater treatment, desalination and resource recovery, as well as on advanced process modeling, which couples geochemistry and mass-transport
Building on our theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in water-chemistry, membrane technology, and water process engineering, we are aimed at developing novel physico-chemical water treatment processes that are both sustainable and cost-efficient. We are working towards these three main goals:
To eliminate water pollution, thus minimizing the risk to human health and the environment caused by impaired water quality
To increase the sustainability of desalination and water treatment technology
to recover valuable resources from the water we process
Through achieving these goals, we hope to make an impact on public health and the environment by promoting a more sustainable and circular economy and securing fresh water and food for future generations.
News & Events
Tracking SARS-CoV-2 RNA through the Wastewater Treatment Process
Hala Abu Ali, Karin Yaniv, Edo Bar-Zeev, Sanhita Chaudhury, Marilou Shagan, Satish Lakkakula, Zeev Ronen, Ariel Kushmaro, and Oded Nir*
ACS ES&T Water 2021 1 (5), 1161-1167 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.0c00216
Low-resistance monovalent-selective cation exchange membranes prepared using molecular layer deposition for energy-efficient ion separation
Eyal Merary Wormser, Oded Nir and Eran Edri
RSC Advances, 2021, 11, 2427-2436, https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2021/ra/d0ra08725d?page=search
Tuning the Ion-Selectivity of Thin-Film Composite Nanofiltration Membranes by Molecular Layer Deposition of Alucone
S. Chaudhury, E. Wormser, Y. Harari, E. Edri, O. Nir
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2020, 12 (47), 53356-53364. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.0c16569.
Electro-enhanced membrane sorption: a new approach for selective ion separation and its application to phosphate and arsenic removal
S. Chaudhury, O. Nir
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2020, 59, 22, 10595–10605.
Enhancing the sustainability of phosphogypsum recycling by integrating electrodialysis with bipolar membranes
CS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2020, 8, 6, 2490-2497
S. Chaudhury, O. Nir