Department of Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Prof. NOREDDINE GHAFFOUR Specializes in energy-intensive compared to the thermodynamic limits, despite recent technical improvements. He is working as Professor in Department of Engineering , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
The current desalination technologies are very energy-intensive compared to the thermodynamic limits, despite recent technical improvements. Furthermore, membrane technology development is hampered by relatively low flux performances and membrane fouling. Professor Ghaffour’s research work focuses on reducing the cost of desalination for water supply sustainability by improving the performance of the existing desalination technologies and developing innovative low-energy desalination processes, which could be driven by renewable energy in an integrated system.
F. Eleiwi, N. Ghaffour, A. Al-Saadi, L. Francis, T.M. Laleg-Kirati.Dynamic modeling and experimental validation for direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) process. Desalination, Volume 384, 1-11, (2016)
G. Naidu, W.G. Shim, S. Jeong, Y.K. Choi, N. Ghaffour, S. Vigneswaran.Transport phenomena and fouling in vacuum enhanced direct contact membrane distillation: Experimental and modelling. Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 172, pp. 285-295, (2017)