, Shai, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

✔The study of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment

✔The integration of hydrology, geochemistry, and environmental microbiology to predict the transport of reactive substances under complex aquatic environments

✔The study of the interaction between hydrodynamic conditions and biogeochemical processes in streams and wetlands


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✔Bacterial consortiums in aqueous environments

✔Desalination and water-treatment systems

✔Hydrogel dynamics in marine and freshwater environments

✔The role of planktonic bio-aggregates in biochemical cycles

✔The nexus of desalination and the aquatic environment

✔Biofouling in membrane module designs, from biofilm formation to innovative cleaning approaches, Osnat, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

✔The role of antimicrobials in biofilm formation

✔The diversity of soil bacteria and their role in the ecosystem

✔The use of molecular and experimental methods to study the processes and patterns of microbial ecology and evolution, Amit, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

✔Issues related to water, effluent, and soil qualities as well as their impact on the environment

✔The search for practices to improve water and environmental quality related to contamination by different sources (i.e. aquaculture, wastewater, and saline water).

✔Ecological Sanitation (ECOSAN), aimed at developing and improving means for efficient use and reuse of natural resources

✔Recycling of water and nutrients through the reuse of marginal waters by green solutions, Moshe, Department of Desalination and Water Treatment

Studies of bacterial biofilms and biofouling of membranes

The physico-chemical characteristics and the physiology of the biofouling layer in the membrane

Conditions promoting biofilm formation on membranes in water and wastewater treatment facilities

Mode of action of agents that interfere with biofilm formation

Mechanisms by which biofilms affect membrane performance

Conditions promoting initial bacterial attachment

The inhibition of biofilm growth mechanisms on "anti-biofouling" modified-surface membranes

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Microbial ecology and the role of microorganisms in safeguarding environmental quality

Availability of water and water quality

Prevention of contamination of available water resources

Design of recycling schemes for wastewater reuse

Ecophysiology and molecular genetics of the chemolithotrophic nitrifying bacteria

Bacteria involved in the biodegradation of the environmentally hazardous halo-organics for the remediation of polluted sites, Zeev, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Bioremediation of contaminated groundwater and soil

Bio-treatment of industrial wastewater

Biodegradation of organic pollutants

Safe reuse of treated effluents