, 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, 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, Drora (Retired), Department of Hydrology and Microbiology

, Roni, Department of Desalination and Water Treatment

The development of novel membranes for water desalination and treatment

The use of synthetic-organic chemistry approaches to prepare membranes with improved surface properties and solute transport for nanofiltration and reverse-osmosis processes

Develop chemical methodologies to connect antimicrobial peptides to reverse-osmosis membranes without loss of peptide activity

The mineralization and fouling phenomena of water treatment membranes using novel approach that combines the preparation of unique 'clean' surfaces that mimic RO membrane surface, and evaluating the sorption of organic foulants, with analytical instruments

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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, Ines, (retired)