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Nidal Hilal

Professor of Engineering and Director, Water Research Center

1994 …2020
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Research Output 1994 2020

2020

Dewatering of POME digestate using lignosulfonate driven forward osmosis

Johnson, D., Lun, A. W., Mohammed, A. W. & Hilal, N., Mar 18 2020, In : Separation and Purification Technology. 235, 116151.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis
Palm oil
Dewatering
Effluents
Fluxes

Effect of lithium chloride additive on forward osmosis membranes performance

Darwish, N. B., Alkhudhiri, A., AlRomaih, H., Alalawi, A., Leaper, M. C. & Hilal, N., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 33, 101049.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis
Lithium Chloride
Osmosis membranes
lithium
osmosis

Interaction between ballasting agent and flocs in ballasted flocculation for the removal of suspended solids in water

Zafisah, N. S., Ang, W. L., Mohammad, A. W., Hilal, N. & Johnson, D. J., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 33, 101028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flocculation
flocculation
coagulation
Coagulation
Water
2019

Analytical and forecasting study for wastewater treatment and water resources in Saudi Arabia

Alkhudhiri, A., Darwish, N. B. & Hilal, N., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 32, 100915.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water Resources
Saudi Arabia
Water Purification
Waste Water
Water resources
Osmosis
Fertilizers
Desalination
distillation
osmosis

Brackish water desalination for agriculture: Assessing the performance of inorganic fertilizer draw solutions

Suwaileh, W., Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Apr 15 2019, In : Desalination. 456, p. 53-63 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fertilizers
Desalination
brackish water
Agriculture
fertilizer

Can machine language and artificial intelligence revolutionize process automation for water treatment and desalination?

Al Aani, S., Bonny, T., Hasan, S. W. & Hilal, N., May 15 2019, In : Desalination. 458, p. 84-96 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

artificial intelligence
Desalination
Water treatment
automation
Artificial intelligence

Contemporary antibiofouling modifications of reverse osmosis desalination membrane: A review

Goh, P. S., Zulhairun, A. K., Ismail, A. F. & Hilal, N., Oct 15 2019, In : Desalination. 114072.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biofouling
biofouling
Reverse osmosis
Desalination
Osmosis membranes

Development of an axisymmetric parallel solution algorithm for membrane separation process

Lo, S. B., Jones, J. W., Hassan, O. & Hilal, N., Dec 1 2019, In : Desalination. 471, 114127.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cluster computing
Membrane fouling
finite volume method
Parallel programming
Surface diffusion

Development of forward osmosis membranes modified by cross-linked layer by layer assembly for brackish water desalination

Suwaileh, W., Johnson, D., Khodabakhshi, S. & Hilal, N., Aug 1 2019, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 583, p. 267-277 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis
Osmosis membranes
osmosis
Desalination
assembly

Flux and salt rejection enhancement of polyvinyl(alcohol) reverse osmosis membranes using nano-zeolite

Anis, S. F., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Nov 15 2019, In : Desalination. 470, 114104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zeolites
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Osmosis membranes
Polyvinyl alcohols
Reverse osmosis

Forward osmosis research trends in desalination and wastewater treatment: A review of research trends over the past decade

Ang, W. L., Wahab Mohammad, A., Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 31, 100886.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Osmosis
Population Growth
Desalination
Waste Water
osmosis

Fouling control in reverse osmosis membranes through modification with conductive carbon nanostructures

Ahmed, F. E., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Nov 15 2019, In : Desalination. 470, 114118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis membranes
Reverse osmosis
Fouling
fouling
Nanostructures

Functional materials in desalination: A review

Anis, S. F., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Oct 15 2019, In : Desalination. 114077.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Functional materials
Desalination
desalination
Carbon Nanotubes
Graphite

Interactions between nanoparticles in nanosuspension

Kovalchuk, N. M., Johnson, D., Sobolev, V., Hilal, N. & Starov, V., Oct 1 2019, In : Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 272, 102020.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
interactions
Volume fraction
Particle interactions

Investigations of the effect of pore size of ceramic membranes on the pilot-scale removal of oil from oil-water emulsion

Almojjly, A., Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 31, 100868.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Descaling
Ceramic membranes
Ceramics
emulsion
Emulsions

Mathematical and optimization modelling in desalination: State-of-the-art and future direction

Ahmed, F. E., Hashaikeh, R., Diabat, A. & Hilal, N., Nov 1 2019, In : Desalination. 469, 114092.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Desalination
desalination
modeling
Reverse osmosis
Fouling

Microfiltration membrane processes: A review of research trends over the past decade

Anis, S. F., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 32, 100941.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Microfiltration
Population Growth
membrane
Membranes
Research

Nuclear desalination: A state-of-the-art review

Al-Othman, A., Darwish, N. N., Qasim, M., Tawalbeh, M., Darwish, N. A. & Hilal, N., May 1 2019, In : Desalination. 457, p. 39-61 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Desalination
desalination
Nuclear reactors
thermal power
fossil fuel

Optimisation of the removal of oil in water emulsion by using ceramic microfiltration membrane and hybrid coagulation/sand filter-MF

Almojjly, A., Johnson, D. J., Mandale, S. & Hilal, N., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 27, p. 15-23 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Filters (for fluids)
Microfiltration
Ceramics
emulsion
Coagulation

Polymer membranes – Fractal characteristics and determination of roughness scaling exponents

Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Jan 15 2019, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 570-571, p. 9-22 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fractals
fractals
Polymers
roughness
Surface roughness

Reverse osmosis desalination: A state-of-the-art review

Qasim, M., Badrelzaman, M., Darwish, N. N., Darwish, N. A. & Hilal, N., Jun 1 2019, In : Desalination. 459, p. 59-104 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Reverse osmosis
Desalination
desalination
membrane
Membranes

Reverse osmosis pretreatment technologies and future trends: A comprehensive review

Anis, S. F., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Feb 15 2019, In : Desalination. 452, p. 159-195 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Reverse osmosis
membrane
Membranes
Osmosis membranes
fouling

Solar powered desalination – Technology, energy and future outlook

Ahmed, F. E., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Mar 1 2019, In : Desalination. 453, p. 54-76 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Desalination
desalination
Reverse osmosis
Solar energy
membrane

Superior cross-linking assisted layer by layer modification of forward osmosis membranes for brackish water desalination

Suwaileh, W., Johnson, D., Khodabakhshi, S. & Hilal, N., Aug 1 2019, In : Desalination. 463, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis membranes
Desalination
osmosis
brackish water
membrane

Towards a sustainable water supply: Humic acid removal employing coagulation and tangential cross flow microfiltration

Hakami, M. W., Alkhudhiri, A., Zacharof, M. P. & Hilal, N., Oct 1 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 10, 2093.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Humic Substances
microfiltration
Microfiltration
Water Supply
humic acids
2018

Advances in forward osmosis membranes: Altering the sub-layer structure via recent fabrication and chemical modification approaches

Suwaileh, W. A., Johnson, D. J., Sarp, S. & Hilal, N., Jun 15 2018, In : Desalination. 436, p. 176-201 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Osmosis membranes
Chemical modification
osmosis
membrane
Membranes

Comparison between dual-layer (superhydrophobic–hydrophobic) and single superhydrophobic layer electrospun membranes for heavy metal recovery by air-gap membrane distillation

Attia, H., Johnson, D. J., Wright, C. J. & Hilal, N., Aug 1 2018, In : Desalination. 439, p. 31-45 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metal recovery
Heavy Metals
distillation
Distillation
Heavy metals

Comparison of the intrinsic parameters (A, B, and S) of a forward osmosis membrane using pressurized and non-pressurized methods

Aziz, S. N. S. A., Rahman, A. F. H. A., Abu Seman, M. N. & Hilal, N., Oct 1 2018, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 129, p. 14-23 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis membranes
Osmosis
osmosis
membrane
Membranes

Effect of different filter aids used in cake filtration process on the removal of suspended solids in anaerobically digested palm oil mill effluent (POME)

Zafisah, N. S., Ang, W. L., Johnson, D. J., Mohammad, A. W. & Hilal, N., Apr 1 2018, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 110, p. 362-370 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palm oil
Effluents
mill
perlite
effluent

Electrically conductive membranes for in situ fouling detection in membrane distillation using impedance spectroscopy

Ahmed, F. E., Hilal, N. & Hashaikeh, R., Jun 15 2018, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 556, p. 66-72 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dielectric Spectroscopy
Distillation
fouling
distillation
Fouling
Palm oil
Pressure drop
Effluents
Particle size
Fluxes

Investigation of UF membranes fouling and potentials as pre-treatment step in desalination and surface water applications

Al Aani, S., Wright, C. J. & Hilal, N., Apr 15 2018, In : Desalination. 432, p. 115-127 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Membrane fouling
Ultrafiltration
Desalination
ultrafiltration
Surface waters

Membrane distillation-Principles, applications, configurations, design, and implementation

Alkhudhiri, A. & Hilal, N., Jan 1 2018, Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Desalination Handbook. Elsevier, p. 55-106 52 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Distillation
Membranes
Technology
Vapor Pressure
Water

Membrane separation as a pre-treatment process for oily saline water

Tawalbeh, M., Al Mojjly, A., Al-Othman, A. & Hilal, N., Dec 1 2018, In : Desalination. 447, p. 182-202 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Saline water
membrane
Membranes
Wastewater
wastewater

Novel low-fouling membranes from lab to pilot application in textile wastewater treatment

Galiano, F., Friha, I., Deowan, S. A., Hoinkis, J., Xiaoyun, Y., Johnson, D., Mancuso, R., Hilal, N., Gabriele, B., Sayadi, S. & Figoli, A., Apr 1 2018, In : Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 515, p. 208-220 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Membrane fouling
Microemulsions
Wastewater treatment
Textiles
Membranes

Osmotic's potential: An overview of draw solutes for forward osmosis

Johnson, D. J., Suwaileh, W. A., Mohammed, A. W. & Hilal, N., May 15 2018, In : Desalination. 434, p. 100-120 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Osmosis
osmosis
solute
Water
membrane

Periodic electrolysis technique for in situ fouling control and removal with low-pressure membrane filtration

Abid, H. S., Johnson, D. J., Clifford, B., Gethin, D. T., Bertoncello, P., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., May 1 2018, In : Desalination. 433, p. 10-24 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fouling
Electrolysis
fouling
low pressure
electrokinesis

Removal of oil from oil-water emulsion by hybrid coagulation/sand filter as pre-treatment

Almojjly, A., Johnson, D., Oatley-Radcliffe, D. L. & Hilal, N., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 26, p. 17-27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

emulsion
Coagulation
Emulsions
coagulation
Oils

Robust superhydrophobic electrospun membrane fabricated by combination of electrospinning and electrospraying techniques for air gap membrane distillation

Attia, H., Johnson, D. J., Wright, C. J. & Hilal, N., Nov 15 2018, In : Desalination. 446, p. 70-82 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrospinning
distillation
Distillation
membrane
Membranes

State of the art review on membrane surface characterisation: Visualisation, verification and quantification of membrane properties

Johnson, D. J., Oatley-Radcliffe, D. L. & Hilal, N., May 15 2018, In : Desalination. 434, p. 12-36 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

visualization
Visualization
membrane
Membranes
wettability

The use of ultrasound to mitigate membrane fouling in desalination and water treatment

Qasim, M., Darwish, N. N., Mhiyo, S., Darwish, N. A. & Hilal, N., Oct 1 2018, In : Desalination. 443, p. 143-164 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Membrane fouling
Desalination
Water treatment
fouling
desalination

Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) membranes modified with polydopamine coated metals/carbon-nanostructures for desalination applications

Al Aani, S., Haroutounian, A., Wright, C. J. & Hilal, N., Feb 1 2018, In : Desalination. 427, p. 60-74 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desalination
desalination
Nanostructures
Nanocomposites
Carbon
2017

Air gap membrane distillation: A detailed study of high saline solution

Alkhudhiri, A. & Hilal, N., Feb 1 2017, In : Desalination. 403, p. 179-186 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

distillation
Sodium Chloride
Distillation
Pore size
Fluxes

A review of efforts to reduce membrane fouling by control of feed spacer characteristics

Abid, H. S., Johnson, D. J., Hashaikeh, R. & Hilal, N., Jan 1 2017, In : Desalination. 420, p. 384-402 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Membrane fouling
Fouling
fouling
membrane
Membranes

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Johnson, D., Oatley-Radcliffe, D. L. & Hilal, N., Feb 20 2017, Membrane Characterization. Elsevier Inc., p. 115-144 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Atomic force microscopy
Membranes
Imaging techniques
Surface chemistry
Water treatment

Atomic-force microscopy investigations of filtration membranes

Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Jan 1 2017, Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment. CRC Press, p. 189-212 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

atomic force microscopy
Atomic force microscopy
membrane
Membranes
Polymers

Atomic force microscopy studies of bioprocess engineering surfaces – imaging, interactions and mechanical properties mediating bacterial adhesion

James, S. A., Hilal, N. & Wright, C. J., Jul 1 2017, In : Biotechnology Journal. 12, 7, 1600698.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Bacterial Adhesion
Atomic Force Microscopy
Biofilms
Surface Properties
Research

Atomic force microscopy study of the biofouling and mechanical properties of virgin and industrially fouled reverse osmosis membranes

Powell, L. C., Hilal, N. & Wright, C. J., Feb 17 2017, In : Desalination. 404, p. 313-321 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofouling
Osmosis membranes
biofouling
atomic force microscopy
Reverse osmosis

Biomimetic membranes: A critical review of recent progress

Giwa, A., Hasan, S. W., Yousuf, A., Chakraborty, S., Johnson, D. J. & Hilal, N., Jan 1 2017, In : Desalination. 420, p. 403-424 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biomimetics
membrane
Membranes
Aquaporins
Desalination