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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
    Osmosis
    osmosis
    thermodynamics
    Thermodynamics
    Hydraulics

    Unlocking the application potential of forward osmosis through integrated/hybrid process

    Ang, W. L., Mohammad, A. W., Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Mar 1 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 706, 136047.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Osmosis
    osmosis
    fouling
    regeneration
    Osmosis membranes
    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

    Breakthroughs in the fabrication of electrospun-nanofiber-supported thin film composite/nanocomposite membranes for the forward osmosis process: A review

    Obaid, M., Abdelkareem, M. A., Kook, S., Kim, H. Y., Hilal, N., Ghaffour, N. & Kim, I. S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Osmosis
    Nanofibers
    osmosis
    Nanocomposites
    membrane

    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

    membrane
    Membranes
    polarization
    Polarization
    Membrane fouling

    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

    Electrospun antimicrobial membranes-functionality and morphology

    Mortimer, C. J., James, S., Hilal, N. & Wright, C. J., Jan 1 2019, Nanofiber Membranes for Medical, Environmental, and Energy Applications. CRC Press, p. 17-36 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Electrospun collagen nanofiber membranes for regenerative medicine

    Widdowson, J. P., Hilal, N. & Wright, C. J., Jan 1 2019, Nanofiber Membranes for Medical, Environmental, and Energy Applications. CRC Press, p. 57-85 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    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

    Nanofiber membranes for medical, environmental, and energy applications

    Ismail, A. F., Hilal, N., Jaafar, J. & Wright, C. J., Jan 1 2019, CRC Press. 300 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Nanofibers
    Membranes
    Fabrication
    Purification
    Air purification

    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

    Preface

    Ismail, A. F., Hilal, N., Jaafar, J. & Wright, C. J., Jan 1 2019, Nanofiber Membranes for Medical, Environmental, and Energy Applications. CRC Press, p. vii-viii

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    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