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Nidal Hilal

Professor of Engineering and Director, Water Research Center

1994 …2020
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Development of polysulfone-nanohybrid membranes using ZnO-GO composite for enhanced antifouling and antibacterial control

Chung, Y. T., Mahmoudi, E., Mohammad, A. W., Benamor, A., Johnson, D. & Hilal, N., Jan 16 2017, In : Desalination. 402, p. 123-132 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polysulfones
antifouling
membrane
Membranes
Composite materials
Flocculation
Coagulants
Palm oil
Biofuels
phytotoxicity

Effect of membrane performance including fouling on cost optimization in brackish water desalination process

Ang, W. L., Nordin, D., Mohammad, A. W., Benamor, A. & Hilal, N., Jan 1 2017, In : Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 117, p. 401-413 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desalination
Fouling
Membranes
Costs
Water

Electrically conducting nanofiltration membranes based on networked cellulose and carbon nanostructures

Ahmed, F. E., Lalia, B. S., Hilal, N. & Hashaikeh, R., Jan 1 2017, In : Desalination. 406, p. 60-66 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanofiltration membranes
Cellulose
cellulose
Nanostructures
Carbon

Electrically conductive spacers for self-cleaning membrane surfaces via periodic electrolysis

Abid, H. S., Lalia, B. S., Bertoncello, P., Hashaikeh, R., Clifford, B., Gethin, D. T. & Hilal, N., Jan 1 2017, In : Desalination. 416, p. 16-23 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrolysis
Cleaning
electrokinesis
membrane
Membranes

Engineering nanocomposite membranes: Addressing current challenges and future opportunities

Al Aani, S., Wright, C. J., Atieh, M. A. & Hilal, N., Jan 2 2017, In : Desalination. 401, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymeric membranes
Nanocomposites
membrane
Membranes
engineering

Fabrication of antibacterial mixed matrix nanocomposite membranes using hybrid nanostructure of silver coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Al Aani, S., Gomez, V., Wright, C. J. & Hilal, N., Oct 15 2017, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 326, p. 721-736 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Nanotubes
Silver
Nanostructures
silver
Carbon nanotubes

Laser Doppler Electrophoresis and electro-osmotic flow mapping: A novel methodology for the determination of membrane surface zeta potential

Thomas, T. E., Aani, S. A., Oatley-Radcliffe, D. L., Williams, P. M. & Hilal, N., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 523, p. 524-532 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zeta potential
electrophoresis
Electrophoresis
Lasers
methodology

Mechanical properties of water desalination and wastewater treatment membranes

Wang, K., Abdalla, A. A., Khaleel, M. A., Hilal, N. & Khraisheh, M. K., Jan 2 2017, In : Desalination. 401, p. 190-205 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desalination
Wastewater treatment
mechanical property
membrane
Membranes

Microfiltration of micro-sized suspensions of boron-selective resin with PVDF membranes

Darwish, N. B., Kochkodan, V. & Hilal, N., Feb 1 2017, In : Desalination. 403, p. 161-171 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Boron
Microfiltration
boron
resin
Suspensions

Modelling of air gap membrane distillation and its application in heavy metals removal

Attia, H., Osman, M. S., Johnson, D. J., Wright, C. & Hilal, N., Dec 15 2017, In : Desalination. 424, p. 27-36 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heavy Metals
distillation
Distillation
Heavy metals
heavy metal

Superhydrophobic electrospun membrane for heavy metals removal by air gap membrane distillation (AGMD)

Attia, H., Alexander, S., Wright, C. J. & Hilal, N., Oct 15 2017, In : Desalination. 420, p. 318-329 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heavy Metals
distillation
Distillation
Heavy metals
heavy metal
2016

Can carbon-based nanomaterials revolutionize membrane fabrication for water treatment and desalination?

Manawi, Y., Kochkodan, V., Hussein, M. A., Khaleel, M. A., Khraisheh, M. & Hilal, N., Aug 1 2016, In : Desalination. 391, p. 69-88 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desalination
Water treatment
Nanostructured materials
water treatment
Carbon

Chitosan as natural coagulant in hybrid coagulation-nanofiltration membrane process for water treatment

Ang, W. L., Mohammad, A. W., Benamor, A. & Hilal, N., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 4, 4, p. 4857-4862 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanofiltration membranes
Coagulants
Chitosan
Coagulation
Water treatment

Development of polyamide forward osmosis membrane for humic acid removal

Mohd Yusof, M. A., Abu Seman, M. N. & Hilal, N., Dec 25 2016, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 57, 60, p. 29113-29117 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis membranes
osmosis
Polyamides
humic acid
membrane

Dual stage PRO power generation from brackish water brine and wastewater effluent feeds

Altaee, A. & Hilal, N., Jul 1 2016, In : Desalination. 389, p. 68-77 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

brackish water
power generation
brine
Power generation
Effluents

Enhancing oil removal from water using ferric oxide nanoparticles doped carbon nanotubes adsorbents

Kayvani Fard, A., Rhadfi, T., Mckay, G., Al-marri, M., Abdala, A., Hilal, N. & Hussien, M. A., Jun 1 2016, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 293, p. 90-101 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Nanotubes
Adsorbents
Carbon nanotubes
Oils
oxide

Fabrication and antifouling behaviour of a carbon nanotube membrane

Ihsanullah, Al Amer, A. M., Laoui, T., Abbas, A., Al-Aqeeli, N., Patel, F., Khraisheh, M., Atieh, M. A. & Hilal, N., Jan 5 2016, In : Materials and Design. 89, p. 549-558 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
Iron oxides
Membranes
Fabrication

Hybrid coagulation-NF membrane processes for brackish water treatment: Effect of pH and salt/calcium concentration

Ang, W. L., Mohammad, A. W., Benamor, A. & Hilal, N., Jul 15 2016, In : Desalination. 390, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coagulation
Water treatment
brackish water
Membrane fouling
coagulation

Hybrid coagulation–NF membrane process for brackish water treatment: Effect of antiscalant on water characteristics and membrane fouling

Ang, W. L., Mohammad, A. W., Benamor, A., Hilal, N. & Leo, C. P., Jan 1 2016, In : Desalination. 393, p. 144-150 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Membrane fouling
Water treatment
brackish water
fouling
water treatment

Modeling and optimization of a solar forward osmosis pilot plant by response surface methodology

Khayet, M., Sanmartino, J. A., Essalhi, M., García-Payo, M. C. & Hilal, N., Nov 1 2016, In : Solar Energy. 137, p. 290-302 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osmosis
Pilot plants
Flow rate
Energy utilization
Reverse osmosis

Novel low-fouling membrane bioreactor (MBR) for industrial wastewater treatment

Deowan, S. A., Galiano, F., Hoinkis, J., Johnson, D., Altinkaya, S. A., Gabriele, B., Hilal, N., Drioli, E. & Figoli, A., Jul 15 2016, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 510, p. 524-532 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bioreactors
Membrane fouling
fouling
Bioreactors
Waste Water