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Lecture on " Energy Efficient Desalination Using Membrane Technology: Qingdao and Sydney Desalination Plants"
Date and Time: 2019-10-29 20:23:40

Speaker:Ho Kyong Shon, Professor,University of Technology Sydney,Australia

Date:Oct 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Location:K5-408 Lecture Hall, Environment Research Institute

Sponsor:Environment Research Institute


As water shortage has increasingly become a serious global problem, desalination using seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) is considered as a sustainable source of potable water sources. However, a major issue on the SWRO desalination plant is energy that has potential adverse impact. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop technologies that allows environmentally friendly and economically viable SWRO. This presentation will initially cover our lab introduction at University of Technology Sydney. In particular, our recent research activities on reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, membrane distillation, capacitive deionization and membrane fabrication will be introduced for desalination, wastewater reuse, resource recovery and water purification. Then, this presentation will provide an overview of recent research works and technologies of energy-efferent SWRO desalination for Qingdao and Sydney desalination plants.


Professor Ho Kyong Shon at the University of Technology Sydney is an Australia Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, the President of the Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA), the Editor for the Journal of Desalination, and the Deputy Director of Center for Technology in Water and Wastewater. He specializes in understanding physico-chemical water treatment processes in water, wastewater and seawater. His research career focuses on studying advanced membrane fabrication and the application of membrane based desalination in detailing membrane fouling mechanisms and developing novel desalination technology. He has co-authored over 400 high-impact refereed journal publications (51 h-index and > 9900 total citations) including five patents and numerous international awards over the last 20 years. He is currently supervising several postdoctoral research fellows, ten PhD students and two Masters students related to membrane and nanotechnology for water purification and resource recovery.

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