Post-doctoral fellow to study brackish water desalination systems for agriculture

Ben-Gurion University
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We are searching for a post-doctoral fellow to study brackish water desalination systems for agriculture within the framework of a binational (U.S.-Israel) agricultural R&D (BARD) project.  The project requires study of monovalent selective electrodialysis systems, including optimization of membrane properties and operation conditions for maximum monovalent selectivity, and combining this system with a self-adaptive reverse osmosis unit (FLERO).   There is also importance in modelling monovalent selectivity as a function of operating conditions and membrane properties.  Both units will have setpoints (recovery, extent of salinity removal) that can be controlled by an external irrigation model being developed within the project.   This work will also involve a defined period of time at the collaborating research group of Prof. Y. Cohen in UCLA learning the operation on the FLERO system developed at the WaTER lab at UCLA.

Background in Chemical or Environmental engineering with experience in electromembrane processes a distinct advantage.

For more details:

Prof. Jack Gilron, ZIWR- BGU,;