Published on: 28-Oct-2016
Congratulations to Prof Wang Rong, Chair of CEE and Prof Anthony G. Fane, (NEWRI) for winning the Alternative Water Resources Prize at the 7th Award of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) for their development and application of novel forward osmosis hollow fibre membranes. The prize is awarded to this team for the development and application of novel forward osmosis hollow fibre membranes. Their work combines forward osmosis with a reverse osmosis (RO)-like inner selective layer and a novel and previously undiscovered positively charged nanofiltration (NF)-like outer selective layer. This novel structure provides enhanced performance by reducing the effects of scaling and flux losses caused by internal concentration polarization. These membranes promise to be a key factor for the reduction of the energy required for water treatment by membrane processes. There were 32 nominations for the Alternative Water Resources Prize from more than 20 countries, 195 nominations for all prizes together from 65 different countries. This is the first team from Singapore to win the Prize.
Prof Wang Rong, Chair of CEE, Director of NEWRI's SMTC, and Prof Anthony G. Fane (absent) presented the Alternative Water Resources Prize at the 7th Award of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz international Prize for Water (PSIPW) by the UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki Moon and Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz (far left) and the Minister of Water, Environment and Agriculture, Mr Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli (far right).
Photo credit: PSIPW
For more information on the 7th Award of the PSIPW, please click here.
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