Water Desalination:

An Imperative Way for Water Security in Arid Countries

Thursday, 7 May 2020 • 12–1 p.m.

Desalinated seawater is the main source for municipal water supply in Qatar and in other countries with limited fresh water resources. Desalination, also called desalting, is the removal of salt from seawater in order to make it suitable for drinking and other domestic uses. This presentation will provide an overview of different water resources with a focus on water desalination. It will discuss how desalination works and will present different methods for removing salts from water with emphasis on desalination technologies implemented in Qatar.

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab is a professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He has more than 25 years of experience on water and environmental engineering teaching and research. His research has led to publication of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading research journals and more than 80 refereed conference publications/presentations. Dr. Abdel-Wahab is an editorial board member of the Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier) and an associate editor of Emergent Materials Journal (Springer).