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Dr. Scott Husson

Theme 3 Leader: Material science in water and energy processes and systems
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Associated Themes: 1, 2, 3

WEC Research Relevance

Polymeric membranes, thin-film composites, interfacial chemistry, treatment of agricultural wastewaters and produced waters, membrane fouling

Current Projects

Project Title: Antimicrobial and fouling-resistant membranes for treatment of agricultural and municipal wastewaters
Dates: 05/01/2013 – 04/30/2016
Principal Investigator: Scott M. Husson
Co-Investigator(s): Viatcheslav Freger (Technion – Israel), Moshe Herzberg (Ben Gurion – Israel)
Sponsoring Agency: US-Israel BARD Fund

Project Title: Composite high-flux microfiltration membranes for virus removal from natural waters
Dates: 05/01/2015 – 04/30/2018
Principal Investigator: Scott M. Husson
Co-Investigator(s): Shankar Chellam (U Houston

Recent Publications

Marroquin, M.; Vu, A.; Bruce, T.; Wickramasinghe, S.R.; Zhao, L.; Husson, S.M. Evaluation of fouling mechanisms in asymmetric microfiltration membranes using advanced imaging. J. Membr. Sci. (2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2014.03.077.

Wandera, D.; Husson, S.M. Assessment of fouling-resistant membranes for additive-free treatment of high-strength wastewaters. Desalination, 309, 222-230 (2013).

Wandera, D.; Wickramasinghe, S.R.; Husson, S.M. Modification of ultrafiltration membranes with block copolymer nanolayers for produced water treatment: the roles of polymer chain density and polymerization time on performance. J. Membr. Sci. 403, 250-260 (2012).