Wastewater Treatment: integration of electro-technologies and Nanowire Filtration

Jing Kong and Shadi Hasan with Menatalla Ahmed, Khalid Al Kaabi, Wenjing Fang, Adewale Giwa, Sungmi Jung, and Saja Khashman

This grant is funded by the MIT Masdar Institute Cooperative Program

This project will focus on the development of a novel wastewater treatment system which combines nanowires filtration and bio-electrochemical treatment for the removal of heavy metals, organic contents, and microbes in water (Renewal from 2014 grant round).

Watch Wenjing present their project at IdeaStream 2016 below.


A. Giwa, S.W. Hasan, Theoretical investigation of the influence of operating conditions on the treatment performance of an electrically-induced membrane bioreactor, J. Water Process Eng. 6 (2015) 72–82. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2015.03.004.

A. Giwa, I. Ahmed, S.W. Hasan, Enhanced sludge properties and distribution study of sludge components in electrically-enhanced membrane bioreactor., J. Environ. Manage. 159 (2015) 78–85. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.05.035.

A. Giwa, Modelling and experimental investigation of membrane bio-electro-reactor (MBER) for Masdar city wastewater treatment, M. Sc. Thesis, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates., 2014.

A. Giwa, S.W. Hasan, Numerical modeling of an electrically enhanced membrane bioreactor (MBER) treating medium-strength wastewater, J. Environ. Manage. Under revi (2015).