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Omani wins first place in Arab Water Council Award

26 Sep 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Dr Mohammed bin Zaher al Abri from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has won first place in the Arab Water Council Award for Creativity and Innovation for his research, ‘Enhanced Nanofiber Membranes for Safe Water Management’.

He won the award at the fifth Arab Water Forum held last week in Dubai, UAE.

Dr Abri, who is director of the Nanotechnology Research Centre at SQU, said, “Modern nanotechnology came to open up other directions for improving membrane efficacy. This research gave a futuristic view of the design of an advanced
filamentous membrane capable of dealing with various water pollutants with its exceptional properties.”

The number of researches submitted in the field of unconventional water resources was 58, of which four were excluded because they did not meet the conditions of the award, organisers said.

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