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Research Facilities
Research Themes
Typical Hydrological Research Budget During Ten Years




HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES

Groundwater recharge

Environmental tracers for quantitative groundwater hydrology

Surface and subsurface hydrological processes in porous/fractured media

Groundwater quality and contamination
 


MODELING OF TRANSPORT PROCESSES

Multiphase, multicomponent transport phenomena in porous/fractured media

Soil and groundwater salinzation and contamination

Saltwater intrusion

Nonlinear wave propagation through porous media

Hydrological processes of rainfall-runoff
 


ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

Water and wastewater treatment

Wastewater reclamation and reuse

Optimal uses of marginal water

Management models of water systems

Aquaculture and wetlands methods for water and wastewater quality control

Membrane technology for water and wastewater quality control
 
 

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
Biology of wastewater reservoirs.

Soil Microbiology.

Biological activity in extreme environments (salt, pH, heavy metals).
 


ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Enzymology of degradation of RDX.

Nitrifying bacteria in wastewater reservoirs.

Survival mechanisms of yeast (Rhodotorula, Pichia) in chemical industry wastewater evaporation ponds.

Genetics of utilization of methanol by the yeast Rhodotorula.

Mechanisms of cyanobacterial crust formation on desert sand dunes.
 


BIOREMEDIATION

Denitrification of nitrate-polluted groundwater.

Development of novel treatment processes for contaminated water and soil:

Food industries: dairies, meat & bone meal plants.

Chemical industries: Nitramine explosives, organobromides, pesticides
 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND DESERTIFICATION
Replantation of dry lands to mitigate greenhouse effect

Climate change hydrology and the history of dry lands