There is an urgent and increasing global need for purification of drinking water and wastewater, given the human and environmental health concerns caused by contaminant heavy metals (HMs) and organic pollutants. Yasser Refaey investigates the potential of using clay minerals abundant in local soils in Egypt as low cost materials to reduce Cu, Ni and Zn pollution of soil and groundwater originating from polluted waste water.
Y.B. Refaey Mohammed, Characterization of Clay Deposits from Egypt and Assessment of their Potential Application for Waste Water Treatment. How Dissolved Organic Matter Determines the Interaction of Heavy Metals and Clay Minerals.
Prof. K. Kalbitz (Technische Universität Dresden)
Prof. W.P. de Voogt
Dr B. Jansen
Dr J.R. Parsons