QEERI’s Water Center develops novel efficient water filters

January 20, 2023

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI)’s Water Center is working on the development of novel point-of-use efficient water filters based on synthesized doped activated carbon (AC) materials.

Executive Director at QEERI Dr. Marc Vermeersch said that the filters have been tested for the removal of bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants that impact the taste, odour and health qualities of the water.

“The developed filters are cheaper, have a longer lifetime and a higher efficiency in removing target pollutants compared to commercially available AC filters.

The filters require low energy input, making them perfect for deployment in humanitarian aid situations,” he said.

QEERI, a member of Hamad Bin Khalifa University considered among the region’s leading institutes has been working in the fields of energy, water, corrosion and environment.

According to Dr. Vermeersch QEERI aims to support securing sustainable water and energy resources and provide the best possible environment to current and future generations.

“All our research projects are designed to answer Qatar’s and the region’s sustainability needs. We constantly develop vital partnerships and collaborations with national stakeholders including ministries such as the Ministry of Municipality & Environment and the Ministry of Public Health, entities such as Kahramaa, Ashghal and Qatar Electricity and Water Company, industry giants like Exxon Mobil, and Total – thus contributing towards developing a proper research, development, and innovation ecosystem within the country,” said Dr. Vermeersch.


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