Pakistani Green Talents Awards winner takes on world's most pressing concern: water scarcity

Published: November 1, 2017
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The jury was encouraged by the potential of Dr Kashir Rasool’s research on water security. PHOTO: GREEN TALENTS

The jury was encouraged by the potential of Dr Kashir Rasool’s research on water security. PHOTO: GREEN TALENTS

Dr Kashir Rasool, a Pakistani scientist, who recently won the Green Talents Award 2017 in Berlin last month, is taking on two of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns; water contamination and water security.

Rasool creates methods for extracting contaminants from industrial wastewater so that it can be safely and sustainably returned to the freshwater supply.

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According to Green Talents – an International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development – his research seeks to provide a solution for advanced sustainable and economical water treatment. His work focuses on the biological removal of organics, heavy metals, nutrients and emerging micro-pollutants from a variety of wastewater streams, coupled with renewable bio-energy production.

The jury was impressed with the potential of the 33-year-old’s research to deal with one of the world’s most pressing concerns: water security, it added.

As a researcher at Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Rasool works on the identification, selection and scientific application of water quality and sustainable innovative water/wastewater treatment for further water reuse strategies.

He is currently testing an anti-biofouling membrane for water desalination and biological water treatment as membrane processes are proving to be sustainable, economical and efficient desalination and water purification technologies.

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  • Sajid
    Nov 1, 2017 - 3:17PM

    Congratulations! Good Job! Proud of You!Recommend

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