Prof. Avner Adin

Professor Avner Adin (Feb. 3, 1943) is an internationally renowned environmental leader, engineer, scientist and innovator who combines teaching, research, technology and engineering practice in the field of water in policy, treatment, wastewater reuse and water security and safety. Serves as Chairman of Israel Institute of Standards' Central Water Committee after serving as Israel's national Drinking Water Standards Committee. Also:

  • Prof. Adin received his B.Sc, Ing., M.Sc and D.Sc. degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa), and did post-doctoral work at the University of Iowa (USA). Appointed to the Hebrew University’s Lunenfeld-Kunin Chair of Environmental Sciences, Prof. Adin has taught and conducted research at additional leading institutes and universities including Iowa State University, University of Houston, University of Cincinnati and University of South Florida (USA); McMaster University (Canada); National University of México (Mexico); Hokkaido University (Japan); Ocean University of China, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and National University of Singapore.
  • Founder and first President of the Israel Water Association, National Member of IWA.
  • Prof. Adin is the founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Adin Holdings, an international water consulting and solutions company and a founding partner of Treatec21 Industries, Ltd., which develops, finances and construct innovative, tailor made water treatment processes. Additionally serves as Director, partner and Advisory Board Member in other companies and technological incubators.
  • Served as a Management Team member of SWITCH - a multi-million EU international project on Integrated Water Management in Future Cities.
  • Provided expert engineering assistance and performed applied research for a variety of national and international organizations including CONAGUA (Mexico), The World Bank, WHO, USAID, USEPA, WRC (Canada), CSRI (South Africa), PUB (Singapore) and a number of private sector clients including Culligan, International Harvester, Coca-Cola and Intel.
  • Organizer and Chair of the emerging IWA (International Water Association) Working Group on Post Treatment in Desalination and member of WHO experts team on Ca/Mg in Drinking Water.
  • Received the ANEAS´s Achievement Award - On behalf the National Water and Sanitation Utilities of Mexico “recognizing your prominent extended career in the water and sanitation”. Granted by Mexico’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ing. Juan José Guerra Abud, and ANEAS President, Ing. Roberto Olivares.
  • Academic research areas: Filtration, particle characterization, electro-flocculation, membrane fouling and bio-nano-particles interactions. Recently: water policy and the new water cycle.
  • Prof. Adin has published hundreds of scientific and technical articles in the areas of water treatment and reuse and environmental pollution control. Prof. Adin is the Founder and Past-President of the Israeli Water Association - currently Foreign Affairs Officer and a Distinguished Member of the board - and a founder of Waterfronts-Israeli Water Union, and a board member of the International Water Association (IWA) where he also serves on the Committee of the Specialist Group on Particle Separation.

 

Research in Water Treatment and Pollution Control Technology

Two main areas relating to water quality, a major concern in Israel and world wide, are investigated: potable water treatment and advanced wastewater treatment for water reuse. The common denominator of both topics is the emphasis which is put on particle research in relation to solid/liquid separation processes, such as coagulation, flocculation, filtration, sedimentation and flotation.

Solid particles in water, such as clay, metal oxides, algea and other organic, cause turbidity and are associated with bacteria and virus even in invisible concentrations. Their enhanced removal from water assures that the treatment system is also impermeable to parasites. Solids separation and removal from water and wastewater effluents protects irrigation systems, desalination membranes and groundwater enrichment facilities from clogging.

Research topics include particle characterization in water and wastewater, raw and treated; study of particle transport, attachment and detachment mechanisms; mathemtical modeling; development of high-rate, granular filtration as well as slow granular filtration processes; application of metallic and polymeric coagulants for process improvement; development of local filtering materials; filter bed optimization; pre-tretment of saline water for desalination by reverse osmosis; clogging mechanisms in drip irrigation systems and their prevention; sludge minimization and reuse in water treatment plant; removal of virus and parasites in water treatment processes; and more.

Some of the research work is inter or multi-disciplinary, such as investigations that relate to filtration of microorganisms, or the development of water quality control in effluent reservoirs via satellites.

Short term investigations are being held in conjunction with industry. Industries that have difficulties in complying with stringent effluent standards or with high manufacturing standards, are looking here for solutions to their problems. Among them are electronics, textile, metal finishing, pharmaceutics and various food factories.

As can be seen from the above description, in-depth scientific learning and engineering applications serve together to protect our vulnerable aquatic environment.

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Avner ADIN, D.Sc., Dipl.-Ing., BCEEM

Lunenfeld-Kunin Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences

Director, Water Treatment Technology Laboratory

 

ABSTRACT

Professor Avner Adin (Feb. 3, 1943) is an internationally renowned environmental leader, engineer, scientist and innovator who combines teaching, research, technology and engineering practice in the field of water in policy, treatment, wastewater reuse and water security and safety. Serves as Chairman of Israel Institute of Standards' Central Water Committee after serving as Israel's national Drinking Water Standards Committee.  

 

EDUCATION

1964   B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

1968   Diplom Ingenieur, Technion, Haifa. Sanitary Engineering.

1971   M.Sc., Sanitary Engineering, Technion, Haifa.

1975   D.Sc., (Doctor of Science in Technology), Sanitary Engineering, Technion, Haifa.

1975 - 77 Post - doctoral studies, Sanitary Engineering, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA USA.

Languages: Hebrew (excellent), English (excellent), Spanish (good), French (fair).

 

ADVANCED STUDIES - INTERNATIONAL COURSES

1972   International Summer School on Criteria for Wastewater Treatment, conducted by Prof. W.W. Eckenfelder et al., Technion, Haifa, Israel, 25 - 30.7.1972.

1972   10th Geneva Graduate Study Program (Theme: Human Environment II) organized by the Information Service, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, 19.7 - 4.8.1972.

1973   NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Scientific Basis of Filtration. Churchill College, Cambridge, England, 2 - 20.7.1973.

1975   Filtration Day on Particle Size Analysis. The Filtration Society, in Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 24.10/1975.

1981   Treatment and Disposal of Industrial Wastewaters, a specialist course organized by the British Council, Newcastle upon Tyne and London, 6 - 19.9.1981.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1964 - 67 National service: water and wastewater systems, planning and construction.

1967 - 68 Design Engineer, TAHAL - Water Planning for Israel. General design of national and regional water systems.

1968 - 75 Senior Research Engineer, Technion Research and Development Foundation, Technion, Haifa, Applied research in water treatment and special consulting for the Technion for industrial and private companies.

1971 - 75 Instructor - Acting Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa. Teaching sanitary and environmental engineering for undergraduate and graduate students.

1975 - 77 Assistant Professor (Visiting) and Graduate Faculty Member, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A. Teaching and research in Environmental Engineering.

1977 - 81 Senior Staff Member and Head, Water Quality Section, Israel Environmental Protection Service (EPS), Ministry of the Interior, Jerusalem. Management, direction and national policy - making for water quality control and protection.

Administration and financing of projects and investigations.

Member of different interministerial committees (e.g., the High Commission of Sewage Affairs). Administration of relationships with international as well as national bodies in the field of water quality.

1978 - 81 Adjunct Senior Lecturer - Water Treatment Technology, Division of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Applied Science and Technology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1981 - 85 Senior Lecturer and Head of the Water Treatment Technology Central Laboratory, Division of Human Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Applied Science and Technology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Elected member of the University Senate, member of different committees in the University and on the national level (e.g. Drinking Water Standards Committee; Water Commission Research Committee).

1986 - 95 Associate Professor (tenure appointment), Ibid. Further present involvement in scientific committees. Chairman, Water Treatment Research Committee-the Water Commission.

Member of the Israel (national) Committee of Hydrology.

Member of the Advisory Committee to the Minster of Environmental Quality on water quality issues.

Advisor to the Ministry of Health, to the national water planning (TAHAL) and operation (MEKOROT) companies, etc.

1987 - 88 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Research in solid - liquid separation. Teaching Fluid Mechanics to Civil and Chemical Engineering students.

1988 - 91 Director and Chairman of the Division of Environmental Sciences at HUJ. Member of the central management, appointments and teaching committees of the School.

1991 - 92 Chairman, Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences. Member of the Council of the Organization of Professors and Senior Lecturers.

1992 - 93 Visit. Prof., Dept. Civil Engrg. and Engrg. Mechanics, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, and the Wastewater Technology Centre, Berlington, Ont., Canada: Research in wastewater filtration; Dept. Environmental Engrg., U.N.A.M. (Autonomic National University of Mexico), Mexico City: Supervising doctoral and master students; I.M.T.A. (Mexican Inst. Water Technology), Cuernavaca, Mor.: Applied research in water treatment, guiding a new water research group.

1993 - Re - elected Director&Chairman of the Division of Environmental Sciences at HUJ.

1994- Chairman, Environmental Quality Committee of the Association of Engineers,   Architects and Graduates of Technological Sciences in Israel.

1995- Full Professor. Member of the University Senate. Member of the Research   Committee of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, HUJ.

1998-99 Visiting Professor, Dept. Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati and USEPA, granted through ORISE, Oak Ridge-EPA agreement. Research on Cryptosporidium filtration. Teaching graduate course on Physicochemical Water Treatment Processes.

1999-00 Acting Chairman, Israeli Assoc. Environ. Engrg. (IAWQ&WEF, Israel)

1999-01 Director and Chairman of the Division of Environmental Sciences at HUJ.

2000- Member, National Committee of Environmental Quality, advising to the Government.

President, Israeli Water Association

2001-03 Head, Graduate School of Applied Science at HUJ. Member, Central Committee of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

2003- Director, Water Treatment Technology Laboratory, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, HUJ. Chair, Drinking Water Standards Committee of Israel. Chair, Central Water Committee of the Israel Institute of Standards.

2011 Visiting Professor, University of South Florida.

2011-16 Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS).

2011-Present Member, Central Research Committee, Israel Water Authority.

2011-16 Member, EWI International Research Committee, Singapore.

2011-Present Chief Scientist, Adin Holdings water consulting and solutions.

2011-Present Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

2013-Present Head, Division of Research and Development, Azrieli Academic Engineering College of Jerusalem.

2014-Present Chair, Evaluation Committee of MS program of Tel-Hai Academic College in Water Sciences, Council for Higher Education of Israel

2015-16/17   Head/Advisor, Department/Program of Environmental Engineering Technologies, Azrieli Academic Engineering College of Jerusalem.

 

SPECIAL AWARDS AND HONORS

1980   American Water Works Association's Publication Award for 1979: "For the most notable contribution to the science of public water supply development through his paper: "The Application of Filtration Theory to Pilot Plant Design" published by the Association." Co - authored by Robert E. Baumann and John L. Cleasby.

1990   Membership conferred by the International Consortium of Filtration and Separation Researchers (INCOFILT) "for meritorious contribution in the activities of filtration and separation fields. His spirit has been in the highest tradition of the academic profession".

1997   Distinguished Lecturer - First invitee to start a "Distinguished Lecture Series in Environmental Engineering" in Japan, at the Nishira Endowed Program, established by Hokkaido University.

1997   Endowed chair - Lunenfeld-Kunin Professor of Environmental Sciences.

1999   The IT Group Commendation “for contributing knowledge among professionals in the technical community” in the paper "Characterizing Cryptosporidium parvum as a Waterborne Particle in Granular Filtration", Co-authored Biswas, P., Dutari, G., Sethi, V., and Patterson, C., AWWA -International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

2001   The Kaye Innovation Award for the development of the Electroflocculation process.

2006   AWWA Life Member in recognition of 30 years active membership, American Water Works Association.

2008   Special Recognition of the Vision, Foundation and Management of the Israeli Water Association and contribution to the advancement of Water and Environmental Engineering in Israel. The Israeli Water Association.

2008   Distinguished Member of Rotary Club.

2008   Member, American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

2011   VPP Visiting Professor, Singapore.

2013, 2015   President of Cleantech International Exhibition and Convention.

2014   ANEAS´s Achievement Award - On behalf the National Water and Sanitation Utilities of Mexico “recognizing your prominent extended career in the water and sanitation”. Granted by Mexico’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ing. Juan José Guerra Abud, and ANEAS President, Ing. Roberto Olivares.

2017   CLEANTECH 2017 AWARD - Recognition as One of the Most Influential in Cleantech in Israel and of Life Achievements in Environmental Protection and Water.

2018   2018 Annual LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD in Water and Wastewater Treatment Science, Technology and Policy - on behalf of Israel Water Association.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

1962   From IDF during undergraduate studies.

1971   From Graduate School of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

1975,76 From Hebrew Technical University (H.T.I. - New York) for post doctoral studies.

1981 From the British Council for industrial wastes treatment advanced studies in GB.

1983   From NCRD (ISRAEL) and CSIR (South Africa) through the scientific exchange agreement.

1992 From the French Embassy through the French - Israeli scientific exchange agreement.

1998   From USEPA through ORISE, Oak Ridge-EPA agreement

 

COMPETITIVE SCIENTIFIC EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  • Fellowship with the National Institute for Water Research in Pretoria in the framework of the exchange agreement for scientific cooperation between the National Council for Research and Development (NCRD) of Israel and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR)South Africa. Main team: slow sand filtration 8.7 - 5.9, 1983.
  • Fellowship with the University of Campaigne, France, Chemical Engineering Dept., framework of France - Israel cultural/scientific exchange agreement. Topic: Integration of the membrane filtration and the granular filtration processes. 27.9 - 17.10, 1992.
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DETAILED SCIENTIFIC AREAS

Research topics include desalination post-treatment effects, pre-treatment of saline water for desalination by reverse osmosis; membrane filtration of wastewater; application of silver nanoparticles to biofilm prevention; nano-particles removal from water; particle characterization in water and wastewater, raw and treated; study of particle transport, attachment and detachment mechanisms; mathematical modeling; development of high-rate, granular filtration as well as slow granular filtration processes; application of metallic and polymeric coagulants for process improvement; flocculant recovery; development of local filtering materials; filter bed optimization; electroflocculation; clogging mechanisms in drip irrigation systems and their prevention; sludge minimization and reuse in water treatment plants; removal of virus and parasites in water treatment processes; stream water rehabilitation; Short term investigations are being held in conjunction with industry. Among them are electronics, textile, metal finishing, pharmaceutics and various food factories.

 

ADVISORY AND CONSULTING

Prof. Adin's experience in both engineering and applied research has provided a basis for wide-world activities in the practical consulting area, solving national and regional as well as specific local problems. He has acted as a consultant or an advisor to many leading Israeli companies, e.g. MEKOROT National Water Company and TAHAL, to the Israeli Minister of Environmental Quality and to the Israeli Water Commission, as well as to the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the National Water Commission of Mexico and Texas Department of Commerce, BALTEN (water company of Tenerife) and to industry (e.g. International Harvester, Coca-Cola, Culigan) and various clients in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Italy, Israel, Spain, Southern Africa, Egypt, Cyprus, India, Thailand, Senegal and China. Prof. Adin is the founder and Chairman of Adin Holdings, an international water consulting and solutions company (www.adinholdings.com) and founder and a Partner of Treatec21 Industries, Ltd., which develops, finances and constructs innovative, tailor made water treatment processes; and serves as Director and partner or as Advisory Board Member in other companies an technological incubators.

 

SELECTED CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Surface water filtration projects

  • Mexico City Water Treatment Plant (Mexico City, DF) 12 m3/s (274 mgd); 24 m3/s final Consulting work included evaluation of malfunctions and recommendations for improvements in construction and operations. Specific challenges included three different surface water sources (five future) and need to train local operations and maintenance personnel.

  • Seccia River Water Treatment Plant (Regio-Emilia, Italy) 1.0 m3/s (23 mgd); 2.0 m3/s final The largest pressure filtration of its kind in Europe, this contact filtration process serves both industrial and drinking water systems. Consulting work included evaluation of water quality variations resulting from construction of a dam, derivation of design parameters for filtration and disinfection systems from pilot studies, and review of the general and detailed design.

  • National Water Carrier Direct Filtration Plant (Israel) 21 m3/s (480 mgd) This large water treatment plant was designed to filter water from the Sea of Gallilee (Lake Kinneret). Consulting work performed under contract to TAHAL and CDM included establishing design parameters (e.g. filtration rate, flocculant application and media configuration) based on pilot studies, particle size distribution measurements and filtration theory.

 

Wastewater reuse and water pollution control projects

  • Water Commission of Mexico/World Bank (1990-1994) As special advisor to the Governor of the State of Mexico provided consulting advice in reducing pollution of Lake Chapala by rehabilitating the Rio Lerma. Consulting work included assessment of pollutant contributions from the Toluca industrial corridor and recommendations of treatment and control measures that were applied by the government to improve river water quality.
  • Tenerife, Spain (1990-1994) Consultant work included design of filtration plant for agricultural irrigation of treated effluent on the south side of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Island and development of Universidad de la Laguna staff to perform wastewater filtration research.
  • Texas Department of Commerce ( 1995-1996) Consulting work included specifying projects to alleviate water pollution and water shortage along the Texas Rio Grande basin including the reuse of groundwater, municipal wastewater effluents and seawater desalination.
  • The Bahamas Master Plan for Sewerage (2014-2015) Consulting work including interaction with the water authorities, inspection of current situation of wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewage networks, application of wastewater quality criteria for reuse, identification of relevant advanced treatment processes and involvement in the whole beading and planning process.

 

Some additional past consulting jobs

  • Master plan for drainage and sewerage - Warri Town, Nigeria
  • Filtration plant - Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Master plan for sewerage - Jerusalem, Israel
  • Master plan for sewerage and sewage treatment - Shlomi Town, Israel
  • Solar energy from Salton Sea, feasibility report - California, USA.
  • Water pollution control plant - Calimaya, Mexico.
  • Alum sludge treatment and alum recovery in the northern Galilee - Israel.

Participation in many other water, wastewater and industrial wastes treatment engineering works.

 

Pilot studies and other research

  • Pre-ozonation and direct filtration of Lake Kineret/Sea of Gallilee (Israel) Research was directed towards development of inexpensive alternatives for filtration of Lake Kinneret water (basalt and tuff) along with a model for optimum design of high rate filters.
  • Pilot filtration plant for National Water Carrier at Eshcol (Israel) Site Research involved determining the flocculant application distance from the settling basins, its dosage and pH desired values, in relation to the settling basins performance
  • Membrane pretreatment of sea water at Eilat (Israel). For Israeli water company Mekorot, Prof. Adin combined laboratory and field study, design and operational parameters for membrane pretreatment of sea water. He also led an interdisciplinary research team which allocated the optimum location for the intake in the bay in relation to membrane fouling prevention.
  • Physical-chemical treatment of primary and secondary wastewater with membrane filtration. Under contract to the governments of France and Germany, performed applied research in membrane treatment of municipal wastewater and of spent filter backwash water from potable water treatment plants.
  • Israel Environmental Service (1977-1981) As Water Quality Director developed the country’s first Industrial Effluent Emission Standards (“Hok Ezer Le’Dugma”) in cooperation with Dr. Bill Garner of the Israeli Water Commission. These rules now form the basis of Israel’s current industrial pollution regulations.

 

SELECTED INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

  • Silver nanoparticles for biofouling pretreatment
  • Electroflocculation for water, wastewater and toxic industrial wastewater purification.
  • Removal of turbidity from solar ponds for energy production.
  • Basalt and Tuffa granules for filter media upgrade
  • Home and individual filters with self disinfection capability
  • Electrokinetic index for monitoring membrane fouling
  • Algorithms for optimal filter design
  • Slow granular filtration design parameters for effluent filtration

 

INTERNATIONAL FUNCTIONS (partial list)

  • IWA (International Water Association, formerly IAWQ, formerly IAWPRC)/IWSA - Joint Specialist Group on Particle Separation (formerly Coagulation, Flocculation, Filtration, Sedimentation) - Member of the Committee.
  • World Filtration Congresses - Member of the Scientific Committee and Session Chairman since 1986.
  • IAWQ - Referee for scientific program of the bi - annual international conferences.
  • IAWPRC and WPCF (Water Pollution Control Federation, USA, currently WEF) - Board member of the Israeli branch, 1985 - 1987.
  • The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) - Consultant for wastewater reuse in developing countries. Participated in a book and sent to Far East.
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Mediterranean Action Plan - Member of experts teams on industrial wastes control. Reviewer of the "Guidelines for Treatment of Effluents Prior to Discharge into the Mediterranean Sea" (1992).
  • Chairman of the organizing committee of the 5th International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, held in Jerusalem, Israel, 25 - 28.5.1992.
  • Mexico National Water Commission (CNA) and the Mexican Institute for Water Technology (IMTA) - Scientific Advisor on wastewater treatment and reuse; reviewer of World Bank projects in Mexico; chairing discussion group to re - shape the Institute. Since 1990.
  • The Governor of the State of Mexico - Personal Advisor on the rehabilitation of the Rio Lerma basin, 1990-96.
  • The Mexican Minister of Urbanization and Environment - appointed as Coordinator of Mexico - Israel Environmental Research Program. Participating Israeli Institutions: Weizman, Technion, Bar - Ilan. Since 1992.
  • Reviewer for Jour. Environmental Engineering (ASCE), since 1990.
  • Delegate of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences to the NGO's activity program for environmental protection of the Mediterranean (MIO), established by the European Environmental Bureau and Elliniki Etairia. Since 1991.
  • Chairman of the organizing committee of the 4th International Conference of IAWQ/IWSA Joint Specialist Group on Particle Separation, Jerusalem, Israel, 28-30.10.1996.
  • Joint IAWQ/IWSA Specialist Group on Environmental Engineering Education (E-Cubed) - Member of the group Management Committee. Since 1994.
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee organizing the 1998 IAWQ Specialist Group on Wastewater Reuse Conference, Milano, Italy.
  • Assisting in organizing Italian-Israeli workshops to promote collaboration in the water and environmental field, since 2000.
  • WATEC-Israel - Member of the Organizing Committee since 2006.

And many more.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Israel Water Association. Founder and President. Currently honorable board Member.
  • International Water Association (IWA). Governing Board Member. Member of four specialist groups*. President of the Israeli National Committee.
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF, USA). Board Member. President of the Israeli Member Association.
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA). Active Member.
  • The Filtration Society.
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP, USA)
  • Association of Engineers, Architects and Graduates of Technological Sciences in Israel**
  • The Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences***
  • The Israel Association of Environmental Engineering****
  • INCOFILT (The International Consortium of Filtration Research Groups)*****
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*In two of which serves as Steering/Management Committee Member.

**Served as Chairman of the Environmental Quality Committee, and as a Member of the Engineering Council

***Chairman of the Society 1991-92. Formerly Board Member (elected twice) and Treasurer. ****Served as Board Member.

*****Acceptance to this organization was based on international academic expert review committee.

 

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Publications

A. DOCTORAL THESIS

Adin, A. Model for Prediction of Breakthrough Curves in Contact Filtration. Supervisor - Prof. Menahem Rebhun, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. Published also as a Technion Institute of Research and Development Report (1975), 213 p. In Hebrew.

B. BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

  • Shuval, H.I., Adin, A., Fattal, B., Rawitz, E. and Yekutiel, P. Wastewater Irrigation in Developing Countries - Health Effects and Technical Solutions. Intergrated Resource Recovery Series, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (1986), 324 p.
  • Adin, A., Gasith, A. and Fattal, B. (eds.) Environmental Quality. Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability series, Vol. V/A. ISEEQS Publications, ISSN 0972-3112 (1992), 500pp.
  • Gasith, A., Adin, A. and Steinberger, Y. (eds.) Ecosystem Stability. Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability Series, Vol. V/B. ISEEQS Publications, ISSN 0972-3112 (1992), 300pp.
  • Adin, A. et al (eds). Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability. Pergamon Press, ISBN 0-08-042329-9 (1993), 570pp.
  • Adin, A. and Hatukai, S. Combined Design, Operation and Economic Optimization of Contact Filtration. In: Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment III. H.H. Hahn, R. Klute (eds.). Springer- Verlag, (1994).
  • Shevah, Y., Waldman, M., and Adin, A. Bioremediation Research and Development      in Israel. In: Bioremediation: Principles and Practice, Vol.III: Bioremediation Technologies. S. K. Sikdar, R. L. Irvine (eds.). Technomic Publishing Co.,           USA (1998).
  • Adin, A., Ives, K.J. (eds). Particle Characterization in Separation Processes. Elsevier Science)(1997).
  • Adin, A. Physicochemical Mechanisms in Treatment Processes for Water Reuse. In: Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse. T. Asano (ed.). Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., USA (1998).
  • Adin, A. Particle Characterization and Filtration of Reservoir Effluents. In: Hypertrophic Reservoirs for Wastewater Treatment, Storage and Reuse. I. Dor, M. Juanico (eds.). Springer- Verlag, (1999).

C. SCIENTIFIC PAPERS (fully reviewed)

  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: High rate contact flocculation-filtration with polyelectrolytes. Journal of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), 66:2:109-117 (1974).
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: A model to predict concentration and head loss profiles in filtration. Journ. AWWA 69:8:444-453 (1977).
  • Adin, A.: Prediction of granular filter performance for optimum design. Filtration and Separation 15:1:55-60 (1978).
  • Adin, A.: Solution of granular bed filtration equations. Journal of Environmental Engineering Division, ASCE 104:EE 3:471-484 (1978).
  • Adin, A., Baumann, E.R. and Cleasby, J.L.: The application of filtration theory to pilot plant design. Journ. AWWA 71:1:17-27 (1979). (AWWA's "Best Publication" award).
  • Adin, A.: Rehabilitating the Yarkon River. Israel Land and Nature 6:1:6-8 (1980).
  • Rebhun, M., Fuhrer, Z. and Adin, A.: Contact flocculation-filtration of organic colloids. Water Research, 18:8:963-970 (1984).
  • Adin, A., Baumann, E.R. and Warner, F.: Evaluation of temperature effects on trickling filter performance. Water Science and Technology, 17:2-3:53-67 (1985).
  • Adin, A. and Klein-Banay, S.: Pretreatment of seawater by flocculation and settling for particulates removal. Desalination, 58:3:227-241 (1986).
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: Contact filtration for water clarification. Proceedings of the Conference on Environmental Quality Research, Haifa, (1973), pp. 1-17.
  • Adin, A., Rebhun, M., Goldberg, D. and Dalinski, J.S.: Transport of colloidal pollutants to aquifers in relation to artificial recharge. Proceedings of the 4th Scient. Conf. of the Israel Ecological Society, Tel-Aviv (1973), Sec. D. pp. 92-101.
  • Alon, G. and Adin, A.: Clogging of strainers by algae in drip irrigation systems. In: Developments in Arid Zone Ecology and Environmental Quality, Balaban International Science Services, Philadelphia and Rehovot, pp. 299-312 (1981).
  • Adin, A. and Rubinstein, L.: Evaluation of chemical sedimentation and flocculation of turbid stream water using nephelometry and particle size distributions. In: Developments in Ecology and Environmental Quality, Vol II, Balaban ISS, Philadelphia and Rehovot, pp. 245-256 (1983).
  • Adin, A.: Turbidity and particulate matter as factors in water resources management. Proc. Scientific Basis for Water Resources Management, IAHS, Ed. M. Diskin, Vol. 2, pp. 1-11 (1985).
  • Hatukai, S., Pano, A., Adin, A. and Rav-Acha, H.: Oil shale wastewater treatability studies with a steam stripping-activated sludge-polishing pond system. In: Environmental Quality and Ecosystem stability, Vol. III, Bar Ilan Publishers, pp. 913-921 (1986).
  • Adin, A. and Alon, G.: Mechanisms and process parameters of filter screens. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, 112:4:293-304 (1986).
  • Adin, A.: Problems associated with particulate matter in water reuse for agricultural irrigation and their prevention. Water Science and Technology, 18:185-195 (1987).
  • Adin, A. and Kadar, Y.: Energy conservation in treatment plants for wastewater reuse. Resources and Conservation (Elsevier, Amsterdam), 15:85-94 (1987).
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M: Deep bed filtration: accumulation detachment model parameters. Chemical Enginering Science, 42:5:1213-1219 (1987).
  • Adin, A.: Clogging in irrigation systems reusing pond effluents and its prevention. Water Science and Technology, 19:12:323-328 (1987).
  • Adin, A. and Elimelech, M.: Particle filtration for wastewater irrigation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, 115:3:474-487(1989).
  • Adin, A. and Rajagopalan, R.: Breakthrough curves in Granular Media Filtration. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE 115:4:785 (1989) (recommended for ASCE award).
  • Adin, A., Rubinstein, L. and Zilberman, A.: Particle characterization in wastewater effluents in relation to filtration and irrigation. Filtration and Separation, 26:4:284-287 (1989).
  • Adin, A. and Rajagopalan, R.: Breakthrough curve models for colloid deposition in porous media. Fluid/Particle Separation Journal, 2:1:25-30 (1989).
  • Tal, N., Adin, A. and Ben Zur, J.: Testing flocculation in an open canal for water supply. In: Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability, Vol. IV/A, ISEEQS Publication, Jerusalem, pp. 429-436 (1989).
  • Tiller, F.M., Shen, Y.L. and Adin, A.: Capillary suction theory for rectangular cells. Research Journal WPCF, 62:2:130-136 (1990).
  • Alon, G. and Adin, A.: Particle size distribution as a paramater in filtration modeling. Water Supply, 8:165-170 (1990).
  • Adin, A. and Hatukai, S.: Optimization of multilayer filter beds. Filtration and Separation (Elsevier), 28:1:33-36 (1991).
  • Adin, A., Katzhendler, J., Alkaslassy, D. and Rav-Acha, Ch.: Trihalomethane formation in chlorinated drinking water: a kinetic model. Water Research, 25:7:797-805 (1991).
  • Adin, A., and Sacks, M.: Dripper clogging factors in wastewater irrigation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, 117:6:813-826 (1991).
  • Adin, A.: Quality of drinking water. Water & Water Engineering, Journal of the Association of Water Engineers in Israel, 1 (November):15-16, 42 (1991). Hebrew.
  • Kanaani, Y.M., Adin, A. and Rav-Acha, Ch.: Biofilm interactions in water reuse: adsorption of polysaccharides to kaolin. Water Science and Technology, 26:3-4:673-682 (1992).
  • Dor, I., Furer, O., Adin, A., and Ben-Yosef, N.: Turbidity related to surface temperature in oxidation ponds: studies toward development of a remote sensing method. Water Science Technology, 27:7-8:37-44 (1993).
  • Furer, O., Dor, I., Ben-Yosef, N. and Adin, A.: Remote-sensing of water quality in wastewater reservoirs: pilot-plant studies.Water Science and Technology, 27:7-8:29-36 (1993).
  • Nasser, A.M., Adin, A. and Fattal, B.: Adsorption of poliovirus 1 and F+ bacteriophages onto sand. Water Science and Technology, 27:7-8:331-338 (1993).
  • Lerman, S., Lev, O., Adin, A. and Katzenelson.: Water Quality of Swimming Pools in Israel. Water Science and Technology, 27:7-8:287-294 (1993).
  • Adin, A. and Alon, G.: The role of particle characterization in advanced wastewater treatment. Invited paper. Water Science and Technology, 27:10:131-139 (1993).
  • Alon, G. and Adin, A.: Mathematical modeling of particle size distribution in secondary filtration. Water Environment Research:66:6:836-841(1994).
  • Ghosh, M., Amirtharajah, A. and Adin, A.: Particle destabilization for tertiary treatment of municipal wastewater by filtration. Water Science and Technology, 30:9:209-218 (1994).
  • Lahav., N., Ovadyahu, D., Gutkin, A., Mastov., E., Menjeritzki, T., Adin, A., Rubinstein, L., Tropp, D. and Yariv., S. Journal of thermal analysis, 42:67-84 (1994).
  • Nasser, A., Weinberg, D., Dinoor, N. and Adin, A. Removal of Hepatitis A virus (HAV), poliovirus and MS2 coliphage by coagulation and high rate filtration. Water Science and Technology, 31:5-6:63-68 (1995).
  • Rav-Acha, Ch., Kummel, M., Salomon, I. and Adin, A. The effect of chemical oxidants on effluent constituents for drip irrigation. Water Research, 29:1:119-129       (1995).
  • Cikurel, H., Rebhun, M., Amirtharajah, A. and Adin, A. Wastewater effluent reuse by in-line flocculation filtration process. Water Science and Technology, 33:10-11:203-211 (1996).
  • Kaminski, I. and Adin, A. Particle size distribution and wastewater filter performance. Water Science and Technology, 36:4:217-224 (1997).
  • Adin, A. and Asano, T. The role of physical-chemical treatment in wastewater reclamation and reuse. Water Science and Technology, 37:10:79-90 (1998).
  • Adin, A., Soffer, Y. and Ben-Aim, R. Effluent pretreatment by iron coagulation applying various dose-pH combinations for optimum particle separation. Water Science and Technology (accepted for publication) (1998).
  • Cikurel, H., Adin, A. and Rebhun, M. Density and Floc Strength of Deposits Formed During In-Line Flocculation-Filtration of Secondary Effluents. In: Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment V. H.H. Hahn, R. Gimbel (eds.). Springer- Verlag, (1998).
  • Soffer, Y., Ben Aim, R. and Adin, A. Membrane for Water Reuse: Effect of Pre-Coagulation on Fouling and Selection. Water Science and Technology: 42:1–2:367–372 (1999).
  • Adin A. Particle Characteristics: A Key Factor in Effluent Treatment and Reuse. Water Science and Technology, accepted for publication. (1999).
  • Tenzer, B. and Adin, A. Seawater Filtration for Fouling Prevention under Stormy Conditions. Desalination 125:77-88. (1999).
  • Soffer, Y., Ben Naim, R., Adin, A., Membrane for water reuse: effect of precoagulation on fouling and selectivity. Water Science and Technology 42(1-2):367-372. (2000).
  • Adin, A., Bonner, F., Dean, L., Huberman, Z., Nasser, A. Characterization and Destabilization of Spent Filter Backwash Water ParticlesWater Supply, 2 (2), 115, (2002).
  •  Gitis V., Adin A., Nasser A., Gun J. and Lev O. Fluorescent labeled bacteriophages –A new tracer for the investigation of viral transport in porous media: 1.Introduction and characterization. Water Research 36(17):4227-4225 (2002).
  • Gitis V., Adin A., Nasser A., Gun J. and Lev O. Fluorescent labeled bacteriophages –A new tracer for the investigation of viral transport in porous media: 2.Deep bed filtration studies. Water Research, 36(17):4235-4243. (2002).
  • Soffer, Y., Adin, A. and Gilron, J. Streaming potential study and SEM EDX study of colloidal iron. Desalination, 146:115-121 (2002).
  • Adin, A. and Vescan, N., Electroflocculation for particle destabilization and aggregation for municipal water and wastewater treatment. Proc. American Chemical Society, (42:2):537-541, (2002).
  • Soffer, Y., Adin, A. and Gilron, J. Threshold Flux in Fouling of UF Membrane by Colloidal Iron. Desalination, 161:207-221 (2004).
  • Adin, A. Slow granular filtration for water reuse. Water Supply l3(4):123–130,(2003).
  • Adin, A. Particle Count and Size Alteration for Membrane Fouling Reduction in Non-Conventional Water Filtration. Water Science and Technology, 50 (12):273-278 (2004).
  • Soffer, Y., Ben Naim, R., Adin, A., Membrane Fouling and Selectivity Mechanisms in Effluent Ultrafiltration Coupled with Flocculation. Water Science& Technology, 51 (6-7), 123-134 (2005).
  • Kulkarni, P., Dutari, G., Weingeist, D., Adin, A., Haught, R. and Biswas, P. Capture of water-borne colloids in granular beds using external electric fields: improving removal of Cryptosporidium Parvum. Water Research, 39 (6):1047-1060 (2005).
  • Harif. T., Hai., M., and Adin, A., Electroflocculation as potential pretreatment
    in colloid ultrafiltration. Water Supply, 6(1) 69-78 (2006).
  • Ofir, E. Oren, Y. and Adin, A Electroflocculation: the effect of zeta-potential on particle size. Desalination, 204, 33-38 (2007).
  • Ofir, E. Oren, Y. and Adin, A Modified equilibrium-solubility domains and a kinetic model of iron oxide and hydroxide colloids for electroflocculation. Desalination, 204, 79-86 (2007).
  • Ofir, E. Oren, Y. and Adin, A. Comparing pretreatment by iron of electro-flocculation and chemical flocculation. Desalination, 204, 87-93 (2007).
  • Harif, T., and Adin, A. Characteristics of aggregates formed by electroflocculation of a colloidal suspension. Water Research, 41(13):2951-61 (2007).
  • Penn, R., Birnhack, L., Adin, A. and Lahav, O. New desalinated drinking water regulations are met by an innovative post-tretment process for improved public health. Water Science and Technology, accepted for publication (2008).
  • Mamane, H., Kohn, C. and Adin, A. Characterizing shape of effluent particles by image analysis. Separation Science and Technology, 43 (7):1737-1753 (2008).
  • Sun, L., Miznikov, E., Wang, L., and Adin, A. Nickel removal from wastewater by electroflocculation-filtration hybridization.Desalination, 249 (2):832-836 (2009).
  • Dror-Ehre, A., Mamane, H., Belenkov, T.,. Markovich, G, and Adin, A. Silver nanoparticle-E. coli colloidal interaction in water and effect on E. coli survival. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 339 (2): 275-550 (2009).
  • Lin, Y., Zhang, H. and Adin, A. Characterization of bacterial alginate extracted from biofilm matrix. Desalination and Water Treatment, 8:250-256 (2009).
  • Ben-Sasson M., Calmano W., Adin A., Iron oxidation processes in electroflocculation (electrocoagulation) cell, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 171, 704-709 (2009).
  • Ben-Sasson M., Adin A., Fouling mechanisms and energy appraisal in microfiltration pretreated by aluminum based electroflocculation, Journal of Membrane Science, 352(1), 86-94 ( 2010) .
  • Dror-Ehre, A., Adin A., Markovich, G. Mamane H. Control of biofilm formation in water using molecularly capped silver nanoparticles. Water Research, 44(8), 2601-9 (2010).
  • Lin Y.M., de Kreuk M., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. and Adin A. Characterization of alginate-like exopolysaccharides isolated from aerobic granular sludge in pilot plant. Water Research, 44(11), 3355-64 (2010).
  • Ben-Sasson M., Adin A., Fouling mitigation by iron-based electroflocculation in microfiltration: mechanisms and energy minimization. Water Research, 44(13), 3973-3981 (2010).
  • Thi Hoang Duong, Tong , Adin, Avner , Jackman, David , van der Steen, Peter and Vairavamoorthy,Kala'Urban water management strategies based on a total urban water cycle model and energy aspects – Case study for Tel Aviv', Urban Water Journal, 8: 2, 103 — 118 (2011).
  • Ben-Sasson M., Lin, Y., Adin A., Electrocoagulation-membrane filtration hybrid system for colloidal fouling mitigation of secondary-effluent. Separation and Purification Technology 82: 63–70 (2011).
  • Harif, T., Khai, M, Adin, A. Electrocoagulation versus chemical coagulation: coagulation/flocculation mechanisms and resulting floc characteristics. Water Research 46(10), 3177-88 (2012).
  • Dror-Ehre, A. Adin, A. and Mamane, H. Control of membrane biofouling by silver nanoparticles using Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a model bacterium. Desalination and Water Treatment, 48(1-3), 130-137 (2012).
  • Juan Liang, Anqi Deng, Rongjing Xie, Mylene Gomez, Jiangyong Hu, Jufang Zhang, Choon Nam Ong, Avner Adin. Impact of seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) product remineralization on the corrosion rate of water distribution pipeline materials. Desalination, 311, 54-61 (2013).
  • Juan Liang, Anqi Deng, Rongjing Xie, Mylene Gomez, Jiangyong Hu, Jufang Zhang, Choon Nam Ong, Avner Adin. Impact of Flow Rate on Corrosion of Cast Iron and Quality of Re-mineralized Seawater Reverse Osmosis Membrane (SWRO) Product Water. Desalination, 322, 76–83 (2013).
  • Ben-Sasson M., Adin A. Enhanced removal of natural organic matter by hybrid process of electrocoagulation and dead-end microfiltration. Chemical Engineering Journal 232, 338-345 (2013).
  • Juan Liang, Anqi Deng, Rongjing Xie, Mylene Gomez, Jiangyong Hu, Jufang Zhang, Choon Nam Ong, Avner Adin. Impact of elevated Ca2+/Mg2+ concentrations of RO membrane desalinated seawater on the stability of water pipe materials. Journal of Water and Health, 12, 1, 24 (2014).
  • Jufang Zhang, Juan Liang, Jiangyong Hu, Rongjing Xie, Mylene Gomez, Anqi Deng, Choon Nam Ong, Avner Adin. Impact of blended tap water and desalinated seawater on biofilm stability. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52 (31-33), 5806-5811(2014).
  • Ma Z., Yin X., Ji X., Yue J., Zhang L., Qin J., Valiyaveettil S., Avner Adin. Evaluation and removal of emerging nanoparticle contaminants in water treatment: a review. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(24), 11221-11232 (2016)…
  • Adin, A. The water energy nexus: Electrocoagulation and Energy Conservation. Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science, 7(2), 15-19 (2018).

D. ABSTRACTS AND PROCEEDINGS

  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: Contact filtration with polyelectrolytes through granular beds. Proceedings 42nd Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society and Israel Institute of Chemical Engineers, Rehovot (1972). Abs. p. 169.
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: Contact deep-bed filtration with polyelectrolytes. Proceedings of the 1st World Filtration Congress. Technique et Documentation, Paris (1974). Paper No. C26, pp. 1-6.
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: Model for prediction of concentration and headloss profiles in granular bed filtration. Proceedings of the 96th Annual Conference of the American Works Association (AWWA). New Orleans, La. (1976).Paper 17-5, 1-23.
  • Adin, A. and Baumann, E.R.: Energy conservation through direct filtration. Proceedings of the 1st Mid-America Conference on Environmental Design, Kansas City (1976), pp. 100-110.
  • Adin, A., Baumann, E.R. and Cleasby, J.L.: Application of filtration theory to pilot plant design. Proceedings of the 97th Annual Conference of the AWWA at Anaheim California (1977) Paper No. 14 A-1, pp. 1-36.
  • Adin, A.: Prediction of granular filter performance for optimum design. Prepublished and presented at Filtration Society's Conference on Solid Liquid Separation, Olympia, London (1977).
  • Adin, A.: Problems and advanced methods in filtration for low rate applicators. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Systems and Applications, Tel Aviv (1979), V-3, pp.1-9.
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: Components of deep-bed filtration mathematical model. Water Filtration Symposium, Antwerp, 21-23 April, 1982, Flemish Chapter of the Filtration Society, Royal Flemish Society of Engineers, Belgium, pp. 1.5.-1.22 (1982).
  • Rebhun, M., Fuhrer, Z. and Adin, A.: Contact flocculation filtration of organic colloids. Ibid., pp. 4.25-4.38 (1982).
  • Adin, A. and Kadar, Y.: Energy savings in treatment plants for wastewater reuse in Israel. Energy Savings in Water Pollution Control, IAWPR, Paris, pp. 111-128 (1983).
  • Adin, A., Aloni, U. and Lahav, D.: Evaluation of leachates quantities, pollutants concentrations and ground water pollution potential of a sanitary landfill site. Proc. 16th Scientific Conference of the Israel Ecological Society, Bar-Ilan, Sec. 8. Abs. (1985).
  • Pano, A., Adin, A., Rav-Acha, Ch. and Hatukai, S.: Israeli oil shale report water-treatability studies. Proc. 16th Scientific Conference of the Israel Ecological Society, Bar-Ilan. Abs. (1985).
  • Adin, A.: Water disinfection. Invited lecture, 2nd Conference on Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment Scientists Association of Cyprus, Limassol. Abs. (1985).
  • Adin, A.: Surface water treatment by filtration. Ibid. (1985).
  • Adin, A.: Flocculation-sedimentation vs. direct chemical settling in surface water treatment. Invited lecture, Proc. 5th Intern. Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, American Chemical Society and the Inter. Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists, Potsdam, N.Y. Abs. (1985).
  • Adin, A. and Chelminsky, A.: Preventive methods of filter clogging in filtration of water of high salinity. World Filtration Congress IV, Ostend, Belgium, volume of additional papers, pp. 25-30 (1986).
  • Adin, A., and Sacks, M.: Water quality and emitter clogging relationship in irrigation. Proc. Water Reuse Symposium IV, Theme: Implementing Water Reuse. Denver, Colorado (1987).
  • Adin, A., and Guberman, M.: Searching for filtering materials. Proc. Annual Conference of AWWA, Orlando, Florida (1988).
  • Alkaslassy, D., Adin, A., Ketzhendler, J., and Rav-Acha, H.: A physico-chemical model for the prediction of the trihalomethanes formation in drinking water. Proc. AWWA Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida (1988).
  • Adin, A.: Water reuse for agricultural irrigation: problems associated with particulate matter and their prevention. Proc. 6th IWRA World Congress on Water Resources. Ottawa, Canada (1988).
  • Adin, A.: Wastewater treatment technology as a remedial measure in reducing the health effects of wastewater irrigation in developing countries. Proc. 6th IWRA World Congress on Water Resources, Ottawa, Canada (1988).
  • Adin, A., and Sacks, M.: Invited lecture, Emitter clogging characterization in wastewater irrigation. Proc. ACS Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada (1988).
  • Adin, A., Rubinstein, L., and Zilberman, A.: Particle characterization in wastewater effluents in relation to filtration and irrigation. Proc. Particle Technology Symposium, TI-K.VIV, Antwerp, Belgium (1988).
  • Tiller, F.M., Shen, L.Y. and Adin, A.: Capillary suction theory. Part I: Rectangular cells. Proc. Annual Conference WPCF, Dallas, Texas (1988).
  • Rajagopalan, R., and Adin, A.: Breakthrough curve models for colloid deposition in porous media. 1st Annual Meeting, American Filtration Society, Ocean City, Maryland (1988).
  • Sacks, M. and Adin, A.: Matching the drip irrigation system to water quality for water reuse in agriculture. Proc. 5th International Conference on Irrigation, Agritech 90, Tel-Aviv, Israel (1990).
  • Adin, A. and Hatukai, S.: Optimization of multilayer filter bed. 5th World Filtration Congress, Nice, France, Vol. 2, pp. 96-106 (1990).
  • Adin, A.: Particle size distribution in filtration for municipal reuse. Annual Meeting, American Filtration Society (AFS), Atlanta, Ga. Abs. (1991).
  • Adin, A.: Some applications of particle size analysis to direct effluent filtration. Proc. WPCF (WEF) Annual Conference, Toronto (1991).
  • Adin, A.: Wastewater treatment technology as a preventive mean for the control cholera autbreaks. 4th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Abs. (1992).
  • Rav-Acha, Ch., Adin, A. et al. The effect of chemical oxidants on the clogging phenomena in drip irrigation systems. Invited paper. Proc. Joint German-Israeli Workshop on Water Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (1992). 28p.
  • Adin, A.,Fattal, B. Nasser, A. and Lopez-Pila, J.M. Pathogenic virus and F+Bacteriophages Reduction from Water by High Rate Filtration. Ibid (1992).
  • Hatukai S. and Adin, A. Optimization of deep bed filtration systems. 6th World Filtration Congress, Nagoya, Japan, paper No. 4b-154, pp 260-263 (1993).
  • Adin, A. Economical considerations in wastewater treatment plant design for agricultural reutilization. Invited paper. Proc. 1st International Conference on Economy of Water and the Environment. Mexico City, Mexico. 9p. (1993).
  • Adin, A. Wastewater treatment technology for agricultural reuse. International     Conference on Modern Agriculture and the Environment. Rehovot, Israel. Abs. (1994).
  • Adin, A. and Hatukai, S. Combined Design, Operation and Economic Optimization of Contact Filtration. Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment Conference, Gotesburg, Sweden (1994).
  • (Herz)-Kaminski, I. and Adin, A. Physical mechanisms affecting effluent particles transport and entrapment in granular media. Ibid. Abs.(1994).
  • Cikurel, H. and Adin, A. Comparison between alum and alum-polymer     combinations in effluent contact filtration. INTRAFILTRA-INTRAMEMBRANE Conference. Paris, France, poster and paper, pp. 348-357. (1994).
  • Wastewater treatment technology. IWSA/OSM International Workshop on Water Reuse, Mendoza, Argentina. Abs. (1995).
  • Adin, A. Particle size distribution in effluent filtration. 9th GIF Meeting on Environmental Sciences - Land and Water. Leipzig, Germany. Poster. (1995).
  • Adin, A. Granular slow sand filtration for advanced wastewater treatment. German-Israeli Workshop on Water Technology, BMBF Germany and MSA Israel. Shfayim, Israel. Abs. (1995).
  • Vescan, N., Adin, A. and Kalbo, R. Testing alum recovery for the Israeli water treatment design. 3rd Congress on Characterization and Treatment of Sludge. Ostende, Belgium. Poster. (1996).
  • Kaminski, I. and Adin, A. Particle size distribution and wastewater filter performance. IAWQ/Iwsa Joint Specialist Group on Particle Separation International Conference on The Role of Particle Characterization in Separation Processes. Jerusalem, Israel.(1996).
  • Adin, A. Filtration principles and trends for effluent reuse systems. International Conference on Water Resources Management Strategies in the Middle East. Tel-Aviv, Israel. (1996).
  • Adin, A. Physico-Chemical Mechanisms in Treatment Processes for Water Reuse. IAWQ/IWSA Joint Specialist Group on Particle Separation - Workshop on Pretreatment for Separation. Sapporo, Japan. (1997).
  • Adin, A. and Ben-Aim, R. Coupling membrane filtration with iron coagulation. French-Israeli workshop, Minstries of Science and Technology, Avinion, France. Abs. (1997).
  • A. Adin. Granular slow sand filtration for effluent reuse. WEDO Conference on Small and Medium Size Domestic Water Conservation, Wastewater Treatment and reuse. Beit Gala, Palestinian Authority. (1998).
  • Adin, A., Soffer, Y. and Ben-Aim, R. Effluent pretreatment by iron coagulation applying various dose-pH combinations for optimum particle separation. IAWQ Biannial Interational Conference, Vancouver, Canada (1998).
  • Sikurel, H., Rebhun, M. and Adin, A. Effluent Contact filtration with polyelectrolytes. Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment Conference, Prague, Checkoslovakia. (1998).
  • Adin, A. Particle characteristics: a key factor in effluent tretment and reuse.IAWQ International Conference on Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Recycling and Reuse. Milano, Italy (1998).
  • Cikurel, H., Sirak, I., Icekson, N., Zack, Y. and Adin, A. Study of flocculant effect on shallow-bed (traveling-bridge) contact filtration for effluent reuse. Ibid.

More recent abstracts and proceeding papers have been presented in the following Conferences

  • Water Quality Solutions Seminar, Malaga, Spain, October 9, 2007
  • Jordanian- Israeli Joint Economic Seminar, Wittenberg, July 15-19, 2007
  • IWA Specialized Conference on Particle Separation, Toulouse, France, 9-12 JUNE 2007
  • Visit of International Press, Hebrew University, May 1, 2007
  • AIDIS-Hebrew Univ. Assoc. Lecture, Buenos Aires, Argentina,April 16, 2007
  • 1st Internatl, Conference "Water & Youth". Buenos Aires, April 12-13, 2007
  • The 1st Mid-East Conference on UV Technologies, Tel-Aviv, Nov. 2006
  • Taiwan Water Industry Conference, July 26-27, 2006, Taipei
  • International Symposium on Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water, Baltimore, April 24-26, 2006
  • ZIWR & EEU@BGU and IWA (AGAM) Workshop on Advanced Treatment of Industrial Wastes, Sede Boqer Campus 15.12.2005
  • International Conference on Water Conservation and Management in Coastal Areas, Qingdao, China, November13-15, 2005
  • IWA Specialized Conference on Particle Separation, Seoul Korea, 1-3 June 2005
  • And various papers or abstracts presented in local/national conferences.

E. INVITED LECTURES

  • Practical application of water filtration theory. Colloquium Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Institute for Water Research, Pretoria, South Africa (1983).
  • Water disinfection. 2nd Conference on Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment Scientists Association of Cyprus, Limassol. (1985).
  • Surface water treatment by filtration. Ibid. (1985).
  • Flocculation-sedimentation vs. direct chemical settling in surface water treatment. Intern. Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, American Chemical Society and the Intern. Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists, Potsdam, N.Y. (1985).
  • Water problems in Israel. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Dept. Civil Engineering (1985).
  • Ibid. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Dep. Sanitary Engineering (1985).
  • Problems associated with particulate matter in wastewater reuse for irrigation. Conference on Mediterranean Pollution Control, organized by UNEP and WHO, Split, Yugoslavia (1985).
  • Wastewater treatment. Youth International Conference on Mediterranean Environment, organized by Legacy supported by U.S. AID Cartagena, Spain (1985).
  • Wastewater treatment processes for effluent irrigation. 3rd Conference on Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment Scientists Association of Cyprus, Larnaka (1986).
  • Filtration as applied to environmental and agricultural problems in Israel. Texas Filtration and Separation Society Meeting, Humble, Texas (1987).
  • Filtration of particles for water reuse in irrigation. Texas A&M University Civil Engineering Department, College Station, Texas (1987).
  • Particle characterization in relation to clogging problems in effluent reuse systems. University of Houston, Hazardous Waste Seminar Series, Houston, Texas (1988).
  • Transport and entrapment mechanisms of particulates in porous media. Rice University, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Houston, Texas (1988).
  • The engineers' struggle for water: Israel - a case study. American Society of Civil Engineers meeting, Houston, Texas (1988).
  • Emitter clogging characterization in wastewater irrigation. American Chemical Society-Third North American Chemical Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1988).
  • Wastewater reuse in irrigation and effluent filtration. Wastewater Technology Centre, Berlington, Canada (1988).
  • Wastewater treatment for irrigation. Workshop: Water Reuse in Agriculture: The Mexico-Israel Experience. Los Berros, Mexico (1990).
  • Reuse of wastewater for Agriculture. Meeting of the 207th Rotary District on "Adriatic Sea: Emergency", Ravena, Italy (1990).
  • (Disscussion). European Research Conference (similar to Gordon Confrence) on "Particles in Natural Waters and in Water Technology". Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy (1990).
  • Particle size distribution in filtration for municipal reuse. Annual Meeting, American Filtration Society (AFS), Atlanta, Ga. Abs. (1991).
  • Filtration and particle characterization in wastewater reatment and utilization. U.K.-Israel Symposium on Water Conservation and Quality, London (1991).
  • Wastewater filtration mechanisms and technology. Environmental Water Technology Conference, UNAM (National University of Mexico), Mexico City (1991).
  • Characterization of filter effluents from tertiary wastewater treatment by particle size analysis. Institut fur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, Univ. of Karlsrue, Germany (1991).
  • Particle characterization for better understanding of effluent filtration. 27th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Pollution Research, Burlington, Ontario, Canada (1992).
  • Wastewater treatment technology as a preventive mean for the control cholera autbreaks. 4th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico (1992).
  • The role of particle characterization in advanced wastewater treatment. K.J. Ives Retirement Symposium on The Separation of Particles from Water. University College, London,England (1992).
  • The effect of chemical oxidants on the clogging phenomena in drip irrigation systems. Joint German-Israeli Workshop on Water Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (1992).
  • Economical considerations in wastewater treatment plant design for agricultural reutilization. 1st International Conference on Economy of Water and the Environment. Mexico City, Mexico (1993).
  • Economical and process optimization of granular filtration. 1st International Symposium on Cost Efficient Technologies for Water Potabilization. Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico (1993).
  • Optimization of granular (deep bed) filtration systems. Seminar, Department of Civil Engineering and Engrg. Mechanics, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Canada (1993).
  • Wastewater treatment technology for agricultural reuse. International Conference on Modern Agriculture and the Environment. Rehovot,Israel, 2-6 October 1994.
  • Treatment of wastewater for reutilization. Engineers College of Peru. Lima, Peru, 2 March 1995.
  • Effluent treatment processes for water reuse. Ministry of Health. Santiago, Chile, 8 March 1995.
  • Wastewater treatment technology. Keynote speaker and discussion leader. IWSA/OSM International Workshop on Water Reuse, Mendoza, Argentina, 3-6 May 1995.
  • Water pollution and reuse in Israel - environmental perspective. Keynote speach. The Joint Workshop on Marginal Water Use in Horticulture Crop Production. Faculty of Agriculture HUJ, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Volcani Center ARO. Tiberias, Israel, May 28-31, 1995.
  • Particle size distribution in effluent filtration. 9th GIF Meeting on Environmental Sciences - Land and Water. Leipzig, Germany, 2-7 July 1995.
  • Granular slow sand filtration for advanced wastewater treatment. German-Israeli Workshop on Water Technology, BMBF Germany and MSA Israel. Shfayim, Israel, 3-4 September 1995.
  • Appropriate municipal wastewater treatment for agricultural reuse. International Conference on Efficient Use of Water. Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico, 25-26 July 1996.
  • Physico-chemical mechanisms in treatment processes for water reuse. IAWQ/IWSA Joint Specialist Group on Particle Separation - Workshop on Pretreatment for Separation. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. 1-2 July 1997.
  • Particle counting and size distribution as an emerging tool for water quality control. US EPA . Cincinnati, Ohio. 29 July 1997.
  • Adin, A. Particle characteristics: a key factor in effluent treatment and reuse. Keynote speech. IAWQ International Conference on Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Recycling and Reuse. Milano, Italy, 14-16 September 1998.

More recent invitations as a guest speaker:

  • International Conference on Water Conservation and Management in Coastal Areas, Qingdao, China, November13-15, 2005
  • ZIWR & EEU@BGU and IWA (AGAM) Workshop on Advanced Treatment of Industrial Wastes, Sede Boqer Campus 15.12.2005
  • Taiwan Water Industry Conference, July 26-27, 2006, Taipei
  • The 1st Mid-East Conference on UV Technologies, Tel-Aviv, Nov. 2006
  • International Symposium on Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water, Baltimore, April 24-26, 2006
  • Water Quality Solutions Seminar, Malaga, Spain, October 9, 2007
  • JORDENIAN- ISRAELI JOINT ECONOMIC SEMINAR, Wittenberg, July 15-19, 2007
  • Visit of International Press, Hebrew University, May 1, 2007
  • AIDIS-Hebrew Univ. Assoc. Lecture, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 16, 2007
  • 1st International, Conference "Water & Youth". Buenos Aires, April 12-13, 2007
  • 1st UK-Israeli Workshop on Membrane Technology Application in Water Treatment and Desalination. Oxford University, England, 15-17 June 2008
  • 16th European Conference H2OBIETTIVO 2000 – Bari, May 28th and 29th 2009
  • “Environmental Sustainability and Water Services in the Mediterranean basin”
  • IWA LET Workshop on Water Quality Problems and Solutions for Reverse Osmosis Treated Waters. Singapore International Water Week, June 22, 2009.
  • IWA Membranes and Biofouling Workshop, NTU, Singapore, July 1-3 2011.
  • Florida-Israel CleanTech Event. Miami, September 12, 2011 University of Southern Florida
  • University of South Florida, PATEL SCHOOL OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY, New Graduate Program opening ceremony, August 14 2011
  • Cropworld Global Conference, London, 6 - 7 November 2012
  • H2O Seminar Series, PUB Singapore, March 21, 2013
  • World Water Day, Seoul, Korea March 18, 2013
  • K-WATER, DAJEON, Korea March 19, 2013,
  • Italian Water Utilities Association and Israeli Embassy, Rome, Italy, 16 July 2013
  • I2W2 Water Week, México.City, México, September 17, 2014, on “How Science of Today meets City of Tomorrow’s water needs”.
  • WorldWaterCongress& Exhibition, September 21, 2014, Lisbon. On “Emerging challenges and capabilities in the Israeli water sector.”
  • International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics. Aberdeen, Scotland, August 11-12, 2015. On “Electrocoagulation-flocculation hybrid processes in relation to hydrogen cogeneration”
  • “21st Century’s Revolutionary Water Cycle: Role of Particle Separation Technology”. IWA Specialist Conference on Advances in Particle Science and Separation: Meeting tomorrow’s challenges. Oslo, Norway, 22June 2016
  • “The Water-Energy Nexus: Electrocoagulation and Energy Conservation.” EWA Water Management in Cold Climate Conference, Spitsbergen, Norway, 25-27 June 2016
  • “Financing Water Innovations”. Meeting on Sharing Innovation to Address Water Challenges in the Levant. British Council, Wilton Park,England, 11-14 September 2016
  • Series of invited lectures, organized by the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco, on Israel water policy, technologies and research. Berkeley and Santa Clara universities; Forum of consultants at the Santa Clara Water District; and Governor of Montana State water committee. Northern California and Montana, USA, 2-9 June, 2017.
  • And other invited lectures in the framework of local/national conferences.

F. ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH REPORTS AND DESIGN PROJECTS

  • Adin, A. and Ditkovsky, Y.: Installation equipment for the IDF (1966). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Ben-Joseph, G.: Rishon-le-Zion Station, TAHAL (Water Planning for Israel), P.N. 4315016, Tel Aviv (1968), 26p. Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Ben-Joseph, G.: Enlargement of water reception systems in the south. TAHAL (Water planning for Israel), P.N. 431000, Tel Aviv (1968), 29 p., Hebrew.
  • Rebhun, M., Adin, A., Sperber, H. and Narkis, N.: Removal of suspended matter and turbidity from water by flocculation in relation to artificial ground water recharge. U.S.D.A. Grant FG-IS-262, Annual Report No2, Technion, Haifa (1970).
  • Rebhun, M. Dalinsky, J.S., Adin, A. and Dutin, D.: Investigation of the clogging of spreading field during flood water recharge/progress reports: no.1: HG/70/032, TAHAL (Water Planning for Israel) Tel-Aviv, and Technion, Haifa (1970).
  • Rebhun, M. Dalinsky, J.S., Adin, A. and Dutin, D.: Investigation of the clogging of spreading field during flood water recharge/progress reports: no.2:HG/70/033 TAHAL (Water Planning for Israel) Tel-Aviv, and Technion, Haifa (1970).
  • Rebhun, M. Dalinsky, J.S., Adin, A. and Dutin, D.: Investigation of the clogging of spreading field during flood water recharge/progress reports: no. 3:HG/70/085 TAHAL (Water Planning for Israel) Tel-Aviv, and Technion, Haifa (1970).
  • Rebhun, M. Dalinsky, J.S., Adin, A. and Dutin, D.: Investigation of the clogging of spreading field during flood water recharge/progress reports: no. 4:HG/70/099 TAHAL (Water Planning for Israel) Tel-Aviv, and Technion, Haifa (1970).
  • Rebhun, M., Adin, A., Sperber, H. and Wachs, A.M.: Removal of suspended matter and turbidity from water flocculation in relation to artificial ground water recharge. U.S.D.A. Grant FG-IS-262, Annual Report 3, Tech., Haifa (1971).76 p.
  • Rebhun, M. and Adin, A.: Contact coagulation-filtration with polyelectrolytes.     P.N. 159, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa (1971). 66 p.
  • Adin, A.: Filtration facilities for swimming pools. Granted by the Israel Department of Health, Technion, Haifa (1971), 26 p. Hebrew.
  • Rebhun, M., Dalinsky, J.S., Adin, A. and Kutin, D.: Investigation on the clogging of spreading fields during artificial recharge. Progress report No. 5 GH/72/030, TAHAL (Water Planning for Israel) Tel Aviv and Technion, Haifa (1972).
  • Adin, A.: Filtration system in Givat-Hayim swimming pool. Ayalon Water Treatment Company, Haifa (1972), 13 p. Hebrew.Rebhun, M., Adin, A. and Fuhrer, Z.: Water treatment by contact filtration, 1st Annual Report. The National Council for Research and Development and the Technion, Haifa (1974), 79 p. Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Rebhun, M.: Model for prediction of breakthrough curves in contact filtration. The National Council for Research and Development and the Technion, Haifa (1975), 187 p. Hebrew.
  • Rebhun, M., Adin, A. and Fuhrer, Z.: Water treatment by contact filtration. Final report. The National Council for Research and Development and the Technion, Haifa (1976), 97p. Hebrew.
  • Baumann, E.R. and Adin, A.: High rate granular media filtration at Wisconsin Steel Works. Intrnt.l Harvester, Wisconsin Steel Works, Chicago, Illinois, (1976). 86 p.
  • Baumann, E.R., Adin, A. and Warner, F.D.: Field evaluation of effects of aluminosilicate materials on wastewater treatment in trickling filter plants. Granted by the Procter and Gamble Company, Final Report. Engineering Research Institute, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (1978), 469 p.
  • Adin, A. and Dor, I.: Removal of turbidity from solar ponds for energy production. Granted by Solmat-Solar Systems, Ltd. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1980), 120 p. Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Dor, I. and Sela, S.: Removal of turbidity from solar ponds for energy production. Granted by Solmat-Solar Systems Ltd. Final Report. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1981), 309 p. (3 parts) Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Dor, I.: Clarity control of solar ponds for energy production. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1982), 732 p. Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Kadar, I.: Energy savings in wastewater treatment plants. Progress report to the Ministry of Energy. Mekorot Water Company (1983). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Dor, I.: Clarity control lof solar ponds for energy production. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1983), 88 p. Hebrew.
  • Adin, A.: Water quality and treatment considerations in agricultural irrigation. Prepared by request of Culligan Italiania, S.P.A., Bologna, Italy, 39 p. (1984).
  • Adin, A., Zilberman, A., Rubinstein, L. and Zimering, L.: Suspended particles characterization for effluent irrigation. Annual Report. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Mekorot Water Co., 68 p. (1983). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Alon, G.: Clogging of trickle irrigation systems and its prevention (a literature survey for the Water Commission). The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 34 p. (1984) Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Klein-Banay, C.: Seawater pretreatment by flocculation and settling before desalination by reverse osmosis. Granted by Mekorot Water Company, Ltd. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 151 p. (1984).
  • Adin, A., Zilberman, A. and Rubinstein, L.: Suspended particles characterization for effluent irrigation. Scientific Report. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Mekorot Water Co., 115 p. (1984) Hebrew.
  • Rebhun, M. and Adin, A.: Treatment of Lake Kinneret water for drinking water supply to peripheral settlements. Prepared for the Ministry of Health and the Water Commission of Israel (1985). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A.: Drip irrigation systems improvement through water content characterization. Granted by the Water Commission. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 39 p. (1985). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Zilberman, A., Rubinestein, L.: Suspended particles characterization for effluent irrigation. 3rd Annual report. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Mekorot, 102 p. (1986). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Elimelech, M.: Development of Granular Filtration as a Pretreatment Process for Water Reuse. Granted by Robert Szold Institute for Applied Science. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 130 p. (1986). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A.: A Canadian programme in particle research in water and wastewater technology. Granted by Environment Canada Wastewater Technology Centre and McMaster University, 29 p. (1988).
  • Adin, A., Guberman, M., and Hatukai, S. Filter media optimization for ozonation-contact-flocculation filtration. Annual scientific report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD (1989).
  • Adin, A. and Tal, N.: Flocculation in the National Water Carrier main channel. Granted by Mekorot. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 147 p. (1989) Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and David, Y.: Pretreatment of Taninim Stream Water for RO purposes. Progress report, granted by Mekorot Water Company, Ltd. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 15 p. (1990). Hebrew.
  • Adin, A. and Vascan, N.: Economic analysis of effluent filtration for irrigation using flocculants. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 18 p. (1990).
  • Adin, A., Bachmat, Y., Fattal, B. and Feigin, A.: Water reuse in agriculture: The Israeli experience. Prepared by the request of the National Water Commission of Mexico. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 105 p. (1990).
  • Adin, A. Report prepared by the request of the National Water Commission of Mexico on wastewater reutilization projects in Mexico. Mexico City, 90 p. (1990).
  • Adin, A. and David, Y.: Pretreatment of Taninim Stream Water for RO purposes. Final report, granted by Mekorot Water Company, Ltd. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 120 p. (1992). Hebrew.
  • Lev, O.and Adin, A. Monitoring of organic compounds in groundwater. Research Report. Ministry of Environment. (1992). In Hebrew.
  • Dor, I., Ben-Yosef, N. and Adin, A. Monitoring water quality in deep wastewater reservoirs using remote sensing: calibration of the method. Research report. Granted by BMFT Germany through NCRD, 52 p. (1993).
  • Adin, A. and Amirtharajah, A. Particle destabilization and retention in wastewater filtration. Research report. Granted by BSF, USA-Israel. (1993).
  • Adin, Rav-Acha, Ch. Effect of oxidants on drippers clogging in irrigation
  • Research Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD. (1993).
  •  Adin, a. and Fattal, B. Pathogenic virus and F+ bacteriophages reduction from water by high rate filtration. Research Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD. (1994).
  • Adin, A. Flocculants utilization for pretreatment in effluent filtration for irrigation. Research Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD. (1994).
  • Adin, A. Water reuse for irrigation in the Niayes area (Dakar- Thies, Senegal): Environmental health and engineering aspects. The World Bank. 21 p. (1994).
  • Adin, A. and Vescan, N. Alum recovery from water treatment sludges. Research Report. Granted by the Water Commission. (1995). In Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Mingelgrin, U. and Kanarek, A. Slow granular filtration for advanced wastewater treatment: design, performance and operation. 1st Annual Scientific Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD, 94 p. (1995).
  • Adin, A., Gerstel, Z. and Sofer, D. 2nd Slow granular filtration for advanced wastewater treatment: design, performance and operation. Annual Scientific Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD. (1996).
  • A. Adin and Vescan, N. High-rate filtration for secondary effluents utilization. Interim Report. Mekorot National Water Company. (1996). In Hebrew.
  • A. Adin, Soffer, Y. High-rate filtration for secondary effluents utilization - Effluent contact fitration with aluminum and iron coagulants. 2nd Annual Scientific Report. Mekorot National Water Company. (1997). In Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Vescan, N. and David, I. Research Report. Characterization of aluminum hydroxide sludges in water treatment plants. Granted by the Ministry of Environmental Quality. (1997). H.
  • Adin, A. and Vescan, N. Electro-flocculation process for water and wastewater treatment. Annual Report. Ganted by the Water Commission. (1997). In Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Rubinstein, L. and Aronin, A. Seawater characterization for the allocation of desalination plant in Eilat Bay. Mekorot National Water Company. (1997). In Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Gerstel, Z. and Izakson-Tal, N. Slow granular filtration for advanced wastewater treatment: design, performance and operation. 3rd Annual Scientific Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD. (1998).
  • Adin, A. Application of iron salts to flocculation of the National Water Carrier water. Feasibility Report. Granted by Mekorot National Water Company - NWC District. (1997). In Hebrew.
  • A. Adin, and Gotlieb, Z. High-rate filtration for secondary effluents utilization - Effluent contact fitration with aluminum and iron coagulants. 3rd Annual Scientific Report. Mekorot National Water Company. (1998). In Hebrew.
  • Adin, A., Gerstel, Z. and Izakson-Tal, N. Slow granular filtration for advanced wastewater treatment: design, performance and operation. Final Scientific Report. Granted by BMFT, Germany through NCRD. (1998).
  • Adin, A., Rubinstein, L. and Tanzer, B. Pretreatment of seawater for fouling control at the RO desalination plant in Eilat Bay. Mekorot National Water Company. (1998). In Hebrew.

Additional list of more recent research reports is available upon request.

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Statement about the IWA

Prof. Adin's Statement

In the message below I intend to convey three major points:

IWA can and is obligated to become the leader of the water organizations around the world, for the benefit of mankind. This can be attained by encouraging INNOVATION in technology, management and education. I, Avner Adin, have the experience, capability, and dedication to help lead the IWA as future President in that direction

IWA, due to its Specialist Groups, Publications division, Strategic Council and others, led by the new management, is progressing since the merger. It is imperative that such a multi-disciplinary, skillful and motivated IWA, will assume even more leadership and generate the power to solve water problems globally and locally.

Provision of advice and consulting, improvement of information and technology transfer are all important activities to promote. Yet, INNOVATION in science and technology, in management and in education, is a tool that IWA can use better than any other international organization. Innovation does not mean necessarily complexity in manufacturing nor in application, the end product could be easy to operate and maintain and be less costly, which are important for less developed countries.

IWA image due to the above will be even greater in the eyes of public figures around the world. Both membership size and financial contributions will automatically increase, which in turn will strengthen the Association, enabling more aid to the needy.

How can I, being the President, assist?

The water scarcity in our dry area has forced us to innovate and pioneer. Some of the pioneering developments I have been involved in: surface and sub-surface drip irrigation, seawater desalination, membranes, SAT (soil-aquifer treatment), solar ponds, contact filtration. I have also gained experience in business by defining products and strategies to privately owned companies, and establishing a start-up company myself for research and development of electroflocculation. I have also developed and taught training courses for engineers and field operators in the public sector and industry. As detailed in my CV, I have functioned as a Director and Leader in various government positions, in the University and in local and international organizations. I helped creating policies and making policy decisions in Mexico, Senegal and other countries.

I will encourage international and local governments to fund start-ups up to actual deployment. I will drive water utilities experts to collaborate with economists to develop novel approaches to municipal close water budget management particularly in arid zones. Regarding education, I will make academics team-up with treatment plant operators to modify or develop new training programs that would tackle the problems of operation and maintenance of modern wastewater treatment plants in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Some of these programs could be developed as e-learning/remote-teaching packages for efficiency and cost reduction.

As detailed in my CV, I have served in IWA in various duties. Being on both IWA and WEF Boards of Directors I have already started, encouraged by the Executive Directors of both organizations, to promote co-operation beginning with water reuse. My wide international experience and Founding and leading our water Association during several years of severe drought, produced invaluable know-how in dealing with government ministers, parliament members, farmers and water suppliers which I would be happy to share with all IWA members.

In conclusion, IWA should act inter-disciplinarily, through innovation in technology, management and education. This, with the skills I would bring in, will make a stronger, dominating and more influential IWA.

 

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Moses, Innovation and IWA 

The Bible tells that Moses, when he realized that his people were dying in the desert from lack of water, hit a rock with his stick and water came out, plenty of it. On a later occasion, still thousands of years ago, the profit Elisha put salt into a water well whose water was became "bad" and immediately made it available for drinking again.

Prof. Avner Adin, Chair Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and, Founder and President of the Israeli Water Association, points out that such events do not happen very often these days. Access to drinking water and water treatment facilities is denied for large populations world wide, while others need to cope with decreasing water resources or with high levels of pollution.

Adin visualizes, that the International Water Association can and will become the leader of water organizations around the globe in providing sustainable solutions to the above problems. That purpose will be achieved through innovation - a decisive, energetic approach to innovation in water management, in technology and in education. The Israeli Water Association members and Prof. Adin in particular have solid proofs that they can help make that vision happen.

 

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Interview for IWA Yearbook

ISRAEL – Contributing on Quality and Quantity

(Interview with Prof. Adin. IWA Yearbook 2003, pp. 27-28)

Most readers will know that Israel has a serious water resources problem. Currently, after 4 years of drought and despite some improvement over this last Winter we remain 2billion cubic metres (m3) down on national storage, roughly equivalent to our total annual demand.

It is probably less well known that, to a large extent, this situation arises from 30 years or more of overpumping. The approach has been too short term. And while on the one hand the fact of Israel's location in a semi-dry region has been ignored there has at the same time been tacit acceptance of the problem as 'a matter of fate' about which we could do nothing.

But we can do something.

We could, of course, import water. There are some Middle East countries with a surplus, most obviously Turkey, and our government has agreed in principle to buy 50million m3/year from there for the next 20 years. But that is a decision based on politics rather than economics or engineering good sense.

What I believe and what we believe in our IWA National Committee is that Israel must develop its own water resources. We must be independent and retain complete control over this vital commodity.
And incidentally we would recommend the same approach for any other country in our position.

To do this Israel must look mainly to two unconventional sources :

o desalination of seawater and some brackish groundwater and

o water reuse.

We have now a Master Plan, produced by the Water Commission, which requires that, in the first stage, to 2010, we develop a capability to produce 1billion m3/year from these artificial sources - roughly half of annual national needs. The total will be split about 60% to 40% between desalination and recycling.
Several bids for desalination plants have already been requested and two major contracts are either let or are in the final stages of negotiation.

At Ashkelon, on the coast south of Tel Aviv, a BOT contract was let about a year ago, originally to supply 50million m3/year for 20 years. But the negotiated price was so competitive, amounting in fact to something of a World breakthrough in desalination pricing, that the plant output is proposed to be doubled to 100million m3/year - all supplied at an average price of 50cents/m3. 

A second contract will see a 45million m3/year plant built at Ashdod and other bids due out or already under negotiation will contribute to the target of 600million m3/year in what amounts to a World class operation.
Unfortunately economics dictates that these plants must be on the coast. The locations have recently been agreed and published and there has been a lot of opposition because it will place a burden on the coastal strip with potentially some loss of amenity and threat to wildlife habitats. These are protests that might have been avoided if we had not neglected to move into large scale desalination in a planned way a long time ago.

Actually our problem in Israel is determined rather more by quality than quantity. After all we have been pioneers in desalination and in reuse. In desalination and the sea we have an endless resource but there, as in reuse, the main issue is quality. 

In our (IWA) organization we put as much emphasis, possibly, more, on reuse, because it not only provides more water but also helps to prevent pollution.

We have new committees sitting to develop ever higher stanadards for treated effluent and many tertiary treatment schemes are being developed. Out Tel Aviv reclamation scheme is, I think, quite well known through several IWA presentations. We take secondary effluent from an activated sludge plant serving 1.5million people, pass it through soil aquifer treatment and then abstract and pump the water many kilometers to the dry south for unrestricted irrigation of citrus plantations.

The national water company, Mekorot and the research institutions are constantly searching for better and more cost-effective ways to treat wastewater. Not only tertiary treatments; they are looking for example at electro-flocculation to improve pre-treatment and at the ability of plastic particles to allow higher loading rates in the secondary stage when they are added to activated sludge basins.
In IWA we feel we have a very important part to play in all this, possibly more so than in many other countries because the solution of the resource problem in Israel is of a more critical and over-riding nature than it might be elsewhere.

I imagine too that our membership is somewhat different to that of other IWA national groups. It encompasses not just engineers and scientists but a very broad spectrum of professional and public interests. That is something we have encouraged because we want to be a professional focal point for the whole public and for all the institutional organizations that deal with water.

We see ourselves as a body that aims to help the State of Israel and the water industry in all matters of policy concerning water quality and quantity.

And we can claim some success in that direction. We were involved in pressing the government to investigate the past shortcomings in national policy. As a result a Parliamentary Inquiry Committee was set up. After reviewing the last 30 years and interviewing many past managers and engineers that Committee has now reported on past failings and has made recommendations for the future. 

We have been active too in many other directions. We have, for example, established an Educational Task Force so that we can work through teacher training colleges to ensure that water issues are brought home to our schoolchildren.

We have instituted a Plant Operators Forum so that water and wastewater plant operators can regularly meet to discuss problems encountered and solutions developed in their crucial area of activity.

We have adopted an established water industry magazine and, with our lawyer colleagues, we are curently reviewing water laws to seek out shortcomings and anomalies that, if corrected, might help, for example, to prevent water pollution or waste.

In all these matters we are adopting a step-by-step approach and we believe that the amalgamation of 18 months ago gave a major boost to our efforts.

Here in Israel, as elsewhere, it is no longer possible to separate water supply and wastewater treatment. The two matters are inextricably linked, not least by the overall quality issues. Quality has now become the dominant factor.

 

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Worldwide Activities

Worldwide Activities



The "Blue Plan" to save the Mediterranean. Canne, France 1978



British Council international course on Industrial Wastes. 
Newcastle-upon-tyne, England, 1981



No access to drinking water. Southern Africa, 1983



World Bank mission to India. Village Council admiring their slow sand filter. 1984

 



Talking to priests about water. Bangkok, Thailand, 1984



Aswan Dam. Water reuse projects for new cities in Egypt (USAID). 1987



Solar ponds research and development in the Dead Sea. 1982.



Contact filtration plant in Northern Italy, Seccia River. 
Advising AGAC and Culligan. 1989.

 



On a helicopter of the Governor of the State of Mexico over Rio Lerma, deriving a strategic plan for its rehabilitation



Rio Lerma. 1990



Leading a training course on Water Reuse. Los Berros, Mexico, 1990



Mexican trainees meeting the Mexican Ambassador and Mr. Weischel, the donor, at the Water Reuse lab in Jerusalem. 1994



Piloting tertiary filtration for Urariego Co. (Spain) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for a large reuse project of Balten, the water company of Tenerife. 1993



Dr. Vitaly Gitis from Russia finishing his PhD at the Water 
Treatment lab in Jerusalem. 1999



Reusing Alum sludge for construction materials. Visit to water treatment 
plant in Yokohama during "Distinguished Lectures Series in Environmental Engineering" in Japan. 1997



Collaboration with Dr. Cheikh Diop and students on Slow Sand Filtration for wastewater reuse in Senegal (USAID). Dakar, 2001



Regional collaboration on clean Mediterranean. Athens, Greece. 1991



Lecturing at the Hebrew University on Water for Peace in the Middle East. Jerusalem, 2002



Elementary schools creativity competition on water. Rishon-le-Zion, Israel. 2001

 



Mexican delegation to Adin's lab, headed by the Mexican Minister for Urban Affairs. 1996



A British-Israeli seminar on water research, organized by Prof's Adin and Ives. University College, London. 1991

 



Discussing filtration with international experts from various continents



The Israeli Minister of Environmental Quality at the National Council establishment event. Jerusalem, 2000

 






There are other ways to enjoy water apart from work

 



Prof. Adin at his lab. 2002

  
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