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IB 3106


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Time: Friday, Apr 12th ; 2-3PM

Venue: IB 3106 

Zoom ID: 715 337 7467

*Light refreshments will be provided


While water is crucial for human survival and economic development, climate change poses significant threats to fluctuations in both water quantity and quality. Reverse osmosis (RO) technologies are promising solutions to address this issue by producing clean water from various sources. This seminar aims to present practical research innovations in RO technologies for water desalination and reuse. Advancements in RO technologies are discussed, along with patents, to explain the strategies for conducting practical research. Also, pilot-plant research on innovative RO technologies is introduced to illustrate efforts in expanding research applications within governance and industry. The research collaboration with the industry is further elucidated for continuous RO applications. Overall, the seminar provides strategies to develop research ideas into practical applications for future researchers. 


Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science at Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU). He is also the Director of the WKU Center for Sustainable Environmental and Ecosystem Research. Before joining WKU, he held the position of Research Professor at Korea University, where he earned his BSc and PhD degrees. His research is focused on enhancing energy efficiency in membrane-based water treatment and desalination processes. He has authored 19 papers in leading SCIE journals in the fields of environmental and chemical engineering. His innovative work has resulted in the successful patenting of environmental processes, with 16 applied patents and 10 granted patents. His active engagement in research has earned him 11 awards, including the prestigious Korea Young Talent Award bestowed by the President of the Republic of Korea. Dr. Kim also serves as the Special Issue Editor of the esteemed journal Desalination (IF: 9.9).