Please visit this site for a complete list of handbooks published.

"Osmosis Engineering" by Elsevier {ISBN: 978-0-12-821016-1). September 2020

“Nanofiber membranes for medical, environmental and energy applications” by CRC Press. (ISBN-13: 978-0815387039). August 2019.

“Membrane-based salinity gradient processes for water treatment and power generation” by Elsevier (ISBN 13: 978-0444639615). July 2018

“Membrane Characterization” by Elsevier (ISBN: 9780444627765). April 2017

“Membrane Fabrication” by CRC Press (ISBN: 9781482210453). March 2015

“Boron Separation Processes” by Elsevier (ISBN 13: 9780444634542). February 2015

“Membrane Modification: Technology and Applications” by CRC Press (ISBN-13: 978-1439866351). 2012

“Atomic Force Microscopy and Process Engineering” by Elsevier (ISBN-13: 978-1856175173). 2009.    


  • Selected Publications

    Please visit these sites for a complete list of publications and patents.

    Z Liu, K Wang, J Saththasivam, D El-masri, N Hilal (2020) Multi-layered Membrane for Oil/Water Separation. US Patent App. 16/499,856

    Wafa Suwaileh,  Nidal Hilal, Nirenkumar Pathak, Hokyong Shon, Nidal Hilal. (2020). Forward osmosis membranes and processes: A comprehensive review of research trends and future outlook 485, 114455. doi: 10.​1016/​j.​desal.​2020.​114455.

    Aani, S., Mustafa, T., Hilal, N. 2020 Ultrafiltration membranes for wastewater and water process engineering: A comprehensive statistical review over the past decade Journal of Water Process Engineering 35 101241. doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101241

    Safie, N., Yaser, A., Hilal, N. 2020 Ammonium ion removal using activated zeolite and chitosan Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. doi: 10.1002/apj.2448

    Shaheen Fatima Anis; Boor Singh Lalia; Raed Hashaikeh; Nidal Hilal, 2020, Breaking through the selectivity-permeability tradeOFF using nano zeolite-Y for micellar enhanced ultrafiltration dye rejection application. Separation and Purification Technology. doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.116824

    Lee, W., Ng, Z., Hubadillah, S., Goh, P., Lau, W., Othman, M., Ismail, A., Hilal, N. 2020 Fouling Mitigation in Forward Osmosis and Membrane Distillation for Desalination Desalination 480 114338. doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114338

    Hilal, N., Sarp, S. 2020 Thermodynamic Optimization of Multistage Pressure Retarded Osmosis (MPRO) with Variable Feed Pressures for Hypersaline Solutions Desalination 477 114245. doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2019.114245

    Hilal, N., Johnson, D.  Ang, W., Mohammad, A , 2020 Unlocking the Application Potential of Forward Osmosis through Integrated/Hybrid Process Science of the Total Environment 706 136047. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136047

    Anis, S. F., Mostafa, A. O., Hilal, N., Hashaikeh, R., 2020 Nanocrystalline NiWO4-WO3-WO2.9 Composite strings: Fabrication, Characterization and their Electrocatalytic Performance for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. doi: 10.1007/s11661-019-05596-0

    Zafisah, N., Ang, W., Mohammad, A., Hilal, N., Johnson, D. (2020)  “Interaction between ballasting agent and flocs in ballasted flocculation for the removal of suspended solids”. Journal of Water Process Engineering  33 101028. doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.101028

    Nawaf BinDarwish, Abdullah Alkhudhiri, Hamad AlRomaih, Abdulrahman Alalawi, Mark C.Leaper,  Nidal Hilal, (2020) “Effect of lithium chloride additive on forward osmosis membranes performance”. Journal of Water Process Engineering 33, 101049. doi: j.jwpe.2019.101049

    Johnson, Daniel ., Wei Lun, Ang ., Mohammad, Abdul Wahab . & Hilal, Nidal. (2020). Dewatering of POME digestate using lignosulfonate driven forward osmosis. Separation and purification technology 235 (116151). doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2019.116151

    Hakami, Mohammed Wali., Alkhudhiri, Abdullah., Zacharof, Myrto-Panagiota. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Towards a Sustainable Water Supply: Humic Acid Removal Employing Coagulation and Tangential Cross Flow Microfiltration. Water 11(10), 2093. doi:10.3390/w11102093

    Obaid, Mohammed., Ali Abdelkareem, Mohammad., Kook, Seungho., Kim, Hak-Yong., Hilal, Nidal., Ghaffour, Noreddine. & Kim, In S. (2019). Breakthroughs in the fabrication of electrospun-nanofiber-supported thin film composite/nanocomposite membranes for the forward osmosis process: A review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 49 (25). doi:10.1080/10643389.2019.1672510

    Anis, Shaheen Fatima ., Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). FLux and salt rejection enhancement of polyvinyl(alcohol) reverse osmosis membranes using nano-zeolite. Desalination469. doi:10.​1016/​j.​desal.​2019.​114104

    Anis, Shaheen Fatima., Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Microfiltration membrane processes: a review of research trends over the past decade. Journal of Water Process Engineering 32(100941). doi:10.1016/J.jwpe.2019.100941

    Lo, Sui Bun ., Jones, Jason ., Hassan, Oubay . & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Development of an axisymmetric parallel solution algorithm for membrane separation process. Desalination470(114127). doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.114127.

    Suwaileh, Wafa ., Johnson, Daniel J.., Jones, Daniel. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). An integrated fertilizer driven forward osmosis- renewables powered membrane distillation system for brackish water desalination: a combined experimental and theoretical approach. Desalination 470(114126). doi:10.​1016/​j.​desal.​2019.​114126.

    Ahmed, Farah., Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Fouling control in reverse osmosis membranes through modification with conductive carbon nanostructures. Desalination 470 (114118) Doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.114118

    Ahmed, Farah Ejaz., Hashaikeh, Raed., Diabat, Ali. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Mathematical and optimization modelling in desalination: State-of-the-art and future direction. Desalination 469, 114092. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.114092    

    Al Aani, Saif., Bonny, Talal., Hasan, Shadi W.. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Can machine language and artificial intelligence revolutionize process automation for water treatment and desalination?. Desalination 458, 84-96.doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.02.005    

    Alkhudhiri, Abdullah., Bin Darwish, Nawaf. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Analytical and Forecasting Study for Wastewater Treatment and Water Resources in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Water Process Engineering 32 (100915). doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100915

    Almojjly, Abdullah., Johnson, Daniel. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Investigations of the effect of pore size of ceramic membranes on the pilot-scale removal of oil from oil-water emulsion. Journal of Water Process Engineering 31, 100868. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100868    

    Almojjly, Abdullah., Johnson, Daniel J., Mandale, Stephen. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Optimisation of the removal of oil in water emulsion by using ceramic microfiltration membrane and hybrid coagulation/sand filter-MF. Journal of Water Process Engineering 27, 15-23. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2018.11.007 

    Al-Othman, Amani ., Darwish, Noora N. ., Qasim, Muhammad ., Tawalbeh, Mohammad ., Darwish, Naif A. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Nuclear Desalination: A State-of-the-Art Review. Desalination 457, 39-61. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.01.002    

    Ang, Wei Lun., Wahab Mohammad, Abdul., Johnson, Daniel. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Forward osmosis research trends in desalination and wastewater treatment: A review of research trends over the past decade. Journal of Water Process Engineering 31, 100886. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100886    

    Anis, Shaheen Fatima, Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). FLux and salt rejection enhancement of polyvinyl(alcohol) reverse osmosis membranes using nano-zeolite. Desalination 469 (114104) Doi:10.​1016/​j.​desal.​2019.​114104

    Anis, Shaheen Fatima., Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Functional materials in desalination: A review. Desalination 468, 114077. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.114077

    Anis, Shaheen Fatima., Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Reverse osmosis pretreatment technologies and future trends: A comprehensive review. Desalination 452, 159-195. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2018.11.006    

    Al-Othman, Amani., Darwish, Noora N., Qasim, Muhammad., Tawalbeh, Mohammad ., Darwish, Naif A. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Nuclear Desalination: A State-of-the-Art Review. Desalination 457, 39-61. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.01.002    

    Ahmed, Farah Ejaz., Hashaikeh, Raed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Solar powered desalination – Technology, energy and future outlook. Desalination 453, 54-76.  doi:10.1016/j.desal.2018.12.002    

    Goh, P.S. ., Ismail, A.F. . & Hilal, Nidal. (2019) Desalination Technology and Advancement. In Encyclopedia of Water Resources Management and Policy, Oxford Research Encyclopedias & Oxford Handbooks Online. USA: Oxford University Press.    

    Goh, Pei Sean. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019) Innovative and sustainable membrane technologies. In Innovation strategies in environmental science. Amsterdam: Elsevier.    

    Goh, P.S.., Zulhairun, A.K.., Ismail, A.F.. & Hilal, N.. (2019). Contemporary anti-biofouling modifications of reverse osmosis desalination membrane: A review. Desalination 468, 114072. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.114072 

    Johnson, Daniel. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Polymer Membranes – Fractal Characteristics and Determination of Roughness Scaling Exponents. Journal of Membrane Science 570, 9-22. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2018.10.024    

    Kovalchuk, Nina M., Johnson, Daniel J., Sobolev, Vladimir , Hilal N. & Starov, Victor. (2019).Interactions between nanoparticles in nanosuspension. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 272

    Mortimer, Chris J.., James, Sean., Hilal, Nidal. & Wright, Chris J.. (2019) Electrospun Antimicrobial Membranes-Functionality and Morphology. In Nanofiber Membranes for Medical, Environmental, and Energy Applications. (pp. 17-37). NY: CRC Press.

    Qasim, Muhammad., Badrelzaman, Mohamed., Darwish, Noora N.., Darwish, Naif A.. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Reverse osmosis desalination: A state-of-the-art review. Desalination 459, 59-104. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.02.008    

    Suwaileh, Wafa., Johnson, Daniel., Khodabakhshi, Saeed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Development of forward osmosis membranes modified by cross-linked layer by layer assembly for brackish water desalination. Journal of Membrane Science 583, 267-277.doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2019.04.052    

    Suwaileh, Wafa., Johnson, Daniel., Khodabakhshi, Saeed. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Superior cross-linking assisted layer by layer modification of forward osmosis membranes for brackish water desalination. Desalination 463, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.04.009    

    Suwaileh, W., Johnson, D.J., Hilal, Nidal. (2019). Brackish water desalination for agriculture: assessing the performance of inorganic fertilizer draw solution. Desalination. 456, 53-63. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2019.01.014    

    Widdowson, Jonathan P. ., Wright, Chris J.. & Hilal, Nidal. (2019) Electrospun Collagen Nanofiber Membranes for Regenerative Medicine. In Nanofiber Membranes for Medical, Environmental, and Energy Applications. (pp. 57-87). NY: CRC press.