QNRF grant for innovative water treatment project
QNRF grant for innovative water treatment projectConocoPhillips Qatar president Gary Sykes said GWSC was awarded the National Priority Research Programme grant for its innovative project on the bio-treatment of petrochemical byproduct water.
“I am proud of our team at the GWSC and would like to congratulate them for the selection as the recipient of the QNRF’s 5th cycle National Priority Research Programme (NPRF) award,” Sykes said.
“NPRF is a highly competitive programme that supports priority academic and research projects in science, engineering, medical, agricultural, social and human studies. Only 2% of this year’s 5th cycle is awarded to private companies.”
“GWSC’s proposal on innovative bio-treatments of petrochemical waste water was one of the winners of this term’s grants, which comprised some 670 proposals from 37 national and private institutions in Qatar.”
GWSC managing director Samer Adham said: “We are honoured by Qatar Foundation and the Qatar National Research Fund’s faith in our scientific dedication and commitment to serve Qatar in the context of our endeavour to discover innovative techniques for the treatment of petrochemical by-product waters.”
“This is a two-year project that researches bio-treatments of petrochemical waste water with lead principal investigators comprising Arnie Janson, Raul Dores and myself. We are also partnered by Professor Simon Judd from Cranfield University, UK.
“The Qatar National Research Fund aims to foster original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences and the arts. In addition to funding, QNRF aims to encourage dialogue and partnerships,” Adham said.
Qatar Foundation established the QNRF in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to promote a knowledge-based culture/economy in the country. QF views research as essential to national and regional growth; as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment.
ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Centre is located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park and examines ways of treating and recycling byproduct water from oil and gas production and refining operations, as well as other projects related to industrial and municipal water sustainability.
Source: Gulf Times
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