SUQIA | Dr. Muhammed Wakil Shahzad

Joint-winner – Dr Muhammed Wakil Shahzad (Pakistan)

Dr. Muhammed’s work revolves around a hybrid desalination cycle that combines the adsorption (AD) cycle with conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) system that overcomes the operational limitations of a standalone MED system. The combined MEDAD cycle is 2-3 times higher than conventional MED, and can be powered using solar energy or industrial waste heat. This technology has been successfully piloted at King Abdulaziz University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the National University of Singapore.