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285 scientific projects for nanotechnology applications, the prominent of which are in water research and treatment

​King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by the General Directorate of Research Grants (GDRG), organized a scientific forum on the use of nanotechnology in water treatment on Sunday in the conference building of KACST’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Khaime, GDRG Supervisor, inaugurated the Forum underlining that KACST has supported about 285 project in nanotechnology applications and usages, laying heavy stress on water research and treatment.

Dr. Khaime highlighted that supporting these  researches targeted  achieving objectives of the National Strategy for Science and Technology associated with directing both scientific research and technology development towards achieving water security and fulfilling the societal requirements in the Kingdom.

"Nanotechnology and its applications" was the title of the first scientific paper of the forum that was presented by Dr. Zaid Abdullah Al-Othman, King Saud University, who started by defining nanotechnology and its varied usages and applications in our life numerating  bio-projects to support nanotechnology conducted by KACST in collaboration with the world's leading scientific centers in  both  the American University of Berkeley, and Sheffield in England.

Professor Mohammed Qundal, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), presented a scientific paper entitled "Purification of contaminated water by laser photosynthesis catalysis using semiconductor catalysts”. The forum was concluded by scientific paper that focused on "Manufacturing titanium dioxide fibers and their stimulus applications for the deposition of heavy metals from aqueous solutions” and was presented by Dr. Riyadh Awad Khalaf Al Shawabkeh in association with a group of KFUPM researchers who conducted an intensive research on heavy metals in sewage water in the industrial zone in Riyadh.