Doctor Nedal Massalha


School of Engineering
Water Industry Engineering B.Sc

Areas of Expertise

My major research interests are on:
1. Water and wastewater reuse safety.
2. Sustainable wastewater treatment technologies.
3. Advanced treatment processes to remove micropollutant from wastewater and biosolids.
4. Bioenergy recovery from wastewater.

Selected Courses

Irrigation Engineering

Additional Roles

Researcher at the Institue of Applied Research – The Galilee Society

Selected Publications

1. Dong, S., Page, M. A., Massalha, N., Hur, A., Hur, K., Bokenkamp, K., Plewa, M. J. 2019. Toxicological Comparison of Water, Wastewaters and Processed Wastewaters. Environ. Sci. Technol., 53, 15, 9139-9147.
2. Dong, S., Massalha, N., Plewa, M.J., Nguyen, T.H., 2018. The Impact of Disinfection Ct Values on Cytotoxicity of Wastewaters: Ozonation vs. Chlorination. Water Res. 144, 482-490. (share equally with Dong).
3. Nejidat, A., Diaz-reck, D., Massalha, N., Arbiv, A., Dawas, A., Dosoretz, C., Sabbah, I., 2018. Abundance and diversity of anammox bacteria in a mainstream municipal wastewater treatment plant. Appl Microbiol. Biotechnol. 1–11.
4. Massalha, N.*, Dong, S., Plewa, M.J., Borisover, M., Nguyen, T.H., 2018. Spectroscopic Indicators for Cytotoxicity of Chlorinated and Ozonated Effluents from Wastewater Stabilization Ponds and Activated Sludge. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52, 3167–3174.
5. Dong, S.; Masalha, N.; Plewa, M. J.; Nguyen, T. H. Toxicity of Wastewater with Elevated Bromide and Iodide after Chlorination, Chloramination, or Ozonation Disinfection. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51 (16), 9297–9304.
6. Massalha, N.; Brenner, A.; Sheindorf, C.; Haimov, Y.; Sabbah, I. Enriching composite hydrophilic polyurethane foams with PAC to enhance adsorption of phenol from aqueous solutions. Chem. Eng. J. 2015, 280, 283–292.
7. Massalha, N.; Brenner, A.; Sheindorf, C.; Sabbah, I. Application of immobilized and granular dried anaerobic biomass for stabilizing and increasing anaerobic bio-systems tolerance for high organic loads and phenol shocks. Bioresour. Technol. 2015, 197, 106–112.
8. Massalha, N.; Brenner, A.; Sheindorf, C.; Sabbah, I. The effect of anaerobic biomass drying and exposure to air on their recovery and evolution. Water Res. 2014, 63, 42–51.
9. Sabbah, I.; Baransi, K.; Massalha, N.; Dawas, a.; Saadi, I.; Nejidat, a. Efficient ammonia removal from wastewater by a microbial biofilm in tuff-based intermittent biofilters. Ecol. Eng. 2013, 53, 354–360.
10. Massalha, N.; Shaviv, A.; Sabbah, I. Modeling the effect of immobilization of microorganisms on the rate of biodegradation of phenol under inhibitory conditions. Water Res. 2010, 44 (18), 5252–5259.
11. Massalha, N.; Basheer, S.; Sabbah, I. Effect of Adsorption and Bead Size of Immobilized Biomass on the Rate of Biodegradation of Phenol at High Concentration Levels. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2007, 46 (21), 6820–6824.

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