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David Hasson

Professor Emeritus

Personal Info

Ph.D. 1956, University of London (Imperial College of Science and Technology).

Research Fields

Process Heat Transfer (Fouling Phenomena, Scale Formation and Prevention
Water Desalination and Water Technologies, Membrane Separations

Research Topics

Characterization of membrane transport properties. Characterization of fouling and scaling limits.
Development of techniques for increased water recovery. Fundamental characterization of scale inhibition by anti-scalants. Scaling propensity of sea water concentrates at room temperatures


S. Ring, D. Hasson, H. Shemer, R. Semiat, “Simple modeling of Donnan separation processes, J. Membrane Sci., 476 (2015) 348–355.

H. Shemer, D. Hasson, R. Semiat, “State-of-the-art review on post-treatment technologies”, Desalination 356 (2015) 285-293

I. Zaslavschi, H. Shemer, D. Hasson, and R. Semiat, “Electrochemical CaCO3 scale removal with a bipolar membrane system”, Journal of Membrane Science, 445 (2013) 88-95.

H. Shemer, D. Hasson, R. Semiat, “Review of the state of the art of antiscalant selection”, Chapter 13 (pp. 229-256) in Z. Amjad Ed., “Mineral Scales in Biological and Industrial Systems”, CRC Press (2013).

H. Shemer, D. Hasson, R. Semiat, ” Design Considerations of a Packed Calcite Bed for Hardening Desalinated Water”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52 (2013), 10549−10553.

R. Semiat. D. Hasson, “Water desalination”, Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 28, 1 2012,. 43-60.

R. Segev, D. Hasson, R. Semiat, “Rigorous modeling of the kinetics of calcium carbonate deposit formation”, AIChE Journal, 58 (2012) 1222-1229.

D. Hasson, R. Segev, D. Lisitsin, B. Liberman, R. Semiat, “High recovery brackish water desalination process devoid of precipitation chemicals”, Desalination, 233 (2011) 80-88.

D. Hasson, H. Shemer, A. Sher, “State of the Art of Friendly “Green” Scale Control Inhibitors- A review Article”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (2011), 7601-7607.

D. Hasson, H. Shemer, I. Brook, I. Zaslavsky, R. Semiat, M. Wilf, C. Bartels, “Scaling propensity of seawater in RO boron removal processes”, Journal of Membrane Science, 384 (2011) 198– 204.

R. Semiat, J. Sapoznik and D. Hasson, “Energy Aspects in Osmotic Processes”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 15 (2010). 228-235.

D. Hasson, G. Sidorenko and R. Semiat, “Calcium Carbonate Hardness Removal by a Novel Electrochemical Seeds System”, Desalination, 263 (2010) 285-289.

R. Segev, D. Hasson, R. Semiat, “Improved high recovery brackish water desalination process based on fluidized bed air stripping”, Desalination, 281 (2011)75-79.

D. Hasson, R. Semiat, “Scale control in saline and wastewater desalination”, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 46 (2006) 97-104.

D. Hasson, R. Semiat, M. Ilevicky, D. Damiano, A. Sher, “Inhibition of CaCO3 scale deposition by trace concentrations of some common ions”, Proceedings of AWWA Water Quality Conference November 14-18 2004, Texas, 19 pp

D. Hasson, “Progress in precipitation fouling research – a review”, in “Understanding Heat Exchanger Fouling and its Mitigation”, T.R. Bott Editor, Begell House NY, pp. 67 – 90, 1999.