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  • B. Sc.  Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1993.
  • M. Sc., Solar Desalination, Suez Canal University, Egypt, 1999.
  • Ph.D., Visual simulation program for Thermoeconomic of desalination processes, Suez Canal University, Egypt, 2006.

Professional Experience

Water desalination process development (thermal/membrane) for sustainable water solution is the focus area. He is a specialist in the process design and techno-economic optimization of water desalination using a well-developed visual simulation program (VSP).  Beside his academic background as an Associate Professor at Engineering Science Department (Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, and Thermo fluids), Faculty of Engineering, Suez University (Egypt), he has an industrial experience in the field of desalination plant process design.  He led several R&D projects during his work in   the Doosan Heavy Industries, Desalination R & D Center (UAE) to improve the thermal/membrane desalination technology (MSF, MED, RO, NF and FO) for market competence. He participated in EC funded projects in the field of water desalination based renewable energy systems.    He published several publications (24 papers) Peer-reviewed international Desalination journals as well as presented his research work in local and international conferences (16 papers). He published a book entitled by: Techno economic Analysis of seawater Desalination Plants, 2012. He has three disclosures in the desalination process development. He is a member of the conference technical advisory board of Water world Middle East. 

Research Interest

  • Desalination process simulation using visual simulation program (VSP). 
  • High performance, high TBT MSF using NF membrane pretreatment. 
  • Development of high TBT   Once through MSF-OT.     
  • Steam, electricity and unit water cost allocation for cogeneration power and desalination plant.
  • Scale model simulation in the MED/MSF evaporator tube bundle.
  • Simulation of FO   as a pretreatment method to thermal desalination (MSF, MED and MD).

Selected Publications

  • A.A. Mabrouk, K. Bourouni , H.K. Abdulrahim, M. Darwish, A.O. Sharif, Impacts of tube bundle arrangement and feed flow pattern on the scale formation in large capacity MED desalination plants,  Desalination 357 (2015) 275–285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2014.11.028 , (ISSN: 0011-9164).
  • Ali Altaee, Abdel Nasser Mabrouk, Karim Bourouni. Forward osmosis pretreatment of seawater to thermal desalination: High temperature FO-MSF/MED Hybrid System. Desalination 339 (2014) 18-25. (ISSN: 0011-9164).
  • Abdel Nasser Mabrouk and Hassan Elbanna Fath. Techno-economic analysis of hybrid high performance MSF desalination plant with NF membrane. Desalination and Water Treatment,  2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2012.714893
  • G. Iaquaniello,  A. Salladini, A. A. Mabrouk, H.E.S. Fath. Concentrating solar power (CSP) system integrated with MED-RO hybrid desalination.  Desalination 336 (2014) 121-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2013.12.030. (ISSN: 00119164).