Dr. Boris Liberman is a graduate of the Institute for Scientific Research in Water Supply, Moscow (Ph.D.) and the Civil Engineering Institute Rostov-on-Don, USSR (B.A. and M.S), and has been in the field of desalination for over 20 years.
For the last 20 years, Dr. Liberman has been employed by IDE Technologies Ltd., Israel, currently as CTO and Vice President, Membrane Technology, managing the design, construction and commissioning of various membrane desalination plants, some of which are the largest in the world. Dr. Liberman developed the Pressure Centre desalination concept, the patented Direct Osmosis Cleaning and Boron Removal technologies, 16” membranes in a vertical arrangement and IDE PROGREEN™ desalination technology, and other patented and patent pending innovations. He is also responsible for conceptual design of IDE’s RO projects.
IDE’s Ashkelon SWRO Desalination Plant, designed and commissioned under Dr. Liberman’s leadership, won the GWI Desalination Plant of the Year award in 2006.
Dr. Liberman holds numerous granted patents in the field of reverse osmosis desalination, as well as pending applications in said field and in the field of osmotic power generation. He has written and presented dozens of articles in conferences around the world, and written papers that have been published in leading industry magazines.
Dr. Liberman was named one of Water & Wastewater International’s top 25 industry leaders in 2015 and 2016, and when responding to this honour he said “IDE is a company with innovation in its DNA, and as such provides a platform for creativity, invention, and thinking outside of the box.”
Day 2: Tuesday 17th April 2017
11:00 – 12:30 – Desal – Desal R&D Olympics