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Eran Friedler, Associate Professor

Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering
Phone: +972-4-8292633
Fax: +972-4-8228898
Email: eranf@tx.technion.ac.il
Address: Faculty of Civ. and Env. Eng., Technion - Israel Inst. of Technology; Haifa 32000, Israel
Home Page: http://cee.technion.ac.il/eranf
Research Interests  
Development of alternative water sources as part of sustainable management of water in
the urban sector.
Extensive wastewater treatment systems.
Processes occurring in sewer systems.
Processes affecting water quality in catchment basins.

September 2013

ACADEMIC DEGREES

1994       DSc in Env. Eng. Dept. of Env. & Wat. Resourc. Eng., Faculty of Civil Eng., Technion. (Direct Doctorate Course)

1986       BSc in Agr. Sci. Specialised in Soil and Water Sci.. Faculty of Agr., Hebrew Univ. CUM LAUDE.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

3-9.2013          Visiting Professor, Centre of Wat. Systems. College of Eng., Math. & Physical Sci., Univ. of Exeter, UK.

2010- present  Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil & Env. Eng., Technion.

2001-2010       Senior lecturer, Faculty of Civil & Env. Eng., Technion.

1998-2001       Adjunct lecturer, Faculty of Civil Eng., Technion.

1999-2003       Adjunct lecturer, Dept. of Natural Resources & Env. Manage., Faculty of Social Sci. & Math., Haifa Univ..

1998                Adjunct lecturer, The Centre for Env. Studies, Western Galilee College.

1995-1996       Postdoctoral fellow (part time), Faculty of Agr. Eng., Technion.

1993-1995       Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Civil Eng., Imperial College of Sci., Tech. & Medicine, London, UK.

1988‑1993       Teaching assistant, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1996-2001  Co-director, Juanico & Friedler - Mediterranean LTD.

 

TECHNION ACTIVITIES

2003-2010       Member of the judges' panel in the academic staff court for discipline.

2008-2012       Academic Coordinator - Environmental Eng. course of studies (undergraduate)

2008-2012       Head - Departmental teaching committee (undergraduate), Dept. of Env., Wat. & Agr. Eng.

2012-present     Water Forum Coordinator - Shmuel Neaman Inst. for Advanced Studies in Sci. and Tech.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

1994

R. Wang (MSc). Computational modelling of sewer flow quantity and quality. Dept. of Civ. Eng., Imperial College of Sci., Tech. &Medicine, UK. Primary supervisor: D. Butler (Imperial College), Co-supervisor: E. Friedler.

1995

 Y. Yaxas (MSc). Pollutant concentration of domestic wastewater inflows. Dept. of Civ. Eng., Imperial College of Sci., Tech. &Medicine, UK. Primary supervisor: D. Butler (Imperial College), Co-supervisor: E. Friedler.

2003

Pisanty E. (MSc). Analysis of the relationship between construction or upgrade costs of wastewater treatment plants and their design capacity (Final Project).

2004

Latman S. (MSc). Comparison between local and regional solution for wastewater treatment and reuse: Ecological and economical aspects (Final Project, Haifa Univ.). Primary Supervisor: E. Friedler, Consultant: N. Greenboum (Haifa Univ.)

2005

Sagiv A. (MSc). Modelling H2S emission in gravity sewers. Primary Supervisor: O. Lahav, Co-supervisor: E. Friedler.

2005

Segal E. (MSc). Study of engineering, economical and environmental aspects of various alternatives for treatment and disposal of excess sludge from the grater Tel-Aviv wastewater treatment plant (Haifa Univ.). Primary Supervisor: E. Friedler, Co-supervisor: N. Becker (Haifa Univ.).

2005

Kovalio R. (MSc). Study of three systems for treatment and reuse of greywater for toilet flushing.

2006

Firer D. (MSc). Investigation of the Use of Iron Salts to Control Odour and Corrosion in Urban Sewer Systems. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler., Co-supervisor: O. Lahav.

2006

Shwatzman (Sofair) Z. (MSc). Reliability assessment of in-house greywater reuse. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler, Co-supervisor: A. Ostfeld.

2007

Gilboa Y. (MSc). Study of the effects of disinfection with UV irradiation on the microbial quality of greywater. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler. Advisor: R. Armon.

2008

Goldwasser K. (MSc). Development of management model for Lake Kinneret using AVGWLF. Primary supervisor: A. Ostfeld, Co-supervisor: E. Friedler.

2008

Opher T. (MSc). Development of a data driven model for estimating pollutant levels in highway stormwater runoff. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler, Advisor: A. Ostfeld.

2008

Dinerman E. (MSc). Modelling MTBE and BTEX in Lake Kinneret as a tool for the assessment of the risk to the water quality in the lake. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler. Advisor: D. Markel (Water Commission).

2008

Aizenchtadt E. (PhD). Reliability approaches to bio-environmental systems on the base of wastewater treatment plants. Primary supervisor: D. Ingman (Quality Assurance and Reliability Unit), Co-supervisor: E. Friedler.

2009

Meir A. (MSc). Comparative study of the effect of disinfection by UV irradiation and chlorination on clogging of drip irrigation system fed with tertiary effluent (Final Project).

2009

Asheri T. (MSc). The effect of low intensity ultrasonic irradiation on algae population and biological diversity in different water bodies. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler. Co-supervisor: R. Porat (Mekorot, Nat. Water Company).

2009

Eid K. (MSc). Quantification calibration and verification of QUEST method as a tool for the assessment of exfiltration from gravity sewers. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler. Advisor: O. Lahav.

2009

Yapman I. (MSc). Electrocoagulation as a part of greywater treatment and reuse.

2010

Pesach N. (MSc). Determination of surfactants concentrations in estuaries and seawater and assessment of their effects on corals. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: N. Kress (IOLR).

2011

Yardeni A. (MSc). On-line biomonitoring for pollution detection in potable water network with the FishToximeter - A Video based early warning system. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: R. Porat (Mekorot, Nat. Water Company).

2011

Khodorkovsky M. (MSc). Investigation of the spatial and seasonal distribution of selected pesticides (chlorpyrifos, methidathion and endosulfan) and their degradation products in the streams of the Hula watershed. Primary supervisor: Y. Dubowski Co-supervisor: E. Friedler.

2011

Muklada H. (MSc). On-site rainwater harvesting as an alternative water source for urban areas. (Final Project).

2011

Dekel A. (MSc). Study of microorganisms community structure by molecular methods as a tool for developing an attached growth treatment process for greywater. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: M. Halpern (Haifa Univ.)

2011

Zarchi E. (MSc). Polyaluminum Chloride as an Alternative to Alum for Direct Filtration of Drinking Water.Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: M. Rebhun.

2011

Penn R. (MSc). Investigation and quantification of the influence of on-site urban greywater reuse on sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants.

2012

Gilboa Y. (PhD). The effects of anthropogenic activities on water quality in Lake Kinneret. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: G. Gal (Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, IOLR)

2012

Kovaliov M. (MSc). Infrared rays embedded fish instrument as a tool for on-line detection of pollution intrusion into potable water systems.Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: R. Porat (Mekorot, Nat. Water Company).

2013

Dinerman E. (PhD). Fate of Chlorpyrifos under semiarid conditions and the impact on its loss from orchard soil surface. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler Co-supervisor: Y. Dubowski.

 2013

Barkai-Arbel Y. (MSc) Precursors removal and reduction of disinfection by-products formation by enhanced coagulation and sedimentation in the NWC system. Primary supervisor: E. Friedler; Co-supervisor: M. Rebhun; Advisor: L. Heller-Grosmann

2014

Blanky M. (MSc) Legionella pneumophila in greywater - Quantification, removal during treatment and assessment of human exposure via aerosols.Primary supervisor: E. Friedler; Co-supervisor: M. Halpren (Haifa Univ.)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

(Students appear in italics)

 

Thesis

Friedler E., 1993. Mathematical model of wastewater stabilization reservoirs. DSc research thesis. Dept.of Env. and Wat. Resourc. Eng., Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.

 

Refereed papers in professional journals (copies available upon request)

  1. Juanico M., Friedler E.,1994.Hydraulic age distribution in perfectly mixed non steady-state reactors. ASCE J. of Env. Eng., 120(6): 1427-1445.
  2. ButlerD.,Friedler E., Gatt K., 1995.Characterising the quantity & quality of domestic wastewater inflows. Wat. Sci. Tech., 31(7): 13-24.
  3. Friedler E., Brown D. M., Butler D., 1996. A study of WC derived sewer solids. Wat. Sci. Tech., 33(9): 17-24.
  4. Friedler E., Butler D., 1996. Quantifying the inherent uncertainty in the quantity and quality of domestic wastewater. Wat. Sci. Tech., 33(2): 65-78.
  5. Friedler E., Butler D., Brown D. M., 1996. Domestic WC usage patterns. Building & Env., 31(4): 385-392.
  6. Friedler E., Juanico M., 1996. Treatment and storage of wastewater for agricultural irrigation. Int. Wat. & Irrig. Rev., 16(4): 26-30.
  7. Green M., Friedler E., Roskol Y., Safrai I., 1997. Investigation of alternative method for nitrification in constructed wetlands. Wat. Sci. Tech., 35(5): 63-70.
  8. Green M., Friedler E., Safrai I., 1998. Enhancing nitrification in vertical flow constructed wetlands utilising a passive air pump. Wat. Res., 32(12): 3513-3520
  9. Almeida M. C., Butler D., Friedler E., 1999. At-source domestic wastewater quality. Urban Wat., 1: 49-55.
  10. Friedler E., 1999. The Jeezrael Valley project for wastewater reclamation and reuse. Wat. Sci. Tech., 40(4-5): 347-354.
  11. Juanico M., Friedler E., 1999. Wastewater reuse for river recovery in semi-arid Israel. Wat. Sci. Tech., 40(4-5): 43-50.
  12. Friedler E., 2001. Wastewater reuse - An integral part of water resources management: Israel as a case study. Wat. Policy, 3(1): 29-39.
  13. Friedler E., Juanico M., Shelef G., 2003. Simulation model of wastewater stabilization reservoirs. Ecol. Eng., 20(2): 121-145.
  14. Friedler E., 2004. Quality of individual domestic greywater streams and its implication on on-site treatment and reuse possibilities. Env. Tech., 25(9): 997-1008.
  15. Friedler E., Galil N. I., Kovalio R., 2005. On-site greywater treatment and reuse in multi-storey buildings. Wat. Sci. Tech., 51(10): 187-194.
  16. Friedler E., Hadari M., 2006. Economic feasibility of on-site greywater reuse in multi storey buildings. Desalination, 190: 221-234.
  17. Friedler E., Kovalio R., Ben-Zvi A., 2006. Comparative study of the microbial quality of greywater treated by three on-site treatment systems. Env. Tech., 27(6): 653-663.
  18. Friedler E., Lahav O., 2006. Centralised Urban Wastewater Reuse: What is the Public Attitude? Wat. Sci. Tech., 54(6-7): 423-430.
  19. Lahav O., Binder A., Friedler E., 2006. A different approach for predicting reaeration rates in gravity sewers and completely mixed tanks. Wat. Env. Res., 78(7): 730-739.
  20. Lahav O., Sagiv A., Friedler E., 2006. A different approach for predicting H2S(g) emission rates in gravity sewers. Wat. Res., 40: 259-266.
  21. Friedler E., Lahav O., Jizhaki H., Lahav T., 2006. Study of urban population attitudes towards various wastewater reuse options: Israel as a case study. J. of Env. Manage., 81(4): 360-370.
  22. Friedler E., Pisanty E., 2006. Effects of design flow and treatment level on construction and operation costs of municipal wastewater treatment plants and their implications on policy making. Wat. Res., 40(20): 3751-3758.
  23. Geller Y., Zimmerman R., Friedler E., 2007. Evaluation of the Hydraulic Performance of the Regional Sewer Network of the Greater Tel-Aviv Metropolitan Area (Israel). Wat. Practice & Tech., 2(2). (7 p. E-journal)
  24. Friedler E., Katz I., Dozorets C. G., 2008. Chlorination and coagulation as pretreatments for greywater desalination. Desalination, 222: 38-49
  25. Aizenchtadt E., Ingman D., Friedler E., 2008. Quality Control of Wastewater Treatment: A New Approach. Europ. J. of Operational Res., 189: 445-458
  26. Gilboa Y., Friedler E., 2008. UV disinfection of RBC treated light greywater effluent: kinetics, survival and regrowth of selected microorganisms. Wat. Res., 42(4-5): 1043-1050.
  27. Firrer D., Friedler E., Lahav O., 2008. Control of sulfide in sewer systems by dosage of iron salts: comparison between theoretical and experimental results. Sci. of the Total Env., 392: 145-156.
  28. Friedler E., 2008. The water saving potential and the socio-economic feasibility of greywater reuse within the urban sector - Israel as a case study. Int. J. of Env. Studies, 65(1): 57-69.
  29. Friedler E., Shwartzman Z., Ostfeld A., 2008. Assessment of the reliability of an on-site MBR system for greywater treatment and the associated aesthetic and health risks. Wat. Sci. Tech., 57(7): 1103-1110.
  30. Krasnits E., Friedler E., Sabbah I., Beliavski M., Tarre S., Green M., 2009. Spatial distribution of microbial populations in a well established constructed wetland treating municipal wastewater. Ecol. Eng., 35: 1085-1089.
  31. Opher T. Ostfeld A., Friedler E., 2009. Modelling highway runoff pollutants levels using a Data Driven Model. Wat. Sci. Tech., 60(1): 19-28.
  32. Opher T., Friedler E., 2009. A preliminary coupled MT-GA model for the prediction of highway runoff quality. Sci. of the Total Env., 407: 4490-4496.
  33. Aizenchtadt E., Ingman D., Friedler E., 2009. Analysis of the long-term performance of an on-site greywater treatment plant using novel statistical approaches. Urban Wat. J., 6(5): 341-354.
  34. Gilboa Y., Friedler E., Gal G., 2009. Adapting empirical equations to Lake Kinneret data by using three calibration methods. Ecol. Model., 220: 3291-3300.
  35. Friedler E., Gilboa Y., 2010. Performance of UV disinfection and the microbial quality of greywater effluent along a reuse system for toilet flushing. Sci. of the Total Env., 408(9): 2109-2117.
  36. Maimon A., Tal A., Friedler E., Gross A., 2010. Safe on-site reuse of greywater for irrigation - a critical review of current guidelines. Env. Sci. Tech., 44: 3213-3220.
  37. Opher T., Friedler E., 2010. Factors affecting highway runoff quality. Urban Wat. J., 7(3): 155-172.
  38. Friedler E., Alfiya Y., 2010. Physicochemical treatment of office and public buildings greywater. Wat. Sci. Tech., 62(10): 2357-2363.
  39. Friedler E., Yardeni A., Gilboa Y., Alfiya Y., 2011. Disinfection of greywater effluent and regrowth potential of selected bacteria. Wat. Sci. Tech., 63(5): 931-940.
  40. Dinerman E., Dubowski Y., Friedler E., 2011. Fuel derived pollutants and boating activity patterns in the Sea of Galilee. J. of Env. Manage., 92: 3002-3010.
  41. Opher T., Rom M., Kronaveter L., Friedler E., Ostfeld A., 2012. Some observations on Biofouling prediction in pipelines using model trees and artificial neural networks versus logistic regression. Urban Wat. J., 9(1): 11-20.
  42. Alfiya Y., Damti O., Stoler-Katz A., Zoubi A., Shaviv A., Friedler E., 2012. Potential impacts of on-site greywater reuse in landscape irrigation. Wat. Sci. Tech., 65(4): 757-764.
  43. Penn R., Hadari M., Friedler E., 2012. Effects of greywater reuse on domestic wastewater quality and quantity. Urban Wat. J., 9(3): 137-148.
  44. Penn R., Schütze M., Friedler E., 2013. Modelling the effects of on-site greywater reuse and low flush toilets on municipal sewer systems. J. of Env. Manage., 114: 72-83.
  45. Olsson O., Khodorkovsky M., Gassmann M., Friedler E., Schneider M., Dubowski Y., 2013. Fate of pesticides and their transformation products: First Flush effects in a semi-arid catchment. CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, 41(2): 134-142.
  46. Becker N., Friedler E., 2013. Integrated hydro-economic assessment of restoration of the Alexander-Zeimar River (Israel - Palestinian Authority). Regional Env. Change, 13: 103-114.
  47. Alfiya Y., Gross A., Sklarz M. and Friedler E., 2013. Reliability of onsite greywater treatment systems in Mediterranean and arid environments - A case study. Wat. Sci. Tech., 67(6): 1389-1395.
  48. Zarchi I., Friedler E., Rebhun M., 2013. Polyaluminum Chloride as an Alternative to Alum for the Direct Filtration of Drinking Water. Env. Tech. ., 34(9): 1199-1209
  49. Penn R., Friedler E., Ostfeld A., 2013. Multi-objective evolutionary optimization for greywater reuse in municipal sewer systems. Wat. Res., 47: 5911-5920.
  50. Gassmann M., Khodorkovsky M., Friedler E., Dubowki Y., Olsson O., 2014. Uncertainty in the river export modelling of pesticides and transformation products. Env. Modelling & Software, 51: 35-44.
  51. Matos C., Friedler E., Monteiro A., Rodrigues A., Teixeira R., Bentes I., Varajão J., 2014. Academics perception towards various water reuse options: University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro - UTAD Campus (Portugal) as a case study. Urban Wat. J., 11(4): 311-322. 
  52. Penn R., Schuetze M., Friedler E., 2014. Assessment of the effects of greywater reuse on gross solids movement in sewer systems. Wat. Sci. Tech., 61(1): 99-105.
  53. Maimon A., Friedler E., Gross A., 2014. Parameters affecting greywater quality and its safety for reuse. Sci. of the Total Env., 487: 20-25.
  54. Oron G., Adel M., Agmon, V., Friedler E., Halperin R., Leshem E., Weinberg D., 2014. Greywater use in Israel and worldwide: standards and prospects. Wat. Res., 58: 92-101.

  55. Gross A., Alfiya Y., Maimon A., Friedler E., 2014. Environmental impact of irrigation with greywater treated by recirculating vertical flow constructed wetlands in two climatic regions. Wat. Sci. Tech., 69(12): 2452-2459.

 

Review papers and chapters in books (copies available upon request)

  1. Friedler E., 1999. Modelling. In: Reservoirs for wastewater storage and reuse: Ecology, performance & engineering design. Juanico M., Dor I. [Eds.], Springer-Verlag, pp. 105-144.
  2. Juanico M., Friedler E., 1999. Experiences outside Israel. In: Reservoirs for wastewater storage and reuse: Ecology, performance & engineering design. Juanico M., Dor I. [Eds.], Springer-Verlag, pp. 283-301.
  3. Juanico M., Friedler E., 1999. Hydraulic age distribution. In: Reservoirs for wastewater storage and reuse: Ecology, performance & engineering design. Juanico M., Dor I. [Eds.], Springer-Verlag, pp. 85-104.
  4. Friedler E., Galil N. I., 2003. Domestic greywater characterization and its implication on treatment and reuse potential. In Chapter 7: Effectiveness of water conservation options, In: Advances in Water Supply Management. Maksimovich C., Butler D., Memon F. A. [Eds.], A. A. Balkema Publishers, pp.535-544.
  5. Friedler E., Butler D., Alfiya Y., 2013. Wastewater composition. Chapter 17 in: Wastewater Treatment: Source Separation and Decentralization. Larsen T., Udert K., Lienert J. [Eds.], IWA Publishing, pp. 241-257.

 Monographs

  1. Opher T., Friedler E., 2009. Development of a data driven model for estimating pollutant levels in highway stormwater runoff. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Germany, 144 p. Based on the MSc Research Thesis of T. Opher.
  2. Friedler E., Shaviv A., Zaide M., Gilboa Y., 2013. Water for nature and river restoration. Summary and recommendations of the 3rd Water Forum. Samuel Neaman Inst. for Advanced S\studies in Sci. and Tech. - Technion, The Grand Water Res. Inst. - Technion, Israel Water Authority. 61 p. (Heb.)
 
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