Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering Transportation and Geo-Information Engineering Structural Engineering and Construction Management

Robert Armon, Associate Professor

Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering
Phone: +972-4-8292377
Fax: +972-4-8228898
Email: cvrrobi@technion.ac.il
Address: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel
Home Page: http://cee.technion.ac.il/cvrrobi
Research Interests  
Water and wastewater microbiology
Bacteriological well clogging
Protozoan parasites
Bacteriophages in environment
Pathogenic bacteria and biofilms
Sol-gel technology in microbiology and enzymology
Enhanced photocatalysis for water cleaning
Biofouling and biocorrosion prevention methods
Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)

B. Refereed papers in professional journals:

1.  Guttman - Bass, N. and Armon, R. Concentration of Simian Rotavirus SA-11 from tap water by membrane filtration and organic flocculation. Appl. and Environ. Microbiol. 45: 850 - 855, (1983).
2.  Armon, R., Kott, Y. and Neeman, I. Ghost cells as a sorptive matrix for virus concentration from water. Appl. and Environ. Microbiol. 47: 1337 - 1340, (1984).
3.  Armon, R., Kott, Y. and Neeman, I. Concentration of viruses using pig erythrocyte ghost cells. Water Sci. and Technol. 17: 71 - 80, (1985).
4. Guttman - Bass, N., Hostovsky, T., Luchten, M. and Armon, R. A comparison of current methods of Poliovirus concentration from tap water. Water Res. 19: 85 - 88, (1985).
5.  Armon, R. and Payment, P. A modified mCP for enumeration of Clostridium perfringens from water. Can. J. Microbiol. 34: 78 - 79, (1988).
6.  Armon, R. and Cabelli, V. J. Phage f2 desorption from clay (bentonite and kaolinite) using non-ionic detergents, beef extract and chaotropic agent. Can. J. Microbiol. 34: 1022 - 1024, (1988).
7.  Armon, R., Arella, M. and Payment, P. A highly efficient second-step concentration technique for bacteriophages and enteric viruses using ammonium sulfate and Tween 80. Can. J. Microbiol. 34: 651 - 655, (1988).
8.  Payment, P. and Armon, R. Virus removal by drinking water treatment processes. CRC Critical Reviews in Environmental Control 19: 15 - 31, (1989).
9.  Armon, R., Neeman, I. and Kott, Y. Pig erythrocyte ghost cells used in enteric viruses concentration from experimentally contaminated clinical specimens. J. Medical Virology 29: 256 - 260, (1989).
10.  Payment, P., Berube, A., Perreault, D., Armon, R. and Trudel, M. Concentration of Giardia lamblia cysts, Legionella pneumophila, Clostridium perfringens, human enteric viruses and coliphages from large volumes of drinking water using a single filtration. Can. J. Microbiol. 35: 932 - 935, (1989).
11. Armon, R. and Payment, P. A transparent medium for isolation of Legionella pneumophila from environmental sources. J. Microbiol. Methods 11: 65-71, (1990).
12. Armon, R., I. Potasman  and  M.Green. Biochemical fingerprints of Legionellae spp. by the BIOLOG system:  presumptive identification of clinical and environmental isolates. Letters in Applied Microbiology 11: 290 - 292, (1990).
13. Armon, R. and Kott, Y. A simple, rapid, and sensitive Presence/Absence test for bacteriophages detection of aerobic/anaerobic bacteria in drinking water samples. Journal of Applied Bacteriology 74: 490 -496, (1993).
14. Armon, R. Bacteriophage monitoring in drinking water: do they fulfil the index or indicator function ?. Wat. Sci. Tech. 27: 463 - 470, (1993).
15. Green,M., Tarre, S., Snizer, M., Bogdan, B., Armon, R., Shelef, G. Groundwater denitrification using an upflow sludge blanket reactor. Water Res. 28: 631-637, (1994).
16. Shimoni, E., Armon, R., and Y. Neeman. E. Antioxidant properties of Deferoxamine. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 71(6): 641-644, (1994).
17. Armon, R., C.G. Dosoretz, Y. Azov and G. Shelef. Residual contamination of crops irrigated with different effluent qualities: a field study. Water Sci. Technol. 30: 239- 248, (1994)
18. Tarre, S., R. Armon, G. Shelef, and M. Green. Effects of water characteristics on granular sludge formation in a USB reactor for denitrification of drinking water. Water Sci.& Technol., 30: 141-147, (1994).
19. Armon, R., J. Starosvetzky and M. Green. Denitrification by bacterial strains originating from upflow sludge blanket reactor (USBA) following entrappment in sol-gel glass. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 20: 25-28, (1994).
20. Narkis, N.,  R. Armon, R. Offer, F. Orshansky and E. Friedland. Effect of Suspended Solids on Wastewater Disinfection Efficiency by Chlorine Dioxide. Water Res. 29: 227-236, (1995).
21. Armon, R. and Y. Kott . Distribution comparison between coliphages and phages of anaerobic bacteria (Bacteroides fragilis) in water sources and their reliability as fecal pollution indicators in drinking water. Water Sci. & Technol. 31: 215-222, (1995).
22. Armon, R., C.G. Dosoretz, A. Yoirish, G. Shelef and I. Neeman. Survival of the phytopathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora  in sterile and nonsterile soil, sand and their admixture. J. Appl. Bacteriol. 79: 513-518, (1995).
23. Dosoretz, C., R. Armon, J. Starosvetzky and N. Rothschild. Activity of parathion hydrolase and other enzymes entrapped in sol-gel glass. J. Sol-Gel Sci. and Technol.7: 7-11, (1996).
24. Tabak, M., Armon, R., Pottesman, I. and Neeman, I. In vitro inhibition of Helicobacter pylori by extracts of thyme. J. Appl. Bacteriol. 80: 667-672, (1996).
25. Abu-Salah, K., G.Shelef, R. Armon and C.G. Dosoretz. Microbial degradation of aromatic and polyaromatic toxic compounds adsorbed on powdered activated carbon. Journal of Biotechnology, 51: 265-272 (1996).
26. Armon, R., C. Dosoretz, J. Starosvetsky, F. Orshansky & I. Saadi. Sol-gel applications in environmental biotechnology. Journal of Biotechnology, 51: 279-285, (1996).
27. Armon, R. and Y. Kott. Bacteriophages as pollution indicators. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, CRC Press 26: 299-335, (1996).
28. Armon, R., T. Arbel, M. Green & J. Starosvetzky. Survival of Legionella pneumophila and Salmonella typhimurium in biofilm systems. Water Sci. & Technol. 35: 293-300, (1997).
29. Zuckerman, U., D. Gold, G. Shelef & R. Armon. The presence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in surface waters and effluents in Israel. Water Sci. & Technol. 35: 11-12, (1997).
30. Armon, R., R. Araujo, Y. Kott, F. Lucena and J. Jofre. Bacteriophages of enteric bacteria in drinking water, comparison of their distribution in two countries. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 83:627-633, (1997).
31. Shimoni, E., R. Armon and I., Neeman. Antioxidant properties of lipid fractions from Deinococcus radiophilus strain UWO 1055. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 84: 461-465, (1998).
32. Armon, R., N. Laot, N. Narkis & I. Neeman. Photocatalytic inactivation of different bacteria and bacteriophages in drinking water at different TiO2 concentration with or without exposure to O2. Journal of Advanced Oxidation, 3: 145-150, (1998).
33. Abu-Shkara, F., I. Neeman, R. Sheinman and R. Armon. The Effect of fatty acid alteration in coliform bacteria on disinfection resistance and/or adaptation. Water Sci. & Technol. 38:133-139, (1998).
34. Armon, R., T. Arbel & M. Green. A quantitative and qualitative study of biofilm disinfection on glass, metal and PVC surfaces, by chlorine, bromine and bromochloro-5,5 dimethylhydantoin (BCDMH). Water Sci. & Technol. 38: 175-179, (1998).
35. Starosvetsky, J., Armon, R., Groysman, A., Starosvetsky, D. Fouling of carbon steel heat exchanger caused by iron bacteria. Journal of Materials Performance, January: 55-61, (1999).
36. Zuckerman, U., Armon, R.,Tzipori, S., Seder, R. and Gold, D. Evaluation of a Portable Differential Continuous Flow Centrifuge for Concentration of Cryptosporidium  Oocysts and Giardia  Cysts from Water. Journal of  Applied Microbiology 86: 955-961, (1999).
37. Laot, N., N. Narkis, I. Neeman & R. Armon. TiO2 photocatalytic inactivation of selected microorganisms under various conditions: sunlight, intermittent and variable irradiation intensity, CdS supplementation and entrapment of TiO2 into sol-gel. Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technology, 4 (1): 97-102, (1999).
38. Tabak, M., Armon, R. and Neeman, I. Cinnamon extracts' inhibitory effect on Helicobacter pylori. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 67: 269-277, (1999).
39. Starosvetsky, D., O. Khaselev, J. Starosvetsky, J. Yahalom and R. Armon. The role of sulphides in iron activation in chloride containing solutions. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters 2 (6): 265-266, (1999).
40. Armon, R., T. Arbel, N. Narkis, & H. Rubin. Aerobic biodegradation of benzene, toluene and ethylbenzene in liquid medium by a bacterial consortium, isolated from non-history clay soil, and their interrelation effect. Water Science and Technology, 42: 25-30, (2000).
41. Armon, R., N. Laot, O. Lev, H. Shuval & B. Fattal.  Controlling biofilm formation by hydrogen peroxide and silver combined disinfectant. Water Science and Technology, 42: 187-192, (2000).
42. Armon, R., J. Starosvetzky & I. Saad. Sol-Gel As Reaction Matrix For Bacterial Enzymatic Activity. Journal of Sol-gel Science & Technology, 19: 289-292, (2000).
43. Starosvetsky, D., O. Khaselev, J.Yahalom, J. Starosvetsky and R. Armon. The effect of iron exposure time in sulfate-reducing bacteria medium on pitting initiation process. Corrosion Science 42: 345-359, (2000).
44. Armon, R., Zolkov, C. and Laor, Y. Humic substances entrapped in Sol-Gel matrix: a new tool for sorption studies. Journal of Sol-gel Science & Technology, 19(1/2/3), 95-100, (2000).
45. D. Starosvetsky, J. Yahalom, J. Starosvetsky, and R. Armon. Pitting corrosion of carbon steel induced by iron bacteria. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 47: 79-87, (2001).
46. Seidel, A., Y. Zimmels and R. Armon. Mechanism of bioleaching of coal fly ash by Thiobacillus thiooxidans. Chemical Eng. Journal, 83: 123-130, (2001).
47. Oron, G.,  R. Armon, R. Mandelbaum, Y. Manor, C. Campos, L. Gillerman, M. Salgot, C. Gerba, I. Klein and C. Enriquez. Secondary wastewater for crop irrigation with minimal risks. Water Sci. & Technol., 43 (10): 139-146, (2001). 
48. Starosvetsky J., Starosvetsky D., Dancygier M. and R. Armon. Adsorption of Flavobacterium sp. and P. fluorescens P17 on different metals: electrochemical polarization effect. Biofouling 17:289-301, (2001).
49. Starosvetsky,J. R Armon, .A Groysman, DI Starosvetsky. MIC of storage tanks aluminum floating roofs during hydrotest. Material Performance, 41, 4:50-54 (2002)
50. Laor, Y, Zolkov, C. and Armon, R. Immobilizing humic acid in a sol-gel matrix: a new tool to study humic-contaminants sorption interactions. ES&T, 36:1054-1060, (2002).
51. Armon, R., G. Oron, D. Gold, R. Sheinman, U. Zuckerman. Isolation, Identification of the Waterborne Protozoan Parasites Cryptosporidium Spp. and Giardia Spp. and their Presence on Restricted and Unrestricted Irrigated Vegetables in Israel. (Peer Review) (Published in Springer - Verlag Monograph 'Preserving the Water Resources Quality',347-357, (2002).
52. Armon, R., D. Gold, M. Brodsky and G. Oron .Surface and subsurface irrigation with effluents of different qualities and presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts in soil and on crops. Water Science & Technology, 46 (3): 115-122, (2002).
53. Tabak, M., Armon, R., Rosenblat, G., Stermer, E. and Neeman, I. Diverse effects of Ascorbic acid and Palmitoyl ascorbate on Helicobacter pylori survival and growth. FEMS Microbiology Letters 224(2): 247-253, (2003).
54. Armon, R.; Weltch-Cohen, G., Bettane, P.  Disinfection of Bacillus spp. spores in drinking water by TiO2 photocatalysis as a model for Bacillus anthracis. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply  4(2): 7-14, (2004).
55. Zolkov, C., Avnir, D. and Armon, R. Tissue-derived cell growth on hybrid sol-gel films. J. Materials Chemistry, 14: 2200-2205, (2004). (Hot article by Royal Chemistry Society).
56. Yasman, Y., Bulatov, V., Gridin, V.V., Agur, S. Galil, N. Armon, R. and Schechter, I. A new sono-electrochemical method for enhanced detoxification of hydrophilic chloroorganic pollutants in water . Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 11(6): 365-372, (2004).
57. Starosvetsky, J., Armon, R., Ratzker, M., Levitsky, S. and Tuval, E. Investigation of severe corrosion of aluminum parts in stored diesel engine cooling system. Material Performance, 44(8):  56-59, (2005).
58. Saadi, I., Borisover, M., Armon, R. and Laor, Y. Monitoring of effluent DOM biodegradation using fluorescence, UV and DOC measurements. Chemosphere, 63 (3): 530-539, (2006). 
59. Starosvetsky, J., Starosvetsky, D. Armon, R. Identification of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in industrial equipment failures. Engineering Failure Analysis, 14: 1500-1511, (2007).
60. N. Baram, D. Starosvetsky, J. Starosvetsky, M. Epshtein, R. Armon and Y. Ein-Eli.  Enhanced photo-efficiency of immobilized TiO2 catalyst via intense anodic bias. Electrochemistry Communications, 9(7): 1684-1688, (2007).
61. Gino, E., Starosvertsky, J. & Armon, R. Bacteriophages ecology in a small settlement sewer system in northern part of Israel as related to their indicative role in sewage pollution of drinking water.  Environmental Microbiology, 9(10): 2407-2416, (2007).
62. Khashiboun, K., Zilberman, A., Shaviv, A., Starosvetsky, J.& Armon, R. The fate of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in reclaimed water irrigation-history and non-history soils irrigated with various effluent qualities. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 185: 33-41, (2007).
63. Armon, R., Cabelli, V.J. and Duncanson, R. Survival comparison of F-RNA coliphages and three bacterial indicators during wastewater chlorination and transport in estuarine waters. Estuaries & Costs, 30(6): 1088-1094, (2007).
64. Starosvetsky, J., Starosvetsky, E. and Armon, R. Electrophoretic applications of sol-gel matrix in solid and liquid states. Ceramics International, 34(6): 1443-1448, (2008).
65. Zuckerman, U., Hart, I.  & Armon, R. Field evaluation of Colilert 3000 for ground, raw and treated surface water and comparison with standard membrane filtration method.  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 188(1-4): 3-8, (2008).
66. Starosvetsky, J., Starosvetsky, D., Pokroy, B., Hilel, T. and Armon, R. The study of stainless steels electrochemical behavior in media containing iron-oxidizing bacteria (IOB) by corrosion process modeling. Corrosion Science, 50(2): 540-547, (2008).
67. Yaniv-Cohen, V., Narkis, N. and Armon, R. Photocatalytic inactivation of Flavobacterium and E. coli in water by a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) fed with suspended/immobilized TiO2 medium. Water Science & Technology, 58(1):  247-252, (2008).
68. Zolkov, C., Avnir, D. and Armon, R. Sol-gel based poliovirus-1 detector. Journal of Virological Methods 155: 132-135, (2009).
69.  Baram, N.,  Starosvetsky, D.,  Starosvetsky, J., Epshtein, M., Armon, R. and Y. Ein-Eli. Enhanced Inactivation of E .coli Bacteria Using Immobilized Porous TiO2 Photoelectrocatalysis, Electrochimica Acta 54, 3381-3386, (2009).
70. Zilberman, A., Y. Zimmels, J. Starosvetsky, U. Zuckerman, and R. Armon. A two phase separation method for recovery of Cryptosporidium oocysts from soil samples. (Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 203(1-4), 325-334, 2009).
71. Blumberg, I., Starosvetsky, J., Bilanovic, D. and Armon, R. TiO2 P-25 anatase rapid precipitation from water by use of struvite formation. (Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 336(1), 107-10, 2009).
72. Guy Goldman, Jeanna Starosvetsky and Robert Armon Inhibition of biofilm formation on UF membrane by use of specific bacteriophages (J. Membrane Science, 342(1-2), 145-152, 2009).
73. Gavrieli, B., Potasman, I. and Armon, R.  The quality of drinking water stored in canteens of field soldiers as a probable source of enteric diseases (Journal of Water & Health,  8(2), 236-246, 2010).
74. D. Starosvetsky, J. Starosvetsky, R. Armon & Y. Ein-Eli. A Peculiar Cathodic Process during Iron and Steel Corrosion in Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRB) Media. (Corrosion Science 52:1536-1540, 2010).
75. J. Starosvetsky, T. Cohen, U. Cheruti & R. Armon. Whole cell imprinting in sol-gel thin films for bacterial recognition in liquids: macromolecular fingerprinting. (International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 11, 1236-1252, 2010).
76. E. Gino, J. Starosvetsky, E. Kurtzbaum & R. Armon. Combined chemical-biological treatment for prevention/rehabilitation of clogged wells by an iron-oxidizing bacterium. (Environmental Science & Technology, 44(8), 3123-3129, 2010).
77. E. Kurzbaum, F. Kirzhner & R. Armon. A simple method for dehydrogenase activity visualization of intact plant roots grown in soilless culture using tetrazolium violet. (Plant Root 4: 12-16, 2010).
78. R. Yarom, R. Scheinman & R. Armon. Legionella pneumophila serogroup 3 prevalence in drinking water survey in Israel (2003-2007). (Water Science & Technology: Water Supply-WSTWS Vol 10 No 5 pp 746-752,  2010).
79. E. Kurzbaum, Y. Zimmels, F. Kirzhner & R. Armon. Removal of phenol in a constructed wetland system and the relative contribution of plant roots, microbial activity and porous bed. (Water Sci Technol. 62(6), 1327-1334, 2010).
80. Eyal Kurzbaum, Felix Kirschner, Shlomo Sela and Robert Armon. Efficiency of phenol biodegradation by planktonic Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes (a constructed wetland isolate) vs. root and gravel attached state. (Water Research
Volume 44, Issue 17, 5021-5031, 2010).
81. Fei Yang, Uta Cheruti and Robert Armon. New surface for the prevention of biofilms and biofouling. A review. (Banat's Journal of Biotechnology, I(1), 9-26, 2010).
82. Eyal Kurzbaum, Yoram Zimmels and Robert Armon. Isolation of a halotolerant Streptomyces sp. from a constructed wetland that biodegrade phenol and various biopolymers. (Actinomycetologica, Vol. 24, No. 2 pp.31-38, 2010).
83. N. Baram, D. Starosvetsky, J. Starosvetsky, M. Epshtein, R. Armon and Y. Ein-Eli. Photocatalytic Inactivation of Microorganisms using Nanotubular TiO2. (Applied Catalysis B: Environmental Volume 101, Issues 3-4, Pages 212-219, 2011).
84. Dragoljub Bilanovic, Mark Holland, and Robert Armon. Microalgal CO2 Sequestering - Modeling Microalgae Production Costs. (Energy Conversion and Management (2012), 58, 104-109).
85. Nesterenko-Malkovskaya, A., Kirzhner, F., Zimmels, Y., Armon, R. Eichhornia crassipes capability to remove naphthalene from wastewater in the absence of bacteria  (Chemosphere. 2012 Jun;87(10):1186-91. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere).
86. J. Starosvetsky, T. Cohen, U. Cheruti, D. Dragoljub and R. Armon*, 'Effects of Physical Parameters on Bacterial Cell Adsorption onto Pre-Imprinted Sol-Gel Films,' Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, Vol. 3 No. 4A, 2012, pp. 499-507. doi: 10.4236/jbnb.2012.324051.
87. Eyal Kurzbaum, Felix Kirzhner * and Robert Armon. Improvement of water quality using constructed wetland systems. Rev Environ Health 2012; 27(1):59-64.
88. J. Starosvetsky, D. Starosvetsky, R. Armon, M. Ratzker, S. Levitsky & E. Tuval, Corrosion of 5083 aluminum alloy air filter housing. Material performance, vol.51, 1, pp. 2-6, (2012).
89. Jeanna Starosvetsky*, Udi Zuckerman and Robert Armon. A simple medium modification for isolation, growth and enumeration of Acidithiobacillus  thiooxidans (syn. Thiobacillus thiooxidans)( Journal of Microbiological Methods, Vol. 92, Issue 2, 2013, 178-182).
 90. Eyal, Kurzbaum*, Felix, Kirzhner and Robert Armon. A hydroponic system for growing gnotobiotic vs. sterile plants to study phytoremediation processes. (International Journal of Phytoremediation, 2014 Vol. 16, Issue 3, 267-274).
91. Dragoljub Bilanovic, Jeanna Starosvetsky, Robert H. Armon. Cross-linking xanthan and other compounds with glycerol. Food Hydrocolloids 44, 2015, 129-135.
92. Starosvetsky J., Kamari R., Farber Y, Starosvetsky D. and Armon R. Rust dissolution and removal by iron-reducing bacteria; a potential rehabilitation of rusted equipment (Accepted for publication in Corrosion Science, 2015).




'Environmental aspects of zoonotic diseases' authored by R. Armon & U. Cheruti February 2012, 497 pp., IWA Press (Published February, 2012).


'Environmental Indicators' R. Armon and Osmo Hanninen (Eds.) (Springer, February 2015) 1066 p.

© 2015
Environmental Indicators
Editors: Armon, Robert H., Hänninen, Osmo (Eds.)
• Covers a large variety of environmental indicators from physical-chemistry through economical, bioinformatics, electromagnetic irradiation and health aspects



Chapters in Books

1.  'The Health Dimension Of Groundwater Contamination ' by R. Armon and Y. Kott in Groundwater Contamination and Control. Uri Zoller (Editor), Pub. Marcel Dekker Inc.(to be released at American Chemical Society National Meeting August 21-26, 1994 in Washington, DC, U.S.A.).

2. ' Bakteriophagen als Virusindikatoren ' by R.Armon & Y. Kott in: Umweltvirologie, Viren in wasser und boden. Renata Walter (Editor), Springer, Wien, New York 2000. (In German).

3. 'Indigenous soil microflora versus introduced microorganisms in subsurface bioremediation' by R. Armon and T. Arbel. In Soil and Aquifer Pollution (Rubin, H., Narkis, N. and Carberry, J., Eds.), Springler-Verlag, Hedelberg. (Released 1998).

4. Isolation, Identification of the Waterborne Protozoan Parasites Cryptosporidium Spp. and Giardia Spp. and their Presence on Restricted and Unrestricted Irrigated Vegetables in Israel. By Armon, R., G. Oron , D. Gold, R. Sheinman, U. Zuckerman. (Published in Springer - Verlag Monograph 'Preserving the Water Resources Quality', 2001).
 5.  Armon, R. Biocommunication of soil-bacteria and viruses- in 'Intracellular and Intercellular Biocommunication of Soil-Bacteria' Guenther Witzany (Ed), Springer-Verlag, (Published 2011). pp. 67-112.

6.  Armon, R. Tsunami indicators in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015). Chp. 6, pp. 77-90.

7.   Armon, R. Species extinction indicators in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015).Chp. 7, pp. 91-102.

8.  Armon, R. and Zenetos, A. Invasive Alien Species and their Indicators in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015). Chp. 10, pp. 147-175.

9. Armon, R. Desertification and Desertification Indicators Classification (DPSIR) indicators in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015).pp. 277-290.

10. Armon, R. and Statosvetsky, J. Algal Bloom Indicators in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015). Chp. 36. Pp. 633-642.

11. Elonheimo, H., Hanninen, O. and Armon, R. Molds and Radon, Indoors Problems as Indicated by Diseases in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015). Chp. 58. pp. 1047-1060.

12. Armon, R. Indicators of waterborne viruses in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015).Chp. 35, pp. 613-631.

13. Armon, R. and Statosvetsky, J. Point Source Pollution Indicators in 'Environmental Indicators' Armon, R & Hanninen, O. (Eds.) (Springer, 2015).Chp. 29, pp. 495-500.

14. Armon, R. Legionella in Hospitals ('the Hidden Bacterium') in Microbiological Clinical Hygiene (Ed. Hakalehto, E.) Nova Science, 2015. (in Press)

15. Armon, R. Nosocomial Viruses, in Microbiological Clinical Hygiene (Ed. Hakalehto, E.) Nova Science, 2015. Chp. 3, pp.35-52.

16. Osmo Hänninen, Ilkka Pesola, Robert Armon, Elias Hakalehto. Aspects of Skin Infections in Microbiological Clinical Hygiene (Ed. Hakalehto, E.) Nova Science, 2015. Chp. 16. pp.287-300.

17. Armon, R. Foodborne Viruses in Microbiological Food Hygiene, (Ed. Hakaletho, E.) Nova Science, 2015. (in Press)

18. Armon, R. Food Biofilms in Microbiological Food Hygiene, (Ed. Hakaletho, E.) Nova Science, 2015. (in Press)

19. Armon, R. Foodborne Zoonosis in Microbiological Food Hygiene, (Ed. Hakaletho, E.) Nova Science, 2015. (in Press)

20. Armon, R. Foodborne viruses in Microbiological Food Hygiene, (Ed. Hakaletho, E.) Nova Science, 2015. (in Press)

21. Armon, R. Legionella in Hospitals ('the Hidden Bacterium') in Microbiological Clinical Hygiene ((Ed. Hakaletho, E.), Nova Science, 2015. Chp. 7, pp.105-124.


1. ' Method for virus concentration from fluids by biological membranes '.
 Inventors : Neeman, I, Kott, Y, and Armon, R. 1989.
 Israel - Patent No.42013., England - Patent No. GB 2159537A., R. South Africa - Patent No. 853824.
2.  Neeman, I. Tabak, M. and Armon, R. Method for inhibiting growth of Helicobacter pylori, thyme. Israeli Patent 102313, 2.06. 1992. (Israel, Germany, England, France, Italy, Swiss, USA-No. 5,472,695).
3.  Neeman, I. Tabak, M. and Armon, R. Method for inhibiting growth of Helicobacter pylori, cinnamon. Israeli Patent 102708, 2.08. 1992. (Israel, Germany, England, France, Italy, Swiss, Sweden, USA, Japan, South-Africa).
4. 5472695 Therapeutic application of a thyme extract and in - vitro methods for inhibiting the growth and urease activity of Helicobacter pylori : Neeman Itzhak; Tabak Mina; Armon Robert Haifa, Israel assigned to Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
5. PCT Patent Application (USA). Method and Composition for prevention of malodor by bacteriophages. Inventors: Robert Armon and Arieh Schwartz. US Provisional Patent Application No. 61/064,042, February 2008.  Methods and compositions for controlling body odor. Armon Robert; Schwartz, Liviu-Bukur, From PCT Int. Appl. (2009), WO 2009101615 A1 20090820.
6. PCT Patent Application (USA). Methods and Devices For Handling Biofouling. Inventors: Eli Kotzer and Robert Armon. United States Provisional Patent Application No. 61/449,887, March 2011.
7. PCT Patent Application (USA). Multilevel bioreactors with maximum CO2 absorption by algae from flue gas. Inventors: Robert Armon and Felix Kirschner. New Application, 2014.



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