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  • Messalem, R. and O. Kedem (1970),  "Kinetics of Scale Removal by Ion-Exchange Membranes"  J. of Isr. Chem Soc.,19: 170.
  • Frommer, M.A. and Messalem, R. (1973), "Mechanism of Membrane Formation: Convective Flows and Large Void Formation during Membrane Precipitation", I&EC Product Research & Development, 12: 328.
  • Messalem, R., J.S. Murday and M.A. Frommer (1973), "Solubility and Diffusivity of Water and of Salts in an Aromatic Polyamide Film", Eur. Pol. J.9: 367-373.
  • Messalem, R., M. Shporer and M.A. Frommer  (1973), "Water Binding and Irreversible Dehydration Processes in Cellulose Acetate Membranes", J. Appl. Pol. Sci. 17: 2263-2276. 
  • Messalem, R., C. Forgacs and O. Kedem (1977), "Ion-exchange fibers: Preparation and Applications",  J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 31: 383-388. 
  • Messalem, R., C. Forgacs and O. Kedem (1978), " New develoments in polyethylene-based membranes",  Desalination 24: 93. 
  • Zevin, L. and R. Messalem (1982), "Crystallinity in PE-based membranes and fibers",  Polymer, 23, 601-604. 
  • R. Messalem, Y. Mirsky, N. Daltrophe, G. Saveliev, O. Kedem (1998), "Novel  ion-exchange spacer for improving electrodialysis- II. Coated spacer", J. Memb.Sci. 138:171-180. 
  • I. Spiewak, R. Benmair, R. Messalem, O. Radchenko (1998), "Water Detoxification and Disinfection Using High Solar Concentration and Homogeneous Photocatalysts", Proc. Indian Acad. Sci (Chem. Sci)., Vol. (110)3, 229-238. 
  • R. Messalem, A. Brenner, S. Shandalov, Y. Leroux, P. Uzlaner, G. Oron, D. Wolf (2000), "Pilot study of SBR biological treatment and microfiltration for reclamation and reuse of municipal wastewater", Water Sci. & Tech., 42(1-2), 263-268.
  • A. Brenner, S. Shandalov, R. Messalem, A. Yakirevitch, G. Oron, M. Rebhun (2000), "Wastewater Reclamation for agricultural reuse in Israel: Trends and experimental results", J. of Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 123(1-4): 167-182. 
  • Soares, I.M., A. Brenner, A. Yevzori, R. Messalem, Y. Leroux and A. Abeliovich (2000), "Denitrification of groundwater: pilot-plant testing of cotton-packed bioreactor and post-microfiltration", Water Science and Technology, 42(1-2):353-359. 
  • R. Messalem (2006), "Membranes for Unrestricted Water Reuse", Paper in NATO Security through Science Series -C, Environmental Security: "Integrated Urban Water Resources Management", edited by P. Hlavinek & al., Springer: 313-320.
  • E. Huertas, M. Salgot, J. Hollander, S. Weber, S. Kahn, A. Schafer, R. Messalem, B. Bis, A. Aharoni and H. Chikurel (2006), "Key Objectives for Water Reuse Concepts", Desalination,  in press. 
  • Uri Goren, Avi Aharoni, Mario Kummel, Rami Messalem, Igor Mukmenev, Asher Brenner and Vitaly Gitis (2007), "Role of Membrane Pore Size in Tertiary Flocculation/ Adsorption/ Ultrafiltration Treatment of Municipal Wastewater", Separation & Purification Technology,  received 11 September 2007;  revised 11 October 2007;  accepted 15 October 2007.  Available online 24 October 2007 
  • F. Kent, R. Messalem, P. Cote, R. Arviv, O. Silner (2007), "Micro-bubble Interferences with Silt Density Index  Measurements on Ultrafiltration Permeate", presented at AWWA Membrane Technology Conference,  March 18-21, 2007 Tampa, Florida.
  • Andrea Ghermandi*, Rami Messalem (2009) "The advantages of NF desalination of brackish water for sustainable irrigation: The case of the Arava Valley in Israel", Desalination and Water Treatment, August 2009, 101-107 Full paper
  • Desalination and Water Treatment, (2009) "Solar-driven desalination with reverse osmosis: the state of the art", Desalination and Water Treatment, June 2009, 285-596  Full paper
  • A. Ghermandi, R. Messalem, " the advantages of NF desalinationof brackish water for sustainable irrigation: the case for the Arava valley in Israel", Desalination and Water Treatment, 10(2009)101-107.

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