Israel’s Achievements in Desalination Lauded at Washington Parley

Prof. Nabor Carrillo, chairman of a session on engineering developments of the first International Symposium on Water Desalination, today commended Israel’s “amazing achievements” in desalination. He stressed Israel’s contributions to developments in desalting technology, and said that he had personally witnessed such work during a visit to Israel.

Prof. Carrillo made the remarks in introducing one of the several Israeli scientists who submitted important research papers to the symposium. The Israeli delegation is headed by Prof. I. Dostrovsky, and includes Prof. Abraham Kogan, Prof. A. Kazir (Katchalsky), Z. Peled, and A. Peled. Israeli observers are I. Vilentchuk, Nathan Arad, Chaim Forgacs, R. Matz, and Prof. Ora Kedem.

Other Israelis attending the symposium are Hillel Aldaag, scientific counsellor of the Israel Embassy here; scientific attache Joseph Eyal; and a number of Israeli engineers and economists who are in the United States in connection with feasibility studies now being pursued by the American-Israel Joint Desalination Board.

Among the numerous papers either read orally or submitted for the record by Israelis were studies by Israel’s leading desalination authorities. Among the papers submitted were a study of biological desalination by Prof. Kazir, a survey of water desalination in Israel by Dr. Vilentchuk, a report on the operation of the freeze desalination plant at Eilat, Israel, by Abraham Peled, and studies by Prof. Kogan, Chaim Forgacs, and Nathan Arad.

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