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Christian Peters

Christian Peters MEng

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

COLLEGE: St Hilda's


Christian has completed his D.Phil which was aimed at improving the availability of more sustainable desalination solutions in medium- and low-income countries. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Engineering Science department. He focuses on aqua-mining for a circular economy by using functional polymers to selectively extract valuable metals from wastewater.

Research Interests

- Sustainable desalination
- Membrane processes
- Resource recovery
- Aqua-mining

Related Academics


  • Christian D. Peters and Nicholas P. Hankins: “Making Zero-liquid Discharge Desalination Greener: Utilising Low-grade Heat and Vacuum Membrane Distillation for the Regeneration of Volatile Draw Solutes”, Desalination, 2021,  507, 115034.  doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2021.115034.
  • Christian D. Peters and Nicholas P. Hankins: “The Synergy between Osmotically Assisted Reverse Osmosis (OARO) and the Use of Thermo-Responsive Draw Solutions for Energy-Efficient, Zero-Liquid Discharge Desalination”, Desalination, 2020, 493, 114630. doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114630
  • Basma Al-Najar, Christian D. Peters, Hanan Albuflasa, Nicholas P. Hankins: “Pressure and Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes: A Review of the Benefits and Production of Nano-enhanced Membranes for Desalination”, Desalination, 2020, 479, 114323.
  • Christian D. Peters and Nicholas P. Hankins: “Osmotically Assisted Reverse Osmosis (OARO): Five Approaches to Dewatering Saline Brines using Pressure-driven Membrane Processes”, Desalination, 2019, 458, 1-13.