Tariq Al Serkal

Tariq-Al-Serkal-photoMSc. Water and Environmental Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, , Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013
B.S. Civil Engineering Technology, Higher Colleges of technology, Dubai, UAE, 2011


Tariq Al Serkal received his BSc in Civil Engineering from the higher colleges of technology, Dubai, UAE, and then completed his Master in Water and Environmental Engineering in Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE, in 2013. He has previously worked as an infrastructure engineer in the Du Telecommunications Company in Dubai. Tariq’s master thesis focused on the application of the Life-cycle Assessment (LCA) in the field of desalination technology, a prominent industry in the UAE. The focus of Tariq’s LCA research was on the comparison between traditional sedimentation-based pretreatment and the more recent membrane-based pretreatment processes for RO plants. The main area of his study was the Fujairah-1 plant in UAE. Tariq was a presenter in the “Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production” Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 10–12 September 2012 conference. The title of his presentation was Ultrafiltration versus sedimentation-based pretreatment for seawater feed to RO plants: Environmental impact assessment. As an output of his thesis work, Tariq published the findings from his research in the Desalination journal (2013). Tariq’s research interests include environmental impact assessment tools and their applications in high-impact industries in the UAE, particularly water provision, transmission and reuse.



Al-Sarkal, T., & Arafat, H. A. (2013). Ultrafiltration versus sedimentation-based pretreatment in Fujairah-1 RO plant: Environmental impact study. Desalination, 317, 55-66.

Tariq Al-Sarkal, H. A. Arafat, Ultrafiltration versus sedimentation-based Pretreatment for Seawater Feed to RO Plants: Environmental Impact Assessment, International Conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands 10–12 September 2012