Building with Tel-Hai logo

faculty member

  • Dr. Eyal Kurzbaum
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Water Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences - B.Sc.
  • +972(0)523749111
  • [email protected]
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental microbiology and water treatment
  • MSc in ecology and environmental studies and a PhD in environmental microbiology in the wastewater treatment field, with 16 years of experience in environmental research. My research focuses on the study, development and optimization, of processes of water treatment for different kind of influents (domestic and industrial) and other issues in environmental microbiology such as microalgae ecology and water disinfection. Using laboratory and field pilot scale systems dedicated to wastewater treatment, research has been devoted to improve performances (removal of organics, phosphorus and nitrogen) intensify systems (compactness) and develop associations of conventional systems with innovative systems (such as biological and advanced oxidative processes, membranes and bacterial encapsulation and more).

  • Our research interests cover a broad range of issues related to environmental microbiology and biotechnology. Among them:

    1. Biological removal of organic contaminants and micro-pollutants from water

    2. Agricultural wastewater purification (dairy farms, fish ponds, olive mills)

    3. Removal of nitrogen compounds from water (wastewater and drinking water)

    4. Immobilization and encapsulation of microbial biomass (bacteria and fungi)

    5. Photosynthesis in plants and algae

    6. Characterization and application of antimicrobial compounds in microalgae against microorganisms (phytopathogen and clinical isolates)

  • Ecotoxicology, Environmental microbiology, Water supply technologies, Scientific writing, Seminars,

  • see:

    https://scholar.google.co.il/citations?hl=en&user=wckDtHYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

  • CV download
  • 1.      December 2006; Kinneret researches conference, Emek Hayarden, Israel. The Delayed fluorescence and the prompt fluorescence in Phytoplankton and the relationships between them. Kurzbaum E., S. Beer, W. Eckert. (Oral)

    2.      May 2006; The Third Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association for Aquatic Studies, Haifa University, Israel. The relationships between delayed and prompt fluorescence in monitoring photosynthetic traits of phytoplankton. Kurzbaum E., S. Beer, W. Eckert. (Poster)

    3.     July 2006; 60th Annual Meeting, Phycologycal Society of America (PSA), Juneau, Alaska, USA: The relationships between delayed and prompt fluorescence in monitoring photosynthetic traits of phytoplankton. Kurzbaum E., S. Beer, W. Eckert. (Poster)

    4.      November 2008; The 15th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP), Ramot, Israel: The relationships between delayed and prompt fluorescence in monitoring photosynthetic traits of phytoplankton. Kurzbaum E., S. Beer, W. Eckert. (Poster)

    5.      March 2009; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Bar Ilan University, Israel: A halotolerant Streptomyces sp., isolated from rhizosphere of a constructed wetland, biodegrades agar, agarose, chitin, polypectate, gellan gum, and phenol. Kurzbaum E., R. Armon, Y. Zimmels. (Poster)

    6.      May 2009; 37th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel: A halotolerant Streptomyces sp., isolated from rhizosphere of a constructed wetland, biodegrades agar, agarose, chitin, polypectate, gellan gum, and phenol. Kurzbaum E., R. Armon, Y. Zimmels. (Poster)

    7.      February 2010; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Bar Ilan University, Israel: The fate of phenol in a constructed wetland mesocosm: microbiology, abiotic and plant uptake processes. Kurzbaum E., Y. Zimmels, R. Armon. (Poster)

    8.      March 2010; Annual Meeting of the Israeli water association, Kfar Maccabiah, Israel: The specific contribution of plants, microbial activity, and porous bed to phenol removal in constructed wetlands. Kurzbaum E., Y. Zimmels, F. Kirzhner and R. Armon. (Poster)

    9.      April 2010; The Water Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal: Phenol utilization rate of root-attached, gravel-attached, and planktonic Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes isolated from a constructed wetland system. Kurzbaum E., Armon R. (Poster)

    10.  June 2010; 38th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel: What is the environmental fate of phenol in constructed wetland systems and where do most bacteria present: on the plant roots, on the gravel or in the water (planktonic)?. Kurzbaum E., Y. Zimmels, F. Kirzhner and R. Armon. (Poster)

    11.June 2012; The 9th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association for Aquatic Sciences, Kinneret Academic College, Israel: Fluorescence and primary productivity. Kurzbaum E., S. Beer, W. Eckert. (Poster)

    12.October 2012; 12th BMBF-MOST Seminar, Haifa, Israel: Development and implementation of a novel delayed- fluorescence based in situ profiler for primary production in aquatic systems. E. Kurzbaum, Y.Z. Yacobi, F. Leunert, J. Köhler, W. Eckert. (Oral)

    13.November 2012; Kinneret researches conference, ILOR, Haifa, Israel. The use of delayed- fluorescence as a monitoring tool for phytoplankton activity in aquatic systems. E. Kurzbaum, Y.Z. Yacobi, W. Eckert. (Oral)

    14.  April 2014; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Haifa, Israel: Small-bioreactor platform technology in the wastewater treatment process. Kurzbaum E., Menashe O. (Poster)

    15.  April 2014; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Haifa, Israel: small bioreactor platform (SBP) technology postulate new opportunities for research and industry. Menashe O., Kurzbaum E. (Poster)

    16.  April 2014; Annual Meeting of the Israeli water association, Kfar Maccabiah, Israel: Small-Bioreactor Platform Technology as a Municipal Wastewater Additive Treatment. Kurzbaum E., Menashe O. (Poster)

    17.  February 2015; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Bar Ilan University, Israel: The potential of autochthonous microbial culture encapsulation in a confine environment for phenols biodegradation. Kurzbaum E., Azaizeh H, Menashe O. (Poster)

    18.  February 2016; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Bar Ilan University, Israel: Performance comparison of plant root biofilm, gravel attached biofilm and planktonic microbial populations, in phenol removal within a constructed wetland wastewater treatment system. Kurzbaum E. (Poster)

    19.  February 2016; The 21st International Symposium Aquaculture In Israel, Nir Atzion, Israel: Phosphorus removal from fish pond water. Kurzbaum E. (Oral)

    20.  March 2016; The 21st Israel Association of Water Resources conference (E.Y.A.L), Haspin, Israel: Phosphorus removal from dairy, fish pond and effluents using adsorption for sustainable agriculture. Kurzbaum E. (Oral)

    21.  May 2016; Aquaculture research meeting, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel: Phosphorus removal from fish pond water for sustainable aquaculture. Kurzbaum E. (Oral)

    22.  September 2016; BIOREACTOR PERFORMANCE of the European Society on Biochemical Engineering Science, Bol, Croatia: Microbial culture encapsulation for phenols biodegradation. Kurzbaum E. (Oral)

    23.  September 2016; WORKING GROUP ON BIOREACTOR PERFORMANCE of the European Society on Biochemical Engineering Science, Bol, Croatia: The potential of culture encapsulation in a 3D microfiltration membrane capsules (SBP) for biodegradation. Kurzbaum E., Azaizeh H, Menashe O. (Poster)

    24.  Oct 2016; Multidisciplinary scientific conference: Agriculture and Environment in the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon - innovations in research, Ohalo Academic College, Israel: Phosphorus removal from dairy, fish pond and effluents in the Golan using adsorption and sedimentation. Kurzbaum E. (Oral)

    25.  February 2017; Day of fishery research lectures, Fishery department, The Ministry of Agriculture, Gilboa, Israel: Phosphorus removal from fish pond water. Kurzbaum E. (Oral)

    26.   March 2017; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Vulcani center, Israel: Encapsulated Pseudomonas putida for phenol biodegradation: Use of a structural membrane for construction of a well-organized confined particle. Kurzbaum E., Yasmin Raizner, Ran Y. Suckeveriene, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Ofir Menashe (poster)

    27.  March 2017; Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM), Vulcani center, Israel: will an apple a day keep the doctor away, an affective biodegradation of morpholine. Rupak Kumar, Kurzbaum E. (poster)

    28.  May 2017; The 22nd Israel Association of Water Resources conference (E.Y.A.L), Aco, Israel: Phenol biodegradation by bacterial cultures encapsulated in 3D microfiltration-membrane capsules. Kurzbaum E., Yasmin Raizner, Ran Y. Suckeveriene, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Ofir Menashe (poster)

  • Kurzbaum Lab - Website

    Shamir res. ins. Website

    ResearchGate

    Google Scholar