Project partner #6

NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION: ORT Braude College for Engineering

MAIN CONTACT FOR GoJELLY: Isam Sabbah, isabbah@braude.ac.il

ADDRESS: P.O.Box 78, Karmiel 21982, Israel

WEBSITE and other links: http://www.braude.ac.il/english/

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANIZATION
ORT Braude Academic College of Engineering is a higher education institution of engineering, technology, and related fields, whose goal is to promote equal opportunities in Israeli society through education and professional training.

COMPETENCES AND INVOLVEMENT in GoJelly

  • Development and Testing of Mucous Filter 
  • Characterization & Quantification of MP in wastewater effluent
  • Chemical Composition of Mucous Produced by Different JF Species
  • Mucous Absorption (capture) of NP and MP – Laboratory Scale
  • Mucous Absorption (capture) of NP and MP – Pilot Scale
  • Development of Methods for Extraction and Isolation of MP & NP from JF mucous

Team members

Isam Sabbah


Eric Ben-David
http://il.linkedin.com/in/ericbendavid

I am an environmental bio technologist specializing in ecological assessment of environmental perturbations at the microbial community level using molecular and biochemical tools. Within the GoJelly project I will help to assess the occurrence and abundance of microplastics in wastewater effluents and contribute to the development of a mucus filter.  Another aspect of our work will be to test the adsorption of toxins such as pharmaceuticals compounds to microplastics.

Elaine Yates


I am an environmental engineering undergraduate from the University of Pittsburgh assisting in Ort Braude’s research on the characterization and quantification of microplastic in wastewater effluent and the microplastic-facilitated transport of organic pollutants.