Publications

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sBVRJAcAAAAJ&hl=en

Book Chapters:

  1. Y. Kaufman and V. Freger (2011). Supported Biomimetic Membranes for Pressure-Driven Water Purification, in L. D. Pramatarova (Ed.),On Biomimetics, InTech.
  2. V. Freger (2011). Thermodynamics, Microstructure and Interfacial Effects in Hydrated  Nafion, in K. A. Page (Ed.), Polymers for Energy Storage and Delivery: Polyelectrolytes for Batteries and Fuel Cells, ACS Books.
  3. R. Bernstein, Y. Kaufman, V. Freger (2013). Membrane Characterization, in E. M.V. Hoek, V. V. Tarabara (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology, 2013, Wiley.
  4. V. Freger, H. Shemer, A. Sagiv, R. Semiat, Boron Removal Using Membranes, in N. Kabay, M. Bryjak, N. Hilal (eds.) Boron Separation Processes, Elsevier, 2015
  5. A. Szymczyk, V. Freger, Membrane Characterization, in A. Schaefer, A. Fane (eds.) Nanofiltration: principles and applications, 2nd edtion, Elsevier (under review)

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. V. Kolev, V. Freger, Molecular dynamics investigation of ion sorption and permeation in desalination membranes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119  (2015) 14168-14179.
  2. V. Freger, Outperforming Nature’s membranes, Science, 348 (6241) (2015) 1317-1318
  3. O Nir, N. Fridman-Bishop, O Lahav, V Freger, Modeling pH variation in reverse osmosis, Water Res., 87 (2015) 328-335
  4. M. Bass, V. Freger, Facile evaluation of coating thickness on membranes using ATR-FTIR Journal of Membrane Science, J. Membr. Sci., 492 (2015) 348-354
  5. N. Fridman-Bishop, O. Nir, O. Lahav, V. Freger, Predicting the rejection of major seawater ions by spiral-wound nanofiltration membranes, Environ. Sci & Technol., 49 (14) (2015) 8631-8638
  6. D. S. Dlamini, M. Bass, S. Levchenko, B.B. Mamba, E. M.V.Hoek, J.M. Thwala, V. Freger, Diffusion hindrance of low-molecular-weight solutes in dense membranes: an ATR-FTIR study, Desalination 368 (2015) 60-68 (Special issue on Reverse Osmosis)
  7. E. Dražević, K. Košutić, V. Kolev, V. Freger, Does hindered transport theory apply to desalination membranes? Environ. Sci & Technol.  48 (2014)  11471–11478
  8. J. Gutman, Y. Kaufman, K. Kawahara, S. L. Walker, V. Freger, M. Herzberg,  The interactions of glycosphingolipids and lipopolysaccharides with silica and polyamide surfaces: Adsorption and viscoelastic properties, Biomacromolecules, 15 (2014)  2128–2137
  9. Y. Kaufman, S.  Grinberg, C. Linder, E. Heldman, J. Gilron, Yue-xiao Shen, M. Kumar, V. Freger,  Supported Bolaamphiphile Membranes for Water Filtration: Role of Lipid-Support Interactions, in J. Memb. Sci., 457 (2014)  50–61
  10. R. Bernstein, V. Freger, J.-H. Lee, Y.-G. Kim, J. Lee, M. Herzberg, “Should I stay or should I go?”: Bacterial attachment versus biofilm formation on surface-modified membranes, Biofouling,  30 (2014) 367–376,
  11. J.W. Wang, D.S. Dlamini, A.K. Mishra, M.T.M. Pendergast, M.C.Y. Wong,  B.B. Mamba, V. Freger, A.R.D. Verlifde, E.M.V. Hoek, Critical Review of Transport through Osmotic Membranes, J. Memb. Sci., 454, (2014) 516-537
  12. V. Kolev, V. Freger, Hydration, Porosity and Water Dynamics in the Polyamide Layer of Reverse Osmosis Membranes: a Molecular Dynamics Study, Polymer,  55 (2014) 1420-1426.
  13. E. Dražević, K. Košutić, V. Freger, Permeability and selectivity of reverse osmosis membranes:correlation to swelling revisited, Water Research  49 (2014)  444-452
  14. E. Margalit, A. Leshansky, V. Freger, Modeling and analysis of hydrodynamic and physicochemical effects in bacterial deposition on surfaces, Biofouling, 28 (8) (2013)  977-989
  15. Y.Kaufman, S.Grinberg, C.Linder, E.Heldman, J. Gilron, V.Freger, Fusion of Bolaamphiphile Micelles: A method  to prepare stable supported biomimetic membranes, Langmuir, 29 (2013) 1152–1161 .
  16. J. Gutman, S. Walker, V. Freger, M. Herzberg, Bacterial Attachment and Viscoelasticity: Physicochemical and Motility Effects Analyzed Using Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D),  Environ. Sci. Technol., 47 (2013) 398–404
  17. J. Lei, C. Mayer, V. Freger, M. Ulbricht, Synthesis and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol)-methacrylate based hydrogel networks for anti-biofouling applications, Macromol. Mat. Eng., 298(9) (2013) 967–980.
  18. I.  Marcus, M. Herzberg, S. Walker, V. Freger, Pseudomonas aeruginosa attachment on QCM-D Sensors: The role of cell and surface hydrophobicities, Langmuir, 28 (15) (2012) 6396–6402
  19. E. Dražević, S. Bason, K. Košutić, V. Freger, Enhanced partitioning and transport of phenolic micropollutants within polyamide composite membranes, Environ. Sci & Technol., 46 (6) (2012) 3377–3383
  20. Y. Kaufman, R. Kasher, R G.H. Lammertink, V. Freger, Microfluidic NF/RO Separation: Cell Design, Performance and Application, J. Membr. Sci., 396 (2012)  67-73
  21. R. Bernstein, S. Belfer, V. Freger, Improving performance of spiral wound RO elements by in-situ concentration polarization-enhanced radical graft polymerization, J. Membr. Sci., 405– 406 (2012) 79– 84
  22. I. Eshet, V. Freger, R. Kasher, M. Herzberg, J. Lei, M. Ulbricht, Chemical and physical factors in design of antibiofouling polymer coatings, Biomacromolecules, 12 (2011) 2681-5
  23. R. Bernstein, S. Belfer, V. Freger, Bacterial Attachment to RO Membranes Surface-Modified by Concentration-Polarization Enhanced Graft Polymerization, Environ. Sci & Technol., 45 (2011) 5973-80
  24. C.L. Kong, T. Shintani, T. Kamada, V. Freger, T. Tsuru, Co-solvent-mediated synthesis of thin polyamide membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 384 (2011) 10– 16
  25. R. Bernstein, S. Belfer, V. Freger, Improving boron removal in RO using membrane modification: Feasibility and challenges, Environ. Sci & Technol., 45 (2011) 3613-20
  26. M. Herzberg, A. Sweity, M. Brami, Y. Kaufman, V. Freger, G. Oron, S. Belfer, R. Kasher, Surface properties and reduced biofouling of graft-copolymers that possess oppositely charged groups, Biomacromolecules, 12 (2011) 1169–1177
  27. M. Bass, A. Berman, A. Singh, O. Konovalov, V. Freger, Surface-induced orientation of micelles in films of Nafion, Macromolecules, 44 (2011) 2893–2899
  28. S. Bason, Y. Oren, V. Freger, Ion transport in the polyamide layer of RO membranes: composite membranes and free-standing films, J. Membr. Sci., 367 (2011) 119-126
  29. R. Bernstein, S. Belfer, V. Freger, Surface modification of dense membranes using radical graft- polymerization enhanced by monomer filtration, Langmuir, 26 (2010) 12358–12365.
  30. S. Bason, V. Freger, Phenomenological analysis of transport of mono- and divalent ions in nanofiltration, J. Membr. Sci., 360 (2010) 389–396
  31. M. Bass, A. Berman, A. Singh, O. Konovalov, V. Freger, The surface structure of Nafion in vapor and liquid, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114 (2010) 3784–3790
  32. A. Ben-David, R. Bernstein, S. Belfer, C. Dosoretz, V. Freger, Facile surface modification of nanofiltration membranes to target the removal of endocrine-disrupting compounds, J. Membr. Sci., 357 (2010) 152-159
  33. S. Bason, Y. Kaufman, V. Freger, Analysis of ion transport in nanofiltration using phenomenological coefficients and structural characteristics, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114 (2010) 3510–3517
  34. Y. Kaufman, A. Berman, V. Freger, Supported lipid bilayer membranes for water purification by reverse osmosis, Langmiur, 26(10) (2010) 7388–7395.
  35. V. Freger, Hydration of Ionomers and Schroeder’s Paradox in Nafion, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113(1) (2009) 24-36
  36. S. Bason, O. Kedem, V. Freger, Determination of concentration-dependent transport coefficients in nanofiltration: experimental evaluation of coefficients, J. Membrane Sci., 326 (2009) 197-204.
  37. O. Kedem, V. Freger, Determination of concentration dependent transport coefficients in nanofiltration: defining an optimal set of coefficients, J. Membrane Sci. 310 (2008) 586–593
  38. V. Shapiro, V. Freger, C. Linder, Y. Oren, Transport Properties of Highly Ordered Heterogeneous Ion-Exchange Membranes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 112 (31) (2008) 9389–9399.
  39. D. G. Cahill, V. Freger, S.-Y. Kwak, Microscopy and Microanalysis of Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes, in M. A. Shannon, R. Semiat (eds.), MRS Bulletin, Materials and Technologies for Water Purification, 33 (2008) 27-32.
  40. R. Gloukhovski, Y. Oren, C. Linder, V. Freger, Thin-film composite nanofiltration membranes prepared by electropolymerization, J. Appl. Electrochem., 38 (2008)759–766
  41. M. Bass, V. Freger. Hydration of Nafion and Dowex in liquid and vapor environment : Schroeder’s paradox and microstructure, Polymer 49 (2008) 497-506
  42. S. Bason, Y. Oren, V. Freger. Characterization of ion transport in thin films using electrochemical  impedance spectroscopy: II. Examination of the polyamide layer of RO membranes, J. Membrane Sci., 302 (2007) 10-19
  43. V. Freger,  S. Bason. Characterization of ion transport in thin films using electrochemical  impedance spectroscopy: I. Theory, J. Membrane Sci., 302 (2007) 1-9
  44. A. Ben-David, Y. Oren, V. Freger. Thermodynamic factors in partitioning and rejection of organic compounds by polyamide composite membranes. Environ. Sci. Technol., 40 (2006) 7023-7028
  45. A. Ben-David, S. Basson, J. Jopp, Y. Oren, V. Freger. Removal of organic contaminants from water by reverse osmosis and nanofiltration: correlation to partitioning. J. Membrane Sci., 281 (2006) 480-490.
  46. V. Freger, A. Ben-David. The use of attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy for analysis of partitioning of solutes between thin films and solution, Anal. Chem., 77 (2005) 6019-6025.
  47. V. Freger. Diffusion impedance and equivalent circuit of a multilayer film, Electrochem. Communications, 7 (2005) 957–961.
  48. D. Kuzmenko, E. Arkhangelsky, S. Belfer, V. Freger, V. Gitis. Chemical cleaning of UF membranes fouled by BSA, Desalination 179(1-3) (2005) 323-333
  49. V. Freger, A. Bottino, G. Capannelli, M. Perry, V. Gitis, S. Belfer. Characterization of novel acid-stable NF membranes before and after exposure to acid using ATR-FTIR, TEM and AFM, J. Membrane Sci., 256 (2005) 134-142.
  50. V. Freger. Kinetics of film formation by interfacial polycondensation, Langmuir, 21 (2005) 1884-1894.
  51. V. Freger. Swelling and morphology of the skin layer of polyamide composite membranes: an AFM study, Environ. Sci & Technol., 38 (2004) 3168-3175
  52. Y. Oren, V. Freger, C. Linder. Highly ordered heterogeneous ion exchange membranes, J. Membrane Sci., 239 (2004) 17–26
  53. V. Freger. Nanoscale heterogeneity of the polyamide membranes obtained by interfacial polymerization, Langmuir, 19 (2003) 4791-4797.
  54. V. Freger. S. Srebnik, Mathematical model of charge and density distributions in interfacial polymerization of thin films, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 88 (2003) 1162-1169.
  55. V. Freger, J. Gilron, S. Belfer, TFC polyamide membranes modified by grafting of hydrophilic polymers: a FTIR/AFM/TEM study, J. Membrane Sci., 209 (2002) 283-292
  56. V. Freger, Elastic energy in microscopically phase-separated swollen polymer networks, Polymer, 43 (2002) 71-76.
  57. V. Freger, T. C. Arnot, J. A. Howell, Separation of concentrated organic/inorganic salt mixtures by nanofiltration, J. Membrane Sci, 178 (1-2) (2000) 185-193.
  58. V. Freger, E. Korin, J. Wisniak and E. Korngold, Measurements of sorption in hydrophilic pervaporation, J. Membrane Sci., 164 (2000) 251-256.
  59. V. Freger, E. Korin, J. Wisniak, E. Korngold, M. Ise and K. D. Kreuer, Diffusion of water and ethanol in ion-exchange membranes: limits of the geometric approach, J. Membrane Sci.,160 (1999) 213.
  60. V. Freger, E. Korin, J. Wisniak and E. Korngold, Transport mechanism in ion-exchange pervaporation membranes: Dehydration of water-ethanol mixture by sodium polyethylene sulfonate membranes, J. Membrane Sci.,133 (1997) 255.
  61. V. Freger, E. Korin, J. Wisniak and E. Korngold, Preferential sorption in ion-exchange pervaporation membranes: Sorption of water-ethanol mixture by sodium polyethylene sulfonate, J. Membrane Sci.,128 (1997) 151.
  62. V. Freger, V. N. Vetokhin,  On the determination of the rate of foam destruction. Film rupture, Rus. Colloid J., 54 (1992) 167.
  63. V. Freger, V. N. Vetokhin,  On the determination of the rate of foam destruction. Gas diffusion, Rus. Colloid J., 54 (1992) 162.