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Benjamin Kahn (born 1955) is an Israeli marine biologist and environmental activist.

Benjamin Kahn
Born1955 (age 63–64)
Occupationmarine biologist
Parent(s)Morris Kahn

His work includes ecological improvements of the Red Sea reef, where damage began in 1997 with the advent of fish farming, resulting from tons of waste into the reef.[1] Kahn appeared on Time Magazine's list of "Heroes of the Environment" October 2007.[2][3] Kahn's work has been done largely through Zalul Environmental Association, an environmental non-profit organization founded by his billionaire philanthropist father and dedicated to protecting the seas and rivers in Israel. Kahn serves as chairman of Zalul.[4][5][1][6]

Kahn is the founder and CEO of Atlantium Technologies, a water purification technology firm established in 2005 that developed a hydro-optic ultraviolet technology used as a non-chemical means to control biofouling.[7][5] In 2017, Atlantium was chosen to install this system to prevent the clogging of piping at the Hoover Dam by quagga mussels.[5]

Kahn also serves as President of Coral World International Ltd., an operator of marine parks that specializes in ecologically-friendly tropical life systems in symbiotic environments.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Ben-Tal, Daniel; Press, Rory (3 August 2007). "A Clear Vision". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ Benjmin Kahn - Heroes of the Environment - TIME - October 2007 (Retrieved October 24, 2007)
  3. ^ Brinn, David (24 October 2007). "Israeli activist named one of TIME's 'Heroes of the Environment'". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ Benjamin Kahn named Time Hero of the Environment (Retrieved October 23, 2013)
  5. ^ a b c "Israeli tech chosen to kill off invasive mussel species at Hoover Dam". Times of Israel. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ Rinat, Zafrir (8 June 2008). "Gideon Ezra and Greens Exchange Potshots Over Kishon Stream". Haaretz. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ Shamah, David (16 February 2013). "Israeli water tech draws new European investment". Times of Israel. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ Bloomberg: Benjamin Kahn