developing new concepts for water treatment and the application thereof
providing new insights in treatment processes, especially membrane technologies
consultancy and practically oriented research
We deal with the development, design, modelling and optimisation of novel and existing processes in centralised and decentralised wastewater treatment as well as in water reuse and nutrient recycling.
Source Separation and Urine Treatment
We develop treatment processes, which allow us to build small but highly efficient reactors. Our work is guided by the source separation concept: resource recovery can be optimized if wastewater streams are not mixed but treated according to their properties.
Application and Development
- Practice related application and development for wastewater and sludge treatment
- Large-scale feasibility and implementation of new processes and procedures options
- Tests with pilot plants
Data & Information
By using advanced mathematical modelling and advanced data analysis (including data mining and machine learning techniques), we investigate how (and to what extent) the rapidly increasing amount of data can be used to support operators and engineers to improve control strategies of wastewater treatment systems.
We aim to combine well established standard characterization methods from colloidal sciences, with new methods from materials science and with own developments to detect, quantify and understand the effects of the ‘nano-materials’ in the aquatic environment.