European centre of excellence
for sustainable water technology

Advanced water treatment

The emphasis in this theme is on new sustainable water purification technologies to remove or convert particles, priority compounds, biological material and other contaminants, as stated in the Water Framework Directive. New low-cost, low-investment water treatment technologies are investigated based on physical, electrical and electrochemical principles. These principles can include ion transport in electrical fields, magnetic, photonic and acoustic driving forces, and hydrodynamic flow effects. Technologies are designed for robustness and fouling insensitivity based on UV-LED reactors, in-situ formed membranes, and deterministic ratchets.

Company members

Bert van der Wal nr 2
Maarten Biesheuvel

Theme manager
Bert van der Wal

Theme coordinator
Maarten Biesheuvel

combining scientific excellence with commercial relevance