Thomas Prot

Scientific project manager


I am an enthusiastic and curious French Postdoctoral researcher working on phosphorus recovery. The main approach I am investigating is the precipitation of vivianite (FeP), and its magnetic recovery from sewage sludge. To relax, I like to go to metal festivals and play board games with my friends.


Chemical Engineer degree, Sustainable Chemistry, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, France, 2015
MSc, Chemistry, Université Haute Alsace, France, 2015
BSc, Chemistry, Université Haute Alsace, France, 2013
PhD degree – TUDelft 2021 – Phosphorus recovery from iron-coagulated sewage sludge

Research interests

Wastewater treatment, Resource recovery, Chemical phosphorus removal, Vivianite

Selected list of publications

  • Prot, T. J. F.; Nguyen, V. H.; Wilfert, P. K.; Dugulan, A. I.; Goubitz, K.; de Ridder, D. J.; Korving, L.; Rem, P. C.; Bouderbala, A.; Witkamp, G. J.; et al. Magnetic Separation and Characterization of Vivianite from Digested Sewage Sludge. Separation and Purification Technology 2019, 224
  • Prot, T.; Wijdeveld, W.; Eshun, L. E.; Dugulan, A. I.; Goubitz, K.; Korving, L.; Van Loosdrecht, M. C. M. Full-Scale Increased Iron Dosage to Stimulate the Formation of Vivianite and Its Recovery from Digested Sewage Sludge. Water Research 2020
  • Prot, T.; Korving, L.; Dugulan, I.; Goubitz, K.; van Loosdrecht, M.C.M. Vivianite scaling in wastewater treatment plants: Occurrence, formation mechanisms and mitigation solutions, Water Research, (2021), 197.