Recently, the number and occurrence of potentially hazardous micropollutants (MPs) in surface water has raised as a result of increased economic activity and the usage of pharmaceuticals and other substances in society. The presence of these organic anthropogenic compounds represents a risk for human health; therefore, achieving efficient removal of MPs from surface water is crucial for the production of safe drinking water. The aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive physical-chemical model for micropollutant (MP) removal using nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) systems. The model will provide a better process understanding and aims to contribute to the design of water treatment processes.
• Background in environmental science, chemical engineering, or related fields
• Highly motivated, enthusiastic, independent, and interested in practical laboratory and analytical work
• Willing to do experimental work
• Good English communication skills, both writing and
• Currently enrolled in Bachelor or Master’s studies
• Experience with laboratory work and knowledge in
programming languages are a bonus.
• Exiting topic and great opportunity to get knowledge on membrane technologies for drinking water production
• Gain experience in both carrying experiments and modeling processes
• International work environment
How to apply:
For application, please send a motivation letter (max. 1 page) and a CV (max. 2 pages) to Sebastian Castaño by filling the application form below. Suitable applicants will be invited for a Skype interview.
Please note that Wetsus can offer internships to EU citizens only. Non-EU citizens need to be enrolled at a Dutch university to be eligible for this project.