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WIRC Bath to host public lecture: Taking waste out of wastewater | 06 Nov 2018


Professor Mark van Loosdrecht and Professor Bruce Rittmann were named the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureates for their pioneering roles in the water-related environmental biotechnology revolution currently taking place. Rittmann and van Loosdrecht have both played a leading role by developing new knowledge around microbiological processes in wastewater.

The Water Innovation & Research Centre at Bath is delighted to be hosting Mark van Loosdrecht for a seminar on his work, at 13:15 on 6th November 2018 on the University of Bath campus. Mark's research has led to a new generation of water treatment processes that make it possible to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling. He is in the vanguard of circular economy approaches to water and value reclamation from waste water. The Environmental Biotechnology research group around Professor Mark van Loosdrecht at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, has contributed a number of patented innovations that have turned wastewater treatment on its head. Read more here. All are welcome to come and listed to Marks perspectives on new approaches to handling waste water.

Time: 13:15

Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Venue: 2 East 3.1, University of Bath campus - directions & maps available here.

Registration: Attendance is free, but please register if you plan to attend.

Speaker Biography.

Mark van Loosdrecht is a Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at the Delft University of Technology. His scientific interests include biofilm processes, nutrient conversion, and the role of storage polymers in microbial ecology. He is especially interested in new processes for wastewater treatment and resource recovery from organic waste.

Mark has received several prestigious awards for his work including the Simon Stevin Award, Spinoza Award, Lee Kuan Yew Singapore Water Prize and the IWA Grand Award. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from ETH-Zurich and Gent University, is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Academy of Engineering (AcTI), and the US National Academy of Engineering. Mark has been awarded a knighthood in the order of the Dutch Lion. He has published over 700 scientific papers, over 15 patents, and has supervised over 50 Ph.D. students. Mark serves as Editor-in-Chief of Water Research, one of the premier journals globally in the water field.

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