Sebastiaan Derese


Sebastiaan DereseSebastiaan started his research officially after receiving a IWT PhD grant in December 2014. Before that, he also conducted his thesis research at PaInT, concerning energy-neutral seawater desalination through osmotic membrane processes.

His PhD research focuses on full nutrient recovery from human urine through an energy-efficient and robust process, and means to solve bottlenecks including applicability and cost-effectiveness of nutrient recovery strategies.

Outside of this PhD research, Sebastiaan has a strong interest in optimization of membrane processes, including pretreatment techniques e.g. micro- and ultrafiltration, as well as reuse and recovery strategies for water and other scarce resources, both in developing as developed countries.


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