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High recovery and chemical-free desalination using advanced electrodialysis schemes

  • 1 May, 2022
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
  • prof.dr. H.H.M. Rijnaarts
  • dr.ir. H. Bruningdr. J.W. Post

Desalination has become a significant alternative water source due to the growing water demand and inadequate conventional water sources in many regions. With the available mature membrane and thermal technologies in hybrid desalination plants, there seems not to be much room for improvements in energy consumption and desalination costs. Thus, we believe other drivers for innovation can be: (1) decreasing the environmental impact by avoiding chemicals additions and effects of brine discharge, (2) creating valuable water streams or mining of the valuable compounds from brines, while avoiding excess amounts of invaluable compounds, and (3) increasing the added value of already used desalted water for a second use in agriculture or aquifer recharge.

In this project, we will advance on chemical-free electrodialysis (ED) configurations in hybrid desalination schemes for high water-recovery and salts reuse. The created desalination scheme splits the saline source water into demineralized product water and multiple concentrated waste streams, with the desired specifications for eventual post-processing and recycling. We aim to achieve these goals without adding (high amounts of) salts or other chemicals, to avoid unnecessary ion accumulation in brines onsite or in the product water. The expect product of this project enables to achieve desalination by manipulating ionic compositions with the feed water and electrical energy as the sole inputs.

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Kecen Li

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Transdisciplinary Lunch Crowd: “The who, what, when, why and how tips for writing and submitting grant proposals”


  • 28 June 2022
  • Hybrid meeting, partly online, partly Wageningen campus
  • WIMEK, Wageningen University
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Conference TERRAenVISION: Nature-based solutions to facilitate the transitions for living within the planetary boundaries


  • 27 June - 01 July 2022
  • Utrecht
  • TERRAenVISION: Utrecht University, Rijkswaterstaat, Wageningen University and Research
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Urban Living Lab Summit 2022


  • 21 June 2022
  • Hybrid event, Amsterdam and online
  • Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)
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Scenarios Forum 2022: Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures


  • 20 - 22 June 2022
  • Austria and online
  • IIASA, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
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4th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM)


  • 20 - 22 June 2022
  • Vienna, Austria
  • European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform
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Climate March 2022 Rotterdam


  • 19 June 2022
  • Rotterdam
  • Klimaat Coalitie
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Preconference “Co-creating sustainability science for impact: Integration of transdisciplinarity in research and education”


  • 13 June 2022
  • Wageningen Campus, Plus Ultra II
  • WIMEK, Wageningen University
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Masterclass on “Pirates, Prices, and Photos: Three Papers onFisheries in Indonesia”


  • 03 June 2022
  • Wageningen or online
  • WIMEK, Wageningen University
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SENSE Symposium


  • 02 June 2022
  • Wageningen campus, Omnium building, Hoge Steeg 2, 6708 PH Wageningen
  • SENSE
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Improving satellite-based precipitation estimates: a spatiotemporal object-oriented approach to error analysis and correction

Miguel Angel Laverde Barajas
11 April, 2022
IHE Delft, Hydroinformatics and Socio-Technical Innovation
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Thermophilic and hyper-thermophilic anaerobic digestion as novel treatment technologies for safe nutrient recovery from concentrated black water

Merijn Moerland
8 April, 2022
Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
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Modelling sustainability and impacts of re-using wastewater for irrigation

Pavan Cornelissen
1 April, 2022
Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management
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Evaporation in the Atacama Desert

Felipe Lobos Roco
29 March, 2022
Wageningen University, Meteorology and Air Quality
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Modulatory effects of divalent mercury and lead on the immune responses of waterfowl upon a viral-like immune challenge

Biyao Han
29 March, 2022
Wageningen University, Toxicology
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Soil moisture retrieval from Sentinel-1 data and value-added products for agriculture and water management

Harm-Jan Benninga
24 March, 2022
University of Twente, Water Recourses
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Characterizing bacteria involved in fouling of spiral wound membranes

Rik de Vries
11 March, 2022
Wageningen University, Microbiology
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Analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in outdoor wear

Yke van der Veen
10 March, 2022
VU University Amsterdam, Chemistry and Biology
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An integrated assessment of pharmaceuticals in water systems

Lara Wöhler
4 March, 2022
University of Twente, Water Management Group
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Microplastics’ Journey into the Gut. Human exposure to microplastics and associated chemicals

Nur Hazimah Mohamed Nor
2 March, 2022
Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
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Crystallization of elemental sulfur in biological gas desulfurization under halo-alkaline conditions

Annemerel Mol
25 February, 2022
Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
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FLOCponics: The integration of biofloc technology with plant production

Sara Mello Pinho
22 February, 2022
Wageningen University, Mathematical and Statistical Methods
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Selenium bio-recovery (removal) from wastewater to low ppb levels

Bingnan Song
18 February, 2022
Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
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Application of Advanced Oxidation Processes for Organic Compound Removal from Saline Water

Pradip Saha
16 February, 2022
Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
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Bioremediation of pesticides: unravelling the anaerobic microbiological potential of oligotrophic water aquifers

Andrea Aldas Vargas
4 February, 2022
Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
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Determining optimal riparian buffer zones in Uruguay: integrating ecological and socio-economic criteria

  • 1 February, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
  • prof. F Alpizar
  • dr M HolmgrenProf. M. Carriquiry

Riparian buffer zones (RBZ) are vegetated areas adjacent to surface watercourses. They are important for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems since they regulate the fluxes of sediments and nutrients from land to water, reduce the impact of flooding, and are the habitat for plants and animals of both systems. The present PhD project aims to develop a methodology for the optimal determination of the RBZs (that maximizes social welfare and/or minimizes costs), considering the ecosystem services provided, the opportunity costs involved and the environmental policy strategy to be implemented. We will focus on analysing the service of water quality improvement that the RBZs provide by operating as a natural barrier for sediments, pathogens and nutrient loads from adjacent lands. This ecosystem service is essential for the provision of clean water to urban, productive and natural systems.
The project is structured in four specific objectives:
Objective 1: Evaluate the efficiency of buffer zones as a measure to reduce the export of nutrients to watercourses, compared to a tax on fertilizers as an alternative measure.
Objective 2: Economically value water quality improvement provided by different combinations and scenarios of RBZs.
Objective 3: Evaluate the factors that determine the willingness of Uruguayan farmers and ranchers to participate in different types of environmental policy strategies for implementing RBZ conservation measures, such as mandatory buffer strips or payment for ecosystem services scheme.
Objective 4: Evaluate the cost-effectiveness and impacts on human well-being of different combinations of width, composition of RBZ and environmental policy strategy on a conservation measure of RBZ.

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Guillermo Sena Barrera

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Syntrophic growth of anaerobic microbial consortia on one-carbon compounds

  • 1 August, 2017
  • Wageningen University, Microbiology
  • prof. dr ir AJM Stamsprof. dr DZ Machado De Sousa

Microorganisms are the most abundant and diverse organisms on Earth. They live in communities that are capable of degrading complex molecules, and can be harnessed for the treatment of wastewater or the production of biogas. To exploit the full capabilities of microbial communities we must first understand how microbes interact with each other. A particularly important interaction for ecosystem stability is mutualism, which is a positive interaction that benefits all participating members. During my PhD project, we will apply omics approaches to study Moorella thermoacetica strains growing on C-1 compounds, together with a methanogenic partner (Methanothermobacter thermoautotrophicus). The aim is to uncover the molecular mechanisms behind this mutualistic interaction and its evolution.

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Nicolas Vecchini Santaella

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Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from surface waters by climate‐smart water management (DIGS)

  • 1 November, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
  • prof. dr WM Mooij
  • dr L de Senerpont Domisdr ir JJM de Klein
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Yike Li

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