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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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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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Compound drivers of hydroclimatic extremes in large river basins: Mapping future floods and water resources by modeling compound drivers at multiple spatial and temporal scales

Sonu Khanal
25 November, 2021
VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
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Integrated assessment of land restoration impacts on the Chinese Loess Plateau

Hao Chen
25 November, 2021
Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management
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Spatio-temporal characterisation of drought: data analytics, modelling, tracking, impact and prediction

Vitali Díaz Mercado
24 November, 2021
IHE Delft, Hydroinformatics and Socio-Technical Innovation
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Development of an efficient modelling approach to support economically and socially acceptable flood risk reduction in coastal cities – Can Tho city, Mekong Delta, Viet Nam

Ngo Quang Hieu
22 November, 2021
IHE Delft, Coastal & Urban Risk & Resilience
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Collaborative Spatial Learning for Improving Public Participation Practice in Indonesia

Aurelia Akbar
11 November, 2021
University of Twente, Urban and regional and Geo-Information Management
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A novel approach to sludge treatment using microwave technology

Eva Kocbek
5 November, 2021
IHE Delft, Water Supply, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering
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Rising waves of indecision: How financial incentives can support flood risk management

Lars de Ruig
4 November, 2021
VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
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Weathering the Storm: Tropical Cyclone Risk under Climate Change

Nadia Bloemendaal
3 November, 2021
VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
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Urban Water Reuse in the Bengal Delta: Prospects, Challenges and Socio-Technological Solutions

Kamonashish Haldar
3 November, 2021
Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
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Managing water and time: a systems analysis of crop planting and irrigation in South Asia

Anton Urfels
2 November, 2021
Wageningen University, Water Resource Management
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Radiative transfer models for operational retrieval of plant traits and ecosystem functional properties from multi-source remote sensing data

Egor Prikaziuk
27 October, 2021
University of Twente, Urban and regional and Geo-Information Management
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Developing a SLAM-based Backpack Mobile Mapping System for Indoor Mapping

Samer Karam
27 October, 2021
University of Twente, Earth Observation Science
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Capturing hydrological variability. Spatio-temporal aspects of the Rhine basin

Joost Buitink
20 October, 2021
Wageningen University, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management
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Dynamics of complex systems inferred from multivariate timeseries

Els Weinans
18 October, 2021
Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
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Configurational Innovation Systems: Transition Dynamics and Actor Strategies in the German Heat System

Julius Wesche
15 October, 2021
Utrecht University, Innovation Studies
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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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