Seminar environmental technology by Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht

“Aerobic granular sludge: from science to application”, given by Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht. This event is open to all academics (thus including master and PhD students). To get a preview, have a look at previous lectures from Mark van Loosdrecht.

Aerobic granular sludge is a true innovation in the field of aerobic wastewater treatment. Each granule consists of different types bacteria present in different layers (cfr. structured catalyst) which remove organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Compared to conventional activated sludge systems, aerobic granular sludge reactors have several advantages, namely compactness, lower operational and construction costs and lower energy requirement. Prof. van Loosdrecht will lead us through the development of the technology, from the discovery of the cultivation method for aerobic granules to its full-scale implementation. Even though the lecture will focus on aerobic granular sludge, it will be accessible to a wider audience interested in process integration and process intensification.

Professor M.C.M. (Mark) van Loosdrecht (°1959) is a full professor and Group leader Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology. Van Loosdrecht studies and influences the characteristics of microorganisms and microbial communities in technical systems. His research on the behaviour of bacteria under dynamic conditions has led to new methods for wastewater treatment and for extracting valuable materials from waste.


Introduction movie honorate doctorate
Opening speech by dean prof. Guido Van Huylenbroeck (at 3’21’’)
Presentation of CES&T by president prof. Ingmar Nopens (at 8’10’’)
Introduction honorate doctor by prof. Eveline Volcke (at 13’15’’)
Seminar lecture by prof. Mark van Loosdrecht (at 16’28’’)

Date and time: 
Thursday, 19 March, 2015 - 14:30
Lecture room Oehoe (Building E), Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium