Research Cluster III: Biotechnological and physico-chemical processes for sustainable use and reuse of water, energy, materials and minerals
In future environmental policies, pollution prevention will remain important. It is important to develop process-integrated technologies, that combine low material and energy inputs with optimal recycling of materials. In addition to traditional environmental engineering, there is a growing attention to the development of eco-technology, the use of biological principles in man-made production processes.
This research field focuses on the contribution of technology to a sustainable society. Traditional applications relate to waste, wastewater and off-gases treatment and to the reuse and recycling of energy and materials. Upcoming topics are the sustainable use of biomass by means of bio-conversion. Novel, integrated technologies often show a high scientific complexity. Participants in this SENSE Research Cluster strive for scientific excellence, combined with clear societal communication.
Featuring subjects, mechanisms and methods that are being developed and applied in this SENSE Research Cluster are, for example:
- the use of biological cycles in industrial processes
- novel generations of waste water treatment systems
- technologies for the sustainable use of biomass
- the urban harvesting concept as a basis for sustainable production of energy, food and materials
We welcome experts in this field to participate in this research cluster to exchange knowledge and stimulate new innovative developments (if you are not a member of the SENSE Research School but involved with this subject, then you are still welcome to enroll and participate in this research cluster).
To read more about the SENSE research clusters in general, click HERE.