Development of new catalytic technologies for industrial waste water treatment

With growing environmental awareness and water becoming a scarce resource in certain parts of the world, the demand for water treatment will considerably grow in the future. The treatment of waste water effluents containing biological treatment resistant chemicals (e.g. aromatic compounds, pharmaceuticals etc.) is a very important topic for the chemical industry. The researchers in this project will develop new catalytic approaches to waste water treatment, thus reducing the environmental burden of chemical processes.


Marcel Schreuder Goedheijt

Director Strategic research group
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

Emiel Hensen

Professor of Molecular catalysis
Eindhoven University of Technology