Industrial water production and treatment edition 2020

Target group

PhD students with research related to water treatment, water production and/or industrial applications.

Organising Committee

Organization: dr. ir. Marjolein Vanoppen, , 09 264 99 11

Scientific Committee

- Prof. dr. ir. Arne Verliefde,
- Prof. dr. ir. Ingmar Nopens,
- Jan Willem Mulder,
- Wilbert Van den Broek,


Advanced course to familiarize the students with actual full-scale practices and show the students how basic concepts are applied in practice in line with regulation.

Keywords are industrial water treatment, drinking water, process water and innovative technologies and applications for water production and treatment.

Dates and Venue

From 20 February to 14 May 2020 - Ghent University, Faculty of (Bioscience) Engineering, Coupure links 653, Blok E


20 February 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4 Wim Audenaert (AM-team) Computer-based design and disruption of water treatment technologies: practical case-examples and state-of-the-art
27 February 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4

Bernard De Potter (VMM)

Victor Dries (Flemish government)

Towards a good ecological status of the waterbodies - form policy to practice

Water, the blue gold 

5 March 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4

Louise Vanysacker (De Watergroep)

Emmanuel Van Houtte (IWVA)

Evolutions in the drinking water sector – wastewater reuse and decentralized water production

Indirect water reuse by IWVA : from concept to a proven and robust process 

12 March 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4 Pascal de Theije (Evides) Interaction of Technology and Process Automation
19 March 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4 Rick Jansen (Evides) Title to be confirmed
26 March 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4 Jan Hendrickx (DEME) Title to be confirmed
2 April 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. A1 Peter Aerts (Blue Foot Membranes) Use of membranes in industrial waste water treatment
30 April 2020 (Thu) 13:00-17:00 Nieuwe Dokken (Ghent) Dries Seuntjens (DuCoop) Circular economy in a new district in Ghent + site visit
7 or 14 May 2020 (Thu) 15:00-17:00 Aud. E4 Sonny Schepers (USG) Water provision at large chemical sites (title to be confirmed)



Please use following registration link:

Registration fee

Free of charge for members of the Doctoral Schools of (Bioscience) Engineering of Ghent University and other Universities.


For further information, please contact dr. ir. Marjolein Vanoppen, , 09 264 99 11

Number of participants

Maximum 50



Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

100% attendance in all sessions