Membrane Technologies for valorisation of residual streams from agriculture, households and industries.
The goal of this postdoc is to study the applicability and efficiency of membrane technologies for valorisation of different residual streams and integrate membrane technology in biorefining projects of BRE.
By means of this postdoc we want to extend our contact and research cooperation with (regional) businesses and (applied) universities and support and facilitate the introduction and further development of membrane technologies in the curriculum of different Avans study programmes. This will be done via internships, minor projects (together with businesses) and development of study material for courses and trainings.
The research group Biobased Resources & Energy (BRE) focusses on recovery of valuable building blocks from low-value solid and liquid residual streams from agriculture, households and industries. For the valorisation of these residual streams, BRE looks into different biological, chemical and mechanical processes. One of the main issues in the utilisation of residual streams is economic feasibility and the recovery of multiple resources from one residual stream. Using membrane technologies in combination with biological, chemical and/or mechanical processes could offer great opportunities.