Air as driving force for drinking water treatment

News - 04 November 2020 - Webredactie

Doris van Halem was awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to develop knowledge of sustainable water treatment technologies. The grant of the Dutch Research Council enables Van Halem to develop her own innovative line of research and set up her own research group in the coming five years. “I am incredibly happy with the opportunity to work on this important and challenging topic!”

In addition to Van Halem, four other TU Delft researchers received a VIDI grant.

About the VIDI grants
Vidi is aimed at experienced researchers who have carried out successful research for a number of years after obtaining their PhDs. Together with Veni and Vici, Vidi is part of the NWO Talent Programme. Researchers in the Talent Programme are free to submit their own subject for funding. NWO thus encourages curiosity-driven and innovative research. NWO selects researchers based on the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and the possibilities for knowledge use.

View the online overview with the names of all laureates and short summaries of their research projects.

Air as driving force for drinking water treatment
Worldwide an estimated 140 million people don’t have safe drinking water due to contamination of their groundwater with poisonous arsenic. The researchers will study how, by postponed addition of oxygen, arsenic can be removed. This new knowledge of controlled biological-chemical treatment processes will be used to develop sustainable treatment technologies.

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