Prof.dr.ir. J.P. (Jan Peter) van der Hoek

Prof.dr.ir. J.P. (Jan Peter) van der Hoek

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Committees and Working Groups

National:

路       Chair of the Joint Research Programme of the Dutch drinking water companies (KWR research programme)

路       Chair of the DPWE-research group (a joint research programme of the Dutch water companies Dunea, Evides, PWN and Waternet)

路       Chair of the Programme Committee of the Topconsortium Knowledge & Innovation Watertechnology (a joint research programme of the water industry, end users and knowledge institutes to enhance innovation)

. Chair of the International Water Conferences foundation

路       Member of the VEWIN-steering committee Water Sources and Water Quality

  International:

路       Member of Eureau Committee 1 (European Federation of National Associations of Water Services)

路       Member of the Joint Working Group Reuse of Eureau Committees 1 and 2

路       Member of the Joint Working Group Micropollutants Eureau Committees 1 and 2

  International research:

路       Participant in the European research project PathoCERT

路       Participant in the European research project Wider Uptake

路       Participant in the European research project InnovEOX

. Participant in the European research project ToDrinQ

Biography

Jan Peter van der Hoek is Professor of Drinking Water Engineering. He also is  Chief Innovation Officer at Waternet, the water cycle company of Amsterdam and surroundings.

 

Jan Peter van der Hoek is a member of Standard Commission 1 of EurEau, the European Federation of National Associations of Water Suppliers and Waste Water Services. Standard Commission 1 deals with drinking water affairs.

 

Jan Peter van der Hoek is chair of the Program Committee of the joint research program of the Dutch drinking water companies, and vice-chair of the Program Council of the TKI Watertechnologie, part of the Dutch Topsector Water & Maritime. He is chair of the foundation International Water Conferences (IWC).

 

Expertise

Jan Peter van der Hoek focuses on four research themes:

1. Organic micropollutants in the water cycle and the effect on drinking water supply

2. Climate change and the effect on drinking water supply

3. Circular economy and drinking water supply

4. Policy developments in drinking water supply

  Drinking water supply covers the whole field of water abstraction, drinking water treatment, and drinking water transport and distribution.

 

1. Organic micropollutants in the water cycle and the effect on drinking water supply:

Presence of contaminants of emerging concern, chemical as well as microbiological contaminants, requires continuous monitoring of the drinking water resources, assessment of existing treatment technologies and development of new advanced treatment technologies. Especially the PMT compounds (Persistent 鈥 Mobile 鈥 Toxic) require special attention to safeguard the drinking water quality.

  2. Climate change and the effect on drinking water supply:

 

Climate change offers opportunities for thermal energy recovery from wastewater, surface water 脿nd drinking water. Climate change however also results in periods of drought and necessitates the development of new drinking water resources and the introduction of water conservation strategies. These require a paradigm shift in the drinking water supply system, either centralized or decentralized, and a holistic approach including surface water management, storm water management and wastewater treatment.

  3. Circular economy and drinking water supply:

 

Topics in this research theme are aquathermal energy, the energy transition and the Water-Energy nexus. In the topic aquathermal energy the recovery of thermal energy from drinking water and surface water is explored. In the energy transition the application of district heating networks and cooling networks is considered. This offers opportunities for the drinking water sector, as these networks have similarities with drinking water networks, but also results in threats, e.g. the heating of drinking water networks.

   4. Policy developments in drinking water supply:

 

On a European level and national level new standards are being introduced (e.g. PFAS compounds) that may have a huge effect on the drinking water supply. New treatment technologies may be required to comply with these standards. The need for water conservation strategies, new drinking water resources, combined with the societal trend for more self-sufficiency, may result to apply decentralized drinking water supply systems. However, the present policy and legislation is focused on central systems, so the question is how to introduce these decentralized systems, not only from a technological viewpoint, but also from a policy and legislative viewpoint.

Awards

路       Chemviron Carbon Award 1986 "A contest in the area of physical-chemical water treatment" (鈥淐ombined ion exchange/biological denitrification for nitrate removal from ground water鈥)

路       Arcadis competition 2011 鈥淲ater supply of the future鈥 (鈥淚mplementation of model based control of ozonation at Waternet鈥)

路       IWA Sustainability Award 2012 鈥淚WA Sustainability Grand Award for Research Excellence in Support of Sustainable Urban Water Management鈥 (with the paper Climate change mitigation by recovery of energy from the water cycle: a new challenge for water management, Water Science & Technology 65(1), 2012, 135-141)

路       IWA Resource Recovery Cluster Award 2015 鈥淚nnovative calcite recovery鈥. Awarded on 31 August 2015, IWA Resource Recovery Conference, Ghent, Belgium.

路       IWA Project Innovation Award 2018 鈥淭he IWA Project Innovation Award recognizes and promotes excellence and innovation in water management, research and innovation鈥. Bronze winner in the category 鈥淧erformance Improvement and Operational Solutions鈥 with the project 鈥淭hermal Energy Recovery from Drinking Water: Exploitation of a Renewable Energy Source鈥. Awarded on 17 September 2018, IWA World Congress and Exhibition 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

路       Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2018 Most Downloaded Paper Award for 鈥淲astewater as a resource: Strategies to recover resources from Amsterdam鈥檚 wastewater鈥 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.05.012 )

路       Water Innovation Prize 2021 of the Dutch Water Authorities, category 鈥淗ealthy Water and Healthy Soil鈥, first prize with 鈥淎dOx 鈥 Pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater with zeolite adsorption and ozone regeneration, without bromate formation鈥

Awards

 

  •  Chemviron Carbon Award 1986 "A contest in the area of physical-chemical water treatment" (鈥淐ombined ion exchange/biological denitrification for nitrate removal from ground water鈥)
  • Arcadis competition 2011 鈥淲ater supply of the future鈥 (鈥淚mplementation of model based control of ozonation at Waternet鈥)
  • IWA Sustainability Award 2012 鈥淚WA Sustainability Grand Award for Research Excellence in Support of Sustainable Urban Water Management鈥 (with the paper Climate change mitigation by recovery of energy from the water cycle: a new challenge for water management, Water Science & Technology 65(1), 2012, 135-141) IWA Resource Recovery Cluster Award 2015: 鈥淚nnovative calcite recovery鈥. Awarded on 31 August 2015, IWA Resource Recovery Conference, Ghent, Belgium.
  • IWA Project Innovation Award 2018: 鈥淭he IWA Project Innovation Award recognizes and promotes excellence and innovation in water management, research and innovation鈥. Bronze winner in the category 鈥淧erformance Improvement and Operational Solutions鈥 with the project 鈥淭hermal Energy Recovery from Drinking Water: Exploitation of a Renewable Energy Source鈥. Awarded on 17 September 2018, IWA World Congress and Exhibition 2018, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2018 Most Downloaded Paper Award for 鈥淲astewater as a resource: Strategies to recover resources from Amsterdam鈥檚 wastewater鈥 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.05.012 )
  • Water Innovation Prize 2012 of the Dutch Water Authorities, category "Healthy Water and healthy Soil", first prize with "AdOx - Pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater with zeolite adsorption and ozone regeneration, without bromate formation"

 

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