Prof.dr. J.S. (Hans) Vrouwenvelder

T: +31 15 27 82371 / +31 6 44 19 53 96
E: J.S.Vrouwenvelder@remove-this.tudelft.nl Room 1.680
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft
The Netherlands                                                                                                              

 




Biography

  • 2013 - present
    Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2011 - present
    Visiting Adjunct professor Water Desalination and Reuse Centre, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudia Arabia
  • 2006 - present
    Research Advisor, Wetsus, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • 2006 - 2013
    Associate professor, Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 1993 - 2006
    Researcher, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
  • 1989 - 1993
    Researcher, Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Research interests

  • Microbiology in aquatic systems: biofilms, regrowth and microbial pathogens
  • Water resources, treatment, distribution and quality control
  • Membrane processes for water treatment
  • Membrane fouling

Keywords

  • Biofouling, biofilms, water treatment, transport and distribution, biological stability / regrowth, microbial water quality, membrane fouling, biofilm monitors

Teaching activities

  • BSc and MSc programmes: environmental microbiology, microbiological aspects of water production and distribution
  • Supervision of PhD and MSc students

Key publications

  • Dreszer, C., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Paulitsch-Fuchs, A.H., Zwijnenburg, A., Kruithof, J.C., H.-C. Flemming, H.-C. (2013). Hydraulic Resistance of Biofilms. Journal of Membrane Science 429, 436-447
  • Miller, D.J., Araújo, P.A., Correia, P.B., Ramsey, M.M., Kruithof, J.C., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Freeman, B.D., Paul, D.R., Whiteley, M., Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (2012). Short-term adhesion and long-term biofouling testing of polydopamine and poly(ethylene glycol) surface modifications of membranes and feed spacers. Water Research 46, 3737-3753.
  • Prest, E.I., Staal, M., Kühl, M., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (2012). Quantitative measurement and visualization of biofilm O2 consumption rates in membrane filtration systems. Journal of Membrane Science 392-393, 66-75
  •  Araújo, P.A., Van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Kruithof, J.C., Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (2012). The potential of standard and modified feed spacers for biofouling control. Journal of Membrane Science 403-404, 58-70.
  • Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Graf von der Schulenburg, D.A., Kruithof, J.C., Johns, M.L., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M. (2009). Biofouling of spiral wound nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes: A feed spacer problem. Water Research 43, (3), 583-594

Education Profile

  • 2009
    PhD, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member European Desalination Society
  • Member International Water Association

Awards

  • 2011
    Waternet Watercyclus Innovation Award

Affiliations

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Wetsus, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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