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José Antonio Gil

Spanish - 30 years

MSc in Chemical Engineering

Application of MBR models in full-scale plants (MBR-5)

March 2009 - August 2009



What my project is about

Fouling is a serious handicap for MBRs, also for industrial ones, which often treat strong wastewater partly containing recalcitrant substances. Using the Delft Filtration Characterization Method (DFCm) different industrial MBRs will be investigated. Results obtained will be used to improve the membrane performance in industrial MBRs.

Where I work and live

I am working at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Delft is a medium-sized town with over 90,000 inhabitants, situated between The Hague and Rotterdam, close to the coast. With 15,000 students the city is characterised by a young, vital atmosphere. Distances are short and can be accomplished easily by 'fiets' which is the Dutch word for 'bike'.


I have been pursuing my PhD at the field of MBRs in Alicante (Spain) for almost 3 years. One of my plans was to do an internship at another university to get more experience and to discover new challenges. The MBR-train position in Delft offered an excellent opportunity to do so finally. While my work in Spain was focused on municipal wastewater treatment, I was particularly challenged to learn more about industrial application. I think that the MBR-train program offers high quality training and gives them the possibility to improve and enhance their skills.

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