The First International Resource Recovery Conference brings together researchers, involved in the recovery and production of resources from aqueous streams, with representatives of the chemical and other industries such as furniture and other decor sectors. The main scope of the meeting is to create better “pipelines” from resource (“wastewater”) to the industries using the products. Such pipelines can create a demand driven process development as well as avoid mismatches between product specification and market demands.

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Organizing committee

The meeting is organized by the Resource Recovery Technology consortium (R²T), an industry-supported technology platform at Ghent University, in collaboration with the IWA Resource Recovery from Water Cluster. To cover the diverse aspects of resource recovery, the meeting will be chaired by Willy Verstraete, Korneel Rabaey, Ingmar Nopens and Arne Verliefde.

  • Ingmar Nopens (Chair, Ghent University)
  • Korneel Rabaey (Chair, Ghent University)
  • Arne Verliefde (Vice-Chair, Ghent University)
  • Wim Audenaert (Ghent University)
  • Youri Amerlinck (Ghent University)
  • Jan Arends (Ghent University)
  • Jo De Vrieze (Ghent University)

  • Robert Lovitt (Swansea University)
  • Joonhong Park (Yonsei University)
  • Rene Rozendal (Paques BV)
  • Kevin Van Geem (Ghent University)
  • Mark Van Loosdrecht (Delft University of Technology)
  • Peter Vanrolleghem (Université Laval)
  • Siegfried Vlaeminck (University of Antwerp)
  • Aijie Wang (Harbin Institute of Technology)
  • Marjoleine Weemaes (Aquafin)

Venue and accomodation

The first Resource Recovery Conference will be held in the City of Ghent, Belgium. The venue ‘Het Pand’ is a former Dominican monastery which is located in the historical centre of the city, on the banks of the river Leie. The oldest parts of this impressive building date from the 13th century. During five centuries it was extended and refashioned in different styles. ‘Het Pand’ houses some valuable collections, such as the rich ethnographical and archaeological collections of the University, the Museum for the History of Medicine, full-size photographs of paintings of Bruegel and Early Dutch Masters, and an interesting collection of stained glass. Het Pand is located at Onderbergen, 1, in the immediate vicinity of ‘Sint-Michiels’- Church
At the location we had to make room separation without wasting too much money nor damage the location. Fortunately this company had the solution we needed: http://www.mallforms.com/temporary-walls/


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