Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012 for Mark van Loosdrecht

02 July 2012 by Roy Meijer

TU Delft's environmental biotechnologist Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht has been presented the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for 2012 in Singapore on 2nd July 2012, during the International Singapore Water Week. This prestigious award is in recognition of his contributions to sustainable wastewater purification technology.


Professor Van Loosdrecht has secured the prize primarily for his work on the development of an innovative biological process which can purify wastewater in a way that is relatively inexpensive, robust and sustainable. This process, known as Anammox, involves a reduction in energy consumption, CO2 emissions and the amount of chemicals required.

More informatie

Read more in this earlier press announcement on this prize: Mark van Loosdrecht wins Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012

Singapore International Water Week: http://www.siww.com.sg/lee-kuan-yew-water-prize  
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/siww.com.sgen and more specifically http://www.facebook.com/siww.com.sg/posts/10150970724908670 

In this film on the site of Nationaal Nereda Onderzoeks Programma (NNOP) Van Loosdrecht and TU Delft colleague dr.ir. Merle de Kreuk explain how the Nereda process works. 

This animation shows the working of the Dutch Nereda purification plant 

Contact Prof Mark van Loosdrecht, M.C.M.vanLoosdrecht@remove-this.tudelft.nl , +31 15 27 81618,  Twitter: @MarkvanLoosdrec

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