Professor Bart van der Brüggen, KU Leuven, Belgium
Bart van der Brüggen is professor at KU Leuven in Belgium and 'extraordinary professor at Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria, South Africa) China. His current research areas includes solvent separation with pervaporation and nanofiltration, resource recovery of phosphate from wastewater using (s)electrodialysis and pellet crystallization, recycling of active pharmaceutical ingredients, membrane synthesis for nanofiltration and reverse osmosis, nanoparticles in membranes, membrane fouling, membrane contactors and membrane crystallizers.
Vice President, Rune Bredesen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway
Rune Bredesen is Vice President at Sintef at the Department of Sustainable Energy Technology. Rune Bredesen develops dense inorganic membranes for gas separation, especially hydrogen and oxygen capture at high temperature. The applications of the membranes developed range from hydrogen recovery and purification, CO2 removal in natural gas processing and oxygen separation from air for CO2 capture in oxy-combustion of coal.