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Kees Roest ISPT Program Director

Since the beginning of April, Kees Roest has been program director at the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT). Industry, SMEs, researchers and government collaborate in the ISPT platform on breakthrough technologies for a circular economy and CO2-neutral industry. Roest holds ultimate responsibility for the ISPT clusters on Water Processing, Efficient Liquid Separation and the forthcoming one on Industrial Fluids Processing.

KWR has seconded Kees Roest for two days a week to function as program director at the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology. Industry, SMEs, researchers and government collaborate on the ISPT platform on breakthrough technologies for a circular and CO2-neutral industry. Roest holds ultimate responsibility for the ISPT clusters on Water Processing, Efficient Liquid Separation and the forthcoming cluster on Industrial Fluids Processing.

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Kees Roest is the new Program Director at ISPT.

Through its Industry, Wastewater and Reuse team, KWR participates in various ISPT research initiatives, such as the Eurydice project on the recovery of salt and organics from saline residual streams, and Orpheus, which concerns the treatment of organic polluted brine streams using membrane distillation and freeze crystallisation. ISPT is closely connected to the Energy Top Sector programme, and has a wide network in industry.

Kees Roest is a senior researcher at KWR, working on innovations in the wastewater chain and resource recovery; he also already fills the role of programme coordinator for KWR activities within TKI Watertechnology. Roest’s activities, both substantively and organisationally, harmonise well with his new function as program director at ISPT.