Arslan Ahmad is an internationally oriented water professional and a leading Research Scientist in Water Systems and Technology group of KWR. He is the Vice-Chair of International Water Association’s Specialist Group on Metals and Related Substances (IWA-METRELS). He is the Exhibition Chair and Executive Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress Series on Arsenic in the Environment (As20xx). Amongst his other international associations, KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group (KTH-GARG) and the International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD) can be highlighted here.
Arslan’s work is particularly focused on the removal of (trace) metals and related substances from drinking water and waste water streams, using a wide spectrum of treatment processes including chemical precipitation, fixed bed adsorption, ion exchange and membrane based techniques. Arslan is a key researcher in the Netherlands in the field of low arsenic and chromate concentrations in public drinking water supplies. His research interests also cover topics related to resource recovery from water, wastewater and residuals generated in the water (treatment) cycle. He is experienced in up-scaling and piloting of technologies such as Eutectic Freeze Crystallization (EFC), Advanced Oxidation Coagulation Filtration (AOCF) and iron oxide based fixed-bed sorption.
After completing his BSc in Civil Engineering, Arslan gained his MSc degree in & Environmental Engineering from the prestigious Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to joining KWR, Arslan worked in the Process Technology Department of Brabant Water, one of the public water supply companies in the Netherlands.