Luuk de Waal is a practice-oriented researcher in the drinking water treatment team. He conducts experiments with various pilot installations, with the objective of further developing treatment techniques. Luuk raises new research questions from his experimental observations, thus contributing actively to the development of knowledge and innovation at KWR. Luuk holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, and graduated with work on the effect of ultrasound on the electro-chemical oxidation of synthetic wastewater. While studying for his Master’s in Water Technology, he gained experience within the Top Sector Alliance for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) project on ‘multi-source, single-stage, full-stream Reverse Osmosis’. Luuk completed his Master’s with a research project into the control of biofouling through the use of bacteriophages in membrane filtration processes.