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PhD position treatment on nanofiltration PhD position Treatment of nanofiltration (NF) concentrates Enschede, 7500 AE, (Overijssel), 38 hours per we

PhD position Treatment of nanofiltration (NF) concentrates
Enschede, 7500 AE, (Overijssel), 38 hours per week University of Twente

Job description
“Treatment of nanofiltration (NF) concentrates, produced during
polishing of municipal wastewater treatment plant effluent”

Nanofiltration (NF) of the effluent of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is a promising technique as it results in a permeate that can be used as a source for (industrial) process water, irrigation water or even for the production of drinking water. A major bottleneck is the NF concentrate that somehow needs to be disposed of, which accounts for the majority of the costs. However, NF concentrates also presents some interesting opportunities because several compounds are present at enhanced concentrations such as phosphorus, heavy metals, multivalent cations and organic micropollutants. This may allow (1) then recovery of phosphorus for direct reuse as a fertilizer, or for the production of higher grade phosphorus products, (2) easier removal of the concentrated heavy metals, (3) recirculation of multivalent cations to the biological reactor stimulating flocculation of the sludge and (4) an improved and/or easier removal of the organic micropollutants. Research aspects that need to be addressed include the development of an innovative WWTP flow scheme based on NF polishing and NF concentrate treatment, technology selection for removal of heavy metals and organic micropollutants, and the effect of NF concentrate recirculation on the primary functions of the WWTP, i.e. flocculation, COD removal and nitrogen removal.

This project will be carried out in close collaboration with the TTIW Wetsus, centre of excellence for sustainable water technology, in Leeuwarden ( in the research theme ‘Waste Water Technology’. The PhD student will be located at Wetsus, and supervised by staff members of the University of Twente, Wageningen University and Wetsus.

University Graduate
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with an MSc degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or a related topic, with adequate experimental and theoretical skills. We prefer candidates with a good team spirit, who like to work in an internationally oriented environment. Fluency in English is a requirement. An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure.

University of Twente Faculty of Science and Technology Sharing knowledge, working together, research, innovation. It is all part of the only campus university in the Netherlands: the University of Twente (UT). A university with an international character. We have for example many foreign doctoral students, and master programmes are provided in English. Divided over 5 faculties, we provide more than 50 Bachelor and Master programmes, varying from Applied Physics and Public Administration to Applied Communication Science and Biomedical Technology. In beautiful green surroundings, more than 8000 students and 2700 staff live, work and recreate at the UT. It is also a place where talented people get every opportunity to perform cutting edge research. But as an entrepreneurial university this is not all we do. In ‘Kennispark’, for example, we work together with the business community, we support our students in setting up their own businesses and participate in many projects in the area of knowledge development. In brief, a dynamic climate in which to work and study.

The Faculty of Science and Technology (700 faculty members, 1100 students) offers a range of bachelor and master courses (NanoTechnology, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Technical Medicine). The faculty’s research is organized in three of the university’s interdisciplinary research institutes: MESA+, BMTI, and IMPACT. These institutes increase the vitality of research by enabling collaboration between programs and disciplines, by providing shared facilities, and by attracting funding for joint projects. They also provide a conduit to industrial partners and help in attracting new faculty.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2500 - 3000
Salaryscale 10.
Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2612
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
We offer a scientific education on a multidisciplinary subject. The assignment is for 4 years, with a go/no-go assessment at the end of the first year. The candidates are expected to finish the project with a PhD thesis and disseminate the results through patents (if applicable), publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences. Your starting salary will be € 2000,- in the first year and up to € 2558,- gross per month in the last year.

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Antoine Kemperman
Telephone number: +31 53 489 2956
E-mail address:

You can apply for this job before 04-01-2009 by sending your
application to:

University of Twente
faculty TNW A. Antoine Kemperman
Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede

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When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT/08/291.
The short URL code for this job opening is: 00355-644.
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The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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