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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wessling
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.03.2016 to 29.02.2020
EU contribution:
3.175.183,44 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676070.  


Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater


In many cases energy, water and resources contained in wastewater may have significant value if recovered. Therefore, the EU is currently confronted with a paradigm shift from wastewater treatment to resource recovery. To facilitate this shift, the SuPER-W European Joint Doctorate programme trains early-stage researchers (ESRs) in developing technologies for water, energy, nutrient and metal reuse, and bioproduction from (waste)water. The ESRs obtain knowledge and skills needed to turn environmental problems into economic opportunities.


  • Universiteit Gent, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze, Czechia
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain