‘Plastic is known to pollute our oceans and water, but in in this case it is used to clean water. I think that’s great!’ says Wiebe de Vos. Together with his colleagues Saskia Lindhoud and Ameya Krishna, the UT membrane scientist developed a sustainable and easy way to produce a membrane based on a novel plastic. It’s use is versatile, and making drinking water is just one of the many possible options.
A dozen of UT-students with backgrounds in Engineering, Industrial Design and Business began building two plastic recycling machines a few months ago. Now functional, the machines were disclosed during an inauguration party held in the DesignLab last night.
ARISE, a new knowledge network at the University of Twente which focuses on sustainable innovations for energy-efficient smart cities, was founded exactly one year ago. To celebrate its first birthday, ARISE organized a symposium today on the topics of Sustainable Energy and Circular Economy.