ir. H.J. Zwijnenberg (Harmen)


About Me

Harmen Zwijnenberg is researcher and since 1999 working for the European Membrane Institute on membrane and polymer transport related projects in close cooperation with industry.

In the past years he worked with several different membranes technologies with a focus on transport phenomena and process optimization. Within the group his expertise is often used on the field of bipolar membrane (BP) electrodialysis (ED) membrane development, the application of (BP)ED in f.i. harsh conditions (chlorination, organic solvents, extreme pH) and projects for the food or diary industry and side stream valorization. Next to this he worked on several projects with organic solvent nanofiltration including pilot design and construction and the more traditional ultra and nanofiltration for aqueous applications. Since about 10 years he also worked extensively on gasseparation and the fabrication/spinning and characterization of gasseparation hollow fiber membranes.

Before his work here: He studied chemical engineering and graduated in 1994 in the membrane technology group at the UT with prof. Strathmann. After his graduation he worked 4 years in Wageningen at the Agrotechnological Research Institute on module design and membrane technologies like electrodialysis, organic solvent nanofiltration and catalytic membrane reactors.


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Catalytic Oxidation
Molecular Weight
Amino Acids
Cyanogen Bromide

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander (building no. 27), room 322
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander  322
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands