NX Filtration founder wins AMTA 2024 Hall of Fame award for advancing clean water solutions

Founder and CTO of NX Filtration Erik Roesink’s dedication to enhancing clean and affordable water has earned him the nonprofit organisation American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) 2024 Hall of Fame award.

Erik Roesink, founder and CTO, NX Filtration

Throughout his career, Roesink has been a trailblazer in the field of membrane technology, in the development of hollow fibre polyethersulfone (PES) membranes for microfiltration, ultrafiltration (UF), and nanofiltration applications worldwide. His journey began in 1985 at X-flow in the Netherlands, where he played a role in revolutionising membrane technology.

In light of climate change and water challenges, Roesink’s commitment to solutions with reduced chemical and energy footprints stands as a beacon of hope

As a professor at the University of Enschede, Roesink continued his work, focusing on hollow fibre membranes with nanofiltration characteristics. His vision was clear — to introduce a new membrane technology capable of addressing global water challenges, particularly micropollutants, while minimising energy and chemical footprints.

AMTA is dedicated to solving water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology

The culmination of Roesink’s efforts led to the founding of NX Filtration in 2016, marking a milestone in the industry. Since then, NX Filtration has emerged as a provider of hollow fibre nanofiltration (HFNF) membrane technology for producing pure water and wastewater reuse applications worldwide.

NX Filtration’s HFNF membranes, spearheaded by Roesink’s research, have demonstrated effectiveness in removing micropollutants such as pesticides, hormones, per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), pharmaceuticals, and colour, along with bacteria and viruses. These achievements have been realised with reduced energy consumption and chemical dosing compared to traditional UF and reverse osmosis (RO) membrane combinations.

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