NX Filtration has named Geert-Henk Koops as its technical director. In his new role, he will be responsible for product development, quality control and the implementation of continuous improvement processes.
He said: “I am inspired by NX Filtration’s sustainable membrane products that address the water industry’s challenges of today, related to increasing concentrations of small and harmful organic micropollutants in our drinking water and wastewater. NX Filtration’s hollow fibre nanofiltration technology offers an efficient and sustainable solution to remove such micropollutants in a simple process with virtually no pre-treatment, relatively low energy consumption and a high tolerance for chlorine and solids.
“NX Filtration’s focus on sustainability is truly holistic. This starts with their mission to make clean and affordable water available for everyone. In addition, NX Filtration’s membranes realise significant CO2 savings compared to traditional membranes. And NX Filtration is also applying environmentally friendly and responsible production processes. Being part of building a successful green and innovative company with an entrepreneurial team excites me a lot.”
The former global technology leader at SUEZ will bring a wealth of international membrane technology experience from his long career where he led a global team of approximately 100 researchers and engineers responsible for product development in the field of water treatment.
Prior to that, Koops was with GE Water & Process Technologies, where he was responsible for R&D and led the global technology team of their ultrafiltration and membrane bioreactor division. Erik Roesink, CTO of NX Filtration, concluded: “We are expanding rapidly around the world, with many growth opportunities for our hollow fibre nanofiltration membrane technology. Geert-Henk’s extensive experience in membrane technology will not only help us in scaling up our production processes and improving efficiencies, but also in further building out our development process