We are honored to invite you to attend the IWA Biofilms: Granular Sludge Conference 2018 that we organize on March 18-21, 2018 in Delft, The Netherlands.

Granular sludge has been fascinating to researchers and engineers over the past decades across redox conditions. It offers ways to efficiently retain biomass, intensify biological wastewater treatment processes, meet with always more stringent discharge standards, and recover valuable water resources. We aim to bring together and to activate debate across the multiple disciplines needed to understand these small biofilm ecosystems: engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, chemists, physicists, mathematical modellers, and innovation technologists. All pioneers, freshmen, and leaders of the field are welcome to critically discuss the state-of-the-art of granular sludge, visit latest-generation installations, and anticipate future breakthroughs and developments.

Please look at the promotional video made by our excellent young professionals!

We look forward to welcoming you to Delft, the birth place of the found father of microbiology, van Leeuwenhoek and Dutch painter Vermeer. See you at the Delft School of Microbiology for what we hope will be a meeting to remember.


On behalf of the conference board,


Merle de Kreuk and David Weissbrodt (Conference Chairs)

Delft, March 20, 2017


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