Jos Pâques receives honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology

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Jos Pâques receives honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology

January 03
13:29 2012

Delft University of Technology confers an honorary doctorate on Jos Pâques, owner and founder of the water technology company Paques. The conferring will take place during the celebration of the 170th Dies Natalis of Delft University of Technology on Tuesday, the 10th of January 2012.

Delft University of Technology wants to honor Jos Pâques for his authoritative entrepreneurship in the field of environmental biotechnology. Particularly his capacity and courage to scale up developments at universities to industrial scale and subsequently to valorize these developments worldwide, is appreciated.

Over the past decades a wide variety of technologies has been developed and successfully introduced to the market. A portfolio of around 15 sustainable technologies offers the opportunity to provide integrated solutions to the market that combine water reuse, energy production and reclamation of valuable resources.

Rob Heim, Managing Director of Paques:”We are proud with the honorary doctorate conferred on Jos Pâques. For us it is a recognition of the innovation power of our company and a source of inspiration to continue the development and valorization of sustainable technologies”.

Jos Pâques will receive the honorary doctorate during the 170th Dies Natalis of Delft University of Technology on 10 January 2012.


About Paques

Biotechnology that purifies water and gas is Paques’ profession. Revitalizing resources is our motto.

Paques helps companies to contribute to the major challenges of today: to reduce water and carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources. Paques’ anaerobic water purification systems produce energy from wastewater, whilst purifying the water and facilitating water reuse. The biogas produced in the purifying process is a source of green energy. Since the introduction of our first BIOPAQ® reactor in 1981, close cooperation with our partners has resulted in a broad portfolio for integrated water and gas treatment. Paques’ technologies have proven to be cost-effective and reliable solutions.

 Paques offers a broad range of services, ranging from feasibility studies, consultancy and engineering to mechanical and electrical contracting. The portfolio for water treatment is wide and includes flexible anaerobic treatment, aerobic treatment, (biological) sand filtration, nitrogen removal, sulphate removal, phosphate recovery and removal and metal removal. For (bio)gas treatment, Paques offers a very efficient desulphurisation technology. Customers of Paques are active in virtually every municipal and industrial market, such as food and beverages, pulp and paper, biofuels, metal and mining and chemicals.

 More information:

Rob Heim, Managing Director Paques Holding B.V.

Telephone +31 514 60 85 00, e-mail info@paques.nl


Prof.dr.ir. Mark van Loosdrecht, Delft University of Technology

Telephone +31 6 51 56 06 98, e-mail info@tudelft.nl


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