Visit the Industrial User Experience

Are you also involved in industrial water use and challenged to find solutions to re-use or reduce water within your companies processes? Berghof Membranes invites you to join the Industrial User Experience seminar during the Aquatech Amsterdam, where our end user Gert-Jan van Veen from Holland Malt will give a presentation. 


At this seminar Gert-Jan van Veen, Process Engineer of Holland Malt, will present new cutting edge MBR technology which allows Holland Malt to produce malt in a sustainable way.


Holland Malt, part of Bavaria N.V. – a famous beer producer from the Netherlands, is expanding its production of malt in Eemshaven (Groningen). Two additional towers are built, which resulted in double capacity.


Holland Malt Eemshaven has the mission to be the largest and most sustainable malting site in Europe. To succeed in this mission water management is crucial. During the malting process a lot of highly contaminated wastewater is generated. It is one of the most challenging industrial wastewater, with high COD and BOD values.


In order to achieve their goals in quality of discharged permeate and to reuse wastewater for process water, Holland Malt Eemshaven did choose for the external filtration solutions from Berghof Membranes. The intelligent and self-regulating Biopulse® membrane skids provide a major contribution to lowering the water consumption of the malting site.


Are you curious what benefits Holland Malt Eemshaven experience from external sidestream MBR filtration? Please feel free to visit the Industrial User Experience at Wednesday 1st of November from 15:00 hours till 16:30 hours at booth #07.272 (hall 7).



Meet Antonio Sempere, our new Regional Sales Manager EMEA

"Working for a company that has passion, innovation and professionalism mixed with a lot of experience and high quality products makes sure I will love my job at Berghof Membranes!’’

Berghof Membranes is very happy to introduce our new family member Antonio Sempere. Antonio will be managing our EMEA region.


After finishing his engineering education at the University in Spain and his Master in Business Process Management, Antonio was excited to enter the work field. "My career has been a slow consistent movement from technical jobs to sales and management. Twenty years ago I was a R&D guy, five years later I became a product manager and since 2010 I have been managing technical sales in the European water market’’.


Antonio worked in different positions in various companies, ranging from small University Spin-offs to multinationals. In 2010 Antonio was hired by an ultrafiltration membrane manufacturer as a sales manager. "The company had just started, so besides all the strategic and commercial tasks I had to participate in product definition, start-ups and many more. I even had to define the program logic and order the pumps of the first projects I sold for them. Certainly that was one of the best studies I followed. We were always working with the most challenging waters and I loved it’’.


Now Antonio became a member of the Berghof Membranes family. Asking him why he has chosen to work for Berghof Membranes, the answer is easy: "Berghof Membranes has passion, innovation and professionalism mixed with a lot of experience and a high quality manufacturing process. Chances for growth are extraordinary. I am sure I will love my work here’’


As sales manager you need to have a lot of technical knowledge, empathy, consistency and enthusiasm. "I always do everything to support our customers during the whole period of the projects. From covering the early stages of the projects, such as feasibility and design, to the last stages, such as replacements and upgrades. My aim is to make our customers experience a carefree process across all these stages. Customers and relationships can expect a trustworthy and a reliable partner in me. I will help them in every possible way to have a successful project!’’.


Want to know more about our new colleague Antonio Sempere? He would like to get in contact with you.

Phone:          +34 671 39 99 97


Meet Antonio during Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 | October 31 – November 3 | booth nr: 01.436





Berghof Membranes at International Conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production

From 6th till 8th February the eighth conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production (MDIW) took place in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. This event was hosted by the European Desalination Society (EDS) and Wetsus (centre of excellence for sustainable water technology).

The conference gives an overview of the most recent developments in membrane technology and membrane processes. During the MDIW a connection was made between scientists, engineers, operators, government departments, consulting firms and managers from the (waste)water industry.

Berghof Membranes is a leading membrane supplier with a strong focus on innovation and R&D and therefore was asked to present about commerlization of innovative membrane solutions.

Our new Head of Technology -Piotr Dlugolecki, PhD- gave a presentation about bringing innovations to the water market. The first part of the presentation was focused on engineering innovations such as the fully adaptable “Biopulse” system. This innovative product, which is already proven in the field was very well received by the audience. The Biopulse system shows that smart technologies can support wastewater plant operators and increase their efficiency. This self-regulating membrane system automatically adapts to changing wastewater conditions with the aim to operate at the lowest possible velocity, as result end-users save on their operational costs.

The second part of the presentation was focused on development of tubular forward osmosis (FO) membranes in partnership with Aquaporin Asia. Piotr Dlugolecki explained that, besides demand driven innovations, Berghof Membranes is focusing on a - technology push innovation. By developing tubular FO membranes the company is creating solutions to a demand that the market is yet unaware of. As a result of doing this, Berghof Membranes distinguish itself from competitors. The FO modules are already produced at pilot scale and initial test results are very promising. The next step in this development is to define sweet spots and applications for this highly innovative membrane technology.







Aquaporin Asia Pte. Ltd. and Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH announce game changing innovation during SIWW

Singapore, - Aquaporin Asia Pte. Ltd. (Aquaporin Asia) and Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH (Berghof Membranes) announce the joint development of a tubular based Aquaporin Inside™ Forward Osmosis Technology during the Singapore International Water Week.

Both companies have a rich history in treating industrial process streams and wastewater. A combined passion for innovation is what binds the companies. Aquaporin and Berghof Membranes both have an office in Singapore to support customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Their local presence and an ongoing forward osmosis R&D project with funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation and administered by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) makes the Singapore International Water Week an excellent platform to share this revolutionary news.

Unique selling proposition

The ultimate goal of the partners is to increase the profitability of end-users by lowering the costs of industrial water treatment. Aquaporin Asia and Berghof Membranes aim to utilize the inherent low-fouling properties of the tubular membrane geometry to develop forward osmosis modules. Currently, high-fouling wastewater streams are treated at high costs for technology end-users; with this innovation Aquaporin Asia and Berghof Membranes believe that they can provide the best solution for sustainable industrial growth. 

Pioneering Partnership

The successful partnership started when Aquaporin Asia and Berghof Membranes decided to initiate an R&D collaboration two years ago. Since then, the partners teamed closely to develop forward osmosis tubular modules with superior performance. 

 Starting November 3rd 2014, Aquaporin Asia commenced a 3-year R&D project (1301-IRIS-02) titled: "Aquaporin based biomimetic forward osmosis membranes: from lab scale production of membranes to pilot production and industrial test bedding of membrane modules". The 2.5 million $ SGD research grant is supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Environment & Water Research Programme and administered by PUB. The end goal of the project is to demonstrate the cost saving potential of the Aquaporin Inside™ Forward Osmosis Technology through industrial test bedding, which involves collaborations with numerous external industrial players, including Berghof Membranes.

More information
If you want to know more about the Forward Osmosis technology please visit the website of our R&D partner Aquaporin.