AIFORO is run by Leon Korving. Leon has more than 15 years of experience with the introduction of new technologies for sustainable use of water, energy and resources. Leon has a chemical engineering degree (MSc, cum laude) from the University of Twente in The Netherlands. After his studies he researched vacuum pyrolysis at the Université Laval in Québec, Canada and then worked for 4 years as an environmental process engineer for two engineering and construction firms (Esdex and Raytheon Engineers & Constructors). Before starting AIFORO Leon was member of the management team of SNB for 11 years. SNB operates one of the largest sewage sludge incinerators of Europe and Leon was responsible for process development and environmental matters. Through his work with SNB Leon has become an expert on sewage sludge treatment. For more information on this subject please check the section on sewage sludge on our website and our information on our publications on this subject. Leon Korving is also part-time employed by Wetsus, the Dutch top technology institute for water research. For Wetsus Leon is setting up a research theme on phosphate recovery.

Throughout his work Leon has shown a drive to introduce new technologies for sustainable use of water, energy and resources. The following projects give an impression of his experience.

  • Scientific projectmanager for research theme on phosphate recovery for Wetsus
  • Development of processes to recover phosphate from sewage sludge ash
  • Feasibility studies for gasifcation and supercritical gasifcation of sewage sludge
  • Pilot plant for biological nitrogen removal (Sharon, Anammox, DEMON)
  • Realisation of a flue gas connection to a neigbouring company for exchange of CO2
  • Reduction of N2O emissions from incineration of sewage sludge
  • Realisation of a steam engine for production of green electricity.
  • Development of a process for reuse of oil and starch from potato chips
  • Development & construction of a heating system for vacuum pyrlosis based on molten salts
  • Development of a hardened camfollower for car engines.