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My passion for water, sewage and environmental protection

Water can be described as the most precious resource on earth. It is the basis of life for plants, animals and people, be it as drinking water or to create living space. Water in bodies of water or as groundwater is important for our habitat. Groundwater in particular should be subject to the highest level of protection, since it is only possible, if at all, to remediate polluted groundwater with great effort. The precautionary principle is therefore immensely important.

  • - I can actively contribute to the above tasks
  • - The combination of science and sales is exactly "mine".
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37 years of experience and expertise
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It is hardly possible to list all the professions that deal with water. Water experts work, for example, at universities and research centers, at state and municipal institutes and offices, at water-related associations and water supply companies or the innovative companies that manufacture and sell water technologies. 

Water experts are sought after in energy supply companies, water and soil associations, state or private research institutes and last but not least in industrial companies or engineering offices. An important field of activity is drinking water treatment. Iron(II), manganese(II) and ammonium usually have to be eliminated from groundwater, algae and other suspended matter have to be removed from lake and dam water and ultimately the water must not be “aggressive” towards materials. Disinfection processes for hygienic safety are also part of the research areas. Drinking water quickly becomes waste water. 

Water chemists deal with many substances used in households, industry and agriculture such as sweeteners, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Of course, the chemists are not satisfied with the analysis, but try to show ways of reducing the pollution of our waters. 

The meanwhile established nutrient elimination in sewage treatment plants would not have been possible without the cooperation of water chemists. The introduction of more extensive wastewater treatment using activated carbon sorption or ozonation is currently an important topic in water chemistry. 

After all, modern industrial production and energy supply are also inconceivable without water. After fuel, water is the second most important resource for operating the water-steam cycle in large-scale power plants. And the quality requirements there far exceed those of drinking water, as in modern chip production. Ensuring and checking this requires knowledge of water chemistry. In industry in particular, the need for appropriate specialists is growing, as people are increasingly looking for solutions that make production processes more efficient and protect the environment, for example through increased recycling and reuse of water.  

1800

Pilot testings

16000+

Chemical & Biological Analysis

37

Years in water treatment

17

Years in leadership positions
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Chemical water treatment
Research & Development
Disinfection & Hygiene
Drinking water treatment
Wastewater treatment
Why I Am Different

Inquisitive generalist

A lot of water is required in industry and is contaminated by a wide variety of pollutants within the most diverse production processes. Unfortunately, most of the industrial wastewater is wasted. Industrial wastewater is not just industrial wastewater. Municipal wastewater also places the highest demands on treatment and requires specific pre- and post-treatment. The applications for municipal and industrial water treatment and wastewater treatment are as diverse as the industries are. The goal is always the same: the contaminated or untreated water and waste water is treated in such a way that it can be (re)used directly or in a production process. It is my passion to develop industry-specific, individual solutions for optimal processing

How it all developed

My CV as a timeline

1975-(1979)-1985
Education
primary and secondary school
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1985-1988
education
Apprenticeship as "supply and disposal company, specializing in waste water"
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www.brueggen.de

1988-1994
Municipality of Brüggen / Lower Rhine
Deputy operations manager (COO) and laboratory manager at the sewage treatment plant of the municipality of Brüggen
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www.brueggen.de

1994-1995
Commercial schools of the city of Mönchengladbach
High school diploma (chemical engineering)
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1995-2002
HS Niederrhein, Krefeld
Study of chemical engineering, focus on water chemistry / water technology
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1995-2002
Jobs as a working student / student trainee during my studies
3M Germany GmbH, Profikids arsmedia GmbH, NeueMedienWerkstatt GmbH
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2003-2007
Chemie + Wasser Lohbeck GmbH
Area Sales Manager (NRW, NDS, SA, HH, SH)
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www.lohbeck-chemie.de
Chemical water treatment of steam boilers and cooling and process water
2007-2009
Dr O. Hartmann Chemietechnik GmbH
Regional Sales Manager (North & West Germany, BeNeLux)
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www.dr-hartmann-chemie.de
Chemical and apparatus-based water treatment of cooling circuits, steam boilers and drinking and process water
2009-2017
Nordic Water GmbH
Sales Director (Continental Europe), Authorized Signatory
09 NW 300x300 - Über mich

www.nordicwater.com


Distribution of DynaSand© sand filters, Lamella© separator lamella clarifiers, DynaDisc© disc and DynaDrum© drum filters, biologically activated filters and BAK and GAK filters

2017-2020
Enexio Water Technologies GmbH
Global Sales Director, Company officer with statutory authority
10 ewt 300x300 - Über mich
www.enexio-water-technologies.com
Sales of random or structured packings, lamella separators, cooling tower components, IFAS, biofilm processes, trickling filters, rainwater storage elements and components for mass transfer
2021 (6 months)
Con-Tex GmbH Watersolutions
International Business Development Manager
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www.con-tex-gmbh.eu
2021-2022
Vision Green Solutions GmbH
Head of Sales
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www.visiongreensolutions.com


Market launch, presentation and implementation of diaphragm electrolysis (disinfection with HOCl) on the global market

2023 - ...
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What people say about me 😉

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Within a very short time, Stephan developed a concept that could hold back 99.9% of all zebra mussels.

Barbara H / David L
Project Manager / Technical Director (Refinery DE)

With his amazing background knowledge and experience, Stephan was able to optimize our trickling filters and find the problem in operation and process.

Arun N
Project Manager (Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant UAE)

Stephan helped us a lot to fight against cryophyll bacteria. Now we have a good and reliable solution.

Henry B
Technical Manager (Dairy DE)

Mr Jakobs optimized our steam boiler. We save around 6000 euros per year in treatment chemicals.

Simone B
CEO (Laundry DE)

Mr. Jakobs developed a completely new technology for removing impurities from waste water with a high COD content.

Karl M
Technical Director (Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Belgium)

With a new technology we can now secure the drinking water supply in urban areas in Egypt.

Aisha K
Scientist (Military Egypt)