Meet our team …
Dr. Mikael Khan is Aqua Enviro’s General Manager. He has over 20 years experience managing operations and teams, developing products and process plants, traversing the journey from technical concepts through to manufacturing and scale-up, and business development. He has worked across a range of industries focusing on energy and water in product development and business development roles.
He has a keen interest in industrial water treatment processes and has been involved in the rollout of new technologies for waste water treatment in the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and food & beverage sectors. This has involved developing a deep understanding of a range of water treatment technologies from primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment processes, identifying and developing solutions to help clients overcome their water treatment challenges.
He has experience of managing multi-site projects, process and design engineering teams across the UK, Europe, MENA and China and has been involved in setting up businesses and operations in the UK and China.
Sarah is a CIM Chartered Marketer with over 20 years marketing and event management experience. She joined the company back in 2000 and has successfully delivered over 150 technical conferences and seminars; establishing Aqua Enviro as one of the UK’s leading wastewater conference providers.
Sarah work closely with the technical team to create events that address the practical challenges and emerging industry issues. Sarah and her team also manage two annual conferences; the European Wastewater Management Conference and the European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference which both attract over 250+ attendees from across the globe. In 2020 both these events were successfully delivered virtually and were attended by a record number of delegates.
Sarah and her team also offer an Event Management service – past clients include UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), Constructed Wetland Association (CWA), Newcastle University and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
Sarah is also responsible for Aqua Enviro’s marketing and works closely with the Business Development team to develop and deliver a range of activities to promote our technical services and raise brand awareness.
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Frances is a certified (DMI) Digital Marketing Professional with over 20 years event management and marketing experience. Since joining Aqua Enviro back in 2003, she has successfully delivered over 120 conferences/seminars/exhibitions, addressing the challenges and emerging hot topics of the water sector.
Flagship events include the European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference & Exhibition and European Wastewater Management Conference; both annual events attracting over 300 delegates from around the world. Frances works with independent steering committees and the Aqua Enviro technical team to produce topical and engaging conference programmes.
Frances has managed events on behalf of several large clients including UKWIR, CIWEM, the Constructed Wetland Association (CWA) and Newcastle University. The events team have a proven track record for delivering bespoke events and work flexibly to provide an event management service tailored to suit the client.
Frances also supports with wider-company branding, social media, web development/optimisation and digital marketing.
Dr Aderlanio da Silva Cardoso is an environmental engineer (BSc from UFT, Brazil) with MSc in Bioenergy (UFT, Brazil) and PhD in Chemical engineering (Imperial College London, UK), working as Technical Specialist at SUEZ Aqua Enviro. He has been working in the fields of biowaste-to-energy and biowaste to chemicals, wastewater treatment and monitoring for about 14 years in academia as a scientific researcher and lecturer.
As an environmental engineer consultant, Aderlanio has assisted clients to meet their compliance requirements in relation to biowaste and wastewater management and treatment. He has extensive experience in analysing, interpreting and reporting on data and managing wastewater sampling and analysis.
Aderlanio has knowledge and practical experience in monitoring aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment, along with anaerobic digester – AD plants. In addition to the biological processes, he has experience in chemical and thermochemical treatment processes such as pyrolysis and hydrothermal (e.g., sub and supercritical water) processes to treat waste and wastewater.
Aderlanio is a member of ICheme and has a special interest in projects and innovation in the anaerobic digestion and biowaste and wastewater treatment sectors in order to meet net zero, working as a Project Manager at SUEZ Aqua Enviro in order to help our clients to meet their environmental objectives.
Kevin joined Aqua Enviro in 2017 as a member of the laboratory team. He then joined the Technical team as a Process Scientist and has since become the Technical Specialist in microbiology.
Having delivered a range of projects from bespoke laboratory testing to on-site troubleshooting, he also manages the Biochemical methane potential (BMP) & Residual biogas potential (RBP) services at Aqua Enviro.
Kevin’s background in microbiology and molecular biology has allowed him to contribute to innovative developments at Aqua Enviro including research into wastewater metagenomics and wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE).
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