Saudi Water Academy
Connecting Waterpeople

Gilbert Galjaard is appointed Chief Process Engineer in Nanostone Water

  • Gilbert Galjaard is appointed Chief Process Engineer in Nanostone Water

About the entity

Nanostone Water
Nanostone Water manufactures a unique high surface area ceramic ultrafiltration membrane module for municipal and industrial water/wastewater treatment. Headquartered in the USA, the company has its ISO9001 certified ceramic manufacturing operations.


Nanostone Water, a manufacturer of ceramic ultrafiltration membranes, welcomes Gilbert Galjaard as their new Chief Process Engineer. Mr. Galjaard will be responsible for developing and optimizing system design and operating conditions for the application of the company’s ceramic ultrafiltration product, the CM-151TM. He will also be responsible for the continuous improvement of techno-economic models of ultrafiltration system cost and performance, and will work closely with the product engineering team.

Mr. Galjaard comes to Nanostone Water with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of drinking water technology. In his previous roles, Gilbert has performed a significant amount of research in the membrane technology field as well as held positions of Director of Research and Development, and Chief Technology Officer. His most recent role was with PWN Technologies where he served as CTO since 2014; he has been an integral part of PWN Technologies since its launch from the parent company in 2009. “Gilbert’s experience adds to our depth of knowledge about ceramic membrane applications and more broadly, water treatment technology, so we can provide more optimized solutions to address our customers’ needs,” said Joe Gifford, VP of Research and Development for Nanostone Water.

Additionally, from 2004 to 2014, Gilbert was Chair of the Membrane Technology Program Committee for IWA Leading Edge Conferences and is a member of leading industry professional associations. Since being part of this industry, Mr. Gilbert has written or contributed to over 60 published works. “His dedication to our industry and recognized leadership will have a lasting impact on Nanostone and the industry, we look forward to the contributions he will make with us,” remarked Mr. Gifford.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Topics of interest

The data provided will be treated by iAgua Conocimiento, SL for the purpose of sending emails with updated information and occasionally on products and / or services of interest. For this we need you to check the following box to grant your consent. Remember that at any time you can exercise your rights of access, rectification and elimination of this data. You can consult all the additional and detailed information about Data Protection.