Mariska Ronteltap PhD, MSc

Senior Lecturer in Sanitary Engineering

Biography

Mariska Ronteltap holds a Masters' degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland.

At IHE Delft, Mariska is involved in research and education on MSc and PhD level and several online courses, and has been part of research and capacity building projects for both the public and private sector, all in the field of sanitation.

Main fields of interest cover:

Memberships include International Water Association (IWA) and Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA); for IWA, Mariska is the Secretary to the Specialist Group on Resource Oriented Sanitation.

Main activities:

  • Post-graduate education on Sanitary Engineering (graduate level, distance learning, training and capacity building).
  • Research on Sanitary Engineering, particularly in poor urban settings and recovery of nutrients, water and energy (PhD and MSc supervision).
  • Projects in the field of Sanitary Engineering and Capacity Building.

See also:

 

Publications

Books

  1. Strande, L., Ronteltap, M., & Brdjanovic, D. (Eds.). (2014). Faecal Sludge Management. London SW1H 0QS, UK: IWA Publishing.
  2. Strande, L., Ronteltap, M., & Brdjanovic, D. (Eds.). (2015). Manejo de Lodos Fecales. Londres SW1H 0QS, UK: IWA Publishing.
  3. Velkushanova, T., Strande, L., Ronteltap, M., Koottatep, T., Brdjanovic, D. Methods for Faecal Sludge Analysis. London SW1H 0QS, UK: IWA Publishing. In preparation.
  4. Ronteltap, M. (2009). Phosphorus recovery from source-separated urine through the precipitation of struvite. Diss., Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule ETH Zurich, Nr.18134, 2009.

 Articles

  1. Riungu J. N., Ronteltap M., Van Lier J. B. (2018). Build-up and impact of volatile fatty acids on E. coli and A. lumbricoides during co-digestion of urine diverting dehydrating toilet (UDDT-F) Faeces. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (WASHDev-D-17-00160-Accepted).
  2. Andreev, N., Ronteltap, M., Boincean, B., & Lens, P. N. L. (2018). Lactic acid fermentation of human excreta for agricultural application. Journal of Environmental Management, 206, 890-900. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.11.072
  3. Andreev, N., Ronteltap, M., Boincean, B., & Lens, P. N. L. (2017). Treatment of Source-Separated Human Feces via Lactic Acid Fermentation Combined with Thermophilic Composting. Compost Science & Utilization, 25(4), 220-230. doi:10.1080/1065657X.2016.1277809
  4. Andreev, N., Ronteltap, M., Boincean, B., Wernli, M., Zubcov, E., Bagrin, N., . . . Lens, P. N. L. (2017). Lactic acid fermentation of human urine to improve its fertilizing value and reduce odour emissions. Journal of Environmental Management, 198, 63-69. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.059
  5. Andreev, N., Ronteltap, M., Lens, P. N. L., Boincean, B., Bulat, L., & Zubcov, E. (2016). Lacto-fermented mix of faeces and bio-waste supplemented by biochar improves the growth and yield of corn (Zea mays L.). Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 232, 263-272. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.08.012
  6. Katukiza, A. Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C. B., Kansiime, F., & Lens, P. N. L. (2015). Grey water characterisation and pollutant loads in an urban slum. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 12(2), 423-436. doi:10.1007/s13762-013-0451-5
  7. Rubio-Rincon, F. J., Lopez-Vazquez, C. M., Ronteltap, M., & Brdjanovic, D. (2014). Seawater for phosphorus recovery from urine. Desalination, 348(0), 49-56. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2014.06.005
  8. Katukiza, A. Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C. B., Kansiime, F., & Lens, P. N. L. (2014). Grey water treatment in urban slums by a filtration system: Optimisation of the filtration medium. Journal of Environmental Management, 146(0), 131-141. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.07.033
  9. Katukiza, A. Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C. B., Kansiime, F., & Lens, P. N. L. (2014). A two-step crushed lava rock filter unit for grey water treatment at household level in an urban slum. Journal of Environmental Management, 133(0), 258-267. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.12.003
  10. Katukiza, A. Y., Ronteltap, M., van der Steen, P., Foppen, J. W. A., & Lens, P. N. L. (2014). Quantification of microbial risks to human health caused by waterborne viruses and bacteria in an urban slum. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 116(2), 447-463. doi:10.1111/jam.12368
  11. Uddin, S. M., Ronteltap, M., & Lier, J. B. v. (2013). Assessment of urine diverting dehydrating toilets as a flood-resilient and affordable sanitation technology in the context of Bangladesh. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 3(2 ), 87–95. doi:10.2166/washdev.2013.113
  12. Andreev, N., Ronteltap, M., Boincean, B., & Lens, P. (2013). The effect of a terra preta-like soil improver on the germination and growth of radish and parsley. Paper presented at the Terra Preta Sanitation, Hamburg.
  13. Andreev, N., Garcia Alvarez, M., Wendland, C., Klimek, F., Ronteltap, M., & Lens, P. (2012). A concept for a sustainable sanitation chain based on semi-centralized production of terra preta for Moldova. Paper presented at the 4th International Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere, Finland.
  14. Katukiza, A. Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C. B., Foppen, J. W. A., Kansiime, F., & Lens, P. N. L. (2012). Sustainable sanitation technology options for urban slums. Biotechnology Advances, 30(5), 964-978. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2012.02.007
  15. Ronteltap, M., Maurer, M., Hausherr, R., & Gujer, W. (2010). Struvite precipitation from urine – Influencing factors on particle size. Water Research, 44(6), 2038-2046. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2009.12.015
  16. Ronteltap, M., & Sirait, N. L. E. (2010). Urine Separation - Opportunities for Developing Countries. Water Practice & Technology, 5(4), 1-19. doi:10.2166/wpt.2010.101
  17. Katukiza, A. Y., Ronteltap, M., Oleja, A., Niwagaba, C. B., Kansiime, F., & Lens, P. N. L. (2010). Selection of sustainable sanitation technologies for urban slums — A case of Bwaise III in Kampala, Uganda. Science of the Total Environment, 409(1), 52-62. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.032
  18. Ronteltap, M., Khadka, R., Sinnathurai, A. R., & Maessen, S. (2009). Integration of human excreta management and solid waste management in practice. Desalination, 248(1–3), 369-376. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2008.05.077
  19. Baghoth, S. A., Maeng, S. K., Salinas Rodriguez, S. G., Ronteltap, M., Sharma, S., Kennedy, M. D., & Amy, G. (2008). An Urban Water Cycle Perspective of Natural Organic Matter (NOM): NOM in Drinking Water, Wastewater Effluent, Storm water, and Seawater. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 8(6), 701-707. doi:10.2166/ws.2008.146
  20. Ronteltap, M., Maurer, M., & Gujer, W. (2007). Struvite precipitation thermodynamics in source-separated urine. Water Research, 41(5), 977-984. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2006.11.046
  21. Ronteltap, M., Maurer, M., & Gujer, W. (2007). The behaviour of pharmaceuticals and heavy metals during struvite precipitation in urine. Water Research, 41(9), 1859-1868. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2007.01.026
  22. Gerbens-Leenes, W., Hoekstra, A., Holland, R., Koch, G., Moss, J., Ndebele, P., Orr, S., Ronteltap, M., De Ruyter van Stevenink, E., (2007), Water neutrality: A concept paper.  http://www.indiaresource.org/campaigns/coke/2008/Waterneutrality.pdf
  23. Balk, M., Weijma, J., Goorissen, H. P., Ronteltap, M., Hansen, T. A., & Stams, A. J. M. (2007). Methanol utilizing Desulfotomaculum species utilizes hydrogen in a methanol-fed sulfate-reducing bioreactor. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 73(5), 1203-1211. doi:10.1007/s00253-006-0590-4
  24. Rieckermann, J., Daebel, H., Ronteltap, M., & Bernauer, T. (2006). Assessing the performance of international water management at Lake Titicaca. Aquatic Sciences, 68(4), 502-516. doi:10.1007/s00027-006-0863-0
  25. Ronteltap, M., Rieckermann, J., & Daebel, H. (2004). Managements Efforts at Lake Titicaca. The Science and Politics of International Freshwater Management. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.