In collaboration with SCK CEN and JRC, we have the expertise to perform and compare adsorption and desorption studies of water soluble and gaseous (radiological) contaminants on different kinds of adsorbents (AC, biochar, zeolites, embedded nanoparticles, …). We execute leaching studies of new developed matrices. ACs are produced from various industrial and agricultural rest streams using pyrolysis and activation. Production facilities for ACs (lab-scale to pilot-scale) are available in house. We also investigate the efficiency of regeneration of these dedicated adsorbents, and assess their performance for special applications in nuclear emergency monitoring, environmental protection and waste treatment. We collaborate closely with SCK CEN, JRC Karlsruhe, and Act & Sorb.