Optimization of sponge-bed trickling filters for nitrogen removal from anaerobically treated sewage

01 October 2017 → 31 July 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
lab-scale experiments modelling simulation wastewater treatment biological nitrogen removal nitrification-denitrification partial nitritation anammox
Project description

Direct anaerobic treatment of sewage allows energy recovery and is widely applied in Brazil. This project deals with the necessary post-treatment to remove nitrogen and residual carbon, more specifically in sponge-bed trickling filters. The project objectives are (i) optimization of conventional nitrogen removal, (ii) realization and optimization of anammox-based nitrogen removal, and (iii) the evaluation and comparison of both options.