Project

Bioelectrochemical systems as concentration cells for nutrients and organics

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Physical chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
resource recovery manure anaerobic digestion fermentation
 
Project description

Biocatalysis can be combined with membrane electrolysis for the production and separation of nutrients such as nitrogen and potassium. In this project we will develop a novel method to harvest organic acids from fermentation besides improving anaerobic digestion.