Microbially steered removal of REACH micropollutants in wastewater

01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
biological wastewater treatment micropolluents biodegradation
Project description

The aim of this project is the removal of persistent organic micropollutants. The research especially focuses on these substances which cause problems in the context of the REACH legislation, like endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals for human use. The biodegradation of three model compounds by specific consortia will be investigated to develop a new removal strategy for the final effluent treatment.