Project

Upgrading of effluents from manure processing to re-usable water for agricultural purposes

Duration
01 May 2009 → 31 August 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Biotechnology for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
Keywords
waste water purification anaerobic digestion constructed wetlands manure processing
 
Project description

Currently it is technically/economically feasible to process effluents from manure processing to dischargeable water through constructed wetlands or filtration following anaerobic digestion. In this project we aim at characterising these effluent types (physico-chemical and bacteriological) as well as listing the high-grade/low-grade options for re-use of this water. Finally, also an overview of polishing techniques suitable for upgrading of these wastewaters will be generated. The ultimate goal is to achieve re-use of purified effluents.