Project

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

Duration
01 August 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • (Waste)water treatment processes
    • Environmental engineering modelling
    • Environmental technologies
Keywords
wastewater treatment biological nitrogen removal demo-scale experiments modelling simulation
 
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 innovative nitrogen removal, and (iii) the evaluation and comparison of both options.