Project

Sulfide-based nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
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
Keywords
wastewater treatment granular sludge denitrification lab-scale experiments physical-based modelling numerical simulation
 
Project description

This doctoral research project focuses on sulfide-based nitrogen removal from anaerobically pretreated municipal wastewater. The first research line concerns the optimization of sulfide-based nitrogen removal over nitrate in granular sludge reactors. The second research line aims at the realization and optimization of a short-cut sulfide-based nitrogen removal process over nitrite. Reducing emissions of the greenhouse gases N2O and methane, constitutes the third objective.