Project

EPS management in the OLAND process

Duration
01 October 2007 → 31 January 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
nitrogen removal anammox OLAND water treatment
 
Project description

Oxygen-limited autotrophic nitrification/denitrification (OLAND) is a microbiological process to remove nitrogen from wastewater by partial nitritation and anammox. The biomass structure is determined by extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). This research wants (i) to determine which bacteria produce which EPS, (ii) to elucidate the influence of EPS quantity and composition on the process, and (iii) to reach an optimal EPS production.