Interest (only keywords): chemical wastewater treatment, biological wastewater treatment, nutrient recycling, ecological sanitation, energy effective technologies, synthetic liquid fuel
* Development of a source separating wastewater treatment system for remote tourist facilities (EU FP7 project “SANBOX”)
* Treatment and reuse of high loaded liquid effluent from a biogas plant using polyculture systems (project founded by the Swiss federal commission for technology and innovation CTI)
Project title (PhD)
Optimizing of compact wastewater treatment units for small communities and ships
Analyzing and modeling key parameters, processes and interactions related biological and chemical treatment to high loaded wastewater as a contribution to the development of source separating sanitation systems for small communities and ships.
The PhD research aims to increase knowledge on characteristic and options for the combination of biological and chemical treatment methods and nutrient recycling for high loaded wastewater. The study started with characterizing the blackwater from a vacuum sewer system to get data on key parameters regarding biological treatment and reuse of nutrients. A first research focus was taken on the assessment of a novel pretreatment system using a combination of chemically enhanced mechanical screening/sedimentation and organic filter regarding removal and reuse of particulate matter and phosphorous. Aim is to gather knowledge on the interaction between treatment methods.