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Analysis of Biofilm Solid Interactions Underpinning Wastewater Treatment

Project description

A closer look at particulate–biofilm interactions

One of the most common wastewater treatment processes uses biofilms to transform pollutants. While biofilm process are increasingly important for nutrient removal, there have been limited improvements in the technology. The EU-funded ABSOLUTE project will develop new biofilm-based technologies that are more energy efficient and capable of better resource recovery. Specifically, it will take a closer look at the mechanisms underpinning interactions between particulate organic matter and biofilms. The research will go beyond current state of the art by first building an experimental platform that exploits recent developments in advanced imaging, nanosensors and particle-tracking. Overall, the findings will assist the water sector in moving towards net zero emissions and also in contributing to the circular economy.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 496 268,00
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00