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Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater


Joint doctoral training certificates

Joint doctoral training certificates, awarded to ESRs who have successfully finished the training programme

PhD degrees

List of PhDs of ESRs that have finished their PhD within the timeframe of the 3 years

Outreach tools

Novel outreach activities and tools for summer camps and youth associations

Integration of SuPER-W into CAPTURE and R²T

Integration of SuPER-W into the Resource Recovery Technology (R²T) partnership ( and in CAPTURE, a new Open Marketplace Research Centre focused on Resource Recovery Technology, both established at UGent.

Closing event (symposium)

Closing event, where the ESRs will give a final presentation, summarising their achievements. This closing event will take the form of a symposium organised under the umbrella of IWA, where also external participants will be allowed to present their data.


Growth screening of wild type pseudomonas strains for biological valorization of lignin model compounds

Author(s): Juan E. Ramírez-Morales, P. Czichowski, R. Braun, L. M. Blank, K. Rabaey, M. A. Rosenbaum
Published in: Growth screening of wild type Pseudomonas strains for biological valorization of lignin model compounds, 2018
DOI: 10.18154/RWTH-2018-224904

Anaerobic sludge digestion: Single system versus two-stage one

Author(s): Iryna Lanko, Prof. Ivet Ferrer, Prof. Pavel Jenicek
Published in: ICETI 2018, 2nd International Conference on Environmental Technology and Innovations, 21-22.11.2018, Issue 24.01.2019, 2019, Page(s) 128-135

Life cycle assessment of high rate algal ponds for wastewater treatment and resource recovery

Author(s): Larissa Terumi Arashiro, Neus Montero, Ivet Ferrer, Francisco Gabriel Acién, Cintia Gómez, Marianna Garfí
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 622-623, 2018, Page(s) 1118-1130, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.051

Contaminants removal and bacterial activity enhancement along the flow path of constructed wetland microbial fuel cells

Author(s): Marco Hartl, Diego F. Bedoya-Ríos, Marta Fernández-Gatell, Diederik P.L. Rousseau, Gijs Du Laing, Marianna Garfí, Jaume Puigagut
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 652, 2019, Page(s) 1195-1208, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.234

Biofilm compressibility in ultrafiltration: A relation between biofilm morphology, mechanics and hydraulic resistance

Author(s): Morez Jafari, Nicolas Derlon, Peter Desmond, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht, Eberhard Morgenroth, Cristian Picioreanu
Published in: Water Research, Issue 157, 2019, Page(s) 335-345, ISSN 0043-1354
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.03.073

Fate of priority pharmaceuticals and their main metabolites and transformation products in microalgae-based wastewater treatment systems

Author(s): María Jesús García-Galán, Larissa Arashiro, Lúcia H.M.L.M. Santos, Sara Insa, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz, Damià Barceló, Ivet Ferrer, Marianna Garfí
Published in: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Issue 390, 2020, Page(s) 121771, ISSN 0304-3894
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121771

The effect of primary treatment of wastewater in high rate algal pond systems: Biomass and bioenergy recovery

Author(s): Larissa T. Arashiro, Ivet Ferrer, Diederik P.L. Rousseau, Stijn W.H. Van Hulle, Marianna Garfí
Published in: Bioresource Technology, Issue 280, 2019, Page(s) 27-36, ISSN 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.01.096

Effect of biofilm structural deformation on hydraulic resistance during ultrafiltration: A numerical and experimental study

Author(s): Morez Jafari, Peter Desmond, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht, Nicolas Derlon, Eberhard Morgenroth, Cristian Picioreanu
Published in: Water Research, Issue 145, 2018, Page(s) 375-387, ISSN 0043-1354
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.08.036

MFC-based biosensor for domestic wastewater COD assessment in constructed wetlands

Author(s): C. Corbella, M. Hartl, M. Fernandez-gatell, J. Puigagut
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 660, 2019, Page(s) 218-226, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.347

Natural pigments from microalgae grown in industrial wastewater

Author(s): Larissa T. Arashiro, María Boto-Ordóñez, Stijn W.H. Van Hulle, Ivet Ferrer, Marianna Garfí, Diederik P.L. Rousseau
Published in: Bioresource Technology, Issue 303, 2020, Page(s) 122894, ISSN 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.122894

A transition in the Dutch wastewater system? The struggle between discourses and with lock-ins

Author(s): Ampe, K.V.J.; Paredis, Erik; Asveld, L.; Osseweijer, P.; Block, Thomas
Published in: ISSN=1523-908X;TITLE=Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Issue Volume 22, 2020 - Issue 2, 2019, Page(s) 155-169, ISSN 1523-908X
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.10033226.v1

Open microbiome dominated by Clostridium and Eubacterium converts methanol into i-butyrate and n-butyrate

Author(s): Shengle Huang, Robbert Kleerebezem, Korneel Rabaey, Ramon Ganigué
Published in: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Issue 04 April 2020, 2020, ISSN 0175-7598
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-020-10551-w

A critical review of resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants – market supply potentials, technologies and bottlenecks

Author(s): Philipp Kehrein, Mark van Loosdrecht, Patricia Osseweijer, Marianna Garfí, Jo Dewulf, John Posada
Published in: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, Issue 6/4, 2020, Page(s) 877-910, ISSN 2053-1400
DOI: 10.1039/c9ew00905a

Freestanding PAC/CNT microtubes remove sulfamethoxazole from water through a temperature-assisted cyclic process

Author(s): Mojtaba Mohseni, Pietro Postacchini, Kristof Demeestere, Gijs Du Laing, Süleyman Yüce, Matthias Wessling
Published in: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Issue 392, 2020, Page(s) 122133, ISSN 0304-3894
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122133

Partial integration of ADM1 into CFD: understanding the impact of diffusion on anaerobic digestion mixing

Author(s): Yohannis Mitiku Tobo, Usman Rehman, Jan Bartacek, Ingmar Nopens
Published in: Water Science and Technology, 2020, ISSN 0273-1223
DOI: 10.2166/wst.2020.076

Crown ether containing polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for lithium recovery

Author(s): Mohammad Kazemabad, Arne Verliefde, Emile R. Cornelissen, Arnout D'Haese
Published in: Journal of Membrane Science, Issue 595, 2020, Page(s) 117432, ISSN 0376-7388
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117432