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Biotreatment of alternating recalcitrant pollutants in wastewaters

Objective

This programme addresses the European problems of hazardous wastes and European policies on integrated pollution control. The development of sophisticated biotreatment systems aimed at specific target waste streams is an important area of activity for SMEs, which will be likely be founded as a spin-off if the project is successful. Such SMEs will generate more employment as the enhanced biotreatment technologies move through pilot scale and eventually to process scale. During the project young researchers will be working at all the partner sites, exploiting the multidisciplinary R&D environment and complementary expertise offered by the partner institutes. This will create an impact in the form of highly trained scientists and engineers. A key feature of our trained scientist will be their ability to work in a cross-disciplinary environment. Enhancement of communication and management skills is planned; all "young researchers" on the project will attend a training programme on management and career development.

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Address
Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino De Almeida
4200 Porto
Portugal

Participants (4)

GBF - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Mascheroder Weg 1
38124 Braunschweig
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2AZ London
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Acad. G. Bontchev Street, Block 103
1113 Sofia
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Nijenborgh 4
9747 AG Groningen