About the Multidisciplinary Seminar Program
Created in 1995, the Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Quimica (ETSEQ) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili aims at becoming an international reference in chemical engineering education and research. The ETSEQ is located in an area that is socially and economically very dynamic, and that is home to one of the most important centers of chemical industry in southern Europe.
The Multidisciplinary Seminar Program is both the seminar series for faculty and researchers in the ETSEQ, and a mandatory class for its graduate students. The Program aims at inviting leading international researchers working on areas that are of interest to faculty and researchers in the School.Learn more
Next seminar (Oct. 28, 2016)
What are the options of transforming current wastewater treatment plant into resource recovery hubs? (María Eugenia Suárez Ojeda)
Location: Sala de Graus, ETSEQ
Start time: 12 p.m.
The current wastewater treatment practice consumes a large amount of electricity to aerobically oxidize the organic matter in wastewater, and hence destroying the chemical energy embedded. The need for a paradigm shift from an energy-consuming wastewater treatment process to an energy recovery process has been recognised by the wastewater industry. This presentation will discuss several innovative technologies, and the underpinning science, to achieve the transformation of WWTPs from a large energy consumer to an energy exporter. In particular, she will detail the implementation of the autotrophic biological nitrogen removal in the mainstream using a two-steps approach of stable partial nitritation coupled to Anammox reactor (SAVING-E project). In addition, Dr. Suárez-Ojeda will present her current study about polyhydroxyalkanoates recovery from mixed microbial cultures.More about the next seminar Email announcement
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