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Conceiving Wastewater Treatment in 2020 - Energetic, environmental and economic challenges


Member List Chair: Gerasimos Lyberatos Co-chair: Maria Concetta Tomei Secretary: Francesco Fatone Member 1: Mona Arnold Member 2: Giorgio Bertanza Member 3: Roberto Canziani Member 4: Marta Carballa Member 5: Sandra Contreras Member 6: Carlos Dosoretz Member 7: Santi Esplugas Member 8: Alberto Figoli Member 9: Celal F. Gokcay (Gรถkรงay) Member 10: Evina Katsou Member 11: Pawel Krzeminski Member 12: Giusy Lofrano Member 13: Simos Malamis Member 14: Giuseppe Mascolo Member 15: Irene Mozo Member 16: Peep Pitk Member 17: Daniele Renzi Member 18: Isam Sabbah Member 19: Joanna Surmacz-Gรณrska Member 20: Eoin Syron Member 21: Eveline Volcke


Gerasimos Lyberatos GREECE National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Professor Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Technology School of Chemical Engineering lyberatos@chemeng.ntua.gr www.chemeng.ntua.gr/the_people/g.lyberatos/_en

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Biological Nutrient Removal

Anaerobic Digestion of sludge and agricultural wastes

Pretreatment (thermal, chemical, enzymatic) for lignocellulosic wastes

Biohydrogen production

Microbial fuel cells

Two-phase bioreactors

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Antonopoulou G., Gavala H., Skiadas, I.V. and Lyberatos G., "Modelling of fermentative hydrogen production from sweet sorghum extract based on modified ADM1", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37,1, 191-208, (2012) Antonopoulou, G., Stamatelatou, K., Bebelis, S., Lyberatos, G. "Electricity generation from synthetic substrates and cheese whey using a two chamber microbial fuel cell", Biochemical Engineering Journal, 50 (1),p.p.10-15 (2010)


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Kornaros, M., Dokianakis, S.N., Lyberatos, G., «Partial nitrification/denitrification can be attributed to the slow response of nitrite oxidizing bacteria to periodic anoxic disturbances», Environmental Science and Technology,44 (19 ),pp.7245-7253, (2010) Ntaikou I., Kourmentza C., Koutrouli E., Stamatelatou Κ., Zampraka A., Kornaros M., Lyberatos G., "Exploitation of olive oil mill wastewater for combined biohydrogen and biopolymers production", Bioresource Technology, 100 (15), pp. 3724-3730 ,(2009) Pakou C., Kornaros M., Stamatelatou K. and Lyberatos G., "On the fate of LAS, NPEOs and DEHP in municipal Sewage Sludge during composting", Bioresource Technology, 100 (2009) 1634-1642 Antonopoulou G., Stamatelatou K., Venetsaneas N., Kornaros M., and G. Lyberatos, Biohydrogen and Methane Production from Cheese Whey in a TwoStage Anaerobic Process, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2008, 47, 5227-5233, (2008)

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Maria Concetta Tomei ITALY Water Research Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) (www.irsa.cnr.it) Senior researcher Water Treatment Section http://www.irsa.cnr.it/ShCard.php?lang=en&id=2 8 tomei@irsa.cnr.it

Research Interests  Biodegradation processes of xenobiotic compounds in aqueous matrices and soil  Innovative technologies for urban and industrial wastewater treatment  Two-phase partitioning bioreactors (TPPBs)  Modeling of biological processes in wastewater treatment  Stabilization processes of sludge produced in urban and industrial wastewater treatment plants Key Publications •

Tomei, M.C. and Daugulis, A.J., (2013): Feasibility of operating a solid-liquid bioreactor with used automobile tires as the sequestering phase for the biodegradation of inhibitory compounds," Journal of Environmental Management 125, 7-11.


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Tomei M.C., Rita S., Mosca Angelucci D., Annesini M.C., Daugulis A.J. (2011): Treatment of substituted phenol mixtures in single phase and two-phase solidliquid partitioning bioreactors, J of Hazardous Materials, 191, 190-195. Daugulis A.J., Tomei M.C., Guieysse B. (2011): Overcoming Substrate Inhibition During Biological Treatment of Mono-Aromatics: Recent Advances in Bioprocess Design. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology, 90, 1589-1608. Tomei M.C., Annesini M.C., Sara R., Daugulis A.J. (2010): Two phase partitioning bioreactors operating with polymers applied to the removal of substituted phenols, Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 7254-7259. Tomei M.C., Braguglia C.M., Cento G., Mininni G. (2009): Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion of Sludge. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 39(12), 1003–1051. Tomei M.C., Annesini M.C., Prpich G.P., Daugulis A.J. (2009): Biodegradation of 4-nitrophenol in a Two Phase System Operating with Polymers as the Partitioning Phase, Environmental Science & Technology, 43, 7105–7110

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Francesco Fatone ITALY University of Verona (UNIVR) Assistant Professor Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department of Biotechnology francesco.fatone@univr.it www.dbt.univr.it/?ent=persona&id=3540; www.labicab.it Research Interests •

Biological Nutrient Removal and Recovery

Membrane Bioreactors

Non-conventional and emerging contaminants in WWTPs

Real-time control of activated sludge processes

Decentralized integrated anaerobic-aerobic treatment of municipal wastewater and foodwaste

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Frison N., Katsou E., Malamis S., Bolzonella D., Fatone F. "Biological nutrients removal via nitrite from the supernatant of anaerobic co-digestion using a pilotscale sequencing batch reactor operating under transient conditions", Chemical Engineering Journal, In press (2013) Battistoni P., Paci B. Fatone F., Pavan P. "Phosphorus removal from anaerobic supernatants: Start-up and steady-state conditions of a fluidized bed reactor full-scale plant, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45 (2) pp. 663-669 (2006) Fatone F., Di Fabio S., Bolzonella D., Cecchi F. "Fate of aromatic hydrocarbons in Italian municipal wastewater systems: An overview of wastewater treatment using conventional activated-sludge processes (CASP) and membrane bioreactors (MBRs)" Water Research, 45 (1),p.p.93-104 (2011)


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Fatone F. Battistoni P., Pavan P., Bolzonella D., Cecchi F. "Long-term experience with an automatic process control for nitrogen removal in membrane bioreactors", Desalination, 227 (1-3), pp.72-84, (2008) Cavinato C., Bolzonella D., Fatone F., Cecchi F., Pavan P. "Optimization of twophase thermophilic anaerobic digestion of biowaste for hydrogen and methane production through reject water recirculation", Bioresource Technology 102 (18) pp. 8605-8611 (2011) Battistoni P., Fatone F., Passacantando D., Bolzonella D. "Application of food waste disposers and alternate cycles process in small-decentralized towns: A case study" Water Research, 41 (4), pp. 893-903 (2007

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Mona Arnold Finland VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) Programme Manager, principal Scientist Green Solutions for Water and Waste http://www.vtt.fi/research/spearhead_gww.jsp mona.arnold@vtt.fi

Research Interests •

Membrane processes

Biosolid valorisations

Biohydrogen production

Micropollutant detection and removal

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Kymäläinen, M.; Lähde, K.; Arnold, Mona; Kurola, J.M.; Romantschuk, M.; Kautola, H. 2012. Biogasification of biowaste and sewage sludge - Measurement of biogas quality Journal of Environmental Management . Elsevier. Vol. 95 (2012) No: Suppl. March, S122-S127 Arnold, M; Merta, E 2011. Towards energy self-sufficiency in wastewater treatment by optimized sludge treatment. Water Practice & Technology. IWA Publishing. Vol. 6 (2011) No: 4 Wendling L, Blomberg, P, Priha O and Arnold M. 2013. Phosphorus sorption and recovery using mineral-based materials: sorption mechanisms and potential phytoavailability. Applied Geochemistry 2013 (in press)


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Kaartinen, T., Jermakka, J. and Arnold, M. 2013 Strategies for mining water pollution control: Removing arsenic with sorption techniques. Latin America Water Week, 17 - 22 of March 2013 Vina del Mar, Chile

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Giorgio Bertanza ITALY University of Brescia Full Professor Sanitary-Environmental Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Land and Environment and Mathematics giorgio.bertanza@ing.unibs.it

http://www.unibs.it/dipartimenti/ingegneria-civilearchitettura-territorio-e-ambiente/personale-deldipartimento/professori-ordinari-e-straordinari/profbertanza-giorgio

Research Interests •

Aeration control strategies for energy saving in activated sludge plants

Micropollutants removal: conventional and advanced treatments

Innovative procedures for techno-economic-environmental assessment of wastewater and sludge treatment systems

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)

Aerobic thermophylic treatment of high strength wastewaters and sludge

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M. Papa, R. Pedrazzani, G. Bertanza (2013) “How green are environmental technologies? A new approach for a global evaluation: the case of WWTP effluents ozonation” - Water Research, 47, 3679-3687. G. Bertanza, M. Papa, R. Pedrazzani, C. Repice, G. Mazzoleni, N. Steimberg, D. Feretti, E. Ceretti, I. Zerbini (2013). EDCs, estrogenicity and genotoxicity reduction in a mixed (domestic + textile) secondary effluent by means of


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ozonation: a full-scale experience. Science of the Total Environment, 458-460 (2013) 160-168 G. Bertanza, R. Pedrazzani, M. Dal Grande, M. Papa, V. Zambarda, C. Montani, N. Steimberg, G. Mazzoleni, D. Di Lorenzo (2011): “Effect of biological and chemical oxidation on the removal of estrogenic compounds (NP and BPA) from wastewater: An integrated assessment procedure” – Water Research, 45, 2473 – 2484. G. Bertanza, M. C. Collivignarelli, B. M. Crotti, R. Pedrazzani (2010): “Integration between chemical oxidation and membrane thermophilic biological process” – Water Science and Technology, 61.1, 227-234. P. Baroni, G. Bertanza, C. Collivignarelli, V. Zambarda (2006): “Process improvement and energy saving in a full scale wastewater treatment plant: air supply regulation by a fuzzy logic system” – Environmental Technology, Vol. 27, pp. 733-746. C. Collivignarelli, G. Bertanza, R. Pedrazzani (2000): “A comparison among different wastewater disinfection systems: experimental results” Environmental Technology, Vol. 21, pp. 1-16.

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Roberto Canziani ITALY Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI - Technical University of Milan) Associate Professor Sanitary Environmental Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Environmental Section roberto.canziani@polimi.it http://www.diiar.polimi.it/p?n=r.canziani Research Interests •

Biological Nitrogen Removal (advanced processes, biomass activity assessment)

Sludge treatment processes and management

Tertiary treatments

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Scaglione D., Tornotti G., Teli A., Lorenzoni L., Ficara E., Canziani R., Malpei F. (2013) Nitrification Denitrification via Nitrite in a Pilot-Scale SBR Treating the Liquid Fraction of Co-Digested Piggery/Poultry Manure and Agro-Wastes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 228, 15 July, 935–943. Gardoni D., Vailati A., Canziani R. (2012) Decay of ozone in water: a review, Ozone Science and Engineering, 34, 4, 234-242. Spinosa L., Ayol A., Baudez J.-C., Canziani R., Jenicek P., Leonard A., Rulkens W., Xu G., van Dijk L. (2011) Sustainable and Innovative Solutions for Sewage Sludge Management, Water, 3 (2), 702-717. Canziani R. (2011) Chapter “Italy”, in: Wastewater Sludge: a global overview of the current status and future prospects. 2nd Edition, IWA Publishing, London, pp. 15-20. ISBN 13: 9781843393887.


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Gardoni D., Ficara E., Fornarelli R., Parolini M., Canziani R. (2011) Long term effects of the ozonation of the sludge recycling stream on excess sludge reduction and biomass activity at full-scale. Wat. Sci. Tech., vol. 63, n.9, pp. 2032-2038. Azzellino A., Antonelli M., Canziani R., Malpei F., Marinetti M., Nurizzo C. (2011) Multivariate Modelling of Disinfection Kinetics: A Comparison Among Three Different Disinfectants, Desalination and Water Treatment, Volume 29, 128139. Fiocchi N., Ficara E., Bonelli S., Canziani R., Ciappelloni F., Mariani S., Pirani M., Ratini P., Mazouni D., Harmand J. (2008) Automatic set-point titration for nitrification monitoring in SBRs. Wat. Sci. Tech., 58 (2), pp. 331-336. Ficara E., Canziani R. (2007) Monitoring denitrification by pH-stat titration, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 98, 3, 369-377.

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Marta Carballa SPAIN University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) Postdoctoral researcher - Lecturer Group of Environmental Engineering and Bioprocesses (Biogroup) Department of Chemical Engineering School of Engineering marta.carballa@usc.es http://www.usc.es/biogrup/?q=user/533 Research Interests •

Anaerobic (co-) digestion of solid wastes

Anaerobic microbial ecology

Pre-treatments of solid wastes

Micropollutants removal

Resource recovery

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Fernandez-Fontaina, E., Pinho, I., Carballa, M., Omil, F., Lema, J.M. (2013). Biodegradation kinetic constants and sorption coefficients of micropollutants in membrane bioreactors. Biodegradation 24(2), 165-177. Fernandez-Fontaina, E., Omil, F., Lema, J.M., Carballa, M. (2012). Influence of nitrifying conditions on the biodegradation and sorption of emerging micropollutants. Water Research 46 (16), 5434-5444. Regueiro, L., Carballa, M., Álvarez, J.A., Lema, J.M. (2012). Enhanced methane production from pig manure anaerobic digestion using fish and biodiesel wastes as co-substrates. Bioresource Technology 123, 507-513.


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Regueiro, L., Veiga, P., Figueroa, M., Alonso-Gutierrez, J., Stams, A.J., Lema, J.M., Carballa, M. (2012). Relationship between microbial activity and microbial community structure in six full-scale anaerobic digesters. Microbiological Research 167 (10), 581-589. Carballa, M., Smits, M., Etchebehere, C., Boon, N., Verstraete, W. (2011). Correlations between molecular and operational parameters in continuous labscale anaerobic reactors. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 89 (2), 303314.

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Sandra Contreras SPAIN Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV) Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Engineering School of Chemical Engineering sandra.contreras@urv.cat

Research Interests •

Advanced Oxidation Processes

Catalytic Ozonation

Fenton-like process with in-situ generation of hydrogen peroxide

Recalcitrant and micropollutant compounds removal

Removal of nitrates by selective hydrogenation

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Key Publications •

A.Aristizábal, S. Contreras, N.J. Divins, J. Llorca, F. Medina. “Pt-Ag/activated carbon catalysts for water denitration in a continuous reactor: Incidence of the metal loading, Pt/Ag atomic ratio and Pt metal precursor”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,127, 351-362 (2012) A. Aristizábal, S. Contreras, N. Barrabés, M. Kolafa, J. Llorca, D. Tichit, F. Medina, J. Sueiras. “Catalytic reduction of nitrates on Pt promoted Cu hydrotalcitederived catalysts: Effect of the Pt-Cu alloy formation”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 110(2), 58-70 (2011)


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M. S. Yalfani, S. Contreras, F. Medina, J. Sueiras. “Enhanced Cu activity in catalytic ozonation of clofibric acid by incorporation into ammonium dawsonite”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 107(1-2), 9-17 (2011) M. S. Yalfani, S. Contreras, F. Medina, J. Sueiras. “Hydrogen substitutes for the in situ generation of H 2 O 2 : An application in Fenton’s reaction”. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 192, 340-346 (2011) A. Aristizábal, M. Kolafa, S. Contreras, M. Domínguez, J. Llorca, N. Barrabés, D. Tichit, F. Medina. “Catalytic activity and characterization of calcined CuZnAl hydrotalcites in nitrate reduction reaction”. Catalysis Today, 175(1), 370-379, (2011) M. S. Yalfani, A. Georgi, S. Contreras, E. Küster, F. Medina, F.D. Kopinke. “Chlorophenol degradation using a one-pot reduction-oxidation process”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 104, 161-168 (2011) M.S. Yalfani, S. Contreras, J. Llorca, M. Dominguez, J.E. Sueiras, F. Medina. “Simultaneous in situ generation of hydrogen peroxide and Fenton reaction over Pd-Fe catalysts”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (44), 1467314676 (2010) M. S. Yalfani, S. Contreras, F. Medina, J. Sueiras. “Phenol degradation by Fenton's Process using catalytic in situ generated hydrogen peroxide”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 89 (3-4), 519-526 (2009). R.F. Dantas, C. Sans, S. Contreras, S. Esplugas. “Abatement of 4-Chlorophenol in Aqueous Phase by Ozonation Coupled with a Sequencing Batch Biofilm Reactor (SBBR)”, Ozone Science & Engineering, 30(6), 447-455 (2008). M. S. Yalfani, S. Contreras, F. Medina, J. Sueiras. “Direct generation of hydrogen peroxide from formic acid and O2 using heterogeneous Pd/γ-Al 2 O 3 catalysts”, Chemical Communications, 33, 3885-3887 (2008) R.F. Dantas, S. Contreras, C. Sans, S. Esplugas. “Sulfamethoxazole abatement by means of ozonation”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 150 (3), 790-794 (2008).

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Carlos Dosoretz ISRAEL Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) Professor Environmental Biotechnology Division of Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering carlosd@tx.technion.ac.il http://cee.technion.ac.il/carlosd

Research Interests •

Advanced wastewater treatment and reuse

Effluents desalination

Biofouling

Micropollutants removal

Microbial degradation of toxic organic compounds

Bioreactors

Key Publications •

Ronen A., R. Semiat and C.G. Dosoretz. Impact of ZnO embedded feed spacer on biofilm development in membrane systems, Water Res. 47, 6628–6638, 2013.

Gur-Reznik S., S.P. Azerrad; Y. Levinson; Heller-Grossman, and C.G. Dosoretz. Iodinated contrast media oxidation by nonthermal plasma: the role of iodine as a tracer. Water Res. 45:5047-5057, 2011. Eshed L., S. Yaron and C.G. Dosoretz. The effect of cross-flow on the development of the biofouling layer on pressure driven-membrane separation systems. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:7338–7347, 2008.


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Ivnitsky H., I. Katz, D. Minz, G. Volvovic, E. Shimoni, E. Kesselman, R. Semiat and C.G. Dosoretz. Bacterial community composition and structure of biofilms developing on nanofiltration membranes applied to wastewater treatment. Water Res. 41:3924-3935, 2007.

Geffen N., R. Semiat, M.S. Eisen, Y. Balazs, I. Katz and C.G. Dosoretz. Boron removal from water by complexation to polyol compounds. J. Membrane Sci. 286:45-51, 2006. Ward, G., Y. Hadar, I. Bilkis, and C.G. Dosoretz. Mechanistic features of lignin peroxidase catalyzed oxidation of substituted phenols and 1,2dimethoxyarenes. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 39726–39734, 2003.

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Santi Esplugas SPAIN University of Barcelona (UB) Professor Chemical Engineering Faculty of Chemistry santi.esplugas@ub.edu http://www.ub.edu/eq/cat/recerca_AOP.html

Research Interests •

Advanced Oxidation Processes for water treatment and reuse

Micro-pollutants removal in wastewater

Coupling AOP-Biological treatments

Biomass characterization

Solar Photo-catalysis applied to environment

Water reuse

Water disinfection

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De la Cruz, N., Dantas, R.F., Giménez, J. and Esplugas, S. “Photolysis and TiO2 photocatalysis of the pharmaceutical propranolol: Solar and artificial light”, Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 130-131 (2013) 249-256 Huanosta-Gutiérrez, T. , Dantas, R., Ramírez-Zamora, R.M. and Esplugas, S. “Evaluation of copper slag to catalyze advanced oxidation processes for the removal of phenol in water”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 213– 214 (2012) 325-330


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Penru, Y., Guastalli, A.R., Esplugas, S. and Baig, S. “Application of UV and UV/H2O2 to seawater: Disinfection and natural organic matter removal”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 233 (2012) 40-45 Dantas, R., Dominguez, V., Cruz, A., Sans, C. and Esplugas, S. “Application of advanced oxidation for the removal of micropollutants in secondary effluents”, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination 2 (2) (2012) 121-126 Bayarri, B., Giménez, J., Curcó, D. and Esplugas, S. “Direct evaluation of the absorbed photon flow in a photocatalytic reactor by an actinometric method”, Chemical Engineering Journal 200-202 (2012) 158-167 F. Méndez-Arriaga, S. Esplugas and Giménez, J. “Degradation of the emerging contaminant ibuprofen in water by Photo-Fenton”, Water Research 44 (2010) 589-595

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Alberto Figoli ITALY INSTITUTE ON MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY – NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER (ITM-CNR) Senior Researcher a.figoli@itm.cnr.it www.itm.cnr.it

Research Interests •

Membrane Processes in Environmental Applications

Membrane Preparation, Modification and Characterisation

Pervaporation

Encapsulation by Membrane Technology

Membranes in Food Packaging

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P. Mondal, S. Bhowmick, D. Chatterjee, A. Figoli, B. Van der Bruggen, Remediation of inorganic arsenic in groundwater for safe water supply: A critical assessment of technological solutions, Chemosphere, 92, Issue 2 (2013) 157-170 J. Song, .X Li, A. Figoli, H. Huang, C. Pan, T. He, B. JiangComposite hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes for recovery of glyphosate from saline wastewater, Water Research, 47 (6), (2013) 2065-2074 A. Mirmohseni, M.S. Seyed Dorraji, A. Figoli, F. Tasselli, Chitosan hollow fibers as effective biosorbent toward dye: Preparation and modeling, Bioresource Technology, 121 (2012) 212-220 A. Criscuoli, S. Majumdar, A. Figoli, G. C. Sahoo, P. Bafaro, S. Bandyopadhyay, E. Drioli, As(III) oxidation by MnO2 coated PEEK-WC nanostructured capsules, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 211–212 (2012) 281-287


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A. Figoli, A. Cassano, A. Criscuoli, S. Mozumder, T. Uddin, A. Islam, E. Drioli, Influence of operating parameters on the arsenic remval by nanofiltration, Water Research 44 (2010) 97-104. J. Hoinkis, S. A. Deowan, V. Panten, A. Figoli, R.R. Huang, E. Drioli, Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Technology – a Promising Approach for Industrial Water Reuse, Procedia Engineering, 33 (2012) 234-241 F. Tasselli, A. Mirmohseni, M.S. Seyed Dorraji, A. Figoli, Mechanical, swelling and adsorptive properties of dry–wet spun chitosan hollow fibers crosslinked with glutaraldehyde, Reactive and Functional Polymers (73) 1 (2013) 218-223 A. Dobrak, A. Figoli, S. Chovau, F. Galiano, S. Simone, I.F.J. Vankelecom, E. Drioli, B. Van der Bruggen, Performance of PDMS membranes in pervaporation: Effect of silicalite fillers and comparison with SBS membranes, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 346 (2010) 254-264 S. Chovau, A. Dobrak, A.Figoli, F. Galiano, S.Simone, E. Drioli, S.K. Sikdar, B. Van der Bruggen, Pervaporation performance of unfilled and filled PDMS membranes and novel SBS membranes for the removal of toluene from diluted aqueous solutions, Chemical Engineering Journal, 159 (2010) 37-4618.

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Celal F. Gokcay (Gökçay) TURKEY Middle East Technical University (METU) Professor Environment Engineering Faculty of Engineering cfgokcay@metu.edu.tr

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Micro-pollutants removal in wastewater Micro-pollutants removal in biological sludge Substrate pre-treatment for anaerobic treatment Membrane biological reactor treatment Modelling of biological treatment processes Water reuse

Key Publications • M. Muz, M.S. Ak, O.T. Komesli, C.F. Gokcay a. An ozone assisted process for •

treatment of EDC’s in biological sludge. Chemical Engineering Journal 217 (2013) 273–280. O. T. Komesli, S. Bakırdere, C. Bayören and C. F Gokcay. Simultaneous determination of selected endocrine disrupter compounds in wastewater samples in ultra trace levels using HPLC-ES-MS/MS. Environment and Assessment DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2334-x (Published online 13 Sept. 2011). M. Muz, M. S. Sonmez, O. T. Komesli, S. Bakırdere and C.F. Gokcay. Determination of selected natural hormones and endocrine disrupting compounds in domestic wastewater treatment plants by liquid chromatography


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electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry after solid phase extraction. Analyst 2012, 137 (4), 884 – 889. M. S. Sönmez, M. Muz, O. T. Komesli, S. Bakırdere, C. F. Gökçay. An Ultrasound Aided Sequential Extraction Method for the Determination of Selected Endocrine Disrupter Compounds at trace levels in Sewage Sludge Samples from Turkey by using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS. Clean Air Water Soil. 2012 : DOI: 10.1002/clen.201100403 U. G. O. Yucel, C. Fi Gokcay. Effect of Initial Azo Dye Concentration and Biomass Acclimation on Sludge Digestion and Dye Co-treatment. Clean-Soil, Air, Water Vol 38, No: 4, 387-393. 2010 U. G. Ozkan-Yucel, C. F. Gökçay. Application of ADM1model to a full-scale anaerobic digester under dynamic organic loading conditions. Environmental Technology Vol 31, No: 6, 633-640. 2010 B.K. Taşeli, C.F Gökçay, A.Gürol, Influence of nickel (II) and chromium (VI) on the laboratory scale rotating biological contactor. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol. 35, No:9, 1033-1039, 2008 H. Moral, A. Aksoy, C.F Gökçay. Modeling of the activated sludge process by using artificial neural networks with automated architecture screening. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 32, No:10, 2471-2478, 2008. D. Kaya, F.B. Dilek and C.F. Gökçay. Reuse of lagoon effluents in agriculture by post-treatment in a step feed dual treatment process Desalination; Vol 215, (13), 29-36. 2007 O.T.Komesli, K. Teschner, W. Hegemann and C. F. Gokcay. Vacuum membrane application in domestic wastewater reuse. Desalination; Vol 215, (1-3), 2228.2007. C.F. Gokcay, O.T. Komesli, M. Muz, M. S. Ak. Treatment of Xenobiotics During Anaerobic Degradation and It's Enhancement upon Post-ozonation of the Anaerobically Treated Sludge: (Prosc. CD Article No. 000526) 6th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment-ASCE, January 7-9, 2013. İzmir, Turkey O.T.Komesli, M. Muz, C.F. Gokcay, S.M. Ak. Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, EDCs, Observed in Turkish Domestic Effluents and Their Treatability in Wastewater Treatment Plants. (Prosc. CD Article No. 000606) 6th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment-ASCE, January 7-9, 2013. İzmir, Turkey.

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Evina Katsou ITALY University of Verona (UNIVR) Post-doctoral researcher Chemical Engineering Department of Biotechnology ekatsou@yahoo.gr; evangelia.katsou@univr.it

Research Interests • Biological nutrients removal • Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment • Use of low-cost adsorbents for heavy metals removal • Regeneration of adsorbents polluted with heavy metals Key Publications •

N. Frison, E. Katsou, S.Malamis, D.Bolzonella, F.Fatone (2013) Biological nutrients removal via nitrite from the supernatant of anaerobic co-digestion using a pilot-scale sequencing batch reactor operating under transient conditions, Chemical Engineering Journal, 230, 595-604 S. Malamis, E. Katsou, N. Frison, S. Di Fabio, C. Noutsopoulos, F. Fatone, Start-up of the completely autotrophic nitrogen removal process using low activity anammox inoculum to treat low strength UASB effluent, Bioresource Technology Accepted, doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.08.134. S. Di Fabio, S. Malamis, E. Katsou, G. Vecchiato, F. Cecchi, F. Fatone (2013) Are centralized MBRs coping with the current transition of large petrochemical areas? A pilot study in Porto-Marghera (Venice), Chemical Engineering Journal, 214, 68-77.


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E. Katsou, S. Malamis, K. Takopoulos, P. Demetriou, M. Loizidou (2012) Assessment of metal removal, biomass activity and RO concentrate treatment in a MBR-RO system, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 209-210, 1-8. E. Katsou, S. Malamis, T. Kosanovic, K. J. Haralambous (2012) Application of adsorption and ultrafiltration processes for the pre-treatment of several industrial wastewater streams, Water Air and Soil Pollution, 223, 5519-5534. E. Katsou, S. Malamis, M. Tzanoudaki, K.J. Haralambous & M. Loizidou (2011) Regeneration of natural zeolite polluted by lead and zinc in wastewater treatment systems, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 189, 773-786.

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Pawel Krzeminski NORWAY Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) Research Scientist Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Section www.niva.no pawel.krzeminski@niva.no http://no.linkedin.com/in/pawelkrzeminski

Research Interests •

Membranes in water treatment

Membrane bioreactors (MBRs)

Energy saving, recovery and production

Water reuse and resource recovery

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P. Krzeminski, A. Iglesias-Obelleiro, G. Madebo, J.M. Garrido, J.H.J.M van der Graaf, J.B. van Lier (2012). Impact of temperature on raw wastewater composition and activated sludge filterability in full-scale MBR systems for municipal sewage treatment, Journal of Membrane Science 423-424, pp. 348361 Pawel Krzeminski, Jaap H.J.M. van der Graaf, Jules B. van Lier (2012). Specific energy consumption of membrane bioreactor (MBR) for sewage treatment, Water Science and Technology 65 (2), pp. 380-392 P. Krzeminski, J.A. Gil, A.F. van Nieuwenhuijzen, J.H.J.M. van der Graaf, J.B. van Lier (2012). Flat sheet or hollow fibre – comparison of full-scale membrane bioreactor configurations, Desalination and Water Treatment 42 (1-3), pp. 100-106 P. Krzeminski, W. Langhorst, P. Schyns, D. de Vente, R. Van den Broeck, I.Y. Smets, J.F.M. Van Impe, J.H.J.M van der Graaf and J.B. van Lier (2012). The


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optimal MBR configuration: hybrid versus stand-alone – comparison between three full-scale MBRs treating municipal wastewater, Desalination 284, pp. 341348 J.A. Gil, P. Krzeminski, J.B. van Lier, J.H.J.M. van der Graaf, T. Wijffels, D. Prats (2011). Analysis of the filterability in industrial MBRs. Influence of activated sludge parameters and constituents on filterability, Journal of Membrane Science 385-386, pp. 96-109

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Giusy Lofrano ITALY PhD Sanitary-Environmental Engineering emails: glofrano@unisa.it ; giusylofrano@gmail.com UNIVERSITY OF SALERNO Department of Chemistry and Biology Adjunct Lecturer of Environmental Impact Assessment SALERNO PROVINCE - WASTE DIVISION Consultant scientist

Research Interests • Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) • Sources, fluxes and removal of emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals, personal care products, nanoparticles) • Industrial pollution control • Wastewater reuse • Environmental Impact Assessment Key Publications • •

G. Lofrano, S. Meriç, G. E. Zengin, D. Orhon (2013) Chemical and biological treatment technologies for leather tannery chemicals and wastewaters: A review. Sci. Tot. Environ.461-462: 265-281. G. Lofrano (Editor) Green Technologies For Wastewater Treatment: Energy Recovery And Emerging Compounds Removal (2012) Springer-London (UK) ISBN 978-94-007-1429-8


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G. Lofrano (Editor) Emerging Compounds Removal From Wastewater: Natural And Solar Based Technologies (2012) Springer – London (UK) ISBN 978-94-0073915-4 G. Lofrano, S. Meriç, M. Inglese, A.D. Nikolaou, V. Belgiorno (2010) Treatment of leather tanning wastewater and two agents by Fenton oxidation processes. Desal. Wat. Treat. 23: 1-8. G. Lofrano, L. Rizzo, Grassi M., V. Belgiorno. (2009). Advanced oxidation of catechol: a comparison among photocatalysis, Fenton and photo-Fenton processes. Desalination 249: 878-883. G. Lofrano, E. Aydin, F. Russo, M. Guida, V. Belgiorno, S. Meriç (2008) Characterization and fluxes of leather tanning bath chemicals in a large tanning district area, Italy. Water Air Soil Pollut. Focus 8: 529-542. G. Lofrano, S. Meriç, A. Nikolau, V. Belgiorno, R.M.A. Napoli (2007) Fenton and Photo-Fenton treatment of a synthetic tannin used in leather tannery: a multiapproach study. Wat. Sci. Technol. 55:.53-61. V. Belgiorno, L. Rizzo, D. Fatta, C. Della Rocca, G. Lofrano, A. Nikolaou, V. Naddeo, S. Meriç (2007) Review on endocrine disrupting-emerging compounds in urban wastewater: occurrence and removal by photocatalysis and ultrasonic irradiation for wastewater reuse. Desalination 215: 166-176

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Simos Malamis ITALY University of Verona (UNIVR) Marie Curie Research Fellow Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Biotechnology malamis.simos@gmail.com

Research Interests • Biological via nitrite phosphorus and nitrogen removal •

Membrane fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs)

Removal of organic and inorganic contaminants by MBRs

Adsorption using low cost minerals for heavy metals removal from wastewater

Key Publications •

S. Malamis, E. Katsou, N. Frison, S. Di Fabio, C. Noutsopoulos, F. Fatone (2013) Startup of the completely autotrophic nitrogen removal process using low activity anammox inoculum to treat low strength UASB effluent, Biores. Technol. 148 (2013) 467–473 S. Malamis, E. Katsou, S. Di Fabio, D. Bolzonella, and F. Fatone, Biological nutrient removal from the supernatant originating from the anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, Crit. Rev. Biotechnol. Accepted, doi:10.3109/07388551.2013.791246. S. Di Fabio, S. Malamis, E. Katsou, G. Vecchiato, F. Cecchi, F. Fatone (2013) Are centralized MBRs coping with the current transition of large petrochemical areas? A pilot study in Porto-Marghera (Venice), Chem. Eng. J. 214, 68-77.


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N. Melian-Martel, J.J. Sadhwani, S. Malamis, M. Ochsenkühn-Petropoulou (2012) Structural and chemical characterization of long-term reverse osmosis membrane fouling in a full scale desalination plant, Desalination. 305, 44-53. A. Thanos, E. Katsou, S. Malamis, K. Psarras, E.A. Pavlatou, K.J. Haralambous (2012) Evaluation of modified mineral performance for chromate sorption from aqueous solutions, Chem. Eng. J. 211-212, 77-88. S. Malamis, A. Andreadakis, D. Mamais, C. Noutsopoulos (2011) Investigation of long-term operation and biomass activity in a membrane bioreactor system, Water Sci. Technol. 63, 1906-1912. S. Malamis, A. Andreadakis (2009) Fractionation of proteins and carbohydrates of extracellular polymeric substances in a membrane bioreactor system, Biores. Technol. 100, 3350-3357.

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Giuseppe Mascolo ITALY Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Ricerca Sulle Acque (CNR-IRSA) Water Research Institute (IRSA) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy Senior Scientist giuseppe.mascolo@ba.irsa.cnr.it

http://new.irsa.cnr.it/ShCard.php?lang=it&id=85

Research Interests • • • • • •

Identification of degradation products during water and wastewater treatments; Mechanisms of by-products formation during organic pollutants degradation; Determination of organic pollutants in wastewater, sludge and soils; Thermal decomposition of hazardous materials by incineration; Understanding formation of products of incomplete combustion (PICs) during sewage sludge incineration; Process modifications for sewage sludge incineration to minimize PICs emissions.

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F. Petronella, S. Diomede, E. Fanizza, G. Mascolo, A. Agostiano, M. L. Curri, R. Comparelli. Photodegradation of Nalidixic Acid assisted by TiO2 nanorods/Ag nanoparticles based catalyst. Chemosphere, 2013, 91, 941-947. G. Del Moro, A. Mancini, G. Mascolo, C. Di Iaconi. Comparison of UV/H2O2 based AOP as an end treatment or integrated with biological degradation for treating landfill leachates. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 218, 133-137


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G. Laera, D. Cassano, A. Lopez, A. Pinto, A. Pollice, G. Ricco, G. Mascolo. Organics degradation and by-products minimization in pharmaceutical wastewater treatment by a membrane bioreactor integrated with ozonation or UV/H2O2 process. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46, 1010−1018. A. Panniello, R. Comparelli, A. Licciulli, V. Locaputo, A. Agostiano, M. L. Curri, G. Mascolo. Nanocrystalline TiO2 based films onto fibers for photocatalytic degradation of organic dye in aqueous solution. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2012, 121-122, 190-197. D. Cassano, A. Zapata, G. Brunetti, G. Del Moro, C. Di Iaconi, I. Oller S. Malato, G. Mascolo. Comparison of several combined/integrated biological-AOPs setups for the treatment of municipal landfill leachate: minimization of operating costs and effluent toxicity. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2011, 172, 250-257. Amorisco A., Locaputo V., Mascolo G. Characterization of carbonyl by-products during Uniblu-A ozonation by liquid chromatography/hybrid quadrupole timeof-flight/mass spectrometry. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 2011, 25, 1801–1811. Mascolo G., Locaputo V., Mininni G. New perspective on the determination of flame retardants in sewage sludge by using ultra high pressure liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with different ion sources. J. Chromatogr. A, 2010, 1217, 27, 4601-4611. G. Mascolo, L. Balest, D. Cassano, G. Laera, A. Lopez, A. Pollice, C. Salerno. Biodegradability of pharmaceutical industrial wastewater and formation of recalcitrant organic compounds during aerobic biological treatment. Bioresource Technology, 2010, 101, 2585–2591. G. Mascolo, G. Laera, A. Pollice, D. Cassano, C. Salerno, A. Lopez. Effective organics degradation from pharmaceutical wastewater by an integrated process including membrane bioreactor and ozonation. Chemosphere, 2010, 78, 1100– 1109.

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Irene MOZO FRANCE SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Cirsee, Research Center Research Engineer, Wastewater Treatment and Recovery Division irene.mozo@suez-env.com

Research Interests • Nutrient removal and recovery • Energy optimisation in WWTP • Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Processes optimisation • Dynamic modelling of bioprocess • Micropollutants fate and removal in WWTP • Environmental impact assessment Key Publications •

Mozo I., Stricot M., Lesage N., Spérandio M. (2011) Fate of hazardous aromatic substances in membrane bioreactors, Water Research 45 (15), 4551-4561.

Wan, J. F., Mozo I., Filali A., Line A., Bessiere Y., Spérandio M. (2011) Evolution of bioaggregate strength during aerobic granular sludge formation, Biochemical Engineering Journal 58-59, 69-78.

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Mozo I., Lesage G., Yin J., Bessiere Y., Barna L. SpĂŠrandio M. (2012). Dynamic modeling of biodegradation and volatilization of hazardous aromatic substances in aerobic bioreactor. Water Research 46(16): 5327-5342.

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Peep Pitk ESTONIA Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) PhD student Department of Chemistry Chair of Biotechnology peep.pitk@ttu.ee ; peeppitk@gmail.com Research Interests •

Anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge and agricultural wastes

High-Rate Anaerobic Digestion systems

Lipid and protein related inhibition on AD

Digestate fertilizer value and agricultural application

Autotrophic nutrient removal

Key Publications • • •

Pitk, P.; Palatsi, J.; Affes, R.; Kaparaju, P.; Vilu, R. (2013). Co-digestion of sewage sludge and sterilized solid slaughterhouse waste: methane production efficiency and process limitations. Bioresource Technology, 134 (2013) 227-232. Pitk, P.; Kaparaju, P.; Vilu, R. (2012). Methane potential of sterilized solid slaughterhouse wastes. Bioresource Technology, 116 (2012) 42 - 46. Pitk, P.; Pürjer, J.; Kõrgmaa, V.; Vilu, R. (2011). Bio-waste resource for sustainable anaerobic waste treatment solution on Island Saaremaa, Estonia. In: International IWA-Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion of Solid Waste and Energy Crops, Vienna, Austria:, 2011.Antonopoulou, G., Stamatelatou, K., Zekker, I.; Rikmann, E.; Tenno, T.; Vabamäe, P.; Tomingas, M.; Menert, A.; Loorits, L.; Tenno, T. (2012). Anammox Bacteria Enrichment and Phylogenic Analysis in Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors. Environmental Engineering Science, 29(10), 946 - 950. Zekker, I.; Rikmann, E.; Tenno, T.; Lemmiksoo, V.; Menert, A.; Loorits, L.; Vabamäe, P.; Tomingas, M.; Tenno, T. (2012). Anammox enrichment from reject


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water on blank biofilm carriers and carriers containing nitrifying biomass: operation of two moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR). Biodegradation, 23(4), 547 - 560. Zekker, I.; Rikmann, E.; Tenno, T.; Saluste, A.; Tomingas, M.; Menert, A.; Loorits, L.; Lemmiksoo, V.; Tenno, T. (2012). Achieving nitritation and anammox enrichment in single moving- bed biofilm reactor treating reject water. Environmental Technology, 33(6), 703 - 710.

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Daniele Renzi ITALY Alto Trevigiano Servizi S.r.l. Public-Owned Water Utility (Treviso-Veneto Region) Responsible for Optimization and Innovation in municipal WWTPs drenzi@altotrevigianoservizi.it

Professional Interests •

Biological Nutrient Removal

Processes and techniques for improving energy efficiency and sewage sludge reduction

Anaerobic Co-Digestion of sewage sludge and OFMSW

Real time process control

Design of revamping and upgrading of WWTPs

Planning of long-term actions for the optimization of O&M costs, GHG emissions and environmental aspects in the Urban Water Cycle

Ordinary and extraordinary O&M of WWTPs

Relevant and innovative professional and technological experiences •

S.C.E.N.A. (Schort-Cut Enhanced Nutrients Abatement) - Experimentationinpilot scaleand fullscale ofinnovative technologyvianitriteforthe removal of nitrogenand phosphorusfromanaerobicsupernatants- Carbonera WWTP (40.000 p.e.) - Teamof research, developmentand optimization ATS – University of Verona – F. Fatone, D.Renzi, N.Frison, S. Longo (2013) Design and installation supervision of automation system forthe supplyof oxygen throughprobesofammonia, nitrateanddissolved oxygenfor energy saving


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– Treviso WWTP (70.000 p.e.) ATS – SIBA (Veolia Group) – Endress+Hauser (2013) Design andConstruction Supervisionofemptying andrevampingof theanaerobic digesterandgasometer- Treviso WWTP (70.000 p.e.) (2013) Experimentation ofnew product forchemical removalof phosphorusin Giavera WWTP (18.000 p.e.), Castelfranco V. WWTP (72.000 p.e.), Mussolente WWTP (12.000 p.e.), etc (2013) Supervision of Work oninstallationof centrifugal extractor forsludge dewatering - Carbonera WWTP (40.000 p.e.) (2012) Management and optimization ofanaerobic digestionofprimary sludgeandcodigestionwithOFSMW and energy recovery with CHP (2006-2013) Assistancein the designof upgradingfrom 40.000p.e.to 60.000p.e.with both Alternate Cycles process and Schreiber process – Carbonera WWTP (2008-2010)

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Isam Sabbah ISRAEL ORT Braude College for Engineering, Senior Lecturer Prof. Ephraim Katzir Department of Biotechnology Engineering isabbah@braude.ac.il & The Galilee Society Institute for Applied Research Senior Researcher isabbah@gal-soc.org

Research Interests •

Bio-Energy: Anaerobic Treatment of Agro-Industrial Wastewater and waste for Biogas Production.

Immobilization Technology of Biomass for more stable wastewater Treatment.

Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP)

Wastewater Treatment Technologies in Rural Areas.

Key Publications •

Sabbah I., Baransi K., Massalha N., Dawas-Massalha A., Saadi I., and Njidat A., Efficient ammonia removal from wastewater by a microbial biofilm in tuff-based intermittent biofilters. Ecological Eng. 5, 354–360 (2013).

Baransi K., Dubowski Y. and Sabbah I., Synergetic effect of photocatalytic degradation and adsorption processes on the removal of phenolic compounds from agro-industrial effluent. Water Research, 46, 3, 789-798 (2012)


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Massalha N., Shaviv A. and Sabbah I.; Modeling the Effect of Immobilization of Microorganisms on the Rate of Biodegradation of Phenol Under Inhibitory Conditions, Water Research, 44, 5252-5259 (2010).

Khatib A., Aqra F., Yagi N., Basheer S., Sabbah I., Al-Hayek B., and Musa M. Environmental pollution resulting from olive oil production in Palestine, South. Braz. J. Chem., Vol. 17, 17 (2009).

Krasnits E., Friedler E., Sabbah I., Beliavski M., Tarre S., and Green M. Spatial distribution of microbial population in a well established constructed wetland treating municipal wastewater, Ecological Eng., 35, 1085-1089 (2009).

Khatib A., Aqra F., Yagi N., Subuh Y., Hayeek B., Musa M., Basheer S. and Sabbah I. Reducing the environmental impact of olive mill wastewater. Amer. J. Environ. Sci., 5, 1, 1- 6 (2009).

Massalha N., Basheer S. and Sabbah I. Effect of adsorption and bead size of immobilized biomass on the rate of biodegradation of phenol at high concentration levels. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 46, 6820-6824 (2007)

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Joanna Surmacz-Górska POLAND Silesian University of Technology Professor Faculty of Power and Environmental Engineering Department of Environmental Biotechnology joanna.s.gorska@polsl.pl http://kbs.ise.polsl.pl

Research Interests • • • •

Wastewater biotechnology Nutrient removal Micropollutant removal Microbial community dynamics

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Ziembińska A., Ciesielski S., Gnida A. , Żabczyński S., Surmacz-Górska J., Miksch K. (2012). Comparison of ammonia oxidizing bacteria community structure in membrane assisted bioreactors using PCR-DGGE and FISH. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 22(8), 1035-1043. Raszka A., Surmacz-Górska J., Żabczyński S., Miksch K. (2011). The population dynamics of nitrifiers in ammonium-rich systems. Water Environmental Research 83(12), 2159-2169. Cema G., Płaza E., Trela J., Surmacz-Górska J. (2011). Dissolved oxygen as a factor influencing nitrogen removal rates in a one-stage system with partial nitritation and Anammox process. Water Science and Technology, 64(5), 10091015. Marciocha D., Kalka J., Turek – Szytow J., Wiszniowski J., Surmacz-Górska J., (2009). Oxidation of sulfamethoxazole by UVA radiation and modified Fenton


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reagent: toxicity and biodegradability of by-products. Water Science and Technology, 60(10), 2555–2562. Cema G., Wiszniowski J., Żabczyński S., Zabłocka-Godlewska E., Raszka A. and Surmacz-Górska J. (2007). Biological nitrogen removal from landfill leachate by deammonification assisted by heterotrophic denitrification in a rotating biological contactor (RBC). Water Science and Technology, 55 (8-9), 35-42.

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Eoin Syron IRELAND Oxymem Ltd Technical Director esyron@oxymem.com

http://www.oxymem.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/eoinsyron

Research Interests •

Energy Efficient Aeration

Aerobic Biological Treatment

Nutrient removal

Membrane processes

Industrial wastewater

Key Publications •

Heffernan B., Murphy C.D., Syron E., Casey E. 2009, “Treatment of fluoroacetate by a Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm grown in membrane aerated biofilm reactor”. Environmental Science and Technology. Sep 17;43(6):6776-6785 (Citations: 8, Impact factor: 4.630). Syron E., Kelly H., Casey E., 2009, “Studies on the effect of concentration of a self-inhibitory substrate on biofilm reaction rate under co-diffusion and counter diffusion configurations”, Journal of Membrane Science; June; 335; 1-2; 76-82 (Citations:3, Impact factor: 3.203).

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Syron E., Casey, E. 2008 “Model-based comparative performance analysis of membrane aerated biofilm reactor configurations”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering;99(6):1361-73 (Citations:15, Impact factor: 2.936). Syron E., Casey, E. 2008 “Membrane aerated biofilms for high rate biotreatment: performance appraisal, engineering principles, scale-up and development requirements”. Environmental Science and Technology. Mar 15;42(6):1833-1844 , (Citations: 51, Impact factor 4.458).

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Eveline Volcke BELGIUM Ghent University (UGent) Associate professor Biosystems Control Department of Biosystems Engineering eveline.volcke@ugent.be http://users.ugent.be/~evolcke/ http://www.biosys.ugent.be Research Interests General • Biosystems control and design • Environmental technology • Bioconversion processes • Mathematical modelling and simulation Related to the topics of WATER2020 – WG1 Efficient technologies • Biological nutrient removal • Innovative nitrogen removal processes (partial nitritation –anammox) • Granular sludge reactors and other biofilm reactors • Greenhouse gas (N2O and CH4) emissions from wastewater treatment • Anaerobic digestion • Microbial population control


WG1: Efficient technologies Key Publications  Daelman M.R.J., De Baets B., van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Volcke E.I.P. (2013). Influence of sampling strategies on the estimated nitrous oxide emission from wastewater treatment plants. Water Research, 47(9), 3120-3130.  Mampaey K.E., Beuckels B., Kampschreur M.J., Kleerebezem R., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. and Volcke E.I.P. (2013). Modelling nitrous and nitric oxide emissions by autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Environmental Technology, accepted. DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2012.758666  Daelman M.R.J., van Dongen L.G.J.M., van Voorthuizen E.M., Volcke E.I.P., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. (2012). Methane emission during municipal wastewater treatment. Water Research, 46(11), 3657-3670.  Volcke E.I.P., Picioreanu C., De Baets B. and van Loosdrecht M.C.M. (2012). The granule size distribution in an anammox-based granular sludge reactor affects the conversion - implications for modeling. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 109(7), 1629-1636.  Ramirez I., Volcke E.I.P., Rajinikanth R. and Steyer J.P. (2009). Modeling microbial diversity in anaerobic digestion through an extended ADM1 model. Water Research, 43(11), 2787-2800.  Volcke E.I.P., Sanchez O., Steyer J.P., Dabert P. and Bernet N. (2008). Microbial population dynamics in nitrifying biofilm reactors: experimental evidence described by a simple model including interspecies competition. Process Biochemistry, 43, 1398–1406.  Volcke E.I.P., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. and Vanrolleghem P.A. (2006). Controlling the nitrite:ammonium ratio in a SHARON reactor in view of its coupling with an Anammox process. Water Science and Technology, 53(4-5), 45-54.

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