Microbial biotechnology approaches to optimize chemical oxygen demand and enhance nitrogen and phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Sch of Engineering


More stringent allowances for nutrient discharge from municipal wastewater treatment plants are being gradually implemented in the UK to protect natural water bodies. However, complying with this regulation relies heavily on the dosing of a large amount of chemicals, creating more problems in terms of nutrient removal cost, sludge management and environmental sustainability. Therefore, chemical-free biological treatment is urgently needed for cost-effective and sustainable nutrient removal.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/T008768/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2028
2597264 Studentship BB/T008768/1 01/10/2021 30/09/2025 Matthew Irwin