The road to truly circular & sustainable sewage treatment

Project: PhD

Project Details


The project is about how we can treat our sewage in a truly circular way that has a positive impact on both society and our environment. Current sewage treatment plants have evolved from concepts invented more than a century ago with a focus on human health and eutrophication prevention. In 2050 these plants need to have a positive carbon footprint, remove micropollutants and recover resources including water. However, new concepts tend to look only at one dimension of the required improvement and do not evaluate them in synergy. This project intends to prioritise and identify leading concepts for the design of new sewage treatment plants (STP’s) by looking at them from different design principles and paradigms.
Effective start/end date1/07/23 → …


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