Water Treatment and Resource Recovery

Resource recovery

Resource recovery is extremely valuable in the context of sustainability and circular economy. It helps to reduce the pressure on primary resources and the generation of waste. In the domain of water treatment, resource recovery does not only concern water reuse, but also the production of biogas from the resulting sludge. Research related to resource recovery at BIOMATH covers a wide range of applications, ranging from N2O-production in activated sludge processes and mixing behavior in sludge tanks, over oxygen transfer in wastewater and aeration efficiency to sedimentation tanks and membrane fouling.

Lab services

In addition to our modeling expertise and computational infrastructure, BIOMATH is also equipped with an experimental lab. The lab and its equipment serve mainly for the calibration and validation of models in the fields of wastewater and nutrient recovery which is key to our modeling philosophy. Upon request lab equipment is available for external use. The instruments available at BIOMATH are listed below:

  • Eye-tech

  • Respirometer

  • Off-gas analyzer