Frank Persson

Docent at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Frank is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Water Environment Technology at Chalmers. Frank conducts research about nutrient removal from wastewater, aiming at future biological treatment combinations which are more efficient and where resources are better recovered and utilized. The research is performed by combining molecular biology, ecology and process engineering. Frank works mainly with anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) for removal of nitrogen, but he also works with other microbial processes in wastewater. He has also worked with projects dealing with issues of controlling wanted and unwanted microbial biofilms in drinking water production and in the marine environment.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2014–2018

The role of microbiol. biofilm communities for degradation of sprayed concr. in subsea tunnels

Britt-Marie Wilen Water Environment Technology
Frank Persson Water Environment Technology
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

2013–2014

High-throughput microbial community analysis of anacrobic ammonium oxidation (annammox) processes for nitrogen reMoval from the main wastewater stream

Britt-Marie Wilen Water Environment Technology
Frank Persson Water Environment Technology
Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning

2015–2017

Nitrogen removal from wastewater with anammox for low resource usage and small carbon footprint

Frank Persson Water Environment Technology
Britt-Marie Wilen Water Environment Technology
Formas

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Publications

2016

Community structure of partial nitritation-anammox biofilms at decreasing substrate concentrations and low temperature

Frank Persson, Carolina Suarez, Malte Hermansson et al
Microbial Biotechnology. Vol. 2016
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

The inhibitory effects of reject water on nitrifying populations grown at different biofilm thickness

Maria Piculell, Carolina Suarez, Chunyan Li et al
Water Research. Vol. 104 (1 Nov), p. 292-302
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Microbial attack on subsea sprayed concrete

Sabina Karacic, Per Hagelia, Frank Persson et al
International RILEM Conference on Microorganisms-Cementitious Materials Interactions, p. 63-75
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Nonoxidative removal of organics in the activated sludge process

Oskar Modin, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilén et al
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 46 (7), p. 635-672
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Effects of Wash-Out Dynamics on Nitrifying Bacteria in Aerobic Granular Sludge During Start-Up at Gradually Decreased Settling Time

Enikö Szabo, Malte Hermansson, Oskar Modin et al
Water. Vol. 8 (5), p. 172
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Användning av Anammox för en förbättrad kväveavskiljning vid avloppsverk

Elzbieta Plaza, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilén et al
Report
2015

Effects of storage on mixed-culture biological electrodes

Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilén et al
Scientific Reports. Vol. 5, p. no. 18433
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Predation of nitritation–anammox biofilms used for nitrogen removal from wastewater

Carolina Suarez, Frank Persson, Malte Hermansson et al
FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 91 (11), p. artikel nr fiv124
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Experiences of repression of nitrate production in nitritation-anammox on municipal wastewater

David Gustavsson, Amanda Okhravi, Frank Persson et al
Proceedings of the IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2015: moving innovation into practice
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2015

Microbial community structure of nitritation-anammox biofilms at main stream conditions

Frank Persson, Carolina Suarez, Malte Hermansson et al
Proceedings of the conference: IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2015: moving innovation into practice
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2015

Sorption and Release of Organics by Primary, Anaerobic, and Aerobic Activated Sludge Mixed with Raw Municipal Wastewater

Oskar Modin, Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson et al
PLoS ONE. Vol. 10 (3), p. e0119371
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Manammox – mainstream anammox at Sjölunda WWTP

David Gustavsson, Frank Persson, Jes la Cour Jansen et al
Proceedings from the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, September 21-26, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Three-dimensional stratification of bacterial biofilm populations in a moving bed biofilm reactor for nitritation-anammox.

Robert Almstrand, Frank Persson, Holger Daims et al
International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Vol. 15 (2), p. 2191-206
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Biofilms in Nitrogen Removal: Population Dynamics and Spatial Distribution of Nitrifying- and Anammox Bacteria

Robert Almstrand, Frank Persson, Malte Hermansson et al
Metagenomics of the Microbial Nitrogen Cycle: Theory, Methods and Applications , p. kap 12
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Structure and composition of biofilm communities in a moving bed biofilm reactor for nitritation-anammox at low temperatures.

Frank Persson, Razia Sultana, Marco Suarez et al
Bioresource technology. Vol. 154, p. 267-273
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

New methods for analysis of spatial distribution and co-aggregation of microbial populations in complex biofilms.

Robert Almstrand, Holger Daims, Frank Persson et al
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 79 (19), p. 5978-5987
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

One-stage nitritation - anaerobic ammonium oxidation at low temperatures in a moving bed biofilm reactor

Frank Persson, Razia Sultana, Britt-Marie Wilén et al
1st International IWA Conference on Holistic Sludge Management. Proceedings. 6–8 May 2013, Västerås, Sweden
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Anammox in the mainstream – what is the problem?

David Gustavsson, Frank Persson, Henrik Aspegren et al
Journal of Water Management and Research –Vatten. Vol. 68, p. 195-208
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2011

Ecological role of a seaweed secondary metabolite for a colonizing bacterial community

Frank Persson, J. Robin Svensson, Göran M. Nylund et al
Biofouling. Vol. 27 (6), p. 579-588
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

The red alga Bonnemaisonia asparagoides regulates epiphytic bacterial abundance and community composition by chemical defence

Göran M. Nylund, Frank Persson, Mats Lindegarth et al
FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 71 (1), p. 84-93
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Seaweed defence against bacteria: a poly-brominated 2-heptanone from the red alga Bonnemaisonia hamifera inhibits bacterial colonisation

Göran M. Nylund, Gunnar Cervin, Frank Persson et al
Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 369, p. 39-50
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Seaweed defence against bacteria: a poly-brominated 2-heptanone from the red alga

Göran M. Nylund, Gunnar Cervin, Frank Persson et al
Mar Ecol Prog Ser. Vol. 369, p. 39-50
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Removal of geosmin and MIB by biofiltration - An investigation discriminating between adsorption and biodegradation

Frank Persson, Gerald Heinicke, T. Hedberg et al
Environmental Technology. Vol. 28 (1), p. 95-104
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Undibacterium pigrum gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from drinking water

P Kämpfer, R Rosselló-Mora, Malte Hermansson et al
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Vol. 57 (7), p. 1510-1515
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Surface water treatment: current issues

Gerald Heinicke, Frank Persson,
Journal of Water Management and Research –Vatten. Vol. 62, p. 65-76
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2006

The effect of biological pre-filtration on the performance of conventional surface water treatment

G. Heinicke, Torsten Hedberg, Frank Persson et al
Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua. Vol. 55 (2), p. 109-119
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Performance of direct biofiltration of surface water for reduction of biodegradable organic matter and biofilm formation potential

Frank Persson, G. Heinicke, W. Uhl et al
Environmental Technology. Vol. 27 (9), p. 1037-1045
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Mikrobiologiska barriärer i vattenrening

Frank Persson, Gerald Heinicke, Torsten Hedberg et al
Report
2005

Characterisation of the behaviour of particles in biofilters for pre-treatment of drinking water

Frank Persson, J. Långmark, Gerald Heinicke et al
Water Research. Vol. 39 (16), p. 3791-3800
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed