Ideal Carbon Utilisation (ICU) in wastewater treatment - filtration and acidogenic fermentation
Research Project , 2019 – 2022

The aim of the project is to provide knowledge that enable improved use of organic carbon in municipal wastewater treatment to decrease climate impact, electricity usage and footprint.

We investigate new pre-treatment with filtration and acidogenic fermentation of primary sludge, where the organic matter in the wastewater is used to produce volatile fatty acids (VFA), to be used at carbon source for the biological processes at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Filtration of influent wastewater is used to provide the fermentation reactors with a stream of highly concentrated organic matter in a compact and efficient way.

The studies are conducted at a pilot plant at Källby WWTP in Lund.

Participants

Frank Persson (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Elin Ossiansson

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Britt-Marie Wilen

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

Collaborations

Sweden Water Research

Lund, Sweden

VA Syd

Malmö, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

(Funding period missing)

Svenskt Vatten

(Funding period missing)

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2020-05-07