Metagenomic and transkription analyzes of partial nitration-anammox (PNA) processes in wastewater treatment
Research Project , 2019 – 2021

Partial nitritation-anammox (PNA) for nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater enables energy efficient nitrogen removal with low climate impact. Today, PNA is used for treatment of the warm and concentrated sidestream from anaerobic digestion, but not for the colder and more diluted mainstream of wastewater holding most of the nitrogen at wastewater treatment plants. To reach a stable process solution for the mainstream, more knowledge about the microbial interactions is necessary. Here, we investigate the diversity and function of the bacteria carrying out the PNA process by metagenomics and metatranscriptomics in various PNA reactors for sidestream and mainstream treatment.

Participants

Frank Persson (contact)

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

Oskar Modin

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

Carolina Suarez

at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Collaborations

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Formas

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Basic sciences

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Latest update

2020-05-07