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Researcher

Jan Dries

  • Research interest:1. industrial wastewater treatment and reuse 2. (energy-)efficient technologies: sequencing batch reactor (SBR) and aerobic granular sludge (AGS) 3. real-time control of activated sludge systems 4. conventional and innovative nitrogen removal: nitrification/denitrification; nitritation/denitritation 5. biological phosphate removal 6. resource recovery from wastewater and sludge: biopolymers, bioplastics and volatile fatty acids 7. rapid whole effluent ecotoxicity testing
  • Keywords:WATER ANALYSIS, PROCESS CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, WATER QUALITY, ACTIVATED SLUDGE, WASTEWATER TREATMENT, ECOTOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION, NITROGEN CYCLE, Chemistry (incl. biochemistry)
  • Disciplines:Sustainable and environmental engineering
  • Research techniques:- fully automated labscale SBR activated sludge systems - respirometers for wastewater and activated sludge characterization - wastewater analysis: COD, TOC, total N, NH4, NOx, PO4,... - microscopy - (rapid) acute ecotoxicity tests - mobile fully automated pilot-scale installations
  • Users of research expertise:- operators of wastewater treatment plants - envirobmental engineering and consulting