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Researcher

Jan Dries

  • Research interest:1. industrial wastewater treatment and reuse2. (energy-)efficient technologies: sequencing batch reactor (SBR) and aerobic granular sludge (AGS)3. real-time control of activated sludge systems4. conventional and innovative nitrogen removal: nitrification/denitrification; nitritation/denitritation5. biological phosphate removal6. resource recovery from wastewater and sludge: biopolymers, bioplastics and volatile fatty acids7. 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