Environmental Engineering Processes and Systems

SCIENTIFIC AREA
Industrial Biotechnology
Center
Departamento de Ingeniería Química (UAM)
VACANCIES
1
CONTACT E-MAIL
angelf.mohedano@uam.es
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER

Nutrient recovery by purple bacteria

The project aims to recover nutrients from wastewater by means of purple phototrophic anaerobic bacteria (PPB), capable of accumulating the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus content of the waste stream using infrared solar energy. . The project will study the optimal operating conditions to maximize the recovery of P from the process water, which can be used as organic fertilizer, and that of C as polyhydroxyalkanoates that can be used as bioplastics.

MASTER
Biotechnology
EXTRA SUPERVISOR
Elena Díaz Nieto
SUPERVISOR TFM
Ángel Fernández Mohedano