The next generation of carbon neutral wastewater treatment plants - CarbonNextGen

The main purpose of the project is to develop and demonstrate a new approach in carbon neutral next generation wastewater concept. The overall aim of this project is to demonstrate a zero-waste strategy that turns two important municipal organic wastes into functional carbon sources, but also to develop new high-value products besides biofuel securing the optimal resource recovery of these organic wastes. This project will combine basic and applied approaches. The specific purpose to develop: (1) Assessment of usage of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) as carbon source in denitrification process, (2) Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), which is a main component of bioplastics, from SCFA-rich effluent stream by using semi-synthetic microbial community, (3) evaluation of the environmental sustainability of the entire processes and comparison to methane production. By this way, this project will achieve a carbon neutral wastewater plants by closing loop.

Food Sludge

Project manager
Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
Project time
2018-07-02 to 2020-11-15
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Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol

project manager, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan