Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Department of Food Engineering, Laboratory for Biological Wastewater Treatment

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Main research field

wastewater treatment

Specific research areas

nitrogen removal from wastewater, biodegradation of xenobiotics, wastewater treatment, preparation of mixed microbial culture

Equipment

bioreactor

Technology keywords

  • Microbiology
  • microbial ecology, environmental protection, microbial cultures, bioprocess design

Services offered

  • Live organism culture preparation

Market sectors

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Software & Computer Services
  • Technology Hardware & Equipment
  • Health Care Equipment & Services
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

Short summary (English)

The work of the research group dealing with wastewater treatment is based on the use of microorganisms for wastewater treatment of different origins: municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater (for example wastewater from dairys, sugar production, olive oil production, distillery), and landfill leachate. The scientific work includes: the isolation of microbial species from the environment, preparation of mixed microbial cultures, determining of microbial activity for biooxidation, nitrification and denitrification, determining process parameters for efficiency of wastewater treatment. Also, the group deals with researching of degradation of targeted compounds, which are often biologically hard degradable, and are sorted in a group of xenobiotics. The researches are conducted in laboratory bioreactors as discontinuited and continuited. This group has a background in the field of microbial ecology and environmental protection, especially in nitrogen removal from wastewaters of different origins. The potential application of these researches is in the field of wastewater treatment: the production of mixed microbial cultures, applying microorganisms in wastewater treatment; environmental protection: the improvement of biodegradation in real wastewater systems; wastewater system development.

Short summary (Croatian)

Znanstveni rad grupe istraživača za obradu otpadnih voda se temelji na uporabi mikroorganizama u obradi otpadnih voda: grada, industrije različitog podrijetla (primjerice mljekare, šećerane, uljare, destilerije), deponija. Znanstveni rad obuhvaća: izdvajanje mikrobnih vrsta iz okoliša, pripravu mješovitih mikrobnih kultura, određivanje aktivnosti mikrobnih kultura za procese biooksidacije, nitrifikacije i denitrifikacije, određivanje procesnih čimbenika učinkovite obrade otpadnih voda. Također, grupa se bavi istraživanjem razgradnje ciljanih spojeva, koji su često biološki teško razgradivi i svrstavaju se u skupinu ksenobiotika. Istraživanja se provode u laboratorijskim reaktorima kao diskontinuirana i kontinuirana. Ova grupa ima iskustva u području mikrobne ekologije i zaštite okoliša, posebice u uklanjanju dušika iz otpadnih voda različitog podrijetla. Moguća primjena ovih istraživanja je u području obrade otpadnih voda: proizvodnja mješovitih mikrobnih kultura, primjena mikroorganizama u obradi otpadnih voda; zaštite okoliša: poboljšanje biorazgradnje u realnim sustavima obrade otpadne vode; razvoj sustava za obradu otpadnih voda.

Last update: 06.02.2013. 06:07:55

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