From 18th to 21st of March 2018 Water Research Laboratory scientists Kristina Tihomirova and Viktorija Denisova participated in an international scientific conference IWA Biofilms: Granular Sludge Conference 2018 that was held in Delft, The Netherlands. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers that work to understand these small biofilm ecosystems: engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, chemists, physicists, mathematical modelers, and innovation technologists.
Granular sludge is a relatively new biological wastewater treatment technology usually applied in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) systems. Viktorija Deņisova presented a poster presentation about laboratory studies obtained within project «Pilot watersheds as a practical tool to reduce the harmful inflows into the Baltic Sea» (WATERCHAIN) CB50.
Our team members had a great opportunity to meet other scientists of this research sector, and also to visit wastewater treatment plants using the mentioned technology: Aerobic granular sludge Nereda plant in Epe (Epe) and Anammox granular sludge plant in Olburgen (Olburgen).
Thanks to all the conference organizers for these valuable days in Delft.
More information can be found on GSC 2018 conference web page: