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Research topics

Over the 4 year project duration, the MBR-TRAIN partners offer research opportunities on various aspects of membrane bioreactor technology. According to their duration one can distinguish short-term and long-term projects.

The following table gives an overview on the research topics to be investigate in MBR-TRAIN. For a detailed project description and job specification, please click on the title. Please note, that many of the research positions have already been filled..

 
Partner
Research project title
Duration [months]
Start date
MBR-1
UGent
MBR data acquisition, instrumentation and control
12
completed
MBR-2
KWB
Modelling of enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) in MBR
6
completed
MBR-3
TW
Comparison of the performance of hollow fibre and flat sheet immersed MBR processes operating at full scale
12
completed
MBR-4
AQF
Optimisation of operational costs in a full-scale MBR
12
completed
MBR-5
AQF
Application of MBR models in full-scale plants
12
completed
MBR-6
TUD
Optimisation potential of industrial MBRs
6
completed
MBR-7
RWTH
Impact of chemical cleaning agents on membrane material
12
completed
MBR-8
BUT
Optimisation of full scale MBR operation for decentralised treatment
12
completed
MBR-9
TUD
Comparison of operational processes of three full-scale MBRs
24
completed
MBR-10
KWB
Alternative methods for fouling characterisation
24
completed
MBR-11
RWTH
Optimised treatment of landfill leachate in MBRs
12
completed
MBR-12
KWB
Computational fluid dynamics applied on MBR systems
24
completed
MBR-13
IRSA
Process optimisation and biomass characterisation
36
completed
MBR-14
BUT
Fouling control in a household MBR plant
36
completed
MBR-15
RWTH
Influence of membrane material properties on fouling with activated sludge
36
completed
MBR-16
POLIMI
The fate of persistent organic pollutants in MBR
36
completed
MBR-17
CU
Anaerobic MBRs for domestic wastewater treatment
36
completed
MBR-18
UGent
Mathematical modelling and process control of MBRs
36
completed
MBR-19
TUD
Effect of dynamic changes of feedwater on operational parameters within MBRs
36
completed
MBR-20
BUT
Operational control of decentralised, small-scale MBR systems
6
completed
MBR-21
RWTH
Characterisation of model fluids used for hydrodynamic investigations in MBRs
6
completed