Chemistry and Biotechnology
Well-equipped chemical and microbiological laboratories allow the experts of CLEWATEC to investigate possible solutions to challenges related to wastewater bioprocessing and resource recovery. Our experience includes areas such as biological agents, biophotoreactors, biosensors, bioflotation, biosorbtion and bioleaching. Taking advantage of this expertise, and in close collaboration with the HZDR Biotechnology Group, we aim to conduct studies into advanced wastewater cleaning techniques that are capable of recovering valuable elements from sewage in a way that allows for their recirculation.
- Jain, R., Fan, S., Kaden, P., Tsushima, S., Foerstendorf, H., Barthen, R., Lehmann, F., Pollmann, K., Recovery of gallium from wafer fabrication industry wastewaters by Desferrioxamine B and E using reversed-phase chromatography approach. Water Research, 158, 203–212 (2019).
- Mohammed, I., Werner, A., Schubert, M., Hampel, U., Enzymatic decolourization of water using loofa sponge as cellular carrier: immobilization and dye degradation performance. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 96, 2321-2333 (2018).
- Jain, R., Peräniemi, S., Jordan, N., Vogel, M., Weiss, S., Foerstendorf, H., Lakaniemi, A.-M., Removal and recovery of uranium(VI) by waste digested activated sludge in fed-batch stirred tank reactor. Water Research, 142, 167–175 (2018).
- Michaux, B., Rudolph, M., & Reuter, M. A., Challenges in predicting the role of water chemistry in flotation through simulation with an emphasis on the influence of electrolytes. Minerals Engineering, 125, 252–264 (2018).