Novel biological engineering processes for heavy metal removal and recovery

  • Research & Development
  • Jun 2008 - May 2011
  • Donor: European Commission - Research Executive Agency
  • Donor Programme: Seventh Framework Programme of European Commission - People programme (Marie Curie)
Western Europe
Western Europe

The research program is build around four research topics, corresponding to the four team members, where heavy metals play a key role. These include i) bioavailability and mobility of trace elements, ii) heavy metals for more efficient wastewater treatment, iii) heavy metal removal by dissimilatory metal reduction and iv) optimisation of heavy metal removal by sulfide producing bioreactors. Each topic consists of a blend of fundamental investigations on basic processes and applied work focused on bioreactors.