MBR-TRAIN - Process optimisation and fouling control in membrane bioreactors for wastewater and drinking water treatment
As membrane fouling has been identified as a major barrier to sustainable MBR application, MBR-TRAIN undertakes dedicated efforts to characterise and investigate both biological and physico-technical aspects of this phenomenon and develop strategies to control it. The findings shall be used to advance the modelling of MBR processes in order to improve the prediction of plant performance and economic operation. The scope of the offered research projects ranges from laboratory scale experimental set-ups to pilot- and full-scale operational plants.
The consortium of MBR-TRAIN comprises 10 partners from the water-industry, research institutes and universities across Europe representing a cross-section of relevant disciplines, sectors and regions. Due to its consortium composition, the MBR-TRAIN project provides an ideal framework for young researchers to prepare for future assignments in intersectorial tasks pursuing a research career in both academic institutions and industrial enterprises.
MBR-TRAIN offers the young researchers a well organised and structured training programme in a technology field of growing relevance. They will benefit from a tutored PhD thesis work with additional scientific training offered in short-courses or workshops. The exchange of personnel between the participating institutions will train adapting to work in different research structures. In order to bring benefit to the researchers’ careers beyond a merely scientific formation, MBR-TRAIN will provide training on complementary skills such as presentation techniques, communication skills, intellectual property rights or research project ma
|Gefördert durch:||European Commission|
|Kooperationspartner:||IRSA CNR, Water Research Institute (IT), Aquafin N.V. (BE), Cranfield University (UK), Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (DE), Ghent University (BE), Brno University of Technology (CZ) , RWE Thames Water (UK), Delft University of Technology (NL), Politecnico di Milano (IT)|
|Projektleitung:||Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Melin; Chemical Process Engineering, Aachener Verfahrenstechnik, RWTH Aachen|
|Ansprechpartner:||Rita Hochstrat, Thomas Melin|