IMETE Summer School 2014: Resource Recovery from Wastewater

Until recently, wastewater treatment technologies were mainly focused on remediation. However, in recent years technologies for resource recovery from wastewater also became increasingly important as major economic and environmental drivers currently exist to develop better resource recovery from wastewater. The IMETE summer school 2014 will help to drive the development of integrated technologies for recovery of resources from wastewater, which on the long run will bring along a further environmental benefit.

organisation(s):

The European Commission: Erasmus Mundus, The International Water Association, IMETE, Ghent University

location

Belgium

type (discipline):

Workshop / Seminar / Training | Lecture / Presentation / Debate (Technology | Engineering | Bioscience Engineering | Agricultural sciences)

Contacts:

Mr. Contact Imete
imete@ugent.be

Mon, September 8th 2014

PROGRAMME: Resource Recovery from Wastewater read more

PROGRAMME
CONTENT
Until recently, water treatment technologies were mainly focused on remediation. However, in recent years technologies for resource recovery from wastewater also became increasingly important as major economic and environmental drivers currently exist to develop better resource recovery from wastewater. If successful, such recovery can considerably decrease the share utilities take in the global wastewater treatment costs due to economic attractiveness of the generated resources for industry. The IMETE summer school 2014 will help to drive the development of integrated technologies for recovery of resources from wastewater, which on the long run will bring along a further environmental benefit.

The following topics will be dealt with:

- Water reuse
- Recovery of energy from wastewater
- Recovery of nutrients from wastewater
- Recovery of metals from wastewater
- Recovery/production of organic products from wastewater
- Emerging issues and entrepreneurship

Several lectures, including case studies, are given by international experts in the field, and a panel discussion will be organised. Moreover, during a field trip, systems for water reuse and recovery of energy and nutrients from wastewater and organic waste, as well as a typical Belgian beer brewery, will be visited.
The full programme can be found here.

LECTURERS

- Prof. Dr. Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
- Prof. Lars Angenent (Cornell University, USA)
- Dr. Kathy Elst (VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research , Belgium)
- Prof. Dr. Ivet Ferrer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
- Dr. Paula González Contreras (Paques, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. Pavel Jenicek (Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic)
- Prof. Dr. Jurg Keller (University of Queensland, Australia)
- Prof. Dr. Robbert Kleerebezem (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
- Dr. Renato Carrha Leitao (Embrapa Tropical Agroindustry, Brazil)
- Prof. Dr. Piet Lens (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. Alison Lewis (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Dr. Wim Moerman (Akwadok & NuReSys, Belgium)
- Dr. Jan Post (Wetsus, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. MNV Prasad (University of Hyderabad, India)
- Prof. Korneel Rabaey (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Prof. Dr. Kaimin Shih (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
- Dr. Kirsten Steinbusch (Waste2Chemical & Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
- Dr. Peter Van Der Steen (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. Mark Van Loosdrecht (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. Arne Verliefde (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Prof. Dr. Willy Verstraete (Ghent University, Belgium)

TARGETED AUDIENCE
The course is aimed at Master and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and employees of companies or (inter)national (non-)governmental organizations interested in, aiming or starting to develop or apply technologies for resource recovery from waste. A background (bachelor level) in chemistry is required.

REGISTRATION
Deadline: August 15, 2014

http://www.imetesummer.ugent.be/registration.htm

Venue

Ghent University: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Belgium

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