Tuesday, 17 May at 12.00-13.30, UK summer time (GMT+1)
This joint event is brought to you by Algae-UK and EBNet to support knowledge exchange amongst members. Register HERE now to join the EBNet/Algae-UK webinar “Developments in Algal Gas Scrubbing“. Hear the latest developments from top speakers and participate in the online chat to engage with questions.
This fascinating session is brought to you by Chair: David Tompkins, Aquaenviro
Dr Raul Muñoz, University of Valladolid. Raul is Full Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Processes at the University of Valladolid. His main fields of expertise are biological gas treatment, biogas upgrading and wastewater treatment in algal-bacterial photobioreactors.
Dr Raquel Lebrero is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the University of Valladolid, Spain. She is a leading researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Processes, and her main research lines are focused on biological waste gas treatment and valorization and photosynthetic biogas upgrading.
Zongting Cai is a PhD student and Grantham Scholar in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield, working with Freeland Horticulture Ltd. Their project looks at isolating algae and bacteria strains with novel metabolic capabilities for the biodegradation of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in industrial waste streams. For this purpose, they are particularly interested in the bottom-up constructions of algae-bacteria consortia as well as a better understanding of their shaping biochemical interactions, ecological principles and system theories.
Want some in-depth background reading to get up-to-speed on the acronyms? Try these latest papers.
Direct measurements of CO2 capture are essential to assess the technical and economic potential of algal-CCUS. Hannah Leflay, Jagroop Pandhal, Solomon Brown. In Journal of CO2 Utilization. Volume 52, October 2021, 101657
Chapter 8 – Biogas treatment for H2S, CO2, and other contaminants removal. Roxana Torres et al. In From Biofiltration to Promising Options in Gaseous Fluxes Biotreatment 2020:153-176
A long-term pilot-scale algal cultivation on power plant flue gas – Cultivation stability and biomass accumulation. Ashley Cutshaw. In Algal Research Volume 52, December 2020, 102115.