Webinar: Advances in Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors (AnMBR)-POSTPONED

Webinar: Advances in Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors (AnMBR)-POSTPONED


Of the six key people in this webinar (chair, speakers, panellist and Network Managers), four are unfortunately unavailable due to Covid-19 or other reasons.  We are therefore very regretfully cancelling the original session scheduled for 21 April 2022 at 12.30, and will re-schedule it to the autumn.  We hope you will join us then to hear what the dream team has to say!

EBNet are hosting a series of specialist webinars to support knowledge exchange amongst members. Register here now to join the EBNet webinar “Advances in Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors (AnMBR)“. 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: Dr Mark Walker, University of Hull – Chair of the EBNet Working Group “Anaerobic Digestion”


TALK TITLE: AnMBR potentials for the treatment of refractory chemical wastewaters; control over treatment and membrane fouling.

Prof. Jules van Lier is a full professor of “Wastewater Treatment/Environmental Engineering” at the Section Sanitary Engineering of Delft University of Technology, with a 0.2 fte posted position at UN-IHE. He received both his MSc and PhD from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and is specialized in Anaerobic Treatment technology. He (co-)published over 300 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and over 400 publications in conference proceedings and scientific books from 1988 onwards. His research interests comprise the development of cost-effective technologies for (waste)water treatment, recovering resources such as water, nutrients, biogas, elements from waste streams. Research projects are focused on closing water cycles in industries and sewage water recovery for irrigated agriculture.

TALK TITLE: The cold hard truth about using anMBR for municipal sewage treatment

Professor Bruce Jefferson is a chemical engineer with a BEng and PhD from Loughborough University and joined the staff in Water Sciences, Cranfield University in 1997. He was subsequently appointed to the post of Senior Research Fellow in 2003 and the Senior Lecturer in 2006. Current posts include visiting positions at RMIT (Australia), University of New South Wales (Australia).His research interests involve understanding how the underlying process pathways can be better managed to deliver a paradigm shift in how we apply technology for sewage treatment and drinking water production. Current activities involve work on: Resource recovery; Anaerobic sewage treatment; Low energy wastewater processes for nutrient removal; NOM, algae and micropollutant control in catchments and treatment; Advanced oxidation processes.

Further reading

Want some in-depth background reading to get up-to-speed on the acronyms? Try these latest papers.

Hydrolysis and Methanogenesis in UASB-AnMBR Treating Municipal Wastewater Under Psychrophilic Conditions: Importance of Reactor Configuration and Inoculum. Judit Ribera-Pi et al. In Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 02 November 2020 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.567695)

Degradation of p-cresol, resorcinol, and phenol in anaerobic membrane bioreactors under saline conditions. Victor S.Garcia et al. In Chemical Engineering Journal. Volume 430, Part 2, 15 February 2022, 132672

Anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) for municipal wastewater treatment- potential benefits, constraints, and future perspectives: An updated review. Alia Aslam et al. In Science of The Total Environment. Volume 802, 1 January 2022, 149612