R&D Programs

R&D programs

Within R2T, academic and industrial partners perform R&D in the followinig domains:

Water fit-for-use

Topics

  • Process and drinking water production (incl. water reuse)
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water energy nexus (energy production and storage, anaerobic treatment,...)

Expertise

  • Treatment technology (membrane based,electrochemistry, physical/chemical, biological), Water quality monitoring, Pocess water conditioning, Advanced modelling

Decision support systems

Topics

  • Model-based understanding, optimization and design
  • Process control
  • Process monitoring

Expertise

  • CFD, PBM, kinetics, data-driven methodologies, online measurements (eg flow cytometry)

Metal recovery

Topics

  • Recovery of noble and critical metals from solid and aqueous streams

Expertise

  • Biometallurgy, selective separation,electrochemistry

Nutrient recovery

Topics

  • P,N recovery for fertilizer and non-fertilizer applications

Expertise

  • Decentraltreatment technology, chemical technology (eg crystallization, stripping), separation, biological treatment

Biogas production and upgrading

Topics

  • Digestion of different biomass streams
  • Upgrading

Expertise

  • Microbiological fingerprinting, electrochemical upgrading

Fermentation and organics recovery

Topics

  • Solid, liquid and waste stream fermentation

Expertise

  • Pretreatment, fermentation technology, extraction,chain elongation

AB Systems for wastewater treatment

Topics

  • AB processes
  • Hybrid processes
  • Autotrophic Nitrogen Removal (ANR)

Expertise

  • Process knowledge,reactor design