[Reduction of N2]


• Identification of key factors correlated with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)

• Investigation of the effects on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of upgrading a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)

• Optimization of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) control to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  [Monitoring microbial composition and activity in water treatment process]


• A thorough knowledge of the ecology of the microbial communities is required to reveal factors influencing the efficiency and stability of biological WTPs and to develop promising strategies for improved process performance

(Wagner and Loy, Curr. Opi. in Biotech. 2002)

  [Reduction of N2O production from high N-removal systems]

• observation of N2O production and N-performance

• characterizing physiological & transcriptional responses of nitrifying & denitrifying bacteria

• designing operational strategies

  [Nitrification inhibition by antibiotics – microbial ecology, gene expression,          biotransformation]

• Fate of antibiotics in nitrifying sludge system

• Effects of antibiotics on nitrification




  [Development of biological management options for reducing the release of    antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from WWTPs to the environment]


• Development and optimization of biological management options for reducing the release of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)

  [Changes in ARGs during anaerobic digestion (AD) depending on operational  parameters]


• Quantification of  antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)

  [Optimization of pre-treatment for anaerobic digestion(AD)]

  • Anaerobic digestion of recalcitrant organic materials

  • Designing operational strategies

  • Fate of antibiotic resistance gene in anaerobic digestion.

  [Removal of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from wastewater via coagulation and dissolved air flotation (DAF)]


• Development of dissolved air flotation process as pretreatment process to improve separation of solid-liquid

• Quantification of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)

• Optimization of coagulation process

[Optimization of organosolv pre-treatment and UF/NF membrane processes to separate lignin from lignocellulosic biomass]


• Optimization of organosolv pre-treatment from waste wood

• Development of UF/NF membrane processes to separate lignin

• Characterization of lignin from waste wood

Water & Energy Link Laboratory WELL
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University
222, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 04763, Korea
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