Advanced wastewater treatment for reclamation of water for urban agriculture and aquaculture

Advanced wastewater treatment for reclamation of water for urban agriculture and aquaculture

Internship Description

Wastewater is increasingly being viewed as an alternative non-conventional water source, accounting for a clear shift and changing paradigms in wastewater treatment and management. In this project, we aim to investigate and develop cost-efficient and sustainable treatment concepts that enable the use of treated wastewater for food production in a recycled system. The project will be focused on the recovery of nutrients from the treated wastewater and the removal of undesirable constituents.

Deliverables/Expectations

The student will learn various techniques to characterize the quality of water and food. He/She will learn different techniques necessary to monitor the efficiency of the process. Part of the work will be focused on the evaluation of different approaches for improving the quality of the treated water.

Faculty Name

Torove Leiknes

Field of Study

Environmental Science and Engineering