Research topics

The main research fields and funded projects are presently dealing with the topics below listed hereafter

Bioprocess engineering and bioconversion

  • Production of biopolymers (PHA) from waste and industrial wastewater
  • Aerobic and anaerobic bioconversion of waste gases, syngas and pollutants to (bio)fuels and platform chemicals
  • Optimization of bioreactors for fermentation processes

Wastewater and solid waste treatment

  • Treatment, management and recovery of resources from wastewater
  • Biological processes for the removal of nitrogen from water
  • Management, treatment and valorization of solid waste (anaerobic digestion)

Industrial waste gas treatment and syngas (bio)conversion

  • Removal of odours, volatile organic and volatile inorganic compounds (VOC, VIC) in bioreactors
  • Non biological processes for the removal of odours, volatile organic and volatile inorganic compounds (VOC, VIC)
  • Removal of greenhouse gases (CH4, CO2, NOx)
  • Biogas upgrading in bioreactors
  • Fermentation of gases