IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2012 Conference

23rd September 2012 - 25th September 2012

IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2012 Conference to be held in Harbin, China September 23-25, 2012. This is the next in a long line of highly valuable and successful conferences sponsored by the Nutrient Removal and Recovery Specialist Group.


Conference Themes

1.    Biological nitrogen removal processes

       •    Nitrification including the function of Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA)

       •    ANAMMOX process

       •    Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) process

       •    Denitrification


2.    New technologies of biological phosphorus removal and recovery 

       •    Enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) technology

       •    Denitrifying phosphorus removal

       •    Bioprocess of phosphorus recovery


3.    Bioreactors applied for NRR

       •    Suspended activated sludge bioreactor

       •    Granule-based bioreactors

       •    Biofilm-based bioreactors

       •    MF/UF membrane bioreactors 

       •    Dynamic membrane bioreactors


4.    Low carbon technology involving  nutrient recovery

       •    Energy-saving nutrient recovery technology

       •    Nutrient reclamation with C-N-S removal

       •    Energy recovery from wastewater


5.    NRR in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)

       •    Modeling of large-scale NRR bioreactors

       •    Design of full-scale NRR bioreactors

       •    Operational strategies for full-scale NRR bioreactors

       •    Sensors and process control in WWTPs

       •    WWTPs management  for NRR


6.    Emerging molecular methods of identifying microorganisms in NRR processes

       •    Genome and post-genomic analysis of NRR-responsible microorganisms

       •    Molecular tools used for identifying nutrient-utilization microorganisms in nature


7.    Green-house gas emissions during nutrient removal and recovery

       •    NO/N2O production in nitrification and denitrification processes

       •    NO/N2O production and utilization in ANAMMOX process

       •    CO2, CH4, NO and N2O generation in WWTPs


The proposed themes for round-table discussion will be:

       •    Nutrient Removal and management in China

       •    NRR technologies of the future: new challenges and new concepts 

       •    NRR and climate change: from game theory to policy