Greenhouse Gas Emissions

There is a growing concern regarding the production of greenhouses gases from wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). Nitrous oxide (N2O) can be produced during nitrification and denitrification, and is an important greenhouse gas contributor, that is about 300 times stronger than carbon dioxide (CO2), and also causes ozone-depletion in the stratosphere.

BIOENG are focused on:

  • identifying where these emissions occur, as well as their dynamics, in order to develop effective mitigation strategies, and in the development of new methodologies for the online measurement of this gas, which contributes towards quantifying its production in WWTPs.