• Friday, October 29, 2021
  • 14:00 - 16:15
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 1 Room South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and H2020 project Electra

Bioremediation offers low impact approaches to clean polluted soils, sediments, groundwater or wastewater. Yet in the environment, electron flow typically limits degradation, and it is difficult to control. Electro-microbiology can overcome this major hurdle. Microorganisms interacting with solid- state electron donors or acceptors can be deployed within many different matrices, for different pollutants and using diverse technological approaches minimizing or eliminating energy and/or chemical needs. This workshop will highlight the capacity of bio-electrochemical processes to tackle water pollution, such as nitrate in drinking water resources, pharmaceutical residues in wastewater and chlorinated compounds in groundwater.

Section Chairs

Nicolas Kalogerakis, Technical University of Crete
Ilaria Pietrini, ENI SpA, TEAMB – Environmental and Biological Laboratories. Research & Technological Innovation


14.00 Welcome, ELECTRA Dissemination Manager

14.05-14.10 The ELECTRA project - an EU-China initiative for enhancing bioelectro-chemical systems in bioremediation
Philippe Corvini, FHNW, ELECTRA Project Coordinator

14.10-14.20 The ELECTRA technologies approaches: a portfolio of innovative solutions for pollution challenges
Korneel Rabaey, Ghent University, ELECTRA Scientific Project Coordinator

14.20-14.40 Performance and application cases of METLAND electroactive biofilters to eliminate organic micro-pollutants in municipal wastewater
Abraham Esteve Núñez, Metfilter S.L.

14.40-15.00 Fluidized-bed and fixed-bed BES reactors for nitrate-polluted groundwater bioremediation
Sebastià Puig, University of Girona

15.00-15.20 Treating CAH contaminated groundwater with a Sequential Bioelectro-chemical Groundwater Circulation Well (GCW) Process: from the lab to the field.
Marco Zeppilli, Sapienza University Rome; Marcel Alesi, IEG Technologie GmbH

15.20-15.40 Technology benchmarking under environmental and economic aspects
Christoph Hugi, FHNW

15.40-16.15 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)