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Methodology for optimization of biological wastewater treatment plant operation using toxicity and biodegradability testing of the wastewaters

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.09  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering  Ecological technology 

Code Science Field
T350  Technological sciences  Chemical technology and engineering 
aerobic biological wastewater treatment plant, anaerobic wastewater treatment plant, biodegradability testing, degradable toxicity, toxicity testing, persistent toxicity, risk assessment, technological parameters, wastewater
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12021  PhD Magda Cotman  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  370 
2.  12684  PhD Helena Podgornik  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  350 
3.  18311  PhD Vesna Stergar  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2002  22 
4.  04140  PhD Jana Zagorc-Končan  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2002 - 2004  591 
5.  14815  PhD Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn  Chemical engineering  Head  2002 - 2004  759 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0103  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Ljubljana  1626990  23,066 
2.  0104  National Institute of Chemistry  Ljubljana  5051592000  20,932 
Optimization of performance of biological wastewater treatment plant (aerobic, anaerobic) is necessary to meet emission standards, set by Slovenian legislation, which has been harmonized with European Union. Characterization of different types of wastewaters according to its toxicity and biodegradability will lead to implementation of appropriate measures to assure and maintain effective operation of biological wastewater treatment plant. Performance of the treatment plant is due to the variable composition of the influent, which affect its toxicity and biodegradability. Laboratory tests and simulations will link the changes in the influent to operation of wastewater treatment plant and to the quality of the effluent. Methodology will identify hazardous substances and possible pre-treatment methods will be proposed. Developed methodology will enable to manage wastewater treatment plant well and reduce the impact of wastewater discharge on the recipient.
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