Bio-availability of trace metals in anaerobic granular sludge reactors

  • Research & Development
  • Jun 2007 - Jun 2009
  • Donor: European Commission - Research Executive Agency
  • Donor Programme: Seventh Framework Programme of European Commission - People programme (Marie Curie)
Western Europe
Western Europe

This project aims at quantifying the speciation of metals dosed to anaerobic bioreactors, in particular UASB reactors using novel chemical speciation methods such as Donnan Membrane Technique (DMT) and Diffusive Gradient in Thin-films (DGT) for liquid media or sequential metal extraction technique for solid media. Metal speciation can be related with their bioavailability combining activity batch experiments or continuous reactor operation and different chemical speciation models.