Webinar: Circular Water Series - Multitasking Microbe for Greener Wastewater Treatment - A Solution to Global Warming

Webinar: Circular Water Series - Multitasking Microbe for Greener Wastewater Treatment - A Solution to Global Warming
  • Date From 14th September 2021
  • Date To 14th September 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 08:30 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


This webinar series is aimed at anyone working in the water sector who is interested in wastewater treatment associated with microbial ecology. This session will introduce a novel bacterium capable of simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal in a greener manner, presenting an even greater opportunity for the next generation of wastewater treatment technologies, ie, the process that costs less to operate and produces less greenhouse gases, while meeting treatment targets. This session will be presented by Dr Wang Qingkun, a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at National University of Singapore.


Dr Wang Qingkun, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Wang Qingkun is currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on low-energy advanced nutrients removal from wastewater. His research has uncovered a novel bacterium capable of removing both fixed nitrogen and phosphorus in a single step, which has the potential to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment processes. Incorporation of this novel bacterium in larger scale wastewater treatment systems is currently being investigated. He is also actively involved in optimising wastewater treatment processes for enhanced nitrogen removal in partnership with Singapore’s National Water Agency (PUB) and the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), among others.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Water Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


08:30—09:30 BST.


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