LET 2019 Programme

Water-technology innovations for emerging challenges.

The Final programme of LET2019 is already available!

The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

Draft Programme

Check the workshops, technical sessions and technical tours options below. Note that both Technical Visits will take place simultaneously on June 14 morning (Friday).

Workshops (Monday 10 June)

Information updated on 21 May

Frontiers in Engineering Biology: New paradigms for the Water Industry

Organizer: Tom Curtis (Newcastle University) and Bill Sloan (Glasgow University)

Objective: To take the participants on the steps from the genome to individual cells (using genomics and simple metabolic models), from cells to small communities  (using individual based models) and from small communities to entire systems (using statistical emulators and computational fluid dynamics).   The stumbling blocks will be identified and “work arounds” proposed.  Fron

Expected outputs: A knowledge and understanding of the strategy and associated tools for systematic scale up from the level of the cell to an entire system.


9:30-9:50 The conceptual frame work for multiscale modelling of biological water treatment systems T Curtis (20 minutes)

9:50-10:10: Developing Component Process Based Models Bill Sloan (20 minutes)

Why technical innovation is slow and expensive and the framework for taking genome level knowledge to scale can deliver solutions 100 times more quickly than at present.

  • Cell to Community
    • Individual based models with real chemistry and mechanics running on high performance computers can model up to 108 bacteria
      • Dr Valentina Goulancea, Dr Denis Taniguchi, Dr Bowe Li
    • Community to System
      • Using statistical emulators to scale up individual based models.
        • Dr Ben Allen
      • Using intelligent robotic platforms to scale up to deliver systems scale models
        • Dr Lucile Chatelard

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee Break


  • Community to Technology
    • Connecting biological to Multiphysics representation of the technology using computational fluid dynamics in Openfoam
      • Dr Andrew Coughtrie
    • Rapid prototyping using model outputs
      • Dr Stephanie Connelly
    • Validation a different scales
      • Dr Russ Davenport and Dr Mat Brown

12:10  Next steps and challenges

  • Genome to metabolism
  • Mechanics
  • Your Challenge (Facilitated discussion)

13:00 Close

Microplastics – concern of water sector?

Organizer: Aalto University, Riku Vahala, Antonina Kruglova, Julia Talvitie

Objective: To provide an overview of the current knowledge on microplastics in water sector and identify the main knowledge gaps.

Expected outputs: The workshop will bring together utilities, scientists and other water professionals to share the current knowledge, to discuss about the best practices and to identify main knowledge gaps in the role of water sector on microplastic pollution


9:30-10.00 Introduction and welcome

10:00-11.00 The role of microplastics in different waters

  • The fate of microplastics in wastewater treatment plants
  • Wastewater-derived microplastics as carriers of pathogens and micropollutants
  • Microplastics in natural and storm waters
  • Microplastics in drinking and bottled water

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20-11.50 Round tables  

The tables are given questions related to the workshop’s topics.

Experts from the field are supporting the discussions.

Preliminary questions for round tables:

  1. Do we have enough knowledge on MPs in water sector?
  2. How should we communicate environmental and health risks to water users?
  3. What information we still need & how the information would reach people working in a water sector?
  4. What is the quality of the current data?

11.50-12.00 Table conclusions

12.00-12.30 Panel discussion

12.30- 13.00 Concluding remarks, end of workshop

Digital Water: Enabling, Empowering and Accelerating the Digital Water Revolution through information exchange

Check the extended version of the workshop here.

Organiser:  The University of Queensland, Australia

Objective: To have in-depth discussions about the role of Digital Water and its deployment across the Water Sector.

Expected outputs: This workshop is for all professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of and/or wish to lead the #DigitalWaterRevolution. Through interaction with experienced #WaterLeaders in the form of panel and group discussions, professionals will expand their understanding of the #DigitalWaterRevolution, obtain practical knowledge about numerous case-studies and participate in general discussions, with the aim to develop an IWA-wide initiative.


9:30-9:35               Introduction: background, motivation and objectives

9:35-9:45               Introducing Case-Study panellists

9:45-11:00              Case Studies on Water Digitalisation x4 (10 min each) + Questions to panel (Panelists: Xylem, Scottish Water, Suez and Northumbrian Water)

11:00 – 11:20         Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:25        Open discussion: what are the opportunities, barriers and needs to move the Water Sector into the Digital era?

11:25– 11:30          World Café introduction

11.30- 11:40           World Café round 1

11:40 – 11:50          World Café round 2

11:50 – 12: 00        Wold Café round 3

12:00 – 12:45          In-depth general discussion:

1) Reports from Wold Café tables (2min each)

2) How can we enable environments, innovative approaches, and information exchange to meet the predicted billion-dollar boom for the Water sector?

3) Targeted actions: how can the IWA enable, empower and accelerate the Digital Water Revolution?

12:55 – 13:00     Conclusions and closing

Recent developments in implementing granular sludge technology

Organiser: TU Delft, Cranfield University, Scottish Water

Objective: Aerobic granular sludge provides advantages over conventional activated sludge in terms of increased biomass density, reduced energy requirement, reduced surface requirements for treatment and clarification. The objective is to provide an overview of the recent developments in implementing granular sludge technology.

Expected outputs: Learn from the experiences from current AGS plants, gain insight about design considerations, and find out about where and where not to implement AGS technology.


14:00-14.10 Introduction. By Mario Pronk/Edward van Dijk/Ana Soares

14:10-14:40 Nereda application operational windows. Presentation by Andreas Giessen (Royal HaskoningDHV)

14:40-15:05: How can biofilm technology help us to improve wastewater treatment? Presentation by Jeremy Biddle (Bluewater Bio)

15:05-15:30: Lessons learned of a full-scale granular sludge process in a continuous flow activated sludge BNR WWTP. Presentation by Pascal Harper (AECOM)

15:30-15:50: Coffee break

15:50-16:25: Reasoning and decision making; what are the decisive factors for using AGS? Presentation by Rachel Fox and Gordon Reid (Scottish Water)

16:25-17:00: Which methods are suited to separate a granular sludge fraction from a flocculent sludge fraction? Presentation by Viktor Haaksman (TU Delft)

17:00-17:30: Plenary discussion and closure. By Mark van Loosdrecht (TU Delft)

Dissolved organic carbon in drinking water – a complex mix of challenges

Organiser: South West Water, Scottish Water and the DOC2C’s project

Objective: Effectively managing dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the water cycle is of key importance to many water utilities around the world.  This workshop will focus discussions on the nature of DOC in source water, its impact on drinking water quality and how quantity and character can be assessed and managed from catchment to consumer.

Expected outputs:

The diverse nature of DOC impacts treatment, disinfection and distribution of drinking water; it effects the efficiency and sustainability of processes as well as the aesthetic, chemical and microbiological quality of tap water supplies provided to consumers.  Changes in both the quantity and character of DOC are noted globally due to the impacts of climate change and the search for new fresh water sources including the re-use wastewater.  This workshop will share current knowledge and promote discussion on current and future challenges.


14:00-14:20 DOC in drinking water – why it is important , a utilities perspective.  Chris Rockey ( South West Water and the DOC2C’s research project)

14:20-14.50 Panel Session 1 The impact of DOC – treatment and distribution – Christine Murray (Scottish Water)

14.50-15:30 Panel Session 2 Characterisation of dissolved organic carbon: what should we be measuring? Peter Jarvis (Cranfield University)

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break

15:50-16:30 Panel Session 3 Treatment technologies for the optimum removal of DOC from Surface Water – Liesbeth Verdickt (DeWatergroep)

Bringing Leading Edge Technology to Market - a pathway to innovation Technology Companies

Organisers: Jonathan Clement and Paul O’Callaghan

The emergence of new water technologies is dramatically slow compared to other industries. There are numerous barriers to break through before a technology is adopted and accepted by utilities. On can visualize a pyramid where at the bottom there are numerous ideas, and these most often can develop and studied at the university level. In the middle are the technology companies which must work out the engineering details to make the technology functional and acceptable. Finally, at the top are the adopters which must be convinced of the merits and proven performance of the technology and have a need. The pathway to the top is long and most technologies never make it to adoption. The success rate in the water sector to move to profitably is typically > 12 years. This workshop will involve discussions across the three important sectors; academic, technology providers, and adopters, with the goal of finding ways of bringing valuable technology faster to market.


14:00 – 14:05 Opening  Jonathan Clement – the nature of the problem

14:05 – 14:10  Paul O’Callaghan – the objectives of the workshop

14:10 -14:30 University Perspective 4 panelists  moderator Paul O’Callaghan

  • Mark van Loosdrecht
  • Shane Snyder
  • Jorg Drewes
  • Bruce Rittmann

14:30- 14:50 University Discussion with audience

14:50 – 15:10 Technology companies  moderator Paul O’Callaghan

  • Randy Cable – IXOM
  • Imran Jafferey – Nanostone
  • Michael Flynn – Nasa
  • TBD

15:10 -15:30 Technology company discussion with audience

15:30 – 15:50 Break

15:50 – 16:10  Utility and End User Perspective  Moderator Jonathan Clement

  • Steve Capewell – Water corp
  • Simons  Parsons – Scottish Water
  • Uwe Solfrank – Holinger
  • Jeff Yarne – Yarne Consulting

16:10 – 16:30 Utility discussion with whole audience

16:30 – 17:30 summary discussion significant take away points Paul O’Callaghan. Whole group

Welcome Reception (Monday 10 June)

We are happy to invite you to a reception to welcome the Leading Edge Technology Conference 2019 delegates.

The event takes place on 10 June from 7.00pm at THE HUB, Edinburgh.  Thanks to Nanostone you will enjoy a real Scottish experience, a Whisky tasting, in one of the most spectacular venues of Edinburgh of classic Victorian Architecture.

Book your place NOW  (before the 1st June) if you did not book it yet here

Plenary Session (Tuesday 11 June)

Information updated on 20 May

[9:30 -10:15] Entrepreneurial Adventures in Water: Lessons Learned and Future Outlook

Eric Hoek
Founder Water Planet, United States
Professor, UCLA Engineering, United States

[10:45-11:45] Digital Water: The Journey for the Water Sector

[11:45-10:55] Ministerial Address

Roseanna Cunningham
Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform)

[11:55-12:40] How Do We Make A New Paradigm For Water Reality?

Maxine Mayhew
Constains, United Kingdom

[13:40-14:25] Micropollutants – challenges and current experiences in Switzerland

Uwe Sollfrank
Hollinger AG, Switzerland

[14:25-15:10] Arsenic technology research: crossing borders and disciplines

Doris van Halem
TU Delft , The Netherlands

[15:40-16:00] Environmental Biotechnology: Opening the black box of the slime layers

Mark van Loosdrecht
TU Delft, The Netherlands

[16:00-16:25] Environmental Biotechnology: biofilms on active substrata

Bruce Rittmann
Arizona State University, United States

[16:25-16:50] Water treatment as a service for water technology companies

Lydia Whyatt
Resonance Asset Management, United Kingdom

[17:00-18:00] Panel Discussion – How to integrate generational experience with millennial communication technology within the workforce?

Breakfast Event (Wednesday 8.00 am)

Join the Water Test Network and Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service at a FREE breakfast event to find out how your business could benefit from their transnational network of test facilities and 100% funded support packages to accelerate new innovations. The event takes place on 12 June from 8.00 at EICC, Edinburgh. Spaces are limited, so book your place NOW;Contact us at  watertestnetwork@scottishwater.co.uk  More information here 

Gala Dinner (Thursday 14 June)

Thanks to IXOM we  will celebrate the closing of the 16th Leading Edge Technology Conference. The Gala Dinner will take place on 13 June at The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This stunning venue will host a dinner full of surprises.

Dinner reception will start at 7.00pm

Dress code: Smart Casual

Book your place NOW (before the 1st June) if you did not book it yet here

Technical Visit (Friday 14 June)

Technical Visits are sold out. If you wish to subscribe to the waiting list, please register here.

Glencorse Water Treatment Works, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Glencorse Water Treatment Works nestles in the valley just below the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, to the south of Scotland’s Capital City, Edinburgh.  In order to blend into the landscape the structures and buildings are fully or partially buried and covered with grass roofs. The grass roofs are the largest in Scotland and harvest rain water to provide habitats for wildlife, plants and insects.  The works is one of Scottish Water’s largest water treatment facilities and provides potable water to around half a million people across the capital city and parts of Midlothian. The plant is designed to provide up to 175 million litres of potable water a day.

Drinking water visit:
Delegates collected from Edinburgh – EICC – 9:20
Arrive at Site and H&S briefing: 10:00 to 10:30
Project Background & Construction 10:30 to 11:00
Tour of Site 11:00 to 12:00
Bus back to Edinburgh 12:15

Glencorse Water Treatment Works 1
Glencorse Water Treatment Works 2

Technical Visit (Friday 14 June)

Seafield wastewater treatment plant, Edinburgh, Scotland

Seafield WWTP is the largest in Scotland and serves nearly 1 million PE, having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018.  Since 2011 Scottish Water and Veolia have invested £34 million into Seafield, installing new equipment to improve odour as well as a thermal hydrolysis plant which treats and pasteurises the raw sewage, generating biogas energy which provides 85% of Seafield’s electricity. The sewage is then turned into sludge cake and sold to farmers as organic fertiliser. This process makes it one of the greenest waste water treatment plants in the UK.  The plant is capable of producing up to 2300 kilowatts of sustainable electricity.

Wastewater visit:
Delegates collected from Edinburgh – EICC – 9:20
Arrive at Site and H&S briefing: 10:00 to 10:15
Project / Background 10:15 to 10:45
Short Break/Change into PPE: 10:45 to 11:00
Tour of Site: 11:00 to 12:00
Bus back to Edinburgh: 12:15


Session 1 - Recent Developments to Improve Desalination

P101 Spatially Isolating Salt Crystallisation For Continuous Solar Steam Generation And Salt Harvesting
Xia, Yun; Zhang, Xiwang (Australia)
P102 REvivED Water: Efficient And Low Energy Electrodialysis System For Brackish Water Desalination, Case Study
Alhadidi, Abdulsalam; Martini, F.; Rapp, H.J.; Gutierrez, L. (Netherlands)
P103 High Recovery Desalination System Based On Brine Treatment By Previous Softening And Membrane Distillation Process
Bayona, Carlos; Carvalho, Joana; Llopart, Nil; Repollès, Carme; Nelemans, Bart; Ferrer Mallén, Olga; Malfeito, Jorge (Spain)
P104 Volume Reduction Of RO Concentrate From Coal Chemical Industry (CCI) By Forward Osmosis (FO) 
Wang, Xiuheng; Lu, Jiandong (China)
P105 A Custom Workforce: Novel Use Of The Gradostat For The Adaptation Of Microbes For Microbial Electrochemical Devices
Wardman, Colin; Rodenas Motos, Pau; Esteve-Núñez, Abraham; Ortiz, Juan M. (Spain)
P106 Origami System For Efficient Solar Driven Desalination In Emergency Water Supply 
Xu, Ying; Wang, Wei; Ma, Jiaxiang; Liu, Dongqing; Xu, Hongbo; Cui, Fuyi (China)
P107 Boron Selective Removal By Novel Ion Exchange Column With Partial Resin Transfer Before Regeneration
Kim, Yu Chang; Kim, Yu Chang; Lee, Sungyun (Korea, Republic of)
P108 Enabling Novel Electrothermal Membrane Distillation Using HBN Coated Metal Mesh For Desalination Of Hypersaline Water 
Zuo, Kuichang; Wang, Weipeng; Elimelech, Menachem; Ajayan, Pulickel; Lou, Jun; Li, Qilin (United States)
P109 CDI Electrode Processing Methods And Their Impact On Electrode Characteristics
Bladergroen, Bernard; Hlabano Moyo, Bongibethu; Nkuna, Shonny; Smith, Nafeesah; Chitiyo, Leah (South Africa)

Session 2 - Emerging Contaminants: Microplastics, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP) and Antibiotic Resistance

P201 Exploring The Potential For Regeneration Of Micropollutants From Loaded Activated Biochar
Oesterle, Pierre; Lindberg, Richard; Jansson, Stina (Sweden)
P202 Magnetic Rod-Like Mn-Fe Oxycarbide Catalyzed Peroxymonosulfate For Efficient Oxidation Of Butyl Paraben
Jia-Cheng, Yang; Ming-Lai, Fu (China)
P203 Tetracycline Degradation And Toxicity Assessment During MPUV/PMS Process
Ao, Xiu-wei; Sun, Wen-jun (China)
P204 Occurrence Of Micro Pollutants In Raw Water And Drinking Water In Lake Constance
Petri, Michael ; Jiang, Jia-Qian (United Kingdom)
P205 Enhanced Photocatalytic Ibuprofen Removal By Magnetically Recyclable High O-species G C3N4/TiO2 Heterojunction 
Kumar, Ashutosh; Lo, Irene M. C.; Wu, Baile (Hong Kong China)
P206 Electrochemical Removal Of Emerging Contaminants From Effluent
Ferreira, Ana Rita; Guedes, Paula; Mateus, Eduardo; Ribeiro, Alexandra; Couto, Nazaré (Portugal)
P207 Emerging Contaminants In Soil Irrigated With Effluent: Electrokinetic process As A Remediation Strategy
Ferreira, Ana Rita; Guedes, Paula; Mateus, Eduardo; Ribeiro, Alexandra; Couto, Nazaré (Portugal)
P208 Microplastics In Urban Stormwaters — Designing A Method To Evaluate The Microplastic Concentrations In Stormwater Run-o
Talvitie, Julia; Talvitie, Julia (Finland)
P209 FIBERCLEAN: Monitoring And Minimisation Of Microplastics In The Lifecycle Of Textile Products And Wastewater Treatment
J.E. Sánchez-Ramírez; L. Pastor; S. Doñate; E. Licon; S. Lladó (Spain)
P210 Simultaneous Removal Of Diclofenac And Phosphorus Using A Novel Polypyrrole-modified Red Mud Adsorbent
Li, Xin; Ji, Min; Zhao, Yingxin (China)
P211 An Investigation Of Extraction And Leaching Of Plastic Additives
Tseng, Linda; Bonte, Jeremy; Levy, Jake; Chistolini, Matthew; Tiroumalechetty, Araven (United States)
P212 The Role Of Naturally Occurring Nano-phases In The Transport And Fate Of Genetic Debris
Chowdhury, Nadratun; Wiesner, Mark (United States)
P213 Investigations On Degradation Of Venlafaxine Using UV/H2O2: Connecting Laboratory And Pilot Scale
Hollman, Jordan; Dominic, John; Achari, Gopal; Tay, Joo-Hwa (Canada)
P214 Highly Recyclable Au@graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanocomposites For The Enhanced Catalytic Reduction Of Nitroarenes 
Nguyen, Thanh Binh; Doong, Ruey-An (Chinese Taipei)
P215 Benefits Of Advanced Activated Sludge Technologies For Handling Emerging Micropollutants At Low Temperature
Kruglova, Antonina; Mikola, Anna; Vahala, Riku (Finland)
P216 The Role Of Microplastics In Transfer Of Wastewater Bacteria To The Aquatic Environment
Kruglova, Antonina; Talvitie, Julia; Gonzales-Martinez, Alejandro; Mikola, Anna; Vahala, Riku (Finland)
P217 Ozone Dosage For The Removal Of Pharmaceuticals In Secondary Effluent From A Wastewater Treatment Plant Of Korea 
KIM, ILHO; LEE, Jaiyeop; TANAKA, HIROAKI (Korea, Republic of)
P218 Effect Of Rainfall Events On Variation, Partition, And Fate Of Tetracycline Antibiotics In A Rural Watershed
Dong, Jianwei; Yan, Hanlu; Chen, Qiuwen (China)
P219 Effect Of Multiple Selective Pressures On Bacterial Community In Drinking Water Treatment Process
Bai, Xiaohui; Ma, Xiaolin; Liu, Kunming; Miao, Xiaocao (China)
P220 Development Of An Efficient And Sustainable Methodology For EMerging POllutants REmoval In WWTPs (EMPORE) 
Bellagamba, Jorge; García, Héctor; Martínez, Miguel; González, Raquel; Bernal-Romero, Maria Ángeles; Santos, Jose Maria; Martínez, Francisco; Oyonarte, Silvia; Bosch, Francisco; Andreu, Javier; Company, Miguel; Prats, Daniel (Spain)
P221 Micropollutant Removal — Full-Scale Reality For The Largest Sewage Treatment Plant In Switzerland
Dinkloh, Ludwig; Dinkloh, Ludwig; Puehmeier, Tim; Ried, Achim; Stapel, Harald (Germany)
P222 Saccharin Degradation By Means Of Titanate Nanotubes Covered Onto Activated Carbon
Davididou, Konstantina; Liu, Wen; Borthwick, Alistair; Chatzisymeon, Efthalia (United Kingdom)
P223 Presence, Removal And Ecological Risk Assessment Of Antibiotics In A Wastewater Treatment Plant With Extended Aeration
Martínez-Alcalá, Isabel; Lahora, Agustin (Spain)
P224 Heterogeneous Catalyst Of Peroxymonosulfate For Degradation Of Diclofenac
Fu, Kun; Wu, Minhui; Deng, Huiping (China)
P225 Microplastics’ Temporal And Spatial Dynamics Of An Urban River Network Area In Wuxi, China
Qian, Xin; Fan, Yifan (China)
P226 Validation Of A Protocol For The Analysis Of Microplastics In Sludge 
Campo, Pablo; Holmes, Anita; Coulon, Frederic; Briones, Pablo (United Kingdom)
P227 Pharmaceutical Wastewater Treatment with Membrane Bioreactor, Nano-filtration and Reverse Osmosis
Miguez, Diana; Msamala, Jeffrey; Garcia, Hector; Hooijmans, Tineke; Brdjanovic, Damir (Netherlands)
P228 Occurrence Of Pharmaceuticals In Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants From Different Geographic Regions — A Review
Samaniego, Marvin; Vasquez, Magdaleno Jr.; Saroj, Devendra (United Kingdom)
P229 Removal Of Fluoxetine And Metoprolol From Wastewater Using Attached Growth Aerobic Bioreactor With Immersed Membrane 
Ramirez Vargas, Luis; Mijaylova Nacheva, Petia (Mexico)
P230 Inactivation Of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria And Genes By Conventional And Advanced Disinfection Methods. 
Patel, Manisha; Jia, Wenlin; Yu, Pingfeng; Alvarez, Pedtro; Li, Qilin; Zuo, Kuichang (United States)
P231 Effect Of Ozone/Biologically-Active Carbon Filtration On Microbial Community Structure And Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Blair, Matthew; Pruden, Amy; Bott, Charles (United States)
P232 Removal Behaviour Of Tetracycline From Aqueous Solution By MPAC-H2O2 System
Zhou, Jiahui; Guo, Haijuan; Ma, Fang (China)
P233 Continuous Hospital Wastewaters Treatment By Trametes Versicolor : Comparison Between Operational Strategies
Blánquez, Paqui; Torán, Maria Josefina; Mir-Tutusaus, Josep Anton; Sarrà, Montserrat; Villagrasa, Marta; Rodriguez-Mozaz, Sara; Caminal, Glòria (Spain)
P234 Occurrence Of Microplastics In Water … Size Does Matter! 
Olabode, Lola; Olabode, Lola; Radke, Christine (United States)
P235 Critical Evaluation And Assessment Of Health And Environmental Risks From Antibiotic Resistance In Reuse And Wastewater 
Olabode, Lola; Olabode, Lola; McGregor, Stefani (United States)
P236 Integrating Management Of Emerging Contaminants In Biological Treatment When Developing A Broad Reuse Portfolio
Sathyamoorthy, Sandeep; Hoar, Catherine; Ramsburg, Charles Andrew; Chandran, Kartik (United States)
P237 Monitoring Emerging Contaminants In Wastewater Treatments By Fluorescence EEM 
Roccaro, Paolo; Sgroi, Massimiliano; Anumol, Tarun; Vagliasindi, Federico G. A.; Korshin, Gregory V.; Snyder, Shane A. (Italy)

Session 3 - Micro-contaminant Control in Drinking Water

P302 Biodegradation Of Non-sterodial Anti-inflammatory Drugs By Pseudoxanthomonas Sp. DIN-3 Isolated From BAC Process
Lu, Zedong; Sun, Wenjun (China)
P303 Biological Enhancement By Phosphate Addition For Organic Matter Removal In MBR System 
P304 Real-time And Selective Detection Of Nitrates In Water Using Graphene-based Field-effect Transistor Sensors
Chen, Xiaoyan; Pu, Haihui; Fu, Zipeng; Sui, Xiaoyu; Chang, Jingbo; Chen, Junhong; Mao, Shun (China)
P305 Nitrogen-doped Nanocarbons For Metal-free Catalytic Oxidation: Integrated Experimental And Theoretical Investigations
Li, Huarui; Tian, Jiayu; Cui, Fuyi; Duan, Xiaoguang; Wang, Shaobin (China)
P306 Kinetics Of Lipid Regulator Degradation By Solar/chlorine: Mechanism And Affecting Factors
Fang, Jingyun; Kong, Xiujuan; Wang, Liping; Wu, Zihao (China)
P307 Zero Valent Iron Catalytic Fenton Oxidation In The Treatment Of Micro Pollutant — Evidence Of Synergetic Effect 
Goswami, Anuradha; Jiang, Jia-Qian (United Kingdom)
P308 Ultratrace Antibiotic Sensing In Running Water Using Aptamer/Graphene-based Field-effect Transistors
Chen, Xiaoyan; Chen, Xiaoyan; Mao, Shun (China)
P309 Enhanced Photochemical Oxidation Of PPCPs Using A Combination Of Solar Irradiation And Free Available Chlorine 
Cheng, Shuangshuang; Zhang, Xinran; Yang, Xin (China)
P310 Influences Of Dissolved Organic Matter Composition On Microbial Community Composition In  Drinking Water Supply System
Chen, Jiping (China)
P311 Effect Of Biological Activated Carbon Filter Depth And Backwashing Process On Transformation Of Biofilm Community
Qi, Wanqi; Li, Weiying (China)
P312 Adsorption Of Phosphate And Heavy Metals Onto Micro-sized Ferric Hydroxide In Fluidized Bed Reactors
Hilbrandt, Inga; Ruhl, Aki Sebastian; Jekel, Martin (Germany)
P313 Ciprofloxacin Removal Catalysed By Conductive Carbon Materials
Pereira, Luciana; Antunes, Ana Catarina; Cavaleiro, Ana Júlia; Silva, Ana Rita; Soares, Salomé; Pereira, Manuel Fernando; Alves, Maria Madalena (Portugal)
P314 Kinetic Of Haloacetamides Stability In Drinking Water
Ding, Shunke; Chu, Wenhai (China)
P315 Mechanistic Identification Of Key Photocatalytic Property(ies) Governing PPCPs Removal
Khan, Musharib; Fung, Christopher S. L.; Kumar, Ashutosh; He, Juhua; Lo, Irene M. C.; Wu, Baile (China)
P316 Chemical Regeneration Of Activated Carbon Exhausted By Problematic Micro-pollutants In Water Treatment
Larasati, Amanda; Graham, Nigel J. D.; Fowler, Geoff (United Kingdom)
P317 LED Based TiO2 Photocatalytic Degradation Of Sulfolane
Dharwadkar, Sripriya; Yu, Linlong; Achari, Gopal (Canada)
P318 PFAS And PFOS: A New Challenge For The Australian Water Industry
Capewell, Steve; Capewell, Steve (Australia)
P319 Chlorate Occurrence And Operational Implications In Drinking Water.
Briones, Pablo; Goslan, Emma (United Kingdom)
P320 Recovery Of Giardia Spp. Cysts And Cryptosporidium Spp. Oocysts By Calcium Carbonate Flocculation
Freitas, Bárbara; Fava, Natália; Terin, Ulisses; Medeiros, Raphael; Andreoli, Fernando; Sabogal-Paz, Lyda Patricia (Brazil)
P321 Transformation Of Methamphetamine And Analogues To (Halo)nitromethane Carcinogens By Water Treatment With Ozone/Chlorine
Shi, Jiaming (Lily); McCurry, Daniel (United States)
P322 A Potential Approach For The OH Radicals Scavenging Factor In The UV Advanced Oxidation Process Using FEEM/PARAFAC
HWANG, TAE-MUN; Nam, Sook-Hyun; Koo, Jae-Wuk; Kim, Eun-Jun (Korea Republic of)
P323 Biological Triple Bed Filters For Achieving The New Arsenic Target Of <1 <micro>G/L
van Halem, Doris; van Halem, Doris; de Ridder, David (Netherlands)
P324 Effects Of Al Speciation On AOM-derived DBP Formation And Control In PACl Coagulation For Algae-laden Water
Ika, Aldeno Rachmad; Lin, Jr-Lin (Chinese Taipei)
P325 UV-LED Technology With Chlorine As An Advanced Oxidation Process For The Removal Of Pesticides From Drinking Water
Fernández Lozano, Javier; Chrysoula, Sfynia; Autin, Olivier; Peter, Jarvis; Carra, Irene (United Kingdom)
P326 Machine Learning Approaches To Predict Heavy Metal Concentrations In A Drinking Water Source In Taihu Lake Region
Lu, Hao; Qian, Xin (China)
P327 Full Scale Implementation Of New Zirconium Coagulant In Water Treatment
Hakonsen, Tor; Hakonsen, Tor; Christensen, Ekaterina (Norway)
P328 Cyanobacteria; Chlorine Dioxide; Oxidative Stress
Pulsawad, Patomporn; Knapp, Charles; Switzer, Christine (United Kingdom)
P329 On-line Zeta Potential Measurement For Coagulation Control Of Surface Waters
Jefferson, Bruce; Smith, Ryan; Hassard, Francis; Sharp, Emma; Jarvis, Peter; Montalban, Lorena; Worley, Thomas; Liu, Peiying (United Kingdom)
P330 Solar Photocatalysis For Removal Of Micro-contaminant In Water
Zhang, Lili (China)
P331 The Influence Of Bromide On The Degradation, DBPs Formation And Toxicity Of Sulfonamides In UV/free Chlorine Treatment
Huiming, Xiang; Yisheng, Shao; Naiyun, Gao; Xian, Lu; Wenhai, Chu; Na, An; Chaoqun, Tan; Xuhui, Zheng; Yuqiong, Gao (China)
P332 Porous alpha-FeOOH/RGO Hydrogels For Antibiotic Removal In High Efficiency
Zhuang, Yuan; Shi, Baoyou (China)
P333 Low-cost Paper-origami Device For Rapid Microbial Analysis 
Yang, Zhugen; Yang, Zhugen (United Kingdom)
P334 Pile Cloth Media Filtration To Remove Algae From Reservoir Water To Enhance Water Treatment Works Resilience
Chipps, Michael; O’Reilly, Jenny; Freeman, Hayley; Kemp, Jonathan; Schmucki, Guido (United Kingdom)
P335 Smart Technology Platform With Engineered Natural Materials
Silva, Marcia; Manjili, Mohsen; Lin, Yuting; Zhang, Yan (United States)
P337 Oocyst Recovery Methods In Water Treatment Sludge Samples 
Sammarro Silva, Kamila Jessie; Sabogal-Paz, Lyda Patricia (Brazil)
P338 Microorganisms Removal By Household Slow Sand Filters In Continuous And Intermittent Flows
Fava, Natália; Terin, Ulisses; Freitas, Bárbara; Medeiros, Raphael; Andreoli, Fernando; Sabogal-Paz, Lyda Patricia (Brazil)
P339 Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance By The Synergy Of Bi Vacancies And Bi0 In Bi0-Bi2-&#948;MoO6
Zhang, Lili; Zhang, Lili (China)
P340 Protecting Water Resources By Implementation Water Safety Plans
Mohebbi, Mohammad Reza; Oktaie, Sogol; Azam vaghefi, Kooshiar; Montazeri, Ahmad (Iran)

Session 4 - Energy efficiency and Resource Recovery in Wastewater Treatment

P401 Resources Recovery In Wastewater Treatment Plants In Sao Paulo Macrometropolis
Cardoso Chrispim, Mariana; Antunes Nolasco, Marcelo; Scholz, Miklas (Sweden)
P402 Hybrid Forward Osmosis System For Concentration Of Urban Wastewater And Reuse
de la Torre, Teresa; Álvarez, Ana; Malfeito, Jorge (Spain)
P403 Bioelectrochemically Assisting Low-temperature Anaerobic Digestion Of Low-organic Strength Wastewater
Qiao, Sen; Qiao, Sen (China)
P404 Simultaneous Removal Of Cs+, Sr2+ And I- From Aqueous Solution By Ag2O Grafted Titanate Nanomaterials
Fu, Jing; Liu, Dejun; Zhang, Rong; Luo, Tian (China)
P405 Bubble Generation At Micro-Orifices With Application To Wastewater Treatment
Mohseni, Ehsan; Reinecke, Sebastian Felix; Hampel, Uwe (Germany)
P406 Advanced Control Of The Treatment Of Industrial Waste Water 
Cornips, Ray; Scherrenberg, Sigrid; Jansen, Rick; Cornips, Ray (Netherlands)
P407 Application Of Dynamic Membrane Bioreactor (DMBR) For A Successful Anammox Process
Zhu, Yijing; Wang, Yayi; Wu, Min; Cao, Lijuan (China)
P408 NPHarvest — A New Energy Efficient Nitrogen Recovery Technology 
Kaljunen, Juho; Mikola, Anna; Sah, Rajeev; Pradhan, Surendra; Vahala, Riku; Aurola, Anne-Mari (Finland)
P409 Phosphorus Recovery For Fertilizer Use From Point Sources, A Case Study In Uruguay
Barcala Paolillo, Maria Victoria; Miguez, Diana; García, Hector; Madera, Carlos (Uruguay)
P410 Formation Of Self-aggregated Axenic Granular Biofilms As An Innovative And Sustainable Fermentation Technology
Dockx, Lennert; D’aes, Jolien; Dries, Jan (Belgium)
P411 Integrated Upgrading And Liquefaction Process For The Production Of Bio-lng And Liquid BioCO2
Arminjon, jean-baptiste; Arminjon, jean-baptiste (France)
Sanromà, Clara; Llopart, Nil; Navea, Susana; Toscano, A.; Contreras, Sandra; Meabe, Elena; Ferrer Mallén, Olga; Jiménez-Banzo, Ana; Malfeito, Jorge (Spain)
P413 RAVITA™- Innovative Nutrient Recovery From Wastewater
Rossi, Laura; Reuna, Sini; Heinonen, Mari; Fred, Tommi (Finland)
P414 Embedding Intelligence Inside Integrated Pumping Systems Resolves Operation Challenges In Wastewater Applications
de Kerchove, Alexis; de Kerchove, Alexis; Harvey, Chris; Henningson, Synneve (Sweden)
P415 Advanced Aeration Controls In Smart Wastewater Treatment Plant
P416 A Novel Design: Energetically Efficient Gut For The Wastewater And Highly Recovered Resource For The Industry 
Sayin, Busra Asena; Yilmaz, Funda (Turkey)
P417 Phosphorus Recovery From Waste Streams Via A Hybrid Process Of Adsorption And Struvite Crystallization
Yan, Hanlu; Chen, Qiuwen; Dong, Jianwei (China)
P418 Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Wastewater By Bioelectrochemical Systems With Purple Phototrophic Bacteria: Effec
Vasiliadou, Ioanna; Melero, Juan Antonio; Martinez, Fernando; Esteve-Núñez, Abraham; Puyol, Daniel (Spain)
P419 Production Of Bacterial Lipids From Hydrocarbon-based Wastewaters In Sequencing Batch Airlift Reactors (SBAR)
Marques Silva, Ana; Fernandes, Margarida; Fiume, Francesca; Castro, Ana Rita; Pereira, Alcina (Portugal)
P420 Anaerobic Treatment Of Fat Content Wastewater At Various Loading Rates
Xie, AO; Popat, Sudeep (United States)
P421 A Pilot Scale Evaluation Of Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) Technology For BNR Process Intensification
Sathyamoorthy, Sandeep; Bagchi, Samik; Gordon, Kelly; Coutts, Daniel; Houweling, Dwight (United States)
P422 Challenging The Aerobic Paradigm Of Municipal Wastewater Treatment 
Coffey, Carolyn; Figueroa, Linda; Munakata Marr, Junko (United States)
P423 Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Design And Performance: A Comparison Of The CSTR-AnMBR, UASB AnMBR, And UASB-Aerobic MBR 
Chang, Sheng; Chen, Han (Canada)
P424 Electrochemical Sulfide Removal And Caustic Recovery From Real Spent Caustic Streams 
Ntagia, Eleftheria; Fiset, Erika; Truong Cong Hong, Linh; Vaiopoulou, Eleni; Rabaey, Korneel (Belgium)
P425 Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Reuse Via Tandem N-ZVI/Flat-sheet AMBR: Resource Recovery And Membrane Fouling Potentials
Abass, Olusegun; Zhang, Kaisong (Singapore)
P426 When Multivariate Analysis Is Not Enough. Data-driven Optimal Control Parameters In WRRF, A Scandinavian Experience
Piciaccia, Luca; Basili, Roberto; Croce, Danilo (Norway)
P427 Sustainability Indicators For The Evaluation Of Wastewater Technologies 
Ling, Jiean; Germain-Cripps, Eve; Lee, Jacquetta; Saroj, Devendra (United Kingdom)
P428 Mass Flows, Market Value And Potential Environmental Benefits Of Resource Recovery From Waters In Scotland
Dionisi, Davide; Bolaji, Ifeoluwa; Geris, Josie (United Kingdom)
P429 3D Melamine-ppy Anode For Electricity Generation Of Dual-chamber Microbial Fuel Cell Influenced By Temperatures
Zhang, Jingjing; Wang, Wei; Liu, Dongmei (China)
P430 The Resiliency And Performance Of Oxygenic Photogranules Under Light-Induced Stress Conditions
Downes, Samuel; Butler, Caitlyn (United States)
P431 Phosphorus And Ammonia Removal And Recovery Through Ion Exchange (IEX) Process At Demonstration Scale. 
Guida, Samuela; Rubertelli, Giorgia; Huang, Xiangjun; Jefferson, Bruce; Soares, Ana (United Kingdom)
P432 Low Energy, Low Cost Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors Utilising Cloth Filters
Jefferson, Bruce; Albardia, Luca; Soares, Ana; Campitelli, Antonio; McAdam, Ewan (United Kingdom)
P433 Textile Industry Wastewater Treatment For Recovery And Reuse In Production Processes
Valerdi Negreros, Erika; Mijaylova Nacheva, Petia (Mexico)
P434 Influence Of Volumetric Loading Rate On Aerobic Sewage Treatment For Indigenous Algal Growth: A Biorefinery Concept 
Mendoza, Maria de Lourdes; Aray-Andrade, Maria Magdalena; Moreira, Cesar; Amaya, Jorge Luis; Zhang, Lehua; Bermudez, Rafael (Ecuador)
P435 Aerobic Granular Sludge Treatment Performance In Wastewater Treatment Plants With Significant Salinity Fluctuations 
Giesen, Andreas; Giesen, Andreas (Netherlands)
P436 Increasing Wastewater Treatment Works Headroom Through Process Intensification And Novel Technologies
Fox, Rachel; Cartmell, Elise; Reid, Gordon; Kennedy, Tamsyn (United Kingdom)
P437 Results From Full-scale Drop In MABR IFAS System Increasing The Capacity Of An Existing WWTP
Heffernan, Barry; Syron, Eoin; Romero, Pablo; Nemeth, Andras; de la Garcia, Teresa; Sanchez Jimenez, Jesus; Salcedo Borao, Indalecio; Mico Reche, Maria (Ireland)
P438 Plant-wide Optimization Through Dynamic Compartmental Modelling And Analysis Of Limiting Processes
De Mulder, Chaim; Rehman, Usman; Flameling, Tony; Weijers, Stefan; Nopens, Ingmar (Belgium)
P439 Multivariate Analysis For Behavioural System Analysis In The SCENA Process
Vasilaki, Vasileia; Conca, Vincenzo; Frison, Nicola; Fatone, Francesco; Katsou, Evina (United Kingdom)
P440 Advanced Modelling Tools For The Description Of Struvite Recovery Technologies
Lizarralde, Izaro; Elduayen-Echave, Beñat; S. Larraona, Gorka; Grau, Paloma (Spain)
P441 Comparison of polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) media in a moving bed biofilm reactor
Parsotamo, Anjani; Parsotamo, Anjani (United Kingdom)
P442 Removal Cr (III) In Aqueous Solution By Ion Exchange Material Made From Modified Waste Polystyrene With Sulfonating Agen
Nguyen, Quoc Hung; Nguyen, Manh Khai; Bart, Van der Bruggen; Pham, Thi Thuy (Vietnam)
P443 Tolerance Of Electro-active Bacteria To The Concentration Shock Of Azo Dye In Single-chamber Bio-electrochemical Systems
P444 Recovery Of The Iron-phosphate Mineral Vivianite From Anaerobically Digested Sewage Sludge Using Magnetic Separation
Wijdeveld, Wokke (Netherlands)
P445 Impact Of Influent Suspended Solids On AGS Formation In A AGS Reactor Treating Brewery Wastewater
De Vleeschauwer, Flinn; Dobbeleers, Thomas; Caluwé, Michel; Stes, Hannah; Copot, Cosmin; Dries, Jan (Belgium)
P446 AGS Formation And Stability In A Dynamically Controlled Anaerobic/aerobic SBR With Varying Influent COD Concentrations
De Vleeschauwer, Flinn; Dobbeleers, Thomas; Caluwé, Michel; Copot, Cosmin; Dries, Jan (Belgium)
P447 Efficient Secondary Treatment: A Key To Environmental Efficient Wastewater Treatment
Lazic, Aleksandra; Baresel, Christian (Sweden)

Session 5 - Novel Disinfection Technologies

P501 Improving Disinfection Method And Monitoring Bacteriological Quality Of Water — Lessons From West Bengal, India
Dr. Debasri Mukherjee; Dr. M.N.Roy (India)
P502 The Impact And Mechanism Of Algae Growth Phase From Chlorination Of Microcystis Aeruginosa On The Formation Of Disinfect
Hao, Xiujuan; Huang, Rui; Tian, Jiayu; Cui, Fuyi (China)
P503 The Role Of Microbubbles In Water Treatment: Next Generation Oxidation
John, Alexander; Jarvis, Peter; Carra, Irene; Brookes, Adam; Jefferson, Bruce (United Kingdom)
P504 Novel Electrochemical Drinking Water Treatment Process For Small And Remote Community Applications
McBeath, Sean; Hajimalayeri, Adel; Mohseni, Madjid; Wilkinson, David; Graham, Nigel (United Kingdom)
P505 Formation Kinetics Of Disinfection Byproducts In Algal-laden Water During Chlorination
Zhang, Huizhong; Huang, Rui (China)
P506 Validation Of A UV Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Reactor For Low-energy Disinfection Of Municipal Drinking Water
Autin, Olivier; Renton, Alister; Simpson, Matthew; McNulty, Peter (United Kingdom)
P507 Electrocatalytic Products Analysis And Continuous Algae Elimination Of Two Different Titanium-Based Electrodes
Zhao, Lina; Jia, Yuhong; You, Hong; Wang, Shutao; Chen, Guozhen (China)
P508 Synthesis Of TiO2/Ti3C2TX Catalysts For Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation Of Methylene Blue
Othman, Zakarya; Mackey, Hamish; Mahmoud, Khaled (Qatar)
P509 Understanding The Electrochemical Production Of Ferrate As An Advanced Oxidant Alternative For Drinking Water Treatment
Diaz, Macarena; Doederer, Katrin; Ledezma, Pablo; Cataldo, Macarena; Keller, Jurg (Australia)
P510 The Use Of Biofilms For Controlling Pathogenic Bacteria In Water.
JAC, Steven, RMS, Thorn, A, Gregg, JE, Lee, D, Nettleton, A, Cox and DM, Reynolds (United Kingdom)
P511 Assessing The Efficacy Of Continuous Electrochlorination On The Disinfection Of Drinking Water
Permala, Ratish; Kesners, Viktor; Zappia, Luke; Ramsay, Joshua; Watkin, Elizabeth; Croue, Jean-Philippe (Australia)
P512 Comparative Evaluation Of HPC Methods And ATP Bioluminescence For Monitoring E.coli With UV Disinfection
HWNAG, TAE-MUN; Nam, Sook-Hyun; Koo, Jae-Wuk; Kim, Eun-Ju (Korea Republic of)
P513 Inactivation Of Three Different Aspergillus Species In Drinking Water Using Light-emitting Diodes
Oliveira, Beatriz; Barreto Crespo, Teresa; Pereira, Vanessa (Portugal)

Session 6 - Emerging Technologies for Nutrient Removal

P601 Highly Porous Zirconium-crosslinked Graphene Oxide/ Alginate Aerogel Beads For Enhanced Phosphate Removal
Shan, Sujie; Cui, Fuyi (China)
P602 Enhanced Aerobic Granulation By Applying The Low-intensity Direct current Electric Field Via Reactive Iron Anode
Guo, Yuan; Shi, Wenxin; Li, Weiguang (China)
P603 Increased Growth And Denitrification Process Of Denitrifiers By Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Via Enhancing Carbon Source
Jiang, Meng; Zheng, Xiong; Chen, Yinguang (China)
P604 Nutrient Removal And Microbial Community Analysis Of A Stable Microalgal-bacterial Consortium Treating Real Wastewater
Petrini, Serena; Foladori, Paola; Armanini, Federica; Segata, Nicola; Andreottola, Gianni (Italy)
P605 Development Of CeO2 Nanoparticles For Ultrafast Phosphorus Removal To Meet Low Phosphorus Limits
Lo, Irene M. C.; Wu, Baile (Hong Kong China)
P606 Optimizing Chemical Usage And Meeting Effluent Phosphorus Permit Compliance Levels For Major Utilities In The UK
Abinet, Roderick; Abinet, Roderick (Germany)
P607 Potential Of Sulfide-based Denitrification For Municipal Wastewater Treatment
Van den Hove, Annelies; Baeten, Janis; Decru, Stijn; Volcke, Eveline (Belgium)
P608 Recycling Of Nitrogen With Nanomodified Vermiculite
Rama, Miradije; Eklund, Olav; Laiho, Taina; Lehto, Kirsi (Finland)
P609 Biological Nutrient Removal Via Nitritation-Denitritation Using Granular Sludge: An Onsite Pilot Demonstration
Dobbeleers, Thomas; Dobbeleers, Thomas; Godefroid, Bernard; D’aes, Jolien; Dries, Jan (Belgium)
P610 Nitrogen Removal Performance Of The Combination Of A-B Process And Deammonification Process Using A Pilot Scale Plant.
Awata, Takanori; Fukuzaki, Yasuhiro; Sakai, Kosuke; Lai Minh, Quan; Nakata, Masayuki; Watanabe, Tetsufumi; Hosoda, Natsumi; Ishikura, Ayami; Okanouchi, Teruyo; Kajimoto, Chikara; Tajima, Atsushi (Japan)
P611 Achieving Stable Mainstream Nitrite Shunt: NOB Adaptation Solved
Duan, Haoran; Ye, Liu; Lu, Xuanyu; Yuan, Zhiguo; Wang, Zhiyao (Australia)
P612 Effect of operating conditions on N2O emissions from one-stage partial nitritation-anammox reactors
Wan, Xinyu; Baeten, Janis; Volcke, Eveline (Belgium)
P613 Nitrogen Removal Performance,change Of Functional Genes And QS In An Anammox Biofilm Reactor Under Different Temperature
Liu, Lingjie; Wang, Fen; Ji, Min (China)
P614 Potential Of Off-gas Analyses For Aerobic Granular Sludge Reactors
Baeten, Janis; van Dijk, Edward; Pronk, Mario; van Loosdrecht, Mark; Volcke, Eveline (Belgium)
P615 Enhancing Extracellular Enzyme Activity At High Organic Loading Rate In An Attached Growth Reactor
Biddle, Jeremy; Hassard, Francis; Harnett, Richard; Stephenson, Tom (United Kingdom)
P616 Effect Of COD On Mainstream Anammox: Evaluation Of Process Performance, Granule Morphology And Nitrous Oxide Production
Pijuan, Maite; Ribera-Guardia, Anna; Balcazar, Jose Luis; Mico, Mª del Mar (Spain)
P617 Enhanced Nitrogen Removal And Microbial Community Structure In Hybrid Sequencing Batch Reactors
Azari Najaf Abad, M.; Jurnalis, A.; Denecke, M. (Germany)
P618 Application Of The ELAN<startsup>®<endsup> Anammox Based Process To Treat Digested Blackwater In A Decentralized Wastewater System
Tocco, Giaime; Pedrouso, Alba; Val del Rio, Angeles; Carucci, Alessandra; Morales, Nicolas; Milia, Stefano; Mosquera-Corral, Anuska (Spain)
P619 Settling Behavior Of Full-scale Aerobic Granular Sludge
van Dijk, Edward; Pronk, Mario; van Loosdrecht, Mark (Netherlands)
P620 The Photo-anaerobic Raceway For Domestic Sewage: Cradle-to-cradle Design In Wastewater Treatment
Puyol, Daniel; Monsalvo, Victor; Rodriguez, Ivan; Molina, Raul; Segura, Yolanda; Martinez, Fernando; Melero, Juan Antonio; Rogalla, Frank (Spain)
P621 Harvest According  To The Nutrient Retention Of The Hydrophytes
Tong, Chunfu; Che, Yue; Yang, Kai; Xu, Chenghao; Xia, Xin (China)
P622 Strategy Development To Mitigate N2O Emission In A Short-cut BNR AGS-SBR System Treating Meat Processing Wastewater
Stes, Hannah; Dries, Jan; Caluwé, Michel; Dobbeleers, Thomas; D’aes, Jolien; Aerts, Sven; De Langhe, Piet (Belgium)
P623 Assessment On The Individual Impacts Of NaCl, KCl, And Na2SO4 On Seawater Cultivated Granular Sludge
Sivasubramanian, Raghavendran; Chen, Guang- hao; Mackey, Hamish (Qatar)
P624 Full-Scale Demonstration Of Aerobic Granular Sludge In A Conventional Continuous Flow Activated Sludge BNR Plant
Stinson, Beverley; Stinson, Beverley; Galvagno, Giampiero; Sears, Keith (United States)
P625 Application Of Facultative MBR (FMBR) — A Novel, Simple And Affordable Innovative Technology
Littleton, Helen; Littleton, Helen; Liao, Zhimin (United States)
P626 Cathode Modification To Enhance The Nitrate Removal In Biofilm Electrode Reactor(BER)
Zhai, Siyuan; Zhao, Yingxin; Ji, Min (China)
P627 Immobilized Phosphate Binding Protein Can Selectively Remove And Recover Phosphorus
Venkiteshwaran, Kaushik; Wells, Erin; Mayer, Brooke (United States)
P628 New Generation Of MBBR For Biological Treatment Of Carbon, Nitrogen And Phosphorus
Humbert, Hugues; Lemaire, Romain; Germain, Tristan; Scherpereel, Guillaume; Bigot, Bruno (France)
P629 Impact Of Imploding Cavities And Supercavitation On Industrial Water Pollutants
Schmid, Andreas; Schmid, Andreas (Germany)
P630 Characterisation Of Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag Used For Phosphorus Removal In Constructed Wetlands
Le Corre, Kristell; Le Corre, Kristell; Jefferson, Bruce (United Kingdom)
P631 Efficient Nitrogen And Phosphorus Removal From Low C/N Real Domestic Wastewater With Aerobic Granular Sludge
Campo, Riccardo; Sguanci, Sara; Caffaz, Simone; Lubello, Claudio; Lotti, Tommaso (Italy)
P632 A Pilot Scale Study On Start-up And Stable Operation Of Modified EBPR Process With Low Carbon Source At Low Temperature
Liu, Jie; Song, Xinxin; Lin, Jia; Zhang, Fan; Jiang, Han (China)
P633 Understanding Ecological Characteristics Of Urban Stormwater Low Impact Strategies For Optimized Treatment Benefits
Kim, Lee-Hyung (Korea Republic of)
P634 Development Of Nutrient Solution Treatment System In Hydroponic Cultivation System
Lee, Ju Young; Yang, Jung-Seok; Park, Soo Hyun; Jhin, Changho (Korea Republic of)
P635 Phosphorus Removal Bioaugmentation Using Mycelial Pellets As Biomass Carrier
Kong, Xiangzhen; Guo, Haijuan; Ma, Fang (China)
P636 Three-dimensional Electrodeposition For Copper Recovery From Mining Waste Water: Pilot Scale Validation
Arnaldos Orts, Marina; Manzano, J.; Monasterio, S.; Arnaldos, M.; Bernat, X.; Aguilera, Y.; Carrillo, F. (Spain)
P637 Process Design To Achieve Mainstream Deammonification In Temperate Climates
Ochs, Pascal; Martin, Ben; Germain-Cripps, Eve; van Loosrecht, Mark; Stephenson, Tom; Soares, Ana (United Kingdom)
P638 Taking Mainstream Deammonification Out Of The Box And Into Practice
Sathyamoorthy, Sandeep; Park, Peter; Rhu, David (United States)
P639 Recent Success In Exploiting Deeper Anaerobic Conditions By Alternative Process Configurations For Biological P Removal
Koodie, Tony; Barnard, James; Chan, Tak; Dunlap, Patrick; Steichen, Mark (United Kingdom)
P640 Apatite And Steel Slag Media For Sustainable Phosphorus Removal 
Fonseca, Naiara; Germain, Eve; Jefferson, Bruce (United Kingdom)
P641 Enhanced Tertiary Nitrification With Biocatalyst Reactors
Bobbio, Johanna; Martin, Ben; Germain, Eve; Nair, Ajay (United Kingdom)

Session 7 - Advanced Membrane Applications in Drinking Water

P701 High-strength CuO Doped Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane: Preparation, Characterization And Catalytic Activity
Wang, Songxue; Tian, Jiayu; Cui, Fuyi (China)
P702 Dissolved Methane Removal And Recovery From Groundwater Using Vacuum And Sweep Gas In Hollow Fibre Membrane Contactors
Heinsbroek, Abel; Sjoerdsma, Peter (Netherlands)
P703 Membranes In UK Potable Water Treatment: The Past, The Present And The Future
Koodie, Tony; Ostrowski, James; Elphinston, Andrew; Veerapaneni, Vasu (United Kingdom)
P704 Development Of Photocatalytic Membranes And Inactivation Of A. Fumigatus In Drinking Water Using A Hybrid Reactor
Pereira, Vanessa; Oliveira, Beatriz; Huertas, Rosa; Fraga, Carmo; Crespo, Teresa; Crespo, João (Portugal)

Session 8 - Sludge Management - including energy generation

P801 Real-time Automated Sludge Treatment Using Proven Algorithms At An Already Advanced Major Municipality In Denmark
Abinet, Roderick; Abinet, Roderick (Germany)
P802 Use Of Artificial Intelligence Methods To Predict Sludge Dewatering Performance
Karpova, Tatjana; Havansi, Hannele; Recktenwald, Michael (Finland)
P803 Sludge Management Improvements Through The Implementation Of Real-time Analytics And Electronic Anti-Fouling Treatment
Malek, Payam; Downes, Graham; Buchanan, Annelle; Steele, Chris (United Kingdom)
P804 Low Cost Pretreatment Of Waste Activated Sludge For Increased Biogas Production At The Municipal WWTP 
Budych-Gorzna Magdalena; Oleskowicz-Popiel Piotr; Jaroszynski Lukasz (Poland)
P805 Application Of Hydrothermal Carbonization For A Sustainable Valorization Of Sewage Sludge 
Mannarino, Gemma; Mannarino, Gemma; Puccini, Monica; Vitolo, Sandra; Gori, Riccardo; Aiello, Massimo; Salimbeni, Andrea; Caffaz, Simone (Italy)
P806 Industrial Biogas Project For Faecal Sludge Management In African Continent: Opportunities And Challenges
Cheng, Shikun; Mang, Heinz-Peter; Li, Zifu; Boitin, Tong; Wu, Ting (China)
P807 Moving Towards Maximum Biosolids Reduction: Achieving Ultra-dewatering Of Sludge
Choo-Kun, Marlene; Fournot McGill, Alexandra; Camacho, Patricia; Poignant, Alain; Bourdais, Jean-Louis; chevrel, Marc (France)

Programme Topics

The LET 2019 taking place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, will cover 8 programme topics:

Jorg Drewes, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
Shane A. Snyder, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)  (Singapore)

In the past 5 years there has been significant increased concern by utilities and the public about micro-contaminants in drinking water. This is part due to improved detection methodologies and increased production of pharmaceuticals and chemicals. This session will focus on the detection and advanced treatment technologies to remove target compounds.

Domenico Santoro, Trojan Technologies (Canada)
Pedro Alvarez, Rice University (United States)

There is a need for novel microbial control approaches that enhance water safety and minimize formation of harmful disinfection byproducts and harmful bacteria in drinking water systems. This session focuses on innovative materials and approaches, informed by microbial ecology and techno-economic constraints, for the control of harmful bacteria in drinking water and biofilms.

Jonathan Clement, Nanostone Water Inc. (The Netherlands)
Stewart Sutherland, Scottish Water (United Kingdom) 

In the past decade there has been much focus on the development of specialized materials for membranes applications for the treatment of drinking water. However, in reality very few of the developments have been applied in working systems. This session will focus on advanced membranes using alternative materials that have been successfully employed in-situ.

Ahmad Al Amoudi,  Desalination Technology Research Institute (DTRI), SWCC (Saudi Arabia)
Nikolay Voutchkov, Water Globe Consultants, LLC (United States)

Across the world there has been considerable investment to find alternative approaches to high-energy demanding desalination. This session will focus on creative system solutions and advanced salt separation technologies.

Ana Soares, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)
Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)

The session will focus on novel concepts and processes to improve environmental efficiency of wastewater treatment plants by either optimizing energy efficiency or resource recovery. Papers that discuss technoeconomic life cycle assessment (LCA) or economic aspects are also invited.

Despo Fatta-Kassinos, University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
Thomas Ternes, Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Koblenz  (Germany)

With the increased public concern related to pollution by emissions of microconstituents of effluents, water utilities have to evaluate the impact of these emissions. This session will address conversions in wwtp’s and efficient technologies for the removal of these compounds.

Jurg Keller, The University of Queensland  (Australia)
Mari Winkler, University of Washington (United States)

Nutrient removal optimization continues to be an important challenge. This session will discuss the advance in the development of novel technologies such as anammox, granular sludge, membrane aerated biofilms,algae, ion exchange, absorbents etc. Technologies aiming at reaching very low nutrient effluent concentrations are also invited.

Bill Barber, Cambi  (United States)
Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water (United Kingdom)

Waste activated sludge management is one of the main cost factors for wastewater treatment. The session will discuss all aspects of sludge management (including dewatering, digestion, hydrolysis, disintegration,advanced thermal processes etc.) including the handling of sludge liquors and biogas.

Programme Committee

  • Mark van Loosdrecht (Co-Chair) The Netherlands
  • Jonathan Clement (Co-Chair) The Netherlands
  • Ana Soares United Kingdom
  • Ahmad Al Amoudi Saudi Arabia
  • Bill Barber United States
  • Despo Fatta-Kassinos Cyprus
  • Domenico Santoro Canada
  • Elise Cartmell United Kingdom
  • Francesco Fatone Italy
  • Jorg Drewes Germany
  • Jurg Keller Australia
  • Mari Winkler United States
  • Nikolay Voutchkov United States
  • Pedro Alvarez United States
  • Shane Snyder Singapore
  • Stewart Sutherland United Kingdom
  • Thomas Ternes Germany

Important Dates

    • Extended Outline Paper Submission deadline 16th December 2018
    • Authors notification   From 30th January 2019
    • Registration open February 2019
    • Early Bird Registration deadline (Deadline for authors to register ) 28 February 2019
    • Submission deadline for delivery of full papers 1 June 2019


Showcase your company and solutions in front of over 400 water professionals.

The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies offers participants new insights into the future of innovation in the water and sanitation sectors taking shape today. It provides an exceptional meeting place to interact with more than 400 renowned leading researchers, technologists and water managers from over 40 countries. For those who are proposing novel ideas and concepts, and those looking for solutions to bring them forward, this is the one conference of the year that should not be missed.

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