Conference Programme and Topics

Technological Innovations for Improving Water Security

The Final programme of LET2018 is already available!

You can browse the programme daily (Updated to 14/05/2018)

Workshops, Welcome Reception

Opening ceremony, Plenary Session, Poster Session

Technical Session

Technical Sessions, Closing Ceremony, Gala Dinner

Technical Visit (8:00-12:00)  – SOLD OUT 

 Jiangxinzhou Municipal Wastewater Water Treatment Plant (~15 minutes driving from conference location)

 Jiangxinzhou Municipal Wastewater Water Treatment Plant was constructed and put into operation in 1996, with a treatment scale maximum of 260,000 tons/day, and upgraded to 640,000 tons/day in 2006, through the use of A/O activated sludge process. It’s an important part of Nanjing Qinhuai River management project. The whole plant covers an area of 41.9 hectares and takes about 60% of the sewage treatment volume in Nanjing’s main urban area.

Disinfecting tower
secondary settling tanks
overview of the WWTP

Poster List (Updated to 17/04/2018)


P101 Biological IAsIII Oxidation Coupled With APPPS Using As A Combined Process For The Remediation Of As Polluted Groundwater Y. Zhang, L. Cai, J. Wan (China)


P201 Energy And Carbon Footprints Differ Dramatically For Diverse Organic Substrates Fed In Wastewater Treatment Systems X. Wang, D. Butler, Y. Li, J. Liu, J. Qu (China)
P202 Improving The Efficiency Of An Anaerobic Sludge Digester Through Pre-treatment Of Waste Activated Sludge With FNA L. Zhang, H. Duan, L. Ye, L. Liu, D. Batstone, Z. Yuan (China)
P203 Aeration Energy Efficiency Improvement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant Using An On-line Respirometry System X. Li, R. Taylor, J. Gomez, T. Rickett, D. Price, A. Brooking (United Kingdom)
P204 Enhancement Of Magnetite On The Performance Of UASB Reactor With Stimulating Of Ethanol L. Zhu, C. Wang (China)
P205 Effect Of Short-term Alkaline Intervention On The Performance Of Buffer-free Single-chamber Microbial Fuel Cell Y. Ren (China)
P206 Microwave Digestion-assisted HFO/biochar Adsorption To Recover Phosphorus From Swine Manure Wastewater T. Zhang (China)
P207 Development Of A Novel Anaerobic Osmotic Membrane Bioreactor For Simultaneous Energy And Water Recovery From Wastewater X. Wang, X. Li (China)
P208 Effective Phosphorus Recycling From Iron-rich Sludge Liquor Via Adsorption By Layered Double Hydroxides H. Yan, Q. Chen (China)
P209 Inhibition Of Sludge Thermal Hydrolysis On Nitritation Process Y. Li, Z. Gu, Y. Yang, S. Xia, S. Hermanowicz (United States)
P210 Characteristics Of Dissolved Organic Matters During Anaerobic Digestion With Alkaline-ultrasonic Pretreatment D. Lu, Y. Zhou (Singapore)
P211 Effect Of CaO2 Addition On The Anaerobic Digestion Of WAS At Different Temperature Q. Ping, Y. Li (China)
P212 Nutrient Removal And Biomass Production From Low C/N Wastewater Using Algal-bacterial Consortia S. Zhu, L. Qin, P. Feng, Z. Wang, Z. Yuan (China)
P213 Development Of A Single Stage Mainstream Anammox Process Using A Sponge Based Trickling Filter T. Watari, C. Lopez Vazquez, M. Hatamoto, T. Yamaguchi, B. van Lier, Jules (Japan)
P214 The Study Of The Relevance Of Feed Water Quality And Reverse Osmosis Fouling Potential For Several Typical Wastewater X. Zhao, X. Tong, N. Ikuno, K. Ishii, H. Hu (China)
P215 A Novel Domestic Wastewater Treatment Process Of Enhanced Coagulation By Fly Ash-based Coagulant And Constructed Wetland K. Hu, W. Chen, Q. Zhao (China)
P216 Nitrite Accumulation In Continuous-flow Partial Autotrophic Denitrification Reactor Using Sulfide As Electron Donor C. Liu, W. Li, X. Li, F. Liu, A. Wang (China)
P217 Phosphorus Recovery From Domestic Wastewater With Improvement Of Denitrifying Phoshorus Removal Based On A Novel AAO-SBS Y. Li (China)
P218 Enhancing The Deep Denitrification By Withdrawn External Carbon Source From Soybean Wastewater J. Luo, Z. Xue, J. Cao (China)
P219 Modeling Nitrite Inhibition For The Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidation (ANAMMOX) Process N. Pradhan, G. Natarajan, S. Wuertz, Y. Law (Singapore)
P220 Nonlinear Dependence Of The Property Of Excess Sludge On Temperature During Freeze/thaw Treatment L. Zhu, X. Zheng (China)
P221 Municipal Waste Biomass Is Comparable With Pure Substrate As Carbon Source For Nitrogen Removal From Municipal Sewage C. Xu, Z. Yin, C. Li, F. Meng, X. Bi, Y. Cai, Z. Liao (China)
P223 Evaluating Death And Activity Decay Of Anammox Bacteria During Anaerobic And Aerobic Starvation K. Song (China)
P224 Bioelectrochemically Assisting Low-temperature Anaerobic Digestion Of Low-organic Strength Wastewater S. Qiao, T. Tian, J. Zhou (China)
P225 Phosphorus Recovery From Domestic Wastewater With Improvement Of Denitrifying Phosphorus Removal Based On A Novel AAO-SB Z. Zhu, Y. Zhang, Y. Li (China)
P226 Coexistence Of Tetrasphaera And Accumulibacter In A High Temperature EBPR Process Fed With Alternating Carbon Sources R. Zuniga-Montanez, G. Qiu, Y. Law, R. Williams, S. Wuertz (Singapore)
P227 Response Of Partial Nitrification To Low-intensity Static Magnetic Field W. Jia, Q. Wang, G. Li (China)
P228 Enhanced Phenol Degradation Assisted By Conductive Materials In An Anaerobic System W. Yan, Y. Zhou (Singapore)
P229 Potentials Of Sewage Sludge Recycling From The Aspect Of Lipids F. Zhu, L. Zhao, J. Qi, X. Wu, Y. Dong (China)
P230 P Recovery From Domestic Wastewater With Improvement Of Denitrifying P Removal In A Novel AAO-SBSPR Process Z. Zhu, Y. Zhang, Y. Li (China)
P231 Fe(III) Reduction And Vivianite Formation In Activated Sludge P. Wilfert, M. Van Loosdrecht, R. Wang (China)
P232 Capability Of Marine Macroalgae Chaetomorpha Linum  For Wastewater Phytoremediation And Biofuel Recovery Z. Chen, L. Wang, S. Qiu, S. Ge (China)
P233 Nutrient Removal And Microalgal Biomass Growth Of Chlorella Vulgaris In Response To Centrate Wastewater Loadings L. Wang, Z. Chen, S. Qiu, S. Ge (China)
P234 Study On Enrichment Process Of Biogas Digestion Slurry By A Pilot-Scale Nanofiltration System L. Wang, Y. Duan, Y. Cai, Z. Han (China)
P235 Superior Performance Of Microbial Fuel Cell With Filtration Membrane-shape Carbon Fiber Sponge Anode T. Xu, J. Song, X. Zhang, H. Wu, P. Liang, X. Huang (China)
P236 The Effects Of Aeration And Flow Pattern On The Formation Of Aerobic Granules In Bubble Column Reactors-Energy Saving W. Fan, L. Yuan (China)
P237 Anaerobic Wastewater Pretreatment As Fuel Production Stage For Microbial Desalination Cells P. Zamora, Y. Asensio, J. Ortiz, A. Esteve-Núñez,  J. Arévalo,  F. Rogalla, V. Monsalvo (Spain)
P238 Microbial Desalination Cell For Brackish Water Desalination Powered By Energy Contained In Wastewater J. Ortiz, M. Ramírez-Moreno, P. Zamora, J. Arévalo, V. Monsalvo, F. Rogalla, A. Esteve-Nuñez (Spain)
P239 Resource Recovery From Anaerobic Digestion Effluent By A Hybrid Algal Photosynthesis And Ion-exchange Process M. Wang, K. Payne, S. Tong, S. Ergas (United States)
P240 Biological Hydrolysis For Sludge Anaerobic Digestion Performance Enhancement S. Chang, H. Chen, H. Ding, B. Mehari, Y. Liu, Y. Hong, M. Theodoulou (Canada)
P241 Complete Nitrogen Removal From Wastewater By Optimizing Nitrite-dependent Anaerobic Methane Oxidation J. Wang, M. Hua, Z. He, S. Geng, B. Hu (China)
P242 Over-excessive Phosphate Inhibit Microalgal Cell Population And Survival Q. Li, D. Zhou, L. Fu, F. Ndayisenga (China)
P243 Low Concentrations Of Al(III) Could Cause Saturated Porous Media Clogging And Si Dissolution X. Cui, D. Zhou, M. Huo (China)
P244 Chemically Enhanced Primary Sedimentation And Acidogenic Sludge Fermentation For Resource Recovery From Wastewater L. Lin, X. Li (Hong Kong)
P248 Inhibition Of Sludge Thermal Hydrolysis On ANAMMOX Process  Y. Li, Z. Gu, Y. Yang,S. Xia, S. Hermanowicz (United States)


P301 Pilot Demonstration Of Microalgae Cultivation Treating Source Separated Human Urine In Outdoor Raceway Ponds P. Chatterjee, M. Grantenier, P. Ramasamy, M. Kokko, J. Rintala (Finland)
P302 Nitrogen Removal Enhancement By Simultaneous Nitrification And Denitrification (SND) In A Black Water Treatment System X. Wang, Z. Yin, X. Bi, B. Yang (China)
P303 Carbon Source Supplement Strategies Make Difference In A Semi-centralized Black Water Treatment System In Urban China S. Li, Z. Yin, X. Bi, B. Yang, K. Huang (China)
P304 Information And Asset Management Low Cost Solutions For Decentralised Water And Sanitation Systems.Mozambique Case Study A. Monteiro, A. Silva, R. Germano, F. Martins (Portugal)
P306 Cyclic Sequential Batch Reactor: Nitrogen And Phosphorus Removal From Domestic Sewage R. De Freitas Bueno, R. Passos Piveli, F. Campos (Brazil)
P307 Pollutant Removal Performance Of A Biological Oxidation-settling Tank In Micro-polluted Water Purification W. Wang, J. Bai, C. Ma, X. Wang, X. Wang (China)
P308 A Two-stage Dynamic Membrane System For Onsite Water Reuse And Biogas Production Y. Yisong Hu, Y. Yang, S. Li, Q. Li, X. Wang (China)
P309 Current Sanitary Facilities And Faecal Sludge Management In Rural China Z. Li (China)
P310 Impacts Of Nonpoint Source Pollutants On Microbial Population In Rain Gardens J. Hong, F. Geronimo, M. Jeon, H Choi, L. Kim (South Korea)
P311 Effects Of Deicing Agent On The Herbaceous Plants Applied To LID Technologies H Choi, J. Hong, F. Geronimo, M. Jeon, L. Kim (South Korea)


P402 Characterization And Treatment Of Naphthenic Acids Wastewaters From Refining Processes H. Zhang (China)
P403 Degradation Characteristics And Metabolic Analysis Of 17beta-estradiol Degradation By Sphingomonas Sp. C. Li, H. Xu, L. Lan, X, Kong, J, Li, S, Zhu, D, Liu (China)
P404 Fates Of Super Antibiotic Resistance Genes In The Downstream Of Yangtze River Q, Yuan, R, Wang, B, Ma, X, Wang, Y, Zhang, Z, Cao (China)
P405 The Degradation Of Ciprofloxacin In Anaerobic Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria Sludge System Y, Jia, S, Khanal, H. Zhang, G. Chen, H. Lu (China)
P406 The Role Of Halogen Radicals On PPCP Degradation During UV/chlorine Treatment X, Yang, S. Cheng (China)
P407 Tracing The Desorption Of Organic Micropollutants From Granular Activated Carbon Filters In Drinking And Wastewater F. Benstoem, R. Dolny, F. Zaho, M. Diehle, C. Rasche, E. Dopp, A. Nahrstedt, A. Simon, J. Pinnekamp, V. Linneman (Germany)
P408 Evaluating Different Options To Reduce Concentration Of Bromate During Wastewater Ozonation K. Klaer, I. Brückner, J. Pinnekamp (Germany)
P409 Removal Of VOCs And Odour Emitted From Pesticide Wastewater Treatment Storage Tank By A Full-scale Biofilter K. Yang, L. Li (China)
P410 CuO Nanoparticles Induce Lysogenic Bacteriophage And Metal Resistance Genes J. Guo, S. Gao, J. Lu, P. Bond, W. Verstraete, Z. Yuan (Australia)
P411 Removal Of Trihalomethanes From Aqueous Solutions By The Synthetic Resin L-493 W. Huang, X. Tan, B. Goodman, A. Bernard, F. Lei, K. Diao, S. Liu (China)
P412 Extracellular Polymeric Substances Facilitated Ciprofloxacin Adsorption In Sulfate-reducing Bacteria Sludge System Z. Huiqun, J. Yanyan, Jia, K. Samir Kumar, L. Hui, F. Heting (China)
P413 Removal Of Hexamethylenetetramine By Advanced Water Treatment M. Iwanaga, S. Kimura, Y. Yoneda (Japan)
P414 Chlorine Disinfection Increases Both Intracellular And Extracellular Antibiotic Resistance Genes In A Full-scale UWWTP S. Liu, H. Qu, D. Yang, H. Hu, W. Liu, Z. Qiu, J. li, J. Guo, Z. Shen, M. Jin (China)
P415 Occurrence And Removal Of Antibiotics In Typical Wetlands In Beijing, China S. Li, W. Sun (China)
P416 Removal Of Cephalosporin Antibiotics Using A Sequencing Batch Biofilm Reactor Enhanced By External Electric Field Z. Cheng, Y. Liu, X. Huang (China)
P417 Role Of N-acyl-homoserine Lactone (AHL) Based Quorum Sensing On ZnO Nanoparticle Toxicity To Nitrosomonas Europaea H. Gao, J. Wu, R. Yu (China)
P418 Detection Of Antibiotic Resistant Genes Of The Ba River Basin, China F. Ye, N. Gou, B. Yuan (China)
P419 Triclosan Induces Multiple Antibiotic Resistance And Promotes Conjugative Transfer Of Antibiotic Resistance Genes J. Lu, M.  Jin, Z. Yuan, J. Guo (Australia)
P420 Effect Of Gabapentin On Antioxidant System Of Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) X. Li, Y. He, Z. Yu, Y. Zhang (China)
P421 Persister Cells Might Facilitate Dissemination Of Escherichia Coli In The Secondary Environment D. Mantilla, N. Al-Jassim, P. Hong (Saudi Arabia)
P422 Organic Micropollutants Removal In A Full-scale Hybrid Constructed Wetland System For Wastewater Treatment X. Gao (China)
P423 Removal Of Emerging Contaminants In Constructed Wetlands From Wastewater L. Shi, S. Bai, S. You, Y. Ding, X. Gao (China)
P424 Influence Of Algal-derived Dissolved Organic Matter On The Photo-degradation Of Sulfamethazine L. Bai, H. Jiang (China)
P425 Spatial Distribution And Comprehensive Evaluation Of Emerging  Pollutants In Effluents From WWTPs In Northern China Y. Liu (China)
P426 PFCs Adsorption Behavior On Powder Activated Carbon (PAC) And Its Path Analysis By Using Calculation Chemistry L. Mu, S. Feiyun (China)
P427 Antibiotics And Antibiotic Resistance Genes In Water And Sediments Of The Danjiangkou Reservoir, China W. Sun, W. Shi, S. Li (China)


P501 Efficient Degradation Of Ciprofloxacin By Fenton-like Reaction With Sludge Derived Carbon As Catalysts Y. Yu, F. Huang, Y. He, X. Wu, Y. Zhang (China)
P502 Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma For Wastewater Treatment: Degradation Of Aniline As A Simulated Dye Wastewater  W. Sang, W. Zhang, D. Li (China)
P504 Comparison Of Fe-based Activators Activating Persulfate On The Degradation Of 2-MIB: Factors, Efficiency And Kinetics H. Xin, Y. Tang (China)
P505 Photocatalytic Degradation Of Tetrabromobisphenol A By Magnetic CoO/graphene Nanocomposites: Mechanism And Intermediates L. Dong, Y. Tang (China)
P506 Z-scheme WO3/CDots/CdS Heterostructure With Remarkable Photocatalytic Activity And Anti-photocorrosion Performance J. Zhang, Y. Guo, Y. Yuhan Xiong (China)
P507 Understanding The Coordination Of Cu(II) To Rozin-derived Adsorbents For The Removal Of Heavy Metal Cations From Water Z. Li, B. Goodman, W. Deng, X. Tan, K. Diao, F. Lei, S. Liu (China)
P508 Pre-reducing Technology For Antibacterial Activity Of Antibiotics From Antibiotic Production Wastewater Y. Ding, X. Xia, H. Cheng, W. Liu, A. Wang (China)
P509 Relationship Between Nanostructures And Photocatalytic Ability In A Zn/ZnO Photocatalytic Reactor C. Taylor, D. Mattia, J. Wenk (United Kingdom)
P510 Cyanide Recovery From Thiocyanate By Ozonation Of Mining Effluent L. De Franceschi, B. Heiniger, A. Murrilo (Switzerland)
P511 Hard COD Removal In Textile Dye Effluent With A 2 Stage AOP Treatment Applying Ozone First Followed By Peroxone L. De Franceschi, B. Heiniger (Switzerland)
P512 Radical Mechanisms Of Micropollutants Degradation By The UV/Chlorine Process K. Guo, Z. Wu, J. Fang (China)
P513 Porous FeCN Derived From MOF As An Efficient And Stable Heterogeneous Catalyst For Electro-Fenton Degradation Of BPA Jiayuan, Lu; Xiao, Hu; Wenwei, Li (China)
P514 Upgrading Of Treatability Of Coking Wastewater By Pulsed Discharge Plasma Y. Liu, G. Sun, Y. Cui, J. Yu, Y. Gao, Y. Zhang, M. Yang (China)
P515 Predicting Chlorination Reactivity Of Model DOM Compounds By Its Electron Donating Capacity R. Wang (China)
P516 Reactive Photo-Fenton Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization And Antifouling Performance S. Sun, H. Yao (China)


P601 Removal Of Perchlorate From Water By A Hydrogen-based Membrane Biofilm Reactor Li, Haixiang; Jiang, Minmin; Han, Yamei; Lin, Hua; Zeng, Honghu (China)
P602 Anti-fouling Effect In Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Induced By CuO Nanoparticles And ZnO Nanoparticles. H. Cheng, L. Villalobo, K. Peinemann, P. Hong (Saudi Arabia)
P603 Polydopamine/GO/TMC Novel Membrane With A High Antioxidant Capacity And Flux J. Han, X. Xia, A. Wang (China)
P604 In-situ Degradation Of Recalcitrant Pollutants By Graphene Modified Electro-Fenton Membranes W. Jiang, X. Xia, A. Wang (China)
P605 Algae-laden Water Treatment Using Ultrafiltration: A Comparison Between Pretreatment With Fe(II)/persulfate And Ozone F. Qu, B. Liu, H. Liang, G. Li, B. Van Der Bruggen (China)
P606 Designing Dual-functional Ultrafiltration Membrane For Simultaneous Removal Of Multiple Pollutants With High-performance J. Li (China)
P607 Low-Pressure GO Nanofiltration Membrane Crosslinked Via EDA N. Meng, W. Zhao, X. Zeng, H. Wang, X. Zhang (China)
P608 Antibacterial Properties Of Nano Cu/ZnO-Gr And Cu/ZnO-Gr/WPU Composite Coating X. Li, F. Liu, G. Jiang, Y. Che, Y. Lv (China)
P609 A Revisit To The Mechanisms Of Membrane Cleaning Using NaOCl: Active Chlorine Species Diffusion And Its Implications Z. Wang, H. Wang, X. Han, H. Chen, Z. Wu (China)
P610 Fe2O3@CTF-1 A Selective And Regenerable Adsorbent For The Removal Of Arsenite And Arsenate From Water N. Nicomel, K. Folens, K. Leus, M. Filippousi, M. Meledina, M. Dirtu, S. Turner, G. Van Tendeloo, Y. Garcia, P. Van Der Voort, G. Du Laing, Gijs (Belgium)
P611 Modification Of PVDF Membrane Using Graphene Oxide And Corresponding Change On Its Adsorptive Character Of Polysaccharid Y. Wang, X. Zheng, Y. Zhang (China)
P612 Adsorption Of Phenolic Compounds On A Novel Aminated Mesoporous Rosin-based Resin J. Wang, W. Huang, X. Tan, P. Li, B. Goodman, F. Lei, K. Diao, S. Liu (China)
P613 Development Of Enhanced Photoresponsive Magnetic G-C3N4/TiO2 Heterojunction Nanophotocatalyst For Photocatalytic Removal A.Kumar, I. Lo (China)
P614 New Methods For Size Control Of Bio-PdNPs Synthesized By Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Z. Yang, H. Cheng, S. Liu, A. Wang (China)
P615 Layer By Layer Assembled PAA/Prussian Blue Immobilized Polymer Supports As Highly Selective Radioactive Cs+ Adsorbents H. We, H. Kim (South Korea)
P616 Synthesis Of Covalent Organic Polymer On Granular Activated Carbon Surface To Immobilize Prussian Blue For Cs+ Removal Y. Seo, P. Mines (Korea)
P617 Effects Of Chlorine Adding On Biofouling Of RO Membrane In Wastewater Reclamation Y. Wang,  H. Hu, T. Yu, L. Peng, X. Zhao, X. Tong (China)
P618 Effect Of Aging On Hydrolyzed Al Species And Its Impact On Coagulation For Particle Removal In Drinking Water Treatment J. Lin, S. You, L. Peng (Taiwan, China)
P619 Adsorption Of Cadmium By A High-capacity Adsorbent Composed Of Silicate-titanate Nanotubes Embedded In Chitosan Beads R. Quiroga Flores, R. Wallenberg, L. Önnby (Sweden)
P620 Enhanced Phosphate Removal By Nano-HLO Confined In Polystyrene Networks:time And Space Dependent Crystal Transformaiton Y. Zhang, X. She, B. Pan (China)
P621 Tailoring Natural Zeolites By Acid Treatments M. Silva, A. Lecus, Y. Li, J. Corrao (United States)
P622 Selective Removal Of Sulphate From Saltwater Using A Novel Composited Electrode In Capacitive Deionization K. Zuo, J. Kim, A. Jain, Q. Li, R. Verduzco (United States)
P623 Foulant Identification And Interactions During HAOPs Pretreatments In Ultrafiltration Process L. Wang (China)
P624 Rational Design Of Antifouling Polymeric Nanocomposite For Sustainable Fluoride Removal From NOM-rich Water X. Zhang (China)
P625 Ethylene Glycol Templated Formation Of 3D Porous <alpha>-FeOOH/RGO Hydrogel With Enhanced Pollutant Removal Performance Y. Zhuang, Q. Liu, Y. Kong, B. Shi (China)
P627 Biorecovery Of Precious Metal From Waste Streams: Biofilm Enhanced Nanoparticle Synthesis And Beyond C. Zhou, B. Rittmann (United States)


P701 Thermal Vent Ozone Destructor Using Heat Recovery Process Improves Resistance To Harsh Process And Operating Conditions C. Huynh, W. Uttinger, E. Aubin, H. Fellmann (United States)
P703 Selective Dechlorination Of 2,4-DCP Using Acclimated Bacteria J. Chu, N. Yan, Y. Zhang, B. Rittmann (China)
P704 Simultaneous Anaerobic And Aerobic Transformations Of Nitrobenzene L. Cao, C. Zhang, S. Zou, Y. Zhang, B. Rittmann (China)
P705 Screening Of Halophilic Quorum Quenching Enzyme From Metagenomics Libraries For Seawater Biofilm Mitigation T. Wang, P. Hong (Saudi Arabia)
P706 Simultaneous Nitrogen And Phosphorus Removal From Ship Sewage By Using An Aerobic-anaerobic MBR C. Yuhang, S. Yue (China)
P707 Enhanced Treatment Of Industrial Wastewater Using AAO-MBR: Membrane Fouling Behavior And Microbial Community Succession L. Wang, Y. Li (China)
P708 Treatment Of Medical Radioactive Wastewater By Forward Osmosis (FO) Membrane Process S. Lee, Y. Kim, J. Park, S. Hong (Korea)
P709 AOP Treatment For Chlorpyrifos: An Emerging Contaminant From Complex Pesticide Manufacturing Streams S. Randhavane, K. Shrikant, A. Khambete (India)
P710 Biological Nitrogen Removal From Wastewater Using The BioCAST System At Lower Temperatures E. Castillo Arriagada, N. Saborimanesh, L. Yerushalmi, C. Mulligan, D. Walsh (Canada)


P802 Water Purification And Biofouling Crisis Remedies Y. Orooji, W. Jin, A. Razmjou (China)
P803 Fouling Formation In A/O-MBR Under Low Organic Loading Rate Condition And Elucidation Of Biofilm Forming Bacteria Y. Takimoto, T. Ishida, M. Hatamoto, T. Yamaguchi (Japan)
P804 Detection Of Stress Responses In Yeast Cells With Raman Spectroscopy L. Qin, N. Gou (China)
P805 Membrane Fouling And Environmental Impact Assessment Of Circulating Cooling Water L. Wu, X. Zheng, N. Gou (China)
P806 Bacterial And Synthetic Biology Applications To FOGs In Wastewater G. Stafford, C. Biggs, E. Court (United Kingdom)

Programme Topics

The LET 2018 taking place in Nanjing, China, will cover 8 programme topics:  Innovations in direct potable reuse; Advances in energy efficiency and resource recovery in wastewater treatment; Innovative decentralized technologies for urban/rural applications; Emerging Contaminants and Antibiotic Resistance – detection and control; Advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater treatment; Advanced materials and membranes for water and wastewater treatment; Sustainable treatment of complex industrial wastewater streams; Recent developments and applications of advanced molecular microbial tools in water and wastewater treatment

Chaired by:
Jonathan Clement (The Netherlands)
Chii Shang (Hong Kong, China)

With population expanding and increasing urbanisation, water scarcity strongly increases and the only option to alleviate the scarcity is often
direct potable reuse. The treatment schemes are almost always driven by public perception and fear, rather than science. With increasing knowledge and detection of contaminants coupled with advanced technologies there is a movement towards a more scientifically credible treatment paradigm. This session will look at how technologies can be integrated together to achieve potable drinking water directly from wastewater.

Chaired by:
Han Qing YU (China)
Mark van Loosdrecht (The Netherlands)

Wastewater can become a source of value and economic gain if its treatment is re-oriented to emphasize the recovery of water, energy, nutrients, and, in some cases, other materials. This session focuses on emerging processes and systems with a primary goal of recovering resources present in “used water”. Examples include direct anaerobic treatment to give a net energy output; nitrogen and phosphorus separation and concentration to provide high value fertilizer feedstock; water reclamation for beneficial use; and recovery of other materials, such as metals and fiber.

Chaired by:
Doulaye Kone (USA)
Xiaochang Wang (China)

Decentralization is an alternative to extend the coverage of existing urban water and wastewater systems, solve the problems of unsafe water supply and poor sanitation in rural regions, and facilitate onsite water and material recovery and reuse. The technologies widely applied for centralized systems may not always be suitable for smaller scale decentralized systems with more diverse system installation. This session will present research and practical application of leading-edge technologies for decentralized systems in urban/rural areas, with a focus on technologies for source separation, treatment, onsite reuse, risk control, and best operation/maintenance.

Chaired by:
Amy Pruden (USA)
Bingcai Pan (China)

Water quality is threatened by chemical micro-pollutants of emerging concern, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, or endocrine disruptors, and also emerging pathogenic microorganisms, including chlorine- and UV-resistant viruses and protozoa, and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Although there is still a lack of quantitative data on their effects on ecological and physiological processes, and especially on human health, the detection of these contaminants in natural waters and wastewater treatment plant effluents raises concerns about the efficiency of current treatment processes. This session focusses on innovative technologies for the control of emerging contaminants in water and wastewater.

Chaired by:
Min Yang (China)
Reynald Bonnard (France)

We are facing challenges in removing micropollutants, such as pesiticides, PPCPs and PFCs, in source water and bio-refractory compounds in industrial wastewater, including coking wastewater, pharmaceutical wastewater, fine chemistry wastewater.Recently, significant progress has been achieved in the AOP field, particularly in the development of plasma oxidation and catalytic oxidation. This session will provide a platform for exchanges on the progress of recent developments in these technologies, and the experiences of the application in water and wastewater treatment.

Chaired by:
Xia Huang (China)
Pedro Alvarez (USA)

Novel materials and multifunctional membranes are making significant improvements in the way we treat water and wastewater. Nanotechnology utilizes materials at the nanometer scale, whose unique properties enable novel functions, and is being actively pursued to enhance various treatment applications such as adsorption, catalysis, membrane separation and sensing. In addition, advances in membrane materials continue to innovate separation processes, whose application is becoming increasingly common in water and wastewater treatment systems of different scales. This session will address the development and application of advanced materials to enable a shift of treatment paradigm from the current chemical and energy intensive processes to high efficiency, physical and catalytic processes that minimize chemical and energy use as well as waste production.

Chaired by:
Guanghao Chen (Hong Kong, China)
Bruce Rittmann (USA)

Wastewaters from many industries contain complex mixtures of organic and inorganic components, especially generated where centralized treatment of industrial wastewaters together with domestic wastewater is common, making treatment challenging. While biological treatment is generally the most cost-effective form of wastewater treatment, it’s often compromised because some of those components are recalcitrant to biodegradation and even toxic to microorganisms. This session will present research and practical results for novel biological, chemical, physical, and combined means that overcome the roadblocks to successful treatment. Emphasis will be given to techniques that yield effective treatment that is energy ans financially sustainable.

Chaired by:
Hongqiang Ren (China)
Jurg Keller (Australia)

Biological treatment systems are engineered to select for a few functional microbial groups that may be organized in spatial structures. Conventional microbial techniques can only show a relatively small proportion of the total diversity. Recently, molecular approaches have circumvented these limitations, allowing us to obtain a more detailed image of microbial communities, which may be useful for processes diagnosis/optimization. This session will document how the recent developments and applications of advanced molecular tools are providing deeper insight into the structure and function of microbial communities used to treat water and wastewater, as well as how those new insights lead to improvements in process performance.

Programme Committee

  • Pedro Alvarez(Chair) United States
  • Xia Huang China
  • Hongqiang Ren China
  • Jurg Keller Australia
  • Guanghao Chen Hong Kong, China
  • Min Yang China
  • Reynald Bonnard France
  • Amy Pruden United States
  • Doulaye Kone United States
  • Bingcai Pan China
  • Xiaochang Wang China
  • Chii Shang Hong Kong, China
  • Han Qing YU China
  • Jonathan Clement The Netherlands
  • Bruce Rittmann United States
  • Mark van Loosdrecht The Netherlands

Important Dates

    • Outline Paper Submission deadline 31st October 2017
    • Authors notification   From 15th January 2018
    • Registration open February 2018
    • Deadline for authors to register 31 March 2018.
    • Early Bird Registration deadline 15 April 2018.
    • Submission deadline for delivery of full papers 15 June 2018


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

The 15th 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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