13 June 2018 10:00 at 13:00Fate and removal of micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants


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The speaker is Prof. Juan M. Lema, Full Professor at University of Santiago de Compostela

A wide number of organic micropollutants (OMPs) arrive to sewage treatment plants (STPs), which were not designed to deal with these contaminants. Consequently, water and sludge effluents of STPs are considered important sources of OMPs release into the environment as many compounds are also partially removed or even hardly removed.

The controversial results reported into literature reveal a poor understanding of the mechanisms and factors behind OMPs biotransformations. In the seminar, the four different removal mechanisms will be analysed and the effect of operational parameters such as solid and hydraulic retention time, temperature and organic loading rate on removal efficiency will be considered.



Politecnico di Milano


13 June 2018
10:00 at 13:00


Politecnico di Milano, Edificio 21, Aula Bianca

Via Golgi, 39 - Milano