A focused team of researchers led by Prof. Barth F. Smets, pursuing Microbial Resource Management and Engineering activities. We work at the interface between environmental engineering and microbial ecology. The main topics we explore are: the engineered nitrogen cycle, water treatment biotechnology, gene flows in microbial communities. We work from the cell scale to the communities and system scales, using complementary approaches (bioreactors operation, microscopy, molecular community description, modelling, etc.)
Have you missed the last IWA Webinar on used water resource recovery technologies and how to model them? Dr. Borja Valverde-Pérez gave one of the presentations that you can check it
Ms. Yunjie Ma succesfully defended her PhD thesis on February 5th at DTU-Environment, entitled "Realizing autotrophic nitrogen removal in membrane-aerated biofilms". The online copy can be found here.
Comammox Nitrospira spp. are dominant in DW production biofilters.
How pH affects N conversions and N2O production: A review.
Bacterial dispersers in environmental communities are phylogenetically close.
Bentazone degradation is stimulated by methanotrophic activity.
Nitrous oxide production in intermittently aerated Partial Nitritation-Anammox reactor: oxic N2O production dominates and relates with ammonia removal rate.
Microbial biotechnologies for potable water production.
The R-code for An improved method to set significance thresholds for β diversity testing in microbial community comparisons is now also available online here and as github repository.