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.)


What is nitrous oxide? How is nitrous oxide formed? How do we measure nitrous oxide? What is the importance of nitrous oxide release for total CO2 emissions at a wastewater treatment plant? How can we reduce nitrous oxide release? Take a further training course on Thursday, August 30, 2018 and learn more.

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 here.

Recent publications:

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.