18 March 2018
The IWA Biofilms: Granular Sludge Conference will be organized in Delft from 18 – 21 March. During the four days of conference, the focus will be placed on the use of granular sludge for the combination of waste water treatment and resource recovery.
Date: 18-21 March
Location: Delft, the Netherlands
Organisation: International Water Association
The IWA Biofilms: Granular Sludge Conference 2018 will be organized in Delft, The Netherlands, on 18 – 21 March.
Granular sludge has been fascinating to researchers and engineers over the past decades across redox conditions. It offers ways to efficiently retain biomass, intensify biological wastewater treatment processes, meet with always more stringent discharge standards, and recover valuable water resources.
Biological nutrient removal
Continuous research and development since late sixties resulted in breakthrough innovations. Granular sludge science and engineering moved from anaerobic conversions to aerobic-anaerobic ammonium oxidation and full biological nutrient removal.
All pioneers, freshmen, and leaders of the field are welcome to critically discuss the state-of-the-art of granular sludge, visit latest-generation installations, and anticipate future breakthroughs and developments.
On Wednesday afternoon, March 21, two technical tours will bring conference delegates on sites of granular sludge installations.
Invited to debates and networking
We aim to bring together and to activate debate across the multiple disciplines needed to understand these small biofilm ecosystems: engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, chemists, physicists, mathematical modellers, and innovation technologists.
We convey colleagues from all continents to join us in Delft, for enthusiastic debates and networking.