ABOUT THE GROUP

Biofilm-Membrane hybrid systems

The Biofilm Engineering group investigate the basics of biofilm form and function and how biofilm physiology can be integrated with membrane processes to enable sustainable water treatment and reuse.

1. Membrane aerated bioreactors as process intensification solutions for wastewater reuse 

2. Biofilm development in low pressure filtration systems and dense membranes for wastewater reuse

3. Mechanisms of solute transport in dense membranes applied to desalination and wastewater reuse 

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GROUP MEMBERS

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DR.-Sc. PETER DESMOND (JPI Fellow)

Junior Research Group Leader, Desmond@isa.rwth-aachen.de

Research: Water and wastewater treatment/reuse, Biofilm-membrane hybrid systems,

Teaching: Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, RWTH Aachen

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Zhao Li (PhD student, DBU Fellow)

PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering (2023-current)

Dense membranes, biofouling, biofilm-enhanced concentration polarisation, organic solute transmission, water reuse

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Larissa Grass (PhD student)

PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering (2021-current)

Membrane aerated bioreactors, mass transfer, biofilm physical structure

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Johannes Unferecht (M.Sc. Student)

M.Sc. thesis in Environmental Engineering

Dense membrane separations, Solute transmission, water reuse, biological stability

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Yili Zhou (M.Sc. Student)

M.Sc. thesis in Environmental Engineering

Aerobic granular sludge, activated sludge, MRR, Water reuse

FORMER MEMBERS

2022 ZHAO LI, M.SC. STUDENT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

2022 ERYA ZHENG, M.SC. STUDENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

2022 SIQI YAO, M.SC. STUDENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

2022 DARIA MÜLLER, M.SC. STUDENT IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (IAMB)

2022 ALLAOUI SAFAE, VISITING PHD STUDENT FIW