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. PETER DESMOND

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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LARISSA GRASS, M.SC. (DOCTORAL CANDIDATE)

PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering

Membrane aerated bioreactors, mass transfer, biofilm physical structure

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ZUZANA SPERLOVA

M.Sc. thesis (Imperial College London)

MABR, Biofilm Image Analysis, OCT

Petri Dish

STEFAN KÖBERLEIN

Research Intern (iAMB)

MABR, Bacterial recruitment and adhesion, biofilm development, microscopy

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JOHANNES UNFERICHT

M.Sc. thesis in Environmental Engineering

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

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ZHAO LI

M.Sc. thesis in Environmental Engineering

Reverse Osmosis, solute diffusion, water reuse, bacterial regrowth

 

FORMER MEMBERS

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

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

2022 ALLAOUI SAFAE, VISITING PHD STUDENT FIW

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