Activated Sludge... 100 Years and Counting!

This IWA conference held in Essen on June 12-14th will bring together the experience and expertise of 100 years of scientific research and practical operation of activated sludge plants that form the basis of the modern understanding of the process. 


LEQUIA researcher Julian Mamo will give an oral presentation entitled “Fate of PhACs and their transformation products in MBR+RO and MBR+NF: a comparative study” at the pre-conference “Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Reuse - The Future is Now” on Wednesday 11th June. He is also author of one of the two posters presented by our research group:


  • Fate of PhACs and their transformation products in MBR+RO and MBR+NF: a comparative study, J. Mamo, M.J. García Galán, M. Stefani, J. Comas and I. Rodriguez-Roda.
  • Development and energy savings of a fuzzy logic system for advanced control of aeration in small Waste Water Treatment Plants, J. Manzano, E. Larrotxa,  A. de Arespacochaga, A. Sanchez, M. Poch, A. Riu, A. Antequera, S. Besnault.


If you have the chance, read the history of activated sludge on the conference website and find out how a trip of Dr Gilbert Fowler from University of Manchester (UK) to the USA in 1912 led to the invention of this amazing process two years later. The conference venue will be the UNESCO World Heritage site "Zeche Zollverein" in Essen. This German city was also the location of the first activated sludge plant on the European continent. 

Additional Info

Search news



Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
Tel. +34 972 41 98 59




Social Media

Follow us on ...

Facebook Twitter Youtube Linkedin

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies. If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Cookie Policy