Speaker: Dr. Zhiyue Wang
Wastewater is a promising source of clean water, energy, and nutrients. However, the reuse of municipal wastewater is a sustainability challenge that requires integrated approaches across scale. Such a challenge is further complicated by interconnected issues including climate change, water scarcity, and public health considerations. In this seminar, I will share some of my past experiences tackling engineering problems related to redesigning the nitrogen cycle, upgrading biological processes, and developing innovative engineering tools. Novel biotechnologies will be explored including microbial encapsulation and nitrous oxide recovery from wastewater. Molecular and mathematical tools are used to facilitate our understanding of biochemical processes, enhance treatment efficiencies, and expand a priori applications under both natural and engineered settings. With a multidisciplinary approach, future research could develop novel environmental biotechnologies for nutrient removal and resource recovery that can be integrated into the existing water infrastructure.
September 23, 2022 recording (click here)
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May 6, 2022 Recording (click here)