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Biogas upgrading coupled with wastewater treatment in algal-bacterial photobioreactors

Aprile 3 @ 09:30 - 11:30

Mercoledì 3 aprile dalle ore 9:30 alle 11:30 presso l’Aula Fassò (Edificio 4A – p.za Leonardo da Vinci, 32 – Milano) si terrà un seminario dal titolo: “Biogas upgrading coupled with wastewater treatment in algal-bacterial photobioreactors“, tenuto da María del Rosario Rodero (postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Processes of the University of Valladolid, Spain ).


The intensification of the symbiosis between microalgae and heterotrophic/chemoautotrophic bacteria in photobioreactors represents an innovative platform for the simultaneous removal of CO2 and H2S from biogas. In these systems, microalgae use the light energy to fix the CO2 via photosynthesis with the subsequent generation of oxygen. This oxygen is used for the oxidation of H2S to sulfate. This biotechnology can also support the recovery of nutrients from wastewaters in the form of biomass, which could be used as biofertilizer. This lecture aims at providing an overview of the latest advances made in the photosynthetic biogas upgrading field. Particular attention is devoted to summarizing the key operational and environmental parameters impacting the microalgae-based biogas upgrading.

Speaker’s bio

María del Rosario Rodero is a postdoctoral researcher Margarita Salas at the Institute of Sustainable Processes of the University of Valladolid, Spain. She is a member of the Young Water Professionals Spanish Chapter, where she currently collaborates in the training area. María del Rosario Rodero studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Granada (Spain), and holds a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Valladolid (Spain). She has received the “María Francisca García Usach” award from the DAM Chair for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Sustainable Management and Wastewater Resource Recovery in Spain. Her research mainly focuses on biological processes for converting waste gases, such as biogas, into value-added bioproducts.


Aprile 3
09:30 - 11:30
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