New processes for fouling control in membrane bioreactors

The project is implemented by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship" EPAN II , ESPA 2007-2013, the National Action Range "COOPERATION 2011" and co-financed by Greece and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union. Project 11SYN_8_1084. Among the partners of the program is Aristotle University, Chemistry Department, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH),  Food Technologies Faculty of and Environmental Engineering S.A..The main objective of the project is to develop an integrated methodology for controlling fouling in membrane bioreactors, using a combination of methods:

  • Adding specific chemicals, which will enhance the agglomeration and aggregation of the components responsible for clogging, thus reducing the formation of biofilm on the surface of the films and reducing their rate of obturating.
  • Using modified membranes with properties against clogging, which will enhance the hydrophobicity of the surface.

Developing of innovative biofilter for deodorization and treatment of Air Pollutants

Develop innovative formulas for odors handling, low cost and high performance biofilter, was the subject of a research project undertaken and implemented by Environmental Engineering SA in cooperation with Harokopion University, TEI of Crete and the University of Leeds, UK The project (DSEVPRO-64) co-funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, under the program "International Cooperation in Industrial Research and Development Activities in Pre-Competitive Stage-2005"