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Biofilters as a tool for removing micropollutants from contaminated waters

PhD defence, Thursday 17 September 2020. Nadia Brogård Nord.

2020.09.17 | Sunitha Satkunam

Nadia Brogård Nord

During her PhD studies, Nadia Brogård Nord researched the possible potential of biofilters as a technology for removal of micropollutants (e.g., pharmaceuticals) while treating contaminated waters. Nadia Brogård Nord studied some of the different processes involved, the influence of filter material and how removal rates were affected by the amount of available degradable carbon in the water.

The research will contribute to the understanding and further development of biofilters for removal of micropollutants in water.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday 17 September at 9:30
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Klaus Condé Christensen, kcc@envs.au.dk  
Title of PhD thesis: Removal of micropollutants in biofilters during treatment of combined sewer overflow, wastewater effluent and leachate
Contact information: Nadia Brogård Nord, e-mail: nadiabnord@envs.au.dk
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor, Dr. Gudrun Massmann, Department of Hydrogeology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Professor, PhD Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Senior Researcher Matthias Ketzel, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professor, Kai Bester, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.tech@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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