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Removal, Degradation, Transformation of Organic Micropollutants in Advanced Wastewater Treatment

PhD defence, Wednesday 12 May 2021, Suman Kharel.

2021.05.12 | Nanna Maria Elgaard Pedersen

Suman Kharel

During his studies, Suman Kharel investigated pharmaceutical removal via ozonation in several wastewater treatment plants. Pharmaceuticals are present in secondary effluents of the conventional wastewater treatment plant. Suman Kharel studied the formation/removal of transformation products and metabolites of pharmaceuticals during ozonation of secondary effluent. Furthermore, he studied the kinetics and elucidation of the new transformation of tramadol and venlafaxine N-oxide.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of the fate of transformation products and metabolites of pharmaceuticals during ozonation in wastewater treatment plants. It also demonstrated the possible reaction pathways for the formation of several transformation products from N-oxide of tramadol and venlafaxine during ozonation.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

 

Time: Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 14.30.

Place: The defence will be held online. To receive a link for the event, plase contact Suman Kharel, e-mail: sukh@envs.au.dk

Title of dissertation: Removal, Degradation, Transformation of Organic Micropollutants in Advanced Wastewater Treatment

Contact information: Suman Kharel, e-mail: sukh@envs.au.dk, tel.: +4591468275

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor, PhD, Urs von Gunten, Department Water Resources & Drinking Water, Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland

Professor, PhD, Diana Aga, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, United States of America

Chair: Senior reseacher Matthias Ketzel, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University

Main supervisor: Professor, PhD, Kai Bester, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University

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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