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Another Drop January 2017

The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is pleased to invite you to its next free, public lecture! 

Emerging Technologies for Resources Recovery from Wastewater

Wastewater can be used as a resource to recover valuable products. Nutrients in wastewater can be separated into various forms, such as struvite and ammonium carbonate minerals or gaseous ammonia. Wastewater sludge can be used to produce energy in the form of biogas and properly treated sludge can also be applied in the agricultural industry as land fertilizers. Treated and purified wastewater itself can also be used for various purposes, such as groundwater recharge, agricultural irrigation, and even direct potable water reuse.

This lecture will present the challenges for contaminant separation and water purification. The presentation will also highlight recent development of microbial electrochemistry methods for resources recovery and sustainable wastewater treatment.

 

WHEN: Tuesday January 17, 2017

TIME:
6:45pm (Refreshments)
7:00pm (Lecture)

WHERE:
McMaster Innovation Park
Conference Room 1CD
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON. L8P 0A1

ADMISSION COST: Absolutely free!

 

Please note that seating is limited. 

To register  spot, RSVP online here or 
email us at
 contact.inweh@unu.edu.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Younggy Kim has obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and he has worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) at McMaster University.

Dr. Kim’s research group focuses on demonstrating energy efficient recovery of nutrients from wastewater and nutrient-rich waste streams (e.g., source separated human urine). They also study novel methods for recovering precious metals (e.g., gold, silver) from industrial wastewater and removing toxic heavy metals (e.g., cadmium, chromium) from wastewater without using energy intensive treatment processes, as well as biological reactions in anaerobic digestion to enhance the rate of wastewater sludge treatment.
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