- Cultivation and characterization of ammonia oxidizing electroactive bacteria from natural environments rich in feammox communities.
- Bioelectrochemical N removal in mesocosms mimicking METlands.
- Integration of electrammox bacteria in a pilot scale METland treating real N bearing wastewater.
In Electrammox we cultivate electroactive ammonia oxidizing microorganisms in microcosms and continuous bioreactors. The cultures will be characterized electrochemically and phylogenetically. Following steps will investigate the application of these enrichment cultures to the removal of N pollution in real domestic wastewater.
Electrammox aims at deepening into the diversity of microorganisms able of oxidizing ammonia by utilizing a solid electron acceptor. We expect demonstrate the feasibility of applying bioelectrochemical systems for the removal of ammoniacal pollution of wastewater.