MASTER THESES

The Master Dissertation is an integrated part of the IMETE Master Programme and is credited at 30 ECTS. All students are doing thesis work during their last semester in one of the 3 IMETE Consortium partners or IMETE associated partners.

Master Dissertation topics researched in 2018-2020, are:

  • Air quality in underground parking garages

  • Techno-economic assessment on small-scale co-digestion of animal manure and organic waste in veterinary sector

  • Effect of temperature on removal of chlroroethenes from groundwater by peroxydisulfate activated with citric acid chelated ferrous iron

  • Comparative assessment of recent short-range air dispersion modelling

  • Effect of biochar on heavy metal immobilisation in contaminated soil

  • Kinetic analysis and modeling of a pilot-scale iron electrocoagulation process: a case study from Evides

  • Unsteady friction computation in hydraulic commercial software

  • Analysis of the performance of a commercial software forpipe burst detection

  • Perspectives on the cultivation of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) on heavy metal contaminated soil for phytoremediation and fibre production

  • Flavonoids as inducers of transcription of bphA genes in soil bacterium Rhodococcus sp. WAY2

  • Removal and recovery of selenium from wastewater: current status and future prospects

  • Removal of pharmaceuticals from recycled grey water using nano-TiO2 photocatalysis

  • Thermal plasma decomposition of special types of waste streams

  • Biological conversion of energetic gases to biomethane

  • Competition between anaerobic ammonia oxidizing bacteria and heterotrophic denitrifiers under thermophilic conditions for nitrogen removal from wastewater

  • Fundamentals and application of sulfate radical based advanced oxidation processes for removal of organic micropollutants in water: focus on the ozone-PMS process

  • Towards resource recovery by modelling an organic waste digestion reject water treatment process

  • A novel way of water reuse in a decentralized waste water treatment system, applicable in the city of the future

  • Potential of the biochar derived from agricultural waste residues for peat replacement in horticultural growing mediums

  • Assessment of sustainable technologies for pig manure valorisation – a meta-analysis

  • Interactions of biochar with metal mobility in soils and uptake by plants

  • Chromium removal for the reuse of salts in the chemical industry

  • Simulating and evaluating the effects of fecal sludge on the formation and performance  of Aerobic Granular Sludge lab scale reactor

  • Evaluation of anaerobic digester side stream treatment alternatives using a biological process model

  • Developing a biological model to predict filamentous bulking in the Fuhais wastewater treatment plant

  • Modeling the anaerobic digestion of microalgae biomass grown on wastewater: impact of reactor configuration on methane production

  • screening of biochar produced at different temperature to remove metals in water

  • Development and modelling of immobilized algal-bacterial consortia for nitrogen removal from wastewater. 

  • Valorizing driftwood from waste to an anode in sodium ion batteries

  • Bacterial laccase for the degradation of recalcitrant COD in pulp and paper industrial effluent

  • Coupling anaerobic digestion with hydrothermal carbonization towards waste valorisation and bioenergy production: Potential anaerobic digestion enhancement by using hydrochars as additives 

 

Examples of Master Dissertation topics researched in 2011-2015, are:

  • Anamox bacteria in wastewater treatment systems

  • Methane oxidizing and sulphate reducing bacterial consortia in deep sea sediments

  • Oil spill electroremediation 

  • Advanced oxidation processes for the removal of pharmaceutical residues in water

  • Life Cycle Assessment: Coupling Environmental Damage and Human Health Benefits Caused by Pharmaceutical Production Processes

  • Biohydrogen production from microalgae: pretreatment evaluation

  • Nutrient recovery from agricultural waste streams 

  • Phytoremediation of landfill leachate using tropical native plants

  • Removal of volatile organic compounds with fungi and its characterisation

  • Statistical evaluation of data from FISH analysis

  • Sustainable treatment of municipal wastewater through autotrophic nitrogen removal in granular sludge reactors

  • Usage of immobilized microorganisms for oil spills removal

  • Use of biochar for environmental remediation of contaminated soils

  • Optimal strategy to enhance biohydrogen production

  • Biodegradation of crude oil and chemical dispersants in Arctic seawater

  • Can we remove nanoparticles from drinking water using conventional treatment techniques?

  • Development of carbon nanotube based drinking water desinfection method

  • Treatment of gold mine wastewater tailings

  • Bacteria associated with biodegradation of persistent organic pollutants in soils and sediments

  • Soil quality changes of terra preta amended agricultural soils

  • Algae production for cosmetics: environmental life cycle assessment and economic life cycle costing 

  • Characterization of bacteria associated with plant species naturally growing in the long-term contaminated soils

  • Steering production and recovery of chemicals from spent broths

  • Comparison of biogas production rate at mesophilic and thermophilic sludge digestion

  • Kinetics of metal precipitation

  • Pharmaceuticals: environmental sustainability of chemical and pharmaceutical processes, a cradle-to-gate analysis 

  • Energy recovery from sewage in Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR)

  • Biogas up-grading by photosynthetic microorganisms 

  • Modelling of denitrifying gaslift bioreactors

  • Bacteria and their functional genes involved in the bio/rhizodegradation of aromatic pollutants 

  • Hydrogen production from microalgae fermentation

  • Fate of micropollutants in wetlands used for wastewater treatment 

  • Chemicals from biomass: understanding complex substrates for high-value fermentation 

  • Recovery of metals from acidic, metal contaminated waste streams

  • Microbial community fingerprinting of anaerobic granular sludge

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