Energetic, environmental and economic challenges (ES1202)

PANAMMOX®: Two-step partial-nitritation/anammox process for the treatment of ammonium-rich wastewater. UdG-Ferrovial Servicio


The Lequia group of the University of Girona in collaboration with Ferrovial Servicios have developed a robust technology for autotrophic nitrogen removal from ammonium-rich wastewater with complex matrix, such as landfill leachates. The so called PANAMMOX® process is a two-step partial-nitritation/anammox process, which configuration has been optimized to efficiently treat highly nitrogenous wastewater with extreme conditions of conductivity, complex COD (mainly refractory) and influent variations.

The video explains how the technology was born to cover the issues from a real concern (the treatment of leachates) from landfilling facilities, its basis and the successful scale-up to pilot scale and full industrial scale.


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Video produced by Novedar_Consolider Project. Elaborated by the Biogroup (USC).