Energetic, environmental and economic challenges (ES1202)

WG1. Efficient technologies


To assess the state of the art, maturity and energy requirement of innovative efficient technologies for wastewater treatment.

Task Forces (coordinators)

  • Energy efficient nutrient removal (Francesco Fatone)
  • Membrane bioreactors (Eoin Syron)
  • Micropollutants and recalcitrants (JTF with WG3, co-lead from WG1: Giuseppe Mascolo)
  • Pretreatment technologies for enhanced biogas production (Celal Gokcay)
  • Alternative sludge management technologies (Javier Lafuente)
  • Anaerobic treatment of wastewater (municipal and industrial) (Isam Sabbah)

The following secondary Task Forces will be considered

  • Aerobic granular bioreactors (Claudio Di Iaconi)
  • Biofiltration (D.Gabriel)
  • Two-phase bioreactors (Maria Concetta Tomei)
  • Bioelectrochemical systems (Albert Guisasola)
  • Biofouling (Carlos Dosoretz)
  • Hydrogen (Gerasimos Lyberatos)


  • Album of participants
  • Data base for dissemination per country
  • Report on current state per Task Force
  • Newsletter
  • Exchange visits (STSMs)
  • Review articles
  • Special sections in conferences
  • New projects


First Newsletter WG1: link 

Second Newsletter WG1: link

Access to the task forces: link

Access the live handbook to get introduced to the WG1 members: link



WG1 Meeting, Istanbul (Turkey) 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 to Tuesday, November 11, 2014


The morning session started with the welcome speech of the chair of the WG1 Gerasimos Lyberatos for all the participants of the meeting in Istanbul coming from the WG1 and WG3. He presented the draft agenda of the WG1 meeting that was adopted and approved by the WG members.

After, the COST Action chair (Juan M. Lema) presented the concept of the book, the final output of the Action summarizing the main achievements of all WGs.


WG1 Meeting, Madrid (Spain) 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

More than 40 water professionals attended the Madrid meeting. The 7 TGs that will be active within the WG1 were introduced: