AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Shubiao Wu, AIAS Fellow

Constructed wetlands: A fancy ecosystem for water pollution control

2018.05.22 | AIAS

Date Mon 05 Nov
Time 14:15 16:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

Abstract

Constructed wetlands (CWs) comprise a suite of recognized eco-technologies that are designed and constructed to mimic and manipulate the simultaneous physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in natural wetlands for wastewater treatment purposes. The most attractive benefit of this technology is its “green” and ecofriendly way of treating wastewater, with low operational costs and easy maintenance. Along with the growing attention to CW technology paid, knowledge gained from diverse fields of research has gradually turned understanding on CW from a “black box” model to a “grey box” model. This talk will present some effort devoted to understanding the cycling of basic elements, such as carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, and sulphur, and their complex interactions in these systems. Several intensifying strategies involving new system configurations and operations will also be discussed.

Short bio

Dr. Shubiao Wu is strongly interested in using eco-treatment systems for water pollution control since his PhD study in 2009, and is particularly interested in understanding the relationship between treatment performance and the interactions of microbial carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur cycling, as well as microbial responses within the treatment system.

Shubiao Wu's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

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