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Use of Microalgae to Treat Wastewaters and Recover Resources (Institute of Engineering)

The use of microalgae in wastewater treatment has the potential for inexpensive nutrient removal and harvest of biomass for energy and nutrient recovery. The research teams at UNAM and ASU are conducting a coordinated research program in which the UNAM team focuses on planktonic microalgae, while the ASU team focuses on microalgal biofilm. Graduate student researchers will work in both locations. Outputs of the research will be joint papers in international journals, a collaborative research project funded externally, and possibly jointly owned IP.

ASU Program Owner(s)

Bruce E. Rittmann
Director, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology in the Biodesign Institute and Regents’ Professor of Environmental Engineering
Bio: https://biodesign.asu.edu/bruce-rittmann

Cesar I. Torres
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Bio: https://biodesign.asu.edu/c%C3%A9sar-torres

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Associate Professor, at the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment and the Swette Center and Environmental Biotechnology
Bio: https://biodesign.asu.edu/rosa-krajmalnik-brown
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Mexican Program Partners(s)

Adalberto Noyola
Investigador, UNAM Instituto de Ingeniería

Germán Buitrón
Coordinador del Laboratorio de Investigación den Proceso Avanzados de Tratamiento de Aguas (LIPITA)
Unidad Académica Juriquilla del Instituto de Ingeniería UNAM
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