Dr Evangelos Petropoulos

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Sustainable waste water conversion to energy using specialised inocula

About Dr Evangelos Petropoulos

Dr Petropoulos is an expert in the field of wastewater treatment and environmental bio-engineering and biotechnology. He has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University and extensive industrial and academic experience, gained from working in China, Greece, Spain and the UK.

He has conducted significant research and development into both aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment for sufficient removal of organic pollutants and nutrients from municipal and industrial wastewater streams. A co-inventor of a patented bioreactor, Evangelos is regularly invited to speak at international and national conferences and has published several articles focusing on key micro-organisms and wastewater treatment systems.

A growing demand for energy and concern over high CO2 emissions prompted a search for alternatives to conventional, aerobic wastewater treatment processes.

This session will discuss how anaerobic, low-temperature wastewater treatment can be used to reduce energy consumption and provide a viable alternative to applied aerobic systems. Examining lab-based and field examples it will highlight the significance of this work and the potential benefits to the rural community, in particular to the impacts of low temperature on the process.

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