Institusjon: Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)

Prosjekttype: phd

Prosjektleder/veileder navn: Stein Wold Østerhus: stein.w.osterhus@ntnu.no

Master/PhD/PostDoc student navn: Chunbo He

Formål / Sammendrag:

The PhD research work is focusing on the biological methods for micropollutants removal.

Working with cultivating the fungi, include Tramete Visicolor and Pleurotus ostreatus, to remove the typical pharmaceutical in real wastewater (compared to the synthetic wastewater). Because of so-called white rot, fungi has the ability to secrete ligninolytic enzyme. These enzymes show potential application of the removal of xenobiotic.

The current limitation for these technologies is that the system is not always stable, and the lack of the suitable reactor configuration within which will allow the balance between the fungi growing and pollutants removal.

Currently doing some experiment to see how the bacterial contamination influence the fungi’s behaviour and the pollutants removal, in addition to working for optimizing the pollutant removal condition by laccase, which can be got from the Tramete visicolor.