Our research is divided into three themes:
Residual streams of cities, industries, agriculture and mines become increasingly attractive as a source of energy, metals, and minerals. Our research focuses on bio-based technologies for recovery of valuable components from these sources in the form of fuels, electricity, sulphur, copper, and phosphate.
2. Resuable water
Water shortage threatens billions of people. Reuse and protection of our water resources are essential. Our research focuses on removal and recovery of salts, nutrients, pathogens and micropollutants from water.
3. Urban System Engineering
Scale and speed of urbanization leads to new challenges for our urban services. Closed resource cycles are necessary. Our research focuses on development of sustainable concepts and technologies for urban water, sanitation, waste and energy management.