A patent-pending vacuum-driven technology has been developed by the industrial partners involved in this project. This technology, called IntensiCarb, has as main goal intensifying biosolids processing with simultaneous resource recovery. A pilot-scale system has been commissioned and installed at Greenway WWTP in London, ON. The appointed post-doc scientist will be responsible for conducting experimental and modeling studies using the existing systems and the SUMO software.
Role and responsibilities:
- Literature review, work plan development, design of experiment
- System maintenance and operation
- Sample collection and characterization
- Analytical tests, data analysis, reporting
- Process modelling
- Technical reports
- Manuscript preparation
- Presentation at conferences
- Nov 1st, 2021 (or as soon as possible)
- March 30th, 2023
Preferred areas of expertise
PhD in Civil, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering with previous experience in biosolids research including sludge characterization, sample processing, fermentation/digestion. Process modeling expertise (ideally in SUMO) is highly desirable.
Supporting equipment operations
- Water quality analysis.
- Biogas measurements and BMP testing
- Wet chemistry methods
- Laboratory methods (Spectrophotometer, digesters, Furnace/Oven, Filtration, etc.).
Prof. George Nakhla
Professor and Chair
Western University, Canada
Mr. Ahmed Al-Omari
Senior Process Engineer
Brown and Caldwell, USA
Dr. Domenico Santoro
Senior Research Scientist
USP Technologies, Canada