Ph.d. defense Clara Fernando Foncillas

Ph.d. defense Clara Fernando Foncillas

Clara Fernando Foncillas, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, will defend her thesis on "Valorization of municipal sewage sludge by co-fermentation with the organic fraction of municipal solid waste: Production and recovery of carboxylates"

Time

04.06.2021 kl. 13.00 - 16.00

Description

Title

Valorization of municipal sewage sludge by co-fermentation with the organic fraction of municipal solid waste: Production and recovery of carboxylates

Abstract

The generation of sewage sludge, main byproduct from wastewater treatment, has increased in recent years. New technologies and approaches are being developed to manage this waste stream, such as the addition of another organic waste, to increase the energy and resources recovery from them. This PhD project evaluated the valorization of sewage sludge by adding the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, showing the potential production of green chemicals, that can be used as precursors for bioplastics, in the food or pharmaceutical industries. Moreover, two biorefinery scenarios were proposed and compared to three full-scale real scenarios in Scandinavia that also valorize sewage sludge.


Supervisor(s)

  • Associate Professor Cristiano Varrone, Aalborg University
  • Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Hinrich Uellendahl, Hochschule Flensburg

Assessment committee

  • Associate Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen (chairman), Aalborg University
  • Professor Giovanni Esposito, University of Napoli Federico II
  • Associate Professor Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Stavanger University
  • Moderator/Lay representative: Associate Professor Mette Lübeck, Aalborg University

sign up

The defense will be held at Aalborg University campus Copenhagen, in room 2.1.042. The address is A.C. Meyers Vænge 15 (Building A), 2450 Copenhagen (max. 25 attendants). It will be a partial online defense. Please sign up using this Doodle if you want to participate virtually in the defense:

Doodle linkIf you participate virtual: Be aware that you must be muted during the whole defense, also your camera must be off in order to maintain transmission capacity and prevent technical interruptions. Please, make sure that you have logged in at least 10 minutes before the time (13:00). The session is open from 12.45. You are not allowed to join the online session after the defense has started, neither during the break or the examination. There will be a short break between the defense and the opponents’ questions.

Price

Free

Host

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Section of Sustainable Biotechnology

Address

A.C. Meyers Vænge 15 (Building A), 2450 Copenhagen (max. 25 attendants) / Online