A variety of experts, coming from research institutions and industry, illustrated the four strategies investigated in POWERSTEP to turn wastewater treatment plants into net energy producers.

ADVANCED COURSE ON ENERGY POSITIVE WASTEWATER TREATMENT!

On 6-7 July, the POWERSTEP project, in collaboration with the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), organised a Summer School in Vienna, Austria.

The POWERSTEP Summer School aimed at distributing expertise from innovative and cutting-edge research in the field of energy-positive wastewater treatment.

Within the POWERSTEP project, a consortium of 15 partners is working together to create a real paradigm shift in the wastewater sector. Speaking at the POWERSTEP Summer School, these experts, coming from research institutions and industry, illustrated the four distinct but interconnected strategies investigated in POWERSTEP to turn wastewater treatment plants into net energy producers.

These demonstrated strategies include:
#01 Carbon extraction for energy recovery into biogas
#02 Nitrogen removal in the main stream
#03 Biogas valorisation and efficient energy management
#04 Nitrogen management in side stream

The school attracted over 70 students from around Europe to follow lectures and to learn about cutting-edge research in the field of wastewater treatment.  

As part of the summer school, the students also enjoyed a guided city tour in Vienna as well as a third man tour into the Viennese sewer system.

A full room at the POWERSTEP Summer School.
A full room at the POWERSTEP Summer School.
Summer school participants attending the third man tour into the Viennese sewage system
Summer school participants attending a third man tour into the Viennese sewage system.
View from Summer School venue TU Wien Sky
Summer school venue TU Wien Sky.
Summer school leaflets
Summer school leaflets outside the lecture room.

More photos from the summer school can be found here.  

See here the summer school programme.