The aerobic granular sludge (AGS) technology is an innovative, compact and energy efficient wastewater treatment process that seems to be mature for full-scale implementation around the world.
David started to work at Malmö Water & Sewage Works/VA SYD in 2006. He is hired (100%) into Sweden Water Research as research leader. His research focus on making the centralised municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) more efficient, not only by actions inside the fence of the WWTP but also by upstream work. He is especially interested in biological processes, system analyses, recycling loops of plant nutrients and urine separation.
Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University (2012)
M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University (2005)
Lindblom E., Arnell M., Flores-Alsin X., Stenström F., Gustavsson D. J. I., Yang J. & Jeppsson U. (2015) Dynamic modelling of nitrous oxide emissions from three Swedish sludge liquor treatment plants. Water Science and Technology 73(4), pp. 798-806.
Gustavsson D. J. I. (2016) Is it worth to implement anammox in the mainstream at Swedish wastewater treatment plants? In Swedish. Vattenstämman 2016. Göteborg, Sweden, May 10-11, 2016.,
Gustavsson D. J. I. (2016) Pilot and prototype experiences at Sjölunda WWTP. Workshop – The future is here: experiences in the full-scale implementation of mainstream deammonification for leading edge nitrogen removal. The 13th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies. Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, June 13-16, 2016.,
Gustavsson D. J. I. (2016) What is sustainable wastewater handling? In Swedish. VA-mässan 2016, Jönköping, Sweden, September 27-29, 2016.,
Bengtsson, S., de Blois M., Flodin, J., Olsson, J., Jonstrup, M., Myring, K., Johansson, J., Wilén, B.-M., Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2017) Aeroba granuler, en ny reningsteknik för kommunala avloppsreningsverk. En kunskapssammanställning. (In Swedish) Svenskt Vatten Utveckling rapport nr. 2017-19.,Show publication
Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2017) Stora avlopp och kretslopp – dagens och morgondagens teknik. (In Swedish) Nationell konferens Vatten Avlopp Kretslopp (VAK). 16-18 mars 2017, Norrköping, Sverige.,
Edefell, E., Jönsson, K., Persson, F., Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2017) Start-up of partial urine nitrification in an MBBR. 10th IWA International Conference on Biofilm Reactors. 9-12 maj 2017, Dublin, Irland.,
Gustavsson D. J. I., Okhravi A., Persson F., Llano Alvarez N. & la Cour Jansen J. (2015) Experiences of repression of nitrite production in nitritation-anammox on municipal wastewater. Article: Proceedings of IWA Specialist Conference on Nutrient Removal and Recovery: moving innovation into practice, Gdansk, Poland, May 18-21, 2015, pp. 230-236.,
Persson F., Suarez C., Hermansson M., Plaza E., Sultana R., Gustavsson D. J. I. & Wilén B.-M. (2015) Microbial community structure of nitritation-anammox biofilms at main stream conditions. Article: Proceedings of IWA Conference Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2015: moving into practice. Gdansk, Poland, May 18-21, 2015, pp. 465-471.,
Gustavsson D. J. I., Persson F. & la Cour Jansen J. (2014) Manammox – mainstream anammox at Sjölunda WWTP. Article: Proceedings of 9th IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, September 21-26, 2014.,
Bengtsson, S., de Blois, Mark., Wilén, B-M., Gustavsson, D. (2018) A comparison of aerobic granular sludge with conventional and compact biological treatment technologies Environmental Technology,Show publication
Involved in project
AGNES – Aerobic Granular sludge – Nutrient removal and recovery Efficiency in Sweden
HÅVA – Sustainability Analysis for Wastewater Heat Recovery
Can heat recovery be implemented on a large scale without unacceptable impact on the wastewater system and the environment?
Almost all nutrients (>85% of the total amounts of nitrgen, phosphorus and potassium) in the municipal wastewater is found in the toilet wastewater. The urine…
URINITE – Stabilisation of urine by nitrification
Experiences of urine nitrification without alkalinity addition are very few and only a few research groups have studied the process. In the urine separation system…
Aerobic granular sludge, a new technology for municipal wastewater treatment plants – the state-of-the-art
The aerobic granular sludge (AGS) technology is an innovative, compact and energy efficient wastewater treatment process that seems to be mature for full-scale implementation around…
Back to the basics: high-loaded activated sludge
Without the presence of enhanced nitrogen removal processes, it is possible to decrease the solids retention time for the organics, including the microorganisms. Therefore is…
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights wastewater treatment as a significant point source of nitrous oxide emissions. Today, nitrous oxide is also the…
By successfully utilising anammox bacteria, the electrical energy demand can decrease, eventual methanol dosage could be stopped, the biogas production can increase and recirculation flows…
SuNha or later…
In Sweden, the economic value of nitrogen in wastewater from toilets is around five times more worth compared to the phosphorus content, but less than…