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.
At Österröd Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the municipality of Strömstad, Sweden, the first aerobic granular sludge (AGS) reactors in the Nordic countries will be implemented when upgrading the WWTP for higher loadings. The municipality of Strömstad, Sweden Water Research and other stakeholders have started a project about the start- up and the following years of operation. The project is co-financed by development fund of the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association (project no. SVU 17-122).
Jennifer Ekholm is employed as a PhD student at Chalmers University of Technology to be the researcher that is doing the scientific work in the project AGNES II – Introduction of aerobic granular sludge in Sweden, a full-scale study.
Jennifer finished her Master studies in Environmental Engineering at Lund University in 2017. Her Masters’s thesis was about nitrification inhibition of industrial wastewaters. Last summer she worked in a summer project at VA SYD and during the autumn of 2018 she worked as a guide at Vattenhallen Science Center, Lund University.
Ekholm, J. (2020) AGS start-up in the Nordic countries IWA Sweden seminar on Biofilm Systems in Municipal Wastewater Treatment – Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations, Malmö, Sweden, January 22-23,
Ekholm et al. (2019) Start-up of aerobic granular sludge – results of the first AGS start-up in the Nordic countries. NORDIWA 2019. September 23-25. ,
Ekholm, J. (2019) Granules – a new level of wastewater treatment. Sweden Water Research Day. November 30, 2019.,
de Blois, M., Viberg, M., Ekholm, J. & Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2019) Aggressive SBR – a new way of operating SBR plants Nordic Wastewater Conference (NORDIWA) 2019, Helsinki, Finland, September 23-25, 2019.,