The aim is to study the volume reduction efficiency of the biomimetric membrane with embedded aquaporins on fresh and stored urine, as well as of nitrified urine. The fugitive nitrogen losses will also be measured.
A lab-scale reactor with a biomimetric membrane from Aquaporin A/S will be used. The high-osmolarity draw solution will be seawater from the Öresund strait. Urine will be collected from Östratornskolan in Lund. The nitrogen contents of the different substrates and products will be analysed. A continuous stirred tank reactor for nitrifying urine will also be set up in the laboratory.
Associate professor Karin Jönsson, Lund University
Supervisors: David Gustavsson, VA SYD and Sweden Water Research AB, Jes la Cour Jansen, Lund University, and Claus Hélix-Nielsen, Aquaporin A/S
January 2015 – May 2015 (or sooner)
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