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First Prize at the Thirtieth ICHEME Water Special Interest Group Video Competition

CDT Bioenergy students Oliver Grasham and Robert White won first prize at the thirtieth ICHEME water special interest group video competition. The competition is sponsored by ARUP and is aimed at encouraging young minds in the water chemical engineering community. The project focuses on the removal of nitrogen from wastewater - a necessary but laborious task for treatment plants.

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Nitrogen mostly exists as ammonia in wastewater, and is traditionally removed by pumping air for bacteria to convert the ammonia to nitrogen gas which is highly energy and greenhouse gas emission intensive.

Robert White (left) and Oliver Grasham (right)

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