The research group called Biological Wastewater Treatment primarily focuses on a large variety of topics related to municipal waste water treatment plants. It deals with the issues of nutrient removal, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus, including various ways of bio-augmentation.
An important part of the work consists in sludge analyses mainly with respect to separation properties of the sludge and the presence of specific metabolic groups of organisms. This also involves molecular biology methods such as FISH or PCR-DGGE.
The group also engages in forming mathematical models for wastewater treatment plants and proposing optimisation of their management and operation.