Purification and recycling of waste water is an issue that is receiving more and more attention. Algae can accumulate large quantities of nitrate or phosphate, for example, and thus have the potential to clean agricultural effluents as well as to be used as nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers. A BioSC workshop on this topic with international participation took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich on September 6 and 7, 2018.

 


 

BioSC Workshop 2018 website

 


 

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Workgroup Rapporteurs

Workgroup 1:

Fundamental Research Aspects

 PERIN, Giorgio 

Imperial College,  UK

WG1 REPORT

Workgroup 2:

Technology Readiness Level <6

 FERNANDES, Tania

Institute of Ecology, NL

WG2 REPORT

Workgroup 3:

Technology Readiness Level >5

 BLERSCH, David 

Auburn University,  USA

WG3 REPORT

Lectures Session I: Algae - N/P/C uptake and storage biology

Session chair: SALIH, Anya, Univ. Western Sydney,  Australia​

Engineering algae for optimum nutrient recycling –what do we need and what is possible?

JONES, Patrik R. 

Imperial College, London, UK

 

Mechanisms of luxury phosphorus uptake in microalgae

SOLOVCHENKO, Alexei

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

A model of phosphate metabolism in Chlorella vulgaris

METTLER-ALTMANN, Tabea

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Biofertilisation potential of the diazotrophic cyanobacteria Anabaena

VALTON, Marine

Imperial College, London, UK

Managing nitrogen metabolism in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 to increase fertilization efficiencies

PERIN, Giorgio

Imperial College, London, UK

Microalgal lipids, high-value products

KHOZIN-GOLDBERG, Inna

Ben Gurion University, S’de Boqer, Israel

Lectures Session II: Methods for measuring N/P/C reserves

Session chair:  NEDBAL, Ladislav, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Confocal Raman microscopy of microalgae, identification, detection and quantification of energy-and nutrient-storing pools, and crystalline inclusions at a single-cell level

MOJZEŠ, Peter

Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic

31P-NMR introduction and applications

WILLBOLD, Sabine

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Microsensing and confocal in situ imaging of energy storage in microalgae focusing on Symbiodinium of reef corals

SALIH, Anya

University of Western Sydney,  Australia

Lectures Session III: Algae cultivation systems and protocols

Session chair:  CAMARGO-VALERO, Miller Alonso, University of Leeds, UK

Immobilisation of microalgae: a promising tool for waste-water treatment and biochemical production

KOSOUROV, Sergey, ALLAHVERDIYEVA, Yagut

University of Turku, Finland

Large scale algal production

VONSHAK, Avigad

Ben Gurion University, S’de Boqer, Israel

Algal turf scrubbing for wastewater treatment and agriculture

CALAHAN, Dean 

Smithonian Institution, USA

Performance studies on Algal Turf Scrubber technologies

BLERSCH, David 

Auburn Uni.,  USA

Growth physiology of Chlamydopodium fusiforme cultivated in a mineral medium and pig wastewater

TORZILLO, Guiseppe

Ben Gurion University, S’de Boqer, Israel

Closing cycles from wastewater by microalgae-bacteria consortia: opportunities vs. risks

FERNANDES, Tania

Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, NL

Lectures Session IV: Waste water

Session chair:  CALAHAN, Dean, Smithonian Institution, USA

Microalgae and cyanobacteria for wastewater treatment in waste stabilization ponds in tropical and temperate climate countries

CAMARGO-VALERO, Miller Alonso

University of Leeds, UK

Reducing the effluent nutrient concentration of municipal wastewater treatment plants using microalgae and considering further biomass application

THEILEN, Ulf, WAWILOW, Tatjana, HASPORT, Nils

University of Applied Sciences, Giessen, Germany

Lectures Session V: Closing the cycles to soil fertilization and soil conditioning

Session chair:  JONES, Patrik R., Imperial College, London, UK

Interactions of algal biostimulants with plant microbiome

BALDASSARRE-ŠVECOVÁ, Eva

Institute of Botany, Praha, Czech Republic

 

Role of biological soil crusts in C and N enrichment in arid soils

ADESSI, Alessandra

University of Florence, Italy

Phosphorus uptake by algae and experimental use of algal biomass for fertilization of marginal soils

NEDBAL, Ladislav Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany