Award for best poster to UOM - TUC team
The poster presented by P.G. Rathnasiri, Deshai Botheju and Rune Bakke from University of Moratuwa (UOM) and Telemark University College (TUC) won the best poster award at a European Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) conference in Berlin.
The poster titled “Membrane Micro-aerated Anaerobic Digestion (MMAD)” introduces and documents a novel concept to enhance biogas production.
An oxygen permeable dense polydimethylsiloxane membrane is used to transfer a precisely controlled amount of oxygen into an anaerobic bioreactor producing biogas.
This new method can be utilized to enhance the biogas generation capacity of organic wastes and also correctly monitor the digester performance, avoiding unexpected process failures – currently a critical issue in large scale biogas generation.
The Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) - Network workshop, organized under the responsibility of the Berlin Centre of Competence for Water took place on 31 March – 1 April 2009 in Berlin, Germany, and was endorsed by the International Water Association (IWA).
The conference was also the final event of two European research projects “Amedeus” and “Eurombra” of the coalition “MBR-Network” completed in 2009. The most salient outcomes of those projects dedicated to progress and advances of the Membrane Bio-Reactor technology for municipal wastewater treatment were presented.
Results of fundamental and applied research as well as technological breakthroughs achieved were unveiled in about 40 oral and 50 posters presentations.
The participants to the “Final MBR Network workshop”, including some of the world’s renowned experts in the field, appreciated the new concept presented by the UOM-TUC team and were eager to know more details about our research.
The 1,000 € best poster award was announced at the workshop was selected by a jury of international experts.