Mark your calendars! The Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology is excited to be participating in the 4th annual Night of the Open Door on February 28 from 4-9 p.m. at ASU's Tempe campus. In our fourth year of participation, the Swette Center will be giving visitors a hands-on perspective on the role environmental biotechnology has in our daily lives and protecting our environment. For more information, check out the Night of the Open Door website.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann is a contributing author on the article "Phosphorus recovery from microbial biofuel residual using microwave peroxide digestion and anion exchange" in Water Research. The article explores microwave peroxide digestion and anion exchange as methods of recovering phosphorus from spent algae for nutrient recycling back to algal systems.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann added to his publications in the field of short-cut nitrification/denitrification with the publication of "Nitrite accumulation from simultaneous free-ammonia and free-nitrous-acid inhibition and oxygen limitation in a continuous-flow biofilm reactor" in Biotechnology & Bioengineering. This is a continuation of a long collaboration with Dr. Wookeun Bae, Dr. Seongjun Park, and Dr. Jinwook Chung to better understand and model short-cut biological nutrient removal.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann recently presented "Intimately coupled photocatalysis and biodegradation (ICPB) for detoxification of recalcitrant organics" on January 12 at the 3rd Water Research Conference in Shenzhen, China. Find our more about the conference here.