Thesis topic proposal
Application of advanced oxidation processes and membrane separation in water and wastewater treatment


Institute: University of Szeged
environmental sciences
Doctoral School of Environmental Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Zsuzsanna László
Location of studies (in Hungarian): University of Szeged
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZTE

Description of the research topic:

Membrane separation processes become more widely used wastewater treatment methods as they provide a chemical-free, efficient alternative to removing contaminants. A major disadvantage of their widespread use is the membrane fouling, which significantly shortens the life of the membrane. The aim of the doctoral research is primarily to combine membrane separation with advanced oxidation processes (ozone, Fenton reaction, UV light, and heterogeneous photocatalysis) in the purification of industrial waters and wastewater in order to reduce membrane fouling. In addition to the development of new wastewater treatment methods, the aim is to study the mechanism of the membrane fouling and advanced oxidation processes, as well as the interactions between the membrane, contaminants and water matrix.

Required language skills: english
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2020-02-01

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