METS (Microalgae eco-technological solutions)
Applying ecological knowledge for nature-based solutions that improve water quality and safe valorisation of resources. That is what METS stands for.
METS explores the potential of microalgae-bacteria biodiversity and interactions for ecological and sustainable eco-technologies. We combine knowledge on aquatic microbial ecology and environmental biotechnology, for designing engineered ecosystems that provide targeted functions (services). These include the removal of macro nutrients (N, P, etc), the recovery of carbon, macro nutrients and micro elements (Zn, Mg, etc.) and the removal of anthropogenic pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides, from (waste)waters.
If you are interested in collaborating with METS please contact Tânia V. Fernandes.