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.
Novel ecosystems for a sustainable future
It is time to think circular, just like nature, the waste of one is the resource of the other. We generate knowledge to design nature-based sustainable technologies that combine microalgae and bacteria and can recover the wide number of valuable elements present in wastewater while removing the harmful pollutants. The valuable microalgal biomass that can be used as a raw material for the production of fertilizers, biostimulants, bioplastic, and added value products.
We host BSc, MSc, PhD and Post-docs. Please contact Tânia V. Fernandes.
Dr. ir. Tania V. Fernandes
Lukas M. Trebuch PhD
Kaiyi Wu MSc
- PhD Student