Partners & Stakeholders

Partners & Stakeholders




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  Role in NEPTUNE



Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Hansruedi Siegrist

Dr. Adriano Joss

Dr. Natalija Miladinovic

  As coordinator of this interdisciplinary project, Eawag is responsible for the overall project output and aims at maintaining an open research atmosphere. Practical implementation of research and stakeholder involvement is among the principal objectives. Further Eawag is leader of workpackage 1. The research activities are on advanced oxidation, sensor technology for control of nutrient removal plants, waste design and sludge treatment.



Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany

Dr. Thomas Ternes

Christine Lachmund

  As a leader of workpackage 3 and due to the long experience in environmental analytics, BfG is responsible for analytical quality, analysis capacity allocation as well as specific biological degradation studies. According the previous experience with coordination of EU-projects (POSEIDON) BfG will be an important member of the NEPTUNE Steering Committee (NSC). Further a group of BfG is responsible for the microbiological assessment of effluents and the efficiency of post-treatment processes within workpackage 3.


Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Willy Verstraete

Ilse Forrez

  Role in NEPTUNE: LabMET coordinates workpackage 2 and focuses its research activity mainly on microbial fuel cells and effluent oxidation with MnO.



Istituto di Ricerca Sulle Acque del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Dr. Giuseppe Mininni

Dr. Giuseppe Mascolo

  IRSA is contributing to workpackage 1 by taking a lead on the sludge related aspects. Further IRSA provides analytical capacity in workpackage 3.


Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Prof. Dr. Joerg Oehlmann

  UNIFRA will contribute to workpackages 3 (Contaminants and toxicity assessment) and 4 (Assessment, evaluation). Within WP 3, a Whole Effluent Testing (WET) will be performed, accompanied by a Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) with screening assays (in cooperation with BfG). For the different tests used in the effluent testing, assessment criteria will be developed. Furthermore, two emerging contaminants will be characterised ecotoxicologi­cally and a specification sheet for a mobile WET unit will be developed. For WP 4 UNIFRA will contribute to the incorporation of micro-pollutants and ecotoxicological effects in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). According their experience with coordination of EU-projects UniFra will be an important member of the NEPTUNE Steering Committee (NSC).


Technical University of Denmark

Dr. Michael Hauschild

  DTU will be leader of workpackage 4 and mainly responsible for the LCA method development and application, including assessment of environmental sustainability and best practice wastewater and sludge treatment.


National Institute of Research and Development for Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dr. Zaharie Moldovan

  INCDTIM will contribute to workpackage 3 due to their analytical experience and act as an important link for wastewater activities (end-user workshop) for New EU Candidate Countries.



Aquafin NV, Belgium

Marjoleine Weemaes

  Due to the strong connection between R&D and plant opera­tors typical for Aquafin, these have been selected as leader of the dissemination workpackage 5. As an important European supplier Aquafin will contribute to putting the project results into practice. Further they will contribute by performing various research aspects on their full scale installations.


Deutsche Projekt Union Ltd., Germany

Stephan Ellerhorst

Sandra Ante

  DPU brings into the project a substantial experience in consulting plant operators and evaluating wastewater treatment. Further by their good contacts to German water boards and environmental authorities, they will contribute significantly in disseminating the results.


Institute for Product Development, Denmark

Dr. Henrik Fred Larsen

  IPU will mainly be responsible for the development of the LCA methodology for eco-toxicity assessment, targeted towards assessing wastewater treatment including the development concerning specific modes of action (e.g. endocrine disruption). As an SME, IPU will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.

Siluet B

Siluet B, Bulgaria

Dipl. Eng. Plamen Petrov

  SILUET B will contribute to workpackage 1 with their process engineering experience and act as an important link for wastewater activities (end-user workshop) for New EU Candidate Countries. As an SME, Siluet B will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.


Pyromex PLC, United Kingdom

Peter Jeney

  Pyromex will research on technical solutions for sewage sludge disposal and resource recovery. As an SME, Pyromex will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.


Gebrüder Hunziker AG, Switzerland

Ruedi Moser

  Gebrüder Hunziker will research on source control solutions (hospital wastewater) complementary to WWTP options and implementation of a full scale autotrophic nitrogen removal plant for sludge liquid. As an SME, Gebrüder Hunziker will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.


s::can Messtechnik GmbH, Austria

Wolfgang Lettl

  s::can is a developer and supplier of in-line spectral sensors required for advanced nutrient removal control. As an SME, s::can will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.


CAMBI AS, Norvey

Thomas Seyffarth

  Cambi AS is a developer and supplier of a sludge processing technology studied within NEPTUNE. As an SME, Cambi will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.


AnoxKaldnes, AB, Sweden

Dr. Alan Werker

  AnoxKaldnes is a developer and supplier of wastewater treatment technology. As an SME, AnoxKaldnes will be implementing the results of NEPTUNE.



modelEAU, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Prof. Dr. Peter Vanrolleghem

Dr. Lluis Corominas

  modelEAU has gathered worldwide acceptance in applied wastewater research and will be contributing significantly to work package 1. As a Canadian partner  modelEAU will bring in knowledge form North America and will play an important role in demonstrating the results of NEPTUNE outside Europe


AWMC, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Prof. Dr. Jurg Keller

  As a driver in the field of bio-polymer generation, microbial fuel cell research as well as in various fields of applied wastewater treatment research, AWMC will contribute to workpackages 1 and 2. As an Australian partner AWMC will play an important role in demonstrating the results of NEPTUNE outside Europe.