PhD Position in Bioelectrochemical Systems and Wastewater Treatment at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

PhD Position in Bioelectrochemical Systems and Wastewater Treatment at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norway 01 Sep 2022
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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01 Sep 2022
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The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is offering a PhD position related to bio electrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed upon.

Details about the position:

The PhD project will investigate innovative wastewater management technologies for a circular economy approach by combining energy and nutrient recovery for wastewater treatment applying bioelectrochemical systems.The PhD project will focus on the design of a concept that will allow for a combined biogas upgrading and nutrient recovery using sustainable and low-cost electrode materials such as biochar in bioelectrochemical systems. The project will investigate bioelectrochemical approaches aiming at carbon dioxide utilization for biogas upgrading, and nitrogen and phoshorus recovery in the form of a biobased fertilizer.


  1. Review of the scientific literature and state-of-the-art on bioelectrochemical methods for wastewater treatment.
  2. Design of experiments on nutrient recovery and biogas upgrading applying bioelectrochemical methods.
  3. Design, assembling and running lab scale experimental setups.
  4. Data collection: laboratory observation of basic principles; formulation of the technology concept; experimental proof of concept and validation in lab.
  5. Analysis of wastewater samples.
  6. Advanced statistical analysis and other data sciences techniques for the handling of the collected data.
  7. At least 3 publications in internationally scientifically indexed journals.
  8. 2-3 presentations at international scientific conferences.
  9. The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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