The invention "Biological method of limiting the development of filamentous bacteria in activated sludge in sewage treatment plants", developed by scientists from the Faculty of Biology of the Jagiellonian University, was awarded a gold medal during the twelfth edition of the International Fair of Inventions and Innovations Intarg 2018, which took place on 20-21 June 2018 at the International Center Congressional in Katowice.The invention was developed by PhD Janusz Fyda, PhD Edyta Fiałkowska, PhD Agnieszka Pajdak-Stós, PhD Wioleta Kocerba-Soroka and MSc Mateusz Sobczyk from the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
It is an environmentally friendly and economical method of limiting the multiplication of filamentous bacteria involved in the wastewater treatment process. Their excessive growth causes so-called swelling of activated sludge, which is one of the most serious operational problems of sewage treatment plants. The method uses naturally occurring in the activated sludge microscopic organisms - roller skates, which by eating bacteria reduce this problem
The technology as part of the commissioned work was implemented in two wastewater treatment plants.
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