Workpackage 2. Process understanding

The overall purpose of this WP is to investigate controlling parameters for nitrification and iron/manganese removal, with emphasis on 1) kinetics; 2) interaction and inhibition of other compounds; 3) interaction with other microorganisms e.g. grazing by protozoan; 4) effect of carrier or support material; 5) Co-metabolic removal of organic micropollutants (e.g. pesticides and pharmaceuticals).

The WP will provide insight in the controlling parameters for nitrification, iron and manganese removal, and removal of micropollutants, and the results will feed in to WP3.