SHORT SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC LIFE
Congcong Zhang (China, 1992) is a chemical engineer (Henan University of Science and Technology, 2011) and MSc in Environmental Studies (Ocean University of China, 2015). During her MSc studies she studied on the advanced treatment of hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM)-containing oilfield wastewater based on biofilm-membrane bioreactor. In addition, the potential of hydrolyzed polyacrylamide biodegradation to final products was studied through regulating its own nitrogen transformation and the feasibility of HPAM to final products was clarified from thermodynamics. Currently, she is a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and her research is focused on integrating enhanced biological phosphorus removal in order to the recoveryof phosphorus recovery in the new concept of future WWTP. Moreover, the possibility of using bioelectrochemical systems for phosphorus recovery will be explored for the first time.
Congcong’s current research interests are:
- Enhanced biological phosphorus removal
- Study of the elimination of organic matter and phosphorus, avoiding nitrification
- Study of the bioelectrochemical systems for phosphorus recovery