Congcong Zhang


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Address: Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola d'Enginyeria (EE) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 08193 - Cerdanyola del Vallès Barcelona
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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. Currently, she is a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and her research is focused on integrating enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) with A-stage for energy and phosphorus recovery in the new concept of future WWTP. Moreover, the incorporation of a side-stream sludge fermenter (SSSF) into the current anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic (A2O) configuration to obtain a much more stable C/N/P removal is being explored: the side-stream EBPR (S2EBPR).

Congcong’s current research interests are:
•    EBPR operation with low COD influent in A2O system
•    Improvement of EBPR stability by integrating side-stream fermentation with A2O system


Zhang C, Guisasola A, Baeza J A. Achieving simultaneous biological COD and phosphorus removal in a continuous anaerobic/aerobic A-stage system[J]. Water Research, 2021, 190: 116703.
Zhang C, Guisasola A, Baeza J A. A review on the integration of mainstream P-recovery strategies with enhanced biological phosphorus removal[J]. Water Research, 2022: 118102.


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