Oscar Guerrero Sodric, student of Chemical Engineering from UAB, has joined GENOCOV for five months because he is performing experiments for his Master´s thesis. He will work in the bioelectrochemical systems research group, studying bioelectrochemical treatment of urban wastewater with production of hydrogen that can be used as fuel.
Oscar will carry out his experiments on a pilot plant based on multiple microbial cells in a cassette configuration. At the moment, the plant is working with just a few cells, so he will have to get the reactor ready for total operation. He will also focus on the optimization of different performance indicators such as organic matter removal efficiencies or hydrogen production, among others.