• Best available technologies and treatment trains to address current challenges in urban wastewater reuse for irrigation of crops in EU countries 

      Rizzo, Luigi; Gernjak, Wolfgang; Krzeminski, Pawel; Malato, Sixto; McArdell, Christa S.; Sánchez Pérez, José Antonio; Schaar, Heidemarie; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Conventional urban wastewater treatment plants (UWTPs) are poorly effective in the removal of most contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance ...
    • Combined membrane filtration and 265 nm UV irradiation for effective removal of cell free antibiotic resistance genes from feed water and concentrate 

      Krzeminski, Pawel; Feys, Edward; Anglès d'Auriac, Marc; Wennberg, Aina Charlotte; Umar, Muhammad; Schwermer, Carsten Ulrich; Uhl, Wolfgang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The removal of cell free DNA (plasmids) carrying antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) was investigated at bench-scale using ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes commonly applied in ...
    • Filtration characterization method as tool to assess membrane bioreactor sludge filterability-the Delft experience 

      Lousada-Ferreira, Maria; Krzeminski, Pawel; Geilvoet, Stefan; Moreau, Adrien; Gil, Jose A.; Evenblij, Herman; van Lier, Jules B.; van der Graaf, Jaap H.J.M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Prevention and removal of fouling is often the most energy intensive process in Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs), responsible for 40% to 50% of the total specific energy consumed in submerged MBRs. In the past decade, methods ...
    • Forekomst av antibiotikaresistensgener og fjerning av antibiotikaresistente E. coli i to norske avløpsrenseanlegg 

      Schwermer, Carsten Ulrich; Krzeminski, Pawel; Uhl, Wolfgang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Effektiviteten av de ulike behandlingstrinnene for fjerning av antibiotikaresistente E. coli i avløpsvann fra to store avløpsrenseanlegg i Oslo ble undersøkt. Renseanleggene reduserer den totale mengden kultiverbare E. ...
    • A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants 

      Marano, Roberto B M; Fernandes, Telma; Manaia, Celia M; Nunes, Olga; Morrison, Donald; Berendonk, Thomas U.; Kreuzinger, Norbert; Telson, Tanel; Corno, Gianluca; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo; Merlin, Christophe; Topp, Edward; Jurkevitch, Edouard; Henn, Leonie; Scott, Andrew; Heß, Stefanie; Slipko, Katarzyna; Laht, Mailis; Kisand, Veljo; Di Cesare, Andrea; Karaolia, Popi; Michael, Stella G; Petre, Alice L; Rosal, Roberto; Pruden, Amy; Riquelme, Virginia; Agüera, Ana; Esteban, Belen; Luczkiewicz, Aneta; Kalinowska, Agnieszka; Leonard, Anne; Gaze, William H.; Adegoke, Anhony A; Stenström, Thor A; Pollice, Alfieri; Salerno, Carlo; Schwermer, Carsten Ulrich; Krzeminski, Pawel; Guilloteau, Hélène; Donner, Erica; Drigo, Barbara; Libralato, Giovanni; Guida, Marco; Burgmann, Helmut; Beck, Karin; Garelick, Hemda; Tacão, Marta; Henriques, Isabel; Martínez-Alcalá, Isabel; Guillén-Navarro, Jose M; Popowska, Magdalena; Piotrowska, Marta; Quintela-Baluja, Marcos; Bunce, Joshua T; Polo-López, Maria I; Nahim–Granados, Samira; Pons, Marie-Noëlle; Milakovic, Milena; Udikovic-Kolic, Nikolina; Ory, Jérôme; Ousmane, Traore; Caballero, Pilar; Oliver, Antoni; Rodriguez-Mozaz, Sara; Balcazar, Jose L; Jäger, Thomas; Schwartz, Thomas; Yang, Ying; Zou, Shichun; Lee, Yunho; Yoon, Younggun; Herzog, Bastian; Mayrhofer, Heidrun; Prakash, Om; Nimonkar, Yogesh; Heath, Ester; Baraniak, Anna; Abreu-Silva, Joana; Choudhury, Manika; Munoz, Leonardo P; Krizanovic, Stela; Brunetti, Gianluca; Maile-Moskowitz, Ayella; Brown, Connor; Cytryn, Eddie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The World Health Organization Global Action Plan recommends integrated surveillance programs as crucial strategies for monitoring antibiotic resistance. Although several national surveillance programs are in place for ...
    • Impact of inflow conditions on activated sludge filterability and membrane bioreactor (MBR) operational performance 

      Krzeminski, Pawel; van der Graaf, Jaap H.J.M.; van Lier, Jules B. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Operation and performance of MBRs for wastewater treatment is influenced by changes in activated sludge properties. Therefore, understanding of the factors influencing sludge filterability is of major importance for efficient ...
    • Management of Urban Waters with Nature-Based Solutions in Circular Cities—Exemplified through Seven Urban Circularity Challenges 

      Oral, Hasan Volkan; Radinja, Matej; Rizzo, Anacleto; Kearney, Katharina; Andersen, Theis Raaschou; Krzeminski, Pawel; Buttiglieri, Gianluigi; Ayral-Cinar, Derya; Comas, Joaquim; Gajewska, Magdalena; Hartl, Marco; Finger, David C.; Kazak, Jan K.; Mattila, Harri; Vieira, Patricia; Piro, Patrizia; Palermo, Stefania Anna; Turco, Michele; Pirouz, Behrouz; Stefanakis, Alexandros; Regelsberger, Martin; Ursino, Nadia; Carvalho, Pedro N. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) have been proven to effectively mitigate and solve resource depletion and climate-related challenges in urban areas. The COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action CA17133 entitled ...
    • Membrane bioreactors (MBRs): Activated sludge filterability and full-scale MBR functioning 

      Krzeminski, Pawel; Graaf, Jaap H.J.M. van der; Lier, Jules B. van (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Despite continuous developments in the field of MBR technology, membrane fouling together with the associated energy demand and related costs issues remain major challenges. The efficiency of the filtration process in an ...
    • Membrane bioreactors - A review on recent developments in energy reduction, fouling control, novel configurations, LCA and market prospects 

      Krzeminski, Pawel; Leverette, Lance; Malamis, Simos; Katsou, Evina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology is considered a well-established, mature technology with many full-scale plants around the world treating municipal and industrial wastewater. However, membrane fouling and energy ...
    • Natural organic matter fractions and their removal in full-scale drinking water treatment under cold climate conditions in Nordic capitals 

      Krzeminski, Pawel; Vogelsang, Christian; Meyn, Thomas; Köhler, Stephan; Poutanen, Heikki; de Wit, Heleen; Uhl, Wolfgang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) designed to remove natural organic matter (NOM) are challenged as concentrations of NOM in raw waters are increasing. Here, we assess seasonal differences in NOM quality and quantity, ...
    • Nature-Based Units as Building Blocks for Resource Recovery Systems in Cities 

      van Hullebusch, Eric D.; Bani, Aida; Carvalho, Miguel; Cetecioglu, Zeynep; De Gusseme, Bart; Di Lonardo, Sara; Djolic, Maja; van Eekert, Miriam; Bulc, Tjaša Griessler; Haznedaroglu, Berat Z.; Istenič, Darja; Kisser, Johannes; Krzeminski, Pawel; Melita, Sanna; Pavlova, Dolja; Płaza, Elżbieta; Schoenborn, Andreas; Thomas, Geraldine; Vaccari, Mentore; Wirth, Maria; Hartl, Marco; Zeeman, Grietje (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Cities are producers of high quantities of secondary liquid and solid streams that are still poorly utilized within urban systems. In order to tackle this issue, there has been an ever-growing push for more efficient ...
    • Performance of secondary wastewater treatment methods for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern implicated in crop uptake and antibiotic resistance spread: A review 

      Krzeminski, Pawel; Tomei, Maria Concetta; Karaolia, Popi; Langenhoff, Alette; Almeida, C. Marisa R.; Felis, Ewa; Gritten, Fanny; Andersen, Henrik Rasmus; Fernandes, Telma; Manaia, Celia M.; Rizzo, Luigi; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) discharged in effluents of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), not specifically designed for their removal, pose serious hazards to human health and ecosystems. Their impact is of ...
    • The potential of using E. coli as an indicator for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment 

      Anjum, Muna F.; Schmitt, Heike; Börjesson, Stefan; Berendonk, Thomas U.; Donner, Erika; Stehling, Eliana Guedes; Boerlin, Patrick; Topp, Edward; Jardine, Claire; Li, Xuewen; Li, Bing; Dolejska, Monika; Madec, Jean-Yves; Dagot, Christophe; Guenther, Sebastian; Walsh, Fiona; Villa, Laura; Veldman, Kees; Sunde, Marianne; Krzeminski, Pawel; Wasyl, Dariusz; Popowska, Magdalena; Järhult, Josef; Orn, Stefan; Mahjoub, Olfa; Mansour, Wejdene; Thái, Đinh Nho; Elving, Josefine; Pedersen, Karl (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      To understand the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in a One-Health perspective, surveillance play an important role. Monitoring systems already exist in the human health and livestock sectors, but there are no ...
    • Removal of antibiotic resistant E. coli in two Norwegian wastewater treatment plants and by nano- and ultra-filtration processes 

      Schwermer, Carsten Ulrich; Krzeminski, Pawel; Wennberg, Aina Charlotte; Vogelsang, Christian; Uhl, Wolfgang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The effectivity of different treatment stages at two large wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located in Oslo, Norway, to remove antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli from municipal wastewater was investigated. The WWTPs ...