ABAWARE - Advanced biotechnology for intensive – freshwater aquaculture wastewater reuse

Aquaculture is currently estimated to be the fastest-growing area of food production in the world. Although aquaculture can provide an important food source, these types of farms must be developed in a responsible and sustainable way. The rapid growth of intensive aquaculture systems has already caused important damage affecting both the environment and human health. The surrounding waters are affected by the chaotic algae growth generated by the high quantity of discharged pollutants (organic matters, P and N compounds etc.). This water pollution in some cases can prove deadly for certain aquatic species and indirectly constitute a danger to human population, who end up eating contaminated fishes and uses an inadequate quality water. More

Main outputs

  • Antti Karkman, Thi Thuy Do, Fiona Walsh, Marko Virta. Antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater. Trends in Microbiology 2017. 2017 Oct 1.

  • Popa R., Moga I.C., Rissdorfer M., Ilis M.L.G., Petrescu G., Crăciun N., Matache M.G., Covaliu C.I., Stoian G. (2017). Duckweed utilization for fresh water conservation (management) in recirculated aquaculture systems, International Journal of Conservation Science, 8(4), 715-722.

  • Mogа I.C., Popа R., Crăciun N., Аrdeleаn I., Petrescu G., Doroftei B., Voiceа I., Sorică C., Mаtаche M.G., Stoiаn G. (2017). Wаstewаter Treаtment Systems in Аquаculture, International Symposium ISB-INMA TEH, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, vol. 7, 813 – 822.

  • Muziasari, W., Pitkänen, L., Sørum, H., Stedtfeld, R.D., Tiedje, J.M. and Virta, M. (2017). The resistome of farmed fish feces contributes to the enrichment of antibiotic resistance genes in sediments below Baltic Sea fish farms. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 2137.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health. Fiona Walsh, Paul Richards. Microbiology Today. 2018. Feb. P. 38-39.

  • Iordache O., Moga I.C., Dumitrescu I., Perdum E., Mitran E.C., Chivu A.M.A., Ferdes M., Pricop F. (2018). MBBRs Functionalization with Cerioporus Squamosus. Scientific Papers. Series E. Land Reclamation, Earth Observation & Surveying, Environmental Engineering, VII, 88-93.

  • Moga I.C., Ardelean I., Donțu O.G., Moisescu C., Băran N., Petrescu G., Voicea I. (2018). Materials and technologies used in wastewater treatment, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 374, 012079.

  • Moga I.C., Donțu O.G., Pricop F., Iordache O., Petrescu G. (2018). Biological Wastewater Treatment Using Innovative Equipment and Materials, Proceeding of 9th International Scientific-Professional Conference Textile Science and Economy 2018, 2732.

  • Moga I.C., Crăciun N., Ardelean I., Petrescu G., Popa R. (2018). The Potential Of Biofilms From Moving Bed Bioreactors To Increase The Efficiency Of Textile Industry Wastewater Treatment, Industria Textila, 69(4), 412-418.

  • Moisescu C., Iordan M., Dumitrache C. A., Ardelean I.I. (2018). Nitrate removal potential of different microbial consortia, feasible for wastewater treatment in RAS. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 7(13): 205-210.

  • Moisescu C., Dumitrache C.A., Ardelean I.I.(2018). Simultaneous removal of carbon and nitrogen from synthetic media by three selected bacterial consortia. 3rdInternational Conference "Water resources and wetlands" (Eds PetreGastescu, PetreBretcan) Publisher: Romanian Limnogeographical Association, ISSN: 2285-7923, pp.232-237.

  • Moga I.C., Moisescu C., Ardelean I., Petrescu G., Voicea I., Doroftei B.I., New biofilm carriers for wastewater treatment. International Journal of Conservation Science, vol. 10, issue 1, January-March 2019, 187-196.

  • Moga I.C., Petrescu G., Anghelache G., Pantazi, A.G. Doroftei B.I., Biotechnologies used in wastewater treatment, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 572, 2019, 012069.

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Project coordinator Henning Sorum
Last Updated April 22, 2022, 16:33 (UTC)
Created November 21, 2018, 10:00 (UTC)
Contact person for Dissemination activities Fiona Walsh
Funders European Commission, Water JPI, WaterWorks2015
Project partners swedish-university-of-agricultural-sciences, dfr-systems-slr, romanian-academy, university-of-bucharest, maynooth-university, university-of-helsin, technical-university-dresden
Access level info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
Project identifier grantAgreement/EC/
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