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National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Innovation in Wastewater Treatment Webinar

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Bringing together academics and industry members from both countries, this water webinar series aims to address problems relating to the water cycle, from source to tap, and expound on the innovations that have been developed to combat these issues.

The second webinar in the series will focus on tackling industrial and greasy wastewater and also using ecological theory to evaluate microbial process performance. Additionally, we will consider innovations in wastewater treatment.

This is a joint event organised by the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC), Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SNBC), Singapore Membrane Consortium (SGMEM) and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE).

This event will take place on Tuesday 12 October, 09:00-10:30 (UK) 16:00-17:30 (SG).

View the event flyer here. 

Who should attend?

Academic and water industry members from both Singapore and the UK, also industry members who are interested in translating their technology into the water sector and wish to learn more about the problems they face and what any potential solution would have to look like.

Why attend?

This event will present a snapshot of ongoing research to improve biological wastewater treatment processes. There will be opportunities to ask the speakers questions and follow up with additional networking after the event.

The first webinar, ‘Drinking Water Distribution Systems and Alternative Water Resources’ focused on biofilms in the water distribution systems and membrane development for reverse osmosis. Recordings of two of the talks from the first webinar are available to watch here.

The third webinar will focus on the water cycle and reservoir management and will take place on Thursday 28 October. Attendance of all three events will give a good level of understanding to those new to the sector.


Delegates will:

• Understand how research and innovation in the water sector is evolving in both UK and Singapore;

• Identify strengths and weakness in their products/research;

• Network with leading academics and industry members.





  • Dr Winson Lay, General Manager at Jurong Wastewater Reclamation Plant, Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore’s National Water Agency. Title: Integrated Used Water Treatment – Case Study of Jurong Water Reclamation Plant.
  • Dr Ezequiel Santillan, Senior Project Manager and Senior Research Fellow at SCELSE. Title: Understanding the effect of disturbance on the function, structure and assembly of complex microbial communities, using activated sludge for wastewater treatment as a model system.


  • Dr Gavin Melaugh, Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh. Title: Machine Learning for Activated Sludge Characterisation.
  • Paul Banfield, Technical Manager, Veolia. Title: Biofilms in wastewater treatment – an operational perspective.


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Date And Time

12/10/2021 @ 09:00 AM to
12/10/2021 @ 10:30 AM

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