Wastewater Algal Treatment Enhanced Reactor (WATER), 2016 (in collaboration with ETF, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) and private funders)

The project aims to improve the sewage treatment performance and efficiency of the sewage treatment plant through the application of microalgae cultivation technology. With the consent of the Drainage Services Department, a pilot plant will be set up inside the Yuen Long Sewage Treatment Works for the researches into the Culture of Local Species of Algae using sewage targeting at Algae Culture and Sewage Treatment in one go. The main strategy employed in this research is to investigate the best possible conditions for algal bioreactors for sludge liquor treatment in pilot scale. The long-term goal of this project is to upgrade to a higher level treatment (denitrogenation and dephosphorization) and develop a cost-effective and energy-efficient mass algal cultivation system that can enhance wastewater treatment as well as algal powder production.