Tania V. Fernandes ()

Dr. ir. Tania V. Fernandes is an Environmental Engineer, with a PhD on Environmental Technology from the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, attained at the end of 2010. She leads the decentralised sanitation system at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) where she focusses on cultivation of microalgae, on anaerobically digested black water (toilet wastewater). She worked in the first project in the Netherlands on decentralised sanitation and black water treatment (EET – DeSaR financed by STOWA) in 2003 and has since 2011 been leading other research projects on the recycling of black water nutrients by algae-based photo-biodegradation combined with micropollutants and human pathogens removal.
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