Prof. dr. Ramon Ganigué

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 76
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2010: PhD in Environmental Engineering. "Partial Nitritation of landfill leachate in a SBR prior to an Anammox reactor: Operation and modelling". University of Girona, Spain.

2006: MSc. in Environmental technologies, University of Girona, Spain.

2004: BSc. in Environmental Sciences, University of Girona, Spain.

Research interests: 

Treatment and valorization of industrial and municipal waste streams

Sewer corrosion and odours and its mitigation

Biological conversion of CO2 to added-value products: Syngas fermentation and microbial electrosynthesis

Professional & Research Activities: 

2013-2015, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Girona (Spain). Scientific Supervisor: Dr. Jesus Colprim

2010-2013, Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Queensland (Australia). Scientific Supervisor: Prof. Zhiguo Yuan

Scientific awards: 

Best Presentation Award, runner-up, 1st IWA Resource Recovery Conference, Gent, 2015, "Influence of initial pH and media buffering in product speciation of a syngas-fermenter natural mixed culture"

Global Project Innovation Award 2014 of the International Water Association for “SCORe: Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research” project.

Finalist of The University of Queensland 2012 Trailblazer for “Sustainable control of sewer corrosion”.

PhD Extraordinary award in the field of Engineering 2010, University of Girona (Spain).

Selected key publications: 
Ramió-Pujol, S.; Ganigué, R.; Bañeras, Ll.; Colprim, J. (2015) Incubation at 25 ºC prevents acid crash and enhances alcohol production in Clostridium carboxidivorans P7. Bioresource Technology. 192, 296-303.
Ganigué, R.; Puig, S.; Batlle-Vilanova, P., Balaguer, M.D.; Colprim, J. (2015). Microbial electrosynthesis of butyrate from carbon dioxide. Chemical Communications, 51, 3235-3238.
Ganigué, R.; Volcke, E.; Puig, S.; Balaguer, M.D. and Colprim, J. (2012) Impact of influent characteristics on a partial nitritation SBR treating high nitrogen loaded wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 111, 62-69.
Ganigué, R.; Gutierrez, O.; Rootsey, R. and Yuan, Z. (2011) Chemical dosing for sulfide control in Australia: an industry survey. Water Research, 45(19), 6564-6574
Ganigué, R., López, H., Balaguer, M.D., Colprim, J. (2007). Partial ammonium oxidation to nitrite of high ammonium content urban landfill leachates. Water Research, 41 (15), pp. 3317-3326.