Sampling is taking place February-June 2018. See list over coordinators in the different countries. If you wish to provide samples or want to be a country coordinator from countries still lacking a coordinator (you can check it here), please contact Vibeke Rudkjøbing (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would like to get samples from as many countries as possible.
Samples: In order to get a comprehensive database, we are looking for as many different types of plants as possible (activated sludge, biofilters, granules, etc.) and different processes (e.g. EBPR, anammox, …), handling a range of sewage compositions (municipal, industrial and mixtures of these).
Each country coordinator will receive a list of the microbes present in each plant sampled, based on 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, to share with the plant operators. Plant names can be kept confidential if desired – please let us know.
Contact us if you are interested in joining the project!