Microbes in Wastewater Treatment Systems

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 (vrj@bio.aau.dk). 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.

Map and list of coordinators

Protocols for sampling

Sheets for metadata

Global MiDAS team

Contact us if you are interested in joining the project!


Contact us at mail@midasfieldguide.org