Qingdao University of Technology (QTU), China
Qingdao Technological University (QTU) has been recognized as one of the top independent colleges in China with its more than 47 degree and diploma programs. Since 2000 the University has undertaken 17 projects of teaching reform at provincial level, won a second prize for National Teaching Achievement and 32 prizes for Provincial Teaching Achievement, and has published 147 textbooks. QTU’s research group focuses on Membrane Bioreactor Technology for treatment of grey water and black water, and Membrane Filtration Technology for tertiary treatment in UF-RO systems. QTU has collaborated with NMBU since 2013, taking part in two international projects – Water Magic Project and the EU – ERASMUS+ project “Water Harmony” with 10 universities from Norway, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, China and Sri Lanka. The collaboration between QTU and NMBU started in 2011 followed by a Guest Professor assignment to Prof Ratnaweera. The collaboration led to a High End Expert grant to Prof Ratnaweera since 2013. Prof Bi is also a member of the scientific committee in the EWA-WMCC conference.
QTU offers two master-level courses that address membrane processes for wastewater treatment – Reclaimed water treatment and water reuse (144 hours) and Nitrogen and phosphorous removal from wastewater (100 hours). Research projects relate with municipal & industrial wastewater treatment and reuse, focusing on Membrane Bioreactor Technology and Membrane Filtration Technology. Membrane fouling characterization and control is a research focus. Effects of bio-carriers on membrane fouling mitigation in Moving Bed Membrane Bioreactors and research on enzymes to improve biological processes in cold climates are other research focus areas.