RUDN University environmentalists teach to obtain bio-oil from microalgae
October 7, RUDN Institute of Ecology hosted a seminar “From biomass to energy. Valorization of wastewater treatment”* by Dr. Kumar Vinod and Anna Kurbatova — Associate Professor at RUDN Institute of Ecology.
“We have studied a way to produce biofuels from microalgae. These results can be applied to wastewater treatment in the African region and the further use of this treatment products,” Dr. Kumar Vinod, Professor at the Department of Life Sciences at Graphic Era University (India).
At the event, professors and students:
- shared experience and knowledge in the field of clean water and sanitation;
- learned where biotechnology for water purification with microalgae can be used in Africa and how much water can be purified in this way;
- expanded networks of contacts and partnerships in the field of ecology.
“The results of this research have already encouraged us to develop several new environmental projects. I believe that the use of microalgae for water purification will be an effective solution for Nigeria, my motherland, which suffers from a lack of clean drinking water,” Niambe Obed Kohol, a second-year master’s student at RUDN Institute of Ecology.
You can learn more about SDG 6 “Clean water and sanitation” at the II International Scientific Conference of Students and Young Scientists “For the sustainable development of civilization: cooperation, science, education, technology (Africa’s Path to 17 SDGs: an integrated approach)”, held in RUDN University, November
* Seminar “From biomass to energy. Valorization of wastewater treatment. SDG 6 “Clean water and sanitation” became a satellite event of the II RUDN conference, dedicated to all sustainable development goals, and took place on October 7, 2023, at RUDN Institute of Ecology.
The seminar was held in English according to RUDN multilingual development program.
The conference “For the sustainable development of civilization: cooperation, science, education, technology (Africa’s Pathway to 17 SDGs: an integrated approach)” opened at RUDN University*. It is attended by ministers of Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, as well as leading world scientists from Algeria, Brazil, Germany, Zambia, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and other countries.
RUDN University engineers calculated how to collect precipitation for water supply over a large area in an arid region. The results will help solve the problem of water shortages through the construction of several dams and ponds.
RUDN University environmentalists have proposed a new catalyst for converting methane into hydrogen — an alternative energy carrier. The catalyst itself is a simple sponge iron, environmentally friendly and also a cheap material.