Dr. Riffat receives EPA STAR grant

August 18, 2020

Dr. Rumana Riffat and a team of researchers from academia and Water Resource Recovery Facilities have received a three-year, $999,670 grant from the EPA STAR (Science to Achieve Results) program. The team is led by Water Research Foundation, and partners include GW, Columbia University, Northwestern University, DC Water, and Hampton Roads Sanitation District. Dr. Riffat’s (GW) portion of the award is $250,000. The project is aimed at improving full-scale applications of shortcut nitrogen removal processes by increasing nitrite availability for anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria (anammox) in mainstream systems together with biological phosphorus removal.