Sustainable Water Treatment and Nutrient Reuse Options

University of Malta (UM)

The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the Collegium Melitense by the Jesuits in 1592. The College was raised to University status in 1769. Situated at Msida, it is the highest teaching institution of the State, by which it is mainly financed. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the national, regional and international needs. The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate. There are over 10,000 students, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses.

The Argotti botanic gardens form part of the UM Faculty Of Science, under the Department of Biology, is currently involved in an Malta Council for Science and Technology-funded project NEPTUME, related to sewage water purification using aquatic plants as a phytoremediation resource. This process occurs after sewage is treated using a moving bed bioreactor (MBBR) treatment plant hosted by water services corporation (WSC).


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