Kimmo Arola

E-mail: Kimmo.Arola@lut.fi

Current Organisation
Separation and Purification Technology (Superior organisation: LUT School of Engineering Science)

Research Interest
Availability and quality of fresh water as well as depleting natural resources such as phosphorus are global concerns. Municipal wastewater treatment causes serious environmental challenges due to high concentration of micropollutants in wastewaters and eutrophication due to insufficient treatment. Different membrane filtration technologies are widely utilized globally in various wastewater treatment applications. However the concentrate produced in membrane filtration is often seen as problematic big volume waste stream of which further treatment is challenging and the exploitation potential of these concentrates is often forgotten.
Aim of this doctoral thesis is to develop sustainable municipal wastewater treatment process based on efficient membrane concentrate management. In this process concentrate would be turned as valuable products such as nutrients or recirculated back to processes. Efficient concentration of effluents with shear enhanced membrane filtration, enhancement of recyclability and safety of concentrates with advanced oxidation processes and recovery of phosphorus from concentrated streams are needed in order to create sustainable process that reduces environmental impacts and creates new value. Desired end results of this study are improved quality of discharge waters, phosphorus recovery from concentrates, degradation of micropollutants and recirculation of residual membrane concentrates to achieve zero waste process in a form of membrane concentrate.


Research Areas



Publications
Transport of pharmaceuticals during electrodialysis treatment of wastewater (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Arola Kimmo, Ward Andrew, Mänttäri Mika, et al.
Water Research
Treatment options for nanofiltration and reverse osmosis concentrates from municipal wastewater treatment: A review (2019)
A2 Review article, literature review, systematic review
Arola Kimmo, Van der Bruggen Bart, Mänttäri Mika, et al.
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Nutrient recovery from wastewater through pilot scale electrodialysis (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Ward Andrew, Arola Kimmo, Thompson Brewster Emma, et al.
Water Research
Advanced treatment of membrane concentrate with pulsed corona discharge (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Arola Kimmo, Kallioinen Mari, Reinikainen Satu-Pia, et al.
Separation and Purification Technology
Novel process concept alternatives for improved removal of micropollutants in wastewater treatment (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Arola Kimmo, Hatakka Henry, Mänttäri Mika, et al.
Separation and Purification Technology
Advanced oxidation of membrane concentrate with pulsed corona discharge (2016)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Arola Kimmo, Kallioinen Mari, Mänttäri Mika, et al.
12th World Filtration Congress
Recovery of phosphorus from membrane concentrates (2016)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Arola Kimmo, Kallioinen Mari, Mänttäri Mika
The 16th Nordic Filtration Symposium
Evaluation of recycling potential of ultrafiltered alkaline bleaching effluents (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Tirkkonen Katariina, Arola Kimmo, Veijonen Timo-Pekka, et al.
Appita Journal
Removal of unreadily biodegradable pharmaceuticals by tertiary membrane filtration or oxidation (2015)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Arola Kimmo, Kallioinen Mari, Mänttäri Mika
Euromembrane 2015
Minimizing the amount of membrane concentrate in municipal wastewater treatment by coupling nanofiltration and coagulation (2014)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Arola Kimmo, Kallioinen Mari, Mänttäri Mika
Proceedings of the 15th Nordic Filtration symposium




Last updated on 2018-21-07 at 03:02