Büşra ÇiçekalanIstanbul Technical University · Department of Environmental Engineering
M.Sc. Environmental Engineering
Guest PhD student researcher at Aarhus University
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Citations since 2017
13 Research Items
Büşra Çiçekalan currently works at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University. Büşra does research in Environmental Economics, Optimization, Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Treatment.
Holistically considering the current situation of the commercial synthetic fertilizer (CSF) market, recent global developments, and future projection studies, dependency on CSFs in agricultural production born significant risks, especially to the food security of foreign-dependent countries. The foreign dependency of countries in terms of CSFs can...
Achieving a neutral/positive energy balance without compromising discharge standards is one of the main goals of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in terms of sustainability. Aerobic granular sludge (AGS) technology promises high treatment performance with low energy and footprint requirement. In this study, high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) proc...
Aerobic granules contain microorganisms that are responsible for carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus removal in aerobic granular sludge (AGS) process in which aerobic/anoxic/anaerobic layers (from surface to core) occur in a single granule. Optimizing the aerobic granular sludge (AGS) process for granulation and efficient nutrient removal can be chall...
Energy-rich sludge can be obtained from primary clarifiers preceding biological reactors. Alternatively, the incoming wastewater can be sent to a very-high-loaded activated sludge system, i.e., a so-called A-stage. However, the effects of applying an A-stage instead of a primary clarifier, on the subsequent sludge digestion for long-term operation...
As the global economy continues to grow, the need for an economic evaluation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is increasing. Determination of cost functions (CFs) help to assess the costs of WWTP and to be able to reach to the satisfactory financial levels of construction and operation practices in the early phases of a project. In this study...
Energy deeply affects the strategy and policy mechanisms of countries. Electricity production constitutes one of the main forms of energy, which concerns countries’ production and consumption activities in a global context. In this study, the current status of renewable energy sources used in electricity production was presented for Turkey and Worl...
Water management, that is one of the most strategic issues, encompasses planning, development, distribution and management of water resources. Water management should be carried out in accordance with the regulations that are designed to protect the consumers and the environment but at the same time water services should be affordable by the consum...
Projenin amacı, Türkiye’de Su ve Kanalizasyon İdarelerin (SUKİ’lerin) hizmetlerinin sağlanmasına dair temel performans göstergelerini tanımlayıp analiz ederek, hizmet temininin niteliğini, teknik ve mali sürdürülebilirliğini ve karşılanabilirliğini geliştirmektir.
The goal of the project is to evaluate the integration of high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) process, post-ozonation of HRAS effluent and sludge digestion through anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) system to maximize the energy recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In this scope, a pilot-scale HRAS system located in a full-scale preliminary WWTP is operated with degritted wastewater, ozonation is applied on the HRAS plant effluent in a laboratory-scale reactor and excess sludge generated in the pilot plant is digested in a laboratory-scale AnMBR system.