Michał Preisner

Michał Preisner
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc · Process Mechanical

PhD Environmental Engineer
Wastewater treatment technology, Eutrophication management, Nutrients removal and recovery, CE and Industrial symbiosis.

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Introduction
Wastewater treatment technology, Process engineering, Nutrients removal and recovery, Eutrophication management, Sewage sludge processing, Circular economy, Industrial symbiosis.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - August 2022
The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2014 - March 2019
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering
October 2009 - July 2014
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering

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Publications (29)
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Anthropogenic eutrophication is one of the consequences of human activities observed from the beginning of urbanization processes and is now a widespread problem around the globe. Mitigation of eutrophication directly corresponds to the achievement of at least three main Sustainable Development Goals. Due to the complexity of eutrophication mechani...
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The article presents an analysis of the current methods for phosphorus removal applied in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Poland. Within the study, 131 wastewater treatment plants were investigated, constituting 17 630 500 population equivalent, which is about 1/3 of the overall population equivalent (designed) in Poland. The research was...
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Book of abstracts contains all papers that have been presented during the MonGOS International Conference - Water and Sewage in the Circular Economy Model (30 June-1 July 2022, Cracow, Poland). In nine sessions of the MonGOS International Conference, Practitioners and Theoreticians presented works related to the implementation of CE in the sector,...
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The article presents an analysis of the current methods for phosphorus removal applied in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Poland. Within the study, 131 wastewater treatment plants were investigated, constituting 17 630 500 population equivalent, which is about 1/3 of the overall population equivalent (designed) in Poland. The research was...
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The European Union is currently in the process of transformation toward a circular economy model in which different areas of activity should be integrated for more efficient management of raw materials and waste. The wastewater sector has a great potential in this regard and therefore is an important element of the transformation process to the cir...
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The study presents the importance of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the development of industrial symbiosis (IS) based on selected case studies. Industrial and municipal effluents are currently considered more often as a source of valuable resources rather than the a method for discharge of pollutants as it was in the previous decades. Nutr...
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The European Green Deal highlights the need for anthropogenic pressure reduction according to the toxic-free environment ambition. Heavy metals are the largest threat to the food sector sustainability while they are easily bioaccumulated by living organisms, especially aquatic species. Cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg) introduced to the food chain were...
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The study investigates phosphorus (P) recovery potential from sewage sludge in the most prevalent activated sludge (AS) systems obtained with an Activated Sludge Model (ASM) simulation using BioWin software by EnviroSim Associates Ltd., (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). The simulation study includes 10 various wastewater treatment systems. The analyzed...
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Mitigation of eutrophication, intensified by excessive nutrient load discharge in wastewaters regulated by restrictive legal requirements, remains one of today's most important global problems. Despite implementation of the Water Framework Directive, the Urban Wastewater Directive and the HELCOM recommendations, the actual condition of surface wate...
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The intensification of the Baltic Sea eutrophication is associated with the increase of anthropogenic nutrients loads, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus introduced into surface waters from a diffuse, point and natural background sources. Despite the observed decreasing trends in nutrient concentrations in some parts of the Baltic Sea, eutrophication-r...
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Despite the implementation of strict legal standards concerning nutrient loads within wastewater discharges in all European Union (EU) Member States it was not possible to achieve good ecological and chemical water status by 2015 in all EU countries. The main reasons for this situation are the imperfections of the legislation tools regarding the st...
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The study is an attempt to assess the pollution impact on the aquatic ecosystem related with an emergency discharge of untreated municipal wastewater from the “Czajka” wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Warsaw. The present case study is based on the analysis of available monitoring data for chemical oxygen demand (COD), total nitrogen (TN), ammon...
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Despite the significant reduction of phosphorus (P) discharge in the Baltic Sea in the last decades, obtained through the implementation of some approaches within the Helsinki Convention, eutrophication is still considered the biggest problem for the Baltic Sea environment. Consequently, the reduction of P load is an urgent need to solve, but the c...
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One of the key elements in the transformation towards a circular economy (CE) is providing more sustainable practices for resources and waste management. Improvement actions focused on transformation towards a CE should be targeted at all groups of materials and waste. As water is essential for human survival and well-being and plays a significant...
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One of the primary components of municipal sewage is organic pollution, the content of which is determined most often on the basis of its biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5). In the paper, a simple regression model was developed to estimate BOD5 values of municipal sewage in order to ensure ongoing effi ciency control of the biological treatment proce...
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One of the primary components of municipal sewage is organic pollution, the content of which is determined most often on the basis of its biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5). In the paper, a simple regression model was developed to estimate BOD5 values of municipal sewage in order to ensure ongoing efficiency control of the biological treatment proces...
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W ubiegłym roku, po 15 latach realizacji podstawowych założeń Ramowej Dyrektywy Wodnej w państwach unijnych, jedynie 53% wszystkich wód powierzchniowych osiągnęło jej nadrzędny cel – dobry stan wód (w 2009 r. – 43%) [1], co jest dalekie od realizacji celów europejskiej polityki wodnej, przy czym najgorsza sytuacja ma miejsce w Europie środkowej i p...
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Dane statystyczne na temat jakości wód powierzchniowych w okresie 2000-2015 zarówno w Polsce, jak i krajach Unii Europejskiej są alarmujące. Średnio mniej niż 50% jednolitych części wód w Europie i niej niż mniej niż 35% w Polsce osiągnęła nadrzędny cel Ramowej dyrektywy Wodnej – dobrego stanu wód. Bez względu na ogromne inwestycji w zakresie budow...
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The role of municipal wastewater in the development of eutrophication processes due to high content of nutrients will be increasing correspondingly with economic development. However, treatment technologies do not always provide an effective protection of surface waters against eutrophication. Biogenic substances on their way from the place of thei...
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15 years from starting the implementation of Water Framework Directive, primary objective of which was to achieve good status of all waters in the EU countries by 2015, only 53% of surface waters in Europe have reached the set goal, and excessive amounts of nutrients are observed in about 30% of water bodies in 17 member states, including Poland. C...
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Zarządzanie wodami opadowymi praktycznie w każdym mieście na świecie jest ściśle powiązane z trzema aspektami: środowiskowym, ekonomicznym i społecznym. Częstym scenariuszem, podczas prób doskonalenia gospodarki wodami opadowymi jest brak środków finansowych dla realizacji koniecznych inwestycji infrastrukturalnych. Z drugiej strony, społeczeństwo...
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W artykule została przedstawiona analiza porównawcza istniejących metodologii będących podstawą do ustalania warunków wprowadzenia oczyszczonych ścieków komunalnych do odbiorników oraz regulacji prawnych, dotyczących kryteriów ich oczyszczania w wybranych państwach ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem wymaganego poziomu usuwania związków biogennych. Anali...
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Results of comparative analysis of methods for determination of treated urban wastewater discharge conditions as well as of the legal regulations for the wastewater treatment in selected countries were presented. Particular attention was paid to required level of nutrient removal from the wastewater. Analysis of a variety of approaches to the condi...

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We cordially invite you to participate in the International MonGOS Conference - Water and Sewage in the Circular Economy Model, which is a summary of the MonGOS project “Monitoring of water and sewage management in the context of the implementation of the circular economy assumptions“, which is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the International Academic Partnerships Programme (2020-2022) . The Conference will be held on 30/06 - 1/07, 2022 in Cracow, Poland. The purpose of the MonGOS International Conference on Water and Sewage in the Circular Economy Model (2022) is to present a summary of the MonGOS project, the issue and ways to manage water and sewage and present best practices of the implementation of circular economy in water and sewage sector.
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The Winter School offers the PhD Students and Young Researchers an unique opportunity to acquaint to various elements of the circular economy (CE) implementation in the raw materials sector. When? 7 – 11 December 2020 Where? Online Costs? Free of charge Who? 30 PhD Students and Young Researchers (all areas of science), who carry out their doctoral research Topic? Circular economy implementation in the raw materials sector Type of activity? lectures, quizzes, workshops, group work, case study
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TranDOCSUM project envisages the development of a training program to support entrepreneurship in the raw materials sector. As part of the project, a summer school (in English) for PhD students will be organized, which will deal with the possibility of recovering biogenic raw materials (phosphorus, nitrogen) from waste generated in sewage treatment plants, such as sewage, sewage sludge and ash from the incineration of sewage sludge. The objective of this project is to scale-up the potential of the PhD Summer School already developed and tested, and transfer it to new location, allowing the ‘train the trainers’ participants to apply the concepts learned in order to organize a similar format at their location. The project is a continuation of training programs implemented in cooperation with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and Université de Liège. According to the assumed knowledge transfer, the organizers of the summer school are participants of the 'train the trainers event' (MEERI PAS, AGH, RISE IVF AB) who have been trained and prepared to organize a summer school in RIS countries. The project is financed by EIT Raw Materials (body of the European Commission), project no. 19091