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Abdulhamid (Abood) Aliahmad

Abdulhamid Aliahmad
Sustainability assessment of technologies for nutrient concentration/recovery from wastewater with a particular focus on urine.


Abdulhamid's research aims to assess the sustainability of the nutrient recovery technologies from domestic wastewater with a particular focus on urine, where most nutrients are located (80% N, 50% P, and 60% K). Due to the dilution of these nutrients in urine, it is challenging to transport and distribute large volumes. It is, therefore, imperative to develop technologies that enable the recovery and conversion of these nutrients into a more concentrated urine-based fertiliser that is easier to apply and use. This results in a reduction of reliance on synthetic fertilizers and, thus, environmental burdens (e.g. eutrophication and algae blooms) associated with releasing these nutrients. Moreover, separating urine from the other wastewater fragments can reduce the amount of nutrients flowing to the WWTP, resulting in less treatment intensity and cleaner effluent. The assessment of these concentration technologies will be performed and carried out using a variety of tools such as; TIS (technology innovation systems), LCA (life cycle assessment), and possibly QMRA (quantitative microbial risk assessment). 


I teach in the below course: 

Små avloppssystem, näringsåterföring och slambehandling TN0320 HT2022


Master's background in Energy & Environmental Engineering with a focus on sustainability engineering from Linköping University. Master thesis in carbon neutrality & footprint with Volvo CE. 

Bachelor's background in Civil/Environmental Engineering with a focus on sanitation engineering and municipal wastewater in Palestine. 


Doctoral Student at the Department of Energy and Technology; Environmental Engineering Unit
Postal address:
Inst för energi och teknik, Box 7032
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala