Areas of expertise

Background

Ms Samuela Guida holds a Bachelor Degree and Master's Degree in Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology from University of Padova (Italy) obtained in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Past experiences include Erasmus+ for internship at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes (Nantes, France) where she worked on "Hydraulic and treatment performances of bioreactors with an emphasis on the effect of reactive filter media for nutrients (P) removal" (Feb 2016-Nov 2016).

Current activities

Ms Samuela Guida joined Cranfield University Water Science Institute as PhD Researcher in March 2017. Her work is focused on "Nutrients (N and P) removal and recovery from wastewater through ion exchange (IEX) process at demonstration scale". The ion exchange process for ammonia and phosphorus removal and recovery is being tested in a demonstration plant installed at the Cranfield University Pilot Hall treating 10 m3/day of secondary effluent wastewater. This work is part of the EU H2020 SMART-PLANT project (http://smart-plant.eu/). 

Currently, Ms Guida is also involved in the Cranfield Doctoral Community (CDC) as a member of the committee. The CDC for Water, Energy, Design and Agrifood aims to bring together researchers from different departments to build a strong Research Culture at Cranfield University.