Anox AB

Environmental Biotechnology

Klosterängsvägen 11 A, S-226 47 Lund, Sweden

Tel.+46 46 182150 Fax +46 46 133201

Representative: Associate Professor Thomas Welander, managing director

General activity

Anox is a private R&D company focused on environmental biotechnology, especially treatment of wastewater and polluted environments. The company was started in 1986 as a spin-off from Lund University. The business idea is to develop new biotechnological solutions for environmental applications and commercialize them on the global market. The company includes an analytical laboratory that is accredited for a large number of environmental analyses. The main office and R&D laboratories of Anox are in Lund, Sweden. The company has subsidiaries in Norway, USA and Australia, and a representative office in Russia. Altogether 40 people work in Anox. The level of expertise is very high, with 7 Ph.D.s and a large number of M.Sc. working in the company.

Research Activity

Research and development in Anox is largely focused on new methods for treatment of wastewater from industries as well as municipalities. Anox run an extensive in-house R&D programme and co-operates with many universities and institutes. The company is participating in several National and International (EU) research programmes.

Training Activity

Anox give various courses on environmental biotechnology, especially on the fundamentals of biological wastewater treatment. The courses are typically given for people from industry and municipal treatment plants, but also for university students.

List of publications (selection)

Nitrification of landfill leachate using suspended carrier biofilm technology. U. Welander, T. Henrysson and T. Welander. Wat. Res. 31(9). (1997).

Increasing substrate for polyphosphate accumulating bacteria in municipal wastewater through hydrolysis and fermentation of sludge in primary clarifiers. M. Christensson, E. Lie, K. Jönsson, P. Johansson and T. Welander. Wat. Env. Res. 70(2), 138-145. (1998).

Carbon and phosphorus transformations in a full-scale enhanced biological phosphorus removal process. E. Lie, M. Christensson, K. Jönsson, P. Johansson and T. Welander. Wat. Res. 31:2719-2726. (1998).

Reducing sludge production in biological effluent treatment by applying the LSP process. T. Welander, T. Alexandersson, T. Ericsson, L. Gunnarsson and A. Storlie. Proc. 2000 TAPPI Int. Envir. Conf. Exhibit., 6-10 May, 2000, Denver, Book 2, pp 757-764. (2000).

Nutrient limited biofilm pre-treatment – an efficient way of upgrading activated sludge plants flr lower sludge production and improved sludge separability. TAPPI Journal. (2002).

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