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Name: BIRGIR NORDDAHL

Birth: 11 February, 1947 in Iceland

Education: M.Sc., Chemistry and Nuclear Physics, Aarhus University, 1974.
Scolarship at the CERN, ISOLDE Project (Isotope Separation On-Line Facility), 1972-74, Geneva, Switzerland.
Member of: Danish Society of Engineers (IDA), American Associa¬tion of Physics Teachers, American Chemical Society, International Water Association, European Membrane Society
Foreign languages: English (written and spoken), German (spoken), French (spoken).
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Professional experience and key qualifications:

2006- Ass. Prof., Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bio-, and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark

2002- 2006 Head of Centre (TUFCO), Technical Innovation and Research Centre, Odense, SDU.
TUFCO is primarily organising collaborative major research projects in the field of Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Microbiology in engineering at the Faculty of Science, SDU and in collaboration with private companies in Denmark, Europe and USA.

1990-2002 BIOSCAN A/S
R&D Manager. Project co-ordinator of EU projects and participating in collaborative research projects in Europe, USA, and Africa in the fields of Technical Microbiology and Chemical Engineering. Special field: Membrane assisted processes.

1988-90 Dansk Biomiljø ApS
Managing Director. Product development of control instru¬ments applied in biotechnological fermentors. Participation in projecting biogas and wastewater treatment plants.

1985-88 Roulunds Fabriker A/S
Project Manager. Product development of new production methods (FMS and LEAN concepts) for polymers and rubber products.

1984 A/S Samfundsteknik
Consulting chemist. Industrial pollution, wastewater treatment plants and biogas plants. Special field: Polymer based production.

1983-84 Roulunds Fabriker A/S
Manager of R & D department for conveyor belts (compoun¬ding, construction and test of rubber compounds).

1979-83 JEBU-Consult, Svendborg
Engineer. Projecting and constructing solar energy and biogas plants.

1974-83 Teaching physics and chemistry at Midtfyns Gymnasium

Refereeing: Referee for Publications in International Water Association., Jour. Membr, Sci., Biotechn. and Bioeng., Desalination, and Bioresource Technology

PhD education: Co-principal Investigator and advisor in NSR- Science and Technology Centre WATERCAMPWS at University of Illinois, USA. Co-advisor for three PhD students working in the project. (link: http://cee.uiuc.edu/research/morgenroth/showproject.asp?project_id=3 )- main contribution: Consultancy on construction of laboratory anaerobic membrane digester equipment. Hydraulic and flux calculations in ultra filtration operations of biogas effluents.


Publications:


- B. Norddahl: Application of the mass spectrometer for on-line measuring and control of thermophilic, anaerobic processes. Proceedings of Symp. on the Biogas Process in Scandinavia, Research and Adaption. Department of Microbiology, Agricultural University of Sweden, Uppsala, 1988.
- B. Norddahl: Control concept for automatic control of 2-phase thermophilic biogas plants by on-line mass spec¬trometer. EFP 88, Report to the Danish Ministry of Energy, June, 1989.
- B. Ahring, R. Angelidaki, K. Johansen, B. Norddahl, P. Nørgård, N. Østergård: Pos¬siblities of control and regulation of biogas plants. Report EFP 90, Danish Energy Agency, July, 1990.
- B. Lund, B. Norddahl (1992): Production of lactic acid from whey using hydrolysed protein as nitrogen source. Biotechnology Letters, vol. 14, 9, 851-856.
- B. Norddahl (1993): Control and regulation of bioreactors by means of adaptive control, EFP report 91, Danish Energy Agency.
- B. Norddahl, k. Eriksen, T. Jensby,(1998), Upgrading Biogas to NG Quality, Environmental benefits, Technology and Economy, Proceeding at The International Gas Research Conference, IGR, San Diego
- B. Norddahl, L. Rohold (1998): The BIOREK concept, novel approach to slurry treatment. Proceedings of 1998 Biogas Conference, Michigan
- B. Norddahl, L. Rohold (1999): BIOREK concept, Dansk Kemi 1, Jan. 1999.
- J. du Preez, B. Norddahl ( 2001): Proc. Eng. with Membranes I, Granada, Spain, The BIOREK® Concept: Converting organic waste to energy, fertilizer and potable water (June), pp. 58-63.
- F.M. Pedersen, B. Norddahl, S. Eriksen (2001): Purification of organic acids on combined nanofiltration and bipolar electro¬dialysis, Proc. Eng. with Membranes I, Granada, Spain, pp. 204-209.
- F. Pedersen, B. Norddahl and S. Eriksen , 2002,Purification of organic acids on combined nanofiltration and bipolar electrodialysis, Journal of The Filtration Society, Volume 2, Issue 1 , pp 12 – 1
- Padmasiri, S. I., Zhang, A., Fitch, M., Norddahl, B., Morgenroth, E., and Raskin, L.(2004): Startup of anaerobic membrane bioreactor treating swine waste. In: 10th IWA World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion 2004, August 29th to September 2nd.
- Norddahl, B, du Preez, J., Christensen, K. (2005), The BIOREK® concept: a hybrid membrane bioreactorconcept for very contaminated organic wastewater,
Desalination, 183, p. 923–931
- J. Zhang, S. I. Padmasiri, M. Fitch, B. Norddahl, L. Raskin, and E. Morgenroth: (2005), Effect of Shear on Membrane Fouling in an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Treating Swine Manure, ‘WEFTEC, 78th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, Washington, DC
- Norddahl B, Horn VG, Larsson M, 2006, A membrane contactor for ammonia stripping, pilot scale experience and modeling , Desalination, 199 (1-3): 172-174
- Tontcheva, P., Zhang, A., Padmasiri, S. I., Fitch, M., Norddahl, B., Raskin, L., and Morgenroth, E.(2006): Membrane Fouling and Membrane Cleaning in Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors. In: MRS Spring Symposium, 17. April 2006, San Francisco
- Padmasiri, S. I., Tontcheva, P., Fitch, M., Pons, M. N., Norddahl, B., Morgenroth, E., and Raskin, L.(2006): Influence of shear on the microbial community in an anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) treating high strength wastewater. In: ISME 11, Vienna, August 20 – 25
- Padmasiri, S. I., J. Zhang, M. Fitch, B. Norddahl, E. Morgenroth, and L. Raskin 2006. Methanogenic population dynamics and performance of an anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) treating swine manure under high shear conditions. Water Research. 41(1): 134-144.
- Padmasiri, S. I., Tontcheva, P., Fitch, M., Pons, M. N., Norddahl, B., Morgenroth, E., and Raskin, L.(2007): Influence of high shear on microbial community activity and structure in an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. In: Oral presentation at the ACS General Meeting, Chicago, 25. - 29. March, 2007
- B.Norddahl, K.V. Christensen, L.P. Christensen, L. Fjerbæk, G. Jonsson, A. Meyer, (2007), Nye Processtrategier i Frugtjuiceproduktion, Slutrapport til DFFE (proj. nr. 3414-04-00548) og FELFO (Proj.nr. 2056-03-0026), okt. 2007

Patents

• B. Norddahl, (1999), Method and Plant for the treatment of Organic Waste, WO9942423, 26.08.1999
• B.Norddahl, (1998), Fermentative Production and Isolation of Lactic Acid, WO9828433, 02.07.1998
• B.Norddahl, S.Eriksen, F. Pedersen, (2000), Method for producing Lactic Acid, WO0192555, 06.12.2000
• B. Norddahl, (2000), Anlæg til fremstilling af metan, kuldioxid og elementært svovl ud fra biogas, DK 173300, 19.06.2000
• B. Norddahl, (2002), Gyllebehandlingsanlæg og fremgangsmåde til produktion af rent vand, gødningskoncentrat, jordforbedringsmiddel og biogas, DK 174113, 24.06.2002

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Research Output 1992 2019

Application of aquaporin-based forward osmosis membranes for processing of digestate liquid fractions

Camilleri Rumbau, M. S., Soler-Cabezas, J. L., Christensen, K. V., Norddahl, B., Mendoza-Roca, J. A. & Vincent-Vela, M. C., 1. Sep 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 371, p. 583-592

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

osmosis
membrane
liquid
fouling
biogas

Ultrafiltration of separated digestate by tubular membranes: Influence of feed pretreatment on hydraulic performance and heavy metals removal

Camilleri Rumbau, M. S., Popovic, O., Briceno, K., Errico, M., Fjerbæk Søtoft, L., Christensen, K. V. & Norddahl, B., 15. Nov 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 250, 10 p., 109404.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Ultrafiltration
ultrafiltration
Heavy metals
Centrifugation
Hydraulics

Membrane Bioreactor for Biological Upgrading of Biogas and Conversion of CO2 to Methane

Norddahl, B. & Tirunehe, G., 21. Jun 2018, IPC No. C12M 1/ 12 A I, Patent No. WO2018108810, Priority date 14. Dec 2016, Priority No. EP20160203980

Research output: PatentResearch

Membrane separation of anthocyanins and sugars in extracts of chokeberry pomace

Roda-Serrat, M. C., Fredsted, J. S., Razi Parjikolaei, B. & Norddahl, B., 9. Jul 2018, Euromembrane 2018 Book of Abstracts. Universitat Politècnica de València, p. 749-750

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsResearch

pomace
anthocyanins
sugars
extracts
Aronia

Methods for obtaining natural colourants from plant based materials

Norddahl, B. & Parjikolaei, B., 13. Sep 2018, IPC No. C09B 61/ 00 A I, Patent No. WO2018162526, Priority date 7. Mar 2017, Priority No. EP20170159604

Research output: PatentResearch

Enzymatic hydrolysis
Patents and inventions

Activities 2004 2018

Membrane Filtration Forum in Food Processing

Maria Cinta Roda Serrat (Participant), Birgir Norddahl (Participant)
20. Sep 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Membrane Technology Torum

Birgir Norddahl (Organizer)
13. Jun 201715. Jun 2017

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Open Chemistry (Journal)

Birgir Norddahl (Peer reviewer)
2016

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Separation and Purification Technology (Journal)

Birgir Norddahl (Peer reviewer)
2016

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Projects 1999 2021

Press / Media

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10/11/2018

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10/11/2018

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Lokal forsker vælger salmer

Birgir Norddahl

09/11/2018

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Lokal forsker vælger salmer

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06/11/2018

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Halm fra øerne kan blive til Lego

Birgir Norddahl

27/09/2016

1 item of Media coverage

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Teaching & Supervision

K-PTE2-U2: Energy and materials

Knud Villy Christensen

01/02/201130/06/2019

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

TEK-ReUseWaste

Knud Villy Christensen & Birgir Norddahl

12/08/201316/08/2013

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

XD-CPD1: Chemical Process Design

Knud Villy Christensen

01/09/200931/01/2011

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

XC-CPD2-U1

Knud Villy Christensen

01/09/200931/01/2010

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Material chemistry

Shuang Ma Andersen, Terence Edwin Warner, Eivind Morten Skou & Birgir Norddahl

01/02/2011 → …

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching