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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).

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.


- 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


• 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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