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15.11.1983
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ivar.zekker@ut.ee
Cooperation and consultancy services with Aqua Consult Baltic international company in nutrient removal technology development in pilot and full-scale.

Editor in Journal: Water Reviewer 86 times in scientific peer reviewed journals(see publons) : 19) Bioresource Technology (14) International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology WOS (10) Environmental Technology WOS (9) Chemosphere WOS (5) Desalination and Water Treatment WOS (4) Water WOS (4) Water Research WOS (3) Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology WOS (3) Journal of Cleaner Production WOS (2) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology WOS (2) Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering WOS (2) Journal of Environmental Management WOS (2) Science of the Total Environment WOS (1) Chemical Engineering Journal WOS (1) Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology WOS (1) International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research (1) Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering WOS (1) Materials WOS (1) Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology WOS (1) The Open Civil Engineering Journal

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2020–31.12.2023   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Research fellow (1,00)
01.01.2020–31.01.2023   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Research fellow (1,00)
01.04.2017–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Research Fellow in Colloidal and Environmental Chemistry (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.03.2017   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Research Fellow in Colloidal and Environmental Chemistry (1,00)
01.06.2015–31.12.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Research Fellow in Colloidal and Environmental Chemistry (0,90)
01.04.2014–31.05.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Research Fellow in Colloidal and Environmental Chemistry (1,00)
01.07.2012–31.03.2014   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Chemist (1,00)
01.01.2012–30.06.2012   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Chemist (0,75)
01.03.2011–31.12.2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Chemist (1,00)
01.04.2009–28.02.2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Chemist (0,75)
01.05.2008–31.03.2009   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University, Chemist (0,50)
 
 
Education
2017–31.12.2018   
Post.doc application accepted by KTH, Sweden
01.09.2009–31.08.2013   
University of Tartu PhD, Environmental Technology
2007–2009   
University of Tartu MSc, Environmental Technology
2003–31.08.2013   
University of Tartu 2009-2013-doctor's, University of Tartu 2003-2009- MSc, Gymnasium of Vastseliina 1991-2003
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2014−2014   
Jury member of PhD defence of Jekaterina Jefimova
2014−2020   
Jury member in MSc defences in TalTech in Industrial Ecology
2012−2020   
Jury member of BSc and MSc defence of Environmental Technology in University Tartu
2011−2012   
6 Months PhD researcher exchange period in Ghent University, Labmet, Belgium
2008−2020   
chemist, lector in wastewater related lectures and practical exercises
 
 
Creative work
Development of methodologies for full-scale and lab scale wastewater reactor operations for nutrient removal.
Development of methodology for hydrazine and hydroxylamine determination
Development of online oxidation reduction control for anammox nutrient removal reactors
Development of methodology for phosphorus removal in sequence batch reactor and batch mode
Research of specific nitrite oxidation rate on high surfaced biofilms carriers with FA and temperature variations.
Zekker, I., Tenno, T., Tenno, T., Lemmiksoo, V., Rikmann, E., Menert, A.
Conference thesis: European Chemistry Congress- 29 Augus
 
 
Additional information
Editor in Journal: Water

Reviewer 86 times in scientific peer reviewed journals(see publons) :
19) Bioresource Technology
(14) International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology WOS
(10) Environmental Technology WOS
(9) Chemosphere WOS
(5) Desalination and Water Treatment WOS
(4) Water WOS
(4) Water Research WOS
(3) Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology WOS
(3) Journal of Cleaner Production WOS
(2) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology WOS
(2) Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering WOS
(2) Journal of Environmental Management WOS
(2) Science of the Total Environment WOS
(1) Chemical Engineering Journal WOS
(1) Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology WOS
(1) International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research
(1) Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering WOS
(1) Materials WOS
(1) Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology WOS
(1) The Open Civil Engineering Journal

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2011, Ivar Zekker, University of Tartu Ecology- and Environmental Sciences doctoral school PhD students scholarship Iceland expedition
2011, Ivar Zekker, SA Archimedes foundation scholarship of partial studies PhD at Ghent University
2010, Ivar Zekker, Scholarship of Kristjan Jaak
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.16. Biotechnology relating to Natural Sciences and Engineering; SPECIFICATION: Wastewater treatment
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.12. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics and Economic and Technological Research relating to Bio- and Environmental Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: P330 Bioenergetics
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.12. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics and Economic and Technological Research relating to Bio- and Environmental Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: P305 Environmental chemistry ; SPECIFICATION: Treatment of Nitrogen removal by ANAMMOX, Treatment of Nitrogen-rich waste streams by ANAMMOX
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.8. Research relating to the State of the Environment and to Environmental Protection; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: T270 Environmental technology, pollution control
 
 
Additional information
Supervisions:
16.06.2011 Martin Tomingas 17.06.2013 mag
16.06.2011 Kristel Kroon 17.06.2013 mag
18.06.2012 Priit Vabamäe mag
18.06.2012 Kaarel Kahu bak
17.06.2014 Erik Salo bak
17.06.2013 Raimond Valler
04.02.2015 -... Jana Mihkelson mag
01.09.2015 -... Ly Reimus mag
31.08.2015 - .. Anni Mandel dok

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Publications

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14.10.2020
15.11.1983
ivar.zekker@ut.ee
Editor in Journal: Water
Reviewer in journals:
19) Bioresource Technology
(14) International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology WOS
(10) Environmental Technology WOS
(9) Chemosphere WOS
(5) Desalination and Water Treatment WOS
(4) Water WOS
(4) Water Research WOS
(3) Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology WOS
(3) Journal of Cleaner Production WOS
(2) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology WOS
(2) Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering WOS
(2) Journal of Environmental Management WOS
(2) Science of the Total Environment WOS
(1) Chemical Engineering Journal WOS
(1) Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology WOS
(1) International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research
(1) Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering WOS
(1) Materials WOS
(1) Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology WOS
(1) The Open Civil Engineering Journal

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2020–31.12.2023   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, keemia instituut, Teadur (1,00)
01.01.2020–31.01.2023   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, keemia instituut, Kolloidkeemia teadur (1,00)
01.04.2017–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, keemia instituut, kolloid- ja keskkonnakeemia teadur (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.03.2017   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, keemia instituut, kolloid- ja keskkonnakeemia teadur (1,00)
01.06.2015–31.12.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, kolloid- ja keskkonnakeemia teadur (0,90)
01.04.2014–31.05.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, kolloid- ja keskkonnakeemia teadur (1,00)
01.07.2012–31.03.2014   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, keemik (1,00)
01.01.2012–30.06.2012   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, keemik (0,75)
01.03.2011–31.12.2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, keemik (1,00)
01.04.2009–28.02.2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, keemik (0,75)
01.05.2008–31.03.2009   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Keemia Instituut, keemik (0,50)
 
 
Haridustee
2017–31.12.2018   
Post-doc taotlus KTH Rootsi rahuldatud
01.09.2009–31.08.2013   
Tartu Ülikool PhD, Environmental Technology
2007–2009   
Tartu Ülikool MSc-2009
2003–31.08.2013   
Tartu Ülikool 2010-...-doktorantuur, Tartu Ülikool 2003-2009- MSc, Vastseliina Gümnaasium-1991-2003
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2014−2014   
Jury member of PhD defence of Jekaterina Jefimova
2014−2020   
Jury member in MSc defences in TalTech in Industrial Ecology
2012−2020   
Jury member of BSc and MSc defence of Environmental Technology
2011−2012   
6 Months PhD research period in Ghent University, Labmet, Belgium
2008−2020   
keemik, lektor
 
 
Loometöö
Development of methodologies for full-scale and lab scale wastewater reactor operations for nutrient removal.
Development of methodology for hydrazine and hydroxylamine determination
Development of online oxidation reduction control for anammox nutrient removal reactors
Development of methodology for phosphorus removal in sequence batch reactor and batch mode
Research of specific nitrite oxidation rate on high surfaced biofilms carriers with FA and temperature variations.
Zekker, I., Tenno, T., Tenno, T., Lemmiksoo, V., Rikmann, E., Menert, A.
Conference thesis: European Chemistry Congress- 29 Augus
 
 
Lisainfo
Eeskujulik teenistuskäik
Editor in Journal: Water

Reviewer 86 times in scientific peer reviewed journals:
19) Bioresource Technology
(14) International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology WOS
(10) Environmental Technology WOS
(9) Chemosphere WOS
(5) Desalination and Water Treatment WOS
(4) Water WOS
(4) Water Research WOS
(3) Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology WOS
(3) Journal of Cleaner Production WOS
(2) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology WOS
(2) Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering WOS
(2) Journal of Environmental Management WOS
(2) Science of the Total Environment WOS
(1) Chemical Engineering Journal WOS
(1) Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology WOS
(1) International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research
(1) Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering WOS
(1) Materials WOS
(1) Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology WOS
(1) The Open Civil Engineering Journal

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2011, Ivar Zekker, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste doktorikooli Islandi ekspeditsiooni stipendium
2011, Ivar Zekker, SA Archimedes stipendium osaline doktoriõpe Genti Ülikoolis
2010, Ivar Zekker, Kristjan Jaak Stipendium
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 4. Loodusteadused ja tehnika; 4.16. Biotehnoloogia (loodusteadused ja tehnika); TÄPSUSTUS: Reovete käitlemine
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.12. Bio- ja keskkonnateadustega seotud uuringud, näiteks biotehnoloogia, molekulaarbioloogia, rakubioloogia, biofüüsika, majandus- ja tehnoloogiauuringud; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: P330 Bioenergeetika
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.12. Bio- ja keskkonnateadustega seotud uuringud, näiteks biotehnoloogia, molekulaarbioloogia, rakubioloogia, biofüüsika, majandus- ja tehnoloogiauuringud; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: P305 Keskkonnakeemia ; TÄPSUSTUS: Lämmastikurikaste reovete käitlemin ANAMMOX meetodil, Lämmastikurikaste reovete käitlemine anaeroobse ammoniumi oksüdatsiooni meetodil.
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.8. Keskkonnaseisundit ja keskkonnakaitset hõlmavad uuringud; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: T270 Keskkonnatehnoloogia, reostuskontroll
 
 
Lisainfo
Kaitsnud Tudengid:
16.06.2011 Martin Tomingas 17.06.2013 mag
16.06.2011 Kristel Kroon 17.06.2013 mag
18.06.2012 Priit Vabamäe mag
18.06.2012 Kaarel Kahu bak
17.06.2014 Erik Salo bak
17.06.2013 Raimond Valler
04.02.2015 -... Jana Mihkelson mag
01.09.2015 -... Ly Reimus mag
31.08.2015 - .. Anni Mandel dok

Lõppenud projektid

Publikatsioonid

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ETFETF9370Alternative ways of anaerobic ammonium oxidation process and the ways of its usage01.01.201231.12.2015Anne MenertUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu33 984,00 EUR
MUUSLOKT11027T (3.2.0501.10-0020)Optimization of development biogas energy technologies for biochemical processes optimization and monitoring01.04.201031.08.2015Taavo TennoUniversity of Tartu116 249,00 EUR
MUUSLOKT12034TRecalcitrant substances removal from wastewater by physical and biological methods for pollution reduction01.01.201231.12.2014Taavo TennoUniversity of Tartu173 790,00 EUR
1.2.2.1.14.3.; 1.1.7.2.1MLTKT16261 (12170)Interactive Water Management in Baltic sea region01.03.201631.05.2019Taavo TennoUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry364 029,50 EUR
2.1.1.LLTKT20530Reuse of waste materials for production of composite building material01.10.202031.05.2021Toomas TennoUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry40 000,00 EUR
IUTIUT20-16Investigation of Processes in Microheterogeneous and Nanoscale Systems and Related Technological Applications01.01.201431.12.2019Kaido TammeveskiUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry1 013 400,00 EUR
MUUSLTKT15194Integrated MFC-MBR system using low-cost, multifunctional ceramic membrane for efficient wastewater treatment and electricity recovery01.01.201631.12.2018Kaido TammeveskiUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry70 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.MLTKT19481RIdentifying best available technologies for decentralized wastewater treatment and resource recovery for India01.08.201931.07.2023Taavo TennoUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry161 100,00 EUR
SFSF0180135s08Processes in macro- and microheterogeneous and nanoscale systems and related technological applications01.01.200831.12.2013Toomas TennoUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University726 125,25 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLTKT20427 (17431)Sewage sludge treatment from heavy metals, emerging pollutants and recovery of metals by fungi01.08.202016.06.2022Ivar ZekkerUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry89 037,04 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLTKT18522 (14616)Practical application of end of waste criteria for sewage sludge in Estonian water utilities01.06.201830.11.2020Taavo TennoUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry118 877,93 EUR