Future direction of biosolids (identifying new applications of materials produced from Theme 1)

Project 2C

There has been significant progress made in the last decade in converting biomass waste into value-added advance carbon materials using thermochemical methods.  Biosolids, however have not been investigated properly for value-added product formation and their future applications.

This project will identify and test new indirect agriculture applications of high value biosolids-based advanced carbon materials such as biochar, hydrochar and activated char produced by various advanced thermochemical methods (e.g. pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction).

The PhD student will mainly develop and test new applications of these carbon materials in water and soil remediation as well as odour reduction.

The ICPD will examine the techno-commercial viability of the advanced thermochemical processes and their different applications and will prepare recommendations for the water industry.

Our team

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A/Prof Kalpit Shah

Lead Chief Investigator
RMIT University

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Prof Damien Batstone

Chief Investigator
University of Queensland

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Prof Suzanne Schmidt

Chief Investigator
University of Queensland

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A/Prof Thomas Wiedmann

Chief Investigator
University of New South Wales

Pobitra Halder

Dr Pobitra Halder

Industry Centre Post doc
RMIT University

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Prof Susanne Schmidt

University of Queensland

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A/Prof Michael Burton

University of Western Australia

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A/Prof Thomas Wiedmann

University of New South Wales