RESEARCH THEME 1

Improving
technologies

Investigating existing and alternative technologies

In this theme, we will be looking at improving existing wastewater treatment processes/technologies and current beneficial routes as well as investigating new alternative technologies to reduce biosolids volume and transform them into high-value products. Existing processes such as anaerobic digesters and advance treatment methods such as drying, thermal hydrolysis, pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction will be studied in depth for benchmarking to realise their techno-commercial potential in different scenarios (i.e. urban versus regional water utilities).

Theme Statistics

$4 million

Cash and in-kind

12

Industry Partners

4

Australian and International University Partners

Lead Chief Investigators

Damien_Batstone_HS

Prof Damien Batstone

Lead Chief Investigator
University of Queensland

Kalpit 2021 (2)

A/Prof Kalpit Shah

Lead Chief Investigator
RMIT University

Andy_Ball_HS

Dist. Prof Andy Ball

Lead Chief Investigator
RMIT University

Other Chief Investigators

Stuart_Khan_HS

Prof Stuart Khan

University of New South Wales

Denis_OCarroll_HS

Prof Denis O'Carroll

University of New South Wales

Richard_Stuetz_HS

Prof Richard Stuetz

University of New South Wales

Industry Centre Post docs (ICPD's)

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Dr Leadin Khudur

RMIT University

Savan

Dr Savankumar Patel

RMIT University

Christian Krohn

Christian Krohn

RMIT University

IMG_9458

A/Prof Thomas Wiedmann

University of New South Wales