ECMS graduates winners of the National Student Water Prize

Congratulations to Amber Smith and Anthony Cox, graduates of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, who were the winners of the 2020 National Student Water Prize for their research into the installation of mini hydropower turbines into water transmission system pipelines.

Amber and Anthony winners of the Student Water Prize

Amber and Anthony's winning research explored the Hahndorf Dissipator, analysing the feasibility of a mini hydropower turbine that utilises the kinetic energy from water which is traditionally burnt off by the dissipator. They have a passion for environmental sustainability and are interested in finding innovative solutions to global environmental challenges.

Installing mini hydropower in water distribution systems could revolutionise the way the water industry tackles energy loss within pipelines.

The research project was completed in association with an industry sponsor SA Water Corporation. Dr. Lisa Blinco assisted in the supervision of the project, and Dr. Jinzhe Gong also helped co-supervise the project.

Congratulations again, Amber and Anthony!

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