Advanced Water Treatment Technologies

Rising global population and industrialisation is putting increasing strain on our most precious resource—water. Our Advanced Water Treatment Technologies research group is responding to this challenge, and enabling greater water and environmental sustainability.

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The Advanced Water Treatment Technologies group’s research has immediate relevance in areas such as wastewater management, drinking water and food processing. Areas of particular focus include:

  • innovative chemical and biological processes
  • functional materials and nanotechnology
  • bioelectrochemical systems and technologies, including for energy production
  • optimising and modelling treatment systems and networks. 

We have an interest in using integrated biotechnology and bioprocesses to produce renewable energy and materials from industrial wastewater and aim to:

  • increase water efficiency in agricultural production
  • create more effective ways to control pollutants
  • improve water quality and treatment processes
  • advance water and wastewater reclamation and reuse
  • transform waste streams into valuable products.

Research impact

Our group’s research and development in bio- and nanotechnology for wastewater treatment and reuse is frequently cited and widely endorsed by the international engineering community.

It is also highly valued by end-users, with many group projects gaining significant industry support and participants.

Our researchers

We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students.

Higher degrees by research

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career. Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Higher Degrees by Research