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.
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.
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.
We advise on, contribute to and lead, projects relating to:
- research programs for national and state research-and-development schemes, such as Cooperative Research Centres and the Premier’s Science and Research Fund
- civil infrastructure and high-value asset structural integrity
- waste-stream treatment and management.
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.
We collaborate with various industry and government organisations, including:
- Australian Water Quality Centre
- Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
- ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
- Iowa State University, Ames (USA)
- SA Water
- Shandong University (China)
- Shanghai Jiaotong University (China)
- University of Hawai'i, Honolulu (USA)
- University of Queensland
- University of South Australia