Environmental Projects

Environmental Projects

The environmental research in our group focus primarily upon aspects of air pollution abatement, water resource management and solid waste management. The projects addresses some of the most fundamental issues for society including:the provision of safe water supplies and sanitation, sustainable water resource development, removal of volatile organic compound to improve air quality and the management of wastes and their environmental impact.

 

Environmental Projects

Multi-scale Strategy to Manage Chloramine Decay and Nitrification in Water Distribution
The project seeks to develop multi-scale approaches towards the understanding and control of chloroamine and nitrification in drinking water supplies. ..Read more...
Development and Modelling of Advanced Coagulation and Oxidation Processes
The proposed project aims to develop strategic and integrated approaches to address the impact of variability in water characteristics caused by climate change on Australian water treatment processes...Read more...
Volatile Organic Compound removal from indoor air environments by an integrated photocatalytic/filtration system
This project seeks to develop an integrated photocatalytic filtration unit for improving air quality in indoor environments, with an emphasis on aircraft cabins...Read more...
The effect of common bacterial growth media on zinc oxide thin films: identification of reaction products and implications for the toxicology of ZnO
Deterioration of drinking water quality during storage or in distribution systems remains one of the major difficulties experienced by potable water industries. While water produced in the treatment plant may be of high biological quality, bacterial numbers could increase during distribution. This could be due to introduction of bacteria from external sources, or internal regrowth of bacteria and biofilms. Biofilm development is a result of successful attachment and subsequent growth of microorganisms on a surface.It has been shown that bacteria within biofilms are 10,000 fold more resistant to disinfectants than free floating (planktonic) bacteria. This project will aim to synthesise novel coatings for water pipeline with a controlled morphology to reduce biofilm formation or remove established biofilms. ..Read more ...