Understanding Fugitive Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Wastewater Systems for Reliable Accounting and Effective Mitigation (2009–2011)

Abstract:
The emission of fugitive greenhouse gases (GHG) such as methane and nitrous oxide from wastewater systems is currently poorly understood. This has led to unreliable estimation of such emissions and is also preventing their effective mitigation by the wastewater industry. By addressing critical knowledge gaps, namely methane formation and emission in wastewater collection/treatment systems, and nitrous oxide emission by biological nitrification and denitrification processes, we aim to deliver data, knowledge and technology support to (1) the greenhouse office for more reliable accounting of fugitive GHG emissions from wastewater systems, and (2) the wastewater industry for cost-effective mitigation of the emissions.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council