Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Sewers - Understanding, Modelling and Mitigation (2012–2015)

Abstract:
Strong evidence has emerged showing substantial methane and nitrous oxide emissions in sewer networks. These emissions are currently neither accounted for nor mitigated. Through integrated field monitoring and trials, fundamental laboratory investigations and advanced mathematical modelling as well as real-time network control, this project will deliver (1) detailed field data for accurate accounting of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from sewers; (2) mathematical models capable of predicting their production and missions in sewer environment, and (3) innovative strategies for reducing their emissions. The project will provide strong support to the water industry to deliver water and wastewater services with minimum carbon footprint.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Vice-Chancellor's Research Focused
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council