Understanding the Biotransformation Processes in a Sewer System to Achieve Optimal Management (2004–2007)

Abstract:
Sewer corrosion and odour emissions are incurring massive costs to the wastewater management authorities. These problems are primarily caused by the hydrogen sulfide produced by the in-sewer biotransformation processes. Through integrating controlled laboratory experiments, extensive field measurement/experiments and advanced computer modelling, the project aims to generate a fundamental understanding of the in-sewer biotransformation processes, in particular those occurring in sewer biofilms and sediments, and to provide scientific and engineering support to the wastewater authorities to manage their sewers in a more cost-effective way. Emphasis is placed on the integrated sewer and wastewater treatment performance to achieve overall optimal wastewater management. IndPartners:- Gold Coast Water Sydney Water Corporation
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Chief Research Officer CRC for
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council