Understanding the fate and transport of selected biomarkers in sewers (2015–2018)

Abstract:
This project aims to improve estimates of population drug use and chemical exposure by systematically studying the fate of drugs, organic pollutants (e.g. pesticides) and human biomarkers in sewers. We will combine advanced experimental sewer research facilities with an outstanding analytical set-up and excellent modelling expertise to address critical gaps in our knowledge of the fate of chemicals in sewers. The information will be used to provide accurate, cost-effective and near real-time estimates of chemicals entering the sewer system that will allow us to better estimate changes in population drug use, chemical exposure and health status.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • UQ Fellow
    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council