Professor William Clarke

Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
william.clarke@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56464
0413183411

Overview

Prof Bill Clarke (Schools of Civil and Chemical Engineering) has an extensive publication record in methods for accelerating the solubilisation and digestion of solid organic waste, measuring landfill emissions and the ingress of O2 and subsequent composting of waste in landfills, the utilisation of waste as a carbon source for H2S production in the mineral processing industry, on-site digestion of combined wastewater and solid organic waste and the fate of pathogens, heavy metals and POPs in organic treatment processes. He was an Associate Editor of Waste Management (2008-13) and is on the Managing Board of the International Waste Working Group.

Research Interests

  • Organic solid and liquid waste degradation processes
    Organic solid and liquid waste degradation processes, including anaerobic digestion, vermicomposting and trickle flow processes for refractory organic compounds; and Measurement modelling of multicomponent systems involving biological reactions.

Qualifications

  • MScEng, Notre Dame
  • BEng, South Australian Institute of Technology
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Strong, Peter James , Karthikeyan, Obulisamy Parthiba , Zhu, Jing , Clarke, William and Wu, Weixiang (2017). Methanotrophs: methane mitigation, denitrification and bioremediation. Agro-environmental sustainability. (pp. 19-40) edited by Jay Shankar Singh and Gamini Seneviratne. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-49727-3_2

  • Lai, T. E., Koppar, A. K., Pullammanappallil, P. C. and Clarke, W. P. (2009). Mathematical modeling of batch, single stage, leach bed anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Optimization in the Energy Industry. (pp. 233-276) edited by J. Kallrath, P. M. Pardalos, S. Rebennack and M. Scheidt. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

  • Clarke, W. P. (2004). Solid and Hazardous Wastes. Environmental Health in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 293-309) edited by N. Cromar, S. Cameron and H. Fallowfield. South Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision