[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100602]
Researchers A/Prof Cynthia Joll; A/Prof Jeffrey Charrois; Dr Kathryn Linge; Prof Una Ryan; Prof Urs von Gunten; Dr David Halliwell; Dr Rino Trolio;
Brief description Reuse of treated wastewater for non-potable purposes is an important water management strategy in many parts of rural Australia, however industry uptake is hampered by a lack of knowledge of the chemical and microbial risks of alternative uses of treated wastewater. This study will provide a new understanding of the chemistry of inorganic and organic nitrogen removal in rural wastewater treatment systems, and use novel molecular tools to profile the microbial community in wastewater before and after treatment. Improved knowledge of wastewater treatment process efficacy will improve compliance with health guidelines, protect public and environmental health, and enable an increased uptake of alternative water use options in rural Australia.
Funding Amount 490000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects