Optimising Decentralised Membrane Bioreactors for Water Reuse [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers A/Prof RM Stuetz; Dr HM Coleman; Dr SJ Khan; Dr P Le-Clech; A/Prof JE Drewes; Dr KN Power

Brief description Water is a critical resource in Australia and as pressures on water resources increase, water recycling has emerged as an important component of water management practises throughout Australia. Decentralised wastewater treatment systems (or package plants) offer opportunities for water recycling in regional communities; however this application is limited by our understanding on the removal of contaminants of concern through these treatment systems. This project will assess the suitability and efficiency of decentralised membrane bioreactors (MBRs) for the removal of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) and pathogens in accordance with the 2006 National Guidelines for Water Recycling.

Funding Amount $340,000

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