Water Research Australia would like to congratulate Huan Liu, whose research won the NSW Student Water Prize at this year’s NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner & Awards.

Huan is a PhD student from University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her project “A closed loop technology benefits wastewater treatment plants through sludge treatment” is working to develop a technology for improving antibiotic resistance genes and pathogen removal, enhancing anaerobic sludge digestion and boosting dewaterability of digested sludge.

The prize-winning project is part of collaborative research projects sponsored by Water Research Australia and the Australia Research Council, and will bring economic and environmental benefits to the water industry. WaterRA is supporting this research work via Project 2058 Understanding and Reducing the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Anaerobic Sludge Digestion supported by industry-partner South East Water.

“I am delighted Huan’s work has been recognised by the water industry and I would like to acknowledge the strong support from WaterRA and South East Water,” said Huan’s PhD supervisor, Professor Qilin Wang from the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater at UTS.


Image: WaterRA CEO Karen Rouse with Huan Liu.