Project Number # 4503-13
Project Leader: Rachael Aganetti
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Recent tests and risk assessments conducted at Melbourne Water’s Western Treatment Plant have identified a number of possible competing self-heating mechanisms within the biosolid stockpiles. Laboratory testing and onsite trials are now required to determine the mechanisms of self-heating to inform new operating procedures that will improve safety and reduce risk while optimising the process cost effectively.
Supervisors: Prof Graham Thorpe and Prof Jun-De Li [Victoria University] and Dr Aymeric Lamorlette [l’Université Aix-Marseille]
Sponsor: Melbourne Water
Mentor: Dr Stacey Hamilton [Water Corporation of WA]