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Optimising anaerobic lagoons for improved energy production from waste

Project Number # 4515-15

Optimising anaerobic lagoons for improved energy production from waste

Project Leader:  Peter Wardrop

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Anaerobic lagoons (ALs) are a common technology enabling low cost wastewater treatment and the recovery of energy from waste. The project aims to improve fundamental understanding of the mechanisms that govern performance of ALs, particularly the characteristics and behaviour of active solids in these complex, non-steady state processes. This will allow for development of informed management strategies for solids inventory in ALs, improving overall performance and reducing operational costs.

 

Peter was awarded the 2015 Nancy Millis Memorial PhD Scholarship

Supervisors:  Dr Paul Jensen [University of Queensland] and
                        Dr Catherine Rees [Melbourne Water]

Mentor:           Dr Joanne O'Toole [Monash University]

Sponsor:        Melbourne Water