• Project No 4531
  • Project Name Harnessing immobilised algae for high rate wastewater treatment
  • Lead Organisation South East Water
  • Research Lead RMIT University
  • Main Researcher Matthew Kube
  • Completion Year 2019

Status: Complete

Focus Area: Circular Economy

National Research Priority: Circular Economy

Project Description

Algal systems can be used to decrease the concentration of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in wastewater to low levels, and hence reduce the harm of wastewater discharge and facilitate water reuse. This research contributed to the improvements of alginate-immobilised systems for wastewater treatment and demonstrated its technical feasibility for nutrient removal from different wastewaters. The findings can be used to guide how to best implement and integrate alginate-immobilised algae into new and existing wastewater treatment plants and can form the basis for viability assessment of its commercial application.

PhD Thesis completed by Matthew Kube in December 2019.