• Project No 4542
  • Project Name Mitigating methane emissions from sludge drying lagoons
  • Lead Organisation SA Water
  • Research Lead University of Queensland
  • Main Researcher Sarah Aucote

Status: In Progress

Focus Area: Source & Catchments

National Research Priority: Liveability

Project Description

Sludge-drying lagoons are used in Australia as a convenient and cost-effective method of de-watering wastewater sludge. Methane emissions from these lagoons have been estimated to represent up to two thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions of the wastewater treatment, and will need to be addressed for water utilities to meet emission reduction targets. This project will investigate operational interventions that have the potential to select for novel microorganism capable of oxidising methane as a means of reducing emissions.

PhD Thesis completed by Sarah Aucote.