• Project No 4302
  • Project Name Predicting the photolytic removal of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment lagoons
  • Lead Organisation Melbourne Water
  • Research Lead RMIT University
  • Main Researcher Michelle Um

Project Description

Sunlight-induced degradation is an important removal mechanism for some contaminants and has been commonly overlooked as a removal mechanism in wastewater systems in the past. This project aims to predict the direct sunlight-induced degradation, or direct photolysis, of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater treatment lagoons to improve monitoring and removal efficacy of the contaminants, and thereby enable water operators and management to perform ecological risk assessment and make better management decisions.

Honours Thesis underway by Michelle Um.