Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

ARC Linkage Project Success

Monday, 01 July 2013

Congratulations to Prof Zhiguo Yuan, Dr Liu Ye, Dr Damien Batstone, Dr Phil Bond, Mrs Sarah Vierboom (Sydney Water Corporation) and Ms Kelly J O'Halloran (Gold Coast City Council) who have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, a partnership between UQ and Gold Coast City Council and Sydney Water Corporation. $325, 000 will fund their research project entitled Treatment of secondary sludge using free nitrous acid to enhance performance and economics of a wastewater treatment plant.

Project summary:
This project will deliver a new process that utilises a by-product of wastewater treatment to reduce the environmental and financial costs of wastewater treatment. The project will significantly reduce waste materials discharged from wastewater treatment plants and enhance bioenergy recovery from wastewater, in addition to improving effluent quality.

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