Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

AWMC Seminar Program: Guangming Jiang & Katrin Doederer

An introduction to the MULFE project by Dr Guangming Jiang

Abstract: MULFE is an ARC Linkage project focusing on the multiple use of iron in the urban water system. This presentation will briefly outline the research background, objectives and progress to date. Preliminary research has demonstrated that: 1. Feasibility of sulfide control in sewers by reuse of iron rich drinking water treatment sludge; 2. Iron salts dosage for sulfide control in sewers induces chemical phosphorus removal during wastewater treatment; 3. Impact of iron salt dosage to sewers on the sulfide control & methane production in downstream anaerobic sludge digesters. Based upon these findings, the MULFE project aims to develop and demonstrate an integrated and innovative strategy to achieve multiple beneficial uses of iron salts in the urban water system. A thorough investigation will be conducted to address the unexpected effects of multiple iron use on different units of the urban water system. A brief summary of the lab experiments, pilot and field studies, and mathematical modelling will be provided.  


Title: Drinking Water Treatment in South East Queensland – Research Activities by Dr Katrin Doederer

Abstract: In South East Queensland (SEQ) drinking water treatment currently takes place at 46 locations. The most widely applied water treatment process – known as conventional treatment – is a combination of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation and filtration, and is used by the majority of Seqwater’s treatment facilities. Innovative technologies are becoming more important to meet and enhance the removal of organic matter, disinfection by-product precursors, and contaminants, e.g. taste and odour compounds and Manganese. Advanced water treatment – comprising conventional treatment plus additional process streams such as ozonation and biological activated carbon (BAC) filtration is used at three locations. Located in a subtropical climate some water treatment plants face challenges associated with some raw water sources. Within the Drinking and Recycled Water group various research activities are looking at raw water characterisation, treatment process optimisation for organic matter and DBP precursor removal and DBPs within the distribution system. This presentation intents to give an overview over past and present research projects and capabilities in the drinking water area.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 09 September 2016
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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