Australian Centre for Water
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AWMC Seminar Program: Sewer processes and sewage epidemiology

The Advanced Water Management Centre holds a free weekly seminar series Friday at 9am in the AIBN Seminar Room.

Sewer processes and sewage epidemiology - Dr. Guangming Jiang

Abstract: Sewage epidemiology, aka wastewater-based epidemiology, has emerged as a useful approach for the monitoring of population drug use, chemical exposure and public health. A major uncertainty of sewage epidemiology is the in-sewer transformation of different biomarker compounds, in addition to uncertainties associated with population estimation, chemical analysis and others. Two ARC projects, a major collaboration between AWMC and QAEHS, have been expediting to enhance the application of sewage epidemiology through lab-reactor experiments, field studies and mathematical modelling. Different biomarkers including illicit drugs, PPCPs, alcohol and tobacco have been tested in the projects. Along with the summary of the research findings, discussions of future research and frontier development are also provided.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 15 September 2017
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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