Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

Project Dates: 2013 to 2017


This project aims to develop and deliver a novel cometabolism-based biotechnology for efficient micropollutants removal from waste/water. Specifically, this project aims to:

  • Develop a novel cometabolism-driven biological process for effective treatment of micropollutants at the low concentrations from water resources.
  • Create a strong scientific understanding of this novel cometabolic process, including involved microbial communities and transformation pathways of micropollutants.
  • Establish comprehensive models describing efficient removal of micropollutants from waste/water for the cometabolic degradation processes.


  • Jelena Radjenovic (ICRA)