Our research group has a strong focus on solving problems related to water treatment.
Research topics in this area included but are not limited to:
- coal seam gas
- shale oil and gas
- municipal wastewater
- acid mine drainage
- mining water
- food and beverage manufacturing
- ammonia and phosphate nutrient recovery
- metal recovery
The majority of projects involve collaboration with industry.
Students can expect to be involved with both lab work and computational modelling.
Water treatment facilities include:
- membrane testing: nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, and membrane distillation
- ion exchange
Computational software employed includes:
- ANSYS FLUENT
Project aims include:
- material development
- process design
- process simulation
Skills and experience
Students should ideally be interested in industry relevant problems and have an aptitude for practical problem solving.
Knowledge of the aforementioned laboratory methods and software packages would be advantageous but not critical.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
- process engineering
- environmental engineering
Contact the supervisor for more information.