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Water treatment for beef industry

Poor quality water can reduce productivity in the northern beef industry by up to 25%, which reduces the long-term economic sustainability of the industry.QUT has a long history of developing and deploying water treatment technologies at-scale and is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic student to adapt existing technologies or develop new technologies for the beef industry.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Water for remote communities

This project relates to the development of suitable technologies to provide clean drinking water to remote communities.Strategies may include using renewable energy to power the various techniques used.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Industrial water treatment

Our research group has a strong focus on solving problems related to water treatment.Research topics in this area include, but are not limited to:coal seam gasshale oil and gasmunicipal wastewateracid mine drainagemining waterfood and beverage manufacturingagriculturedesalinationammonia and phosphate nutrient recoverymetal recovery.The majority of projects involve collaboration with industry. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Sustainable hydrogen production

The hydrogen economy is rapidly developing, especially in Japan and Australia.An attractive means of generating hydrogen is by splitting water using electrocatalysts.This project is focused on integration of concentrated solar photovoltaic systems with novel electrocatalysis systems with high efficiency for hydrogen production.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Investigating the feasibility of a fluidised bed crystalliser for freeze desalination of wastewaters

Freeze desalination involves the cooling of water to sub-zero temperatures to form ice-crystals which exclude impurities from the crystal lattice.The process itself is considered to be more energy efficient than evaporative desalination due to the lower latent heat of fusion when compared to the latent heat of vaporisation.However, fouling due to ice crystal build-up on the cooling-surface of the crystalliser has hindered the commercial development and application of these technologies.One potential option for reducing fouling is in a fluidised bed …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Travellers' perceptions of short break holiday destinations

Brisbane residents are spoiled by choice of short break holiday destinations within a comfortable drive. This topic offers participation in an ongoing project monitoring perceptions held by Brisbane residents (since 2003) of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg North Burnett. For each of these destinations, the Brisbane market represents the largest source of visitors, and understanding consumer perceptions represents important marketing research for the destination marketing orgnisations.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
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School
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Research centre(s)
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Tourism destinations in the digital and social media age

Consumers have more information available to them than ever before. Through the internet and other self-service technology facilities we are able to gather information at the touch of a finger. However, can we have too much information?The purpose of this research would be to look at consumer engagement with a tourist destination. What impact does the amount of information collected via your own means have on your satisfaction with your stay? Do more thorough information searches mean a better experience? …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Perceptions of stopover travel destinations

Research into the phenomenon of stopovers during long haul air travel emerged only recently in the tourism literature. This topic offers the opportunity to join a project investigating the perceptions held by international travellers of stopover destinations.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

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