Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Seminar Program: Resource recovery from wastewater

Resource recovery as a field has emerged rapidly over the last 10 years, and while it is now embedded into wastewater process selection and design, is still shifting in terms of opportunities, technology, and economics. Emerging technologies, and economic drivers in particular are pushing technologies away from incremental to major technological innovations. Wastewater technology is undergoing its largest transition in over 100 years. This is particularly applicable to greenfield installations or where the train needs complete renewal. The current high level of technological innovation, and increasing rate of technology transfer from research to field application offers a wide range of pathways to resource recovery. This presentation will identify emerging technologies and their applicability for recovery of resources, including nutrients, energy, and water, as well as evaluate the product matrix in terms of market and economics. This identifies that wastewater processes offers the opportunity to not only recover resources, but up-value them to generate products that have a substantial competitive advantage in major markets. This has the opportunity to not only to improve profitability and sustainability in the water sector, but also have a major impact in other sectors, including materials and agriculture.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 22 June 2018
9am - 10am
Venue: 76-228 Molecular science Building

Event Contact: awmcseminars@awmc.uq.edu.au