Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Seminar Program: how research can have an impact and make water taste great again

Recent work with Seqwater – how research can have an impact and make water taste great again

Dr Katrin Doederer

Abstract: With this presentation I would like to show our work on the removal of taste and odour compounds and how the outcomes feed into decision making within Seqwater. After finishing the PhD, one will often have to present in front of industry partners which is different than before a scientific audience. Hence, I would like to give some examples how the same data could be adjusted to a particular audience.

Biodegradation is an effective method for the removal of taste and odour compounds from drinking water sources. In this study, the applicability of a moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) as biological treatment step for the control of MIB and geosmin was studied at pilot-scale. After a 3.5 month acclimation period both T&O compounds could be reliably removed >80%. Biodegradation was found to be the dominating removal mechanism with air stripping contributing up to 25%.

AWMC hosts a free seminar series, every Friday at 9am in the AIBN Building.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 19 October 2018
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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