Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Seminar Program: Tim Huelsen

Title: Single cell protein from purple phototrophic bacteria – Production, application and future directions

Abstract: In the last 5 years, the AWMC team developed a novel wastewater treatment platform for simultaneous and non-destructive organics, nitrogen and phosphorous removal utilising purple phototrophic bacteria (PPB). This concept has been developed from 160mL batch test towards 1000L on-site pilot units, treating a variety of wastewaters including domestic (fresh- and saline water) as well as agri-industrial streams such as pig manure, poultry, red meat, and dairy processing effluents. The concept expanded from removal and recovery of resources to the production of valuable products, in particular single cell proteins (SCP). The focus on consistent and high quality SCP and the potential application as feed or feed additive lead to the development of attached PPB biofilms on infra-red submerged illuminated surfaces. This presentation will give an overview of these developments including the application of the PPB-SCP as fishmeal substitute in conventional aquafeed and the implications for futures developments.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 02 March 2018
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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