Advanced Water Management Centre

Invitation from the Chair of NRR18 to submit an abstract

It is with great pleasure, I invite submissions of extended abstracts for NRR18 – Closing the Loop. The IWA NRR Specialist Group is progressing a paradigm-shift away from solely protecting receiving waters against eutrophication via wastewater nutrient removal, towards a more holistic approach which utilises technologies to maximise nutrient and energy recovery, and economic return. Building on the 2016 WEF/IWA-hosted NRR conference held in the USA, and the 2017 NRR/LWWTP conference held in China, NRR2018 will be held in the unique setting of subtropical, Brisbane, Australia over 18 - 21 November 2018. 

The Program Committee is calling for submissions of high-quality, original and previously unpublished research in the theory, practice, and application of Nutrient Removal and Recovery. NRR18 will focus on fundamental- and applied research, and applications of technologies in the design, operation, and optimization of wastewater treatment systems.

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (2 pages + table and figures) according to the IWA format before May 28, 2018. 

Authors whose abstracts are selected will be invited to give an oral presentation or a poster presentation at the conference.

The authors will be notified of acceptance by July 9, and revised abstracts are required by September 1, 2018.

I look forward to your contribution to the exciting and cutting edge forum that is NRR18.

Professor Zhiguo Yuan 
Director, Advanced Water Management Centre 
The University of Queensland

Conference Themes:

  • Nitrogen removal and recovery, including short-cut removal pathways
  • Phosphorous removal and recovery from mainstream
  • Carbon removal and recovery, including capture, processing and products
  • Nutrients management and recovery with biosolids streams
  • Technologies for valorisation of nutrients in waste
  • Novel NRR technologies
  • Microbial ecology in NRR, including fate of microbial contaminants (pathogens, antibiotic resistant bacteria etc.)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and fate of micropollutants in NRR processes
  • Mathematical modelling, optimisation and control of NRR processes
  • Energy, regulatory and economic considerations of NRR processes
  • NRR in the Agricultural-Industrial Sectors
  • NRR for Groundwater Remediation and Management
  • Nutrient management from non-point sources, including wetlands

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For further information about this conference, please contact:

Sharon James
Conference Secretariat

p: +61 7 3346 7205