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PhD in development of low-cost innovative technology for the regional wastewater treatment ponds upgrade

The AWMC is undertaking a research project focusing on the development of low-cost innovative technology for the regional wastewater treatment ponds upgrade.

The project is sponsored by the Australian Government through Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grant, with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) as  the industry lead, and The University of Western Australia, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Department of Environment and Science of Queensland State Government, Power and Water Corporation and Aquatec Maxcon as project partners. 

This technology will recover water and valuable nutrients suitable for local agricultural uses, with minimal odour and greenhouse emissions. A robust control and monitoring system will be incorporated, modernising regional treatment plant operation.

 

Opportunity: 

As part of this project, project partner The University of Western Australia (UWA) is looking for a PhD student, with the aim of developing intelligent algorithms for prognostics and optimised sensor deployment, applied to remote waste water ponds.

To apply, please see more details at http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/search?sc_view=1&id=8901 

All interested applicants should email an expression of interest to  AssociateProfessor Rachel Cardell-Oliver at rachel.cardell-oliver@uwa.edu.au