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Advanced Characterisation of Organics and Biopolymers in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Funding: 2008: $130,000

Project Member(s): Vigneswaran, S., Shon, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)

Start year: 2008

Summary: Although membrane technology is increasingly used for water production, wastewater treatment and reclamation, fouling by complex bio organics is a major limitation. The liquid chromatography organic carbon detection and the Flow FFF equipments give detailed analyses of the complex organics, thereby helping to understand the fouling and organic removal mechanisms allowing process optimisation. The availability of these equipments will dramatically improve the quality of a number of research projects currently funded and being developed in Australia. This equipment would provide necessary infrastructure to keep Australian researchers world leaders in this research field (one of Australian top research priorities) and attract national and international collaborations.


Shon, H 2009, 'Characteristics of Effluent Organic Matter in Wastewater' in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, UNESCO & Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Paris, France.

FOR Codes: Industrial Chemicals and Related Products not elsewhere classified, Membrane and Separation Technologies, Characterisation of Macromolecules, Water and Sanitary Engineering, Processed food products and beverages not elsewhere classified, Other, Chemical Characterisation of Materials, Water Quality Engineering