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RP2008: Wastewater Biosolids

Project leader name: 
Prof. Richard Stuetz
Project status: 
Current
Project period: 
07/2013 to 07/2016

In the past, wastewater treatment plants were designed to optimise treatment performance to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Solids management accounts for 20-30 per cent of total plant energy demand. This project will assess solids treatment and transportation / end-use scenarios to better understand the interrelationships and dependencies between energy (usage and generation), treatment processing, transportation and land utilisation in terms of reducing CO2 emissions and optimising energy efficiency.

Publications related to this project

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

In this study, a survey to water industry personnel was distributed to three Australian water utilities in South-Eastern Australia and a semi-structured interview process was carried out with plant managers at six wastewater treatment plants.

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

This survey investigated the area of effect for wastewater treatment plants by using stratified random sampling techniques that radiated from the industrial areas. 

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

By using the information gathered from this research, as well as odour testing workshops for a wastewater treatment plant's staff and community surrounding the facility, the CRCLCL researchers established a communicative system, which was subsequently incorporated into an online dynamic...

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

Despite the enormous amount of research involved in odour detection and abatement, as well as the creation of several distinct methodologies, there has yet been no definitive procedure to evaluate odour impact on communities, as well as community response. This paper is a review of the...

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

In this paper the impact of different emission compositions on both activated carbon and biologically based odour abatement systems are discussed.

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

This paper demonstrates how Odour Wheels can be prepared using chemical and olfactory measurements and then used to communicate olfactory properties, as well as identify the causes of nuisance emissions throughout biosolids processing at wastewater treatment plants. 

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

The objectives for this study reported in Water Science & Technology  were to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with anaerobically stabilised biosolids, map emissions as the biosolids are stored and to identify sensorially relevant VOCs that...

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

This study aims to evaluate how emissions are affected by different biosolids processing configurations, and if any non-sulfur VOCs should be included in odour measurement and management

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

These findings, published in the journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology suggest that not only should the operational performance of biosolids processing before, during and after stabilization be reported, but that the biosolids management systems should...

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

This study pupblished in Water Research seeks to address this data gap by presenting a suite of high quality, process-level life cycle inventory data covering a range of solids line wastewater treatment processes, extending from primary treatment through to biosolids reuse in agriculture...

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Ruth Fisher Beneficial re-use of biosolids-community engagement
CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - James Hayes Beneficial re-use of biosolids-community engagement
CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Chin How Goh Wastewater biosolids - Greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration (South Australian case study)
CRCLCL Project Posters

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Norman Goh

Wastewater biosolids

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2015 – Ruth Fisher

Beneficial re-use of biosolids – environmental impacts

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - James Hayes

Beneficial re-use of biosolids - commmunity engagement

CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Particiapants Annual Forum 2014, Ruth Fisher - Size A2

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annua Forum 2014, James Hayes - Size A2

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Chin How Goh - Size A2

Students related to this project