We have developed inorganic membranes that can process sea water or even brine, or process the salty water produced as a by-product of coal seam gas extraction for the new CSG industry in Queensland Prof Joe da Costa
Research conducted by the environmental engineering group is geared toward understanding the fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles of engineered and natural systems. At UQ Chemical Engineering, the research has a strong emphasis on practical applications as demonstrated by bench-scale experimentation, pilot- and field-scale demonstration projects, and computer modelling and simulations.
Key Research Areas
- Clean and sustainable energy - Prof Joe da Costa, Dr Tom Rufford, Dr Simon Smart, Prof Lianzhou Wang, Prof John Zhu, Prof Peta Ashworth
- Modelling - A/Prof Tony Howes, Dr Kate O'Brien;
- Waste remeditation - Prof Bill Clarke
- Water and wastewater technologies - Prof Paul Lant, Dr Steven Pratt, Prof Victor Rudolph, Dr Simon Smart, Dr Liu Ye
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