School of Chemical Engineering

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.

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