[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT160100195]
Researchers Dr Bing-Jie Ni
Brief description This project aims to extract high-value liquid products (medium-chain fatty acids) from wastewater with minimised greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, in addition to clean water. Traditional wastewater treatment removes organic carbon and nutrients by using vast amounts of energy and releasing greenhouse gas. However, wastewater is a substantial but largely untapped renewable resource. The intended outcome is to transform wastewater from a troublesome pollutant to a valuable resource and reduce carbon footprints.
Funding Amount $776,000
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships