[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100304]
Researchers A/Prof Long Nghiem; Prof William Price; Prof Pascal Perez; Prof Richard Stuetz; Dr Heriberto Bustamante; Dr Sudhir Murthy
Brief description This project aims to develop management approaches to enable the use of anaerobic co-digestion — the conversion of organic wastes and wastewater sludge to biogas for electricity production. Anaerobic co-digestion has the potential to bring significant economic savings to water stakeholders and environmental benefits to communities. However, full-scale deployment faces fundamental challenges in terms of managing impacts on downstream processes (e.g. odour, dewaterability, biogas quality, and nutrient build-up). The analytical framework and analytics tool to be developed in this project by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in process engineering, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and analytics, is expected to enable water stakeholders to cost-effectively manage these impacts and thus realise the benefits of co-digestion.
Funding Amount $470,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects