Thermal transformation of biosolids and organics

Fri 2 Feb 2024 9:30am


AIBN Seminar Room (Level 1) (75 Cooper Road, Brisbane Queensland)

Thermal technologies for transformation of biosolids is rapidly emerging due to contaminant management issues and potential future beneficial use options for byproducts such as char. In this seminar I will discuss the history and developing options for thermal conversion of biosolids, including the rapidly emerging option of pyrolysis, as well as how this applies to other organic waste streams. This work is the subject of the current transforming biosolids training centre, and relates to a number of major research programmes at ACWEB.


Prof. Damien Batstone is Director of the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology, where he leads environmental biotechnology and resource recovery research programmes. His research work has focused on renewable energy from biomass, production of commodity chemicals from renewable sources, and the water-energy-food nexus, including production of novel chemicals and feeds for aquaculture from gases such as hydrogen.