Biosolids from sewage treatment are a problematic waste due to low product quality and high volume. However, biosolids production will substantially increase with population growth and opportunities for co-digestion with organic waste at sewage treatment plants. This CRC-P brings together two major water utilities, world-leading researchers, resource-recycling technology and service providers, and the state government regulatory agency, to develop a suite of market-ready technologies that will

  1. Substantially increase capacity of existing treatment infrastructure,
  2. Produce high quality biosolids suitable for unrestricted use as soil fertilizer, and
  3. Increase bioenergy recovery from wastewater and organic waste.

Collaborators  

  • Central SEQ Distributor-Retailer Authority*
  • Water Corporation
  • Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd
  • Arkwood (Gloucester) Pty. Limited & Remondis Australia Pty Ltd
  • Department of Environment and Science

Publications

Thesis

  • Wang, Z., Liu, T., Duan, H., Song, Y., Lu, X., Hu, S., ... & Zheng, M. (2021). Post-treatment options for anaerobically digested sludge: Current status and future prospect. Water Research, 205, 117665.
     

Project members

Associate Professor Shihu Hu

UQ Amplify Researcher
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Dr Min Zheng

Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Dr Haoran Duan

Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Professor Damien Batstone

Professor and Centre Director, ACWE
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Dr Zhiyao Wang

Posdoctoral Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Associate Professor Paul Jensen

Associate Professor
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Mr Junfu Li

Research Scholar

Mr Xi Lu

Research Scholar

Mr Zheng Kong

Research Scholar

Mr Shane Watts

Research Assistant
Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology