Description of field of research:

Advanced oxidation processes including ozonation, Fenton-based processes and electrochemical technologies are increasingly being used to remove contaminants from waters and wastewaters and, in some cases, to recover valuable resources.

Research Area

Civil Engineering

The Waite research group in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is involved in developing cost effective technologies for the treatment of waters and wastewaters. The group is made up of students and research staff with expertise in, variously, physical chemistry, process engineering, computational fluid mechanics and machine learning with R&D ranging from basic mechanistic studies through to field trials of pilot scale units.

The ToR student will work alongside other students and research staff in optimising advanced oxidation processes for removal of contaminants from waters and wastewaters and, in some cases, recovery of valuable resources. Outcomes will include published research papers, reports to industry and, in some cases, patentable material.