Description of field of research:

Potable water reuse is increasingly recognised as an important water management strategy for future Australian and international cities. In order to produce the highest quality drinking water from municipal wastewater sources, advanced treatment by ultraviolet radiation advanced oxidation processes (UV-AOPs) is a prominent feature of some of the most sophisticated potable reuse projects. This project will involve laboratory-based experiments to assess the perfromance of UV/Chorine dvanced oxidation processes for producing high quality drinking water.Using this automated model, this research project will systematically investigate the safe lifting of fish across different elevations and will investigate potential optimisation options of fish attraction and lifting. Weather permitting, this project may also involve the deployment of the automated Tube Fishway model at a local weir where the attraction and lifting of wild fish will be tested for the first time.In this research, numerical simulation of rubberized concrete noise walls will be done to analyse the optimum noise wall parameters to mitigate and absorb noise. Prior laboratory data will be used for the initial calibration of the model.

Research Area

Civil Engineering

This work will be undertaken in the water quality laboratories of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW. The researcher will be engaged in running samples through a bench-scale UV-AOP system and preparing treated water samples for chemical analysis. A strong understanding of chemistry and water quality will be required.

The outcomes include a protocol for assessing performance of UV/Chlorine AOP systems at laboratory bench scale and insights to the performance of the UV/Chlorine AOP for producing high quality drinking water.