Sustainability of Water Via Advanced Wastewater Treatment: An Overview and Research

By Ernest Yoong.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Some advanced wastewater treatment processes currently in use and in the pipeline are presented, including the EBPR, ANAMMOX, AOP, micro-membrane filtration and reverse osmosis. Three case studies of advanced wastewater treatment plants in southeast Queensland are mentioned. Current research activities include an ARC Linkage grant shared between USQ, UQ and Toowoomba City Council on the characterisation and reduction strategies of dissolved organic nitrogen, the use of respirometry in sequencing batch reactors (SBR), and innovative work by other workers. Respirometry was applied in a high strength phenolic wastewater; the inhibitory substrate was 97% COD removed at a SBR loading rate of 3.12 kg phenol m-3.d-1.

Keywords: Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes, Membrane Technology, In-situ Respirometry, Dissolved Organic Nitrogen, Recycled Water

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 7, pp.29-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.383MB).

Dr Ernest Yoong

Senior lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Ernest’s research is involved in the biokinetics of wastewater treatment. His present work on the degradation of toxic wastes in activated sludge processes. Ernest has a strong engineering industry background of 27 years in infrastructure design, construction and operation. He joined the University of Southern Queensland in 1987 as a lecturer and is currently the Associate Head of Discipline in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying. He is presently supervising one PhD student jointly with the University of Queensland.


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