Associate Professor Pierre Le Clech

Associate Professor Pierre Le Clech

Fields of research: Membrane and Separation Technologies, Chemical Engineering, Water Treatment Processes, Wastewater Treatment Processes
Campus: Kensington
Tag: Water Recycling Services (incl. Sewage and Greywater)

Dr Pierre Le-Clech is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and is a member of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology.

Pierre Le-Clech is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from the University of Cranfield, UK. He has been working on membrane processes since 1999, when he started his research on fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs). In 2003, Pierre joined the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales where he now...

Dr Pierre Le-Clech is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and is a member of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology.

Pierre Le-Clech is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from the University of Cranfield, UK. He has been working on membrane processes since 1999, when he started his research on fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs). In 2003, Pierre joined the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales where he now works as an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences. He has researched many aspects of the water and wastewater treatments by membrane processes. He seeks to further develop the use of membrane technologies, through the development of new operating conditions, the optimisation of the energy need for filtration and the advanced understanding of rejection and fouling mechanisms. Pierre is one of the Associate Editors for Desalination and Water Treatment and on the Editorial Board of Membrane Water Treatment and Process Safety and Environmental Protection.


My Expertise

Water and wastewater treatments by membrane processes, membrane fouling by biopolymeric materials, application of detailed characterization of macromolecular and particulate foulants.

Location

Room 211, Level 2, Chemical Engineering Building (F10)


 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 5762
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Videos

Direct observation of fouling deposition and removal
This short video produced at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, UNSW Australia is a great educational tool to illustrate mechanisms behind fouling deposition and removal in porous membrane processes
  • Direct observation of fouling deposition and removal Direct observation of fouling deposition and removal
  • Reuse of reverse osmosis membranes Reuse of reverse osmosis membranes

Research Activities

Assisted forward osmosis for energy savings in RO desalination

Assisted forward osmosis for energy savings in RO desalination

The concept of assisted forward osmosis (AFO) will be applied as a pre-treatment step for reverse osmosis (RO) desalination, resulting in significant dilution of the sea/brackish waters and optimisation of the use of renewable energy.

Towards guidelines for MBR validation

Towards guidelines for MBR validation

Reduction of pathogenic microorganisms to concentrations below acceptable health risk is a principle aim of a water reuse treatment plant. Conventional methods of pathogen analysis require skill and time (> 24 hr).

Analysis of UF membrane fouling layer caused by organic interactions in seawater

Analysis of UF membrane fouling layer caused by organic interactions in seawater

Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes have been widely used as pre-treatment in seawater RO plants.

Advanced Characterisation of Organic Matters in Desalination Pre-treatment

Advanced Characterisation of Organic Matters in Desalination Pre-treatment

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a well-known treatment process for the provision of drinking water from brackish and seawater.

Reuse, recycling and Disposal Options for Used Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Reuse, recycling and Disposal Options for Used Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are now widely used as core treatment process in modern desalination plants, which have been build or are being build all around the country.