Researcher

Dr Alice Arul Antony

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Biography

Alice Antony is an Industrial chemist, working as a Research Fellow at the UNESCO Centre for Membarne Science and Technology. Her research Interests are:

  • Membrane processes for water reclamation and nutrient recovery
  • Management of high strength wastewater - Pulp and paper mill, biorefineries
  • Management of membrane scaling and fouling
  • Chemistry of polymer membrane ageing and degradation in water applications
  • Membrane autopsy
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Alice Antony is an Industrial chemist, working as a Research Fellow at the UNESCO Centre for Membarne Science and Technology. Her research Interests are:

  • Membrane processes for water reclamation and nutrient recovery
  • Management of high strength wastewater - Pulp and paper mill, biorefineries
  • Management of membrane scaling and fouling
  • Chemistry of polymer membrane ageing and degradation in water applications
  • Membrane autopsy
  • Membrane validation and integrity monitoring
  • Advanced characterization of dissolved organic matter in various water matrices
  • Corrosion control and monitoring in metal structures

   Subjects taught

  • GSOE9011 - Engineering PGCW Research Skills
  • CEIC1001 - Engineering Chemistry
  • CEIC8341 - Membrane Processes

 

   Competitive grants

  • 2013 – 2015, Characterising nanostructure functionality of membranes using electrical impedance spectroscopy ARC Discovery
  • 2013, Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grants (UNSW internal funding)
  • 2010-2013  Fate of Micropollutants in Water Recycling: Influence of Dissolved Organic Matter,  ARC Linkage 
  • 2010 – 2013 Protocol for evaluating chemical pretreatment for high pressure membranes, Water Research Foundation (US) and Water research Australia
  • 2009-2012     Virus particle removal by membrane based water recycling plants: Development of testing protocols and understanding long-term operational performance. Phase 1 and 2,  Water Research Australia
  • 2013 - 2015 Development of Validation Protocols for reverse osmosis, Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence 

 

  Industry grants/contracts

 
  • Removal of Iron from process water, 2008, TRUEnergy Pty Ltd
  • Identifying cross contamination of potable water circuitry, 2011, Australian Paper
  • Lime dissolution study of the prospect water filtration plant , 2011, Degremeont
  • Caltex water recycling project - Comparative corrosion testing in aqueous environment, 2011, Caltex
  • Assessing the damage of end cap O-rings in RO pressure vessels, 2011, John Holland Group
  • Membrane Autopsy for various industries (2008 - 2016) including
    • NorskeSkog
    • Veolia Water 
    • Osmoflo Pty Ltd 
    • Orica Mining Services
    • Hitech Membranes
    • Barwon Water
    • IXOM
    • Westernport Water
    • City West Water
    • Lanxess
    • H2AU 

 

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Location

Level 4, Rupert Myers, South Wing
Research Strategy Office
Division of Research

Contact

9385 9736