Development and Modelling of Advanced Coagulation and Oxidation Processes

Faculty: Engineering
The project aims to develop strategic and integrated approaches to address the impact of variability in water characteristics caused by climate change on Australian water treatment processes (WTPs).

The proposed project aims to develop strategic and integrated approaches to address the impact of variability in water characteristics caused by climate change on Australian water treatment processes (WTPs).

The expected outcomes include: (i) Improved understanding of variability in water characteristics (and their impacts on WTPs) caused by climate change through advanced water analysis; (ii) Development of novel coagulants and energy efficient photocatalysis systems that lead to improved efficiency in water treatment; (iii) Strategic integration of these new developments into existing WTPs infrastructure; (iv) Robust predictive models for optimising the integrated process and operator software for better process control.

Publications

  •  Ng, M., Liana, A.E., Liu, S., Lim, M., Chow, C.W.K., Wang, D.S., Drikas, M. and Amal, R. (2012),      Preparation and characterisation of new polyaluminum chloride-chitosan composite coagulant, Water Research 46(15), 4614-4620.

  • Ng, M., Liana, A. E., Liu, S., Lim, M., Chow, C. W. K., Wang, D. S., and Amal, R., (2010), Polyaluminium chloride and chitosan composite coagulant for humic acid removal. Proceedings of 2010 CHEMECA, Hilton Adelaide, Australia, 26 – 29 September 2010

  • Ng, M., Liana, A. E., Liu, S., Lim, M., Chow, C. W. K., Wang, D., Amal, R., (2011),  A study on the behaviour of polyaluminum chloride/chitosan composite coagulant for  water treatment process. Proceedings of 2011 Chemeca, Hilton Sydney, Australia, 18-21 September 2011

  • Tan, T. H., Ng, M., Lim, M., Liu, S., Chow, C.W.K., Wang, D. S., Amal, R., (2011) Removal of Natural Organic Matter using UVC/TiO2 photocatalysis process coupled with coagulation treatment. Proceedings of 2011 Chemeca, Hilton Sydney, Australia, 18-21 September 2011

  • Ng, Mega, Liu, S., Lim, M., and Amal, R. (2012), Synthesis of magnetic photocatalyst for organic      matter removal via adsorption process. The 2012 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Perth, Western Australia, 5-9 February 2012. Best poster award

Project team

Scientia Professor Rose Amal
Faculty of Engineering
Dr May Lim
Faculty of Engineering

Project collaborators: External

Mary Drikas, Chris Chow
Australian Water Quality Centre (SA)
Ralph Henderson
DCM Process Control

Key contact

Faculty of Engineering
+61 2 93854361
r.amal@unsw.edu.au