Felicity Roddick is Professor of Environmental Technology with 25 years experience in the treatment of water and wastewater by various means including physical, chemical and biological processes.
She is currently Director of the Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre after having undertaken many administrative roles at College and School level including Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) for the College of Science Engineering and Health, and foundation Head of the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. The WETT Centre won the RMIT Research Excellence – Team Award in 2013.
She was a researcher with the CRC for Water Quality and Treatment since its inception in 1995, and now its successor organisation, Water Research Australia. She is the RMIT representative for Water Research Australia and Chairman of its Education Committee. She has supervised 34 (as senior supervisor) and 9 (as second supervisor) PhD and Masters by Research students to completion. She won the RMIT Research Excellence- Leadership award for 2013 and in 2014 she was awarded the Ralph McIntosh medal for outstanding service to students.
Professor Roddick’s main research interests are the characterisation and removal of organic matter from potable and wastewater, with a particular interest in advanced oxidation and membrane treatment processes. Her membrane-related research has involved the removal of natural organic matter from potable water sources, and more recently, the application of membrane processes for recycling wastewater, particularly with regard to the characterization and mitigation of fouling by organic matter.
Professor Roddick is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, as well as a member of the Australian Water Association and the International Water Association.
Areas of research and consulting expertise
- Potable and waste water treatment via physical, chemical and biological means, and combinations of these
- Characterisation and removal of organic matter from all water types
- Advanced oxidation processes and membrane processes
- Algal impacts on water quality
- DEng (RMIT University)
- MAppSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Melbourne)
- BAppSc (Applied Biology) with Distinction (RMIT)
- Umar, M.,Roddick, F.,Fan, L.,Autin, O.,Jefferson, B. (2015). Treatment of municipal wastewater reverse osmosis concentrate using UVC-LED/H2O2 with and without coagulation pre-treatment In: Chemical Engineering Journal, 260, 649 - 656
- Puspita, P.,Roddick, F.,Porter, N. (2015). Efficiency of sequential ozone and UV-based treatments for the treatment of secondary effluent In: Chemical Engineering Journal, 268, 337 - 347
- Umar, M.,Roddick, F.,Fan, L. (2015). Recent advancements in the treatment of municipal wastewater reverse osmosis concentrate - An overview In: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 193 - 248
- Pramanik, B.,Roddick, F.,Fan, L.,Jeong, S.,Vigneswaran, S. (2015). Assessment of biological activated carbon treatment to control membrane fouling in reverse osmosis of secondary effluent for reuse in irrigation In: Desalination, 364, 90 - 95
- Pradhan, S.,Fan, L.,Roddick, F. (2015). Removing organic and nitrogen content from a highly saline municipal wastewater reverse osmosis concentrate by UV/H2O2-BAC treatment In: Chemosphere, 136, 198 - 203
- Nguyen, L.,Hai, F.,Price, W.,Leusch, F.,Roddick, F.,Ngo, H.,Guo, W.,Magram, S.,Nghiem, L. (2014). The effects of mediator and granular activated carbon addition on degradation of trace organic contaminants by an enzymatic membrane reactor In: Bioresource Technology, 167, 169 - 177
- pramanik, b.,Roddick, F.,Fan, L. (2014). A comparative study of biological activated carbon, granular activated carbon and coagulation feed pre-treatment for improving microfiltration performance in wastewater reclamation In: Journal of Membrane Science, 475, 147 - 155
- Myat, D.,Roddick, F.,Puspita, P.,Halliwell, D.,Roeszler, G.,Chan, A.,Arabatzoudis, C.,Kristiana, I.,Charrois, J.,Zhu, B.,Muthukumaran, S.,Duke, M. (2014). Desalination pretreatment of recycled water using oxidation and ceramic microfiltration processes In: Proceedings of the 2014 Ozwater'14 Conference, Australia's International Water Conference and Exhibition, Queensland, Australia, 29 April - 1 May 2014
- Umar, M.,Roddick, F.,Fan, L. (2014). Comparison of UVC Lamp and UVC-light emitting diodes for treating municipal wastewater reverse osmosis concentrate In: Proceedings of International Conference on Biological, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE-2014), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17-18 March 2014
- Nguyen, L.,Hai, F.,Price, W.,Leusch, F.,Roddick, F.,McAdam, E.,Magram, S.,Nghiem, L. (2014). Continuous biotransformation of bisphenol A and diclofenac by laccase in an enzymatic membrane reactor In: International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 95, 25 - 32
- Protozoan mimics: Cryptosporidium surrogates for validation of granular media filtration. Funded by: Water Research Australia Grants from (2014 to 2016)
- Particles, pathogens and micropollutants. Funded by: Australian Water Recycling - Centre of Excellence from (2013 to 2014)
- A novel approach to quantify indirect ingestion of recycled water - improving the evidence base for water guidelines (Stage 2a). Funded by: Water Quality Research Australia (WQRA) from (2012 to 2013)
- WQRA PhD Scholarship - Mohammad Umar - Treatment or reverse osmosis concentrate using hydrodynamic cavitation - evaluation of oxidation efficiency and biodegradability improvement. Funded by: Water Quality Research Australia -- Summer Scholarship from (2012 to 2014)
- Resilient Desalination pre-treatment of saline secondary effluent by ceramic membranes. Administered by Victoria University.. Funded by: National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia - Funding Rounds from (2012 to 2013)
12 PhD Completions and 9 Masters by Research Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions and 3 Masters by Research Current Supervisions