Professor Karl Linden gave a presentation on water treatment technologies at RMIT in February.
Professor Linden hails from the University of Colorado and is participating in a fellowship program initiated by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence (AWRCoE).
The presentation, Rethinking Disinfection in Drinking Water Systems, examined what it might be like if chlorine was a new technology today, and questioned whether it would be acceptable for use in water treatment, compared with current UV and ozone methods.
Approximately 75 people from metropolitan and regional water utilities, universities and consulting companies attended the public lecture which was hosted by the Water: Effective Tools and Technology (WETT) Research Centre and the Victorian branch of the Australian Water Association.
The AWRCoE fellowship program allows water industry professionals to spend time embedded in Australia’s academic framework and for researchers to spend time embedded within industry, in order to foster industry and academic partnerships.
Professor Linden is working with Professor Felicity Roddick and her research team at the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (SCECE) to support Melbourne Water and enhance their implementation of water recycling projects, specifically in the area of advanced treatment technologies.
The Centre has a specific interest in proposals that enhance research linkages between organisations to form strong and lasting industry-academic partnerships, and assist in broadening the current network of research and development relevant to Australia’s interests in water recycling.
View the full presentation at the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.