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RP2017: Energy Benchmarking for Efficient, Low-Carbon Water Recycling Operations

Project leader name: 
Dr Michael Short, UniSA
Project status: 
Current
Project period: 
01/2015 to 01/2018

Recycled water systems must be further optimised to improve their energy and resource use efficiency, and to reduce the associated intensity of carbon emissions and operational costs. Using a range of full-scale Australian water recycling facilities as case studies, this project will employ a novel benchmarking approach to characterise current recycled water systems' performance and drive future optimisations.

Research outputs will directly contribute toward more energy-efficient, cost-effective and lower CO2 emissions recycled water supply in Australia and will deliver a new methodology to enable similar optimisations internationally.

Details of the next phase of this project are here.

Publications related to this project

Fact sheet

Wastewater treatment plays an essential role in safeguarding public and environmental health within the built environment. However, wastewater treatment operations are among the most energy intensive activities carried out in our cities, with high levels of associated greenhouse gas (GHG)...

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2017 - Ilda Clos ENERGY BENCHMARKING FOR EFFICIENT, LOW-CARBON WATER RECYCLING OPERATIONS
CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Benjamin Thwaites Aerobic granular sludge for energy efficient wastewater treatment and reuse
CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Ilda Clos Energy benchmarking for efficient, low-carbon water recycling operations
CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2015 – Ilda Clos

Energy benchmarking for efficient, low-carbon water recycling operations

CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014