IDP - Industrial Doctoral Program - Scalable approaches for microbial treatment in manufactured water -

  • Zamyadi, Arash (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Raikhlin, Ortal (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Assessment of treatment efficacy will require extensive analysis of microbial viability and microbial quantification/taxonomic identification. To assist with this, the development of internal capabilities will be developed for Melbourne Water through this experiment through PhD student contributions. Hence, project objectives are:
• To assess the efficacy and feasibility of, and best practices for, H2O2 dosing based on laboratory scale testing. Trialling will also compare differences between dosing from a granular and aqueous feedstock.
• To conduct a critical review of scalable algal control methods within wastewater lagoons, drinking water reservoirs, and constructed water bodies.
• To assess the scalability of H2O2 and other identified methods from pilot to full scale implementation.
• To assess the impact of trialled algae control methods on the broader water ecosystem.
This trial will provide additional insights including H2O2 decomposition rates, appropriate dosing quantities/ratios, resulting cyanotoxin release, and impacts on microbiota diversity. Sampling will target surface scums and water residing above the sludge/sediment layer. The initial (1st-2nd year) phase of the trial will investigate oxidation efficacy within lab-based testing, while subsequent phases will trial pilot scale oxidation.
Effective start/end date1/07/2331/07/27


  • Melbourne Water Corporation (trading as Melbourne Water) (Victoria): A$226,000.00
  • Monash University – Internal Department Contribution