Daisy is a PhD student in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Her research aims to develop a comprehensive kinetic model to describe oxidation processes. Oxidation is commonly employed to remove toxic microbes and their metabolites at drinking water treatment plants. The project will focus on oxidant decay, algal cell lysis, organic matter degradation, and toxin, taste and odour treatment using several oxidants under different reaction conditions.
Shuang is a PhD student in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Her research aims to develop a classification system to determine the susceptibility of shallow urban lakes to algal blooms. This project will provide a better understanding of design guideline limitations, provide recommendations for improved waterbody design and modelling, and identify trends of algae bloom occurrence under different climate change scenario for long-term forecasting.
Rafael is a PhD student in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. His research explores the optimisation of drinking water treatment strategies in the presence algal metabolites, with a focus on taste and odour compounds. The project aims to identify, characterise, quantifying and model the mechanisms related to adsorption and biodegradation processes involving taste and odour compounds within biological activated carbon filters.