Apr 2, 2018

Scientists invent cheaper and greener wastewater treatment

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A new energy-efficient process developed at Murdoch University is set to revolutionise wastewater treatment by significantly reducing the industry’s electricity consumption.

Dr. Ralf Cord-Ruwisch and Dr. Wipa Charles, along with two Phd students have collaborated with engineers Professor Liang Cheng and Dr. Lee Walker to form BioFilmTec Pty. Ltd – a research team designing and developing a new system that requires less than half the electricity to operate.

With current wastewater technology in Australia more than 100 years old, Dr. Cord-Ruwisch believes the time is right for a more energy-efficient approach.

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