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Research Thesis Topic

Effects of Nanoparticles on Anaerobic Digestion Trophic Groups


Topic ID
129

Thesis Topic/Title
Effects of Nanoparticles on Anaerobic Digestion Trophic Groups

Description

Anaerobic digestion is a complex multi-stage bioprocess involving various types of bacteria and methanogens for the conversion of organics to methane gas which can be harvested for clean energy production. Some recent evidence showed that the addition of some nanoparticles had positive impacts on some microbial communities which resulted in increased methane production during anaerobic digestion, but very little is known about how this happens and why. We have a gas chromatograph to analyze methane, HPLC to analyze various intermediates and a gas chromatograph coupled with mass spectrometry available in our laboratories to carry out this research.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
http://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships/results?level=research

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic.

Essential requirements include:
- Master degree in chemical/environmental engineering or microbiology
- publication track record will be considered favourably
- strong motivation and a commitment to work hard




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