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Engineered Bioreactors Technology to Produce Value-Added Products from Aquaculture Wastewater


Topic ID
306

Thesis Topic/Title
Engineered Bioreactors Technology to Produce Value-Added Products from Aquaculture Wastewater

Description

There is an interesting opportunity to work at USQ to solve issues faced by the Queensland prawn farming industry which is worth several millions. The project aims to improve on farm water remediation processes and culture pond water quality. In response to incursion of an exotic virus that causes white spot disease, this multimillion dollar aquaculture industry is looking for more efficient ways to reduce reliance on seawater drawn from the environment by implementing novel engineered bioreactors technology to remediate effluent water containing elevated dissolved and particulate waste levels. A PhD candidate is expected to work on a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) to treat ammonia from waste effluent and convert it into bio-floc rich in bacterial nitrogen that could be harvested as new feedstock for growing prawns.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fisheries Sciences

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
10/10/2017

Application Close Date
10/10/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
www.usq.edu.au

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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

2-3 publications as first author in good journal




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