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SEMINAR: Seminar - Wastewater treatment, disposal and non-potable reuse via aquifer infiltration

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Today's date is Thursday, August 13, 2020
Seminar - Wastewater treatment, disposal and non-potable reuse via aquifer infiltration : Dr Mike Donn, 2 August, 4pm Other events...
Treated wastewater (TWW) is infiltrated into aquifers via infiltration ponds for disposal and non-potable reuse at many wastewater treatment plants across WA. Infiltration, a form of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), provides water quality improvement of TWW associated with natural processes during infiltration and within the aquifer. A collaborative research project between the CSIRO and Water Corporation analysed decades of historical groundwater and TWW quality data using a probabilistic modelling approach to evaluate TWW contaminant removal efficiency via aquifer treatment.

The analysis of TWW infiltration sites with long-term operational data will be presented providing evidence that with appropriate wastewater treatment, recharge volume and aquifer characteristics, contaminants may be substantially attenuated via aquifers.

Dr Mike Donn is a Research Scientist with CSIRO. Since joining CSIRO in 2006 his research has been focused on understanding biogeochemical transformations in shallow groundwater systems in urban and peri-urban settings. His current research interests lie in the application of environmental chemistry to understanding the impacts of using treated wastewater for Managed Aquifer Recharge, in particular the natural attenuation in shallow groundwater and the potential benefits for non-potable reuse and the environment.

Debbie Reed and Arron Lethorn from the Water Corporation will also be available for questions

Speaker(s) Dr Mike Donn
Location Simmonds Lecture Theater, UWA
Contact Faculty of Science Marketing <[email protected]>
URL https://mailchi.mp/4666ba483c59/uwa-environment-seminar-series-392521?e=83efb583ab
Start Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:00
End Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:00
Submitted by Holly Barclay <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:52
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