Located adjacent to the University’s Water Science Institute building, this dedicated collaborative space provides an environment for biological and chemical engineers, materials scientists, designers, energy specialists, and others to collaborate on innovations in point-of-use systems and their application. Read more Read less
Point-of-use water treatment systems are seen as an increasingly important water service option in isolated and low-income communities, being low cost, low maintenance, and grid independent. With fully-accessible plumbing systems to enable full-scale point-of-use device installation, spiking of contaminants of concern, water quality monitoring and testing of innovative sensors, researchers will analyse not just technology performance but also (crucially for small systems) reliability and maintenance challenges.
Key research themes
- Decentralised water treatment systems for application in high- and low-income countries.
- In situ testing and monitoring at the point-of-use to better understand variability and fluctuations in contaminants present in drinking water.