Metal mine tailings remediation; Geochemical processes occur in plant-microbial-tailing mineral continuum; Volatile sulfur odorants' abatement using biotrickling filter.

Sewer odour problems have been widely reported worldwide for the last decade. Odour emission from sewers not only adversely affects the living environment and human health but also highly corrodes and damages sewerage facilities. Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) are the most frequently reported odorous compounds in sewer emissions. However, the removal of VSCs in previous literature was poor and variable. My PhD research was to investigate the removal performance and processes of VSCs in a biotrickling filter based on lab experiments and mathematical model.

Biography

I am currently a Research Assistant at Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, The University of Queensland. My main working responsibility is to provide technical support by means of IC, GC, etc for physical/chemical analysis of trace element in soil-water-plant samples from the research about rehabilitating metal mine tailings. I obtained PhD in Environmental Engineering (ACWEB, The University of Queensland).  I am a member of the Australian Water Association. My PhD research focused on the volatile sulfur odorants abatement based on the biological technology for urban sewer networks. During my PhD period, I also participated two ARC projects as a casual research assistant, which researched sewer corrosion reduction. By now, I have published 4 research papers about sewer corrosion and odour management. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in water and wastewater engineering and a Master’s Degree in Municipal Engineering in China.