Water quality investigation.

Mentor: Geoff Stevens, The University of Melbourne
Intern: Davide Ciceri, The University of Melbourne
Industry Partner: Kathy Northcott, United Water International Pty Ltd
Project Duration: October 2012 to February 2013

United Water International is commencing operation of the Avoca Water Treatment Plant. A review of the condition and operation of the reverse osmosis system was conducted. The aim of this review was to better understand the reasons behind the sub-optimal performance of the process, with lower recovery rates and higher levels of fouling than originally expected based on the original design specifications.

The research aims to investigate the water quality characterisation of water quality across the entire process.