School of Engineering and IT

Research

Environmental Engineers at Murdoch University undertake research in the following areas:

  • Water systems:
    • Water auditing, conservation and efficiency method
    • Wastewater treatment and recycling
    • Desalination techniques
  • Resource recovery:
    • Solid waste auditing, minimisation and collection
    • Organic waste reprocessing
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Building waste recycling
  • Pollution mitigation:
    • Air pollution control and quality management
    • Gas emissions, odour control, mitigation of greenhouse emissions
    • Soil improvement and pollution control
    • Bioremediation, soil organics and fertilisers
  • Food production systems:
    • Aquaculture and aquaponics
    • Water, nutrient, carbon cycling for productive soils
    • Organic agriculture
    • Permaculture systems
  • Built environment:
    • Thermal performance of buildings
    • CFD modelling
    • Climate sensible design
    • Sustainable materials
  • Low carbon energy systems:
    • Building integrated energy systems
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Carbon neutral settlements and livelihoods

Typical Project Location information can be viewed here.