Michael D. Short


Operationalising Australian energy benchmarking for efficient, low-carbon wastewater treatment: final report

Wastewater treatment plays a pivotal role in the protection of public and environmental health in urban precincts and in the recovery of scarce water and energy resources for an increasingly urban and growing global population. Yet wastewater treatment operations are among the most energy-intensive within...
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Comparing the performance of aerobic granular sludge versus conventional activated sludge for microbial log removal and effluent quality: implications for water reuse

Highlights Microbial LRV validation of AGS was conducted during start-up and mature operation. LRV was assessed for four indicators and compared to Conventional Activated Sludge. Start-up of AGS did not reduce microbial indicator LRV performance. AGS is able to meet or exceed CAS health-based targets...
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Value-added products derived from waste activated sludge: a biorefinery perspective

This review provides a critical assessment of the production process routes of a wide range of value-added products from WAS, their current limitations, and recommendations for future research to help promote more sustainable management of this under-utilised and ever-growing waste stream.
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Ecology and performance of aerobic granular sludge treating high-saline municipal wastewater

In this study, the impacts of high-saline sewage on AGS development, performance and ecology were investigated using molecular microbiology methods.
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Occurrence of illicit drugs in water and wastewater and their removal during wastewater treatment

This review critically evaluates the types and concentrations of key illicit drugs found in wastewater, surface water and drinking water sources worldwide, and what is known on the effectiveness of wastewater treatment in removing such compounds.