An integrated approach to improving waste stabilisation pond performance

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    Abstract

    Waste stabilisation ponds (WSPs) experience poor performance due to a combination of issues associated with hydraulics, sludge and microbial dynamics, as well as increased load due to population growth. In this study, high-resolution bathymetry technology, hydrodynamic modelling, and microbial dynamics were used to develop a performance assessment framework for WSPs. In particular, the applied outcomes from this thesis have resulted in a better assessment of sludge accumulation and distribution, and hydraulic performance, as well as the development of a new microbial characterisation approach. This study has contributed to improved operation, management, and planning of current and future wastewater infrastructure.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date4 Aug 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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