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Research Thesis Topic

modelling PFAS fate and transport in wastewater treatment plant

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modelling PFAS fate and transport in wastewater treatment plant


Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of organic compounds of widespread presence in the environment. They are recalcitrant, ubiquitous, prompt to bioaccumulation, and potentially carcinogenic. Effluent for Wastewater treatment plant (WWTPs) constitute a major source of PFAS into water bodies and their presence should be closely monitored, especially considering the increasing applications of potable and non-potable reuse of treated wastewater worldwide. Modelling PFASs’ fate and distribution in WWTPs is a valuable tool to overcome the complexity and cost of monitoring and quantifying PFAS. In this project, the PhD candidate will build a mechanistic model to evaluate the fate of PFAS in both water and sludge lines of a local WWTP.

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Research Affiliations
  • School of Engineering and Built Environment

Field of Research
  • Environmental Engineering

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

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