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Research Thesis Topic

Combustion of Landfill Waste

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Combustion of Landfill Waste


For decades, landfilling has been the preferred method for disposing of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Australia. While the management is kept at low cost, the way we treat our waste is not sustainable due to increasing fees and increasing amount of waste despite recycling strategies in place. Landfills contribute to air, soil and water pollution while space is becoming scarcer to build new landfill sites. Waste buried in landfill still has a calorific value which represent an untapped resource and commercial opportunity while cleaning our environment and rehabilitating landfill sites at the same time. This multidisciplinary project involves an external company and the research using state-of-the-art facilities at Toowoomba and Springfield campus will assist to develop a small scale commercial process to turn waste into electricity.

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Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials

Field of Research
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

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