A fresh look at human waste treatment solutions
Published on 27 Sep, 2012Media Contact: For interview please call Ted Gardner via 0417 729 181
For Immediate Release
Researchers are taking a fresh look at human waste treatment solutions, in conjunction with a national conference in Newcastle this week (Sept 26-28).
Among trends being discussed are the potential for high-rise buildings to separate out urine as an agricultural fertiliser, and the benefits for residential subdivisions able to install their own wastewater system.
CQUniversity Senior Research Fellow Ted Gardner is among those addressing the Australian Water Association conference.
He says universities like CQUniversity with a residential college and the right mix of disciplines could be well-placed to act as a wastewater technology testing ground and as a link to the world of plumbers and health inspectors.