All engineers in New Zealand have an ethical duty to avoid, mitigate or remedy environmental impacts of human activities. We have expertise in environmental microbiology, biotechnology, process engineering design, modelling and scale-up.
We have extensive experience in wastewater systems, in removing pollutants from wastewater with a focus on algal-based wastewater treatment in ponds (e.g. wastewater stabilization ponds, and high rate algal ponds). We are investigating new methods for pathogen treatment and phosphate removal including algal phosphate uptake from effluent (RC3). This includes pathogen treatment as well as solutions for community wastewater upgrades.