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Joint Research in Urban Sustainability

Joint Research in Urban Sustainability

The waste treatment technology has the potential to improve water quality and community health in emerging countries around the world.

Project leader

Dr Ivan Tam

Dates

May 2016 to March 2017

Sponsors

EPSRC

Partners

NUMED

NU-Singapore

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

National University of Singapore

Description

Waste management often lags behind economic growth in emerging countries.

This leaves peripheral communities without adequate wastewater treatment, poor water quality, and increased exposure to infectious disease.

We have developed a novel, new low-energy waste treatment technology.

The waste treatment technology removes:

  • Carbon
  • Nutrients
  • Pathogens

It can improve water quality and community health in emerging countries around the world.

This project aims to refine this technology and setup a field trial. It will initiate community health assessments of improved water quality.