Effect of air gap membrane distillation parameters on the removal of fluoride from synthetic water

Article


Naji, Osamah, Bowtell, Les, Al-juboori, Raed A., Aravinthan, Vasantha and Ghaffour, Noreddine. 2018. "Effect of air gap membrane distillation parameters on the removal of fluoride from synthetic water." Desalination and Water Treatment. 124, pp. 11-20. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2018.22694
Article Title

Effect of air gap membrane distillation parameters on the removal of fluoride from synthetic water

ERA Journal ID41476
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsNaji, Osamah, Bowtell, Les, Al-juboori, Raed A., Aravinthan, Vasantha and Ghaffour, Noreddine
Journal TitleDesalination and Water Treatment
Journal Citation124, pp. 11-20
Number of Pages10
YearAug 2018
PublisherDesalination Publications
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1944-3986
1944-3994
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2018.22694
Web Address (URL)https://www.deswater.com/vol.php?vol=124&oth=124|0|August%20%20|2018
Abstract

As freshly available water around the world becomes scarcer, schemes to reuse and rectify contaminated water sources are becoming a necessity. The implementation of conventional treatment processes increases stress on existing infrastructure resources, requiring significant quantities of energy and/or chemicals, including pre-treatment processes and ongoing maintenance. An unconventional alternative to these processes is air-gap membrane distillation (AGMD), an emerging technology delivering excellent rejection of contaminants over a broad range of operating conditions. While showing great promise, the size of membrane distillation systems in existing literature is not readily scaled to industrial levels. In this paper, we present the results of our research in terms of permeate quality, rejection efficiency and scalability of a large laboratory scale AGMD system, with effective area of approximately 25 times larger than those presented in previous studies. This study found a large discrepancy in flux production when compared with small scale results, with experimental data analysed using normality and residual analysis tests. Statistical analysis of the AGMD process data provides insight into the key driving forces and interactions of feedwater temperature, concentration and flowrate on flux production. Results showed excellent rejection of contaminants (>98%) along with some fouling evident after approximately 25 h of operation.

KeywordsAGMD; Fouling; Fluoride removal; Decontamination; Desalination
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400513. Water resources engineering
410503. Groundwater quality processes and contaminated land assessment
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
University of Southern Queensland
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/v8v7y/effect-of-air-gap-membrane-distillation-parameters-on-the-removal-of-fluoride-from-synthetic-water

Download files


Published Version
  • 24
    total views
  • 12
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Macro and microstructural evolution of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer mortar exposed to sulphuric acid corrosion
Ariyadasa, Piumika W., Manalo, Allan C., Lokuge, Weena, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Gerdes, Andreas, Kaltenbach, Jonas and Galvan, Beatriz Arevalo. 2024. "Macro and microstructural evolution of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer mortar exposed to sulphuric acid corrosion." Cement and Concrete Research. 178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2024.107436
Kinetic mechanism of wheat straw pellets combustion process with a thermogravimetric analyser
Nath, Bidhan, Chen, Guangnan, Bowtell, Les and Graham, Elizabeth. 2023. "Kinetic mechanism of wheat straw pellets combustion process with a thermogravimetric analyser." Heliyon. 9 (10). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e20602
Investigation of Gas Release from Recycled Plastic Shopping Bags during Melting at Low Temperatures
Eberhard, Susette, Bowtell, Les, Lenske, Brian and Islam, Mainul. 2023. "Investigation of Gas Release from Recycled Plastic Shopping Bags during Melting at Low Temperatures." Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. 2023, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/2378231
Assessment of Densified Fuel Quality Parameters: A Case Study for Wheat Straw Pellet
Nath, Bidhan, Chen, Guangnan, Bowtell, Les and Mahmood, Raid Ahmed. 2023. "Assessment of Densified Fuel Quality Parameters: A Case Study for Wheat Straw Pellet." Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. 8 (1), pp. 45-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobab.2022.10.001
Removal of natural organic matter and ammonia from dam water by enhanced coagulation combined with adsorption on powdered composite nano-adsorbent
Wongcharee, Surachai, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Erdei, Laszlo. 2020. "Removal of natural organic matter and ammonia from dam water by enhanced coagulation combined with adsorption on powdered composite nano-adsorbent." Environmental Technology and Innovation. 17, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2019.100557
State-of-the-art of renewable energy sources used in water desalination: Present and future prospects
Bundschuh, Jochen, Kaczmarczyk, Michal, Ghaffour, Noreddine and Tomaszewska, Barbara. 2021. "State-of-the-art of renewable energy sources used in water desalination: Present and future prospects." Desalination. 508, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2021.115035
Desalination of salty water using vacuum spray dryer driven by solar energy
Hamawand, Ihsan, Lewis, Larry, Ghaffour, Noreddine and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2017. "Desalination of salty water using vacuum spray dryer driven by solar energy." Desalination. 404, pp. 182-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2016.11.015
Addition of Activated Carbon into a Cattle Diet to Mitigate GHG Emissions and Improve Production
Al-Azzawi, Mohammed, Bowtell, Les, Hancock, Kerry and Preston, Sarah. 2021. "Addition of Activated Carbon into a Cattle Diet to Mitigate GHG Emissions and Improve Production." Sustainability. 13 (15), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158254
Innovative capacitive deionization-degaussing approach for improving adsorption/desorption for macadamia nutshell biochar
Al-juboori, Raed A., Bakly, Salam, Bowtell, Les, Alkurdi, Susan S.A. and Altaee, Ali. 2022. "Innovative capacitive deionization-degaussing approach for improving adsorption/desorption for macadamia nutshell biochar." Journal of Water Process Engineering. 47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2022.102786
Ultrasound-assisted membrane technologies for fouling control and performance improvement: A review
Naji, Osamah, Al-juboori, Raed A., Khan, Abdulaziz, Yadav, Sudesh, Altaee, Ali, Alpatova, Alla, Soukane, Sofiane and Ghaffour, Noreddine. 2021. "Ultrasound-assisted membrane technologies for fouling control and performance improvement: A review ." Journal of Water Process Engineering. 43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102268
Power effect of ultrasonically vibrated spacers in air gap membrane distillation: Theoretical and experimental investigations
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Naji, Osamah, Bowtell, Les, Alpatova, Alla, Soukane, Sofiane and Ghaffour, Norreddine. 2021. "Power effect of ultrasonically vibrated spacers in air gap membrane distillation: Theoretical and experimental investigations." Separation and Purification Technology. 262, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118319
Inorganic arsenic species removal from water using bone char: A detailed study on adsorption kinetic and isotherm models using error functions analysis
Alkurdi, Susan S. A., Al-juboori, Raed A., Bundschuh, Jochen, Bowtell, Les and Marchuk, Alla. 2021. "Inorganic arsenic species removal from water using bone char: A detailed study on adsorption kinetic and isotherm models using error functions analysis." Journal of Hazardous Materials. 405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124112
Biochar effects on nutrients retention and release of hydroponics growth media
Haraz, Mohammed Taha, Bowtell, Les and Al-Juboori, Raed. 2020. "Biochar effects on nutrients retention and release of hydroponics growth media." Journal of Agricultural Science. 12 (7). https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v12n8p1
A review of measuring, assessing and mitigating heat stress in dairy cattle
Ji, Boyu, Banhazi, Thomas, Perano, Kristen, Ghahramani, Afshin, Bowtell, Les, Wang, Chaoyuan and Li, Baoming. 2020. "A review of measuring, assessing and mitigating heat stress in dairy cattle." Biosystems Engineering. 199, pp. 4-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2020.07.009
Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 4: Time constant and cumulative effects of heat stress
Ji, Boyu, Banhazi, Thomas, Ghahramani, Afshin, Bowtell, Les, Wang, Chaoyuan and Li, Baoming. 2020. "Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 4: Time constant and cumulative effects of heat stress." Biosystems Engineering. 199, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2020.07.014
Effect of pyrolysis conditions on bone char characterization and its ability for arsenic and fluoride removal
Alkurdi, Susan S. A., Al-juboori, Raed A., Bundschuh, Jochen, Bowtell, Les and McKnight, Stafford. 2020. "Effect of pyrolysis conditions on bone char characterization and its ability for arsenic and fluoride removal ." Environmental Pollution. 262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114221
Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 3: rumination and milking performance
Ji, Boyu, Banhazi, Thomas, Ghahramani, Afshin, Bowtell, Les, Wang, Chaoyuan and Li, Baoming. 2020. "Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 3: rumination and milking performance." Biosystems Engineering. 199, pp. 58-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2020.02.006
Direct contact ultrasound for fouling control and flux enhancement in air-gap membrane distillation
Naji, Osamah, Al-juboori, Raed, Bowtell, Les, Alpatova, Alla and Ghaffour, Noreddine. 2020. "Direct contact ultrasound for fouling control and flux enhancement in air-gap membrane distillation." Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 61, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.104816
Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 2: identifying the specific thresholds with production factors
Ji, Boyu, Banhazi, Thomas, Ghahramani, Afshin, Bowtell, Les, Wang, Chaoyuan and Li, Baoming. 2020. "Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 2: identifying the specific thresholds with production factors." Biosystems Engineering. 199, pp. 43-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.11.005
Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 1: thermal comfort indices as the indicators of production loss
Ji, Boyu, Banhazi, Thomas, Ghahramani, Afshin, Bowtell, Les, Wang, Chaoyuan and Li, Baoming. 2020. "Modelling of heat stress in a robotic dairy farm. Part 1: thermal comfort indices as the indicators of production loss." Biosystems Engineering. 199, pp. 27-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.11.004
Macadamia Nutshell Biochar for Nitrate Removal: Effect of Biochar Preparation and Process Parameters
Bakly, Salam, Al-juboori, Raed A. and Bowtell, Les. 2019. "Macadamia Nutshell Biochar for Nitrate Removal: Effect of Biochar Preparation and Process Parameters ." C: journal of carbon research. 5 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/c5030047
Evaluation of sonically enhanced AGMD for industrial scale water treatment
Naji, Osamah Allawi. 2019. Evaluation of sonically enhanced AGMD for industrial scale water treatment. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/5g67-vn61
The effect of ‘High-pH pretreatment’ on RO concentrate minimization in a groundwater desalination facility using batch air gap membrane distillation
Rioyo, Javier, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2019. "The effect of ‘High-pH pretreatment’ on RO concentrate minimization in a groundwater desalination facility using batch air gap membrane distillation." Separation and Purification Technology. 227, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2019.115699
Application of mesoporous magnetic nanosorbent developed from macadamia nut shell residues for the removal of recalcitrant melanoidin and its fractions
Wongcharee, Surachai and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2019. "Application of mesoporous magnetic nanosorbent developed from macadamia nut shell residues for the removal of recalcitrant melanoidin and its fractions." Separation Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2019.1606015
Modeling chloramine decay in full-scale drinking water supply systems
Ricca, Henry, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Gnanamanikam, Mahinthakumar. 2019. "Modeling chloramine decay in full-scale drinking water supply systems." Water Environment Research. 91 (5), pp. 441-454. https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.1046
Pulsed ultrasound as an energy saving mode for ultrasound treatment of surface water with terrestrial aquatic carbon
Al-juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal and Bowtell, Les. 2018. "Pulsed ultrasound as an energy saving mode for ultrasound treatment of surface water with terrestrial aquatic carbon." Desalination and Water Treatment. 135, pp. 167-176. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2018.23173
Mesoporous activated carbon-zeolite composite prepared from waste macadamia nut shell and synthetic faujasite
Wongcharee, Surachai, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Erdei, Laszlo. 2019. "Mesoporous activated carbon-zeolite composite prepared from waste macadamia nut shell and synthetic faujasite." Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. 27 (1), pp. 226-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjche.2018.06.024
Solar, wind and geothermal energy applications in agriculture: back to the future?
Bundschuh, Jochen, Chen, Guangnan, Tomaszewska, Barbara, Ghaffour, Noreddine, Mushtaq, Shahbaz, Hamawand, Ihsan, Reardon-Smith, Kathryn, Maraseni, Tek, Banhazi, Thomas, Mahmoudi, Hacene, Goosen, Mattheus and Antille, Diogones L.. 2017. "Solar, wind and geothermal energy applications in agriculture: back to the future?" Bundschuh, Jochen, Chen, Guangnan, Chandrasekharam, D. and Piechocki, Janusz (ed.) Geothermal, wind and solar energy applications in agriculture and aquaculture. Leiden, Netherlands. CRC Press. pp. 1-32
‘High-pH softening pretreatment’ for boron removal in inland desalination systems
Rioyo, Javier, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Bundschuh, Jochen and Lynch, Mark. 2018. "‘High-pH softening pretreatment’ for boron removal in inland desalination systems." Separation and Purification Technology. 205, pp. 308-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2018.05.030
Face-to-face instruction combined with online resources improves retention of clinical skills among undergraduate nursing students
Terry, Victoria R., Terry, Peter C., Moloney, Clint and Bowtell, Les. 2018. "Face-to-face instruction combined with online resources improves retention of clinical skills among undergraduate nursing students." Nurse Education Today. 61, pp. 15-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.10.014
Research on ‘high-pH precipitation treatment’ for RO concentrate minimization and salt recovery in a municipal groundwater desalination facility
Rioyo, Javier, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Bundschuh, Jochen and Lynch, Mark. 2018. "Research on ‘high-pH precipitation treatment’ for RO concentrate minimization and salt recovery in a municipal groundwater desalination facility." Desalination. 439, pp. 168-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2018.04.020
Investigation of ethanol production potential from lignocellulosic material without enzymatic hydrolysis using the ultrasound technique
Kandasamy, Manoj, Hamawand, Ihsan, Bowtell, Leslie, Seneweera, Saman, Chakrabarty, Sayan, Yusaf, Talal, Shakoor, Zaidoon, Algayyim, Sattar and Eberhard, Friederike. 2017. "Investigation of ethanol production potential from lignocellulosic material without enzymatic hydrolysis using the ultrasound technique." Energies. 10 (1), pp. 62-73. https://doi.org/10.3390/en10010062
Gasification of non-woody biomass: a literature review
Widjaya, Elita R., Chen, Guangnan, Bowtell, Les and Hills, Catherine. 2018. "Gasification of non-woody biomass: a literature review." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 89, pp. 184-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.023
Mesoporous activated carbon prepared from macadamia nut shell waste by carbon dioxide activation: comparative characterisation and study of methylene blue removal from aqueous solution
Wongcharee, Surachai, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Erdei, Laszlo and Sanongraj, Wipada. 2018. "Mesoporous activated carbon prepared from macadamia nut shell waste by carbon dioxide activation: comparative characterisation and study of methylene blue removal from aqueous solution." Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 13 (2). https://doi.org/10.1002/apj.2179
A review of strategies for RO brine minimization in inland desalination plants
Rioyo, Javier, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Bundschuh, Jochen and Lynch, Mark. 2017. "A review of strategies for RO brine minimization in inland desalination plants." Desalination and Water Treatment. 90, pp. 110-123. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2017.21439
Energy conversion efficiency of pulsed ultrasound
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal and Bowtell, Leslie. 2015. "Energy conversion efficiency of pulsed ultrasound." The 7th International Conference on Applied Energy - ICAE2015. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 28 - 31 Mar 2015 Netherlands. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.340
Use of macadamia nut shell residues as magnetic nanosorbents
Wongcharee, Surachai, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Erdei, Laszlo and Sanongraj, Wipada. 2017. "Use of macadamia nut shell residues as magnetic nanosorbents." International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 124, pp. 276-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2017.04.004
Investigating natural organic carbon removal and structural alteration induced by pulsed ultrasound
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bowtell, Leslie. 2016. "Investigating natural organic carbon removal and structural alteration induced by pulsed ultrasound." Science of the Total Environment. 541, pp. 1019-1030. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.143
Insights into the scalability of magnetostrictive ultrasound technology for water treatment applications
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Bowtell, Leslie A., Yusaf, Talal and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2016. "Insights into the scalability of magnetostrictive ultrasound technology for water treatment applications." Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 28, pp. 357-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.08.013
Online intravenous pump emulator: as effective as face-to-face simulation for training nursing students
Terry, Victoria R., Moloney, Clint, Bowtell, Leslie and Terry, Peter C.. 2016. "Online intravenous pump emulator: as effective as face-to-face simulation for training nursing students." Nurse Education Today. 40, pp. 198-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.03.004
Tracking ultrasonically structural changes of natural aquatic organic carbon: chemical fractionation and spectroscopic approaches
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bowtell, Leslie. 2016. "Tracking ultrasonically structural changes of natural aquatic organic carbon: chemical fractionation and spectroscopic approaches." Chemosphere. 145, pp. 231-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.11.079
Impact of pulsed ultrasound on bacteria reduction of natural waters
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Aravinthan, Vasantha and Yusaf, Talal. 2015. "Impact of pulsed ultrasound on bacteria reduction of natural waters." Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 27, pp. 137-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.05.007
Low-cost low-enthalpy geothermal heat for freshwater production: innovative applications using thermal desalination processes
Bundschuh, Jochen, Ghaffour, Noreddine, Mahmoudi, Hacene, Goosen, Mattheus, Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Hoinkis, Jan. 2015. "Low-cost low-enthalpy geothermal heat for freshwater production: innovative applications using thermal desalination processes." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 43, pp. 196-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.10.102
Assessing the application and downstream effects of pulsed mode ultrasound as a pre-treatment for alum coagulation
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Aravinthan, Vasantha, Yusaf, Talal and Bowtell, Leslie. 2016. "Assessing the application and downstream effects of pulsed mode ultrasound as a pre-treatment for alum coagulation." Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 31, pp. 7-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.11.028
Renewable energy-driven desalination technologies: a comprehensive review on challenges and potential applications of integrated systems
Ghaffour, Noreddine, Bundschuh, Jochen, Mahmoudi, Hacene and Goosen, Mattheus F. A.. 2015. "Renewable energy-driven desalination technologies: a comprehensive review on challenges and potential applications of integrated systems." Desalination. 356, pp. 94-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2014.10.024
A preliminary assessment of cotton gin waste-mixture co-gasification performance
Widjaya, Elita R., Chen, Guangnan, Bowtell, Leslie and Hills, Catherine. 2015. "A preliminary assessment of cotton gin waste-mixture co-gasification performance." 2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Biological Sciences (ICAEBS'15). Bali, Indonesia 16 - 17 Aug 2015
Evaluating the impact of operating parameters on biocidal effects of pulsed ultrasound in natural water disinfection
Al Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2015. "Evaluating the impact of operating parameters on biocidal effects of pulsed ultrasound in natural water disinfection." Journal of Biotechnology. 208 (Supplement), pp. S17-S18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2015.06.042
Investigating the feasibility and the optimal location of pulsed ultrasound in surface water treatment schemes
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Pittaway, Pamela A. and Bowtell, Leslie. 2016. "Investigating the feasibility and the optimal location of pulsed ultrasound in surface water treatment schemes." Desalination and Water Treatment. 57 (11), pp. 4769-4787. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2014.996771
Energy characterisation of ultrasonic systems for industrial processes
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal, Bowtell, Leslie and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2015. "Energy characterisation of ultrasonic systems for industrial processes." Ultrasonics. 57, pp. 18-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2014.10.003
Improving clinical practice outcomes for nurses with an interactive emulator
Bowtell, Les, Kist, Alexander A., Osbourne, Daniel and Parker, Victoria. 2013. "Improving clinical practice outcomes for nurses with an interactive emulator." 2013 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON). Berlin, Germany 13 - 15 Mar 2013 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/EduCon.2013.6530246
Student focus groups
Gibbings, Peter and Bowtell, Les. 2013. "Student focus groups." Lemckert, Charles, Jenkins, Graham and Lang-Lemckert, Susan (ed.) 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2013). Gold Coast, Australia 08 - 11 Dec 2013 Brisbane, Australia.
Coal seam gas water as a medium to grow Dunalliella tertiolecta microalgae for lipid extraction
Aravinthan, Vasantha and Harrington, Daniel. 2014. "Coal seam gas water as a medium to grow Dunalliella tertiolecta microalgae for lipid extraction ." Desalination and Water Treatment. 52 (4-6), pp. 947-958. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2013.827295
Nutrient removal of nursery and municipal wastewater using Chlorella vulgaris microalgae for lipid extraction
Aravinthan, Vasantha, Story, Nadine and Yusaf, Talal. 2014. "Nutrient removal of nursery and municipal wastewater using Chlorella vulgaris microalgae for lipid extraction." Desalination and Water Treatment. 52 (4-6), pp. 727-736. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2013.826325
Special issue on the Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering—CESE-2012 9–13 September 2012, RACV City Club, Melbourne, Australia
Shon, Ho Kyong, Nghiem, Long Duc, Kim, Suhan, Chiemchaisri, Chart, Aravinthan, Vasanthadevi, Virkutyte, Jurate, Shu, Li and Jegatheesan, Veeriah. 2014. "Special issue on the Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering—CESE-2012 9–13 September 2012, RACV City Club, Melbourne, Australia ." Desalination and Water Treatment. 52 (4-6), p. 555. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2013.827294
Potable reuse of reclaimed wastewater: challenges for sustainable water management
Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2006. "Potable reuse of reclaimed wastewater: challenges for sustainable water management." Enviro 2006 Conference: Building Sustainable Cities. Melbourne, Australia 09 - 11 May 2006 Sydney, Australia.
Interactive emulator system to aid clinical practice outcomes for nurses
Bowtell, Les, Kist, Alexander A., Osbourne, Daniel and Parker, Victoria R.. 2013. "Interactive emulator system to aid clinical practice outcomes for nurses." International Journal of Online Engineering. 9 (S5), pp. 32-37. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v9iS5.2771
Enhancing nursing education with remote access laboratories
Bowtell, Les, Moloney, Clint, Kist, Alexander A., Parker, Victoria, Maxwell, Andrew and Reedy, Natasha. 2012. "Enhancing nursing education with remote access laboratories." International Journal of Online Engineering. 8 (Special Issue), pp. 52-59. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v8iS4.2279
Estimating bio-kinetics for nitrogen source oxidation processes using online measurements in activated sludge
Hoque, M. A. and Aravinthan, V.. 2012. "Estimating bio-kinetics for nitrogen source oxidation processes using online measurements in activated sludge." Journal of Environmental Technology and Construction Engineering. 1 (1), pp. 53-65.
Impact assessment of pumping parameters on groundwater bacterial communities
Shani, Noam, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Rossi, Pierre, Laulan, Guillaume, Ducommun, Pascale and Holliger, Christof. 2013. "Impact assessment of pumping parameters on groundwater bacterial communities." Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 33 (2), pp. 31-37. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6592.2012.01420.x
Using remote access laboratories in nursing education
Bowtell, Les, Moloney, Clint, Kist, Alexander A., Parker, Victoria, Maxwell, Andrew and Reedy, Natasha. 2012. "Using remote access laboratories in nursing education." 9th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV 2012). Bilbao, Spain 04 - 06 Jun 2012 Piscataway, NJ. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/REV.2012.6293148
Development and calibration of bio-kinetic model for surfactant biodegradation with combined respirometric and titrimetric measurements
Aravinthan, V. and Hoque, M. A.. 2011. "Development and calibration of bio-kinetic model for surfactant biodegradation with combined respirometric and titrimetric measurements." Bioresource Technology. 102 (9), pp. 5504-5513. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.08.101
What are smart meters? [Fact sheet]
Aravinthan, Vasantha, Ho, Goen, Gray, Julian, Butler, Reid and Connell, Damien. 2012. What are smart meters? [Fact sheet]. Sydney, Australia. Australian Water Association.
What are smart meters?
Aravinthan, Vasantha, Ho, Goen, Gray, Julian, Butler, Reid and Connell, Damien. 2012. "What are smart meters?" Current. 39 (2), pp. 80-84.
Combined titrimetric respirometer as a real-time sensor to monitor the aerobic biodegradation process of different substrates
Hoque, M. A., Aravinthan, V., Pradhan, N. M. and Sakhiya, A.. 2011. "Combined titrimetric respirometer as a real-time sensor to monitor the aerobic biodegradation process of different substrates." Journal of Applied Sciences. 11 (13), pp. 2299-2305. https://doi.org/10.3923/jas.2011.2299.2305
Investigating the efficiency of thermosonication for controlling biofouling in batch membrane systems
Al-Juboori, Raed A., Yusaf, Talal and Aravinthan, Vasanthadevi. 2012. "Investigating the efficiency of thermosonication for controlling biofouling in batch membrane systems." Desalination. 286, pp. 349-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2011.11.049
Power quality and efficiency improvements for transformerless grid connected PV inverters
Bowtell, Leslie. 2010. Power quality and efficiency improvements for transformerless grid connected PV inverters. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.
Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery
Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2010. "Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery." Gardner, Anne and Jolly, Lesley (ed.) 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2010). Sydney, Australia 05 - 08 Dec 2010 Sydney, Australia.
Investigation of household water consumption using smart metering system
Mead, Nicola and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2009. "Investigation of household water consumption using smart metering system." Jegatheesan, Jega, Shu, Li and Keir, Greg (ed.) 2nd Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE-2009): Waste Treatment: Challenges and Solutions. Townsville, Queensland 14 - 17 Jul 2009
Investigation of household water consumption using smart metering system
Mead, Nicola and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2009. "Investigation of household water consumption using smart metering system." Desalination and Water Treatment. 11 (1-3), pp. 115-123. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2009.850
Comparison between unipolar and bipolar single phase grid-connected inverters for PV applications
Bowtell, Les and Ahfock, Tony. 2007. "Comparison between unipolar and bipolar single phase grid-connected inverters for PV applications." AUPEC 2007: 17th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. Perth, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2007 Australia. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2007.4548098
Animations as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning outcomes in civil engineering courses
Aravinthan, Vasantha and Worden, John. 2010. "Animations as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning outcomes in civil engineering courses." Richards, Larry (ed.) 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2010): Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation. Virginia, United States 27 - 30 Oct 2010 Champaign, IL. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673337
Dynamic analysis of a DC offset controller for grid-connected inverters
Bowtell, L. A. and Ahfock, A. L.. 2010. "Dynamic analysis of a DC offset controller for grid-connected inverters." Duke, Richard (ed.) AUPEC 2010: Power Quality for the 21st Century. Christchurch, New Zealand 05 - 08 Dec 2010 United States.
Direct current offset controller for transformerless single-phase photovoltaic grid-connected inverters
Bowtell, L. and Ahfock, A.. 2010. "Direct current offset controller for transformerless single-phase photovoltaic grid-connected inverters." IET Renewable Power Generation. 4 (5), pp. 428-437. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2009.0043
Modeling urea biodegradation in activated sludge using combined respirometric-titrimetric measurements
Hoque, Muhammad Azizul and Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2011. "Modeling urea biodegradation in activated sludge using combined respirometric-titrimetric measurements." Desalination and Water Treatment. 32 (1-3), pp. 115-125. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2011.2686
How effective is microalgae treatment of nursery wastewater for nutrient removal?
Pufelski, N., Aravinthan, V. and Yusaf, T.. 2010. "How effective is microalgae treatment of nursery wastewater for nutrient removal?" Goh, Steven C. and Wang, Hao (ed.) 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010). Toowoomba, Australia 11 - 12 Nov 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
Microalgae as alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) Engines
Allwayzy, S. H., Yusaf, T., McCabe, B., Pittaway, P. and Aravinthan, V.. 2010. "Microalgae as alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) Engines." Goh, Steven C. and Wang, Hao (ed.) 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010). Toowoomba, Australia 11 - 12 Nov 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
A review of common and alternative methods for disinfection of microorganisms in water
Al-Juboori, Raed, Aravinthan, Vasantha and Yusaf, Talal. 2010. "A review of common and alternative methods for disinfection of microorganisms in water." Goh, Steven C. and Wang, Hao (ed.) 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010). Toowoomba, Australia 11 - 12 Nov 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
Work in progress - challenges in designing an assessment scheme for a diverse cohort of students
Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2010. "Work in progress - challenges in designing an assessment scheme for a diverse cohort of students." Richards, Larry (ed.) 40th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2010): Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation. Washington, United States 27 - 30 Oct 2010 Champaign, IL, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673332
Effectiveness of self-assessment quizzes as a learning tool
Aravinthan, Vasantha and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2010. "Effectiveness of self-assessment quizzes as a learning tool." Engineering Education Conference (EE 2010): Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers . Birmingham, United Kingdom 06 - 08 Jul 2010 Birmingham, UK.
Designing an ideal assessment scheme for dual mode delivery
Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2010. "Designing an ideal assessment scheme for dual mode delivery." Engineering Education Conference (EE 2010): Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers . Birmingham, United Kingdom 06 - 08 Jul 2010 Liverpool, UK.
Calibration of biokinetic model for acetate biodegradation using combined respirometric and titrimetric measurements
Hoque, M. A., Aravinthan, V. and Pradhan, N. M.. 2010. "Calibration of biokinetic model for acetate biodegradation using combined respirometric and titrimetric measurements." Bioresource Technology. 101 (5), pp. 1426-1434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2009.07.012
Can we decode the messages of activated sludge through the respirograms?
Hoque, Muhammad A., Aravinthan, Vasantha and Pradhan, Nishant M.. 2009. "Can we decode the messages of activated sludge through the respirograms?" Water, Air and Soil Pollution: an international journal of environmental pollution. 9 (5/6), pp. 449-459. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11267-009-9238-6
Assessment on activated sludge models for acetate biodegradation under aerobic conditions
Hoque, M. A., Aravinthan, V. and Pradhan, N. M.. 2009. "Assessment on activated sludge models for acetate biodegradation under aerobic conditions." Water Science and Technology. 60 (4), pp. 983-994. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.446
Evaluation of simultaneous storage and growth model to explain aerobic biodegradation of acetate
Hoque, M. A., Aravinthan, V. and Pradhan, N. M.. 2008. "Evaluation of simultaneous storage and growth model to explain aerobic biodegradation of acetate." ISBT 2008: 1st International Society of BioTechnology Conference. Gangtok, India 28 - 30 Dec 2008 Indore, India.
Respirometric and titrimetric techniques for monitoring aerobic biodegradation of surfactant
Hoque, M. A., Aravinthan, V. and Porter, M.. 2008. "Respirometric and titrimetric techniques for monitoring aerobic biodegradation of surfactant." ISBT 2008: 1st International Society of BioTechnology Conference. Gangtok, India 28 - 30 Dec 2008 Indore, India.
Evaporation, seepage and water quality management in storage dams: a review of research methods
Craig, Ian, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Baillie, Craig Peter, Beswick, Alan, Barnes, Geoff, Bradbury, Ron, Connell, Luke, Cooper, Paul, Fellows, Christopher, Fitzmaurice, Li, Foley, Joseph P., Hancock, Nigel, Lamb, David, Morrison, Pippa, Mossad, Ruth, Misra, R. K., Pittaway, Pam, Prime, Emma, Rees, Steve, ..., Turnbull, David. 2007. "Evaporation, seepage and water quality management in storage dams: a review of research methods." Environmental Health. 7 (3), pp. 84-97.
DC offset elimination in a single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic system
Ahfock, Tony L. and Bowtell, Leslie. 2006. "DC offset elimination in a single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic system." AUPEC 2006: 16th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. Melbourne, Australia 10 - 13 Dec 2006 Melbourne, Australia.
Reclaimed wastewater as a resource for sustainable water management
Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2005. "Reclaimed wastewater as a resource for sustainable water management." Thorpe, David, Yadav, Umapati, Snook, Chris and Liang, George (ed.) 2005 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2005). Toowoomba, Australia 15 Oct 2005 Toowoomba, Australia.