Converting wastewater to drinkable water

QUT has opened a pilot plant at Banyo to study technology for removing salts from bore water, industrial wastewater and sea water to produce high-quality drinking water.

Researchers are working with Japanese chemical conglomerate Asahi Kasei on a system that uses solar energy or low-grade waste heat produced by industry. The system dissolves salts from water using a membrane distillation system.

Chief Investigators