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Nuisance and harmful algae researchers Rita Henderson and Andrea Gonzalez-Torres, together with collaborators from Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic have published a paper titled “ The impact of cell...
Florence Choo was presented with the 2019 Student Water Prize at the Water Associations awards ceremony, held during OzWater'19 in Melbourne. Florence was recognised for her outstanding work focusing on...
AOM Lab leader A/Prof. Rita Henderson and PhD student, Mrs Zijun Zhang attended and presented their most recent research work in the 2 nd IWA Conference on Algal Technologies for...

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The aim of the Algae & Organic Matter Laboratory (AOM Lab) is to combine fundamental scientific understanding of the biological and physicochemical properties of microalgal and organic matter systems with the latest engineering technology, to provide sustainable solutions for a) the treatment of microalgae and organic matter in the water industry and b) the application of microalgae as a resource in the biotechnology industry. We are primarily concerned with the development and optimisation of advanced characterisation techniques; separation technologies, including coagulation-flocculation, oxidation, flotation and membrane processes; and monitoring methods, particularly those that can be applied in situ.