Water Journal : Water Journal December 2012
refereed paper asset management water DECEMBER 2012 93 resistance to acid permeation and effective life expectancy (Valix et al., 2011). Further studies are being conducted on these epoxy resins to identify performance and causes of delamination of these products. Similarly, the effective life expectancy of various sacrificial coatings has been determined and parameters affecting this performance identified. Predictive models to determine effective life expectancy of various coating systems are being developed as part of this project, which will allow industry to optimise their use of these coating systems. Conclusion Approximately four years into its five- year lifetime, the SCORe Project has achieved many milestones and has been able to provide to industry partners many valuable deliverables, some of which have already caused major changes to industry practices and decision making. By developing a greater fundamental understanding of the processes involved in various aspects of odour and corrosion, the water industry will be able to move from a reactive approach for the control of odour and corrosion to one of being pro-active, and take control of odours and corrosion in sewers. Acknowledgements The Authors acknowledge the Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research (SCORe) Project LP0882016 funded by an Australian Research Council Industry Linkage Project Grant and supported financially and in kind by the following key members of the Australian water industry: • Sydney Water Corporation, NSW • Water Corporation, Western Australia • Allconnex Water, Gold Coast, Queensland • South East Water Limited, Victoria • Melbourne Water Corporation, Victoria • Hunter Water Corporation, NSW • South Australia Water Corporation • Barwon Regional Water Corporation, Victoria • CH2M Hill Australia • Water Quality Research Australia • Veolia Water, Australia • ACTEW Water, ACT • Queensland Urban Utilities, Queensland • Yarra Valley Water, Victoria • District of Columbia Water, USA. The Authors also acknowledge the work done by the Research Partners led by the following Chief Investigators and their teams: • Prof Zhiguo Yuan, University of Queensland • Prof Jurg Keller, University of Queensland • Prof Rob Melchers, University of Newcastle • Prof Richard Stuetz, University of NSW • Dr Phil Bond, University of Queensland • Dr Marjorie Valix, University of Sydney • A/Prof Jeffrey Charrois, Curtin University For more details see: www.score.org.au. The Authors Ray Rootsey (email: R.Rootsey@awmc.uq.edu. au) has worked in the water and environment sectors for over 30 years and is Project Manager of the Sewer Corrosion & Odour Research (SCORe) Project. Prior to joining the Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) at the University of Queensland, he was Design Manager of the Pimpama WW & RWTP for Gold Coast Water and then Design Manager of the Gibson Island AWTP for Queensland’s Western Corridor Recycled Water Project. He has worked with Sydney Water as Odour Control Program Manager, Hunter Water as Hunter Sewerage Project Preconstruction Manager as well as many local government and other water authorities. Professor Jurg Keller (email: email@example.com. au) (IWA Fellow, FTSE) is Director of AWMC. He has over 20 years’ experience in water industry research, particularly in biological wastewater treatment, environmental biotechnology, microbial fuel cells and resource recovery concepts. He aims to combine leading edge of research and development with effective industry-relevant collaborations. Professor Zhiguo Yuan (email: z.yuan@awmc. uq.edu.au) received his PhD in 1992 from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. He spent four years at Ghent University, Belgium, before joining the Advanced Water Management Centre in 1998. He has been the Deputy Director of the Centre since 2001. His core set of skills includes mathematical modelling involving both process and metabolic modelling, process optimisation including process control, and project leadership. He has published more than 250 papers, including more than 150 fully refereed journal papers/book chapters. Professor Rob E Melchers (email: Rob. Melchers@newcastle. edu.au) is Professor of Civil Engineering and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at the University of Newcastle. He has a BE and MEngSc from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He was awarded the 2004 TP Hoar Prize (Institute of Corrosion, UK), 2007 Guy Bengough Award (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK) and the Marshall Fordham prize (Australasian Corrosion Association) in 1999, 2002 and 2007 respectively. His research interests include structural reliability and marine corrosion. Professor Richard Stuetz (email: R.Stuetz@ unsw.edu.au) received his PhD in Environmental Biotechnology from UNSW and spent four years in the UK as a lecturer at Cranfield Hertfordshire Universities. He has 20 years’ experience in water and wastewater treatment and environmental biotechnology, with specific research interests in process monitoring and control, bioprocess dynamics and characterisation, and fate of micropollutants in biological systems. He has also made a significant contribution to the application of gas phase analysis techniques for monitoring wastewater and odour abatement systems. References Boon AG & Lister AR (1975): Formation of Suphfide in Rising Main Sewers and its Prevention by Oxygen. Progressive Water Technology 7(2), p 289. Cayford BI, Tyson GW, Keller J & Bond PL (2012): Novel Xanthomonadales Involved in Sewer Concrete Corrosion. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. In publication. Dack P & Finke G (2010): Practical Guide to Odour Control in Sewage Transport Systems. Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, First Edition, September 2011. Freudenthal K, Koglatis J, Otterpohl R & Behrendt J (2005): Prediction off sulfide formation in sewer pressure mains based on the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Mode No. 1 (ADM1). Water Science and Technology, 52, pp 13–22.
Water Journal February 2013
Water Journal November 2012-1