Dr Qilin Wang
University of Technology Sydney
Research Field: Environmental Engineering
Dr Qilin Wang’s research has contributed to the development of sustainable wastewater management systems with low to zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Nitrous oxide (N₂O) is a potent greenhouse gas that can damage the ozone layer and can be directly emitted from wastewater treatment systems.
With a global warming potential stronger than carbon dioxide, the development of detailed knowledge and reliable predictive tools for quantifying and mitigating N₂O emissions is extremely important for achieving greenhouse gas-neutral wastewater treatment systems.
Dr Qilin Wang’s research has contributed to the development of tools and biotechnologies to achieve low to zero greenhouse gas emissions in wastewater systems. Qilin revealed that organics in wastewater can cause significant N₂O production from side-stream wastewater treatment systems and developed a model to successfully predict emissions from systems in Australia and overseas.
Qilin’s research enhances our ability to mitigate greenhouse emissions from our wastewater and paves the way for achieving larger scale greenhouse gas neutral wastewater treatment.
Dr Wang’s work has been featured during National Science Week and mentioned on ABC Radio and his public outreach includes lectures to the general community and students.
Dr Qilin Wang received his PhD from The University of Queensland in 2014 and is currently an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney.