Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TTKD August meeting: Water Recycling – Facts and Myths

Water Recycling – Facts and Myths
Guest speaker - Troy Walker


The presentation will look at water recycling in Australia and around the world.  It will look to answer:

·         What are the different kinds of water recycling?
·         What are the technologies that are used?
·         Is it safe?


Troy Walker is the Technical Manager for Veolia Water in Australia.

He has worked in the water industry in Australia for the past 18 years, working in the operation of water treatment plants, the design and construction of water treatment plants and the manufacture of water treatment equipment.  His speciality is membrane processes such as microfiltration and reverse osmosis, especially in their application for sewage recycling applications.  He has worked on a number of these types of projects in the United States, Singapore and Australia.

He is a native of Sydney, but in 2007 emigrated to Brisbane to work on the landmark Western Corridor Recycled Water Project, which is operated by Veolia.  He lives in Mansfield with his wife and two young daughters.

And yes, he has, and will again, confidently drink recycled sewage.

TTKD Aug 2012 Meeting Flyer

Monday, July 16, 2012

TTKD July meeting: The UQ Solar Array Project

Professor Paul Meredith will share with us his passion for large scale renewable energy, by discussing the amazing UQ 1.2 mega watt PV array project he has recently managed.

Paul has extensive experience in the renewable energy field, and currently is a Professor of Physics at UQ, a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, and a co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics.

We have blogged about the UQ solar array previously, see here. The 5000 panels that make up the array made it the largest flat panel solar array in the country when it opened. Paul might be able to tell us if that is still the case.

Also given the recent changes to the household solar PV feed-in tarrif due to the state governments' back-flip, we will have Garry Willet who works on the solar PV industry on hand to help answer questions about what this means for you and for the future of the solar PV industry in QLD.

As usual the meeting will be followed by supper and conversation. Please feel free to bring along a plate to share. No need to RSVP.

Thursday July 19
7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Kenmore Library Meeting Room