Keynote: Using modelling to improve selection and operation of sludge treatment options
Damien Batstone leads anaerobic technology and resource recovery research programmes at The Advanced Water Management Centre. He has published 140 peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters, or books, has over 4000 Scopus citations, and a Scopus h-index of 35. He is professor and a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, and teaches statistics and process modelling into the UQ Chemical and Civil Engineering programmes. Damien is well known for his research into novel processes and anaerobic modelling, and as lead author of the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Model No. 1, Chair of the Physicochemical Modelling Taskgroup (PCM1), and participation in other IWA modelling taskgroups. He is also current chair of the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Specialist Group.