Water and Food

Our research in the area of Water and Food focuses on the following:

  • Provide safe drinking water to the public.
  • Collecting, treating and disposing of wastewater in a sanitary and sustainable manner.
  • Reducing, recycling, treatment and disposal of solid wastes in a sanitary and sustainable manner.
  • Recovering resources from wastes.
  • Minimising the impact of human activity on the environment and protecting natural resources and the diversity of life.

Key research projects in this area:

  • Plant protein recovery from waste plant material
  • High value compounds from bread waste
  • Water treatment plant coagulation and flocculation trials and fluid dynamics modelling
  • Fermentation as a new industrial approach for the comprehensive utilisation of livestock bone
  • Tatua fermented dairy ingredient development

Academic staff researching in this area: