School of Engineering and Energy Research

Student research finds that recycling is a win-win for building site waste

July 28th, 2015

Building site waste project, square, small

Murdoch University environmental engineering undergraduates have conducted a small scale research project into construction waste generated on building sites, finding that almost 14 per cent (almost 28 tonnes) of ordered materials are discarded from the average home site and that around 80 per cent of spare materials could be recovered for resuse or recycling.

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Microalgae project propels PhD students in competition

March 16th, 2015

Sofia Chaudry and Ashiwin Vadiveloo

Two Murdoch University PhD candidates have reached the final round of an international competition thanks to their innovative project which aims to cost effectively produce biofuel from microalgae.

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Murdoch announces new Chair of Desalination and Water Treatment

December 1st, 2014

Murdoch University’s School of Engineering and Information Technology has appointed an internationally recognised desalination expert who will boost research activity at the National Centre for Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA).

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Humanity threatening the survival of civilisation

September 23rd, 2014

Australia is overpopulated and too many Australians are preoccupied with gaining material wealth to the detriment of others according to a Murdoch University Adjunct Professor.

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Political uncertainty clouds future of energy

February 18th, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University are investigating how the Federal Government’s efforts to repeal the carbon tax are affecting investments in Australia’s energy sector.

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A better way to calculate solar radiation

October 15th, 2013

New research has revealed flaws in the way that the widely-used Ångström-Prescott equation links solar radiation to sunshine duration.

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Eucalypts give nano-medicine a golden boost

August 1st, 2013

Murdoch University researchers have developed a ‘green’ method to create antibacterial gold nanoparticles for potential use in the medical field with the help of common eucalyptus leaves.

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Can Western Australia get smart on energy use?

June 20th, 2013

A Murdoch University researcher has examined the benefits and challenges of adopting Smart Meters in Western Australia as the state’s peak energy use continues to rise.

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Conference to discuss the green benefits of man-made wetlands

November 22nd, 2012

The use of man-made wetlands to control water-borne pollution will be the topic of an international conference at Murdoch University.

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Modelling to boost urban wind power

September 13th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers hope new three-dimensional modelling of urban wind flows will improve the design and efficiency of small wind turbines in city settings.

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