Murdoch student wins undergrad water prize January 11, 2012 Environmental Science Honours student, Raphael Flavigny, won the Australian Water Association undergraduate Water Prize at the WA Water Awards. He beat other students from West Australian universities to win the first prize of a fully paid trip to Sydney to attend Ozwater 12, Australia's national water conference and exhibition. Mr Flavigny said he was overjoyed at winning the award for his research on ammonia recovery from wastewater using a microbial electrolysis cell. “I felt really privileged to have been working at Murdoch University which has provided me with the opportunity to pursue my honours in very good conditions. I received great support from both my supervisors and was able to focus on my research over this last year which helped me to receive this award,” he said. “It was very exiting to receive the award, and it is with great pleasure that I will be presenting my project and representing Murdoch University in Sydney this year." Supervisor Dr Goen Ho said the award was well deserved. “I am proud of Raphael's achievement. He has carried out an excellent project in an emerging research field of converting organic waste into electrons (electricity), and in his honours project using the electrons to recover and recycle ammonia from wastewater.” The WA Water Awards encourages and rewards students for excellence in water studies and research. Mr Flavigny was chosen for the quality of the project, innovation and originality and relevance of the project to the water industry. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, School of Environmental Science Tags: australian water association undergraduate water prize, environmental science, goen ho, microbial electrolysis cell, ozwater 12, raphael flavigny, wa water awards Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!