Eureka moment for researcher working on hydrogen from WAS

Hybrid technology able to transform sewage treatment plants into low-emissions operations capable of generating energy has earned its developer a Eureka Prize.

University of Technology Sydney researcher Dr Qilin Wang received the 2020 Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher for his work in creating a closed-loop system for hydrogen production from waste-activated sludge (WAS).

His technology, which overcomes the poor organics utilisation and rapid consumptions of produced hydrogen that has hitherto hindered hydrogen recovery from WAS, is being commercialised globally, and could provide major benefits for water utilities.

The Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.

For more information on Dr Qilin Wang’s work, see his ResearchGate page and this video.