Welcome to UNSW Odour Laboratory
Dr Radosław Barczak
Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) in collaboration with University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
Dr Radosław Barczak is currently a visiting academic at the UNSW Odour Laboratory and will be in Sydney until October 2016. He is a fellow of the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development.
His project “OdourCOB – Odour Characterization of Odorants from Biosolids” aims to identify the major contributing nuisance odorants produced from wastewater biosolids.
Odour and Odorant Workshop - Sydney, Australia, 14 - 15 August 2012
This two day intensive workshop provides participants with practical training on conducting odour and odorant sample collection and analysis, along with an understanding of key issues related to sample collection, storage, and analysis. Due to its hands-on focus, this workshop will be restricted to six participants only. Register now
PhD Scholarships/Study Opportunities
Olfactory characterisation of odours for optimising impact assessment
ARC Discovery project aims to apply a range of pattern recognition techniques, from simple statistical to chemometric analysis techniques in order to optimise the chemical characterisation of odorous emissions.
Optimal management of corrosion and odour problems in sewer systems
ARC Linkage project aims to develop a thorough understanding of all processes leading to odour and corrosion in sewers, along with efficient methods of control. There will be a large focus on the optimisation and characterisation of existing technologies, as well as development of effective novel solutions. The project is collaborative project between University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle and University of Sydney.
Interdisciplinary greenhouse gas assessment – nitrous oxide emissions from marine wastewater disposal
This ARC Discovery project will apply a combination of field surveys, laboratory experiments, hydrodynamic modelling and life cycle assessment methods to address a key knowledge gaps in our current understanding of full life cycle N2O emissions from wastewater management practices. This research will facilitate more accurate assessments of the international water sector’s ‘carbon footprint’ and will ultimately enable sustainable management of the sector on a global scale.