Zenah Bradford-Hartke


PhD. Candidate

Contact Details

Room 808, Chemical Sciences Bldg
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2052, Australia



  • University of New South Wales, BE. Chemical Engineering (Hons 1)/BA (Advanced German Studies)

Research Project

Project Title: Phosphorus recovery from wastewater plants

 Phosphorus is essential for life and a non-renewable resource. Despite uncertainty regarding the estimated timeframe for depletion of world phosphorus reserves, the possibility of increasing prices and dwindling supplies is driving research into options to recover and recycle this essential resource. Phosphorus recovery from wastewater has been proven both technically and economically viable and can be achieved in centralised and decentralised settings. This project considers factors which may favour centralised phosphorus recovery in Australia, and compares the environmental impacts of different phosphorus recovery methods using life cycle assessment.


  • Poster presentation award at the 6th conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society in conjunction with the 7th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (AMS6/IMSTEC10)