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Dr Antoine Trzcinski

Dr Antoine Trzcinski
Name Antoine Trzcinski
Position Senior Lecturer (Water and Environmental Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z305B
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1617
Extension 1617
Email
Qualifications BChEng UC Louvain , MChemEng UC Louvain , PhD Imperial Coll
Languages French (accredited translator)
Homepage https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=CLFDIWwAAAAJ&hl=en
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Sciences ( 050000 )
  • Membrane and Separation Technologies ( 090404 )
  • Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) ( 090405 )
  • Wastewater Treatment Processes ( 090409 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 090700 )
  • Environmental Technologies ( 090703 )
  • Separation Technologies ( 400409 )
  • Wastewater Treatment Processes ( 400410 )
  • Chemical And Thermal Processes In Energy And Combustion ( 400402 )
  • Global And Planetary Environmental Engineering ( 401103 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 401100 )
  • Environmental Sciences ( 410000 )
  • Receptors And Membrane Biology ( 310110 )

Research interests
Currently, I am available to supervise PhD students. Please contact me if you are interested to do a PhD on the following topics:

1. Membrane bioreactor (MBR). This can include aerobic MBR (but anaerobic is preferred) for the treatment of wastewater, Soluble microbial products characterization, partial nitrification, membrane aerated bioreactor, combination of baffled reactor and membrane bioreactor. We have a fully integrated MBR system in our laboratory to carry out this research.

2. Effects of nanoparticles on anaerobic digestion trophic groups. Anaerobic digestion is a complex multi-stage bioprocess involving various types of bacteria and methanogens for the conversion of organics to methane gas which can be harvested for energy production. Some recent evidence showed that the addition of some nanoparticles had positive impacts on some microbial communities which resulted in increased methane production during anaerobic digestion, but very little is known about how this is happening and why. This is an interesting topic that can be investigated by a PhD researcher. We have a gas chromatograph to analyze methane, HPLC to analyze various intermediates and a gas chromatograph coupled with mass spectrometry available in our laboratories to carry out this research.

My research interests include: anaerobic digestion, wastewater treatment, sludge treatment, water-energy nexus, biosolids, sustainable bioprocesses, physical and chemical treatment pre-treatments of waste activated sludge, biosorption, AB process, ultrasonication, ozonation, nitrification, partial nitrification, Anammox, molecular biology, Anaerobic membrane bioreactor, aerobic membrane bioreactor, anaerobic baffled reactor, landfill leachate, municipal solid waste, industrial wastewaters, anaerobic biodegradability, solid/liquid separation, forward osmosis, biorefineries, added-value products from organic waste, algal residues, fouling reduction in submerged anaerobic MBR using adsorbents and cleaning strategies (relaxation, backflushing), analysis of soluble microbial products (SMP) on GC-MS, food waste fermentation for biofuels production, biofuels production (biodiesel, bioethanol) and reduction of the environmental impact of biosolids (algae waste, wheat bran, coffee waste, soybean hulls, rapeseed meal): physico-chemical pre-treatments, fermentation. bioconversion of food waste to sugars using fungal fermentation

Professional memberships
Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENV4203 - Public Health Engineering
ENV2105 - Applied Chemistry and Microbiology
ENV4204 - Environmental Technology

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
9 Years

Research most recent
BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Antoine P. TRZCINSKI; David Stuckey (2017). Microbial Biomethane from Solid Waste: Biotechnological process In Microbial Fuels: Technologies and Applications. Eds S. Hiligsmann & F. D. Harzevili. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 9781498763790.

2. Antoine P. TRZCINSKI (2017). Chapter 1: Biological Treatment of leachate in a Submerged Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor In Leachates: Biological Treatment, Toxicological Characteristics and Potential Impacts on the Environment. Ed Maria R. Mattox. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-53612-508-5.

BOOK

1. Antoine P. TRZCINSKI (2017). Saccharification of Food Waste using fungal solid state fermentation and potential applications. 1st Edition. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN-13: 978-1138093720.


https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=CLFDIWwAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Outcomes: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-4681-2015

Citations index: https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=CLFDIWwAAAAJ & hl=en


Research most notable
Bioconversion of food waste to energy: a review, EU Kiran, AP Trzcinski, WJ Ng, Y Liu, Fuel 134, 389-399 166 (2014):
166 citations.

Treatment of municipal solid waste leachate using a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor at mesophilic and psychrophilic temperatures: Analysis of recalcitrants in the permeate using GC-MS
Author(s): Trzcinski, A.P.; Stuckey, D.C.
Source: Water Research Volume: 44 Issue: 3 Pages: 671-680 Published: 2010
Times Cited: 80


Publications in ePrints

Trzcinski, Antoine Prandota (2019) Advanced biological, physical and chemical treatment of waste activated sludge. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL, United States. ISBN 978-1-138-54118-4

Tian, Xinbo and Trzcinski, Antoine (2018) Effects of physico-chemical post-treatments on the semi-continuous anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge. In: Advances in environmental engineering. Environments. MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, pp. 22-33. ISBN 978-3-03897-001-9

Zhang, Dongqing and Trzcinski, Antoine Prandota and Luo, Jinxue and Stuckey, David C. and Tan, Soon Keat (2018) Fate and behavior of dissolved organic matter in a submerged anoxic-aerobic membrane bioreactor (MBR). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25 (5). pp. 4289-4302. ISSN 0944-1344

Trzcinski, Antoine P. and Stuckey, David C. (2018) Microbial biomethane from solid waste: biotechnological process. In: Microbial fuels: technologies and applications. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL, United States, pp. 77-151. ISBN 9781498763790

Tian, Xinbo and Ng, Wun Jern and Trzcinski, Antoine P. (2018) Optimizing the synergistic effect of sodium hydroxide/ultrasound pre-treatment of sludge. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 48. pp. 432-440. ISSN 1350-4177

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Membrane and Separation Technologies ( 090404 )
  • Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) ( 090405 )
  • Wastewater Treatment Processes ( 090409 )
  • Environmental Technologies ( 090703 )
  • Separation Technologies ( 400409 )
  • Wastewater Treatment Processes ( 400410 )
  • Chemical And Thermal Processes In Energy And Combustion ( 400402 )
  • Global And Planetary Environmental Engineering ( 401103 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 401100 )
  • Environmental Sciences ( 410000 )
  • Receptors And Membrane Biology ( 310110 )


Research topics