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Dr Stephan Tait

Dr Stephan Tait
Name Stephan Tait
Position Senior Research Fellow
Section Centre for Agricultural Engineering (Operations)
Office P9-134
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2039
Extension 2039
Qualifications PhD Qld

Research interests
• Anaerobic digestion; biogas production, treatment and use
• Physico-chemical and biological wastewater resource recovery
• Wastewater treatment process chemistry and biological modelling, analysis and control

Professional memberships
2016–Current Registered Professional Engineer (Chemical) of Queensland (RPEQ)
2011–Current Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Chartered Chemical Engineer

USQ Research affiliations

  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)

Research most recent
Kazadi Mbamba C, Lindblom E, Flores-Alsina X, Tait S, Anderson S, Saagi R, Batstone DJ, Gernaey KV, Jeppsson U. (2019). Plant wide model-based analysis of iron dosage strategies for chemical phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment systems. Water Research. Accepted 25 January 2019.

Buhlmann CH, Mickan B.S., Jenkins SN, Tait S, Kahandawala TKA, Bahri PA. (2019). Ammonia stress on a resilient mesophilic anaerobic inoculum: Methane production, microbial community, and putative metabolic pathways. Biores. Technol., 275:70-77.

Yap SD, Astals S, Lu Y., Peces, M., Jensen PD, Batstone DJ, Tait S. (2018). Humic acid inhibition of hydrolysis and methanogenesis with different anaerobic inocula. Waste Management. 80 (2018) 130–136.

Research most notable
Astals S, Batstone DJ, Tait S and Jensen PD. (2015). Development and validation of a rapid test for anaerobic inhibition and toxicity. Water Research. 81: 208-215.

Astals S, Musenze RS, Bai X, Tannock S, Tait S, Pratt S, Jensen PD. (2015). Anaerobic co-digestion of pig manure and algae: Impact of intracellular algal products recovery on co-digestion performance. Biores. Technol., 181: 97-104.

Mehta CM, Khunjar WW, Nguyen V, Tait S and Batstone DJ. (2015). Technologies to recover nutrients from waste streams: A Critical Review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 45(4): 385-427.

Batstone DJ, Tait S and Starrenburg D. (2009). Estimation of hydrolysis parameters in full-scale anaerobic digesters. Biotech. Bioeng. 102(5): 1513-1520.

Tait S, Clarke WP, Keller J and Batstone DJ. (2009). Removal of sulfate from high-strength wastewater by crystallisation. Water Research. 43(3): 762-772.

Dwyer J, Starrenburg D, Tait S, Barr K, Batstone DJ and Lant PA. (2008). The impact of thermal hydrolysis operating temperature on colour production and biodegradability of waste activated sludge. Water Research 42(18): 4699-4709.

Publications in ePrints

Tait, Stephan and Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2021) Biogas recovery by anaerobic digestion of Australian agro-industry waste: a review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 299:126876. ISSN 0959-6526

Herold, Clemens and Ishika, Tasneema and Nwoba, Emeka G. and Tait, Stephan and Ward, Andrew and Moheimani, Navid R. (2021) Biomass production of marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica using biogas and wastewater as nutrients. Biomass and Bioenergy, 145:105945. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0961-9534

Buhlmann, Christopher H. and Mickan, Bede S. and Tait, Stephan and Renton, Michael and Bahri, Parisa A. (2021) Lactic acid from mixed food wastes at a commercial biogas facility: Effect of feedstock and process conditions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 284:125243. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0959-6526

Egger, Felix and Hulsen, Tim and Tait, Stephan and Batstone, Damien J. (2020) Autotrophic sulfide removal by mixed culture purple phototrophic bacteria. Water Research, 182:115896. pp. 1-15. ISSN 0043-1354

Hill, Andrew and Tait, Stephan and Baillie, Craig and Virdis, Bernardino and McCabe, Bernadette (2020) Microbial electrochemical sensors for volatile fatty acid measurement in high strength wastewaters: A review. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 165:112409. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0956-5663

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