Dr Stephan Tait
|Position||Senior Research Fellow|
|Section||Centre for Agricultural Engineering (Operations)|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 2039|
• Anaerobic digestion; biogas production, treatment and use
• Physico-chemical and biological wastewater resource recovery
• Wastewater treatment process chemistry and biological modelling, analysis and control
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
Kazadi Mbamba, C. and Lindblom, E. and Flores-Alsina, X. and Tait, S. and Anderson, S. and Saagi, R. and Batstone, D. J. and Gernaey, K. V. and Jeppsson, U. (2019) Plant-wide model-based analysis of iron dosage strategies for chemical phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment systems. Water Research, 155. pp. 12-25. ISSN 0043-1354
Buhlmann, Christopher H. and Mickan, Bede S. and Jenkins, Sasha N. and Tait, Stephan and Kahandawala, Tharanga K. A. and Bahri, Parisa A. (2018) Ammonia stress on a resilient mesophilic anaerobic inoculum: methane production, microbial community, and putative metabolic pathways. Bioresource Technology, 275. pp. 70-77. ISSN 0960-8524
Astals, S. and Peces, M. and Batstone, D. J. and Jensen, P. D. and Tait, S. (2018) Characterising and modelling free ammonia and ammonium inhibition in anaerobic systems. Water Research, 143. pp. 127-135. ISSN 0043-1354
Yap, S. D. and Astals, S. and Lu, Y. and Peces, M. and Jensen, P. D. and Batstone, D. J. and Tait, S. (2018) Humic acid inhibition of hydrolysis and methanogenesis with different anaerobic inocula. Waste Management, 80. pp. 130-136. ISSN 0956-053X
Skerman, A. G. and Heubeck, S. and Batstone, D. J. and Tait, S. (2018) On-farm trials of practical options for hydrogen sulphide removal from piggery biogas. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 117. pp. 675-683. ISSN 0957-5820