QAEHS Research Fellow awarded ARC Linkage Grant

10 Jul 2019

Dr Sarit Kaserzon

QAEHS Research Fellow Dr Sarit Kaserzon and Professor Kevin Thomas along with a collaborative team of researchers and industry partners that include: Emeritus Professor Darryl Hawker (Griffith University), Dr Cameron Veal (Seqwater), Dr Michael Bartkow (Seqwater), Associate Professor Andrea Hinwood (EPA VIC), Dr Craig Barnes (Air Services Australia) Dr Janet Cumming (Queensland Health), Associate Prof Rainer Lohmann (University of Long Island, USA) and Dr Ian Allan (NIVA, Norway), have been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant.

The research grant will focus on improved monitoring of aquatic pollutants in national water resources using a new and integrated monitoring approach. The project expects to develop and implement novel passive sampling technologies to monitor a range of water pollutants, specifically toxic ionised organic chemicals of emerging concern. The outcomes of this project will create cost-effective tools to advance the detection of emerging chemicals in drinking, ground, surface and wastewaters. The technology will benefit millions of Australians by safeguarding essential water resources.

The ARC Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. By supporting the development of partnerships, the ARC encourages the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.