Solar Energy in Industrial Water Management

Task 62 develops and provides the technical and economic possibilities for applying solar thermal energy and radiation to disinfect, decontaminate and separate industrial process water and wastewater.

Australian Lead

Mikel Duke

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Mikel Duke is a Professor of Membrane Science at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University. Prof. Duke has worked for 19 years in materials and applications research of membrane technology for sustainable foods processing, resource recovery and water/energy saving applications at the University of Queensland, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (UK), Arizona State University (USA) and Fudan University (China). 

In 2007, Prof Duke received a Linkage International Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, and then in 2010 he received an Endeavour Executive Award and the Victoria University Vice Chancellors Peak Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training. In 2016 he received the Anthony Fane Award for his outstanding contributions in membrane science and technology from the Membrane Society of Australasia. Prof Duke has published 179 articles registered by Scopus, attracting 5,341 citations and h-index of 40. He is also a former panel member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts and currently co-editor of the international journal Desalination.

Prof Duke, is subtask C leader for Task 62; Solar Energy in Industrial Water Management.