Chin How (Norman) Goh
My interests are in waste management, beneficial reuse of biosolids and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quantification and mitigation. I am a member of IChemE, Engineers Australia, Water Research Australia, CRC for Low Carbon Living and am also on the South Australian Young Water Professionals committee of the AWA.
I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and began my PhD in Water Engineering with the University of South Australia in 2014. My research is specifically focused on the quantification of GHGs from biosolids stockpiles and investigating the potential of carbon sequestration via the existing application of biosolids to agricultural lands.
More broadly, I am interested in the policy and perception aspect of biosolids and how it can affect the potential of beneficial reuse. The big picture view is one that is difficult to fully encapsulate, needing elements of industry, academia, governments, the public, end-users of biosolids and environmental agencies. Its easy to become entrenched in a particular sector not by choice but by the lack of interdisciplinary exposure. Hence, I am taking this opportunity as part of this biosolids committee to listen, learn, interact and ultimately build a more holistic view of biosolids management in order to facilitate the beneficial reuse of biosolids as a commodity not to be squandered.