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Guy Parker Award Winning e-Journal Paper - Lunch and Learn

Icon of a calendar 16 Jul, 2024 - 16 Jul, 2024 | Small clock icon 12:30pm - 1:00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Webinar

Join us online to hear from Fabiana Tessele, winner of the Best Water e-Journal Paper – in Honour of Guy Parker for 2023. Fabiana will give us an overview of her research and paper: Digital Tool for Driving Circular Economy Outcomes in the Australian Red Meat Industry, followed by a short Q&A session.

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Presentation Topic
Digital Tool for Driving Circular Economy Outcomes in the Australian Red Meat Industry

This presentation will summarise the development of a novel digital tool aimed at facilitating the preliminary sizing and economical evaluation of integrated resource management facilities for wastewater treatment in red meat processing plants. The tool is designed to transform conventional wastewater treatment facilities in these plants into resource recovery plants, with a strong emphasis on enhancing environmental compliance and reducing the overall carbon footprint. Key objectives include the reduction of nutrient emissions, wastewater recycling, waste minimisation, and biogas energy production. The framework for developing this digital tool incorporates considerations of scale, the urgency of wastewater issues outlined by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for Australian red meat processors, and adaptability for plants of varying sizes. By providing decision support for wastewater treatment and waste management, this model aims to assist the red meat processing industry in aligning with net-zero goals through resource recovery and the adoption of a circular  economy.

Meet our Presenter


Fabiana Tessele
Tessele Consultants
Fabiana, a dedicated water and wastewater treatment expert, has spent the past two decades spearheading projects worldwide. With a strong commitment to water, resource recovery, and environmental protection, she believes that inclusive, collaborative, and well-planned water management is crucial for long-term water security. Based in Perth, Fabiana is the owner of Tessele Consultants, specialising in integrated water and energy systems, resource recovery, and Circular Economy Advisory, with clients ranging from water utilities to the red meat industry, fertilisers, and mining. She brings a wealth of experience as a former board director of the Australian Water Association and as a member of the International Water Association’s management committee for the specialist group on anaerobic digestion.

Event Details

Date Tuesday 16 July 2024
Time 12:30pm - 1:00pm AEST
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