Dr Roger O'Halloran: researching online water quality monitoring
Dr Roger O'Halloran is leading online water quality monitoring research.
1 September 2009 | Updated 14 October 2011
Dr Roger O'Halloran is leading CSIRO’s involvement in the South East Queensland Water Quality Information Collection System Project.
Research topics of special interest include:
online monitoring of sewage and waste streams
tracking water parcel movement through pipelines
detection of contamination and cross connections
microbial corrosion of copper plumbing.
Dr O’Halloran’s background is in analytical chemistry and online monitoring technology.
He was previously Principal Chemist with the Victorian Environment Protection Authority, Australia and subsequently with Melbourne Water, Australia.
Dr O'Halloran commenced with CSIRO in 1990, where he developed and commercialised the Sewer Sentinel effluent monitoring system.
Dr O'Halloran is leading CSIRO’s involvement in the South East Queensland Water Quality Information Collection System Project.
Dr O'Halloran has done extensive research funded by the International Copper Association on the role of microorganisms in corrosion of copper plumbing.
He recently completed an Ammerican Water Works Association Research Foundation project to develop water distribution system contamination detection techniques, and is currently researching methods to track water flow through pipelines.
Dr O’Halloran has been awarded a:
Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1973
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, also from the University of Melbourne in 1978.
Dr O’Halloran is the author of:
20 journal articles
two book chapters
30 conference papers.
Dr O’Halloran is a member of:
Australian Water Association
Technical assessor with National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia.
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