Professor Damien Batstone

Centre Director, ACWEB

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
d.batstone@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69051

Overview

Prof. Damien Batstone is Director of the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology, where he leads environmental biotechnology and resource recovery research programmes. His research work has focused on renewable energy from biomass, production of commodity chemicals from renewable sources, and the water-energy-food nexus, including production of novel chemicals and feeds for aquaculture from gases such as hydrogen.

Anaerobic and Environmental Biotechnology

Our group specialises in processes which use anaerobic (or without air) conversions to produce bioenergy, green electricity, and other high-value products from wastes and other low value feeds.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland

Publications

View all Publications

Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

View all Supervision

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Batstone, Damien J., Takacs, Imre and Flores-Alsina, Xavier (2022). Chemical oxidation and reduction. Generalised physicochemical model (PCM) for wastewater processes. (pp. 55-60) edited by Damien Batstone and Xavier Flores-Alsina. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409832_0055

  • Gillot, Sylvie, Volcke, Eveline, Lizarralde, Izarro, Amerlink, Youri and Batstone, Damien J. (2022). Gas-liquid transfer. Generalised physicochemical model (PCM) for wastewater processes. (pp. 39-54) edited by Damien Batstone and Xavier Flores-Alsina. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409832_0039

  • Flores-Alsina, Xavier, Solon, Kimberly, Feldman, Hannah, Kazadi-Mbamba, Christian, Fernández-Arévalo, Tamara, Grau, Paloma, Jeppsson, Ulf, Ikumi, David, Gernaey, Krist V. and Batstone, Damien J. (2022). Implementation in plant-wide models. Generalised physicochemical model (PCM) for wastewater processes. (pp. 61-76) edited by Damien Batstone and Xavier Flores-Alsina. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409832_0061

  • Batstone, Damien J., Flores-Alsina, Xavier, Kazadi Mbamba, Christian and Tait, Stephan (2022). Liquid (aqueous)-phase chemistry. Generalised physicochemical model (PCM) for wastewater processes. (pp. 5-19) edited by Damien Batstone and Xavier Flores-Alsina. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409832_0005

  • Kazadi Mbamba, Christian, Grau, Paloma, Tait, Stephan, Flores-Alsina, Xavier, Takács, Imre and Batstone, Damien J. (2022). Precipitation and dissolution. Generalised physicochemical model (PCM) for wastewater processes. (pp. 21-38) edited by Damien Batstone and Xavier Flores-Alsina. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409832_0021

  • Samstag, Randal, Wicklein, Edward, Hreiz, Rainier, Laurent, Julien, Wicks, Jim and Batstone, Damien (2022). Fundamentals. CFD modelling for wastewater treatment processes. (pp. 9-36) edited by Julien Laurent, Randal Samstag, Jim Wicks and Ingmar Nopens. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409030_0009

  • Del Pozo, David Fernandes, Batstone, Damien and Wicks, Jim (2022). Anaerobic digestion. CFD Modelling for Wastewater Treatment Processes. (pp. 171-194) London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409030_0171

  • Potier, Olivier, Laurent, Julien, Hreiz, Rainier and Batstone, Damien (2022). How other simulation methods and digital/experimental tracer experiments can be useful for CFD with reactions. CFD Modelling for Wastewater Treatment Processes. (pp. 211-237) London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409030_0211

  • Jensen, Paul D., Astals, Sergi, Bai, Xue, Nieradzik, Ludwika, Wardrop, Peter, Batstone, Damien J. and Clarke, William P. (2022). Established full-scale applications for energy recovery from water: Anaerobic digestion. Resource Recovery from Water: Principles and Application. (pp. 99-140) IWA Publishing.

  • Jensen, Paul D., Astals, Sergi, Bai, Xue, Nieradzik, Ludwika, Wardrop, Peter, Batstone, Damien J. and Clarke, William P. (2022). Established full-scale applications for energy recovery from water: anaerobic digestion. Resource recovery from water. (pp. 99-139) London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409566_0099

  • Pikaar, Ilje, Cruz, Heidy, Hülsen, Tim, Batstone, Damien, Rabaey, Korneel, Jensen, Paul, Avnimelech, Yoram and Verstraete, Willy (2022). Producing microbial-based protein from reactive nitrogen recovered from wastewater. Resource recovery from water: principles and application. (pp. 223-244) edited by Ilje Pikaar, Jeremy Guest, Ramon Ganigué, Paul Jensen, Korneel Rabaey, Thomas Seviour, John Trimmer, Olaf van der Kolk, Céline Vaneeckhaute and Willy Verstraete. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/9781780409566_0223

  • Hülsen, Tim, Carvalho, Gilda, Egger, Felix, Cruz, Heidy, Vertstraete, Willy, Batstone, Damien J. and Pikaar, Ilje (2020). Production of single-cell proteins from organic matter and residual nitrogen. Wastewater treatment residues as resources for biorefinery products and biofuels. (pp. 355-389) edited by José Antonio Olivares, Daniel Puyol, Juan Antonio Melero and Javier Dufour. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-816204-0.00016-3

  • Puyol, D., Monsalvo, V. M., Marin, E., Rogalla, F., Melero, J. A., Martinez, F., Hulsen, Tim and Batstone, Damien J. (2020). Purple phototrophic bacteria as a platform to create the next generation of wastewater treatment plants: energy and resource recovery. Wastewater treatment residues as resources for biorefinery products and biofuels. (pp. 255-280) edited by José Antonio Olivares, Daniel Puyol, Juan Antonio Melero and Javier Dufour. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816204-0.00012-6

  • Fatone, Francesco, Baeza, Juan A., Batstone, Damien, Cema, Grzegorz, Crutchik, Dafne, Díez-Montero, Rubén, Huelsen, Tim, Lyberatos, Gerasimos, McLeod, Andrew, Mosquera-Corral, Anuska, Oehmen, Adrian, Plaza, Elzbieta, Renzi, Daniele, Soares, Ana and Tejero, Iñaki (2017). Nutrient removal. Innovative wastewater treatment & resource recovery technologies: impacts on energy, economy and environment. (pp. 3-39) edited by Juan M. Lema and Sonia Suarez. London, United Kingdom: International Water Association. doi: 10.2166/9781780407876_0003

  • Batstone, Damien J. and Rodriguez, Jorge (2015). Modelling anaerobic digestion processes. Anaerobic biotechnology: environmental protection and resource recovery. (pp. 133-160) edited by Herbert H. P. Fang and Tong Zhang. London, United Kingdom: Imperial College Press. doi: 10.1142/9781783267910_0007

  • Alex, J., Batstone, D., Benedetti, L., Comas, J., Copp, J. B., Corominas, L., Flores-Alsina, X., Gernaey, K. V., Jeppsson, U., Nopens, I., Pons, M. -N, Rodriguez-Roda, I., Rosen, C., Steyer, J. P., Vanrolleghem, P. A., Volcke, E. I. P. and Vrecko, D. (2014). Benchmark models. Benchmarking of control strategies for wastewater treatment plants. (pp. 15-53) edited by Krist V. Gernaey, Ulf Jeppsson, Peter A. Vanrolleghem and John B. Copp. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing.

  • Carrère, Hélène, Batstone, Damien J. and Paul, Etienne (2012). Mechanical pretreatment-assisted biological processes. Biological sludge minimization and biomaterials/bioenergy recovery technologies. (pp. 349-371) edited by Etienne Paul and Yu Liu. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118309643.ch11

  • Paul, Etienne, Carrere, Hélène and Batstone, Damien J. (2012). Thermal methods to enhance biological treatment processes. Biological sludge minimization and biomaterials/bioenergy recovery technologies. (pp. 373-404) edited by Etienne Paul and Yu Liu. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118309643.ch12

  • Angelidaki, Irini and Batstone, Damien John (2011). Anaerobic digestion: Process. Solid Waste Technology and Management. (pp. 583-600) edited by Thomas H. Christensen. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1002/9780470666883.ch37

  • Batstone, D. J. and Jensen, P. D. (2011). Anaerobic processes. Treatise on Water Science. (pp. 615-640) edited by Peter Wilderer, Peter Rogers, Stefan Uhlenbrook, Fritz Frimmel and Keisuke Hanaki. Oxford, U.K.: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53199-5.00097-X

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision