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DR David Dixon


  • Water and wastewater treatment



  • Dr David Dixon is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne. Dr Dixon is a member of the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC), a Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council (ARC).

    Dr Dixon is a chemist with over 35 years experience in water and wastewater research. He has considerable expertise in the colloid science area related to the use of treatment processes for both potable water and industrial effluents and to many aspects of sludge management. He has been involved with local and international water authorities and research institutes as a consultant on various water and wastewater issues. 

    Research Activities
    - Environmental engineering
    - Water purification
    - Water and waste water processing and recycling
    - Sustainable technologies



Member of

  • Virtual Journal of Industrial Effluents. Editor of Virtual Journal of Industrial Effluents 2004 -
  • IWA Journal, Water Research. Editor of IWA Journal, Water Research 1997 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1972
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1967

Awards and honors

  • International Water Association Publication Award, International Water Association, 2008
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2004
  • CSIRO medal (Sirofloc Process), CSIRO, 1989
  • Victoria Industrial Prize for the Sirofloc Plant, Society of Chemical Industry, 1981
  • Russell Grimwade prize in Industrial Chemistry, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), 1981



Available for supervision

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