Prof Peter Scales is Director of Engagement in the School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre. His research interests are in the area of slurry flow, molecular adsorption, particle dispersion and manufacture, particle flocculation and separations technologies.
The application space of his work is to separations and processing in the mining, water, waste water and pharmaceuticals industries where both water recycle and transport of wastes are major issues. In addition to his research interests, he is on the editorial board of four journals, is a Fellow of IChemE and Engineers Australia and has won prizes for both his teaching and research.
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Effect of Bulk Viscosity and Emulsion Droplet Size on the Separation Efficiency of Model M..
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Vane-in-a-Filter and Vane-under-Compressional-Loading: novel methods for the characterisation of combined shear and compression
Eric Hoefgen, Hui-En Teo, Peter J Scales, Anthony D Stickland
Journal article | 2020 | Rheologica Acta
Solid-liquid separation aims to increase the solids concentration. The dewatering extent can be parameterized through the compress..
Effect of Bulk Viscosity and Emulsion Droplet Size on the Separation Efficiency of Model Mineral Oil-in-Water (O/W) Emulsions under Ultrasonic Standing Wave Fields: A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation
Srinivas Mettu, Shunyu Yao, Qiang Sun, Samuel Ronald Lawson, Peter J Scales, Gregory JO Martin, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Journal article | 2020 | Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Ultrasound standing waves can be used to separate emulsions. So far, they have been applied to oil-in-water emulsions with low con..
Wastewater treatment using filamentous algae – A review
Jiajun Liu, Bill Pemberton, Justin Lewis, Peter J Scales, Gregory JO Martin
Journal article | 2020 | Bioresource Technology
Wastewater treatment using algae is a promising approach for efficient removal of contaminating nutrients and their conversion int..
Ozone combined with ceramic membranes for water treatment: Impact on HO center dot radical formation and mitigation of bromate
Khaled Ibn Abdul Hamid, Peter J Scales, Sebastien Allard, Jean-Philippe Croue, Shobha Muthukumaran, Mikel Duke
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Environmental Management
The beneficial effect of combining ozone with ceramic membrane filtration (CMF) to enhance membrane flux performances during water..
Rheological properties of concentrated slurries of harvested, incubated and ruptured Nannochloropsis sp. cells
Srinivas Mettu, Shunyu Yao, Sam QK Law, Zheng Sun, Peter J Scales, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Gregory JO Martin
Journal article | 2019 | BMC Chemical Engineering
Biorefining of microalgae biomass requires processing of high-solids (> 10%) slurries. To date there is little knowledge of how pr..
High pressure dewatering rolls: Comparison of a novel prototype to existing industrial technology
Eric Hofgen, Davide Collini, Robin J Batterham, Peter J Scales, Anthony D Stickland
Journal article | 2019 | Chemical Engineering Science
The optimisation of solid-liquid separation or dewatering processes for more efficient operation and reuse of material streams is ..
A critical control point approach to the removal of chemicals of concern from water for reuse
Peter J Scales, Kaushalya Wijekoon, Christian Ladwig, Adrian Knight, Mayumi Allinson, Graeme Allinson, Jianhua Zhang, Stephen Gray, Michael Packer, Kathy Northcott, David Sheehan
Journal article | 2019 | Water Research
Comparison of physical characteristics and dewatering behaviour between granular and floccular sludges generated from the same sewage source
Konrad Krysiak-Baltyn, Raul Cavalida, Ben Thwaites, Petra J Reeve, Peter J Scales, Ben Van den Akker, Lydia Ong, Gregory JO Martin, Anthony D Stickland, Sally L Gras
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Water Process Engineering
Aerobic granular sludge can improve the efficacy of wastewater treatment in existing sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) compared to ..
The effect of nitrogen depletion on the cell size, shape, density and gravitational settling of Nannochloropsis salina, Chlorella sp. (marine) and Haematococcus pluvialis
Erico G Baroni, Kah Yee Yap, Paul A Webley, Peter J Scales, Gregory JO Martin
Journal article | 2019 | Algal Research
Changes in cell size, density, and morphology of three microalgae were characterized across a batch growth curve in relation to ni..
Compartmentalization of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) solubilization and cake microstructure in relation to wastewater sludge dewatering behavior assisted by horizontal electric field: Effect of operating conditions
Bingdi Cao, Weijun Zhang, Youjing Du, Ruilu Wang, Shane P Usher, Peter J Scales, Dongsheng Wang
Journal article | 2018 | Water Research
Variability of shear yield stress – measurement and implications for mineral processing
A Knight, F Sofrà, A Stickland, P Scales, D Lester, R Buscall
Conference Proceedings | 2017
At high concentrations, mineral tailings exhibit solid-like behavior up to a critical shear stress, the shear yield stress , which..
Small Scale Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Project for a Remote Area
Jianhua Zhang, Mikel C Duke, Kathy Northcott, Michael Packer, Mayumi Allinson, Graeme Allinson, Kiwao Kadokami, Jace Tan, Sebastian Allard, Jean-Philippe Croue, Adrian Knight, Peter J Scales, Stephen R Gray
Journal article | 2017 | Water
Filter Press Performance for Fast-Filtering Compressible Suspensions
AD Stickland, EH Irvin, SJ Skinner, PJ Scales, A Hawkey, F Kaswalder
Journal article | 2016 | Chemical Engineering & Technology
© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. In some batch filtration processes, highly permeable suspensions dewater fast c..
The non-monotonic shear-thinning flow of two strongly cohesive concentrated suspensions
R Buscall, TE Kusuma, AD Stickland, S Rubasingha, PJ Scales, H Teo, GL Worrall
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Abstract The behaviour in simple shear of two concentrated and strongly cohesive mineral suspensions showing highly non-monotonic ..
Lipid Profile Remodeling in Response to Nitrogen Deprivation in the Microalgae Chlorella sp (Trebouxiophyceae) and Nannochloropsis sp (Eustigmatophyceae)
Gregory JO Martin, David RA Hill, Ian LD Olmstead, Amanda Bergamin, Melanie J Shears, Daniel A Dias, Sandra E Kentish, Peter J Scales, Cyrille Y Botte, Damien L Callahan
Journal article | 2014 | PLOS ONE
Effect of sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate on the dispersion stability of ceramic glaze suspension
Suphapan Satchawan, Wimol Naksata, Chairoj Rattanakawin, Sakdiphon Thiansem, Preecha Panya, Ponlayuth Sooksamiti, Peter J Scales, Orn-anong Arqueropanyo
Journal article | 2014 | Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
20 Years of AMIRA P266 “Improving Thickener Technology” - How Has It Changed The Understanding Of Thickener Performance?
PD Fawell, JB Farro, AR Heath, TV Nguye, AT Owen, D Paterson, M Rudman, P SCALES, K Simic, S USHER, JD Swift, DW Stephens
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | PASTE 2009: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings
IM Krieger, HJ Ploehn, TF Tadros, B Vincent, C Zukoski, JWT Lichtenbelt, JW Goodwin, AP Gast, AE Duisterwinkel, HJM Hanley, A Silberberg, DJ Morantz, RG Laughlin, H Wennerström, A Vrij, P Stenius, RJ Hunter, G Cevc, J Lyklema, RD Groot, et al.
Journal article | 1990 | Faraday Discuss. Chem. Soc.
RH Ottewill, RJ Hunter, TF Tadros, BH Bijsterbosch, DA Saville, PJ Scales, SS Dukhin, RL Rowell, TGM Van De Ven, J Lyklema, A Silberberg, R Klein, G Cevc, CF Zukoski, WB Russel, AP Gast, B Vincent, DD Miller, JA Waters, G Frens, et al.
Journal article | 1990 | Faraday Discuss. Chem. Soc.
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Teaching Excellence Award
Frederick White Prize
Teaching Excellence Award
Shedden UHDE Medal
Grimwade Prize for Industrial Chemistry
FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia
FICHEME - Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers