Dr Mike Johns
Director at Johns EnvironmentalPresenter Bio
Mike is the Director of Johns Environmental and has 30 years experience consulting on water and wastewater issues of concern to Australian meat processing and rendering facilities. He has overseen the design and construction of 16 Covered Anaerobic Lagoons with biogas recovery and several biological nutrient removal plants. Recent work includes a review of struvite precipitation for phosphorus recovery and a demonstration Anaerobic Nitrogen Removal (AAR) or Anammox system at an Australian meat plant.
From 1993 until 2011 Mike was technical adviser to the red meat industry’s environmental R&D program. Among projects he assisted were the meat processing environmental benchmarking projects and technical support for industry submissions on the carbon pricing mechanism (carbon tax) – which is again rearing its head.
Mike’s formal qualifications include a BTech and PhD in biochemical engineering from Massey University, New Zealand. He was Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland until 2000 and conducted research into biological nitrogen removal from wastewater and industrial crystallisation technologies including struvite.
Cost analysis – DAF versus Tricanters on waste steams Chair: Anthony Naticchia, ARA Director
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