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GHD Leader Recognised For Resource Recovery In Waste Water Streams

Chris Hertle, GHD
Chris Hertle, GHD’s Australian Market Leader – Water, has received a prestigious international accolade for his contributions to the water sector, particularly in resource recovery from solid and liquid waste streams

Mr Hertle has been named a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA), a global professional organisation focused on equitable and sustainable water solutions.

Election to Fellow status is one of IWA’s highest individual honours, acknowledging people who have “contributed importantly to the advancement or application of water science and technology, bringing the realisation of significant value to society.”

Chris has a special focus on resource recovery from solid and liquid waste streams, including anaerobic treatment systems, thermal systems and membrane technologies. He was involved in the implementation of the first membrane bioreactors in Australia.

At GHD, Chris develops and strengthens client and stakeholder relationships, while leveraging the company’s global network to share water insight from around the world.

Recently, Chris’s work has included de-bottlenecking the Camellia food waste to energy plant to maximise throughput and increase energy recovery in gas engines, and implemented a number of high rate anaerobic treatment facilities at food and beverage manufacturers in Australia which reduced gas consumption on site by 10 to 20 per cent.

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