Centre for Clean Environment and Energy (CCEE)

Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University

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The Centre focuses on innovative chemical, microbiological and nano-technological approaches to understand the effects of pollutants within aquatic environments and soils. CCEE focuses equally on the development of enabling technological solutions for environmental assessment and remediation, and new sources of renewable energy. The Centre’s research team specialises in environmental and pollution chemistry, environmental microbiology, geochemistry, sensing technology, electrochemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology, photochemistry and photocatalysis, membrane science and nanotechnology. The research focus includes: - Chemistry of natural products - Pollutants identification, speciation and migration - Environmental monitoring techniques - Water quality information collection systems - Wastewater source control and management - Functional nanomaterials - Solar energy conversion - Rechargeable batteries.

Website https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-sciences/the-centre-for-clean-environment-and-energy

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Microbiology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Wastewater management
  • Renewable energy research
  • Pollutants identification
  • Functional nanomaterials
  • Environmental assessment and remediation
  • Expertise in innovative chemistry

Facilities and major equipment

  • Solar cell testing suite
  • Photochemical reactor
  • Photoelectrocatalytic testing suites
  • Rotating ring-disk electrode with CHI 760 electrochemical station
  • Microscopes and analytical instruments
  • Sample preparation tools such as vacuum evaporator, centrifuge and freeze dryer
  • Characterisation instruments, including spectrometers
  • Analytical instruments

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff

Address

Room 3.18, Science 1 Building (G24), Gold Coast campus, Griffith University, 4222

Lead researcher

  • Professor Huijun Zhao—Research expertise in photocatalysts, analytical chemistry, water treatment and quality, energy storage

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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