Matthew Brannock, CEng, CSci, MIChemE, RPEQ
Dr Matthew Brannock has a wealth of experience in water and wastewater plant design and brine characterisation. He is a very capable modeller with extensive experience using chemical speciation and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models for process simulation both for academic and process design applications.
Matthew holds a PhD in environmental engineering from The University of Queensland. His research saw him develop CFD tools for the design of wastewater treatment and membrane systems. He has published more than 20 papers in respected journals such as Water Research, Desalination and the Journal of Membrane Science.
Following his academic career, Matthew has spent 15 years in the consulting engineering industry specialising in process design of water and brine treatment systems.
Darren Szczepanski, CEng, MIChemE, MIEAust
Darren has many years of project experience in the field of membrane, resin, electrolytic and thermal technologies within the water, wine and dairy industries. His process design experience includes installations in coal seam gas water, acid mine drainage, seawater, potable drinking water, industrial and municipal tertiary effluent, pharmaceutical, brewery waste, NBC contaminated waste and cooling tower blowdown applications.
Darren has worked on the characterisation of water and brine, developed detailed design and functional specifications, and led the evaluation of complex competing process designs from major thermal technology vendors. Darren holds a Bachelor of chemical engineering from The University of Queensland.