16 October 2013
One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and
environmental consulting companies, GHD, has successfully
implemented an innovative multi-barrier stormwater treatment system
for a major mining company at the Port of Townsville in Queensland.
The GHD-patented technology, known as StormDMT, economically
filters stormwater, and is effective for a broad range of
contaminants, including oil, grease, soluble nutrients and heavy
The idea for the technology came from Kostas Athanasiadis,
Business Development Leader – Industrial Water & Coal Seam Gas
in GHD’s Brisbane office, who studied the properties of different
filter media as part of his PhD. He created an innovative
configuration of inexpensive filter media in a cartridge that
removes heavy metals and other dissolved contaminants in a
Matthew Bowler, GHD’s Commercialisation Manager – Innovations,
says, “Our client sought a new way to deal with stormwater runoff.
With Kostas’ solution, GHD put forward an option that nobody else
GHD carried out a trial at the site in collaboration with the
client’s engineering, environmental and operational teams. The
filter exceeded anticipated performance and the client has now
adopted a site-wide solution based on the technology.
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