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David Cook


David Cook is a Senior Scientist, Water Treatment and Distribution Research, Australian Water Quality Centre, SA Water Corporation.

David has been investigating water quality issues associated with drinking water treatment processes and distribution systems since 1997.

Through the participation and management of laboratory and pilot scale projects, David has gained experience in the following areas:
  • Natural organic matter removal
  • Optimisation of disinfection strategies (chlorination, chloramination and ozonation)
  • Impact of source water quality on water treatment plant process performance and distribution system water quality management
  • Removal of algal metabolites with powdered activated carbon
  • Membrane process, particularly nanofiltration and reverse osmosis

David regularly provides advice to SA Water and other water utilities regarding drinking water treatment and has presented outcomes of research at national and international conferences and in scientific journals.