Mike is the Director of Johns Environmental Group – a specialist environmental consulting company based in Brisbane and focussed on industrial wastewater treatment and recycling issues. He is a biochemical engineer with 15 years spent as an academic in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UQ and 30 years’ experience consulting on water and wastewater issues of concern to Australian and New Zealand industrial facilities with clients both large and small.
His speciality is providing innovative process design and troubleshooting for complete wastewater plants discharging to rivers, land and sewer and increasingly for high quality reuse. Since its inception in 2001, the Johns Environmental team has become the go-to company for meat processing facilities – Australia’s largest manufacturing sector. Other sectors serviced include tanneries, food processing, munitions, medicinal cannabis, pulp & paper and many others. Installed facilities include anaerobic, anammox and BNR systems.
Mike has been a regular lecturer at IWES courses, and he is regarded as an engaging and inspirational speaker.