Pierre Le-Clech is an Associate Professor at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales. He has been studying membrane processes since 1999, with emphasis on fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs).
Pierre recently led a team of researchers focusing on the development of guidelines for the validation of MBR for water recycling through the NatVal project funded by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence (AWRCoE). This work involved intensive sampling of multiple MBR sites and the use of advanced characterization techniques. An important outcome were default performance credits that have been recognized by several state health departments and will be incorporated in national guideline documentation to be finalised by AWRCoE in mid 2017.