Site Water Resource Strategy (2019-20)

Site Water Resource Strategy (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title:
Site Water Resource Strategy
Description of the project:

Water resource usage onsite is currently managed piecemeal with various service constraints and quality concerns arising in recent years. This project sets out to achieve a strategic plan for managing water as a resource onsite through 4 main tiers; water for addition, direct product contact, indirect product contact and service water.

Identification of water ‘users’ will be required with service pipework tracing upfront. This initial phase will setup the current state for consideration of future risks from both site expansion and general business maintenance perspectives. From here, with interdepartmental engagement, listing the ideal end point for the 4 main water tiers is a requirement before listing capital upgrade projects in stages across multiple calendar years. Within the strategic capital plan, consideration for control of water quality standards is of utmost importance within each of the water tiers.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location:
Korumburra, Victoria 3950,
Description of the project:

Water resource usage onsite is currently managed piecemeal with various service constraints and quality concerns arising in recent years. This project sets out to achieve a strategic plan for managing water as a resource onsite through 4 main tiers; water for addition, direct product contact, indirect product contact and service water.

Identification of water ‘users’ will be required with service pipework tracing upfront. This initial phase will setup the current state for consideration of future risks from both site expansion and general business maintenance perspectives. From here, with interdepartmental engagement, listing the ideal end point for the 4 main water tiers is a requirement before listing capital upgrade projects in stages across multiple calendar years. Within the strategic capital plan, consideration for control of water quality standards is of utmost importance within each of the water tiers.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:
  • Detailed site water map for all incoming water to site alongside internal water networks; including service pipework material, sizing, flow capability and current water users
  • Updated 3-5 year strategic plan for water flow on site including staged capital upgrade and maintenance projects with particular focus on water quality control and asset longevity
  • Detailed solution for controlling foreign matter and dissolved components in water for key areas such as those post-pasteurisation / final product users e.g. product fillers
Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Engineering
Sector:
Dairy
Employment Type:
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2019 to end of February 2020.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
Duration:
12 Weeks
Max number of recipients:
2
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Burra Foods Australia

Burra Foods is an Australian dairy ingredient processor that for over two decades has been producing and marketing value-added dairy products to the global food manufacturing market.
Specialising in creating products that deliver the functional and sensory characteristics of fresh milk, we have significant international market experience and a reputation for being a reliable supplier of high quality dairy products. These include natural cheese, fresh milk concentrates, food preparations, specialty milk powders and fresh dairy ingredients.

Our manufacturing plant is located in the heart of South Gippsland at Korumburra, in south eastern Victoria, and we have offices in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

https://www.gardinerfoundation.com.au/miti/