Barry Heffernan received his PhD for innovative work on the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor. Barry is one of the inventors of MABR control system, OxyMem’s foundation IP.
Barry worked 7 years for Biothane (Veolia), a pioneer of anaerobic wastewater treatment and a high growth business. As Biothane’s Technical Manager, he led research, development, and implementation of the cutting-edge technologies like the anaerobic membrane reactor, municipal anaerobic sludge blanket reactor, calcium precipitation system, sulphur scrubber, and struvite precipitation processes.
For the last 10 years, he has designed and optimised the performance of numerous anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment processes in various climates around the world. He has broad experience in process engineering, the design of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, project management, renewable energy, and sustainable technology.