Soil management and remediation

Aligned to the Cleaning Up program students are investigating technologies, indicators and strategies for the management and remediation of contaminated soil. They also investigate ways to address the limitations of existing assessment and remediation technologies as applied to Australia’s unique soils environment.

Anithadevi Sivaram

Phytoremediation of PAH contaminated soils.

Biruck Desalegn Yirsaw

Application of nanotechnology and chemical oxidation to remediate oil sludge contaminated soil.

Cameron Ollson

Mineralogical constraints associated with contaminant bioaccessibility in mine and smelter impacted soils.

Jaeyeob Jeong

Carbon sequestration and soil respiration following forest fertilisation in Korea.

Zhiqiang Wang

Synthesis of iron based nanoparticles using plants and application in oily contaminant remediation.

Prasath Annamalai

Environmental toxicity and remediation of insensitive munition compound 2,4-dinitroanisole.

Ramya Thangarajan

Nitrogen transformation and nitrous oxide emission from organic amendments.

Saikat Chowdhury

Nutrient amendments and carbon sequestration in soils.

Samuel Aleer

Metagenomics: Screening of functional genes associated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation in contaminated soils.

Saranya Kuppusamy

Development of a formulation of microbial inoculum for field-scale remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Logeshwaran Panneerselvan

Isolation and characterisation of fenamiphos Hydrolase.