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.
Phytoremediation of PAH contaminated soils.
Biruck Desalegn Yirsaw
Application of nanotechnology and chemical oxidation to remediate oil sludge contaminated soil.
Mineralogical constraints associated with contaminant bioaccessibility in mine and smelter impacted soils.
Carbon sequestration and soil respiration following forest fertilisation in Korea.
Synthesis of iron based nanoparticles using plants and application in oily contaminant remediation.
Environmental toxicity and remediation of insensitive munition compound 2,4-dinitroanisole.
Nitrogen transformation and nitrous oxide emission from organic amendments.
Nutrient amendments and carbon sequestration in soils.
Metagenomics: Screening of functional genes associated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation in contaminated soils.
Development of a formulation of microbial inoculum for field-scale remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Isolation and characterisation of fenamiphos Hydrolase.