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Type: Journal article
Title: Establishment of a bioremediation facility in South Australia - research and commercial potential
Author: McClure, Nicholas Charles
Dandi, Cathy
Bentham, Richard H.
Franco, Chris
Singleton, Ian
Citation: Australasian Biotechnology, 1997; 7(6):345-349
Issue Date: 1997
School/Discipline: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences : Soil and Land Systems
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Nick C. McClure, Cathy Dandie, Richard Bentham, Chris Franco and Ian Singleton
Abstract: Centralised bioremediation facilities are relatively common in the U.S.A., Canada and some parts of Europe. Whilst there is a preference throughout most States in Australia for conducting soil remediations on-site, in some cases this is either technically difficult or hinders rapid development which would recoup remediation costs. Remediation of contaminated soil at a remote facility has a number of additional advantages; it allows increased timescales for achieving minimum residual pollutant levels, reduces individual site preparation costs and increases the potential for conducting longer term research projects. This paper discusses the establishment of a centralised commercial and research bioremediation facility in South Australia, describes ongoing bioremediation projects being undertaken and identifies research needs relevant to ex situ soil bioremediation in the Australasian region.
Keywords: Bioremediation, composting, biopiles, soil contamination
Rights: © 1997 Australian Biotechnology Association Ltd.
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