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Professor Bernadette McCabe

Name Bernadette McCabe
Position Principal Scientist
Section Centre for Agricultural Engineering (Operations)
Office P9-104
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1623
Extension 1623
Email
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Sydney , GCertTT&L USQ , PhD Western Sydney

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 060599 )
  • Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090499 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090799 )
  • Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified ( 100199 )
  • Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified ( 300199 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401199 )
  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 310799 )
  • Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400499 )
  • Chemical Engineering ( 400400 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 401100 )
  • Agricultural Biotechnology ( 300100 )
  • Microbiology ( 310700 )

Research interests
Energy and resource recovery of agro-industrial waste; Biogas; Anaerobic digestion processes; Agricultural energy independence; Biomethane potential testing; Waste water analysis; Activity testing and degradability analysis; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Biosolids and digestate management; regional circular economy

Professional memberships
Member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts
National Task Leader for the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Bioenergy Program Task 37: Energy from Biogas

Industry affiliations
Member of Bioenergy Australia
Member of Life Sciences Queensland

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Currently teaching courses/programs
On secondment to NCEA 2014-2022

Teaching 2011-2013
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use
BIO8412 Biotechnology for Sustainable Systems
BIO1100 Biology Concepts
BIO1104 Introductory Microbiology and Immunology
NSC1500 Biophysical Sciences in Nursing

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
29 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Research Program Team Leader: Energy and Bioresource Recycling

Research most recent
Harris, P.W and McCabe, B.K (2020). Process optimisation of anaerobic digestion treating high strength wastewater in the Australian Red Meat Processing industry. Applied Sciences. DOI: 10.3390/app10217947.

Hill, A., Tait, S., Baillie, C., Virdis, B., McCabe, B., (2020). Microbial electrochemical sensors for volatile fatty acid measurement in high strength wastewaters: A review. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2020.112409

McCabe B.K, Harris P.W, Antille D.L, Schmidt T., Lee S., Hill A. & Baillie C. (2020). Toward profitable and sustainable bioresource management in the Australian red meat processing industry: A critical review and illustrative case study, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2020.1712310



Publications in ePrints

Tait, Stephan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0816-8911 and Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2021) Biogas recovery by anaerobic digestion of Australian agro-industry waste: a review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 299:126876. ISSN 0959-6526

Ramirez, Jerome and McCabe, Bernadette and Jensen, Paul D. and Speight, Robert and Harrison, Mark and van den Berg, Lisa and O'Hara, Ian (2021) Wastes to profit: a circular economy approach to value-addition in livestock industries. Animal Production Science, 61 (6). pp. 541-550. ISSN 1836-0939

Hill, Andrew and Tait, StephanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0816-8911 and Baillie, Craig and Virdis, Bernardino and McCabe, Bernadette (2020) Microbial electrochemical sensors for volatile fatty acid measurement in high strength wastewaters: A review. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 165:112409. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0956-5663

Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2020) Process optimisation of anaerobic digestion treating high-strength wastewater in the Australian red meat processing industry. Applied Sciences, 10 (21):7947. pp. 1-17.

McCabe, Bernadette K. and Harris, Peter W. and Antille, Diogenes and Schmidt, Thomas and Lee, Seonmi and Hill, Andrew and Baillie, Craig (2020) Toward profitable and sustainable bioresource management in the Australian red meat processing industry: a critical review and illustrative case study. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (22). pp. 2415-2439. ISSN 1064-3389

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 060599 )
  • Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090499 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090799 )
  • Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified ( 100199 )
  • Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified ( 300199 )
  • Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401199 )
  • Microbiology not elsewhere classified ( 310799 )
  • Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400499 )
  • Chemical Engineering ( 400400 )
  • Environmental Engineering ( 401100 )
  • Agricultural Biotechnology ( 300100 )
  • Microbiology ( 310700 )


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