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Professor Bernadette McCabe

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 )

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
National Task Leader for the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Bioenergy Program Task 37: Energy from Biogas

Industry affiliations
Board Director of Bioenergy Australia
Member of AusBiotech

USQ Research affiliations

  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)

Currently teaching courses/programs
On secondment to NCEA 2014-2019

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)
25 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Research Program Team Leader: Energy and Bioresource Recycling

Research most recent
Schmidt, T., McCabe, B. K., Harris, P. W and Lee, S. (2018). Effect of trace element addition and increasing organic loading rates on the anaerobic digestion of cattle slaughterhouse wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 264: 51-57.

Harris, P. W. and Schmidt, T. and McCabe, B. K. (2018). Impact of thermobaric pre-treatment on the continuous anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 134: 108-113.

Schmidt, T., McCabe, B. K., and Harris, P. W (2018). Process monitoring and control for an anaerobic covered lagoon treating abattoir wastewater. Chemical Engineering and Technology. 41(4): 755-760.



Publications in ePrints

Antille, D. L. and McCabe, B. K. and Van Der Spek, W. and Baillie, C. P. (2018) An investigation into the fertilizer potential of slaughterhouse cattle paunch. Transactions of the ASABE, 61 (1). pp. 87-101. ISSN 2151-0032

Harris, Peter W. and Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2018) Bovine bile as a bio-surfactant pre-treatment option for anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6 (1). pp. 444-450. ISSN 2213-3437

Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette and Harris, Peter and Lee, Seonmi (2018) Effect of trace element addition and increasing organic loading rates on the anaerobic digestion of cattle slaughterhouse wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 264 (September). pp. 51-57. ISSN 0960-8524

Harris, Peter W. and Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2018) Impact of thermobaric pre-treatment on the continuous anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 134. pp. 108-113. ISSN 1369-703X

Schmidt, Thomas and McCabe, Bernadette and Harris, Peter (2018) Process monitoring and control for an anaerobic covered lagoon treating abattoir wastewater. Chemical Engineering Technology, 41 (4). pp. 755-760. ISSN 0930-7516

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