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Assoc Prof Bernadette McCabe

Assoc Prof Bernadette McCabe
Name Bernadette McCabe
Position Principal Scientist
Section National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (Administration)
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 waste; Biogas; Anaerobic digestion processes; Biomethane potential testing; Waste water analysis; Activity testing and degradability analysis; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Biosolids management

Biological science education; Use of technology in education

Professional memberships
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 AusBiotech

USQ Research affiliations

  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)

Currently teaching courses/programs
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

On secondment to NCEA 2014-2019

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
NCEA Theme leader for Energy Conservation Management Research Group

Research most recent
Harris, P.W, Schmidt, T. and McCabe, B.K. (2017). Evaluation of chemical, thermobaric and thermochemical pre-treatment on anaerobic digestion of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse waste. Bioresource Technology. Vol 244, pp 605-610.

Spence, J., Buttsworth, D, McCabe, B .K., Baillie C., Antille, D. and Carter, B. (2017). Investigation into thin layer drying rates and equilibrium moisture content of abattoir paunch waste. Renewable Energy. Available online 26 June 2017.

Harris, P.W. and McCabe, B.K. (2015) Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater. Applied Energy. Vol 155, pp 560-575.



Publications in ePrints

Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2015) Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater. Applied Energy, 155. pp. 560-575. ISSN 0306-2619

McCabe, Bernadette K. and Hamawand, Ihsan and Harris, Peter and Baillie, Craig and Yusaf, Talal (2014) A case study for biogas generation from covered anaerobic ponds treating abattoir wastewater: investigation of pond performance and potential biogas production. Applied Energy, 114. pp. 798-808. ISSN 0306-2619

McCabe, B. K. and Harris, P. and Baillie, C. and Pittaway, P. and Yusaf, T. (2013) Assessing a new approach to covered anaerobic pond design in the treatment of abattoir wastewater. Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 10 (1). pp. 81-93. ISSN 1448-8388

McCabe, Bernadette K. and Hamawand, Ihsan and Baillie, Craig (2013) Investigating wastewater modelling as a tool to predict anaerobic decomposition and biogas yield of abattoir effluent. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 1 (4). pp. 1375-1379. ISSN 2213-3437

McCabe, Bernadette K. and Hobohm, Carola (2012) Promoting asynchronous interactivity of recorded lectures in blended learning environments. In: 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2012): Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, 25-28 Nov 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

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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 )