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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)
26 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Research Program Team Leader: Energy and Bioresource Recycling

Research most recent
Schmidt, T., Harris, P. W., Lee, S., and McCabe, B. K. (2019). Investigating the impact of seasonal temperature variation on biogas production from covered anaerobic lagoons treating slaughterhouse wastewater using lab scale studies. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7: 103077.

Janke L., McCabe, B K., Harris P., Hill, A., Lee, S., Weinrich, S., Marchuk, S., Baillie, C. (2019). Ensiling fermentation reveals pre-treatment effects for anaerobic digestion of sugarcane biomass: An assessment of ensiling additives on methane potential. Bioresource Technology. 279: 398-403.

Alexander, S., Harris, P. and McCabe, B.K. (2019). Biogas in the suburbs: An untapped source of clean energy? Journal of Cleaner production. 215: 1025-1035.



Publications in ePrints

Alexander, Samuel and Harris, Peter and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2019) Biogas in the suburbs: an untapped source of clean energy? Journal of Cleaner Production, 215. pp. 1025-1035. ISSN 0959-6526

Janke, Leandro and McCabe, Bernadette Kathleen and Harris, Peter and Hill, Andrew and Lee, Seonmi and Weinrich, Soren and Marchuk, Serhiy and Baillie, Craig (2019) Ensiling fermentation reveals pre-treatment effects for anaerobic digestion of sugarcane biomass: an assessment of ensiling additives on methane potential. Bioresource Technology, 279. pp. 398-403. ISSN 0960-8524

Schmidt, Thomas and Harris, Peter and Lee, Seonmi and McCabe, Bernadette K. (2019) Investigating the impact of seasonal temperature variation on biogas production from covered anaerobic lagoons treating slaughterhouse wastewater using lab scale studies. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7 (3 - Article 103077)). pp. 1-10.

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

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