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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 Introdcutory Microbiology and Immunology
NSC1500 Biophysical Sciences in Nursing

On secondment to NCEA 2014-2017

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Administrative responsibilities
NCEA Theme leader for Energy Conservation Management Research Group

Research most recent
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.

McCabe, B.K., Hamawand, I., Harris, P., Baillie, C. and Yusaf, T. (2014). A case study for biogas generation from covered anaerobic ponds treating abattoir wastewater: Investigation of pond performance and potential biogas production. Applied Energy. Vol 114, pp 798-808.

McCabe B.K., Hamawand I, Baillie C (2013). Investigating wastewater modelling as a tool to predict anaerobic decomposition and biogas yield of abattoir effluent. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Vol 1, pp 1375-1379.



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 )