Biological Remediation

Current project

VIP Snapshot

Humans have polluted the entire planet with various chemicals resulting in adverse human and environmental health impacts. This research will develop biological technologies for removing contamination from the environment. We will work with nature to address our careless human legacy!

VIP ChallENG research goals

The goal of this project is to deliver a biological remediation option to clean up contaminant source areas in Homebush Bay adjacent to the Rhodes Peninsula to mitigate ongoing distribution of contaminants throughout Sydney Harbour.

    Your research team will:

    • Cultivate and characterise pollutant degrading bacterial cultures
    • Produce a chemical amendment mixture to support bacterial activity
    • Characterise harbour sediment properties
    • Conduct laboratory trials of amendment delivery approaches

    Research Areas:

    • Microbiology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Science
    • Microbiology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Science
    • Bioreactor design
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Bioreactor construction
    • Molecular biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Aquatic chemistry
    • Process control
    Biological Remediation