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Bioenergy Support Program - Transition (Research): Project 4C-115
Tait, Stephan. 2017. Bioenergy Support Program - Transition (Research): Project 4C-115. Australia. Pork CRC.

Project report

Enhanced methane bioenergy recovery at Australian piggeries through anaerobic co-digestion: Project 4C-113
Tait, Stephan, Astals, Sergi, Batstone, Damien and Jensen, Paul. 2018. Enhanced methane bioenergy recovery at Australian piggeries through anaerobic co-digestion: Project 4C-113. Australia. Pork CRC.

Project report

Impact of Storage Conditions on the Methanogenic Activity of Anaerobic Digestion Inocula
Astals, Sergi, Koch, Konrad, Weinrich, Soren, Hafner, Sasha. D., Tait, Stephan and Peces, Miriam. 2020. "Impact of Storage Conditions on the Methanogenic Activity of Anaerobic Digestion Inocula." Water: an open access journal. 12 (5), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051321

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Decreasing activated sludge thermal hydrolysis temperature reduces product colour, without decreasing degradability
Dwyer, Jason, Starrenburg, Daniel, Tait, Stephan, Barr, Keith, Batstone, Damien J. and Lant, Paul. 2008. "Decreasing activated sludge thermal hydrolysis temperature reduces product colour, without decreasing degradability." Water Research. 42 (18), pp. 4699-4709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2008.08.019

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Removal of sulfate from high-strength wastewater by crystallisation
Tait, Stephan, Clarke, William P., Keller, Jurg and Batstone, Damien J.. 2009. "Removal of sulfate from high-strength wastewater by crystallisation." Water Research. 43 (3), pp. 762-772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2008.11.008

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Towards a generalized physicochemical framework
Batstone, Damien J., Amerlinck, Youri, Ekama, George, Goel, Rajeev, Grau, Paloma, Johnson, Bruce, Kaya, Ishin, Steyer, Jean-Philippe, Tait, Stephan, Takacs, Imre, Vanrolleghem, Peter A., Brouckaert, Christopher J. and Volcke, Eveline. 2012. "Towards a generalized physicochemical framework." Water Science and Technology. 66 (6), pp. 1147-1161. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2012.300

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The Critical Flux Method for Reduced Filter Membrane Fouling when Monitoring High-Solids Digesters
Tait, Stephan, Carney, Christopher R. and Batstone, Damien J.. 2013. "The Critical Flux Method for Reduced Filter Membrane Fouling when Monitoring High-Solids Digesters." Biotechnology Progress. 29 (4), pp. 1059-1063. https://doi.org/10.1002/btpr.1743

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Breakage and growth towards a stable aerobic granule size during the treatment of wastewater
Verawaty, Marieska, Tait, Stephan, Pijuan, Maite, Yuan, Zhiguo and Bond, Philip L.. 2013. "Breakage and growth towards a stable aerobic granule size during the treatment of wastewater." Water Research. 47 (14), pp. 5338-5349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2013.06.012

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Developing a food waste biorefinery: Lactic acid extraction using anionic resin and impacts on downstream biogas production
Buhlmann, Christopher H., Mickan, Bede S., Tait, Stephan and Bahri, Parisa A.. 2022. "Developing a food waste biorefinery: Lactic acid extraction using anionic resin and impacts on downstream biogas production." Chemical Engineering Journal. 431 (3), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.133243

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Machine vision tools for Smarter Irrigation of dairy pasture and cotton
McCarthy, Alison, Foley, Joseph, Jamali, Hizbullah, Raedts, Pieter and Hills, James. 2022. "Machine vision tools for Smarter Irrigation of dairy pasture and cotton." 2022 Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition. Adelaide, Australia 05 - 07 Oct 2022 Australia.

Presentation

Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2 RRDP2002 Precise real-time automated cotton and dairy irrigation for improved water productivity
Foley, J., Gillies, M., McCarthy, A., Kelderman, S., Eberhard, J. and Shippam, R.. 2022. Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2 RRDP2002 Precise real-time automated cotton and dairy irrigation for improved water productivity. Narrabri, Australia.. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Technical report

Effects of farming systems, tillage, and traffic practices on deep drainage and soil salt loads in the Queensland Murray-Darling and Fitzroy Basins using soil chloride
Silburn, D. M., Tolmie, P. E., Biggs, A. J. W. and Crawford, M. H.. 2022. "Effects of farming systems, tillage, and traffic practices on deep drainage and soil salt loads in the Queensland Murray-Darling and Fitzroy Basins using soil chloride." Soil Research. 60 (3), pp. 262-278. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR21084

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Screening two biodegradable polymers in enhanced efficiency fertiliser formulations reveals the need to prioritise performance goals
Redding, M.R., Witt, T., Lobsey, C.R., Mayer, D.G., Hunter, B., Pratt, S., Robinson, N., Schmidt, S., Laycock, B. and Phillips, I.. 2022. "Screening two biodegradable polymers in enhanced efficiency fertiliser formulations reveals the need to prioritise performance goals." Journal of Environmental Management. 304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114264

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Impacts of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) soil and fertiliser management practices on nutrients and sediment in plot-scale runoff from simulated rainfall
Melland, A.R., Bosomworth, B., Cook, F.J., Silburn, D.M. and Eyles, M.. 2022. "Impacts of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) soil and fertiliser management practices on nutrients and sediment in plot-scale runoff from simulated rainfall." Soil and Tillage Research. 216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.105259

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Simple ETo-Based Rules for Irrigation Scheduling by Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Laos and Cambodia
McPhee, John, Eberhard, Jochen, Melland, Alice, Uddin, Jasim, Dunn, Lucinda, Hin, Sarith, Lim, Vanndy, Touch, Veasna, Sisouvanh, Phimmasone, Somphou, Inthong, Vilayphone, Tounglien, Mounsena, Phaythoune and Ives, Stephen. 2022. "Simple ETo-Based Rules for Irrigation Scheduling by Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Laos and Cambodia." Water: an open access journal. 14 (13). https://doi.org/10.3390/w14132010

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Preliminary evaluation of real-time sensing of harvester losses by machine vision
McCarthy Chery. 2022. "Preliminary evaluation of real-time sensing of harvester losses by machine vision ." 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2022). Mackay, Australia 19 - 22 Apr 2022 Australia. Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. pp. 108-110

Paper

Field measurements of fugitive methane emissions from three Australian waste management and biogas facilities
Reinelt, Torsten, McCabe, Bernadette K., Hill, Andrew, Harris Peter, Baillie, Craig and Liebetrau, Jan. 2022. "Field measurements of fugitive methane emissions from three Australian waste management and biogas facilities ." Waste Management. 137, pp. 294-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2021.11.012

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Improving pasture growth assessment using machine vision
McCarthy, Alison, Raedts, Pieter, Foley, Joseph and Hills, James. 2022. "Improving pasture growth assessment using machine vision." Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2022. Twin Waters 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2022

Paper

Evaporation control using Rio Tinto’s floating modules on Northparkes Mine
Howard, Evan and Schmidt, Erik. 2008. Evaporation control using Rio Tinto’s floating modules on Northparkes Mine. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Technical report

Improving irrigation efficiency by identifying methods to reduce evaporation losses from on-farm storages in the Granite Belt
Schmidt, E. and Scobie, M.. 2012. Improving irrigation efficiency by identifying methods to reduce evaporation losses from on-farm storages in the Granite Belt. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Technical report

Assessment of evaporation mitigation technologies in Queensland
Schmidt, Erik, Pittaway, Pam and Scobie, Michael. 2020. Assessment of evaporation mitigation technologies in Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Government report

Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry
Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn, Noller, Lachlan, Wright, Duncan, James, Christopher M., Thompson, Matthew, Apirana, Steven, Leis, John, Lobsey, Craig and Payne, Allan. 2021. "Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 58 (6), pp. 1915-1919. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35062

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Wastes to profit: a circular economy approach to value-addition in livestock industries
Ramirez, Jerome, McCabe, Bernadette, Jensen, Paul D., Speight, Robert, Harrison, Mark, van den Berg, Lisa and O'Hara, Ian. 2021. "Wastes to profit: a circular economy approach to value-addition in livestock industries." Animal Production Science. 61 (6), pp. 541-550. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN20400

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Biogas recovery by anaerobic digestion of Australian agro-industry waste: a review
Tait, Stephan, Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2021. "Biogas recovery by anaerobic digestion of Australian agro-industry waste: a review." Journal of Cleaner Production. 299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126876

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Yield, profitability, and prospects of irrigated Boro rice cultivation in the North-West region of Bangladesh
Mainuddin, Mohammed, Alam, Md. Mahbubul, Maniruzzaman, Md., Kabir, Md. Jahangir, Mojid, Mohammad A., Hasan, Md. Masud, Schmidt, Erik J. and Islam, Md. Towfiqul. 2021. "Yield, profitability, and prospects of irrigated Boro rice cultivation in the North-West region of Bangladesh." PLoS One. 16 (4), pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250897

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A modified STIC model for estimating crop evapotranspiration
Kelderman, Simon. 2021. A modified STIC model for estimating crop evapotranspiration. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/eprg-sa37

PhD Thesis

Rehabilitating open-cut coal mine spoil for a pasture system in south east Queensland, Australia: abiotic soil properties compared with unmined land through time
Bennett, J. McL., Melland, A. R., Eberhard, J., Paton, C., Clewett, J. F., Newsome, T. and Baillie, C.. 2021. "Rehabilitating open-cut coal mine spoil for a pasture system in south east Queensland, Australia: abiotic soil properties compared with unmined land through time." Geoderma Regional. 25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geodrs.2021.e00364

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The potential for refining nitrogen fertiliser management through accounting for climate impacts: an exploratory study for the Tully region
Biggs, J. S., Everingham, Y., Skocaj, D. M., Schroeder, B. L., Sexton, J. and Thorburn, P. J.. 2021. "The potential for refining nitrogen fertiliser management through accounting for climate impacts: an exploratory study for the Tully region." Marine Pollution Bulletin. 170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112664

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Solutes in runoff under simulated rainfall on fertilised sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) beds: measurements and results
Cook, F. J., Bosomworth, B., Melland, A. R., Silburn, D. M. and Eyles, M.. 2021. "Solutes in runoff under simulated rainfall on fertilised sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) beds: measurements and results." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2021.107343

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Sustainability of beef production from brigalow lands after cultivation and mining. 3. Pasture rundown, climate and grazing pressure effects
Clewett, Jeffrey F., Newsome, Tom, Paton, Colin J., Melland, Alice R., Eberhard, Jochen E., Bennett, John McL and Baillie, Craig P.. 2021. "Sustainability of beef production from brigalow lands after cultivation and mining. 3. Pasture rundown, climate and grazing pressure effects." Animal Production Science. 61 (12), pp. 1280-1302. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN20134

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Sustainability of beef production from brigalow lands after cultivation and mining. 2. Acland Grazing Trial pasture and cattle performance
Melland, Alice R., Newsome, Tom, Paton, Colin J., Clewett, Jeffrey F., Bennett, John McL, Eberhard, Jochen and Baillie, Craig P.. 2021. "Sustainability of beef production from brigalow lands after cultivation and mining. 2. Acland Grazing Trial pasture and cattle performance." Animal Production Science. 61 (12), pp. 1262-1279. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN20137

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Sustainability of beef production from brigalow lands after cultivation and mining. 1. Sown pasture growth and carrying capacity
Paton, Colin J., Clewett, Jeffrey F., Melland, Alice R., Newsome, Tom, Eberhard, Jochen, Bennett, John McL and Baillie, Craig P.. 2021. "Sustainability of beef production from brigalow lands after cultivation and mining. 1. Sown pasture growth and carrying capacity." Animal Production Science. 61 (12), pp. 1246-1261. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN20135

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Smarter Irrigation 2_Foley
Nanka, Annette. Smarter Irrigation 2_Foley. Toowoomba. https://doi.org/10.26192/xwts-z160

Dataset

NCEA Research Project Archive
Eberhard, Jochen. NCEA Research Project Archive. Toowoomba. https://doi.org/10.26192/8qmg-5q96

Dataset

Minimising evaporation loss from irrigation storages
Pittaway, Pam, Hancock, Nigel, Scobie, Michael and Craig, Ian. 2018. "Minimising evaporation loss from irrigation storages." Guangnan, Chen (ed.) Advances in agricultural machinery and technologies. Boca Raton, United States. CRC Press. pp. 289-306

Edited book (chapter)

Biomass production of marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica using biogas and wastewater as nutrients
Herold, Clemens, Ishika, Tasneema, Nwoba, Emeka G., Tait, Stephan, Ward, Andrew and Moheimani, Navid R.. 2021. "Biomass production of marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica using biogas and wastewater as nutrients." Biomass and Bioenergy. 145, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2020.105945

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Lactic acid from mixed food wastes at a commercial biogas facility: Effect of feedstock and process conditions
Buhlmann, Christopher H., Mickan, Bede S., Tait, Stephan, Renton, Michael and Bahri, Parisa A.. 2021. "Lactic acid from mixed food wastes at a commercial biogas facility: Effect of feedstock and process conditions." Journal of Cleaner Production. 284, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125243

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Autotrophic sulfide removal by mixed culture purple phototrophic bacteria
Egger, Felix, Hulsen, Tim, Tait, Stephan and Batstone, Damien J.. 2020. "Autotrophic sulfide removal by mixed culture purple phototrophic bacteria." Water Research. 182, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115896

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Process optimisation of anaerobic digestion treating high-strength wastewater in the Australian red meat processing industry
Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2020. "Process optimisation of anaerobic digestion treating high-strength wastewater in the Australian red meat processing industry." Applied Sciences. 10 (21), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10217947

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A Bayesian approach toward the use of qualitative information to inform on-farm decision making: The example of soil compaction
Roberton S.D., Lobsey, C.R. and Bennett, J.McL.. 2021. "A Bayesian approach toward the use of qualitative information to inform on-farm decision making: The example of soil compaction ." Geoderma. 382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114705

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