Virotec at 16: innovation and research in environmental science

Fergusson, Lee (2016) Virotec at 16: innovation and research in environmental science. Virotec Technical Series No. 3. Prana World Publishing, Oxenford, Australia. ISBN 978-0-9872633-2-2


Abstract

Virotec has been an innovator in environmental science and industrial sustainability since 2000. This book documents some of the peer-reviewed published research on the technological developments introduced by Virotec in the 16 years since its inception. These breakthroughs have been mostly linked to the modification and beneficial reuse of alumina refinery residue (ARR), first articulated to Virotec in 1999 by the late Dr David McConchie and his research team at Southern Cross University in New South Wales. Except research in Chapter Ten which deploys soil washing and Chapter Fourteen which explores ozofractionation, every project in this book to some degree harnesses the unique chemical and physical properties of modified ARR, making this book a valuable source document for those interested in ARR beneficiation, industrial sustainability and their relation to environmental science. However, since the mid-2000s, Virotec has also championed a number of other technologies and applications, including: 1) coal seam gas dam revegetation: 2) rapid sequestro-degradation; 3) soil washing; 4) building demolition and site remediation; 5) coal-fired power plant waste treatment; and 6) landfill environmental management, which today form part of its suite of environmental options.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2019 04:23
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 05:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virotec, environmental science, alumina refinery residue, environmental sustainability
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410499 Environmental management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36925

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