University of South Australia Opens Multi-Million Environmental Research Facility

State of the art building will tackle environmental issues, including water desalination and crop quality using emerging technologies

Story content courtesy of the University of South Australia

Home to the University of South Australia’s (UniSA) Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR) and headquarters for the national Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), the $20 million building is the Australasian hub for research into environmental risk assessment and remediation, a problem with clean-up costs estimated at between $5 and $8 billion in Australia alone.

“Research in this building brings together experts in biogeochemistry, contaminant chemistry, microbiology, ecotoxicology, environmental engineering and hydrology in a multidisciplinary environment keenly focused on solving real problems and delivering research that makes a difference,” notes UniSA Vice Chancellor Professsor Peter Høj.

Researchers at CERAR and the CRC CARE have already developed a strong national and international reputation for cleaning up petroleum hydrocarbons from Australian Defence sites using green technologies and in understanding significant international problems.

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