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dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, M.en
dc.contributor.authorWarne, M.en
dc.contributor.authorStevens, D.en
dc.contributor.authorWhatmuff, M.en
dc.contributor.authorHeemsbergen, D.en
dc.contributor.authorBroos, K.en
dc.contributor.authorBarry, G.en
dc.contributor.authorBell, M.en
dc.contributor.authorNash, D.en
dc.contributor.authorPritchard, D.en
dc.contributor.authorPenney, N.en
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationWater Practice and Technology, 2007; 2(4):1-9en
dc.identifier.issn1751-231Xen
dc.identifier.issn1751-231Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/43876-
dc.description.abstractThe National Biosolids Research Program (NBRP) was established by the CSIRO Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research in 2002 in order to coordinate research relating to the benefits and risks of using biosolids for Australian agriculture. Prior to the establishment of the NBRP, research on biosolid use in agriculture had been concentrated in one state (New South Wales), with pockets of uncoordinated activity in other states. The NBRP is a coalition of seven research agencies around Australia, with support from several metropolitan and regional water authorities, and from several state environmental and natural resource management agencies. In terms of potential environmental risks, the NBRP initially concentrated on metals and focussed field experimentation on cadmium, copper and zinc. The research has subsequently moved onto examining potential risks from pathogens, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting compounds and personal care products. As well as potential risks, the benefits of nutrients and organic matter in biosolids on crop growth are also being assessed, with various cropping systems around Australia being evaluated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIWA Publishingen
dc.rights© IWA Publishing 2007en
dc.subjectmetals; nitrogen; regulations; risk; toxicityen
dc.titleAustralia's National Biosolid Research Program - how it came about and what has it discovered?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020076634en
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/wpt.2007.088en
dc.identifier.pubid44815-
pubs.library.collectionEarth and Environmental Sciences publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidMcLaughlin, M. [0000-0001-6796-4144]en
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