Microbial degradation of onshore gas-related chemical compounds

Investigating microbial degradation of gas industry chemicals in soils and aquifers in SA

This project aims to provide information about which chemical compounds are degraded by microbes living in the soils and subsurface aquifers, and the impact on these microbial communities. This data can be used to assess the health of an ecosystem.

The study will enable improved understanding around the biodegradation of certain chemical compounds used in onshore gas production in the south-east of South Australia.

Dry soil and stubble