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Bioreactors for GBR - Cane


Project lead





On-ground work, Research

Case study type


Funding source

Reef Innovation Fund as part of the Queensland,
Reef Water Quality Program

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 January 2018

End date

15 April 2019


Installed a bioreactor bed on a sugarcane farm as part of the Bioreactors for GBR project. The bioreactor bed will be monitored to determine the efficacy of the bioreactor in terms of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) reduction (some targeted pesticide sampling will also occur).


Treatment of irrigation tail water or groundwater in sugarcane production systems in the lower Burdekin, to reduce the amount of nitrogen entering downstream waterways.


(not documented)

Reference ID


Last updated: 20 August 2018

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2018) Bioreactors for GBR - Cane, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation