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Find out more about the work we do through the case studies below. Filter by science discipline for more specific results.

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Innovative techniques for removing nitrate from groundwater

Woodchip can help reduce nitrate in water systems, through building woodchip bioreactors and through installation of woodchip permeable ‘walls’ buried into groundwater. 

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Uncovering hidden water systems

Groundwater modelling can help us understand and manage our aquifers.

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Up in steam: ESR scientists reveal what's really in vape liquid

A groundbreaking vaping study indicates harmful bacteria, substances and chemicals are lurking in some vape products and are not being accurately reported on packaging.

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The evolution of synthetic cannabinoids

The evolution of synthetic cannabinoids over the last five years has been rapidly changing. Synthetic cannabinoids such as AMB-FUBINACA, not seen in New Zealand prior to 2016, is now the most prevalent synthetic cannabinoid in the country.

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