Phytoremediation of copper mines tailings at Codelco and Anglo American mines| Fundacion Chile, Santiago, Chile (2005-2007).


Highway and railway batter stabilisation | Fujian and Jiang Xi Provinces; Landfill leachate treatment in Guangzhou | Guangdong Province; Riverbank stabilisation | Guangxi and Anhui Provinces; Treating polluted water in lakes | Yunnan Province.


Principal Technical Supervisor

After finishing Ph.D. in Agronomy at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1968, Professor Paul Truong became the Deputy Head of Can Tho University. Since 1975, he returned to Australia and taught at the University of Queensland. For many years, he  has devoted his life to research and study the applications of Vetiver System (VS) in the field of environmental protection. His  pioneering research on Vetiver grass tolerance to adverse conditions, heavy metal tolerance and pollution control has established the benchmark for VS applications in toxic wastes, mine rehabilitation and  wastewater treatment, for which he has won several World Bank and the King of Thailand Awards and was enrolled in the “Southeast Asian celebrity.” He was also a representative of Queensland in the Australian National Council on research and development methods of plants in saline soil areas, each in charge of plant application programs to combat soil erosion for Queensland. Many his valuable scientific reports have been  published and translated into different languages around the world. Currently, Prof. Paul Truong is in the Director Board of The Vetiver Network International, responsible for Asia and Pacific Region, and the Director of the Veticon Consulting Company (Based in Australia). He has been also  a principal supervisor of Vetiver System Projects at SBTV company since 2011. DOWNLOAD CV