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Current Projects & Collaborations

Current Projects & Collaborations

ChemCentre works with many other agencies and organisations, bringing our expertise in chemistry to a range of projects that protect the community and support sustainable development. Our major collaborations are summarised here.

Project Collaborators Timing Focus ChemCentre contact
Mine Pit Lakes -Their Characterisation and Assessment for In-Situ Metal Recovery Opportunities and Cost-effective Environmental Management Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA); Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE); CSIRO; MBS Environmental; DMIRS; DWER: and mining companies from iron ore, gold and base metals commodities 2018-2020 Sustainable industry and Environment Dr Silvia Black
Establishing Leaching Environmental Impact Assessment Tools (LEAF) in the Development of a WA Framework for By-product Re-use and Classification MRIWA; Alcoa; Iluka; Aroona Alliance (Water Corporation); MBS Environmental; DWER; and DMIRS 2016-2018 Sustainable industry Dr Silvia Black
A Study of Nano Diesel Particulate Matter (nDPM) Behaviour and Physico-chemical Changes in Underground Hard Rock Mines in Western Australia MRIWA; DMIRS; MIAC (Mining Industry Advisory Committee) nDPM Work Group; Curtin University (School of Public Health and WA School of Mines); BBE Consulting Australasia; Queensland University of Technology; AngloGold Ashanti; Barminco; the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)
 
2016-2018 Sustainable industry and Occupational Health and Safety DrSilvia Black
Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) Source Apportionment in Port Hedland: Phase One Pilbara Port Authority; MBS Environmental; 2017-18 Sustainable industry and environment Dr Silvia Black
Validation and Standardisation of Sequential Leaching Tests to Better Predict the Impact of Mining on Ground and Surface Water Quality MRIWA; BHP; MBS Environmental; DWER; and DMIRS 2015-2018 Sustainable industry Dr Silvia Black
Validation and Standardisation of Sequential Leaching Tests to Better Predict the Impact of Mining on Ground and Surface Water Quality – Phase 2 MRIWA; BHP; FMG; Rio Tinto; CRC CARE; MBS Environmental; DWER; and DMIRS 2019-2021 Sustainable industry Dr Silvia Black
Environmental Research – Saline Leaching Study FMG; MBS Environmental 2015-2018 Sustainable industry and Environment Dr Silvia Black
Eric Singleton Wetland Data Analysis CRC for Water Sensitive Cities; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA); UWA 2018-2019 Sustainable industry and Environment Dr Silvia Black
Certifiable compositional chemistry that promotes sustainable growth in
market value for iconic WA honey
floral brands.
 
Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products (Honey CRC); Bee Industry Council of WA (BICWA);
WA Farmers Federation (WAFF);
Department for Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD);
University of Western Australia (UWA);
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA)
2016-2022 Sustainable industry Ken Dods
Industry standards optimising storage and supply volume of WA mono-floral honey Cooperative Research Centre Fighting Food Waste (Fighting Food Waste CRC)
DPIRD; BICWA;
WAFF
 
2017-2021 Sustainable industry Ken Dods
Certified distributor driven outcomes that drive export sustainability for the WA honey industry Fighting Food Waste CRC; DPIRD; BICWA;
WAFF
 
2017-2021 Sustainable industry Ken Dods
Certifiable chemistry promoting sustainable growth for WA Sandalwood plantation products Fighting Food Waste CRC; DPIRD; Australian Sandalwood Network (ASN); Buzz from the Bees; Australian Natural Botanical
 
2018-2022 Sustainable industry Ken Dods
Value adding to the truffle harvest Fighting Food Waste CRC;
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Fighting Food Waste
DPIRD
WA Truffle Industry Association
 
2018-2021 Sustainable industry Ken Dods
Insect protein for Aquaculture feed Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FDRC); UWA; Future Green Solutions 2018-2020 Sustainable industry Ken Dods
WA Illicit Substance Evaluation Study (WISE) Royal Perth Hospital 2016 -2020 Forensics Dr Francois Oosthuizen
Fibres Database WA Police; National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC) Belgium; interstate forensic science laboratories; Lynwood Senior High School 2009 -Ongoing Forensics Dr John Coumbaros and Rees Powell
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