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Researcher: Stack, KR (Dr Karen Stack)

Fields of Research

Industrial Chemistry
Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Timber, Pulp and Paper
Optical Properties of Materials
Agroforestry
Wood Processing
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Natural Products Chemistry
Wood Fibre Processing
Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Separation Science
Chemical Sciences
Physical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Polymers and Plastics

Research Objectives

Pulp and Paper
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper)
Softwood Plantations
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Inorganic Industrial Chemicals
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Environment
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Printing and Publishing Processes
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing
Management of Water Consumption by Manufacturing Activities
Plastics in Primary Forms

Career Best Publications

An Innovative Approach Characterising the Interactions Leading to Pitch Deposition; Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology
Flotation deinking with magnesium oxide as the alkali source; TAPPI Journal
Use of wetting agents to improve flotation deinking with magnesium oxide; Appita Journal

Research Publications

A multi-component insight into the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition; 58th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
A multicomponent insight into the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition; Appita Journal
A study of phenol formaldehyde resin, cationic polyacrylamide and polyethyleneoxide polymers in thermo-mechanical pulp furnish retention
A study of the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition; 59th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Addition of trace metals and vitamins for the optimisation of a pulp and paper mill activated sludge wastewater treatment plant; Appita Journal
Adsorption behaviour of cationic fixatives and their effect on pitch deposition; Appita Journal
Adsorption behaviour of cationic fixatives and their effect on pitch deposition; 59th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Adsorption of wood extractives and model compounds onto bentonite; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Aggregation studies of pinus radiata wood extractives under increased system closure; 65th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
An Innovative Approach Characterising the Interactions Leading to Pitch Deposition; Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology
Application of zeolites in peroxide bleaching
Chemometric study of graft copolymerization of guar-g-(acrylamide-co-diallyl dimethylammonium chloride); Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Colloidal and deposition behavior of pinus radiata extractives and model colloid systems; 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry
Comparison of Alternative Alkalis in Flotation Deinking
Comparison of foaming agents for selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water; Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2014: Pulp and Paper Bioenergy Bioproducts
Complex formation and stability of colloidal wood resin pitch suspensions with hemicellulose polymers; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Compositional Effects of Pitch Deposition at 50 degrees C
Deinked pulp and the Netbond retention aid system; Appita
Deinking - A process to understand
Development of in situ soft colloidal probe atomic force microscopy for probing the adhesion between wood extractives and model surfaces; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Development of the Pulp and Paper Industry from 2000BC to Modern Times; Professional Development Seminar for Year 11/12 Teachers
Distribution of α-Cellulose, Hemicelluloses and Acid Insoluble Lignin During Total Chlorine Free Bleaching of AS/AQ Wheat Straw Pulp; Asian Journal of Chemistry
Do Zeolites have a role in peroxide bleaching?; 51st APPITA Annual General Conference
Dynamics of colloidal pitch adsorption at the solid-liquid interface by surface plasmon resonance ; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects: An International Journal Devoted to The Applications and Principles of Colloid and Interface Science
Effect of copper and other trace metal addition to pulp and paper wastewater; Water Environment Research
Effect of increased levels of dissolved and colloidal substances from Pinus radiata on newsprint paper strength; Appita Journal
Effect of Magnesium Ions on Pitch Deposition
Effect of pH on fibre and filler retention
Effect of shear, temperature and pH on the dynamics of salt induced coagulation of wood resin colloids; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Enzyme Deinking
Evaluation of cationic polymers to control pitch deposition; Appita, 63rd Conference
Evaluation of cationic polymers to control pitch deposition; Appita Journal
Examination of variables influencing the selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water; Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015
Examination of variables influencing the selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water; Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015
Extractive Composition and its Effect on Pitch Deposition; CPC2004: RACI Conference on Physical Chemistry
Factors affecting the deposition of pitch in process waters and model dispersions; 52nd Appita Annual General Conference
Factors affecting the deposition of wood resin; 54th Appita Annual Conference
Flotation deinking with magnesium oxide as the alkali source; TAPPI Journal
Ink detachment and redeposition in alkali flotation deinking systems; Appita Journal
Ink detachment and redeposition in alkali flotation deinking systems; 58th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Interaction of cationic polyacrylamide with the netbond retention aid system to improve filler retention; 54th Appita Annual Conference
Interaction of Pitch Components at a Molecular Level
Interactions of Pitch Components at a Molecular Level; Chemical Technology of Wood, Pulp and Paper
Is molecular modelling the future for wet end chemistry?; 60th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Measurement of pitch deposition by impinging jet microscopy: Effect of divalent salts; Appita Conference
Mechanism of pitch adsorption on carboxyl methyl dextran surfaces; Appita Journal
MgO flotation deinking - The Albury Experience; 55th Appita Annual Conference
Multi-salt coagulation of soft pitch colloids; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects: An International Journal Devoted to The Applications and Principles of Colloid and Interface Science
Novel Methods in Peroxide Bleaching
Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching
Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching
Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching
Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching
Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching. Do zeolites have a role in peroxide bleaching?
Novel methods of peroxide bleaching. Factors influencing peroxide decomposition.
Novel methods of peroxide bleaching. Peroxide bleaching of Pine TMP and Eucalypt CCS
Novel methods of peroxide bleaching. Peroxide decomposition at 20 degrees celcius
Optimisation of froth flotation for removal of wood extractives in paper manufacture; Appita Journal
Oxidative Delignification and Bleaching of Alkaline Sulphite-Anthraquinone Wheat Straw Pulp; Asian Journal of Chemistry
Peroxide bleaching using zeolites. Part 1: peroxide decomposition; Appita Journal
Peroxide bleaching with zeolites. Part 2: Bleaching of pine TMP and eucalypt CCS; Appita Journal
Photometric Dispersion Analyser (PDA) to quantify pitch coagulation kinetics; Appita Conference
Pitch component interactions with model surfaces by surface plasmon resonance; 61st Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Pitch deposition at the solid-liquid interface: Effect of surface hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity and cation specificity; Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Pitch fixative selection by capillary electrophoresis; Appita Journal
Process factors affecting colloid stability and deposit formation in manufacture of newsprint from TMP and recycled fibre; Appita Journal
Rapid Reaction Time for a New Aluminium Flake for ALC
RCF Optimisation Project Report
Relationship between Pinus Radiata wood quality and thermomechanical pulping quality
Relationships between wood and handsheet properties of Pinus elliottii and Pinus elliottii x caribaea hybrids; 54th Appita Annual Conference
Retention Improvement in Difficult Furnishes
Retention improvements in difficult furnishes; 49th Appita Annual General Conference
Retention improvements in difficult furnishes
Silvation vs. Methylation of Wood Pitch Extractives
Structure of wood extract colloids and effect of CaCl 2 on the molecular mobility; Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal
Study of Pinus Radiata wood and pulping properties - Silviscan Measurements
Study of pitch colloidal stability using a Photometric Dispersion Analyser; Appita Journal
Study of the Hydration of Magnesium Oxide and its Effect in Flotation Deinking; CPC2004: RACI Conference on Physical Chemistry
Synthesis of guar gum-graft-poly (acrylamide-co-diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and its application in the pulp and paper industry; BioResources
TCF bleaching of Eucalypt kraft pulp with oxone; Appita Journal
The colloidal pKa of lipophilic extractives commonly found in Pinus radiata; Appita
The effect of 'pitch' on paper formation
The effect of 'pitch' on paper formation
The effect of 'pitch' on paper formation
The effect of dissolved organics on the adsorption of wood extractives onto bentonite; Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2014
The effect of pH disturbances on the colloidal structure and fibre adsorption of Pinus radiata wood extractives; Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015: Pulp and Paper Bioenergy Bioproducts
The effect of wood extractives composition, pH and temperature on pitch deposition; Appita Journal
The Effects of Coated Magazines on Deinking of Newsprint After Pulping and Flotation; 1997 TAPPI Recycling Symposium
The effects of coated magazines on deinking of newsprint after pulping and flotation; Tappi Journal
The Effects of Different Furnishes and Flotation Conditions on the Deinking of Newsprint; Progress in Paper Recycling
The impact of deinking on the properties of recycled fibre using different alkali sources; Tappi Papermaking Conference
The impact of deinking on the properties of recycled fibre using different alkali sources
The pKa of lipophilic extractives commonly found in Pinus Radiata; 58th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
The role of different alkalis in the deinking process; Appita
The study of deposition of wood extractives and model compound colloids onto chromium and cellulose surfaces using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D); Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
The use of molecular modelling in studying pitch deposition; Appita Journal
Use of a new novel grafted Guar Gum-copolymer as a pitch fixative; 65th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Use of wetting agents to improve flotation deinking with magnesium oxide; 54th Appita Annual Conference
Use of wetting agents to improve flotation deinking with magnesium oxide; Appita Journal
Using NMR and SEM, to study the behaviour of pitch; 64th Appita
Wood pitch deposition versus composition; 57th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Wood Pitch Deposition Versus Composition; Chemical Technology of Wood, Pulp and Paper
Wood pitch fixative evaluation by laser particle size analysis; Appita Journal
Wood pitch fixative evaluation by laser particle size analysis; 60th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
Wood pitch fixative selection by capillary electrophoresis; 59th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition

Research Projects

Norske Skog Boyer Mill Secondary Effluent Treatment Performance Optimisation; Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd (NS Pty Ltd)
Proposed laboratory evaluation of Netbond and Cationic Polyacrylamide in TMP/RCF/Filler; Kemira Chemicals and Equipment (KEMIRA)
Relationship between Pinus Radiara Wood Quality and Thermomechanical Pulping Quality; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Structures in Biopolymers in the Pulp and Paper industry; Australian National University (ANU)
Structures of Biopolymers in the Pulp and Paper Industry; Australian National University (ANU)
Structures of Biopolymers in the pulp and paper industry.; Australian National University (ANU)
Study of model pitch dispersions; Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM)
Study of the interaction between PEO, PFR and various pulps and fillers using NMR Spectroscopy.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Title Study of Pinus Radiata Wood and Pulping Properties; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessment of Pinus Radiata Wood Quality and TMP Pulping Quality/ Stage 1
Boron speciation in preserved wood and leachate
Boron speciation in wood and leachate
Colloidal stability in water efficient paper manufacture
Donations Chemistry - Karen Stack
Impact of Magnesium Ions on pitch deposition
Rapid Reaction Time - New Aluminium Flake for Aerated Light Weight Concrete
RCF Chemistry Optimisation

Research Candidate Supervision

A Study of Wood Resin and Cationic Water Soluble Polymers- Wood Pitch Fixatives
Development of a coupled process for bleaching of mechanical pulp and recycling newsprint
Development of Low-Toxicity Wood Preservatives with a Focus on On-Farm Timber Treatment
Novel methods in peroxide bleaching
Optimisation of the Norske Skog Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant at Boyer- The Role of Trace Metals and Vitamins
Removal and Recovery of Pinus Radiata Wood Extractives from Process Water in Paper Manufacture by Froth Floatation process water in paper manufacture by froth flotation
Studies of Fouling of Printing and Papermaking surfaces by Softwood Extractives Produced During Paper Maunfacture.
Study of the Interactions leading to Wood Resin Deposition
The Effect of Wood Extractive Composition on Pitch Deposition
The Stability of Wood Resin Colloids in Paper Manufacture