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Researcher: Parbhakar-Fox, AK (Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox)

Fields of Research

Exploration Geochemistry
Geology
Geochemistry
Environmental Management
Earth Sciences
Environmental Monitoring
Inorganic Geochemistry
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
Hydrometallurgy
Ore Deposit Petrology
Mineral Processing/Beneficiation
Environmental Engineering

Research Objectives

Mining Land and Water Management
Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Mineral Exploration
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Management of Gaseous Waste From Mineral Resource Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Mining Soils
Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources

Career Best Publications

Cost-effective means for identifying acid rock drainage risks: Integration of the geochemistry-mineralogy-texture approach and geometallurgical techniques; The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013
Development of a textural index for the prediction of acid rock drainage; Minerals Engineering: An International Journal Devoted to Innovation and Developments in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

Research Publications

: How mine waste can be mined a second time
A critical review of acid rock drainage prediction methods and practices; Minerals Engineering
A haunting soundtrack to a movie not yet made…on Monday Drive
A new approach to integration of mineralogy, geochemistry and texture for improving prediction of acid metalliferous drainage from abandoned mines; Seventh Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
A new laboratory test for leachate quality: the Computed Acid Rock Drainage (CARD) risk grade
A new test for plant bioaccessibility in sulphidic wastes and soils: a case study for the Wheal Maid historic tailings repository in Cornwall, UK; Science of The Total Environment
A Rising Star: Anita Parbhakar-Fox
Adsorption of L-lysine on montmorillonite; Colloids and Surfaces A
Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation; Sustainable Minerals 2016
Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation; Minerals Engineering
Assessing acid rock drainage potential of footwall materials at the Rosebery Mine, Tasmania
Assessing geo-environmental risk using intact materials for early life-of-mine planning – a review of established techniques and emerging tools; From Start to Finish: a Life-of-Mine Perspective
Centurion Tree
Characterising pyrite chemistry at the OTD: evaluating tailings reprocessing as a management option
Chemical Staining Techniques for Drill Core Characterization; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Combining waste from two industries could help environment and stop acid leaching
Cost-effective means for identifying acid rock drainage risks: Integration of the geochemistry-mineralogy-texture approach and geometallurgical techniques; The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013
Critical and deleterious metal deportment in sulfidic waste rocks, Baal Gammon, north Queensland; 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016
De-risking mine waste through greener metal production
Development of a textural acid rock drainage index for classifying acid formation; 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy
Development of a textural index for the prediction of acid rock drainage; Minerals Engineering: An International Journal Devoted to Innovation and Developments in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
Developments in acid rock drainage prediction: A case study on the abandoned Croydon Au-mines, QLD, Australia; 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
Domaining acid rock drainage risks using geometallurgical data; 8th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
Effective field-based testing tools for rapid ARD prediction; 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference
Environmental characterisation of North Pit Waste Rock, Savage River Mine, Tasmania
Establishing effective mineralogical and geochemical techniques for deposit-wide geoenvironmental characterisation: Laver, Sweden
Establishing environmental geometallurgy indicators for predicting acid rock drainage, Copper Mines Tasmania
Evaluating applications of bed and fly ash for controlling acid and metalliferous drainage – examples from Tasmanian mine wastes; Life-of-Mine 2016 Conference
Evaluating the benefits of water covers as a rehabilitation strategy in temperate climates: a Tasmanian perspective; 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference
Evaluating waste rock mineralogy and microtexture during kinetic testing for improved acid rock drainage prediction; Minerals Engineering
Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products
Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products
Evaluation of pH testing methods for sulfidic mine waste; Mine Water and the Environment
Extraction of cobalt from historic sulphide tailings using bioleaching; International Seminar on Management of Mine Waste with Value Addition
Fingerprinting environmental impacts of mining – a test for plant bioaccessibility; 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016
Geochemical and mineralogical characterisation of the abandoned Scotia mine, Northern Tasmania
Geochemical characterisation of tailings: Scotia Mine, Tasmania
Geoenvironmental Characterisation of Heap Leach Materials at Abandoned Mines: Croydon Au-Mines, QLD, Australia; Minerals
Geometallurgical evaluations of mine waste – an example from the Old Tailings Dam, Savage River, Tasmania; 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016
Identification of acid rock drainage sources through mesotextural classification at abandoned mines of Croydon, Australia: implications for the rehabilitation of waste rock repositories; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Improved mine waste characterisation through static blended test work; Process Mineralogy ‘17
Kinetic trials of Scotia mine tailings: testing the application of a lime cover
Limitations of acidity testing in acid mine drainage prediction; 9th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry 2012
Managing ARD potential through mine planning and mineral processing practice; Sixth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
Metal extraction using bioleaching: an example from the Old Tailings Dam, Tasmania, Australia; Biohydrometallurgy 2016
Micro-analytical Technologies for Mineral Mapping and Trace Element Deportment; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Microanalytical evaluations of the Savage River Old Tailings Dam, North-west Tasmania; Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century Conference 2015
Microanalytical techniques for characterising critical metal deportment in mine materials; Process Mineralogy ‘17
Mineral Dust Emissions at Metalliferous Mine Sites; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of the Old Tailings Dam, Australia: evaluating the effectiveness of a water cover for long-term AMD control; Applied Geochemistry
Mineralogical and textural controls on acid rock drainage formation: a case study from Northern Queensland; 34th International Geological Congress
pH Testing Methods for Sulfidic Mine Wastes; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks from the Iberian Pyrite Belt; Minerals Engineering
Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks, Angostura copper mine, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Spain; Precious Metals ‘15
Predicting Plant Metal Bioaccessibility at the Historic Wheal Maid Tailings Lagoons, Cornwall, UK; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Predicting Waste Properties Using the Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Texture-Geometallurgy Approach; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) from calculated mineralogy; 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference
Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage from Automated Mineralogy; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Prediction of acid rock drainage from automated mineralogy: the computed acid rock drainage (CARD) risk grade; Process Mineralogy ‘14
Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage Using Field-Based Testing Tools; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Prediction of Leachate Quality for a Gossan Dump, Angostura, Spain; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Prediction of Metal Mobility from Sulfidic Waste Rocks Using Micro-analytical Tools, Baal Gammon, Northern Australia; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Prediction of Metal Mobility from Sulfidic Waste Rocks Using Micro-Analytical Tools, Spray, Tasmania; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Prediction of Sulfidic Waste Characteristics; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Predictive environmental indicators in mining
Predictive waste classification at the Rosebery Mine using field and advanced laboratory techniques
Predictive Waste Classification Using Field-Based and Environmental Geometallurgy Indicators, Mount Lyell, Tasmania; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Predictive Waste Classification Using the Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Texture-Geometallurgy (GMTG) Approach at a Polymetallic Mine; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Principles of Sulfide Oxidation and Acid Rock Drainage; Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining
Re-evaluating pH tests in mine water prediction; Water in Mining 2012
Reinventing the ARD testing wheel: establishing an environmental geometallurgy + geochemistry-mineralogy-texture (GMT) approach
Reinventing the wheel
Sampling and blending in geoenvironmental campaigns – current practice and future opportunities (Keynote speaker); 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8)
Savage River Mine Long Plains kinetic trials: interim report 1
Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 2
Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 3
Tasmania's polluted King and Queen rivers draw of PhD student research
The process mineralogy of mine wastes; Minerals Engineering
Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time
Waste + Waste

Research Projects

Environmental Indicators; CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE)
Establishing Environmental Geometallurgy Indicators for Predicting Acid Rock Drainage; CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE)
Integrating mineralogical evaluations into kinetic testing protocols; Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
Metal extraction from mine tailings using bioleaching: Environmental and economic benefits; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessing Acid Rock Drainage Potential of Footwall Materials at the Rosebery Mine, Tasmania
Characterising pyrite chemistry at the OTD: evaluating tailings reprocessing as a management option
Cobalt Recovery from Mine Tailings using Bioleaching: Environmental and Economic Benefits
Determining bioaccessibility risks at the historic Aberfoyle tailings site, northeast Tasmania: opportunities for effective rehabilitation
Environmental characterisation of North Pit Waste Rock, Savage River Mine, Tasmania
Establishing effective mineralogical and geochemical techniques for geoenvironmental characterisation: Laver, Sweden
Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products
Geochemical and mineralogical characterisation of the abandoned Scotia mine, Northern Tasmania
Kinetic trials of Scotia mine tailings: an evaluation of water quality (Project 2)
Predictive Waste Classification at the Rosebery Mine using Field and Advanced Laboratory Techniques
Savage River: Kinetic trials of waste rock materials: Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

Determining the Specification of Carbon and Sulfur in Sulfidic Rocks- New Testing Procedures and Protocols