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Researcher: O'Grady, BV (Dr Barry O'Grady)

Fields of Research

Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Analytical chemistry
Chemical thermodynamics and energetics
Catalysis and mechanisms of reactions
Other chemical sciences
Natural products and bioactive compounds
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Atmospheric sciences
Analytical spectrometry
Chemical oceanography
Physical chemistry

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Other education and training
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Natural hazards
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Alcoholic beverages
Basic metal products
Environmental education and awareness
Energy transformation
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

50 Years of Secondary Chemistry: What has Changed?; RACI, Chemical Education Division 1998 National Conference
A Rapid Method for the Determination of Zinc in Gypsum
A shipboard method for arsenic speciation using semi-automated hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectroscopy; Analytica Chimica Acta
Chelation of Trace Elements and Determination of Zinc in Gypsum
Comparative nitrogen cycling dynamics on an intertidal mudflat and adjacent salt marsh; RACI Analytical Chemistry Devision 7th Annual Research & Development Topics 1999
Composition of the Ambient Air Above a Swimming Pool
Computer Simulation of Chemical Instruments
Computer Simulation of Chemical Instruments
Determination of arsenic species in sea-water by hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectroscopy; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Development and applications of hydride generation with atomic fluorescence detection for the determination of four arsenic species; 4th Annual RACI Research and Development Topics in Analytical Chemistry
Development and Applications of Hydride Trapping with Atomic Flourescence Detection for the Determination of Ion Arsenic Species; XXX Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale
Development and applications of hydride trapping with Atomic Fluorescence detection for the determination of four arsenic species; RACI, Analytical Chemistry Division, 6th Annual Research & Development Topics 1998
Formaldehyde and peroxide cycles in marine air at Cape Grim, Tasmania; Sixth Scientific Conference on the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project
Frigidly Concentrated Seawater and the Evolution of Antarctic Saline Lakes; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Kinetics and mechanism of aluminium reaction in alkali solutions
Kinetics and mechanism of aluminium reaction in alkali solutions
Kinetics and mechanism of the reaction of aluminium in alkali solutions
Meridional distribution of arsenic species in the subantarctic zone of the Southern Ocean, south of Australia; Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans
Problems with measuring light hydrocarbons at the PPTV level in the atmosphere at Cape Grim, Tasmania - Some personal experiences; RACI, Analytical Chemistry Division, 6th Annual Research & Development Topics 1998
Reflection on Teaching Practice
Removal of Dissolved Copper and Iron at the Freshwater-Saltwater Interface of an Acid Mine Stream; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Report on the Feasibility of the Hot/Cold Can Units
Seasonal Cycling of Arsenic Species in a Stratified, Microtidal Estuary (Huon River, Tasmania); Estuaries
The determination of arsenic species in seawater using hydride generation and atomic fluorescence detection; Intersect.96, International Symposium on Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
The determination of arsenic species in seawater using hydride trapping and atomic fluorescence detection; AMSA '96
The Determination of the Dissociation Constant of a Weak Acid by Titration: An APCELL Experiment; Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry
The determination of the major ions in natural brines: potentiometric and photometric titration methods; Euroanalysis IX, European Conference on Analytical Chemistry

Research Projects

Catalysis of oxygen evolution; Pasminco Metals-EZ (EZ)
Chemistry of Antarctic lakes; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Chemistry of Antarctic lakes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Chemistry of Antarctic saline lakes; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Mechanistic studies on the partial oxidation of methane; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Supplementary research funding; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
The Value of Salt Marsh as a Nutrient Filter in the Huon Estuary; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Trace element chemistry of antarctic lakes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Trace element chemistry of Antarctic saline lakes and fjords; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Hot and Cold Can Feasibility Study

Research Candidate Supervision

An investigation of the inclusion of oxygen evolution catalysts into conductive polymer coatings on anodes in zinc electrowinning cells.
Atmospheric measurement and modelling at Cape Grim in the Southern Ocean
Carbon and nitrogen cycling on intertidal mudflats in a temperate Australian estuary
Energy chemistry
Fundamental studies of the reaction of aluminium paste with alkali and the development of a procedure for measuring aluminium paste reactivity.
Investigation of trace element speciation in aqueous systems
Major Ion chemistry of the Saline Lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Redox Trace Elements in Antarctic Lakes
Title- The effect of furfuryl-alcohol on the carbonisation of phenolic resins