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Karen Stack

Lecturer & Research Fellow

Room 325, Chemistry Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2169 (phone)

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Karen.Stack@utas.edu.au

Dr Karen Stack is a part time lecturer and research fellow in the Discipline of Chemistry in the School of Physical Sciences.  Her interest is in colloids and surface chemistry, in particular relating to the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of Award
Grad Cert (University T&L) University of TasmaniaAustralia12/12/2011
PhDPEO and PFR retention aid systemUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia26/2/1993
BSc (1st class Hons)Studies of Kaolin/polymer flocculated systemsUniversity of SydneyAustralia1/11/1980

Biography

Dr Stack has a PhD from the University of Tasmania (1992) and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney (1980). In 1995 she was appointed Associate Lecturer at the University of Tasmania and in 2003 became a Research Fellow. She has 8 years industrial experience in the pulp and paper industry.

From 1981-1984, Karen was employed as a Project Chemist at Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM) in Tasmania. In 1984 she became Assistant Technical Services Superintendent. In June 1987, she left ANM and taught Maths at Fahan School. She undertook a PhD from 1988 to 1992. From 1992-1995 she worked as a research assistant in the Pulp and Paper Research group at UTAS. In 1995 she was appointed as a part time Lecturer, supervising students in the Pulp and Paper Group and lecturing in Surface Chemistry.

Research Themes

Karen is part of the Pulp and Paper Research Group. Her research interests are in the general field of Colloid and Surface chemistry in particular aspects relating to the manufacture of paper. She has undertaken investigations into the retentions aids, recycling paper, bleaching with peroxide and wood extractives. Current projects involve studying pitch deposition on surfaces along with the recovery of wood extractives and potential uses for them.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • RACI (Royal Australian Chemical Institute)
  • APPITA (Australasian Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Assoc)

Teaching

General chemistry, Chemical Equilibrium, Colloid and Surface chemistry, Pulp and Paper Chemistry

Teaching expertise

Karen has lecturing experience at pre-degree program level, first year and third year undergraduate level, and lab demonstrating at all undergraduate levels as well as postgraduate supervision. She is also unit coordinator for EUS007/EUS008.

Teaching responsibility

  • KRA225 Chemistry 2B Inorganic and Physical
  • KRA343 Structure and Materials
  • EUS007 and EUS008 Foundation Studies Chemistry (International)
  • XAB080 Experiencing Science
  • KRA114 Chemistry 1B

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Expertise

Pulp and Paper Chemistry

Awards

  • 2012: Ken Madden award for best technical paper in APPITA Journal
  • 2011: Teaching merit certificate
  • 2010: Elected as a Fellow to APPITA
  • 2005, 2012: Jasper Marden Prize for significant contribution to the Science and Technology of Paper Making
  • 2002: Oertel Naudebaum Award for Distinguished Service award for service to APPITA

Collaboration

Karen has been involved in industry collaboration projects since 1988 with the pulp and paper industry. She has worked on 5 ARC Linkage projects with Norske Skog Paper Mills (formerly Australian Newsprint mills and Fletcher Challenge Paper). Her previous ARC Linkage grant involved chief investigators from Monash University and other collaborators from McGill University in Canada and Columbia University in USA. She has also collaborated with researchers from Lahore University, Pakistan; being involved in supervising students through the Endeavour program. Karen is currently involved in an ARC Linkage project collaborating with Norske Skog Paper and University of Wollongong.  She is also currently involved with a project collaborating with researchers in the Faculty of Land and Food at University of Tasmania with financial support from Aurora Energy and Private Forests Tasmania.

Current projects

  • Colloid interactions and extraction in sustainable, water efficient paper manufacture
  • Improved wood preservatives

Research Fields

  • Industrial Chemistry (039903)
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)
  • Timber, Pulp and Paper (091210)
  • Wood Processing (070510)
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (030799)
  • Agroforestry (070501)
  • Optical Properties of Materials (030303)
  • Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070507)
  • Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
  • Physical Chemistry (030699)
  • Separation Science (030108)
  • Wood Fibre Processing (070509)
  • Natural Products Chemistry (030502)
  • Chemical Sciences (039999)
  • Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
  • Polymers and Plastics (091209)

Research Impact

  • Pulp and Paper (860503)
  • Wood, Wood Products and Paper (860599)
  • Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper) (860501)
  • Softwood Plantations (820105)
  • Inorganic Industrial Chemicals (860602)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences (970103)
  • Integration of Farm and Forestry (820103)
  • Urban and Industrial Water Management (960912)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing (869899)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Printing and Publishing Processes (860502)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Management of Water Consumption by Manufacturing Activities (869805)
  • Plastics in Primary Forms (860606)

Publications

Karen has published in both Pulp and Paper technical publications (39 Conference proceedings and 28 papers in Pulp and Paper Journals) along with chemistry journals which specialise in the area of colloid and surface chemistry (10 papers). She has received the Ken Madden award for best technical journal article in APPITA (2012) and also received the Jasper Marden award for most significant contribution to Science and Papermaking twice ( 2005 and 2012) for two of her conference papers.

Total publications

105

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2004Journal ArticleVercoe DQ, Stack KR, Blackman AJ, Yates BF, Richardson D, 'An Innovative Approach Characterising the Interactions Leading to Pitch Deposition', Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, 24, (2) pp. 115-137. ISSN 0277-3813 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1081/WCT-200026562 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Vercoe DQ; Blackman AJ; Yates BF

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2002Journal ArticleStack KR, Featherstone AM, Baptist SJ, Kirk M, 'Flotation deinking with magnesium oxide as the alkali source', TAPPI Journal, 1, (8) pp. 16-20. ISSN 0734-1415 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Featherstone AM; Baptist SJ

2001Journal ArticleStack KR, Clow MJ, Kirk M, Maughan S, 'Use of wetting agents to improve flotation deinking with magnesium oxide', Appita Journal, 54, (5) pp. 465-468. ISSN 1038-6807 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 3

Journal Article

(39 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Singh S, Stack KR, Lewis TW, Richardson DE, 'Optimisation of froth flotation for removal of wood extractives in paper manufacture', Appita Journal, 69, (3) pp. 253-263. ISSN 1038-6807 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Singh S; Lewis TW

2016Tham YY, Molino PJ, Higgins MJ, Stack KR, Richardson DE, et al., '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, 491 pp. 1-11. ISSN 0927-7757 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.12.005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Tham YY; Lewis TW

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2016Tham YY, Stack KR, Richardson DE, Molino PJ, Higgins MJ, et al., 'Development of in situ soft colloidal probe atomic force microscopy for probing the adhesion between wood extractives and model surfaces', Colloids and Surfaces A, 500 pp. 203-213. ISSN 0927-7757 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.04.023 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Tham YY; Lewis TW

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2015Heier D, Blackstock T, Stack K, Richardson D, Lewis T, 'Adsorption of wood extractives and model compounds onto bentonite', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 482 pp. 213-221. ISSN 0927-7757 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.05.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Heier D; Blackstock T; Lewis T

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2015Barnett JN, Richardson D, Stack K, Lewis T, 'Effect of copper and other trace metal addition to pulp and paper wastewater', Water Environment Research, 87, (12) pp. 2076-2083. ISSN 1061-4303 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2175/106143015X14362865227274 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barnett JN; Lewis T

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2014Stack K, Lee R, Richardson D, Lewis T, Garnier G, 'Complex formation and stability of colloidal wood resin pitch suspensions with hemicellulose polymers', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 441 pp. 101-108. ISSN 0927-7757 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.08.057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

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2013Agarwal V, McLean D, Horne J, Richardson D, Stack K, 'Chemometric study of graft copolymerization of guar-g-(acrylamide-co-diallyl dimethylammonium chloride)', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127, (5) pp. 3970-3979. ISSN 0021-8995 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/app.37716 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Agarwal V; McLean D; Horne J

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2012Lee R, Stack K, Lewis TW, Garnier G, Richardson D, et al., 'Structure of wood extract colloids and effect of CaCl 2 on the molecular mobility', Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 27, (3) pp. 639-646. ISSN 0283-2631 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3183/NPPRJ-2012-27-03-p639-646 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis TW

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2012Lee R, Stack K, Richardson D, Lewis T, Garnier G, '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, 396 pp. 106-114. ISSN 0927-7757 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.12.049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

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2012Lee R, Stack K, Richardson D, Lewis T, Garnier G, '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, 409 pp. 74-80. ISSN 0927-7757 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

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2012Barnett J, Richardson D, Stack K, Lewis T, 'Addition of trace metals and vitamins for the optimisation of a pulp and paper mill activated sludge wastewater treatment plant', Appita Journal, 65, (3) pp. 237-243. ISSN 1038-6807 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Barnett J; Lewis T

2012Stack K, Zhang J, Hodgson M, Lewis T, Richardson D, 'Effect of increased levels of dissolved and colloidal substances from Pinus radiata on newsprint paper strength', Appita Journal, 65, (4) pp. 331-336. ISSN 1038-6807 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Zhang J; Hodgson M; Lewis T

2012Richardson D, Lee R, Stack K, Lewis T, Garnier G, 'Process factors affecting colloid stability and deposit formation in manufacture of newsprint from TMP and recycled fibre', Appita Journal, 65, (4) pp. 323-330. ISSN 1038-6807 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

2011Lee R, Garnier G, Lewis T, Richardson D, Van De Ven TGM, et al., 'Pitch deposition at the solid-liquid interface: Effect of surface hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity and cation specificity', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 338, (1-3) pp. 84-90. ISSN 0927-7757 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.08.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

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2011McLean D, Agarwal V, Stack K, Horne HJ, Richardson D, 'Synthesis of guar gum-graft-poly (acrylamide-co-diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and its application in the pulp and paper industry', BioResources, 6, (4) pp. 4168-4180. ISSN 1930-2126 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: McLean D; Agarwal V; Horne HJ

2011Yaqoob N, Stack K, Rehman IU, Cheema KJ, Hameed SR, et al., 'Distribution of α-Cellulose, Hemicelluloses and Acid Insoluble Lignin During Total Chlorine Free Bleaching of AS/AQ Wheat Straw Pulp', Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23, (7) pp. 3050-3054. ISSN 0970-7077 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Yaqoob N, Stack KR, Cheema KJ, Mateen B, Rehman IU, 'Oxidative Delignification and Bleaching of Alkaline Sulphite-Anthraquinone Wheat Straw Pulp', Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23, (7) pp. 2845-2851. ISSN 0970-7077 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Yaqoob N

2010Lee R, Stack K, Richardson D, Lewis T, Garnier G, 'Study of pitch colloidal stability using a Photometric Dispersion Analyser', Appita Journal, 63, (5) pp. 387-406. ISSN 1038-6807 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

2010McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson DE, 'Evaluation of cationic polymers to control pitch deposition', Appita Journal, 63, (3) pp. 199-205. ISSN 1038-6807 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: McLean DS

2010Yaqoob N, Stack K, Nguyen KL, 'TCF bleaching of Eucalypt kraft pulp with oxone', Appita Journal, 63, (5) pp. 381-386. ISSN 1038-6807 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Yaqoob N

2009McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson DE, 'Wood pitch fixative evaluation by laser particle size analysis', Appita Journal, 62, (4) pp. 266-271. ISSN 1038-6807 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: McLean DS

2009Murray G, Stack KR, McLean DS, Shen W, Garnier G, '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, 341, (1-3) pp. 127-133. ISSN 0927-7757 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.03.050 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: McLean DS

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2009Murray G, Stack KR, McLean DS, Shen W, Garnier G, 'Mechanism of pitch adsorption on carboxyl methyl dextran surfaces', Appita Journal, 62, (1) pp. 64-69. ISSN 1038-6807 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: McLean DS

2008Stack KR, Yates BF, 'The use of molecular modelling in studying pitch deposition', Appita Journal, 61, (3) pp. 203-227. ISSN 1038-6807 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Yates BF

2007Maher LE, Stack KR, McLean DS, Richardson DE, 'Adsorption behaviour of cationic fixatives and their effect on pitch deposition', Appita Journal, 60, (2) pp. 112-128. ISSN 1038-6807 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Maher LE; McLean DS

2006McLean DS, Breadmore MC, Stack KR, Richardson DE, Haddad PR, 'Pitch fixative selection by capillary electrophoresis', Appita Journal, 59, (5) pp. 391-395. ISSN 1038-6807 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: McLean DS; Breadmore MC; Haddad PR

2005McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson DE, 'The effect of wood extractives composition, pH and temperature on pitch deposition', Appita Journal, 58, (1) pp. 52-56. ISSN 1038-6807 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: McLean DS

2005McLean DS, Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Richardson D, 'The colloidal pKa of lipophilic extractives commonly found in Pinus radiata', Appita, 58, (5) pp. 362-366. ISSN 1038-6807 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: McLean DS; Vercoe DQ

2005Stack KR, Tria J, Richardson D, 'Ink detachment and redeposition in alkali flotation deinking systems', Appita Journal, 58, (4) pp. 297-301. ISSN 1038-6807 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Tria J

2005Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Blackman AJ, Richardson D, 'A multicomponent insight into the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition', Appita Journal, 58, (3) pp. 208-213. ISSN 1038-6807 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Vercoe DQ; Blackman AJ

2004Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Blackman AJ, Yates BF, Richardson D, 'An Innovative Approach Characterising the Interactions Leading to Pitch Deposition', Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, 24, (2) pp. 115-137. ISSN 0277-3813 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1081/WCT-200026562 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Vercoe DQ; Blackman AJ; Yates BF

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2002Stack KR, Featherstone AM, Baptist SJ, Kirk M, 'Flotation deinking with magnesium oxide as the alkali source', TAPPI Journal, 1, (8) pp. 16-20. ISSN 0734-1415 (2002) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Featherstone AM; Baptist SJ

2001Stack KR, Clow MJ, Kirk M, Maughan S, 'Use of wetting agents to improve flotation deinking with magnesium oxide', Appita Journal, 54, (5) pp. 465-468. ISSN 1038-6807 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 3

1998Finnegan DJ, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'Peroxide bleaching with zeolites. Part 2: Bleaching of pine TMP and eucalypt CCS', Appita Journal, 51, (5) pp. 381-386. ISSN 1038-6807 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Dunn LA

1998Finnegan DJ, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'Peroxide bleaching using zeolites. Part 1: peroxide decomposition', Appita Journal, 51, (3) pp. 219-223. ISSN 1038-6807 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Dunn LA

1998Mahagaonkar M, Stack KR, Banham PW, 'The effects of coated magazines on deinking of newsprint after pulping and flotation', Tappi Journal, 81, (12) pp. 101-110. ISSN 0734-1415 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 2

1997Mahagaonkar M, Banham P, Stack KR, 'The Effects of Different Furnishes and Flotation Conditions on the Deinking of Newsprint', Progress in Paper Recycling, 6, (2) pp. 50-58. ISSN 1061-1452 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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1996Mahagaonkar M, Banham P, Stack KR, 'The role of different alkalis in the deinking process', Appita, 49, (6) pp. 403-410. ISSN 1038-6807 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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1995Stack KR, Dunn LA, Maughan S, 'Deinked pulp and the Netbond retention aid system', Appita, 48, (4) pp. 275-278,283. ISSN 1038-6807 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Dunn LA

Conference Publication

(37 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Singh S, Stack KR, Lewis TW, Richardson DE, 'Examination of variables influencing the selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water', Proceedings of the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015, 11-12 November 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 86-92. ISBN 978-0-9871684-6-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Singh S; Lewis TW

2015Singh S, Stack KR, Lewis TW, Richardson DE, 'Examination of variables influencing the selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water', Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015 Conference Proceedings, 11-12 November 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 86-92. ISBN 9780987168467 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Singh S; Lewis TW

2015Stack KR, Tham YY, Lewis TW, Richardson DE, 'The effect of pH disturbances on the colloidal structure and fibre adsorption of Pinus radiata wood extractives', Proceedings of the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015, 11-12 November 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 72-78. ISBN 978-0-9871684-6-7 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Tham YY; Lewis TW

2014Stack K, Blackstock T, Heier D, Richardson DE, Lewis T, 'The effect of dissolved organics on the adsorption of wood extractives onto bentonite', Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2014, 15-17 October 2014, Rotorua, New Zealand (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Blackstock T; Heier D; Lewis T

2014Singh S, Stack K, Lewis T, Richardson DE, 'Comparison of foaming agents for selective froth flotation of wood extractives from Pinus radiata TMP process water', Proceedings of the Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2014: Pulp and Paper Bioenergy Bioproducts, 15-17 October, Rotorua, New Zealand, pp. 1-6. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Singh S; Lewis T

2011McLean D, Agarwal V, Stack K, Richardson D, 'Use of a new novel grafted Guar Gum-copolymer as a pitch fixative', Appita 2011, 10-13 April 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand, pp. 65-69. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean D; Agarwal V

2011Stack KR, Lee RA, Zhang J, Lewis TW, Garnier G, et al., 'Colloidal and deposition behavior of pinus radiata extractives and model colloid systems', Proceedings of the 16th ISWFPC, 8-10 June 2011, Tianjin, China, pp. 1243-1248. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lee RA; Zhang J; Lewis TW

2011Lee R, Stack K, Richardson D, Lewis T, Garnier G, 'Aggregation studies of pinus radiata wood extractives under increased system closure', Appita 2011, 10-13 April 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand, pp. 191-197. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

2010Lee R, Stack K, Lewis T, Garnier G, Richardson D, et al., 'Measurement of pitch deposition by impinging jet microscopy: Effect of divalent salts', 64th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 18-21 April 2010, Melbourne, pp. 1-7. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lee R; Lewis T

2010Rao RN, Stack KR, Lewis TW, Richardson D, Horne HJ, 'Using NMR and SEM, to study the behaviour of pitch', 64th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 18-21 April 2010, Melbourne, pp. 281-287. (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Rao RN; Lewis TW; Horne HJ

2009Lee RA, Stack KR, Richardson D, Lewis TW, Garnier G, 'Photometric Dispersion Analyser (PDA) to quantify pitch coagulation kinetics', Proceedings, 63rd Appita, 19-22 April 2009, Melbourne, pp. 259-265. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lee RA; Lewis TW

2009McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson DE, 'Evaluation of cationic polymers to control pitch deposition', Proceedings, 63rd Appita, 19-22 April, 2009, pp. 337-345. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2007Murray G, Stack KR, McLean DS, Shen W, Garnier G, 'Pitch component interactions with model surfaces by surface plasmon resonance', Proceedings, 6-9 May 2007, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 343-350. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2006McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson DE, Haddad PR, 'Wood pitch fixative evaluation by laser particle size analysis', 60th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 3-5 April 2006, Melbourne, pp. 413-416. ISBN 097574691X (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS; Haddad PR

2006Stack KR, Yates BF, 'Is molecular modelling the future for wet end chemistry?', 60th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 3-5 April 2006, Melbourne, pp. 427-433. ISBN 097574691X (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Yates BF

2005Maher LE, Stack KR, McLean DS, Richardson DE, 'Adsorption behaviour of cationic fixatives and their effect on pitch deposition', Proceedings, 16-19 May 2005, Auckland, pp. 115-122. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Maher LE; McLean DS

2005McLean DS, Breadmore MC, Stack KR, Richardson DE, Haddad PR, 'Wood pitch fixative selection by capillary electrophoresis', Proceedings of 59th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition , 16-19 May 2005, Auckland, pp. 137-142. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS; Breadmore MC; Haddad PR

2005Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Blackman AJ, Richardson DE, 'A study of the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition', Proceedings, 16-19 May 2005, Auckland, pp. 123-130. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Vercoe DQ; Blackman AJ

2004McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson DE, 'Extractive Composition and its Effect on Pitch Deposition', Abstracts Book, 1-5 February 2004, Hobart, pp. 141. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2004McLean DS, Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Richardson D, 'The pKa of lipophilic extractives commonly found in Pinus Radiata', Proceedings, 19-21 April 2004, Canberra, pp. 73-77. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS; Vercoe DQ

2004Stack KR, Tria J, Richardson D, 'Ink detachment and redeposition in alkali flotation deinking systems', Proceedings, 19-21 April 2004, Canberra, pp. 263-269. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Tria J

2004Tria J, Stack KR, Richardson D, 'Study of the Hydration of Magnesium Oxide and its Effect in Flotation Deinking', Abstracts Book, 1-5 February 2004, Hobart, pp. 156. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tria J

2004Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Blackman AJ, Richardson D, 'A multi-component insight into the interactions leading to wood pitch deposition', Proceedings, 19-21 April 2004, Canberra, pp. 65-71. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Vercoe DQ; Blackman AJ

2003McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson D, 'Wood pitch deposition versus composition', 57th Appita Annual Conference Proceedings, 5-7 May 2003, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 203-210. ISBN 0958554862 (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2003Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, Blackman AJ, Richardson D, 'Interactions of Pitch Components at a Molecular Level', WPP Chemical Technology of Wood, Pulp and Paper, 17-19 September 2003, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, pp. 127-133. (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Vercoe DQ; Blackman AJ

2003McLean DS, Stack KR, Richardson D, 'Wood Pitch Deposition Versus Composition', WPP Chemical Technology of Wood, Pulp and Paper, 17-19 September 2003, Bratislavia, Slovak Republic, pp. 115-120. (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2002Stack KR, 'Development of the Pulp and Paper Industry from 2000BC to Modern Times', Professional Development Seminar for Year 11/12 Teachers, 9-10 December 2002, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2001Stack KR, Featherstone AM, Baptist SJ, Kirk M, Prior S, 'MgO flotation deinking - The Albury Experience', Appita 2001, 30 April - 2 May 2001, Hobart, Australia, pp. 67-72. (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Featherstone AM; Baptist SJ

2000Farrow JT, Stack KR, Downes G, Stanger T, 'Relationships between wood and handsheet properties of Pinus elliottii and Pinus elliottii x caribaea hybrids', Appita 2000, 3-6 April 2000, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 285-290. ISBN 095855482X (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Spark RA, Stack KR, Dunn LA, Owens M, 'Interaction of cationic polyacrylamide with the netbond retention aid system to improve filler retention', Appita 2000, 3-6 April 2000, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 209-214. ISBN 095855482X (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

2000Stack KR, Clow MJ, Kirk M, Maughan S, 'Use of wetting agents to improve flotation deinking with magnesium oxide', Appita 2000, 3-6 April 2000, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 459-463. ISBN 095855482X (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Stack KR, Stevens EA, Richardson DE, Parsons T, Jenkins S, 'Factors affecting the deposition of wood resin', Appita 2000, 3-6 April 2000, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 567-570. ISBN 095855482X (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Stevens EA

1998Stack KR, Stevens EA, Richardson DE, Parsons T, Jenkins S, 'Factors affecting the deposition of pitch in process waters and model dispersions', Proceedings, 1998, Australia, pp. 59-66. (1998) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Stevens EA

1997Finnegan DJ, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'Do Zeolites have a role in peroxide bleaching?', Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 389-395. (1997) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1997Mahagaonkar M, Stack KR, Banham P, 'The Effects of Coated Magazines on Deinking of Newsprint After Pulping and Flotation', Proceedings, USA, pp. 193-215. (1997) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1995Mahagaonkar M, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'The impact of deinking on the properties of recycled fibre using different alkali sources', Tappi Papermaking Conference, Chicago, USA, pp. 113-144. (1995) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1995Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'Retention improvements in difficult furnishes', 49th Appita Annual General Conference, Hobart, Australia, pp. 83-90. (1995) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Seen AJ, Stack KR, Roberts AS, 'Rapid Reaction Time for a New Aluminium Flake for ALC', Ecka Granules (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Seen AJ; Roberts AS

Other Public Output

(28 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Stack KR, 'Comparison of Alternative Alkalis in Flotation Deinking', Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australasia) Ltd., University of Tasmania, 1, 1 (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2005Stack KR, 'RCF Optimisation Project Report', Norske Skog Paper Mills, University of Tasmania, 1, 1 (2005) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2003Stack KR, McLean DS, 'Enzyme Deinking', Report to ORICA Chemicals, ORICA Chemicals, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1, 1 (2003) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2002McLean DS, Stack KR, 'Silvation vs. Methylation of Wood Pitch Extractives', Norske-Skog, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2002, June (2002) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2002Vercoe DQ, Stack KR, 'Interaction of Pitch Components at a Molecular Level', Report to Norske-Skog, Norske-Skog, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2002, December (2002) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Vercoe DQ

2002McLean DS, Stack KR, 'Compositional Effects of Pitch Deposition at 50 degrees C', Report to Norske-Skog, Norske-Skog, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2002, August (2002) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: McLean DS

2001Spark RA, Stack KR, 'A study of phenol formaldehyde resin, cationic polyacrylamide and polyethyleneoxide polymers in thermo-mechanical pulp furnish retention', Kemira Chemicals and Norske-Skog Paper, Hobart (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Stack KR, 'Relationship between Pinus Radiata wood quality and thermomechanical pulping quality', ARC, Hobart (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Featherstone AM, Stack KR, 'Effect of Magnesium Ions on Pitch Deposition', Norske-Skog, Hobart (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Featherstone AM

2001Stack KR, 'Study of Pinus Radiata wood and pulping properties - Silviscan Measurements', University Collaborative Research Grant, Hobart (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1997Finnegan DJ, Dunn LA, Stack KR, 'Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching. Do zeolites have a role in peroxide bleaching?', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd, Australia, January (1997) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1997Finnegan DJ, Dunn LA, Stack KR, 'Novel methods of peroxide bleaching. Peroxide decomposition at 20 degrees celcius', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd, Australia, February (1997) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1997Finnegan DJ, Dunn LA, Stack KR, 'Novel methods of peroxide bleaching. Factors influencing peroxide decomposition.', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd, Australia, March (1997) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1997Finnegan DJ, Dunn LA, Stack KR, 'Novel methods of peroxide bleaching. Peroxide bleaching of Pine TMP and Eucalypt CCS', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd, Australia, April (1997) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1996Finnegan DJ, Dunn LA, Stack KR, 'Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 4/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1996Finnegan DJ, Seen AJ, Stack KR, 'Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 1/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Seen AJ

1996Finnegan DJ, Stack KR, 'Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 2/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Finnegan DJ, Stack KR, 'Novel Methods of Peroxide Bleaching', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 3/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Mahagaonkar M, Banham P, Stack KR, 'Deinking - A process to understand', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 2/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Stack KR, 'Effect of pH on fibre and filler retention', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 2/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Whatley JG, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'The effect of 'pitch' on paper formation', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 1/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1996Whatley JG, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'The effect of 'pitch' on paper formation', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 2/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1996Whatley JG, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'The effect of 'pitch' on paper formation', Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making, Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1, 3/96 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1995Finnegan DJ, Seen AJ, Stack KR, 'Application of zeolites in peroxide bleaching', Solvay Interox, Hobart, Australia, 1-4, 1995 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Seen AJ

1995Finnegan DJ, Seen AJ, Stack KR, 'Novel Methods in Peroxide Bleaching', Solvay Interox, Hobart, Australia, 1-4, 1995 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Seen AJ

1995Mahagaonkar M, Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'The impact of deinking on the properties of recycled fibre using different alkali sources', Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1-4, 1995 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1995Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'Retention Improvement in Difficult Furnishes', Australian Newsprint Mills, Hobart, Australia, 1-4, 1995 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

1995Stack KR, Dunn LA, 'Retention improvements in difficult furnishes', Solvay Interox, Hobart, Australia, 1-4, 1995 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Dunn LA

Grants & Funding

Karen has helped with preparing five successful ARC industry grant applications and has been involved in undertaking some of the research and also supervising students and others involved in the projects. These projects have been involved with helping the industry improve their efficiency and reduce environment impact.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

15

Total funding

$528,303

Projects

Colloidal stability in water efficient paper manufacture (2015 - 2016)$40,000
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($40,000)
Scheme
Donation - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lewis TW; Stack KR
Period
2015 - 2016
Boron speciation in preserved wood and leachate (2014 - 2015)$20,000
Description
This project aims to: 1) Quantify the extent of boron leaching from preservative treated wood; and 2) Identify factors affecting boron leaching from preservative treated wood.
Funding
Aurora Energy Pty Ltd ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Shabala SN; Stack KR; Lewis TW
Period
2014 - 2015
Boron speciation in wood and leachate (2014)$2,000
Description
The project will provide novel treatments for protecting wood from decay and fire, and will elucidate mechanisms of transfer, solubility and immobilisation in wood preservatives.
Funding
Private Forests Tasmania ($2,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Shabala SN; Stack KR; Lewis TW
Year
2014
Norske Skog Boyer Mill Secondary Effluent Treatment Performance Optimisation (2009 - 2011)$51,000
Funding
Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd ($51,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Top-Up
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lewis TW; Stack KR
Period
2009 - 2011
Rapid Reaction Time - New Aluminium Flake for Aerated Light Weight Concrete (2006 - 2007)$205,000
Funding
Ecka GranulesAustralia ($205,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Seen AJ; Lewis TW; Stack KR
Period
2006 - 2007
RCF Chemistry Optimisation (2004)$32,300
Funding
Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd ($32,300)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR
Year
2004
Donations Chemistry - Karen Stack (2001 - 2011)$96,000
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($96,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR; Lewis TW
Period
2001 - 2011
Impact of Magnesium Ions on pitch deposition (2000 - 2001)$24,811
Funding
Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd ($24,811)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR
Period
2000 - 2001
Relationship between Pinus Radiara Wood Quality and Thermomechanical Pulping Quality (2000)$7,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR
Year
2000
Assessment of Pinus Radiata Wood Quality and TMP Pulping Quality/ Stage 1 (1999)$5,940
Funding
Fletcher Challenge ($5,940)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR
Year
1999
Title Study of Pinus Radiata Wood and Pulping Properties (1999)$9,513
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,573)
Scheme
Grant-collaborative:industry
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR
Year
1999
Study of model pitch dispersions (1998)$21,792
Funding
Australian Newsprint Mills ($21,792)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR
Year
1998
Structures in Biopolymers in the Pulp and Paper industry (1997 - 1998)$0
Funding
Australian National University ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Supercomputer access
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dunn LA; Stack KR
Period
1997 - 1998
Study of the interaction between PEO, PFR and various pulps and fillers using NMR Spectroscopy. (1995)$1,200
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,200)
Scheme
Grant-collaborative:industry
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dunn LA; Stack KR
Year
1995
Proposed laboratory evaluation of Netbond and Cationic Polyacrylamide in TMP/RCF/Filler (1993)$11,747
Funding
Kemira Chemicals and Equipment ($11,747)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stack KR; Dunn LA
Year
1993

Research Supervision

Karen has supervised and co-supervised students since 1994. She has been involved directly with 9 honours students, 5 MSc and 8 PhD students along with 6 summer vacation students and 9 undergraduate students working on research projects.

Current

3

Completed

8

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDStudy of the Interactions of Softwood Extractives and Model Compounds with Different Model Surfaces2011
PhDDevelopment of Low-Toxicity Wood Preservatives with a Focus on On-Farm Timber Treatment2012
PhDRemoval and Recovery of Pinus Radiata Wood Extractives from Process Water in Paper Manufacture by Froth Floatation process water in paper manufacture by froth flotation2013

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDOptimisation of the Norske Skog Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant at Boyer: The Role of Trace Metals and Vitamins
Candidate: Jason Nicholas Barnett
2013
PhDThe Stability of Wood Resin Colloids in Paper Manufacture
Candidate: Roland Arthur Lee
2012
PhDA Study of Wood Resin and Cationic Water Soluble Polymers: Wood Pitch Fixatives
Candidate: Douglas Scott McLean
2008
PhDStudy of the Interactions leading to Wood Resin Deposition
Candidate: David Quentin Vercoe
2005
MastersThe Effect of Wood Extractive Composition on Pitch Deposition
Candidate: Douglas Scott McLean
2003
MastersNovel methods in peroxide bleaching
Candidate: Daniel James Finnegan
1998
PhDDeveloping new processes for bleaching and de-inking of newsprint
Candidate: Madhu Mahagaonkar
1996
MastersDevelopment of a coupled process for bleaching of mechanical pulp and recycling newsprint
Candidate: Bimo Ariadi
1996