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Anita Parbhakar-Fox

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Anita Parbhakar-Fox

Research Fellow in Geoenvironmental Studies, ARC TMVC Research Hub

Room 505, Geology-Geography Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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anitap1@utas.edu.au

Anita completed her PhD in Environmental Geochemistry at CODES and is currently a Research Fellow in environmental geochemistry and mineralogy at the Discipline of Earth Sciences. Anita is focussed on mine waste characterisation in order to improve mine planning and waste management practices. She has developed new tests and protocols in this area, particularly for acid rock drainage (ARD) prediction. Anita is also involved in identifying remediation options for abandoned/ historical mine sites. Most recently, she has been characterising a range of mine waste materials to re-evaluate their economic potential.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversity Country Date of Award
PhDEstablishing the benefit of an integrated geochemistry-mineralogy-texture approach for acid rock drainage prediction.University of TasmaniaAustralia14/12/2012
MSci (1st Class Hons)Environmental GeologyImperial College, University of LondonUK1/09/2005

Biography

Before completing her PhD in 2012, Anita obtained a 1st class MSc (Hons) degree from Imperial College (University of London) in Environmental Geology (2005). Professionally, she has worked as an environmental consultant (2005-06) and as a research assistant for the AMIRA P843 geometallurgy project (2006-07). She worked part-time as a junior research fellow for the cooperative research centre for optimising resource extraction (CRC ORE; 2011-2012).

Research Themes

Anita's research is focussed on applied environmental geochemistry and mineralogy. Her research focuses on the development of better mine waste management practices for waste rock and tailings materials. Specifically, Anita has established an ARD toolbox and the geochemistry-mineralogy-texture (GMT) approach for early life-of-mine environmental characterisation to improve mine waste management. She has also established new environmental geometallurgy tools, which for example, make use of datasets collected from core scanning instruments.  Anita evaluates the influences of mineralogy and texture on acid formation, and is doing so using novel techniques such as the computed acid rock drainage (CARD) risk grade protocol and new kinetic testing protocols. In addition to this, she has developed better ways to efficiently screen and handle geochemical and mineralogical data. Anita has established a range of industry and government-funded projects in Tasmania which are focussed on tailings management, remediation and improved waste rock screening and placement. Anita is also working on projects which are focussed on the environmental characterisation and economic evaluation of pyrometallurgical slag waste materials, and gossans.

Memberships

Professional practice

Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)

Administrative expertise

Anita is currently managing several industry-funded projects for mining companies and the Tasmania government. Anita co-runs the X-ray diffractometry lab in Earth Sciences.

Teaching

Environmental Geochemistry, Environmental Mineralogy, Environmental Geometallurgy, Mine Waste Characterisation, Acid Rock Drainage Prediction.

Teaching expertise

  • KEA348 - Lecturer (Environmental Geology), UTas
  • MSc, Geoscience: Geometallurgy, UTas
  • One day workshop on Acid Rock Drainage Prediction

Teaching responsibility

  • KEA348 Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • KEA711 Master of Economic Geology

Research Appointments

  • Organising committee, AUSIMM 3rd International Geometallurgy Conference 2016 (environmental geometallurgy session chair)
  • Editorial board of the American Journal of Applied Geosciences (Open access)
  • Invited member of the CRC ORE Technical Advisory Panel (2012-15)

Research Invitations

  • 2014: Invited session chair, 3rd Process Mineralogy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2013: Invited speaker, Goldschmidt, Italy
  • 2012: Foundations of Geometallurgy, AUSIMM Short course, Hobart, Australia

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Expertise

  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Applied mineralogy
  • Mine waste management
  • Acid rock drainage prediction
  • Environmental geometallurgy

Awards

  • 2013: Nomination as a national CRC Early Career Researcher Finalist
  • 2012: Research Excellence Award from CRC ORE 
  • 2008-2009: Anita was awarded an SEG Graduate Student Fellowship (2008), a SEG Research Grant (2009) and an Enviromine scholarship (2009) during her PhD candidature
  • 2005: Anita was awarded Imperial's Warington Smythe Medal (2005) and a nomination for the UK Young Scientist of the Year (2005) for her MSci research

Collaboration

Anita has collaborated with researchers at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland who focus on mineral extraction, metallurgy, and contaminated land management.

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Exploration Geochemistry (040201)
  • Geology (040399)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Mineralogy and Crystallography (040306)
  • Inorganic Geochemistry (040202)
  • Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy (091499)
  • Hydrometallurgy (091403)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)
  • Mineral Processing/Beneficiation (091404)
  • Environmental Engineering (090799)

Research Objectives

  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities (849804)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities (849899)
  • Mineral Exploration (840199)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources (850299)
  • Management of Gaseous Waste From Mineral Resource Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases) (849801)
  • Mining Soils (961404)

Publications

Anita is a regular reviewer of manuscripts for Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Mine Water and the Environment, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Journal of Hazardous Materials, and Elements. She has completed nine book chapters for 'Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining' (Publisher: Springer, due for release late 2015/2016).

Total publications

84

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2013Conference PublicationParbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, Bradshaw DJ, 'Cost-effective means for identifying acid rock drainage risks: Integration of the geochemistry-mineralogy-texture approach and geometallurgical techniques', Proceedings of The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013, 30 September-2 October 2013, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 143-154. ISBN 9781921522970 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser B

2011Journal ArticleParbhakar-Fox A, Edraki M, Walters S, Bradshaw D, '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, 24, (12) pp. 1277-1287. ISSN 0892-6875 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2011.04.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Walters S

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Journal Article

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2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Feig S, Goemann K, Huntington J, 'Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation', Minerals Engineering pp. 1-15. ISSN 0892-6875 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2016.11.008 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fox N; Feig S; Goemann K

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hill R, Ferguson T, Maynard B, 'Improved mine waste characterisation through static blended test work', Minerals Engineering pp. 1-11. ISSN 0892-6875 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2017.09.011 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fox N

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2016Hunt J, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, Van Veen E, Goemann K, 'Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks from the Iberian Pyrite Belt', Minerals Engineering, 87 pp. 45-53. ISSN 0892-6875 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.12.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hunt J; Goemann K

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2016Jackson LM, Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of the Old Tailings Dam, Australia: evaluating the effectiveness of a water cover for long-term AMD control', Applied Geochemistry, 68 pp. 64-78. ISSN 0883-2927 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.03.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Jackson LM

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2016Noble TL, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Evaluation of pH testing methods for sulfidic mine waste', Mine Water and the Environment, 35, (3) pp. 318-331. ISSN 1025-9112 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10230-015-0356-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Noble TL

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2016Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Geoenvironmental Characterisation of Heap Leach Materials at Abandoned Mines: Croydon Au-Mines, QLD, Australia', Minerals, 6, (2) Article 52. ISSN 2075-163X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/min6020052 [eCite] [Details]

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2016van Veen EM, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hunt J, '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, 563-564 pp. 835-844. ISSN 0048-9697 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Fox N

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2015Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser BG, 'A critical review of acid rock drainage prediction methods and practices', Minerals Engineering, 82 pp. 107-124. ISSN 0892-6875 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.03.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Lottermoser BG

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2014Parbhakar-Fox AK, Edraki M, Hardie K, Kadletz O, Hall T, '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, 137 pp. 11-28. ISSN 0375-6742 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2013.10.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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2013Brough CP, Warrender R, Bowell RJ, Barnes A, Parbhakar-Fox A, 'The process mineralogy of mine wastes', Minerals Engineering, 52 pp. 125-135. ISSN 0892-6875 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2013.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2013Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, Bradshaw D, 'Evaluating waste rock mineralogy and microtexture during kinetic testing for improved acid rock drainage prediction', Minerals Engineering, 52 pp. 111-124. ISSN 0892-6875 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2013.04.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19

Co-authors: Lottermoser B

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2011Parbhakar-Fox A, Edraki M, Walters S, Bradshaw D, '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, 24, (12) pp. 1277-1287. ISSN 0892-6875 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2011.04.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Walters S

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2007Parbhakar A, Cuadros J, Sephton MA, Dubbin W, Coles BJ, et al., 'Adsorption of L-lysine on montmorillonite', Colloids and Surfaces A, 307 pp. 142-149. ISSN 0927-7757 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2007.05.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 33

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Chapter in Book

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Moltzen J, Lottermoser B, 'Chemical Staining Techniques for Drill Core Characterization', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 97-114. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fox N; Lottermoser B

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2017Berry RF, Danyushevsky LV, Goemann K, Parbhakar-Fox A, Rodemann T, 'Micro-analytical Technologies for Mineral Mapping and Trace Element Deportment', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 55-72. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Berry RF; Danyushevsky LV; Goemann K; Rodemann T

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2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Metal Mobility from Sulfidic Waste Rocks Using Micro-Analytical Tools, Spray, Tasmania', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 263-277. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_15 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fox N; Lottermoser B

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2017Jackson LM, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Cooke DR, Harris AC, et al., '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, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia, pp. 1-18. ISBN 1-59140-557-2 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Jackson LM; Fox N; Cooke DR; Meffre S; Danyushevsky L; Goemann K; Rodemann T

2017Noble TL, Lottermoser B, Parbhakar-Fox A, 'pH Testing Methods for Sulfidic Mine Wastes', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 199-210. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Noble TL; Lottermoser B

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2017Noble TL, Parbhakar-Fox A, Berry RF, Lottermoser B, 'Mineral Dust Emissions at Metalliferous Mine Sites', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 281-306. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_16 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Noble TL; Berry RF; Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Predicting Waste Properties Using the Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Texture-Geometallurgy Approach', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 73-96. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_5 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Aalders J, Jackson L, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage Using Field-Based Testing Tools', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 115-138. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Aalders J; Jackson L; Lottermoser B

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2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Metal Mobility from Sulfidic Waste Rocks Using Micro-analytical Tools, Baal Gammon, Northern Australia', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 243-262. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_14 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fox N; Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Hunt J, Lottermoser B, van Veen EM, Fox N, 'Prediction of Leachate Quality for a Gossan Dump, Angostura, Spain', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 221-241. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_13 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B; Fox N

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Principles of Sulfide Oxidation and Acid Rock Drainage', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 15-34. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Sulfidic Waste Characteristics', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 35-53. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Predictive Waste Classification Using Field-Based and Environmental Geometallurgy Indicators, Mount Lyell, Tasmania', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 157-177. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Predictive Waste Classification Using the Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Texture-Geometallurgy (GMTG) Approach at a Polymetallic Mine', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 179-196. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_10 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, Hartner R, Berry RF, Noble TL, 'Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage from Automated Mineralogy', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 139-156. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B; Berry RF; Noble TL

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2017van Veen EM, Lottermoser B, Parbhakar-Fox A, Hunt J, 'Predicting Plant Metal Bioaccessibility at the Historic Wheal Maid Tailings Lagoons, Cornwall, UK', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 397-408. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_22 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lottermoser B

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Conference Publication

(26 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Somers A, 'Microanalytical techniques for characterising critical metal deportment in mine materials', Process Mineralogy 17 Programme, 20-22 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 1-12. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Dominy SC, 'Sampling and blending in geoenvironmental campaigns - current practice and future opportunities (Keynote speaker)', Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending, 09-11 May 2017, Perth, WA, pp. 45-54. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Glen J, Kemp D, 'Extraction of cobalt from historic sulphide tailings using bioleaching', Plenary Presentation, 9-11 June 2017, Ahmedabad, India (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser BG, 'Effectively linking mining geology with waste management - a case study from western Tasmania', Proceedings of the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference, 20-22 September 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hill R, Ferguson T, Maynard B, 'Improved mine waste characterisation through static blended test work', Process Mineralogy 17 Programme, 20-22 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 1-23. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2016Clifton R, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Evaluating applications of bed and fly ash for controlling acid and metalliferous drainage - examples from Tasmanian mine wastes', Proceedings for the Life-of-Mine 2016 Conference, 28-30 September 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Clifton R; Fox N

2016Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Moltzen J, 'Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation', Sustainable Minerals 2016, 23-24 June 2016, Cornwall, United Kingdom, pp. 1-22. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Jackson L, 'Geometallurgical evaluations of mine waste - an example from the Old Tailings Dam, Savage River, Tasmania', Proceedings of the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 193-204. ISBN 9781925100457 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fox N; Jackson L

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Kemp D, Glen J, 'Metal extraction using bioleaching: an example from the Old Tailings Dam, Tasmania, Australia', Biohydrometallurgy 2016, 20-22 June 2016, Cornwall, United Kingdom, pp. 1-14. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016van Veen E, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hunt J, Lottermoser BG, 'Fingerprinting environmental impacts of mining - a test for plant bioaccessibility', Proceedings of the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 205-206. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2016Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser BG, 'Critical and deleterious metal deportment in sulfidic waste rocks, Baal Gammon, north Queensland', Proceedings of the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 173-182. ISBN 9781925100457 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2015Berry R, Hunt J, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) from calculated mineralogy', Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, 21-24 April 2015, Santiago, Chile, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-956-9393-28-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Berry R; Hunt J; Lottermoser B

2015Hunt J, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, van Veen E, 'Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks, Angostura copper mine, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Spain', Precious Metals 15 Programme, 11-12 May, Falmouth, United Kingdom (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hunt J; Lottermoser BG

2015Jackson L, Parbhakar-Fox A, Gregory D, Hughes A, Agius J, et al., 'Evaluating the benefits of water covers as a rehabilitation strategy in temperate climates: a Tasmanian perspective', Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, 21-24 April 2015, Santiago, Chile, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-956-9393-28-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jackson L; Gregory D

2015Jackson LM, Parbhakar-Fox A, Hughes A, Agius J, Ferguson T, et al., 'Microanalytical evaluations of the Savage River Old Tailings Dam, North-west Tasmania', Proceedings of the Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century Conference 2015, 27-28 July 2015, Sydney, Australia, pp. 111-123. ISBN 978 1 925100 30 3 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jackson LM

2015Parbhakar-Fox A, Aalders J, Lottermoser B, 'Effective field-based testing tools for rapid ARD prediction', Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, 21-24 April 2015, Santiago, Chile, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-956-9393-28-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Aalders J; Lottermoser B

2014Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Domaining acid rock drainage risks using geometallurgical data', Proceedings of 8th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, 28 April - 2 May 2014, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 483-494. ISBN 978-0-9924856-0-3 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser B

2014Parbhakar-Fox AK, Lottermoser BG, 'Prediction of acid rock drainage from automated mineralogy: the computed acid rock drainage (CARD) risk grade', Process Mineralogy 14 Programme, 17-19 November, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser BG

2013Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, Bradshaw DJ, 'Cost-effective means for identifying acid rock drainage risks: Integration of the geochemistry-mineralogy-texture approach and geometallurgical techniques', Proceedings of The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013, 30 September-2 October 2013, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 143-154. ISBN 9781921522970 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser B

2012Noble T, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Limitations of acidity testing in acid mine drainage prediction', 9th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry 2012, 2012, Averio, Portugal (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Noble T; Lottermoser BG

2012Noble T, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Re-evaluating pH tests in mine water prediction', Water in Mining 2012, 2012, Santiago, Chile, pp. 504-512. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Noble T; Lottermoser BG

2012Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Mineralogical and textural controls on acid rock drainage formation: a case study from Northern Queensland', 34th International Geological Congress Abstracts, 5-10 August, Brisbane, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Parbhakar-Fox A, Edraki M, Bradshaw D, Walters SG, 'Development of a textural acid rock drainage index for classifying acid formation', Proceedings of the 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy, 1-5 August 2011, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 513-521. ISBN 978-3-642-27681-1 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27682-8_61 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walters SG

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2011Parbhakar-Fox AK, Edraki M, Walters S, Bradshaw D, 'A new approach to integration of mineralogy, geochemistry and texture for improving prediction of acid metalliferous drainage from abandoned mines', Proceedings of the Seventh Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, 21-24 June, Darwin, NT, pp. 1-24. ISBN 978-0-9750304-6-2 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Parbhakar-Fox A, Edraki M, Walters S, 'Developments in acid rock drainage prediction: A case study on the abandoned Croydon Au-mines, QLD, Australia', Proceedings of 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, 17-20 August 2009, Townsville, Australia, pp. 774-776. ISBN 978-0-9805-5868-5 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Napier-Munn T, Parbhakar AK, Edraki M, Bradshaw D, 'Managing ARD potential through mine planning and mineral processing practice', Proceedings of the Sixth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, 15-18 April, Burnie, Tasmania, pp. 351-374. ISBN 978-0-9750304-6-2 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains kinetic trials: interim report 1', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Kinetic trials of Scotia mine tailings: testing the application of a lime cover', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2016Parbhakar-Fox, Fox N, 'Geochemical and mineralogical characterisation of the abandoned Scotia mine, Northern Tasmania', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2015Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Characterising pyrite chemistry at the OTD: evaluating tailings reprocessing as a management option', SRRP, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Environmental characterisation of North Pit Waste Rock, Savage River Mine, Tasmania', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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2015Parbhakar-Fox AK, Aalders JG, Fox N, Jackson L, Lottermoser BG, 'Assessing acid rock drainage potential of footwall materials at the Rosebery Mine, Tasmania', MMG, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Aalders JG; Fox N; Jackson L; Lottermoser BG

2014Parbhakar-Fox AK, Lottermoser BG, 'Predictive waste classification at the Rosebery Mine using field and advanced laboratory techniques', MMG, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser BG

Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Waste + Waste', MONA Museum, Beridale, TAS (2017) [Other Exhibition]

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Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Deverell K, Parbhakar-Fox AK, Gooch T, 'Centurion Tree', Keith Deverell Studio, https://vimeo.com/177028641, pp. 1 (2016) [Minor Creative Work]

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Other Public Output

(20 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Waste is a design flaw', Materials World, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, November, pp. 46-47. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'A Rising Star: Anita Parbhakar-Fox', Rising Stars Series, MEI Blog, Australia (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Establishing effective mineralogical and geochemical techniques for deposit-wide geoenvironmental characterisation: Laver, Sweden', Transforming the Mining Value Chain ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub, Hobart, Tasmania, Interim Report 1, July (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, Fox N, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 3', Transforming the Mining Value Chain, Hobart, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, Fox N, 'Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products', Transforming the Mining Value Chain, Hobart, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Jackson L, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 4', ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transforming the Mine Value Chain (TMVC), University of Tasmania, Australia, August, p. 1. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Fox N; Jackson L

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, ': How mine waste can be mined a second time', ZolotoDobycha, Irgiredmet, Russia, 9, 24 (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Parbhakar-Fox A, 'De-risking mine waste through greener metal production', Australian Resources and Investment, Executive Media Pty Ltd., Australia, 10, 4 (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 2', Grange Resources Ltd, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2016Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 29 June (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'A haunting soundtrack to a movie not yet made on Monday Drive', Interview on Eastside FM Sydney Drive Program, 89.7 Eastside FM Radio, Paddington NSW, 01 August (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Tasmania's polluted King and Queen rivers draw of PhD student research', ABC news, Australia (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Parbhakar-Fox AK, 'Combining waste from two industries could help environment and stop acid leaching', ABC News, ABC, Australia (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Parbhakar-Fox AK, Fox N, 'Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products', Transforming the Mining Value Chain, Hobart, Australia, p. 28. (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2014Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Reinventing the wheel', Materials World, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, United Kingdom, December, pp. 51-53. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2014Parbhakar-Fox A, 'Reinventing the ARD testing wheel: establishing an environmental geometallurgy + geochemistry-mineralogy-texture (GMT) approach', SEG Newsletter, Society of Economic Geologists, United States of America, 98, pp. 26-27. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2014Parbhakar-Fox A, Aalders J, 'Geochemical characterisation of tailings: Scotia Mine, Tasmania', CRC ORE, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-20. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Aalders J

2014Parbhakar-Fox AK, Lottermoser BG, Noble TL, Berry RF, 'A new laboratory test for leachate quality: the Computed Acid Rock Drainage (CARD) risk grade', CRC ORE, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-121. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser BG; Noble TL; Berry RF

2013Parbhakar-Fox AK, Lottermoser BG, 'Establishing environmental geometallurgy indicators for predicting acid rock drainage, Copper Mines Tasmania', Vedanta, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-161. (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser BG

2011Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Predictive environmental indicators in mining', CRC ORE, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-142. (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser B

Grants & Funding

Anita has established several independent research consulting contracts with mining companies and state government departments. These contracts are valued between $6K and $75K.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

17

Total funding

$2,297,698

Projects

Determining bioaccessibility risks at the historic Aberfoyle tailings site, northeast Tasmania: opportunities for effective rehabilitation (2017)$4,500
Description
In Tasmania, there are approximately 4,000 legacy mines sites, of which 215 pose an environmental threat through acid mine drainage (AMD} risks (Pepper et al., 2014). For such sites (the majority of which are state government managed), a cost effective and environmentally sustainable method for AMD treatment is needed. One such site is the Aberfoyle tin mine tailings dam, Rossarden,East Tasmania (ca. 57 km southeast of Launceston). Mining at Aberfoyle, Rossarden commenced in 1931 until 1982 and targeted tin and wolfram, producing 11,000 tonnes and 3,500 tonnes respectively(Thompson and Brett, 1994). Tailings were disposed of around the mill, and into a designated tailings dam north of the mine. Whilst metal sulphides (which oxidise and generate AMD) were largely removed from the tailings through flotation processes (i.e., to recover copper and silver), these tailings remained apotential contamination risk as demonstrated in 1969 when the dam burst, releasing water containing elevated cadmium and zinc concentrations. A similar incident was also experienced in 1986 (Allan, 1986}.During a site visit in February 2016, areas of the dam were noticeably dry, and likely have been for anumber of years. Vegetation cover trials as a rehabilitation strategy have been conducted by MineralResources Tasmania in order to stabilise the tailings surface (i.e., limit dust generation), creating aphysical barrier to retard sulphide oxidation and alleviate copper contamination, with limited success
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($4,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2017
Establishing effective mineralogical and geochemical techniques for geoenvironmental characterisation: Laver, Sweden (2017 - 2018)$54,768
Description
This project will develop and implement effective field based tests for geoenvironmental characterisation which in turn will inform both waste classification and management strategies at the Lill-Laverberget porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Laver, Sweden.
Funding
Boliden AB ($54,768)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Period
2017 - 2018
Cobalt Recovery from Mine Tailings using Bioleaching: Environmental and Economic Benefits (2017)$20,000
Description
This data will help to develop a new tailings retreatment decision making model (accounting for the ecological benefits of reprocessing the acid forming tailings) will be developed. Therefore, this research offers an innovative option for the future management of the OTD with the aim of improving conditions for aquatic life in the Savage River. The specific tasks to be undertaken in this project (conducted at ALS Metallurgy labs) are as follows: 1. Perform flotation experiments on the existing tailings material (held at ALS, Burnie) and identify the optimum chemical testing procedure to recover the highest quantity of pyrite to produce a concentrate (experimental approach in Figure 1).2. Bioleach the pyrite concentrates using optimum conditions with a target of achieving total oxidation in < 10 days (experimental approach shown in Figure 2), assay and XRD analyses to be performed on liquids and solids to track the reaction progress.3. Collect the final pregnant liquor and perform precipitation reactions to recover cobalt.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($15,000); Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2017
Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of historical slag (2017)$4,715
Description
This project will examine slag materials from 2 sites in Tasmania and will use microanalysis and mineral chemistry techniques toexplore if there remain any recoverable metals, and if so, determine which processing methodologies are best suited. It will also simulate dust generation from these wastes to identify if there is preferential deportment of deleterious metals into finer particle size fractions.
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($4,715)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK; Fox N; Olin PH
Year
2017
Integrated kinetic testing for best practice mine waste characterisation (2017)$48,950
Description
The trend in mining towards larger, lower grade ores, means that >99% of material mined is waste. Often this waste contains sulfide minerals that produce acid by processes known as acid rock drainage and metal leaching (ARDML). If this acidic drainage enters water courses, toxic metals may enter the surrounding ecosystem and become bio-accessible to humans. Management of mine waste is therefore critical to protect communities and reduce liabilities when the mine reaches end of life. This project is looking to develop best practice for ARDML management.
Funding
Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering ($48,950)
Scheme
Grant-Global Connections Fund Bridging Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK; Brough C
Year
2017
Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products (2016)$9,941
Description
Grange Resources seek to better understand the mechanics of the single-addition net acidgeneration (NAG) pH test, which is used at their operations to classify waste materials at theSavage River mine, Tasmania. This test involves the addition of a prescribed volume {250 ml)of hydrogen peroxide (H202) to powdered waste rock (2.5 g). The materials are given time toreact, before heating, cooling and measuring the 'NAG' pH. However, NAG pH discrepancieswere noted between two different laboratories which perform NAG testing for GrangeResources. As a uniform NAG test standard was not used at both laboratories, ascertainingexact reasons for the discrepancy is speculative (i.e., laboratory technician error, wrongstrength of H202, incomplete reaction of waste materials). However, limitations associatedwith NAG testing have been reported. For example, Parbhakar-Fox et al. (2011) argued thatusing a single-addition test is inappropriate for samples containing > 0.3 wt. % sulphidesulphuras they do not completely react; therefore acidity generated is underestimated.More recently, observations of excessively basic pH readings for carbonate-bearing wastematerials have been made in-house (at UTas) and by Charles et al. (2015). They suggest thatthe time after cooling the NAG solution is a controlling factor in the final NAG pHmeasurement, due to disequilibrium with C02. This research project will focus on testingthis hypothesis.
Funding
Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd ($9,941)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2016
Metal extraction from mine tailings using bioleaching: Environmental and economic benefits (2016)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2016
Integrating mineralogical evaluations into kinetic testing protocols (2016)$7,000
Description
Acid Rock Drainage and Metal Leaching (ARDML) risk assessments are required for Pre-Feasibility/Feasibility level mine design evaluations. Specifically, long-term kinetic geochemical tests are conducted of which humidity cell tests (HCT) are the most common. They enable prediction of weathering by periodically adding water to waste materials and measuring leachate chemistry. Assessments of mineralogy, texture and mineral chemistry do not feature in the HCT workflow despite their direct control on leachate chemistry. In our research and commercial projects we have used state-ofthe-art mineralogy and mineral chemistry tools to assess these parameters. However, a formalised integrated protocol has yet to be introduced to the mining industry. This collaboration aims to establish a global best practice standard for kinetic testing.
Funding
Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant - Global Connections Fund Priming Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2016
Geochemical and mineralogical characterisation of the abandoned Scotia mine, Northern Tasmania (2015)$21,753
Description
This project will focus on identifying sources of acid rock drainage at the abandoned Scotia Mine, which currently is negatively impacting on the water quality of the adjacent Ringarooma River. The outcomes of this project will guide the rehabilitation of this legacy site. The information alongside bulk geochemical mineralogical data (CS analysis, XRD and XRF) will allow for full ARD static test characterisation of Scotia tailings materials. In addition, samples will be collected for kinetic testing using a 30-week column leach procedure.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($21,753)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK; Danyushevsky LV
Year
2015
Characterising pyrite chemistry at the OTD: evaluating tailings reprocessing as a management option (2015)$9,258
Description
This project will focus on characterising the chemistry of tailings at the historic Old Tailings Dam using laser ablation ICPMS and microscopy. A scoping study indicated potentially elevated Co. We aim to determine if this is pervasive, and if so, if its recovery is economic. This is part of a site rehabilitation evaluation.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($9,258)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2015
Environmental characterisation of North Pit Waste Rock, Savage River Mine, Tasmania (2015)$13,294
Description
This project will perform static testwork and mineralogical analyses on waste rock materials collected from North Pit, Savage River mine. The project will focus on the novel use of blends of waste materials in static test work as a means of predicting leachate chemistry.
Funding
Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd ($13,294)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2015
Kinetic trials of Scotia mine tailings: an evaluation of water quality (Project 2) (2015)$11,500
Description
This project will focus on determining how acid forming tailings at the abandoned Scotia Mine will behave long-term through kinetic testing of pure tailings blends with neutralising additives. The outcomes of this project will guide rehabilitation at this site.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($11,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2015
Savage River: Kinetic trials of waste rock materials: Tasmania (2015 - 2018)$32,295
Description
This is a three year research project which will evaluate the geochemical and mineralogical evolution of mine waste materialstaken from a new mining project (Long Plains).
Funding
Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd ($32,295)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Period
2015 - 2018
Predictive Waste Classification at the Rosebery Mine using Field and Advanced Laboratory Techniques (2014)$64,685
Description
The key aims of this project are: 1) the establishment of a robust waste classification scheme using non-destructive field techniques and a combination of low-cost and state-of-the-art laboratory methods to identify NAF, PAF, ANC and NM units; 2) the development of best practice environmental protocols in collaboration with the MMG project team; 3) the acquisition of environmental deposit knowledge and an improved predictive understanding of acid rock drainage (ARD) from the Rosebery ore bodies and host rocks.
Funding
MMG Australia LImited ($64,685)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2014
Assessing Acid Rock Drainage Potential of Footwall Materials at the Rosebery Mine, Tasmania (2014)$76,188
Description
The key outputs of this project are: 1) review of geochemical data using new CRC ORE data analysis methods and visualisation tools 2) validation and implementation of CRC ORE geochemical static tests; 3) the development of a new low-cost sulphide-sulphur speciation methodology.
Funding
MMG Australia LImited ($76,188)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK; Lottermoser BG
Year
2014
Establishing Environmental Geometallurgy Indicators for Predicting Acid Rock Drainage (2013)$6,350
Funding
CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction ($6,350)
Scheme
Grant-Co-operative Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK
Year
2013
Environmental Indicators (2011 - 2015)$1,897,501
Funding
CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction ($1,897,501)
Scheme
Grant-Co-operative Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McPhie J; Lottermoser BG; Parbhakar-Fox AK; Noble T
Period
2011 - 2015

Research Supervision

Anita is currently supervising one PhD candidate (Laura Jackson, 2015-2018) and two honours students (2015). She is currently looking for new PhD candidates focussed on applied environmental geoscience, and has several potential honours projects looking at characterising mine waste materials and trialling new remediation strategies.

Current

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDomaining of acid rock drainage potential in drill core2015
PhDRecovery of Ferric Pigments from Acid Mine Drainage2016
PhDGeoenvironmental Characterisation of Historic MineTailings: Evaluating opportunities for reprocessing2017