UQ RT Bauxite and
Alumina Technology Centre

Research

Journal Publications

Vaughan, James, Riggio, Justin, Chen, Jeff, Peng, Hong, Harris, Hugh H. and van der Ent, Antony. Characterisation and hydrometallurgical processing of nickel from tropical agromined bio-ore. Hydrometallurgy (2017)

Fu W., Vaughan J., Gillespie A. In situ AFM investigation of gibbsite growth in high ionic strength, highly alkaline, aqueous media. Hydrometallurgy (2016).

Salimi R. and Vaughan J. Crystallisation of tricalcium aluminate from sodium aluminate solution using slaked lime. Powder Technology (2016).

Fu W., Vaughan J., Gillespie A., Aroff N. Mechanisms of polyacrylate modified sodium oxalate crystallization from highly alkaline solutions. Crystal Growth & Design (2016).

Fu W., Vaughan  J., Gillespie,  A. Aspects of  the Mechanism  of Nucleation and  Intergrowth of Gibbsite Crystals on Sodium Oxalate Surfaces in Concentrated Alkaline Solutions. Crystal Growth and Design 15, 374-383 (2015).

Fu W., Vaughan J., Gillespie, A. In situ AFM investigation of heterogeneous nucleation and growth of sodium oxalate on industrial gibbsite surfaces in concentrated alkaline solution. Chemical Engineering Science, 126, 399-405 (2015).

Bansal N., Vaughan J., Boullemant A., Leong T. Determination of total mercury in bauxite and bauxite residue by flow injection cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry. Microchemical Journal, 113, 36 41 (2014).

Fu W., Vaughan J., Gillespie, A. Effects of Inorganic Anions on the Morphology of Sodium Oxalate Crystallized from Highly Alkaline Solutions. Crystal Growth & Design 14 (4), 1972-1980 (2014).

Salimi R., Vaughan J., Peng H. Solubility of tricalcium aluminate in synthetic spent Bayer liquor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2014).

Conference Publications

Bansal N., Vaughan J., Boullemant A., Leong T. The determination of mercury in environmental samples: a review. Chemeca 2013 : challenging tomorrow, 29 Sep – 2 Oct, Brisbane Australia (2013).

Bansal N., Vaughan J., Tam Wai Yin P., Boullemant A., Leong T. Chemical thermodynamics of mercury in the Bayer process. Proceedings of the Hydrometallurgy 2014 Conference, CIM, Victoria, Canada, June 22 25 (2014).

Fu W. and Vaughan J. Morphological investigation of sodium oxalate crystals grown in aqueous sodium hydroxide solution. Light Metals 2013, Ed.: B. Sadler, 191 194 (2013).

Fu W. and Vaughan J. A study of sodium oxalate growth on industrial gibbsite with in situ optical microscopy. Proceedings of the Hydrometallurgy 2014 Conference, CIM, Victoria, Canada, June 22 25 (2014).

Salimi R. and Vaughan J. Batch tricalcium aluminate crystallisation and particle morphology. Proceedings of the Hydrometallurgy 2014 Conference, CIM, Victoria, Canada, June  22 25 (2014).

Peng H., Vaughan J., Zieba M., The thermodynamic approach to predicting silicate solubility. Accepted for publication in: Proceedings of the 10th International Alumina Quality Workshop, April 19-23 Perth, Australia (2015).

Theses

Staun, Christen Edward Hoeg. Stabilisation of Mercury to a Non-Volatile Phase in Bayer Process Digestion MPhil Thesis, The University of Queensland (2017)

Bansal N. Mercury deportment in the Bayer process and highly alkaline solution electrochemistry. PhD Thesis, The University of Queensland (2015).

Fu W. Oxalate/gibbsite co-precipitation in the Bayer process. PhD Thesis, The University of Queensland (2015).

Salimi R. Crystallisation of tricalcium aluminate for use as a Bayer liquor filter aid. PhD Thesis, The University of Queensland (2015).