Dr Peter Sanderson

Dr Peter Sanderson

Research Associate

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

Career Summary

Biography

Peter has worked in soil chemistry related research for over six years. The focus of his research has been in the area of environmental assessment and remediation. He completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science in 2005 at Adelaide University and later completed Honours at UniSA examining the Ecotoxicity of Lead using a Multispecies Soil System. He received first class honours and a UniSA medal for academic achievement.

In 2009 Peter received a Scholarship from CRC CARE to undertake PhD studies, supervised by Professor Ravi Naidu. His thesis topic was 'Chemical stabilization of lead in shooting range soils'. The project examined in situ management of heavy metals in soil, examining the role of soil properties and soil amendments on bioavailability. After being awarded his doctorate in 2013 he went on to do further research on optimisation of chemical stabilisation of heavy metals in soil. He has published several papers on aspects of this work including site characterisation, ecotoxicity and bioaccessibility investigations. 

In 2015 Peter commenced a position at the University of Newcastle as a Research Associate. The focus of his current research is on assessment and management of metal contaminated soils using a risk-based approach.



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science, University of Adelaide

Keywords

  • Bioavailability
  • Chemical stabilization
  • Lead
  • Soil chemistry

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) 35
050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) 30
050206 Environmental Monitoring 35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
2/09/2013 - 2/04/2015 Post Doctoral Resarch

Post Doctor Research on Optimising the Application of Phosphorus for Chemical Stabilisation of Shooting Range Soil - Funded by CRC CARE

University of South Australia
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Basak BB, Sarkar B, Biswas DR, Sarkar S, Sanderson P, Naidu R, 'Bio-Intervention of Naturally Occurring Silicate Minerals for Alternative Source of Potassium: Challenges and Opportunities', Advances in Agronomy, Elsevier, Cambridge, MA 115-145 (2017) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/bs.agron.2016.10.016
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Ravi Naidu
2017 Lamb D, Sanderson P, Wang L, Kader M, Naidu R, 'Phytocapping of mine waste at derelict mine sites in New South Wales', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation, CRC PRESS, Boca Raton 215-240 (2017)
Co-authors Dane Lamb, Ravi Naidu, Liang Wang, Balaji Seshadri, Nanthi Bolan, Kim Colyvas
2017 Gurung SR, Wijesekara H, Seshadri B, Stewart RB, Gregg PEH, Bolan NS, 'Sources and management of acid mine drainage', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 33-56 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from both active and abandoned mine sites is a major environmental issue for the mining industry in environme... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from both active and abandoned mine sites is a major environmental issue for the mining industry in environmentally concerned regions of the world (Gray 1997, Lindsay et al. 2015). The term is used to describe any seepage, leachate, or drainage affected by the oxidation products of sulfide minerals in mine sites when exposed to air and water (Figure 3.1). Both chemical reactions and biological transformations are recognized as being responsible for generating AMD (Lindsay et al. 2015). AMD is typically characterized by low pH and high levels of dissolved metal salts, as well as high concentrations of acidity, sulfate, iron, and other metals (Gray 1997). Once the AMD process begins, it is difficult to control, often accelerates, and is likely to persist for decades or centuries. In the absence of natural or added neutralizing materials 34(carbonate minerals such as calcite or dolomite), the AMD is likely to contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as Fe, Al, Mn, Cu, Pb, Zn, and Cd, which can cause serious environmental problems in soil and water systems (Sengupta 1994)

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Balaji Seshadri, Kim Colyvas, Dane Lamb, Nanthi Bolan
2017 Bolan NS, Kirkham MB, Ok YS, 'Spoil to soil: Mine site rehabilitation and revegetation', 1-371 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation presents both fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetati... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation presents both fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine sites. Through three major themes, it examines characterization of mine site spoils; remediation of chemical, physical and biological constraints of mine site spoils, including post mine-site land-use practices; and revegetation of remediated mine site spoils. Each theme includes chapters featuring case studies involving mine sites around the world. The final section focuses specifically on case studies with successful mine site rehabilitation. The book provides a narrative of how inert spoil can be converted to live soil. Instructive illustrations show mine sites before and after rehabilitation. The purpose of this book is to provide students, scientists, and professional personnel in the mining industry sensible, science-based information needed to rehabilitate sustainably areas disturbed by mining activities. This book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in environmental, earth, and soil sciences; environmental and soil scientists; and mine site environmental engineers and regulators

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Dane Lamb, Balaji Seshadri, Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu, Kim Colyvas
2017 Bolan NS, Kirkham MB, Ok YS, 'Preface', xi-xii (2017)
DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan, Balaji Seshadri, Dane Lamb, Kim Colyvas
2017 Murdoch D, Karunanithi R, 'Profitable beef cattle production on rehabilitated mine lands', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 111-122 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Australian beef cattle industry is one of the most efficient and ranks third largest in beef export in the world, contributing 4% ... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Australian beef cattle industry is one of the most efficient and ranks third largest in beef export in the world, contributing 4% of beef supply. As on 2013, the meat value produced from beef cattle, in Australia is estimated to be $12.3 billion (Fastfacts, 2013). Beef cattle production ranges from intensive farms on fertile lands to extensive range lands. With the increase in human population and increase in affordability of meat-based food, the demand for beef cattle is also increasing

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Balaji Seshadri, Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan, Dane Lamb, Kim Colyvas
2017 Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Colyvas K, Seshadri B, Ok YS, Awad YM, et al., 'Use of biowaste for mine site rehabilitation: A meta-analysis on soil carbon dynamics', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 59-74 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ¿Mining¿ refers to the excavation of economically important resources from terrestrial landmasses, thereby generating a large quantity... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ¿Mining¿ refers to the excavation of economically important resources from terrestrial landmasses, thereby generating a large quantity of valuable precursors for commercial and industrial activities. Mineral products such as coal, aluminum, copper, iron, gold, and mineral sand are examples from the mining industry. Though mining advances global economic prosperity, this industry severely disturbs the land, water resources, and the environment (Figure 4.1). Mined waste materials such as tailings, subsoils, oxidized wastes, and fireclay are the main causes for land disturbance. Presence of potentially hazardous substances such as heavy metals in elevated concentrations in the mined waste materials has caused land contamination. Poor soil characteristics such as low-level organic matter and poor soil texture and structure have resulted in deterioration of the land, adversely affecting the establishment of plants and soil microbial flora and fauna (Boyer et al. 2011, Johnson 2003, Larney and Angers 2012, Sopper 1992). Disturbed mine sites are known to contaminate water resources 60 61in many countries, mainly from acid mine drainage (Bolan et al. 2003, Lindsay et al. 2015, Taylor et al. 1997). Therefore, these sites need to be rehabilitated to minimize potential environmental consequences, thereby enhancing their utilization. Revegetation of mine sites is one of the potential strategies that can be applied to improve these disturbed land masses. Here, infertile soil properties are improved by a series of processes such as land application of biowastes

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Dane Lamb, Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu, Balaji Seshadri, Kim Colyvas
2017 Thangavel R, Karunanithi R, Wijesekara H, Yan Y, Seshadri B, Bolan NS, 'Phytotechnologies for mine site rehabilitation', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 203-214 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Soils are a prime and very important natural resource, and soil fertility is a major concern for sustainable agriculture and economic ... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Soils are a prime and very important natural resource, and soil fertility is a major concern for sustainable agriculture and economic development of any country. In recent decades, problems of contaminated land sites, water bodies, groundwater, and air worldwide have increased manyfold due to anthropogenic activities. Mining is one of the anthropogenic activities that cause pollution problems in, around, and outside of mining areas. It results in the mobilization of metals and organic and inorganic substances into the environment, which causes pollution of air, soils, sediments, vegetation, and surface and groundwater. It also increases the morbidity and mortality of plant and animal species and results in the loss of visual, aesthetic characteristics of landscapes (Bolan et al. 2003; Pavli et al. 2015)

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Balaji Seshadri, Dane Lamb, Kim Colyvas, Nanthi Bolan
2017 Sarkar B, Wijesekara H, Mandal S, Singh M, Bolan NS, 'Characterization and improvement in physical, chemical, and biological properties of mine wastes', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 3-16 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Degradation of land resources as a result of mining activities poses serious threat to the environment. It has been estimated that aro... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Degradation of land resources as a result of mining activities poses serious threat to the environment. It has been estimated that around 0.4 × 106km2area of land is impacted by mining activities around the world (Hooke and Martín-Duque 2012). Unfortunately, a significant percentage of this area has never been reclaimed, which poses health risks to ecosystems and humans. Often, these wastes contain hazardous substances such as heavy metals, organic contaminants, radionuclides, and crushed limestone, where the latter could become a potential source of atmospheric CO2emission. Thus, they not only pose serious risk to the groundwater and surface water, but also to the atmosphere (Wijesekara et al. 2016). In order to tackle the issues related to mine wastes and manage the affected sites sustainably, an appropriate physical, chemical, and biological characterization of waste materials becomes very prudent. Due to the lack of both above- and below-ground biodiversity, mine waste sites are very poor in organic matter content. This in return leads to poor seed germination, plant growth, and vegetation establishment. In many cases, the associated toxic contaminants also seriously compromise the soil health, microbial life, and plant growth (Castillejo and Castelló 2010, Larney and Angers 2012). This chapter describes the physicochemical characteristics of mine wastes, including spoil, tailings, and overburden, by underpinning their source-property relationships. The value of readily available biowaste resources, including biosolids, composts, and manures, in improving such physicochemical properties of mining-impacted soils/sites is also discussed

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu, Kim Colyvas, Dane Lamb, Balaji Seshadri
2017 Lamb D, Sanderson P, Wang L, Kader M, Naidu R, 'Phytocapping of mine waste at derelict mine sites in New South Wales', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 215s-240s (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Historically, mining of metalliferous ore bodies was a relatively dispersed activity, with numerous small mines occurring throughout m... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Historically, mining of metalliferous ore bodies was a relatively dispersed activity, with numerous small mines occurring throughout many western countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia (Soucek et al. 2000, Grant et al. 2002, Mayes et al. 2009). Many metalliferous mine sites began operation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and were abandoned in most instances before the environmental movement in Western countries. As such, there was very little recognition of the potential impacts caused by the dispersal of metal toxicants such as arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) into the surrounding environments from these sites. Many of these contaminants are cariogenic in humans (e.g., As), cause a range of human health-related impacts (Pb, Cd), and are toxic to ecological receptors in nearby streams and surrounding terrestrial environments (Cu, Zn, Mn, Ni). As a result of the lack of regard for potential impacts, much of the mining waste was discarded carelessly throughout mining sites, and in some cases, directly into nearby watercourses

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Dane Lamb, Liang Wang, Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu, Balaji Seshadri
2017 Adhikari T, Dharmarajan R, 'Nanoscale materials for mine site remediation', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 95-108 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In the era of global competition, mineral exploitation has been significantly increased resulting in pressure on the environment in th... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In the era of global competition, mineral exploitation has been significantly increased resulting in pressure on the environment in the form of massive deforestation, soil pollution, and erosion. Despite global economic importance, mineral industries have adversely affected the ecosystems across the world. The impact of mine waste in soil depends on its type and composition, commodity being mined, type of ore, and technologies used to process the ore. Mining types and activities are several, which include surface mining, underground mining, openpit mining, in situ mining, pillar mining, slope mining, block caving, and quarrying. And thus mine waste materials vary in their physical and chemical composition and potential for soil contamination. The different 96types of mine waste materials are overburden, waste rock, tailings, slags, mine water, sludge, and gaseous wastes. Overburden includes the soil and rock that are removed to gain access to the ore deposits at openpit mines. It is usually dumped on the surface at mine sites where it will not hinder further expansion of the mining operation. Waste rock contains minerals in concentrations considered too low to be extracted at a profit. It is often stored in heaps on the mine site. Tailings are finely ground rock and mineral waste products of mineral processing operations. They also contain leftover processing chemicals, and usually are deposited in the form of water-based slurry into tailings ponds. Slags are nonmetallic by-products from metal smelting. Mine water is produced in a number of ways at mine sites and varies in its quality and potential for environmental contamination. Sludge is produced at active water treatment plants used at some mine sites and consists of the solids that have been removed from the water as well as any chemicals. Gaseous wastes are produced during high-temperature chemical processing such as smelting, and consist of particulate matter and oxides of sulfur

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Balaji Seshadri, Ravi Naidu, Dane Lamb, Kim Colyvas
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Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Basak BB, Sarkar B, Sanderson P, Naidu R, 'Waste mineral powder supplies plant available potassium: Evaluation of chemical and biological interventions', JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION, 186 114-120 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.11.023
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ravi Naidu
2018 Thangavadivel K, Ranganathan S, Sanderson P, Chadalavada S, Naidu R, Bowman M, 'Case study of testing heavy-particle concentrator-aided remediation of lead-contaminated rifle shooting range soil', Remediation, 28 67-74 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/rem.21561
Co-authors S Chadalavada, Ravi Naidu
2018 Sanderson P, Qi F, Seshadri B, Wijayawardena A, Naidu R, 'Contamination, Fate and Management of Metals in Shooting Range Soils - a Review', Current Pollution Reports, 4 175-187 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s40726-018-0089-5
Co-authors Balaji Seshadri, Ravi Naidu, Ayanka Wijayawardena
2017 Naidu R, Sanderson P, 'Novel risk-based approaches to derelict mine management', Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 33 (2017)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu
2017 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, 'Application of a biodegradable chelate to enhance subsequent chemical stabilisation of Pb in shooting range soils', JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS, 17 1696-1705 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11368-016-1608-x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2017 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Choppala G, Kunhikrishnan A, Sanderson P, Wang H, et al., 'Potential value of phosphate compounds in enhancing immobilization and reducing bioavailability of mixed heavy metal contaminants in shooting range soil', Chemosphere, 184 197-206 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Shooting range soils contain mixed heavy metal contaminants including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn). Phosphate (P) compounds have been used to immobil... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Shooting range soils contain mixed heavy metal contaminants including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn). Phosphate (P) compounds have been used to immobilize these metals, particularly Pb, thereby reducing their bioavailability. However, research on immobilization of Pb's co-contaminants showed the relative importance of soluble and insoluble P compounds, which is critical in evaluating the overall success of in situ stabilization practice in the sustainable remediation of mixed heavy metal contaminated soils. Soluble synthetic P fertilizer (diammonium phosphate; DAP) and reactive (Sechura; SPR) and unreactive (Christmas Island; CPR) natural phosphate rocks (PR) were tested for Cd, Pb and Zn immobilization and later their mobility and bioavailability in a shooting range soil. The addition of P compounds resulted in the immobilization of Cd, Pb and Zn by 1.56¿76.2%, 3.21¿83.56%, and 2.31¿74.6%, respectively. The reactive SPR significantly reduced Cd, Pb and Zn leaching while soluble DAP increased their leachate concentrations. The SPR reduced the bioaccumulation of Cd, Pb and Zn in earthworms by 7.13¿23.4% and 14.3¿54.6% in comparison with earthworms in the DAP and control treatment, respectively. Bioaccessible Cd, Pb and Zn concentrations as determined using a simplified bioaccessibility extraction test showed higher long-term stability of P-immobilized Pb and Zn than Cd. The differential effect of P-induced immobilization between P compounds and metals is due to the variation in the solubility characteristics of P compounds and nature of metal phosphate compounds formed. Therefore, Pb and Zn immobilization by P compounds is an effective long-term remediation strategy for mixed heavy metal contaminated soils.

DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.05.172
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Balaji Seshadri
2016 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, 'The effect of environmental conditions and soil physicochemistry on phosphate stabilisation of Pb in shooting range soils', Journal of Environmental Management, 170 123-130 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. The stabilisation of Pb in the soil by phosphate is influenced by environmental conditions and physicochemical properties of the soils to which it is applied.... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. The stabilisation of Pb in the soil by phosphate is influenced by environmental conditions and physicochemical properties of the soils to which it is applied. Stabilisation of Pb by phosphate was examined in four soils under different environmental conditions.The effect of soil moisture and temperature on stabilisation of Pb by phosphate was examined by measurement of water extractable and bioaccessible Pb, sequential fractionation and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The addition of humic acid, ammonium nitrate and chloride was also examined for inhibition or improvement of Pb stability with phosphate treatment.The effect of moisture level varied between soils. In soil MB and DA a soil moisture level of 50% water holding capacity was sufficient to maximise stabilisation of Pb, but in soil TV and PE reduction in bioaccessible Pb was inhibited at this moisture level. Providing moisture at twice the soil water holding capacity did not enhance the effect of phosphate on Pb stabilisation. The difference of Pb stability as a result of incubating phosphate treated soils at 18 °C and 37 °C was relatively small. However wet-dry cycles decreased the effectiveness of phosphate treatment. The reduction in bioaccessible Pb obtained was between 20 and 40% with the most optimal treatment conditions. The reduction in water extractable Pb by phosphate was substantial regardless of incubation conditions and the effect of different temperature and soil moisture regimes was not significant.Selective sequential extraction showed phosphate treatment converted Pb in fraction 1 (exchangeable, acid and water soluble) to fraction 2 (reducible). There were small difference in fraction 4 (residual) Pb and fraction 1 as a result of treatment conditions. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of stabilised PE soil revealed small differences in Pb speciation under varying soil moisture and temperature treatments. The addition of humic acid and chloride produced the greatest effect on Pb speciation in phosphate treated soils.

DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.01.017
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2015 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, Lim JE, Ok YS, 'Chemical stabilisation of lead in shooting range soils with phosphate and magnesium oxide: Synchrotron investigation', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 299 395-403 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.06.056
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2015 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, 'Effectiveness of chemical amendments for stabilisation of lead and antimony in risk-based land management of soils of shooting ranges', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22 8942-8956 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1918-0
Citations Scopus - 17
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2014 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, 'Ecotoxicity of chemically stabilised metal(loid)s in shooting range soils', ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, 100 201-208 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.11.003
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2013 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, 'Effectiveness of chemical amendments for stabilisation of lead and antimony in risk-based land management of soils of shooting ranges', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-15 (2013)

This study aims to examine the effectiveness of amendments for risk-based land management of shooting range soils and to explore the effectiveness of amendments applied to sites w... [more]

This study aims to examine the effectiveness of amendments for risk-based land management of shooting range soils and to explore the effectiveness of amendments applied to sites with differing soil physiochemical parameters. A series of amendments with differing mechanisms for stabilisation were applied to four shooting range soils and aged for 1¿year. Chemical stabilisation was monitored by pore water extraction, toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) and the physiologically based extraction test (PBET) over 1¿year. The performance of amendments when applied in conditions reflecting field application did not match the performance in the batch studies. Pore water-extractable metals were not greatly affected by amendment addition. TCLP-extractable Pb was reduced significantly by amendments, particularly lime and magnesium oxide. Antimony leaching was reduced by red mud but mobilised by some of the other amendments. Bioaccessible Pb measured by PBET shows that bioaccessible Pb increased with time after an initial decrease due to the presence of metallic fragments in the soil. Amendments were able to reduce bioaccessible Pb by up to 50¿%. Bioaccessible Sb was not readily reduced by soil amendments. Soil amendments were not equally effective across the four soils. © 2013 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Australia.

DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1918-0
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2012 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, Bowman M, Mclure S, 'Effect of soil type on distribution and bioaccessibility of metal contaminants in shooting range soils', SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 438 452-462 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.014
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2012 Sanderson P, Naidu R, Bolan N, Bowman M, 'Critical review on chemical stabilization of metal contaminants in shooting range soils', Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 16 258-272 (2012)

Shooting ranges have come under increased scrutiny in recent years as a potential source of contamination owing to the high loading of lead in the soil. Stabilization by the addit... [more]

Shooting ranges have come under increased scrutiny in recent years as a potential source of contamination owing to the high loading of lead in the soil. Stabilization by the addition of chemical amendments has been examined as a viable risk-based approach to managing shooting range contamination. Amendments have been shown to immobilize metals to varying degrees, determined by the target contaminant, the amendment used, soil properties, and the reaction kinetics in the contaminated soil and amendment system. Field scale evaluation of the effectiveness of chemical amendments for the stabilization of metal contaminants in shooting range soil is limited. Doubt remains over effectiveness and long-term stability under the varying conditions found in the field, which affect the kinetics of immobilization and dissolution in amended soil. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.

DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000113
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $452,835

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20181 grants / $109,360

Formation of hexavalent chromium by natural process in the Pilbara$109,360

Funding body: CRC CARE Pty Ltd

Funding body CRC CARE Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Peter Sanderson
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1801034
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20171 grants / $230,510

Field scale research for parameter optimisation of shooting range remediation technology for strongly weathered clay rich tropical soils, - MSTA Townsville, Australia$230,510

Funding body: CRC CARE Pty Ltd

Funding body CRC CARE Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Peter Sanderson, Srinivasan Ranganathan
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700314
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20162 grants / $112,965

Measurement, Bioavailability and Exposure Characterisation of Beryllium Sourced from the Little Forest Burial Ground Legacy Waste Site, Sydney$94,965

Funding body: CRC CARE Pty Ltd

Funding body CRC CARE Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Peter Sanderson, Doctor Morrow Dong
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700311
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

NSW Mine Rehabilitation$18,000

Funding body: NSW Minerals Council

Funding body NSW Minerals Council
Project Team Professor Richard Bush, Doctor Dane Lamb, Doctor Peter Sanderson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600975
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Applicability of Modified Biochar Materials for Remediation of Arsenate and Arsenite Contaminated Waters PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Effectiveness of Nano-Fe-Mn-Sn Ternary Mixed Oxides to Remove Arsenic Ions From Aquatic Solution PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Chemistry of Beryllium in the Little Forest Burial Ground Legacy Waste Site, Sydney PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Rehabilitation of Mining Impacted Farmland to Ensure Food Security in Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Peter Sanderson

Position

Research Associate
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email peter.sanderson@newcastle.edu.au
Links Research Networks
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Office

Room ATC
Building Advanced Technology Centre.
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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