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Research Thesis Topic

Investigation of Atmospheric Pollution Caused by Fire Retardants


Topic ID
21

Thesis Topic/Title
Investigation of Atmospheric Pollution Caused by Fire Retardants

Description

Scientific evidence regarding the environmental impact of fire retardants is increasing. Commonly used in furniture foam and electronic goods, these chemicals tend to be highly persistent, and bioconcentrate/biomagnify in the environment. Transport of these chemicals can be over long distances, as several of the compounds are now being detected in the fatty tissues of wildlife present in Arctic and Antarctic regions. A review needs to take place of the range of chemicals used, and their potential impacts to atmosphere, soil, water and wildlife.


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Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Management


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2018

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

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