Kim McGrouther

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About

Kim is a chemist with broad experience in industrial processing. Since joining Scion in 1991 her research has focused on oxidative pulp bleaching and waste water treatment for the pulp and paper industry. She has specialised skills in using advanced tools for chemical analysis, which represent core capability in the development of clean technologies.

Qualifications

  • Dip Pulp & Paper Technology, Auckland University, New Zealand - 1991
  • MSc (Chemistry), Otago University, New Zealand - 1991
  • BSc (Hons) (Chemistry), Otago University, New Zealand - 1990

Research capabilities

  • Specialist in oxidation chemistry for environmental remediation in the Pulp & Paper industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the wider wood processing industries (technical, commercial, environmental) 
  • Comprehensive chemistry skill-base, including use and analysis of NMR, Mass spectrometer, ion chromatography and FTIR

Career highlights

  • Research Leader, Industrial Ecology, Scion 2011-present
  • NZ-France Scientist Exchange Programme Fellow 1995

Selected papers

Gielen, G J H; Love, S R; Lei, R J; Gapes, D J; Strong, P J; McGrouther, K G; Stuthridge, T R (2011). Wet Oxidation Technology – A potential biosolids management alternative. IPENZ Transactions 2011/2, Trenz 19, ISSN 1179-9293.

Joss, EN; McGrouther, K G; Slade, A H; (2007). Comparison of the efficacy of oxidative processes and flocculation for the removal of colour from Eop effluent Water Science and Technology 55(6): 57-64.

McGrouther, K G; Delagoutte, T; Suckling, I D; (2001). Effect of transition metal ions on reactions of peroxymonosulphate with lignin and carbohydrate model compounds Journal of Pulp and Paper Science 27(7): 224-229.

McGrouther, K G; Smit, R; Delagoutte, T; Suckling, I D; (1997). Spectrophotometric determination of peroxides and peroxyacids in lignin model compound reactions Holzforschung 52(6): 640-642.