Associate Professor Kathryn Mumford

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.12
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville


Dr Kathryn Mumford is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Kathryn's research interests are in the areas of separations processes specifically ion exchange, solvent absorption and solvent extraction technologies. These interests range from the manufacture of novel materials, to the development of novel thermodynamic models to predict performance, and onto large scale implementation in the mining, energy, environmental and waste water processing fields.

Kathryn currently teaches into the Masters of Engineering (Chemical) program, namely Chemical Engineering Management and Heat and Mass Transport Processes subjects.

Recent publications

  1. Chang J, Jia F, Srinivasakannan C, Mumford K, Yang X. Impure ions removal from multicomponent leach solution of nickel sulfide concentrates by solvent extraction in impinging stream rotating packed bed. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 137. DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2019.02.001
  2. Hu G, Smith K, Wu Y, Mumford K, Kentish S, Stevens G. Carbon dioxide capture by solvent absorption using amino acids: A review. CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. Chemical Industry Press. 2018, Vol. 26, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1016/j.cjche.2018.08.003
  3. Li W, Wang Y, Mumford K, Smith K, Stevens G. Comparison of the Axial Dispersion Performance of Pulsed Solvent Extraction Columns with Tenova Pulsed Column-Kinetics Internals and Standard Disc and Doughnut Internals. SOLVENT EXTRACTION AND ION EXCHANGE. Marcel Dekker. 2018, Vol. 36, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1080/07366299.2018.1495688
  4. Yang L, Tan W-F, Mumford K, Ding L, Lv J-W, Zhang X-W, Wang H-Q. Effects of phosphorus-rich sawdust biochar sorption on heavy metals. SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2018, Vol. 53, Issue 17. DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2018.1470641
  5. Moore T, Mumford K, Stevens G, Webley P. Enhancement in Specific Absorption Rate By Solvent Microencapsulation. AICHE JOURNAL. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2018, Vol. 64, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1002/aic.16366
  6. Schmuecker C, Stevens G, Mumford K. Liquid marble formation and solvent vapor treatment of the biodegradable polymers polylactic acid and polycaprolactone. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE. Academic Press. 2018, Vol. 514. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.12.033
  7. Wu Y, Wu F, Hu G, Mirza N, Stevens G, Mumford K. Modelling of a post-combustion carbon dioxide capture absorber using potassium carbonate solvent in Aspen Custom Modeller. CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. Chemical Industry Press. 2018, Vol. 26, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1016/j.cjche.2018.06.005
  8. Tan WF, Wang YC, Mumford K, Li JX, Xu XM, Ding L. Performances of purified indigenous Leifsonia sp. and its mechanism in the removal of Cr(VI) under shaking condition. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-018-2071-6
  9. Li W, Wang Y, Mumford K, Smith K, Stevens G. Prediction of holdup and drop size distribution in a disc-doughnut pulsed column with tenova kinetics internals for the water-Alamine 336 system. HYDROMETALLURGY. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 181. DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2018.08.017
  10. Ma J, Stevens G, Mumford K. The effect of temperature on hydrocarbon adsorption by diphenyldichlorosilane coated zeolite and its application in permeable reactive barriers in cold regions. COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 145. DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2017.10.020
  11. McQuillan R, Stevens G, Mumford K. The electrochemical regeneration of granular activated carbons: A review. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Elsevier BV. 2018, Vol. 355. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.04.079
  12. Ma J, Stevens G, Mumford K. The performance of diphenyldichlorosilane coated ammonium exchange zeolite and its application in the combination of adsorption and biodegradation of hydrocarbon contaminated ground water. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 347. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.04.115
  13. Ding L, Tan W-F, Xie S-B, Mumford K, Lv J-W, Wang H-Q, Fang Q, Zhang X-W, Wu X-Y, Li M. Uranium adsorption and subsequent re-oxidation under aerobic conditions by Leifsonia sp - Coated biochar as green trapping agent. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 242. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.050
  14. Freidman B, Gras S, Snape I, Stevens G, Mumford K. A bio-reactive barrier sequence for petroleum hydrocarbon capture and degradation in low nutrient environments. INTERNATIONAL BIODETERIORATION & BIODEGRADATION. Elsevier. 2017, Vol. 116. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.09.025
  15. Wang Y, Yi H, Smith K, Mumford K, Stevens G. Axial Dispersion in a Pulsed and Nonpulsed Disc and Doughnut Solvent Extraction Column. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH. American Chemical Society. 2017, Vol. 56, Issue 14. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04353

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