Dr. Andrew Chryss
B.E. (Chem) University of Melbourne
Ph.D. RMIT University
After 20 years with the RMIT University’s Rheology and Materials Processing Centre, Andrew joined CSIRO in 2008, bringing extensive experience characterizing complex fluids (non-Newtonian, viscoelastic, multi-phase) in pipeline flow, free surface flow and mixing applications. He provided fluid/suspension characterization for AMIRA P266F, then was Research Co-ordinator for the AMIRA P1087 “Integrated Tailings Management” Project (2012-2015).
Andrew has established procedures to measure advanced rheology (oscillatory, extensional) on flocculant solutions, and successfully developed several instruments himself, including an online rheometer for underflow/tailings suspensions.
Dr. Phillip Fawell
B.Sc. (Chem) University of Western Australia
Ph.D. Murdoch University
Phillip joined CSIRO in 1993 with the establishment of the Parker Centre, primarily to develop techniques for flocculant and aggregate characterization. He also contributed to the AMIRA P266 “Improving Thickener Technology” series of projects, later taking leadership of flocculation studies and then becoming overall Research Coordinator. He led the final stage of the project (P266G), as well as being responsible for technology transfer.
Phillip has conducted thickening appraisals and workshops around the world, also creating an online thickener self-appraisal tool for project sponsors that draws heavily upon the extensive P266 computational modelling of feedwell flocculation.