Ongoing or Completed Projects by School of Biological and Chemical Science Academic Staff Members.

  • Evaluating soil chemical matrix of sugarcane, dalo and vegetable farms for improving soil health in Fiji.
  • Investigation of locally produced crop materials to assess their nutrients and anti-nutrient contents.
  • Study of some selected heavy metals content in cosmetic products marketed in Fiji.
  • The effect of selected biodegradable chelating agents on the phytoextraction of heavy metals by the Brassicae family.
  • Heavy metal speciation in residential soils of increasing proximity to industrial areas in Suva, Fiji.
  • Spatial distribution and contamination of heavy metal in the coastal sediments of Laucala Bay, Suva, Fiji.
  • Determination of selenium in nutritionally relevant foods of Fiji.
  • Extraction and quantification of selected pharmaceutical compounds in sewage sludge from three municipal sewage treatment plants.
  • Impact of breakfast on the academic performance in the secondary school children in the Central Division of Fiji Island.
  • Physiochemical assessment on the quality of harvested rainwater for drinking in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
  • Quantification of Water Soluble Vitamin B12 in Milk and dairy products using High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
  • Characterisation, engine performance and economics of pongamia oil based hybrid fuels and pongamia biodiesel–petroleum diesel blends.
  • Jatropha-Ethanol hybrid fuel-blend testing, characterization and engine testing using an electrical diesel engine dynamometer.
  • Assessment of the levels of toxic heavy metals in water and sediments of mining-affected Dakavono Creek in Vatukoula, Fiji.
  • Assessment of the oxalate contents in commonly consumed vegetables marketed in Fiji.
  • Quantitative analysis of road dust pollution of heavy metals along the roads in Suva and Nausori (Fiji).
  • Sensitive and selective inorganic arsenic determination on a voltammetric platform in aquatic samples from the Solomon Islands.
  • Bioavailability of iron, zinc and calcium in commonly consumed foods in Fiji.
  • USP Research Office SRT: Keeping balance: the status and importance of seagrass ecosystems in the Pacific Oceanscape – Phase 2.
  • USP Research Office SRT. Occurrence of disease parasite rat lung worm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in introduced and native snails as vectors in the Suva area.
  • Spatial Distribution of Seagrass at Suva Lagoon, Fiji,
  • Monitoring of the migration and song patterns of Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeanliae) in Tonga.
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