Projects -  School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Ongoing or Completes Projects

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

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

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