Dr David Beale's expertise includes environmental chemistry and analytical chemistry.
Dr David Beale: researching asset management within the water sector
Dr David Beale's primary research areas include sustainability based asset management and condition assessment techniques for water utility assets.
21 December 2009 | Updated 6 August 2012
Dr David Beale's research topics of special interest have included:
- sustainability based asset management (SBAM)
- economic replacement frameworks for water infrastructure
- infrastructure system transitions
- metabolomic analysis of biofilms and waters
- novel techniques for pesticide analysis in natural waters
Dr Beale joined CSIRO in 2008 after submitting a thesis, Development towards a portable instrument for the determination of pesticide residue in water, at RMIT University.
He has a strong background in a range of analytical chemistry techniques and environmental issues, in particular determination of pesticide residues in aqueous samples by GC-MS/NPD/FID, HPLC-UV, and FIA-CL.
Prior to CSIRO, Dr Beale worked as a climate change consultant for businesses required to report under the national greenhouse and energy-reporting act (NGER 2007).
Dr Beale has been awarded:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science) with distinction, 2002
- First class Honours, 2003
- Doctorate of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry), 2010, from RMIT University
Dr Beale received a scholarship from the CRC for Water Quality and Treatment for his honours year and his Doctoral studies.
Dr Beale is the author of several journal articles, conference papers and numerous national reports and best practice documents. Please see the Publications section of this profile for details of Dr Beale's publications.
As part of his doctorate studies, Dr Beale developed a novel instrument for the determination of pesticide resides in water utilising flow injection chemiluminescence.
David Beale is a member of the:
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
- Australian Water Association (AWA)
- American Water Works Association (AWWA)
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