Contact Dr Tracey Temple
- Email: email@example.com
Areas of expertise
- Environmental Defence
- Explosives and Munitions
Dr Tracey Temple began her career in the RAF and then went on to study as a mature student where she graduated from Queen's University, Belfast (2002) with an Honours degree in Geography and later (2004) an MSc in Rural Development and Project Management. In 2017 Tracey completed her PhD at Cranfield University in the fate and transport of explosives in the environment.
Dr Temple welcomes post graduate students interested in fate and transport of explosives, managing the environmental impact of explosives and risk assessment.
Tracey is an expert in cross-disciplinary research and an experienced lecturer in environmental science, her specific research area focusses on the following:
Investigation and prediction of the fate and transport mechanisms of new generation energetic materials (IMX, PBX) in soil and water environments to inform environmental impact and risk assessment throughout the lifecycle;
Research into sustainable methods for the disposal of energetic materials including treatment of wastewater contaminated with new generation energetic materials from manufacturing facilities and efficient burning methods for thermally stable energetic materials (TATB, PBX, IMX);
Design and implementation of methods to efficiently monitor hazardous chemical emissions from the open burning of energetic material and explosive contaminated waste at manufacturing facilities and training ranges;
Representative sampling and analysis methods for site characterization of defence related contamination e.g. energetic materials, per-fluorinated alkyl substances, heavy metals, polymers, post detonation and combustion residues;
Development of tools and techniques to improve communication between scientific experts and decision makers for the lifecycle of energetic materials, sustainable procurement, and environmental management.
Tracey has many international connections and works regularly on research projects with environmental scientists from the US, Brazil, the Netherlands and Canada. She is a panel member of various research groups within NATO regarding the environmental impact of explosives in military training environments.
Tracey is the Course Director for the Explosives Ordnance and Engineering MSc, Deputy of the Centre for Defence Chemistry and the Head of the Environmental Science Group and research. She teaches on several MSc modules associated with the explosives in the environment and risk management.
- Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S),
- Directorate of Safety and Claims (DS&C),
- BAE Systems,
- Defence Intelligent Staff (DIS)
- Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG)
- Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Articles In Journals
- Persico F, Coulon F, Ladyman M, Fernández López C & Temple T (2023) Evaluating the effect of Insensitive High Explosive residues on soil using an Environmental Quality Index (EQI) approach, Science of the Total Environment, 869 (April) Article No. 161797. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.21501063
- Persico F, Coulon F, Ladyman M & Temple T (2022) Development of an environmental hazard-based rating assessment for defence-related chemical compounds in ecological soil systems, Environment International, 166 (August) Article No. 107392. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.18858134
- Persico F, Temple T, Ladyman M, Gilroy-Hirst W, Guiterrez-Carazo E & Coulon F (2022) Quantitative environmental assessment of explosive residues from the detonation of Insensitive High Explosive filled 155 mm artillery shell, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 47 (3) Article No. e202100220. Dataset/s: https://doi.org/10.17862/cranfield.rd.15066633.v1
- Gutierrez-Carazo E, Dowle J, Coulon F, Temple T & Ladyman M (2022) Predicting the transport of 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) and 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) in sandy and sandy loam soils, Heliyon, 8 (11) Article No. e11758. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20337168, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20337165, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20310087, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20308932, 10.17862/cranfield.rd.20334591
- Critchley R, Hazael R, Bhatti K, Wood D, Peare A, Johnson S & Temple T (2022) Blast mitigation using polymeric 3D printed auxetic lattice structures - a preliminary study, International Journal of Protective Structures, 13 (3) 469-486.
- Ladyman M, Gutierrez-Carazo E, Persico F, Temple T & Coulon F (2022) Assessing the performance of environmental management in academic research laboratories, Heliyon, 8 (3) Article No. e09135. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.14217197
- Galante EB, Mai N, Ladyman MK, Gill PP, Temple TJ & Coulon F (2021) Evaluation of small-scale combustion of an insensitive high explosive formulation containing 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO), 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) and 1,3,5-trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), Journal of Energetic Materials, 39 (1) 85-99.
- Collet G, Ladyman MK, Hazael R & Temple TJ. (2021) The use of a predictive threat analysis to propose revisions to existing risk assessments for precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of home-made explosives (HME), Heliyon, 7 (12) Article No. e08343.
- Fawcett-Hirst, W., Temple, TJ., Ladyman, MK., Coulon & F. (2021) A review of treatment methods for insensitive high explosive contaminated wastewater, Heliyon, 7 (7) Article No. e07438.
- Bloodworth-Race S, Critchley R, Peare A, Hazael R & Temple T (2021) Testing the blast response of foam inserts for helmets, Heliyon, 7 (5) Article No. e06990.
- Fawcett-Hirst W, Temple TJ, Ladyman MK & Coulon F (2020) Adsorption behaviour of 1,3,5-trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine, 2,4-dinitroanisole and 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one on commercial activated carbons, Chemosphere, 255 (September) Article No. 126848.
- Temple T, Cipullo S, Galante E, Ladyman M, Mai N, Parry T & Coulon F (2019) The effect of soil type on the extraction of insensitive high explosive constituents using four conventional methods, Science of the Total Environment, 668 (June) 184-192.
- Ladyman MK, Temple TJ, Piperakis MM, Fawcett-Hirst W, Gutierrez-Carazo E & Coulon F (2019) Decision framework for the environmental management of explosive contaminated land, Science of the Total Environment, 690 (November) 730-738.
- Temple T, Ladyman M, Mai N, Galante E, Ricamora M, Shirazi R & Coulon F (2018) Investigation into the environmental fate of the combined Insensitive High Explosive constituents 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN), 1-nitroguanidine (NQ) and nitrotriazolone (NTO) in soil, Science of the Total Environment, 625 (June) 1264-1271.
- Temple T, Goodwin C, Ladyman MK, Mai N & Coulon F (2018) Optimised accelerated solvent extraction of hexahydro‐1, 3, 5‐trinitro‐1, 3, 5 triazine (RDX) from polymer bonded explosives, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 43 (11) 1171-1177.
- Kumar M, Ladyman MK, Mai N, Temple T & Coulon F (2017) Release of 1,3,5-trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) from polymer-bonded explosives (PBXN 109) into water by artificial weathering, Chemosphere, 169 (February) 604-608.
- Ladyman M, Mai N & Temple T (2017) Estimating explosive contamination from live-fire munitions using multi-increment sampling in Alaska, Explosives Engineering (December).
- Ladyman M, Temple T, Gill P & Galante E (2017) The UK Ministry of Defence Project Orientated Environmental Management System (POEMS), Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 42 (1) 36-43.
- Walsh MR, Temple T, Big, MF, Tshabalala SF, Mai N & Ladyman M (2017) Investigation of energetic particle distribution from high-order detonations of munitions, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 42 (8) 932-941.
- Cao X, Temple T, Li X, Coulon F & Sui H (2015) Influence of particle size and organic carbon content on distribution and fate of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon fractions in chalks, Environmental Technology and Innovation, 4 (October) 227-239.
- Li X, Cao X, Cao X, Wu G, Temple T, Coulon & F and Sui H (2014) Ozonation of diesel-fuel contaminated sand and the implications for remediation end-points, Chemosphere, 109 71-76.
- Abdul-Karim, N, Morgan, R, Binions, R, Temple, T and Harrison & K (2012) The Spatial Distribution of Post blast RDX Residue: Forensic Implications, Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58 (2) 365-371.
- Powell-Turner J & Temple T
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- Temple TJ, Powell-Turner J & Wallace I (2008) Explosives in the Enviroment. In: proceedings of the Enviroment Safety Assurance Symposium, Filton, Bristol, 1 September 2008.
- Williams A & Temple T (2007) Forensic and Environmental Response to Pandemic through an Applied Taphonomy Approach. In: The Second International Soil Forensics Conference, 1 January 2007.
- Galante E & Temple T Monitoring the behaviour of PBX during open burning. In: 44th International Annual Conference of Fraunhoffer ICT, Karlsruhe, 25 June 2013.
- Temple TJ & Powell-Turner J A square peg in a round hole: Implications of waste disposal process for the defence sector. In: Proceedings of the CIWM, Paignton, Devon.
- Temple TJ Managing the Enviromental Impacts of Explosives PBX. In: Proceedings of the Joint Services Enviromental Management Conf, Denver Colorado.
- Temple TJ, Ladyman ML (eds), (2022) Challenges in risk analysis for science and engineering: Development of a common language, Bristol: IOP.
- Gilroy-Hirst W, Padfield J, Ladyman M, Coulon F & Temple T (2022) Practical application of a decision framework to mitigate environmental risks posed by the treatment of explosive contaminated wastewater. In: Challenges in Risk Analysis for Science and Engineering: Development of a common language, IOP, p. 13-1-13-20.
- Gutierrez Carazo E, Persico F, Ladyman M, Temple T & Coulon F (2022) Minimising the risks to decision-making by selecting representative experimental methods for environmental science research. In: Challenges in Risk Analysis for Science and Engineering: Development of a common language, IOP, p. 6-1-6-15.
- Temple TJ, Ladyman MK (eds), (2020) Global approaches to environmental management on military training ranges, Bristol, UK: IOP Publishing, ed. 1.
- Bortone I, Coulon F, Fawcett-Hirst W, Ladyman M & Temple T (2019) Scientific principles of environmental management. In: Global Approaches to Environmental Management on Military Training Ranges, IOP Publishing, p. 1-1-1-25.
- Williams A, Temple T, Pollard SJT, Jones RM & Ritz K (2009) Environmental considerations for common burial site selection after pandemic events. In: Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics. Ritz K, Dawson L, Miller D (ed.), Dordrecht: Springer, p. 87-101.