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Tony works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University as an Associate Professor.

Tony's research areas of interest are in:

  • Organic chemistry - particularly relating to the chemistry of soil organic matter, humic substances and related green chemistry.

This research interest also includes studies of organic amendments such as composts and other soil amendments. The research has focussed on the nature of the organic matter in soil, reactions of organic matter in the soil environment and how environmental conditions affect the nature of this organic matter. The overall aim of this work is to understand the dynamics of soil organic matter (including added waste materials from industry) in the environment, in order to assist with improved management practices for use of sustaining soil fertility and retaining carbon in the soil.

Research area keywords

  • Catalytic Processes
  • Transforming Nom
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Green Catalytic Processes That Transform Nom and Assist Carbon Sequestration in Soil
  • Structure
  • Reactivity and Uses of Natural Organic Matter (NOM)
  • From Soils, Lignites and Composts
  • Use of Biomass for Producing Feed-Stocks
  • Fuel Additives and Soil Amendments

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Projects 2001 2023

ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing

Patti, A., Junkers, T., Eksteen, J., Raston, C., Barrow, C. J., Hapgood, K., Gates, W. P., Adcock, J. L., Sutti, A., Rajkhowa, R., Saito, K., Tabor, R., Hearn, M., Tanksale, A., Garnier, G., Franco, C., Tang, Y., Zhang, W., Heimann, K., Marshall, S., Sacher, M., Crawford, S., Midgley, J., Height, M., Cock, B., Pearson, G., Warner, J. C., Buckingham, E., King, B., Jayaratne, V., Scott, J., Bury, P., Boulos, R., Chan, P. W. H., Robinson, A., Semple, J., Smullen, R., Hocker, W., Innes, L., Ciampi, S., Feng, Q., Sun, G., Chong, J., King, S., Francis, P., Muller, K. & Miltenoff, J.


Project: Research

Tuckerberry Farms Hydroponics Berry Growth

Lean, D., Little, K., Patti, A., Buzza, A. & Francis, D.


Project: Research

Research Output 1977 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

A slow release brown coal-urea fertiliser reduced gaseous N loss from soil and increased silver beet yield and N uptake

Saha, B. K., Rose, M. T., Wong, V. N. L., Cavagnaro, T. R. & Patti, A. F., 1 Feb 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 649, p. 793-800 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Colloidal aspects of incompatibility reactions of bentonite with saline leachates as indicated from a modified fluid loss test

Fehervari, A., Gates, W. P., Liu, Y., Bouazza, A., Marchuk, A., Marchuk, S., Turney, T. W. & Patti, A. F., Oct 2019, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 56, 10, p. 1406-1417 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Lignin oxidation by MnO 2 under the irradiation of blue light

Dai, J., Patti, A. F., Styles, G. N., Nanayakkara, S., Spiccia, L., Arena, F., Italiano, C. & Saito, K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Green Chemistry. 21, 8, p. 2005-2014 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Recyclable enzymatic recovery of pectin and punicalagin rich phenolics from waste pomegranate peels using magnetic nanobiocatalyst

Talekar, S., Patti, A. F., Vijayraghavan, R. & Arora, A., Apr 2019, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 89, p. 468-480 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

A hydrocolloid based biorefinery approach to the valorisation of mango peel waste

Banerjee, J., Singh, R., Vijayaraghavan, R., MacFarlane, D., Patti, A. F. & Arora, A., 2018, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 77, p. 142-151 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review