Antonio Patti


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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.


  • 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 2020

Research Output 1997 2018

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 journalArticle

Can we maintain productivity on broad acre dairy farms during early transition from mineral to compost fertilization?

Drake, J. A., Patti, A. F., Whan, K., Jackson, W. R. & Cavagnaro, T. R. 1 Apr 2018 In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 257, p. 12-19 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From waste to wealth: High recovery of nutraceuticals from pomegranate seed waste using a green extraction process

Talekar, S., Patti, A. F., Singh, R., Vijayraghavan, R. & Arora, A. 1 Feb 2018 In : Industrial Crops and Products. 112, p. 790-802 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Process design and techno-economic analysis of an integrated mango processing waste biorefinery

Arora, A., Banerjee, J., Vijayaraghavan, R., MacFarlane, D. & Patti, A. F. 1 Jun 2018 In : Industrial Crops and Products. 116, p. 24-34 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Studies to optimize the process of biofuel production from castor stalk

Kotia, V., Vijayaraghavan, R., Rangaswamy, V., Aduri, P., Noronha, S. B., MacFarlane, D. R. & Patti, A. F. 2018 In : Pure and Applied Chemistry. 90, 2, p. 271–284 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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