Adele Jones

Research Associate

Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC)

Dr Adele Jones is a research associate at the Water Research Centre (in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering) whose research interests expand a wide variety of areas including investigations into the reduction of contaminants in the environment by natural Fe(II)-Fe(III) mineral systems and iron nanoparticles.  Refer to the weblink http://water.unsw.edu.au/site/staff/biogeochemical-processes-staff/adele-jones/ for more information.

She completed her PhD in 2010 entitled “Chemical Transformations of Fe and Al from Acid Sulfate Soils to Coastal Waters” - a project which had a large field-based component.  Indeed, her PhD work helped identify an acid sulfate soil hotspot in the Tweed River area which has since undergone sucessful remediation.

The most current project in which Adele is involved (as of January 2020) is the ARC Special Research Initiative grant entitled “Development of electrochemically activated sorbents for PFAS defluorination" (SR180100030).  This work combines Adele's background in investigating naturally occurring reductive degradation solutions for contaminant degradation, her background in electrochemistry (stemming from her 1-year Swiss Government Postdoctoral Fellowship at EAWAG investigating the electrochemistry of iron oxides) and her passion for remediating environments contaminated with recalcitrant organics.

Adele has a great passion for the environment and enjoys research which combines fundamental and applied aspects. She is particularly fond of field work.

Journal articles
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Huang J; Jones A; Waite TD; Chen Y; Huang X; Rosso KM; Kappler A; Mansor M; Tratnyek PG; Zhang H, 2021, 'Fe(II) Redox Chemistry in the Environment', Chemical Reviews, vol. 121, pp. 8161 - 8233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c01286
2021
Sheng A; Liu J; Li X; Qafoku O; Collins RN; Jones AM; Pearce CI; Wang C; Ni J; Lu A; Rosso KM, 2020, 'Labile Fe(III) from sorbed Fe(II) oxidation is the key intermediate in Fe(II)-catalyzed ferrihydrite transformation', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 272, pp. 105 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.12.028
2020
Fu J; Jones AM; Bligh MW; Holt C; Keyte LM; Moghaddam F; Foster SJ; Waite TD, 2020, 'Mechanisms of enhancement in early hydration by sodium sulfate in a slag-cement blend – Insights from pore solution chemistry', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106110
2020
Ma J; Zhang Y; Collins RN; Tsarev S; Aoyagi N; Kinsela AS; Jones AM; Waite TD, 2019, 'Flow-Electrode CDI Removes the Uncharged Ca-UO2-CO3 Ternary Complex from Brackish Potable Groundwater: Complex Dissociation, Transport, and Sorption', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 53, pp. 2739 - 2747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b07157
2019
Ma X; He D; Jones AM; Waite TD; An T, 2019, 'Ligand-mediated contaminant degradation by bare and carboxymethyl cellulose-coated bimetallic palladium-zero valent iron nanoparticles in high salinity environments', Journal of Environmental Sciences (China), vol. 77, pp. 303 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2018.09.002
2019
Xiao W; Jones AM; Li X; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2018, 'Effect of Shewanella oneidensis on the Kinetics of Fe(II)-Catalyzed Transformation of Ferrihydrite to Crystalline Iron Oxides', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 52, pp. 114 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b05098
2018
Xing G; Miller CJ; Ninh Pham A; Jones AM; Waite TD, 2018, 'Oxidant Generation Resulting from the Interaction of Copper with Menadione (Vitamin K3)–a Model for Metal-mediated Oxidant Generation in Living Systems', Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, vol. 188, pp. 38 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2018.08.007
2018
Xiao W; Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2018, 'Investigating the effect of ascorbate on the Fe(II)-catalyzed transformation of the poorly crystalline iron mineral ferrihydrite', Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects, vol. 1862, pp. 1760 - 1769, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.05.005
2018
Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2017, 'Redox characterization of the Fe(II)-catalyzed transformation of ferrihydrite to goethite', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 218, pp. 257 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2017.09.024
2017
Jones AM; Murphy C; waite D; Collins RN, 2017, 'Fe(II) interactions with smectites: temporal changes in redox reactivity and the formation of green rust', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 51, pp. 12573 - 12582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b01793
2017
Xiao W; Jones AM; Collins RN; Bligh MW; Waite TD, 2017, 'Use of fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to examine the Fe(II)-Catalyzed transformation of ferrihydrite', Talanta, vol. 175, pp. 30 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2017.07.018
2017
Jones AM; Xue Y; Kinsela AS; Wilcken KM; Collins RN, 2016, 'Donnan membrane speciation of Al, Fe, trace metals and REEs in coastal lowland acid sulfate soil-impacted drainage waters', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 547, pp. 104 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.024
2016
He D; Ma X; Jones AM; Ho L; Waite TD, 2016, 'Mechanistic and kinetic insights into the ligand-promoted depassivation of bimetallic zero-valent iron nanoparticles', Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 3, pp. 737 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6en00071a
2016
Kinsela AS; Jones AM; Bligh MW; Pham AN; Collins RN; Harrison JJ; Wilsher KL; Payne TE; Waite TD, 2016, 'Influence of Dissolved Silicate on Rates of Fe(II) Oxidation', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 50, pp. 11663 - 11671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b03015
2016
Jones AM; Kinsela AS; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2016, 'The reduction of 4-chloronitrobenzene by Fe(II)-Fe(III) oxide systems - correlations with reduction potential and inhibition by silicate', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 320, pp. 143 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.08.031
2016
Jones AM; Griffin PJ; Waite TD, 2015, 'Ferrous iron oxidation by molecular oxygen under acidic conditions: The effect of citrate, EDTA and fulvic acid', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 160, pp. 117 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.03.026
2015
Collins RN; jones AM; waite ; He D; Ma X, 2015, 'Reductive Reactivity of Borohydride- and Dithionite-synthesized Iron-based Nanoparticles: A Comparative Study', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 303, pp. 101 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.10.009
2015
Jones AM; Griffin PJ; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2014, 'Ferrous iron oxidation under acidic conditions - The effect of ferric oxide surfaces', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 145, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.09.020
2014
Kinsela AS; Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2012, 'The impacts of low-cost treatment options upon scale formation potential in remote communities reliant on hard groundwaters. A case study: Northern Territory, Australia', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 416, pp. 22 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.12.005
2012
He D; Jones AM; Garg S; Pham AN; Waite TD, 2011, 'Silver nanoparticle-reactive oxygen species interactions: Application of a charging-discharging model.', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 115, pp. 5461 - 5468, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp111275a
2011
Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2011, 'Mineral species control of aluminum solubility in sulfate-rich acidic waters', Geochimica et Cosmochimica ACTA, vol. 75, pp. 965 - 977, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2010.12.001
2011
Jones AM; Garg S; He D; Pham AN; Waite TD, 2011, 'Superoxide-Mediated Formation and Charging of Silver Nanoparticles', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 45, pp. 1428 - 1434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es103757c
2011
Collins RN; Jones AM; Waite TD, 2010, 'Schwertmannite stability in acidified coastal environments', Geochimica et Cosmochimica ACTA, vol. 74, pp. 482 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.10.014
2010
Jones AM; Pham AN; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2009, 'Dissociation kinetics of Fe(III)- and Al(III)-natural organic matter complexes at pH 6.0 and 8.0 and 25 degrees C', Geochimica et Cosmochimica ACTA, vol. 73, pp. 2875 - 2887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.02.022
2009
Jones AM; Collins RN; Rose J; Waite TD, 2009, 'The effect of silica and natural organic matter on the Fe(II)-catalysed transformation and reactivity of Fe(III) minerals', Geochimica et Cosmochimica ACTA, vol. 73, pp. 4409 - 4422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.04.025
2009
O''Brien RW; Jones AM; Rowlands WN, 2003, 'A new formula for the dynamic mobility in a concentrated Colloid.', Colloids and Surfaces A - Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 218, pp. 89 - 101
2003
Conference Presentations
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Collins R; Jones A, 2019, 'Smectite clay minerals: Templates for the crystallisation of green rust', presented at American Chemical Society National Spring Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, 31 March 2019 - 04 April 2019
2019
Ma J; Collins R; Kinsela A; Jones A; Waite D, 2019, 'Presence of Ca-UO2-CO3 ternary complex in brackish groundwater in the Northern Territory, Australia: Transformation and remediation', presented at American Chemical Society National Fall Meeting, San Diego, 25 August 2019 - 29 August 2019
2019
Jones AM; Collins RN, 2017, 'Fe(II) interactions with Fe-smectite clays – Temporal changes in reduction potential & speciation, and implications towards contaminant reduction', presented at 2017 ANSTO User Meeting, Melbourne, Victoria, 22 November 2017 - 24 November 2017
2017
Collins RN; Jones AM; Xue Y; Kinsela AS; Fink D, 2015, 'Speciation of Al, Fe, trace metals and REEs in coastal lowland acid sulfate soil drainage waters', presented at 2015 International Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology, Chongqing, China, 01 November 2015 - 03 November 2015
2015
Collins RN; Jones AM; Glamore W; Yvanes-giuliani Y; Garcia-Cuenca S; Waite TD, 2011, 'Coupling biogeochemical and hydrological observations to prevent acid and metal discharge from an acid sulfate soil-affected catchment on the Tweed River floodplain, NSW, Australia', presented at Australian Society for Limnology and New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Congress, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2011
Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2010, 'Mineral species controlling the solubility of Al in acid sulfate soil waters', Vol. 74, pp. A477 - A477, presented at Goldschmidt, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 13 June 2010 - 18 June 2010, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000283941401524&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2010
Collins RN; Jones AM; Waite TD, 2008, 'Aluminium, iron and sulfur speciation in coastal lowland acid sulfate soil environments of north-eastern New South Wales', pp. 1 - 1, presented at Australian Synchrotron Users Meeting 2008, Melbourne
2008
Jones AM; Collins RN; Rose AL; Waite TD, 2008, 'The effect of Si and NOM on the Fe(II)-catalysed transformation and reactivity of Fe(III)minerals', pp. 1 - 1, presented at Australian Synchrotron Users Meeting 2008, Melbourne
2008
Collins RN; Jones AM; Glamore W; Hancock M; Stainlay BN; Garcia-Cuenca S; Pham AN; Melville MD; Waite TD, (eds.), 2008, 'A catchment-scale approach for the effective remediation of coastal acid sulfate soils', pp. 1 - 1, presented at 3rd IACMR Biennial Conference, Guangzhou, China, 19 June 2008 - 22 June 2008
2008
Conference Posters
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Collins R; Jones A, 2018, 'Secondary iron mineral identification upon Fe(II) sorption on montmorillonite', Krakow, Poland, presented at 17 International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure, Krakow, Poland, 22 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
2018
Conference Abstracts
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Collins R; Jones A; Wang X, 2018, 'Secondary iron mineral identification upon Fe(II) sorption on montmorillonite', in None, 17th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, Krakow, Poland, presented at 17th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, Krakow, Poland, 22 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
2018
Xiao W; Jones AM; Waite D, 2016, 'Fe(II) – Ferrihydrite Transformation Studies in Oxygen-Free Environment', in Fe(II) – Ferrihydrite Transformation Studies in Oxygen-Free Environment, Goldschmidt, Yokohama, presented at Goldschmidt, Yokohama, 26 June 2016 - 01 July 2016
2016
Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite D, 2016, 'Investigating Fe(II)-Fe(III) Oxide Redox Chemistry and its Impact on Contaminant Reduction Using Mediated Electrochemistry', in Investigating Fe(II)-Fe(III) Oxide Redox Chemistry and its Impact on Contaminant Reduction Using Mediated Electrochemistry, Goldschmidt, Yokohama, presented at Goldschmidt, Yokohama, 26 June 2016 - 01 July 2016
2016
Conference Papers
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Ma X; He D; Jones AM; Waite D, 2014, 'Application of CMC and EDTA to improve the reactivity of bimetallic palladium/zero-valent iron nanoparticles in seawater', in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, San Francisco, CA, presented at 248th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), San Francisco, CA, 10 August 2014 - 14 August 2014, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000349165106131&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
He D; Garg S; Jones AM; Waite TD, 2011, 'Silver nanoparticle - reactive oxygen species interactions: Application of an electron charging-discharging model', in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, Denver, CO, presented at 242nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), Denver, CO, 28 August 2011 - 01 September 2011, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000299378302555&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2011
Waite TD; Jones AM; Garg S, 2010, 'Reactive oxygen species generation by elemental iron and silver nanoparticulates', in Geochimica et Cosmochimica ACTA, Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Kidlington, Oxford, England, pp. A1091 - A1091, presented at Goldschmidt, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 13 June 2010 - 18 June 2010, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000283941400223&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2010
Jones AM; Waite TD; He D; Garg S; Pham AN, 2010, 'Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by Silver Nanoparticles - Implications for Bactericidal Activity', in Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by Silver Nanoparticles - Implications for Bactericidal Activity, AOTs-16: 16th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Water and Air Remediation, San Diego, Californa, USA, pp. 81 - 81, presented at AOTs-16: 16th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Water and Air Remediation, San Diego, Californa, USA, 15 November 2010 - 18 November 2010
2010
Boland DD; Collins RN; Jones AM; Payne TE; Waite TD, 2009, 'Investigating the fate of U(VI) during the Fe(II)-catalysed transformation of Fe(III) minerals with X-ray absorption spectroscopy', in Investigating the fate of U(VI) during the Fe(II)-catalysed transformation of Fe(III) minerals with X-ray absorption spectroscopy, 16th AINSE Conference on Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis, Lucas Heights, Australia, presented at 16th AINSE Conference on Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis, Lucas Heights, Australia, 25 November 2009 - 27 November 2009
2009
Jones AM; Pham AN; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2008, 'Dissociation kinetics of iron and aluminium - organic complexes from acid sulfate soils: Implications to fate of iron and aluminium on discharge to estuarine and coastal waters', in Lin C; Huang S; Li Y (eds.), Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 6th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference and the Acid Rock Drainage Symposium, 3rd IACMR Biennial Conference, Guangzhou, China, pp. 1 - 1, presented at 3rd IACMR Biennial Conference, Guangzhou, China, 19 June 2008 - 22 June 2008
2008
Reports
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Jones AM; Kinsela AS; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2010, Interim Report for Water Quality Research Australia (WQRA) Project 1019 Investigating Scale Formation and Prevention in Small Water Supplies Reliant on Groundwater, Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, 2052
2010
Jones AM; Kinsela AS; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2010, Final Report for Water Quality Research Australia (WQRA) Project 1019 Investigating Scale Formation and Prevention in Small Water Supplies Reliant on Groundwater, UNSW Water Research Centre publication 2010/09
2010
Jones AM; Collins RN; Waite TD, 2009, Preliminary report for Water Quality Research Australia (WQRA) Project 1019 Investigating Scale Formation and Prevention in Small Water Supplies Reliant on Groundwater, Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, WRC 2009/21
2009
Collins RN; Jones AM; Melville MD; Waite TD, 2009, Suggested remedial works for the Black’s Drain catchment of the Tweed River floodplain. Findings from the ARC Linkage Project LP0455697 (2005 to 2008), Report 2008/17, version 1, Centre for Water and Waste Technology
2009

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