Dr Adele Jones
Research Associate

Dr Adele Jones

Engineering
Water Research Centre

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.

Phone
(+61 2) 9385 6362
Location
Vallentine Annexe (H22) Room VA133B Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2020
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2018
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2015
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    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
    Journal articles | 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

Publications to date (1 August 2020):

1.

Fu, J., A.M. Jones, M.W. Bligh, C. Holt, L.M. Keyte, F. Moghaddam, S.J. Foster, T.D. Waite. (2020). Mechanisms of enhancement in early hydration by sodium sulfate in a slag-cement blend–Insights from pore solution chemistry. Cement & Concrete Research, vol. 135, pp 106-110. Q1. IF = 8.328. Citations: 0

2.

Sheng, A., J. Liu, X. Li, O. Qafoku, R.N. Collins, A.M. Jones, C.I. Pearce, C. Wang, J. Ni, A. Lu, K.M. Rosso. (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. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations = 4

3

Ma, X., He, D., A.M. Jones, T.D. Waite, T. An. (2019). Ligand-mediated contaminant degradation by bare and carboxymethyl cellulose-coated bimetallic palladium-zero valent iron nanoparticles in high salinity environments, Journal of Environmental Science, vol. 77, pp. 303-311.  Q1, IF = 4.302.  Citations: 0

4.

Ma, J., Y, Zhang., R.N. Collins, S. Tsarev, N. Aoyagi, A.S. Kinsela, A.M. Jones. (2019) Flow-Electrode CDI Removes the Uncharged Ca-UO2-CO3 ternary complex from brackish potable groundwater: Complex dissociation, transport, and sorption. Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 53, pp. 2739-2747. Q1, IF = 7.149. Citations: 12

5.

Xing, G., C.J. Miller, A.N. Pham, A.M. Jones, T.D. Waite. (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. Q1, IF = 3.224. Citations: 3

6.

Xiao, W., A.M. Jones, R.N. Collins, T.D. Waite. (2018). Investigating the effect of ascorbate on the Fe(II)-catalyzed transformation of the poorly crystalline iron mineral ferrihydrite (2018). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects, vol. 1862, pp. 1760-1769. Q1, IF = 4.631. Citations: 4

7.

Xiao, W., A.M. Jones, X. Li, R.N. Collins, T.D. Waite. (2018). Effect of Shewanella oneidensis on the kinetics of Fe(II)-catalyzed transformation of ferrihydrite to crystalline iron oxides. Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 52, pp. 114-123. Q1, IF = 7.149. Citations: 25

8.

Xiao, W., A.M. Jones, R.N. Collins, M.W. Bligh, T.D. Waite. (2017). Use of fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to examine the Fe(II)-Catalyzed transformation of ferrihydrite. Talanta, vol. 175, pp. 30-37. Q1, IF = 5.339. Citations: 16

9.

Jones, A.M., R.N. Collins, T.D. Waite. (2017) Redox characterization of the Fe(II)-catalyzed transformation of ferrihydrite to goethite, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 218, pp. 257-272. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 24

10.

Jones, A.M., C.A. Murphy, T.D. Waite, R.N. Collins. (2017) Fe(II) interactions with smectites: temporal changes in redox reactivity and the formation of green rust, Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 51, pp. 12573-12582. Q1, IF = 7.149. Citations: 14

11.

He, D., X, Ma, A.M. Jones, L. Ho, T.D. Waite (2016) Mechanistic and kinetic insights into the ligand-promoted depassivation of bimetallic zero-valent iron nanoparticles, Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 3, pp. 737 – 744.Q1, IF =  7.683. Citations: 16

12.

Jones, A.M., A.S. Kinsela, R.N. Collins, T.D. Waite (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. Q1, IF = 9.038. Citations: 16

13.

Kinsela, A. S., A.M. Jones, M.W. Bligh, A.N. Pham, R.N. Collins, J.J. Harrison, K.L. Wilsher, T.E. Payne, T.D. Waite (2016) Influence of dissolved silicate on rates of Fe(II) oxidation. Environmental Science and Technology, 50, 11663-11671. Q1, IF = 7.149. Citations: 20

14.

Jones, A.M., Y. Xue, Y., A.S. Kinsela, K.J. Wilcken, R.N. Collins (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, 547, 104-113.  Q1, IF = 5.900. Citations: 11

15.

Ma, X., D. He, A.M. Jones, R.N. Collins and T.D. Waite (2016) Reductive reactivity of borohydride-and dithionite-synthesized iron-based nanoparticles: A comparative study, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 303, 101-110. Q1, IF = 9.038. Citations: 17

16.

Jones, A.M., P.J. Griffin and T.D. Waite (2015)  Ferrous iron oxidation under acidic conditions – The effect of citrate, EDTA and fulvic acid, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 160, 117-131.  Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 52

17.

Jones, A.M., P.J. Griffin, R.N. Collins and T.D. Waite (2014) Ferrous iron oxidation under acidic conditions – The effect of ferric oxide surfaces, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 145, 1-12. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 62

18.

Kinsela, A.S., A.M. Jones, R.N. Collins and T.D. Waite (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, 416, 22-31. Q1, IF = 5.589. Citation: 16

 

19.

Jones, A.M., S. Garg, D. He, A.N. Pham and T.D. Waite (2011) Superoxide-mediated formation of silver nanoparticles, Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 1428-1434. Q1, IF = 7.149. Citations: 125

20.

He, D., A.M. Jones, S. Garg, A.N. Pham and T.D. Waite (2011), Silver nanoparticle-reactive oxygen species interactions: Application of a charging-discharging model, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 5461-5468. Q1, IF = 4.509. Citations: 163

21.

Jones, A.M., R.N. Collins and T.D. Waite (2010) Mineral species control of aluminum solubility in sulfate-rich acidic waters, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 965-977. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 61

22.

Collins R.N., A.M. Jones and T.D. Waite, (2010) Schwertmannite stability in acidified coastal environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 482-496. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 49

23.

Jones, A.M., R.N. Collins, J. Rose and T.D. Waite (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, 15, 4409-4422. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 242

24.

Jones, A.M., A.N. Pham, R.N. Collins and T.D. Waite (2009) Dissociation kinetics of Fe(III) and Al(III)-natural organic matter complexes at pH 6.0 and 8.0 and 25 oC, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 10, 2875-2887. Q1, IF = 4.690. Citations: 37

25.

O'Brien, R.W., A. Jones and W.N. Rowlands (2003) A new formula for the dynamic mobility in a concentrated colloid, Colloids and Surfaces A – Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 218, 89-101. Q2, IF = 3.13. Citations: 74

My Research Supervision

PhD student – Diana Ackermann UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Research Topic: Electrochemical Reductive Degradation of PFAS Compounds

 

PhD student – Jiayi Fu UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Research Topic: Optimizing the Performance of Low carbon cement formulations

My Teaching

CVEN 4003/9000 - Design Practise

CVEN 9892 (Risk Assessment)