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  • Patterson, B.M., Shackleton, M., Furness, A.J., Bekele, E., Pearce, J., Linge, K., Busetti, F., Spadek, T., Toze, S. (2011) Behaviour and fate of nine recycled water trace organics during managed aquifer recharge in an aerobic aquifer Water Research, 44, 232-242.


  • Joll, C.A., Alessandrino, M.J., Heitz, A. (2010) Disinfection by-products from halogenation of aqueous solutions of terpenoids. Water Research, 44, 232-242 
  • Bedard P.L., Linge, K.L. (2010) Atomic Absorption, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, Neutron Activation Analysis, and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Review for 2008-2009, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 34, 343-352
  • Jalba, D.I., Cromar, N.J., Pollard, S.Jt., Charrois, J.Wa., Bradshaw, R., Hrudey, S.E. (2010) Safe drinking water: Critical components of effective inter-agency relationships, Environmental International, 36, 51-59
  • Charrois, J.W.A. (2010) Private drinking water supplies: challenges for public health, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 182 (10), 1061-1064.
  • Linge, K., Blair, P., Busetti, F., Rodriguez, C., Handyside, M., Blythe, J., Bromley, M., Lord, O., Higginson, S., Heitz, A., Joll, C., Newby, C., Toze, S. (2010) Validation of Dual Membrane Treatment for Indirect Potable Reuse. Water Journal of the Australian Water Association, 37 (6), 39-43.
  • Kristiana, I., Heitz, A., Joll, C. and Sathasivan, A. (2010) Analysis of polysulfides in drinking water distribution systems using headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1217 (38), 5995-6001.
  • Patterson, B.M., Shackleton, M., Furness, A., Pearce, J., Descourvieres, C., Linge, K., Busetti, F. and Spadek, T. (2010) Fate of nine recycled water trace organic contaminants and metal(loid)s during managed aquifer recharge into a anaerobic aquifer: Column studies. Water Research, 44 (5), 1471-1481.
  • Allard, S., Gallard, H., Fontaine, C. and Croué, J.P. (2010) Formation of methyl iodide on a natural manganese oxide. Water Research, 44 (15), 4623-4629.
  • Varcoe, J., van Leeuwen, J.A., Chittleborough, D.J., Cox, J.W., Smernik, R.J. and Heitz A. (2010) Changes in water quality following gypsum application to catchment soils of the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Organic Geochemistry, 41, 116-123.
  • Johnston, B. D., Scown, T. M., Moger, J., Cumberland, S. A., Baalousha, M., Linge, K., Van Aerle, R., Jarvis, K., Lead, J. R. & Tyler, C. R. (2010) Bioavailability of Nanoscale Metal Oxides TiO2, CeO2, and ZnO to Fish. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 1144-1151.
  • Busetti, F., Linge, K. L., Rodriguez, C., and Heitz, A. (2010). Occurrence of iodinated x-ray contrast media in indirect potable reuse systems. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 45 (5), 542-548.
  • Kristiana, I., Allpike, B.P., Joll, C.A., Heitz, A., Trolio, R. (2010) Understanding the behaviour of molecular weight fractions of natural organic matter to improve water treatment processes. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 10 (1), 59-68.


  • Linge, K. L. and Jarvis, K. E. (2009). Quadrupole ICP-MS: introduction to instrumentation, measurement techniques and analytical capabilities, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 33 (4), 445-467.
  • Joll, C.A., Alessandrino, M.J. and Heitz, A. (2010) Disinfection by-products from halogenation of aqueous solutions of terpenoids. Water Research, 44, 232-242.
  • Zhan, W., Sathasivan, A., Nolan, P., Koska, L., Heitz, A. And Joll, C. (2009) Effectiveness of ferric salts in removing low levels of dosed copper from NOM-containing natural water. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA, 58 (7), 443-449.
  • Gallard, H., Allard, S., Nicolau, R., Von Gunten, U., Croué, J.P. (2009) Formation of iodinated organic compounds by oxidation of iodide-containing waters with manganese dioxide. Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (18), 7003-7009.
  • Allard, S., von Gunten, U., Sahli, E., Nicolau, R., Gallard, H. (2009) Oxidation of iodide and iodine on birnessite (δ-MnO2) in the pH range 4-8. Water Research 43 (14), 3417-3426.
  • Kristiana, I., Croué, J.-P., Gallard, H., Joll, C.A. (2009) The Formation of Halogen-Specific TOX from Chlorination and Chloramination of Natural Organic Matter Isolates. Water Research, 43 (17), 4177-4186.
  • Busetti, F., Linge, K.L. and Heitz, A. (2009) Analysis of pharmaceuticals in indirect potable reuse systems using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1216 (31), 5807-5818.
  • McDonald, S., Lethorn, A., Loi, C., Joll, C., Driessen, H. and Heitz, A. (2009) Determination of odour threshold concentration ranges for some disinfectants and disinfection by-products for an Australian panel. Water Science and Technology, 60 (10), 2493-2506.
  • Heitz, A. and Kristiana, I. (2009) Comment on “Water disinfection by-products and prelabour rupture of membranes”. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169 (1), 122-123.
  • Xu, Z., Chen, Z, Joll, C, Ben, Y., Shen, J, Tao, H (2009) Catalytic efficiency and stability of cobalt hydroxide for decomposition of ozone and p-chloronitrobenzene in water. Catalysis Communications, 10 (8), 1221-1225.


  • C. Rodriguez, A. Cook, B. Devine, P. Van Buynder, R. Lugg, K. Linge, P. Weinstein (2008). Dioxins, Furans and PCBs in recycled water for indirect potable reuse, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 5 (5), 356-367. DOI:10.3390/ijerph5050356
  • Linge, K. L. (2008) Trace element determination by ICP-AES and ICP-MS: developments and applications reported during 2006 and 2007, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 32 (4), 453-468. DOI:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2008.00917.x
  • Dryer, D. J., Korshin, G. V., Heitz, A., Joll, C. (2008) Characterization of proton and copper binding properties of natural organic matter from an Australian drinking water source by differential absorbance spectroscopy. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 8 (6), 611-614.
  • Zappia, L. R., Alessandrino, M., Garbin, S., Pringle, P., Heitz, A., Joll, C., Masters, D., Hiller, B., Capewell, S., Franzmann, P. D., Plumb, J. J., Vitzthum Von Eckstaedt, S. and Cadee, K. (2008) Comparison of methods for the determination of biodegradable dissolved organic carbon in potable water supply: use of a novel biofilm. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 8 (6), 633-641.
  • Busetti, F., Linge, K.L., Blythe, J.W. and Heitz, A. (2008) Rapid analysis of iodinated X-ray contrast media in secondary and tertiary treated wastewater by direct injection liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1213, 200-208.
  • Warton, B., Allpike, B., Heitz, A. and Kagi, R. (2008) Size Exclusion Chromatography with Organic Carbon Detection using a Mass Spectrometer. Journal of Chromatography A, 1207, 186-189.
  • Bacon, J.R., Linge, K.L., Parrish, R.R., Van Vaeck, L. (2008) Atomic spectrometry update. Atomic mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 23, 1130-1162.
  • Qi, F., Chen, Z., Xu, B., Shen, J., Ma, J., Joll, C. and Heitz, A. (2008) Influence of surface texture and acid-base properties on ozone decomposition catalyzed by aluminum (hydroxyl) oxides. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 84 (3-4), 684-690.
  • Linge, K. L. (2008) Methods for investigating trace element binding in sediments. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 165-196.
  • Gray, S.R., Ritchie, C.B., Tran, T., Bolto, B.A., Greenwood, P., Busetti, F. and Allpike, B. (2008) Effect of membrane character and solution chemistry on microfiltration performance. Water Research, 42, 743-753.


  • Traverso, P., Zanchettin, D. , Germandi, A., Busetti, F. and Badoer, S. (2007) Seasonal Variability of SVI in the secondary sedimenter of an Italian WWTP. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 11, 217, Sauro Pierucci editions.
  • Zappia, L.R., Warton, B., Alessandrino, M., Scott, D., Wylie, J.T., Heitz, A., Hiller, B., Masters, D., Nolan, P., Thiel, P., Kagi, R.I., Joll, C.A. and Franzmann, P.D. (2007) Pilot scale testing of biofilter post-treatment of MIEX® treated water. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, 56, 217-232.
  • Bacon, J.R., Linge, K.L., Parrish, R.R., Van Vaeck, L. (2007) Atomic spectrometry update. Atomic mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 22, 973-1006.
  • Warton, B., Heitz, A., Zappia, L., Masters, D., Alessandrino, M., Franzmann, P., Joll, C., Allpike, B., "Leary, B. and Kagi, R. (2007) Magnetic Ion Exchange (MIEX®) Drinking Water Treatment in a Large Scale Facility. Journal of the American Waterworks Association, 99, 89-101.
  • Allpike, B., Heitz, A., Joll, C.A. and Kagi, R.I. (2007) A new organic carbon detector for HPLC. Journal of Chromatography A., 1157, 472-476.
  • Berwick, L., Greenwood, P., Kagi, R. and Croue, J.-P. (2007) Thermal release of nitrogen organics from natural organic matter using micro scale sealed vessel pyrolysis. Organic Geochemistry, 38, 1073-1090.


  • Warton, B., Heitz, A., Joll, C. and Kagi, R. (2006) A new method for determining the chlorine demand of natural and treated waters. Water Research, 40, 2877-2884.
  • Busetti, F., Heitz, A., Cuomo, M., Badoer, S., Pojana, G., Marcomini, A. and Traverso, P. (2006) Solid phase extraction and HPLC UV-DAD/FLD determ ination of sixteen polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aqueous and solid samples from an Italian wastewater treatment plant. Journal of Chromatography A, 1102, 104-115.
  • Blythe, J.W., Heitz, A., Joll, C.A. and Kagi, R.I. (2006) Determination of trace concentrations of bromophenols in water using purge-and-trap after in-situ acetylation. J. Chrom. A., 1102, 73-83.
  • Greenwood, P.F., Leenheer, J.A., McIntyre, C., Berwick, L., Franzmann, P.D. (2006) Bacterial biomarkers thermally released from dissolved organic matter. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 597-609.


  • Allpike, B.P., Heitz, A., Joll, C.A., Kagi, R., Brinkman, T., Abbt-Braun, G., Frimmel, F., Her, N. and Amy, G. (2005) Size exclusion chromatography to evaluate DOC removal in drinking water treatment processes. Environmental Science and Technology, 39, 2334-2342.
  • F. Busetti, S. Badoer, M. Cuomo, B. Rubino, P. Traverso. Occurrence and Removal of potentially toxic Metals and Heavy Metals in the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Fusina (Venice-Italy), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44 (2005) 9264.


  • Burns, K.A., Greenwood, P.F., Benner, R., Brinkman, D., Brunskill, G.J., Codi, S. and Zagorskis, I. (2004) Organic biomarkers for tracing carbon cycling in the Gulf of Papua. Continental Shelf Research, 24, 2373-2394.
  • Joll , C.A. , Couton, D., Heitz, A. and Kagi, R. (2004) Comparison of reagents for off-line thermochemolysis of natural organic matter. Organic Geochemistry, 35, 47-59.
  • Joll , C.A. , Huynh, T. and Heitz, A. (2003) Off-line tetramethylammonium hydroxide thermochemolysis of model compound aliphatic and aromatic carboxylic acids: Decarboxylation of some ortho- and/or para-substituted aromatic carboxylic acids. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis., 70, 151-167.
  • Heitz, A., Blythe, J., Allpike, B., Joll, C.A. and Kagi, R.I. (2003) Plastic tastes in drinking water: Factors affecting the chemistry of bromophenol formation. Water Science and Technology, 2, 179-184.
  • Franzmann, P.D., Heitz, A., Zappia, L.R., Wajon, J.E. and Xanthis K. (2001) The formation of malodorous dimethyl oligosulphides in treated groundwater: the role of biofilms and potential precursors. Water Research, 35, 1730-1738.
  • Heitz, A., Kagi, R.I. and Alexander, R. (2000) Polysulfide sulfur in pipewall biofilms: Its role in the formation of swampy odour in distribution systems. Water Science and Technology, 41, 271-278.
  • G. Pojana, A. Bonfa, F. Busetti, A. Collarin, A. Marcomini. Determination of natural and synthetic estrogenic compounds in coastal lagoon waters by HPLC-electro spray-mass spectrometry. Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 84 ( 2004) 717.
  • G. Pojana, A. Bonfa, F. Busetti, A. Collarin, A. Marcomini. Estrogenic potential of the Venice lagoon waters. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 23 (2003) 1874.
  • Marcomini, G. Pojana, C. Micheletti, A. Bonfa, F. Busetti, A. Collarin, A. Critto. PAHs, organochlo rine and estrogeni c chemicals: an integrated approach of analytical and environmental chemistry, and risk assessment. The lagoon of Venice as a case study. CHIMIA, 57 (2003) 542.