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A selection of recent publications from researchers at the Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA).



Garusinghe, U.M., V.S. Raghuwanshi, C.J. Garvey, S. Varanasi, C.R. Hutchinson, W. Batchelor, and G. Garnier, Assembly of nanoparticles-polyelectrolyte complexes in nanofiber cellulose structures. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017. 513: p. 373-379.

Raghuwanshi, V.S., J. Su, C.J. Garvey, S.A. Holt, W. Raverty, R.F. Tabor, P.J. Holden, M. Gillon, W. Batchelor, and G. Garnier, Bio-deuterated cellulose thin films for enhanced contrast in neutron reflectrometry. Cellulose, 2017. 24: p. 11-20.

Raj, P., A. Blanco, E. de la Fuente, W. Batchelor, C. Negro, and G. Garnier, Microfibrilated cellulose as a model for soft colloid flocculation with polyelectrolytes. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017. 516: p. 325-335.



He, Z., X. Zhang, and W. Batchelor, Cellulose nanofibre aerogel filter with tuneable pore structure for oil/water separation and recovery. RSC Advances, 2016. 6(26): p. 21435-21438.

Li, Q., P. Raj, F.A. Husain, S. Varanasi, T. Rainey, G. Garnier, and W. Batchelor, Engineering cellulose nanofibre suspensions to control filtration resistance and sheet permeability. Cellulose, 2016. 23(1): p. 391-402.

Raj, P., W. Batchelor, A. Blanco, E. de la Fuente, C. Negro, and G. Garnier, Effect of polyelectrolyte morphology and adsorption on the mechanism of nanocellulose flocculation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2016. 481: p. 158-167.

Raj, P., A. Mayahi, P. Lahtinen, S. Varanasi, G. Garnier, D. Martin, and W. Batchelor, Gel point as a measure of cellulose nanofibre quality and feedstock development with mechanical energy. Cellulose, 2016. 23(5): p. 3051-3064.

Su, J., V.S. Raghuwanshi, W. Raverty, C.J. Garvey, P.J. Holden, M. Gillon, S.A. Holt, R. Tabor, W. Batchelor,and G. Garnier, Smooth deuterated cellulose films for the visualisation of adsorbed bio-macromolecules. Scientific Reports, 2016. 6: p. 36119.

J. Dai, S. Nanayakkara, T. C. Lamb, A. J, Clark, S. Guo. J. Zhang, A. F. Patti, K. Saito, “Effect of the N-based ligands in copper complexes for depolymerisation of lignin”, New Journal of Chemistry, 2016, 40, 3511-3519.

J. Dai, A. F. Patti, K. Saito, “Recent developments in chemical degradation of lignin: catalytic oxidation and ionic liquids”,Tetrahedron Letters, 2016, 57, 4945-4951.



Tanner J, Kabir KB, Müller M, Bhattacharya S. 15 August 2015. Low temperature entrained flow pyrolysis and gasification of a Victorian brown coal. Fuel. 154:107–113.

Sua J, Garvey CJ, Holt S, Tabor RF, Winther-Jensen B, Batchelor W, Garnier G. 15 June 2015. Adsorption of cationic polyacrylamide at the cellulose–liquid interface: A neutron reflectometry study.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 448:88–99.

Hao X, Shen W, Chen Z, Zhu J, Feng L, Wu Z, Wang P, Zeng X, Wu T. 5 June 2015. Self-assembled nanostructured cellulose prepared by a dissolution and regeneration process using phosphoric acid as a solvent. Carbohydrate Polymers. 123:297–304.

Raj P, Varanasi S, Batchelor W, Garnier G. 1 June 2015. Effect of cationic polyacrylamide on the processing and properties of nanocellulose films. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 447:113-119.

Chan FL, Umeki K, Tanksale A. 20 April 2015. Kinetic Study of Catalytic Steam Gasification of Biomass by Using Reactive Flash Volatilisation. ChemCatChem. 7(8):1329–1337

Zhang L, Li X, Ong L, Tabor RF, Bowen BA, Fernando AI, Nilghaz A, Garnier G, Gras SL, Wang X, Shen W. 5 March 2015. Cellulose nanofibre textured SERS substrate.Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 468:309-314.

Raghuwanshi VS, Harizanova R, Tatchev D, Hoell A, Rüssel C. February 2015. Structural analysis of Fe–Mn–O nanoparticles in glass ceramics by small angle scattering. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 222:103–110.

Then WL, Li M, McLiesh H, Shen W, Garnier, G. February 2015. The detection of blood group phenotypes using paper diagnostics. VoxSanguinis. 108(2):186–196.

Li M, Cao R, Nilghaz A, Guan L, Zhang X, Shen W. 3 February 2015. "Periodic-Table-Style" Paper Device for Monitoring Heavy Metals in Water.Analytical Chemistry. 87(5):2555–2559.


Lestiani R, Batchelor W, Banham P. 2014. Effect of paper and printing press variables on the rates of adhesion failure in the linting of offset printing.Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. 28(19):1935-1948.

Varanasi S, Batchelor W. October 2014. Superior non-woven sheet forming characteristics of low-density cationic polymer-cellulose nanofibre colloids.Cellulose. 21(5):3541-3550.

O'Connor M, Garnier G, Batchelor W. October 2014. The Trade-off Between Environmental Impacts in Water Recycling Systems Using Industrial Effluent. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 18(5):771–783.

Chan FL, Tanksale A. October 2014. Review of recent developments in Ni-based catalysts for biomass gasification. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 38:428–438.

O'Connor M, Garnier G, Batchelor W. 15 September 2014. Life cycle assessment comparison of industrial effluent management strategies. Journal of Cleaner Production. 79:168–18.

Su J, Zhang L, Batchelor W, Garnier G. August 2014. Paper engineered with cellulosic additives: effect of length scale.Cellulose. 21(4):2901-2911.

Ballerini DR, Ngo YH, Garnier G, Ladewig BP, Shen W, Jarujamrus P. May 2014. Gold nanoparticle-functionalised thread as a substrate for SERS study of analytes both bound and unbound to gold. AIChE Journal. 60(5):1598–1605.

Johnston P, Wheldale D, Braybrook C, Saito K. 10 April 2014. Topochemical polymerisation using bis-thyminyl monomers. Polymer Chemistry. 14(5):4375-4384

Guan L, Rong C, Tian J, McLiesh H, Garnier G,Shen W. February 2014. A preliminary study on the stabilisation of blood typing antibodies sorbed into paper. Cellulose. 21(1):717-727.

Stack K, Lee R, Richardson D, Lewis T, Garnier G. January 2014. Complex formation and stability of colloidal wood resin pitch suspensions with hemicellulose polymers.Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 441:101–108.

Tahmasebi A, Yu J, Han Y, Zhao H, Bhattacharya S. January 2014. A kinetic study of microwave and fluidised-bed drying of a Chinese lignite. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 92(1):54–65.