PUBLICATIONS LIST
Dr Robert A. Patterson FIEAust, CPSS, CPAg
BNatRes(Hons1), PhD, GradCertEng, GradDipEng, MEng

updated 05-Dec-13

Academic Theses Books and Major Publications
 Professional Publications  Submissions to Land & Environment Court 
Major Reports

Laundry products which one to choose?
Also check papers P45a , P 44, P60  and P73 for more details

or go to  laundry pages (click here for link)

Teaching Notes Greywater Recycling  check papers P58, P57, and P73

ACADEMIC THESES (examined)
(Copies can be sourced from relevant university's library services)

T3. PATTERSON, R.A. (1997) Environmental Indicators of Effective Sewage Effluent Re-use. Project Report, Master of Engineering. Deakin University, Geelong.
                         Abstract  available in .pdf format   Thesis available in pdf format

T2. PATTERSON, R.A., (1994) On-site treatment and disposal of septic tank effluent Ph.D. thesis, University of New England
                         Abstract available in .pdf format

T1. PATTERSON, R.A., (1982) Hydrologic Parameters - A Strategy for Subdivision. B.Nat.Res. Thesis Faculty Resource Management. University of New England.   Abstract available in .pdf format
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BOOKS and MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

B13.  PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 2011. Sustaining Our Regions: The Engineering Challenge. Proceedings of 2011 Regional Convention 16-18 September 2011 at Armidale. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. ISBN 978-0-85825-870-9.  Copies available from Newcastle Division Engineers Australia  Phone +[61] 2 4926 4440.  Table of Contents click here

B12.  PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 2009. Transport and Communication: Australia's Backbone, Past, Present and Future. Proceedings of 2009 Regional Convention 12-13 June 2009 at Grafton. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. ISBN 0858259761.  Copies available from Newcastle Division Engineers Australia  Phone +[61] 2 4926 4440.  Table of Contents click here

B11.  PATTERSON, R.A. and JONES, M.J. (Eds) (2007) Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site 07 conference. 25-27 September 2007 at Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale.  ISBN  978-0-9579438-3-4.  Click here for  Table of Contents.

B10.   PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 2007. Wines, Mines and Community: Engineering the Future for Regional Australia. Proceedings of 2007 Regional Convention 23-25 March 2007. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. ISBN 0 85825 798 X.  Copies available from Newcastle Division Engineers Australia  Phone +[61] 2 4926 4440 (click here for table of contents)

B9. PATTERSON, R.A. and JONES, M.J. (Eds) (2005) Performance Assessment for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site '05 Conference held in Armidale 27-30 September 2005. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale  ISBN 0-9579438-2-2  (Click here for  Table of Contents

B8. PATTERSON, R.A. and JONES, M.J. (Eds) 2003. Proceedings of On-site ‘03 Conference: Future Directions for On-site Systems 30 September to 2nd October 2003. Held at University of New England. Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale   ISBN 0-9579438-1-4  Click here for  Table of Contents

B7. PATTERSON, R.A. and JONES, M.J. (Eds) 2001. Proceedings of On-site '01 Conference: Advancing On-site Wastewater Systems 25-27 September 2001. Held at University of New England. Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale   ISBN 0-9579438-0-6  Click here for  Table of Contents

B6. PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 1999. Proceedings of On-site '99 Conference: Making on-site wastewater systems work. 13-15 July 1999. Held at University of New England, Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale.  ISBN0-646-37668-3   Click here for  Table of Contents

B5. PATTERSON, R.A. 1998. Soil Capabilities for On-site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale  (out-of-print)

B4. PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed.) 1998. Waste Management Initiatives. Proceedings of New England Regional Seminar Series. Armidale 20 May. 1998.(out of print)

B3. REEVE, I.J., PATTERSON, R.A. AND LEES, J.W. 1988. Land Resources: Training Towards 2000. Rural Development Centre, University of New England, Armidale. 

B2. PATTERSON, R.A. 1987 Soils and Their Management. NSW. Department of Agriculture, Tocal Agricultural College

B1. PATTERSON, R.A. 1978 Field Handbook - A Manual for Field Officers, Third Edition. Department of Provincial Affairs, Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
(papers not available in Acrobat format on this site are available from the author at the cost of copying and postage)
These papers are copyright of the author and must be duly referenced if cited. 

 

**  Moore, J. C., Glencross-Grant, R., Mahini, S., & Patterson, R. (2012). Regional Timber Bridge Girder Reliability: Structural Health Monitoring and Reliability Strategies. Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol 15, issue 5 pp 793-806.

 

**  Moore, J. C., Mahini, S.S., Glencross-Grant, R. and Patterson R. (2012 Structural Health Monitoring of older timber bridge girders using a laser-based technique; re-submitted for publication in Australian Journal of Structural Eng.

 

**  Moore, J. C., Mahini, S., Glencross-Grant, R., & Patterson, R. (2012). The Prediction of Timber Bridge Girder Strength. Proceedings of the 25th ARRB Conference, Shaping the Future: Linking Policy, Research and Outcomes, Perth (CD-ROM).

 

P79.  Patterson, R.A. (2012). The impact of national standards on greywater re-use initiatives Proceedings of 2012 New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, 28th-30th March, 2012. pp 112-118.(Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

 

**  Moore, J. C., Glencross-Grant, R., Mahini, S., & Patterson, R. (2011, 11-15 December). Recording Timber Bridge Girder Deflections using a Laser Reference Source and a High Speed Camera. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-5), Cancun, Mexico. Published in Conference Proceedings on CD and on-line by SHMII

 

**  Moore, J. C., Glencross-Grant, R., Patterson R. & Mahini, S.S. (2011). How Do Australian Timber Bridges Stack Up? A Comparative Study with International Timber Bridge developments, Proceedings of the IPWEA International Public Works Conference, Aug 21-25, Canberra, Australia (CD-ROM).

 

**Mahini, S.S., Glencross-Grant, R. & Moore, J. C., (2011). Structural Health Monitoring of Older Bridges: Current Studies in Australia and Worldwide, Proceedings of the IPWEA International Public Works Conference, Aug 21-25, Canberra, Australia (CD-ROM).

P78.  Patterson, R.A. (2011). Sewage Effluent Management - Waste or Asset? In: Patterson, R.A. (Ed) Sustaining Our Regions: The Engineering Challenge. Proceedings of 2011 Regional Convention, 16-18 September 2011. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. ISBN 978-0-85825-870-9, pp 111-118. (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

P77A    Moore, J., Glencross-Grant, R., Mahini, S. & Patterson, R.A. (2011) Towards predictability of bridge health. in Patterson, R.A. (Ed) Sustaining Our Regions: The Engineering Challenge. Proceedings of 2011 Regional Convention, 16-18 September 2011. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. ISBN 978-0-85825-870-9, pp 103-110. (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

P77   Patterson, R.A. (2011). Greywater appears to be the answer - but to what question?  Proceeding of New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference - Technical Session 32. Palmerston North. 23-25 March 2011. pp 104-110 (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

P76. Patterson, R.A. (2010). Environmental Impacts of Municipal Effluent Re-use in Armidale NSW. in Workshop proceedings Recent Advances in Soil Science and Management. Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. University of New England. Armidale February 2010. (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

**  Moore, J., Glencross-Grant, R. & Patterson, R. (2010). A Review of Non-destructive Test Methods: Appropriate choice of a method for use with timber beam bridges. Paper presented at the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva del Garda, Italy. 20-24 June 2010. pp 709-710.

P75.  Moore, J., Glencross-Grant, R., & Patterson, R.A. (2009). How to stop the rot? Continuous monitoring of short span timber bridges. in Patterson, R.A. (Ed) Transport & Communication: Australia's Backbone - Past, Present & Future. Proceedings of 2011 Regional Convention, 12-14 June 2009. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. ISBN 0858259761, pp 163-170. (click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

P74.  Patterson, R.A. (2009). Reuse of municipal effluent for crops and stock - impact of urban water use.  in Proceedings of New Zealand Land Treatment Collective 20th Anniversary Conference. 25-27 March 2009, Taupo New Zealand.  New Zealand Land Treatment Collective. pp 135-141 (click here for a copy of the paper in PDF)

P73.  Patterson, R.A. (2007).Greywater reuse - Impact of household chemicals on useability. in Patterson, R.A. & Jones, M.J. (Eds) Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site 07 conference. 25-27 September 2007. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale. pp 247-254   (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF format)

P72.  Patterson, R.A., Pfaeffli, J. and Fraser, B. (2007). On-site wastewater management - a community and environmental asset. in Patterson, R.A. & Jones, M.J. (Eds) Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site 07 conference. 25-27 September 2007. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale. pp 253-260  (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF format)

P71.Whitehead, J.H. and Patterson, R.A., (2007). Assessing sustainable greywater reuse and application rates in Patterson, R.A. & Jones, M.J. (Eds) Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site 07 conference. 25-27 September 2007. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale. pp 331-338  (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF format)

P70. Van de Graaff, R., Patterson, R.A., and Whitehead, J.H. (2007).Regulation, Guidelines and Standards - Is science winning? in Patterson, R.A. & Jones, M.J. (Eds) Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site 07 conference. 25-27 September 2007. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale. pp 323-330  (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF format)

P69  Patterson, R.A. (2007) Salinity - much more than a rural issue!. in Proceedings of 2007 Urban Salinity Conference, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd held at WaterView Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park Homebush 22-23 May 2007 (in print) (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF format)

P68  Patterson, R.A. (2007) Solutions in Soil Science - Analytical and Measurement Uncertainty.  in  Patterson, R.A. (Ed) Wines, Mines and Community: Engineering the Future for Regional Australia. Proceedings of 2007 Regional Australia 23-25 March 2007. Engineers Australia Newcastle Division, Newcastle. (Click here for a copy of the paper in PDF format)

P67 Patterson, R.A. (2006) Soil Assessment - What value a number in National Soils Conference The University of Adelaide 3-7 December 2006, jointly convened by Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. and Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council Inc.- only abstract available, no formal papers required or printed.

P66 Patterson, R.A. (2006) Greywater Reuse - Learn to Protect the Resource in The Third Queensland Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Symposium held at Queensland University of Technology 30th November 2006, pp B3-B8 (click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format)

P65  Patterson, R.A. and Brennan, M.J. (2006) Economics of Using Local Peat for Biofiltration of Domestic Wastewater in New Zealand Land Treatment Collective, 2006 Annual Conference Proceedings, Nelson, New Zealand  14-17th March 2006, p63-68  (click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format)

P64  Patterson, R.A. (2005)  Monitoring of On-site Systems: Regulators, Inspectors and Operators Beware!  in Patterson, R.A. and Jones, M.J. (Eds) Performance Assessment for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site '05 Conference held in Armidale 27-30 September 2005. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale pp329-336 (click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format)

P63  Mitchell, A., Patterson R.A. and Lamb, D. (2005) Electromagnetic Monitoring of Three Dimensional Water Flow around a Septic Trench. in Patterson, R.A. and Jones, M.J. (Eds) Performance Assessment for On-site Systems. Proceedings of On-site '05 Conference held in Armidale 27-30 September 2005. Lanfax Laboratories. Armidale pp289-296.(click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format)

P62  Patterson, R.A. (2004) Meeting the Challenge of Monitoring to get Representative Samples in Queensland On-site Wastewater Treatment Symposium: A Practitioners Forum.  held at Queensland Univerity of Technology 28th October 2004. Click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format

P61 Brennan, M.J, Patterson, R.A. and Dingsdag, D.P. (2004) Risk Assessment within a Triple Bottom Line Framework in Proceedings of Sewage Management: Risk Assessment and Triple Bottom Line 5 7 April 2004, Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland. Queensland Environment Protection Authority.   Click for a copy of the paper in pdf format

P60 Patterson, R.A. (2004)   A Resident's Role in Minimising Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Salt in Domestic Wastewater.  in Tenth National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Sacramento California March 21-24, 2004.  pp740-749 Click here for a copy of paper in pdf format.

P59 Patterson, R.A. (2004)   Effective Treatment of Domestic Effluent with a Peat Biofilter: A Case Study at Tingha  in Tenth National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Sacramento California March 21-24, 2004. pp526-536  Click here for a copy of paper in pdf format.

P58 Patterson, R.A. (2004) Water Efficiency, Domestic Appliances and Hydraulic Design for On-site Systems in Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Recycling held at Fremantle11th - 13 February, 2004, conveynor  Murdoch University Perth.    Click for a copy of the paper in pdf format

P57 Brennan, M.J. and Patterson, R.A. (2004) Economic Analysis of Greywater Recycling in Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Recycling held at Fremantle11th - 13 February, 2004, conveynor  Murdoch University Perth. Click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format

P56 Brennan, M.J, Patterson, R.A. and Dingsdag,D.P. (2003) Wetlands - Pristine Ecology or Catchment Sinks. in Proceedings of ICam Catchment Management Conference, University of Western Sydney, 26th -28th November 2003. Australian Water Association, Sydney. Click for a copy of the paper in pdf format

P55 Patterson, R.A (2003) Temporal Variability of Septic Tank Effluent in Proceedings of On-site ‘03 Conference: Future Directions for On-site Systems by R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones (Eds). Published by Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale ISBN 0-9579438-4-1, pp 305-312   (click here for a copy of paper in pdf format)

P54 Patterson, R.A (2003) Nitrogen in Wastewater and its Role in Constraining On-site Planning in Proceedings of On-site ‘03 Conference: Future Directions for On-site Systems by R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones (Eds). Published by Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale ISBN 0-9579438-4-1, pp (click here for a copy of paper in pdf format)

P53 Szymanski, N. and Patterson, R.A (2003) Effective Microorganisms (EM) and Wastewater Systems  in Proceedings of On-site ‘03 Conference: Future Directions for On-site Systems by R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones (Eds). Published by Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale ISBN 0-9579438-4-1, pp (click here for a copy of paper in pdf format)

P52  Patterson, R.A. 2002. Salts, Soils and Solutions in Proceedings of Queensland On-site Wastewater Treatment Symposium - A Practitioners’ Forum held at Queensland University of Technology, 21 November 2002 by Queensland University of Technology and Department Natural Resources and Mines, pp 26-27 (click here for a copy of extended abstract - full paper not available)

P51 Patterson, R.A. (2006) Evapotranspiration Bed Design for Inland Area Septic Safe Technical Sheet 05/15 NSW Department of Local Government  (view on DLG web site at www.dlg.nsw.gov.au ). (click here for a copy of the paper in pdf formatNote: paper updated in 2006

P50 Patterson, R.A. (2006) Consideration of Soil Salinity when assessing land application of effluent and greywater. Septic Safe Technical Sheet 01/2 NSW Department of Local Government  (view on DLG web site at www.dlg.nsw.gov.au ). (click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format) Note: paper updated in 2006

P49 Patterson, R.A. (2006) Consideration of Soil Sodicity when assessing land application of Effluent. Septic Safe Technical Sheet 01/7 NSW Department of Local Government  (view on DLG web site at www.dlg.nsw.gov.au ).(click here for a copy of the paper in pdf format) Note: paper updated in 2006

P48 Patterson, R.A (2001) Phosphorus Sorption for On-site Wastewater Assessments in Proceedings of On-site ‘01 Conference: Advancing On-site Wastewater Systems by R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones (Eds). Published by Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale ISBN 0-9579438-0-6, pp 307-314  Click here for paper in Acrobat 4 format

P47 van de Graaff, R and Patterson, R.A. (2001) Explaining the Mysteries of Salinity, Sodicity, SAR and ESP in On-site Practice in Proceedings of On-site ‘01 Conference: Advancing On-site Wastewater Systems by R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones (Eds). Published by Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale ISBN 0-9579438-0-6, p 361 – 368    Click here for paper in Acrobat 4 format

P46 Patterson, R.A., Davey, K. and Farnan, N. (2001) Peat Bed Filters for On-site Treatment of Septic Tank Effluent in Proceedings of On-site ‘01 Conference: Advancing On-site Wastewater Systems by R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones (Eds). Published by Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale ISBN 0-9579438-0-6, p 315-322  Click here for paper in Acrobat 4 format

P45A. PATTERSON, R.A. (2001) Water quality relationships with reuse options in Water Science and Technology Vol 43 No 10 pp 147-154
This paper is the same as P45 and was selected from the papers presented at the Paris Conference for the International Journal.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P45. PATTERSON, R.A. (2000). Water Quality Relationships with Reuse Options. in 3rd International Symposium on Waste Water Reclamation, Recycling and Reuse. 3-5 July 2000. Paris France.International Water Association. (accepted for oral presentation)      Click here for paper in Acrobat 4 format

 P44. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999) Reuse Initiatives Start in the Supermarket. NSW Country Convention. Institution of Engineers Australia. 6-8 August 1999. Northern Group, Institution of Engineers Australia, Armidale.           Click her for paper in Acrobat 4 format

P43. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999). Peat Treatment of Septic Tank Effluent. in PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 1999. Proceedings of On-site '99 Conference: Making on-site wastewater systems work. 13-15 July 1999. Held at University of New England, Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale. pp273-281. Click here for paper in Acrobat format.
 
P42. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999). Modifying Wastewater Inputs to On-site Systems. in PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 1999. Proceedings of On-site '99 Conference: Making on-site wastewater systems work. 13-15 July 1999. Held at University of New England, Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale. pp283-290. Click here for paper in Acrobat format.

P41. LOTT, S., PATTERSON, R.A. and PETROV, R (1999). On-site Systems - Soils, Salts and Solutes. in PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 1999. Proceedings of On-site '99 Conference: Making on-site wastewater systems work. 13-15 July 1999. Held at University of New England, Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale. pp199-222. Click here for paper in Acrobat format.

P40A. Whitehead, J.H., P.M. Geary, M. Linich & R. Patterson (1999) Responding to the Changing Training Needs of On-site Wastewater Management Professionals. in PATTERSON, R.A. (Ed) 1999. Proceedings of On-site '99 Conference: Making on-site wastewater systems work. 13-15 July 1999. Held at University of New England, Armidale. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale. pp309-313  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P40. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999). Effects of Effluent Chemistry on Soil Properties in Proceedings of 1999 Production and Environmental Monitoring Workshop. University of New England Armidale. March 1999. Paper PEM009. Click here for paper in Acrobat format.

P39. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999). Practical Measurements of Water Quality as it Affects Irrigation. in Proceedings of 1999 Production and Environmental Monitoring Workshop. University of New England Armidale. March 1999. Paper PEM015. Click here for paper in Acrobat format.

P38. PATTERSON, R.A. and LOTT, S. (1999). Load Based Licences - A Management Perspective. in Proceedings of 1999 Production and Environmental Monitoring Workshop. University of New England Armidale. March 1999. Paper PEM004. Click here for paper in Acrobat format.

P37. PATTERSON, R.A., CHAPMAN, T.M. and PORTER, M. (1998) Re-use Potential from Septage Receival and Treatment Facilities The Australian-Indonesian International Conference on Water Quality and Waste Treatment. 19-22 October, 1998. Lombok, Indonesia. Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P36. PATTERSON, R.A. (1998) Household Solutions to End-of-Line Re-use. Proceedings of Water Asia-Pacific 98. 11th IWSA ASPAC Regional Conference, Sydney 2-5 November, 1998 Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P35. WHITEHEAD, J., GEARY, P. AND PATTERSON, R.A. (1998) Skills to Assess the Suitability of Sites for On-site Wastewater Disposal. Environmental Health Review - Australia 28:2 pp 42-47    Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P34. PATTERSON, R.A. (1998) Practical Application of Waste Minimisation and Management Act and Load Based Licenses. in R.A. Patterson (Ed.) Proceedings of New England Seminar Series Waste Management Initiatives. Armidale 20th May 1998. Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale.Workshop papers not available

P33. PATTERSON, R.A. (1998) Household Chemical Impact on Effluent Re-use. in Proceedings of WaterTECH 98, Australian Water and Wastewater Association Convention Centre, Brisbane 27-28 April, 1998   (Click here for paper in Acrobat format)

P32. PATTERSON, R.A. and CHAPMAN, T.M. (1998) Environmental Indicators for Effective Effluent Disposal in Proceedings of WaterTECH 98, Aust.Water and Wastewater Assoc. Convention Centre, Brisbane 27-28 April, 1998   Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P31. PATTERSON, R.A. (1997) Soil Capabilities for Wastewater Disposal. in Wastewater 97 On-site Domestic Wastewater Disposal Workshop 9-11 July, 1997. Redlands Shire Council, Cleveland.    Workshop papers not available

P30. PATTERSON, R.A. (1997) Soil Capabilities for Wastewater Disposal. in On-site Wastewater Disposal in Coastal Lake and Estuarine Catchments. Coffs Harbour 29-30 May, 1997. Centre for Environmental Training, Newcastle.Workshop papers not available

P29. PATTERSON, R.A., (1997) Domestic Wastewater and the Sodium Factor. In Bedinger, M.S., Flening, J.S. and Johnson, A.I. Eds. Site Characterisation and Design of On-site Septic Systems. STP 1324-1997. American Society for Testing and Materials. West Conshohocken, PA. pp 23-35  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P28. PATTERSON, R.A. AND MACLEOD, D.A. (1997) Soils and the Effects of Effluent - What Do We Measure? in 1997 Environmental and Production Monitoring Workshop. University of New England, Armidale. Paper No PEM007 pp 69-74  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P27 - PATTERSON, R.A. 1996. Demonstration of effects of sodicity on soil hydraulic conductivity in Proceedings of conference on "Innovative Approaches to the On-site Management of Waste and Water". Held at Southern Cross University Lismore, 26th November 1996. Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P26. PATTERSON, R.A., (1996) Soil Hydraulic Conductivity and Domestic Wastewater. Australian and New Zealand National Soils Conference 1996. 1-4 July 1996. Melbourne. Australian Soil Science Society Inc. pp207-208  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P25. FAULKNER, R. AND PATTERSON, R. (1997) Practical Measurement of Irrigation Water Quality and Quantity. in 1997 Environmental and Production Monitoring Workshop. University of New England, Armidale. Paper No PEM015 pp 155-161. Click here for paper in Acrobat format  (the paper 1997 same as 1996)

P25A. PATTERSON, R.A., (1995) Domestic Wastewater and On-Site Disposal. Wastewater Training Course, Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Trust, 4-5 December, 1995. University of Newcastle.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P24. PATTERSON, R.A., (1994) Starch Mill Wastewater and the Sodium Factor in Proceedings, Tamworth Workshop, 10-11 March, 1994. Australian Soil Science Society Inc. (NSW Branch) pp 89-97.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P23. PATTERSON, R.A., (1993) Effluent Disposal -The Sodium Factor 1993 National Conference, Australian Institute of Environmental, Canberra 11-15 October,1993 Australian Institute of Environmental Health pp 114-116.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P22. PATTERSON, R.A., (1993) Soil Absorption of Septic Tank Effluent 7th Annual North Coast Environmental Health Conference, Lismore 10-11 May, 1993 Australian Institute of Environmental Health.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P21. PATTERSON, R.A., (1991) Wastewater Disposal: Measurement of Soil Absorption IAWPRC International Conference, Appropriate Waste Management Technologies Murdoch University, Perth, November, 1991. pp 81-84d.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P19. PATTERSON, R.A., (1990) Soil Absorption and Treatment of Septic Tank Effluent. Engineering the Environment Institution of Engineers, Australia, Northern Branch.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P18. PATTERSON, R.A., (1990) Re-use of Septic Tank Effluent Proceedings of Effluent Re-use Conference, Wollongong. Water Research Foundation of Australia and Australian Water and Wastewater Association

P17 . BRENNAN, M.J., PATTERSON,R.A., and LEVENDEL, V., (1989) Environmental Impact Statements and Legal Challenges. Environmental Engineering Conference, Sydney, Inst. Engineers, Australia. Nat. Conf. Publ. No.

P16. PATTERSON, R.A., BRENNAN, M.J. AND LEVENDEL, V., (1989) Legal Boundaries for Land Use - A Case Study Environmental Engineering Conference, Sydney, Inst. Engineers, Australia. Nat. Conf. Publ. No.

P15A.  PATTERSON, R.A., Burton, J.R. and MacLeod D.A. (1988) Effects of Sodium Adsorption Ratios on Effluent Disposal to Subsoils. National Soils Conference, Canberra 9-12 May, 1988, Australian Soil Science Society  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P15. PATTERSON, R.A. AND CASS, A., (1988) A Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Soil Sampler. National Soils Conference, Canberra 9-12 May, 1988, Australian Soil Science Society  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P14. PATTERSON, R.A. AND CASS, A., (1988) Bulk Density Measurements using Hydraulic Soil Sampler.National Soils Conference, Canberra 9-12 May, 1988, Aust. Soil Science Society.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P13. PATTERSON, R.A., (1988) Undisturbed Cores for Hydraulic Conductivity Analysis. National Soils Conference, Canberra 9-12 May, 1988, Australian Society of Soil Science.  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P12. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J.,(1986) Water Resource Planning in Rural Residential Developments. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Brisbane, 25-27 November. Inst. Engineers, Australia., Nat.Conf.Publ. No.86/13 pp 283/287  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P11. PATTERSON, R.A., (1986) The Role of Septic Tanks in Planning. New England Regional Health Surveyors Conf., Gunnedah 17-19 April.

P10. PATTERSON, R.A., BURTON, J.R. and MACLEOD, D.A., (1986) Sodium as a Source of Pollution. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Brisbane, 25-27 November. Inst. Engineers, Australia. Nat.Conf.Publ. No.86/13 pp 278-282  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P9. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J., (1986) Micro-Computer Aided Inventory and Assessment of Landscapes. Proc.4th Biennial Conf. Australia. Rangeland Soc. 24-27 August, Armidale. pp 11-14 

P8. PATTERSON, R.A., BURTON, J.R. and MACLEOD, D.A.,(1986) On-site soil disposal of Septic tank Effluent, Agricultural Engineering Conference Adelaide, 24-28 August. Inst. Engineers, Australia., Nat.Conf.Publ. No. 86/9 pp 274-278 Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P7. PATTERSON, R.A., BURTON, J.R. and MACLEOD, D.A., (1986) Peat Treatment of Septic Tank Effluent Prior to Soil Absorption Agricultural Engineering Conference, Adelaide, 24-28 August. Inst. Engineers, Australia., Nat.Conf.Publ.No. 86/9 pp 269-273 Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P6. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J., (1986) Systematic Classification of Environmental Criteria (SCOEC) Environmental Engineering Conference Melb., 17-19 March. Inst.Engineers, Australia.,Nat.Conf.Publ. No.86/2 pp26-29. Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P5. PATTERSON R.A. and PERRENS S.J., (1985) Drought Resistant Farm Dams for New England Tablelands. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 14-16 May. Inst. Engineers, Australia. Nat.Conf.Publ.No 85/2. pp 15-19. Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P4. PATTERSON, R.A., (1985) Rural Subdivision Based on Septic Rank Effluent Disposal New England Planning Conference, Moree, 15 August, N.S.W. Dept. Environ.& Planning, Grafton. Click here for paper in Acrobat format
 
P3. PATTERSON, R.A., (1985) Rural Domestic Water Consumption Rates and Associated Catchment Storage Combinations. in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium Sydney, 14-16 May. Inst. Engineers, Australia. Nat.Conf.Publ.No 85/2. pp 39-42  Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P2. PATTERSON, R.A., (1984) A Description of a Rendzina, Warialda New South Wales in Proc. Nat. Soils Conf. Brisbane, Australia. Soc. Soil Sci. p181.Click here for paper in Acrobat format

P1. PATTERSON, R.A. and PERRENS, S.J., (1984) Design and Management of Farm Dams on New England Tablelands. in Agricultural Engineering Conf, Bundaberg, 1984 Inst. Engineers, Australia. Nat.Conf.Publ. 84/6.pp 353-357.

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 EXPERT EVIDENCE REPORTS to LAND & ENVIRONMENT COURT
(Reports not available for public release)

L25  Patterson, R.A. 2011Statement of Environmental Effects. Properties held by Richard and David Bligh Trading as Erolhold Pty Ltd. Document prepared for submission to Camden Council as Part of Development Application, 19th December 2011

L24 Patterson, R.A. (2011) Application of deep-litter system to Bringelly Piggery. Report prepared for Erolhold Pty Ltd as part of Statement of Evidence in Land and Environment Court of NSW Proceedings 31061, 31062, 31063 and 31068 of 2010 Premises: Bringelly Road, Leppington NSW 2171. 30th June 2011

L23  Patterson, R.A. 2011. Statement of Evidence in  Blighs and the Minister Administering the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979  Land and Environment Court of NSW Proceedings 31061, 31062, 31063 and 31068 of 2010 Premises: Bringelly Road, Leppington, NSW.

LC22  Patterson, R.A. (2009) Statement of evidence and expert evidence in relation to  Walftertan Processors Pty Ltd v Upper Hunter Shire Council. Land & Environment Court of NSW file 11319/2008.

LC 21 PATTERSON, R.A. (2007)  Statement of Evidence in relation to wastewater management for boarding kennels and cattery at Glossodia. Bellbay Pty Ltd vs Hawkesbury City Council, premises 50 Jordan Avenue Glossodia.  Land & Environment Court of NSW File No. 10589 of 2007.

LC 20  PATTERSON, R.A. (2007) Statement of Evidence in relation to wastewater management at Fisherman's Village, Swan Bay.  Neighbourhood Association DP 285220 v Moffat. File No. 5045 of 2006 in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

LC 19 PATTERSON, R.A. (2005)  Statement of Evidence as "Court Appointed Expert" in relation to rainwater collection, wastewater treatment and reuse for proposed 43 lot development at 70-74 Trucking Yard Lane, Bungendore, NSW.  Navaroo Constructions Pty Limited vs Palerang Council. Land & Environment Court of NSW File Nos 10646 and others of 2005.

LC 18. PATTERSON, R.A. (2004) Statement of Evidence as "Court Appointed Expert" in relation wastewater and stormwater for the proposed Kurrajong Hills Golf Club.  R & L Starr vs Hawkesbury City Council Appeal No 10411of 2004

LC 17. PATTERSON, R.A. (2004)  Statement of evidence in relation to wastewater and stormwater for a subdivision at Duffys Forest, Sydney. Maxwell and Corbett vs Warringah Council and Duffys Forest Residents' Association Appeal No. 11165 of 2003

LC 16 PATTERSON, R.A. (2003) Statement of evidence in relation to on-site sewage management for subdivision at London Place, Grose Wold in Hynes Urban Planners Pty Ltd v Hawkesbury City Council Appeal No 11040 and 11041 of 2003

LC 15. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002)  Statement of Evidence in relation to on-site sewage management for subdivision at London Place, Grose Wold in Hawkesbury City Council vs Hynes Urban Planners Pty Ltd Appeal No 10093 of 2002

LC 14   PATTERSON, R.A. (2002)  Statement of evidence in relation to Reclaimed water reuse, groundwater and soil issues for 22 unit development at "Osprey" Wollumbin Street, Byron Bay.  Child v Byron Shire Council. Appeal No 10061 of 2002 and 20429 of 2003

LC 13   PATTERSON, R.A. (2002)  Statement of evidence in relation on on-site sewage management for proposed subdivision and development at 114 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay.  Logan Bald Partnership v Byron Shire Council. Appeal No 10229 of 2002

LC12. PATTERSON, R.A. (2001) Statement of Evidence in relation to Sewage Treatment, Hydrogeological Assessment and On-site Irrigation for Eco-Sound Developments Pty Ltd, Byron Bay. Appeal No 10982 of 2000. Eco-Sound Residential Developments Pty Ltd vs Byron Shire Council.

LC11. PATTERSON, R.A. (2000) Statement of Evidence in water quality and pollution matters in the Gwydir River in EPA vs Tablelands Topdressing Pty Ltd. Land & Environment Court - December 2000

LC10. PATTERSON, R.A. (2000) Statement of Evidence in relation to Sewage Treatment and On-site Irrigation for Byron Gem Resort, Byron Bay. Appeal No 10114 of 2000. Haysom & Spender Architects vs Byron Shire Council.

LC9. PATTERSON, R.A (1999). Statement of Evidence relation to Domestic Effluent Disposal and Drainage from Proposed 45 lot Rural Residential Subdivision, Pacific Highway, Valla. For Bellingen Shire Council in Appeal No. 10537 of 1998. Faringdon Pty Ltd ats Nambucca Shire Council..
 
LC8. LC PATTERSON, R.A. (1998). Statement of Evidence of Wastewater Management of Perry's Abattoir for CG Perry & Co. In Appeal No. CG Perry & Co. vs The RTA. 

LC7. PATTERSON, R.A. (1998). Statement of Evidence for Drainage, Stormwater and Water Quality in relation to Urban Subdivision at Kings Beach for Tweed Shire Council. Appeal No 10686 of 1996, Lenen Pty Ltd ats Tweed Shire Council.
 
LC6. PATTERSON, R.A. (1997) Statement of Evidence in relation to Domestic Effluent and Stormwater Management of Rural Residential Subdivision of "Palmerston", Armidale for Dumaresq Shire Council, in Appeal No. 10501 of 1996. Residential and Commercial Developments Pty Ltd ats Dumaresq Shire Council.
 
LC5. PATTERSON, R.A. (1996) Statement of Evidence in relation to Domestic Effluent Disposal Assessment, Rural Residential Subdivision at Lake Hollis Estate, Stage 2 for Bellingen Shire Council in Appeal No. 10801 of 1995. RG Smith vs Bellingen Shire Council

LC4. PATTERSON, R.A. (1996) Statement of Evidence in relation to Water Quality of Rocky River, Uralla for Tablelands Topdressing Pty Ltd in Local Court. Tablelands topdressing Pty Ltd vs NSW Environment Protection Authority under the Clean Waters Act.

LC3. PATTERSON, R.A. (1995) Statement of Evidence in relation to Soil Investigation for Rural Residential Subdivision at Gulmarrad for Maclean Shire Council in Appeal No. 10766 of 1994 and 10767 of 1994, Maclean Shire Council ats Gulaptis and Smith Pty Ltd.

LC2. PATTERSON, R.A. (1992) Statement of Evidence in relation to Soil Infiltration at Woodlands Piggery, Tamworth for Brown & Hatton Rural Pty Ltd Appeal No. 50013 of 1992 and 50014 of 1992 Brown & Hatton Rural Pty Ltd ats NSW Environment Protection Authority.

LC1. PATTERSON, R.A. (1987) Statement of Evidence in relation to Effluent Disposal from Piggery for K. McNamara in Appeal No. McNamara vs Parry Shire Council and others. 

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MAJOR REPORTS
(not available for public release)

 

R 52. PATTERSON, R.A. (2005) Urban Water Management Proposal for the Byron Bay Golf Club and the Byron at Byron Resort.  Report Prepared for The Byron Resort at Byron Pty Ltd, June 2005.

R 51.  PATTERSON, R.A. (2005)  Procedures Manual for Environmental Monitoring for Licence Compliance.  Prepared for Armidale Dumaresq Council (February 2005)

R 49. PATTERSON, R.A. (2004)  Hydrogeological Report for Effluent Reuse at Byron Bay Golf Club on behalf of "The Byron Resort" November 2004

R48. PATTERSON, R.A. (2003)  Soil Survey and Landscape Analysis of Armidale Dumaresq Council's Effluent Reuse Project.  Report prepared for Armidale Dumaresq Council.

R 47. Lott, S., Kahn, L. and Patterson, R (2004) Environmental Management Plan - Armidale Wastewater Treatment Plant and Wastewater Irrigation Farm Facility. Report by E.A. Systems Pty Ltd prepared for Armidale Dumaresq Council, April 2004.  R.Patterson prepared soil survey, landscape analysis, biosolids and effluent analysis.

R46. Lott, S., Kahn, L. and Patterson, R (2004)  Review of Environmental Factors - Armidale Wastewater Treatment Plant. Prepared by E.A. Systems Pty Ltd for Armidale Dumaresq Council, April 2004.  R.Patterson prepared soil survey, landscape analysis, biosolids and effluent analysis.

PATTERSON, R.A. (2004) Independent Review of Environmental Management Program - Effluent Management.  Report prepared for Gelita Australia Pty Ltd, Beaudesert Queensland. May 2004

R45.  PATTERSON, R.A. (2004) On-site wastewater management plan for "Stony Ridge" Subdivision, North Arundell Drive Armidale for Hardie Armidale Pty Ltd December 2004.

R44.  PATTERSON, R.A. (2004) On-site wastewater management plan for 19 Lot Subdivision, Boundary Street, Glenreagh for Varley Pty Ltd, July 2004

R43.  PATTERSON, R.A. (2004) On-site wastewater management plan for eight lot development, Sutherland Drive Armidale for Hawkins Hook and Co Armidale

PATTERSON, R.A. (2003) Water Management Plan and Works Program for Bulb Washing Plant. Report Prepared for Guyra Flower Farm, Baldersleigh Road, Guyra September 2003.

R42. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) Effective Treatment of Domestic Effluent with a Peat Biofilter: A Case Study. Report prepared fro Biogreen Limited, Melbourne. December 2002. A 12 month study of six domestic peat biofilters

R41. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) Options of On-site Wastewater Management Systems for Seven Local Villages in Scone and Murrurundi Shires, December 2002 Report prepared for Scone Shire Council and Murrurundi Shire Council.

R40. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) On-site Wastewater Management Plan for "Seadrift" Jonson Street Byron Bay. for Brio Ventures Pty Ltd, for 35 villa development. November 2002

R39. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) On-site Wastewater Management Plan for "Osprey" Wollumbin Street Byron Bay. for Paul and Linda Child, for 22 villa development. October 2002

R38. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) On-site Wastewater Management Plan for "Seagrove" Constellation Close Byron Bay. for Maunabout Pty Ltd, for 22 villa development.   September 2002

R37. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) Hydrogeological Report of  Byron Bay Resort, 77-79 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park. prepared for ABN 098042721 Pty Ltd. Development of 92 unit tourist facility.

R36. PATTERSON, R.A. (2002) Review of wastewater management plan of proposed Brewery at Pokolbin, for Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney April 2002

R35. PATTERSON, R.A. and HEGERTY, K. (2001) Hydrogeological Report: 52 Residential Unit Development at Suffolk Park. Report Prepared for Eco-Sound Residential Developments Pty Ltd. October 2001

R34. PATTERSON, R.A. 2001. Review of documentation in relation to salinity and sodicity Tamworth Sewerage Augmentation and 100% Effluent Reuse Scheme DA2000/264 - for Parry Shire Council

R33. PATTERSON, R.A. (2001) Phosphorus Sorption Trials of Two Australian Reed-sedge Peats. Report prepared for Biogreen Limited.

R32. PATTERSON, R.A. (2001) Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Application at Forest Glades - Suffolk Park, Byron Bay. Prepared for Eco-Sound Residential Developments Pty Ltd. January 2001

R31. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999) Phosphate Sorption Tests for Soils at Armidale Sewage Treatment Works. Report to Armidale City Council.

R30. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999) Glen Innes Saleyards Effluent Management Plan. A report prepared for Glen Innes Municipal Council.

R29. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999) Septage and Grease Trap Facilities at Ocean Shores Sewage Treatment Works. A report prepared for Byron Shire Council

R28 PATTERSON, R.A. (1999) Procedures Manual: Environmental Monitoring for Licence Compliance. Prepared for Guyra Shire Council, Guyra.

R27. BRENNAN, M.J. and PATTERSON, R.A. (1998) Taree Bypass: Objections to the Procedures adopted by the Roads and Traffic Authority submitted to A full Repairing Lease: Inquiry into Ecologically Sustainable Land Management, Industry Commission, No 60, 1998

R26. PATTERSON, R.A. (1997) Submission to Public Enquiry into the Management of Sewage and Sewage By-products in the NSW Coastal Zone. Environment Protection Authority.

R25. PATTERSON, R.A (1997) Nutrient Removal from Sewage Effluent by Irrigation for Pasture Production. A report to Armidale City Council, September, 1997.

R24. PATTERSON, R.A (1997) Nutrient Audit of an Effluent Re-use Project - Armidale Sewage Treatment Works. A report to Armidale City Council, August, 1997.

R23. PATTERSON, R.A. (1997) Soil Survey and Landscape Analyis for Natural Framing Sequence "Tarwyn Park" Bylong NSW. A Report for The University of Newcastle Research Association. Newcastle.

R22. PATTERSON, R.A. (1996) Assessment of Wastewater Management Options for Galston Aquatic Centre. A report for Hornsby Shire Council.

R21. PATTERSON, R.A. (1996) Wastewater Management Plan for Perry's Abattoir. Report for C.G. Perry & Co., for Land and Environment Court Proceedings.

R20. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J., (1996), Farm Management Plan, C.G. Perry and Co., Raleigh, Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale, NSW

R19. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J., (1996), Environmental Impact Statement: Gravel Extraction - W.C. Raymond Pty Ltd, Lanfax[NSW], Coffs Harbour, NSW

R18. BRENNAN, M.J. and PATTERSON, R.A., (1993), Technical Report relating to Worksafe and Environmental Surveys Undertaken for Cotton Seed Distributors, Lanfax[NSW], Armidale

R17. PATTERSON, R.A. (1991) Werribee Park Infiltration Testing. A report for Goodman Fielders Mills Limited, Tamworth.

R16. BRENNAN, M.J. and PATTERSON, R.A. (1991), Quality of Site Operations at Cotton Seed Distributors, Wee Waa: 1990 Season, Lanfax[NSW], Armidale New South Wales.

R15. PATTERSON, R.A (1990) Scott's Road Infiltration Testing. A report for Goodman Fielders Mills Limited, Tamworth.

R14. BRENNAN, M.J. and PATTERSON, R.A. (1990), Tarwoona Station: Feedlot Proposal, prepared for the Focus Meeting of February, 1990 ,

R13. BRENNAN, M.J., PATTERSON, R.A. and SHEATHER, W. H., (1990), Tarwoona Station: Feedlot Proposal, Draft study presented to the Feedlot Advisory Unit, August, 1990. Lanfax[NSW], Armidale.

R12. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J., (1987), Submission to the Designated Development Proposal for the Establishment of a Piggery: Byamee Lane, Tamworth, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale

R11. ATCHISON, J.F., BRENNAN, M.J., and PATTERSON, R.A. (1987) Inverell Heritage Study, Volume 2.The Inventory. Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale (to be published separately by the Heritage Council of NSW)

R10. BRENNAN, M.J., JONES, M.J., and PATTERSON, R.A., (1987), Submission to the Coffs Harbour Draft Local Environmental Plan for Residents of Boambee Valley, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale, 1987.

R9. BRENNAN, M.J., JAMISON, T.F. and PATTERSON, R.A. (1987) Inverell Heritage Study, Volume 1: The Study. Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale (to be published separately by the Heritage Council of NSW)

R8. BRENNAN, M.J. and PATTERSON, R.A., (1986), Submission No 2 to the Public Commission of Inquiry: Draft Local Environmental Plan No 14: Nambucca Shire, prepared for the Messrs Vause, Ross and Lang, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, May, 1986, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale.

R7. BRENNAN, M.J. and PATTERSON, R.A., (1986), Submission No 1 to the Public Commission of Inquiry: Draft Local Environmental Plan No 14: Nambucca Shire, prepared for the Freehold Land Protection Association, Macksville, New South Wales, May 1986, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale.

R6. PATTERSON, R.A. and BRENNAN, M.J., (1985), Draft Local Environmental Plan: Shire of Uralla, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale.

R5. PATTERSON, R.A. and PERRENS, S.J., (1984) On-Site Effluent Disposal Strategy A Report to Grafton City Council.

R4. PATTERSON, R.A and BRENNAN, M.J. (1984) Submission No 1 Relating to the Draft Local Environmental Plan no 11, Nambucca Heads, Hyland Park and Bellwood, prepared for Mr R.G. Bedford, Nambucca Heads, 1984, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale.

R3. BRENNAN, M.J. HOLMES & HOLMES PTY LTD and PATTERSON, R.A., (1984), Development Approval Submission for the Proposed Caravan Park, Moonee, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale.

R2. PATTERSON, R.A. AND BRENNAN, M.J., (1984), Management Plan for Site Clearing: Teague Creek, Bellwood, Resource and Environmental Services, Armidale.

R1. PATTERSON, R.A., (1978) Field Notes for Census Collection in Papua New Guinea. Department of National Planning, Papua New Guinea.

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LAUNDRY PRODUCTS

Our laundry products research project is completely funded from our own resources.
We do no accept any form of contribution towards this research

 
(other than sourcing some boutique products not available in the supermarket).

The latest survey of laundry products has been completed - 54 powders and 41 liquids   The information is being prepared for the web site, as soon as time permits.
The information will be displayed for "Top Loading Washing Machines"  and "Front Loading Washing Machines"  and then by LIQUIDS or POWDERS for each type.

The analysis will include separate rankings in pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), and the concentration of each of the elements - boron, sodium, phosphorus and sulphur.   The concentrations of other elements are sufficiently low to not warrant separate rankings - potassium, magnesium, calcium.

Hopefully, we will next examine dishwashing detergents for both hand and machine washing ( by about March 2006).  We have no intention of examining fabric softeners, wool washes, bath soaps, bleaches or other cleansing products, nor any personal chemicals (hair conditioners, body emulsions).

We are happy to discuss any of the above information with product manufacturers.

We can only discuss individual concerns about laundry products on a consultancy basis (charged at commercial rates).

The following documents have been made available to the public at various meetings and seminars.  All the information comes from work for which research has been completed or is underway.  Other projects are continuing.

Laundry Products Research    -  This research is now available under a separate heading - refer to laundry heading (click here)

Other papers that provide further information on phosphorus and sodium in laundry detergents are:

P60 Patterson, R.A. (2004)   A Resident's Role in Minimising Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Salt in Domestic Wastewater.  in Tenth National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Sacramento California March 21-24, 2004.  pp740-749 Click here for a copy of paper in pdf format.

P45. PATTERSON, R.A. (2000). Water Quality Relationships with Reuse Options. in 3rd International Symposium on Waste Water Reclamation, Recycling and Reuse. 3-5 July 2000. Paris France.International Water Association. (accepted for oral presentation)      Click here for paper in Acrobat 4 format

 P44. PATTERSON, R.A. (1999) Reuse Initiatives Start in the Supermarket. NSW Country Convention. Institution of Engineers Australia. 6-8 August 1999. Northern Group, Institution of Engineers Australia, Armidale.           Click her for paper in Acrobat 4 format


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TEACHING NOTES:

These notes have been prepared for an On-site Wastewater Management Course and are specific to that training requirement. These notes are not intended as technical reference materials as they are complete only in respect of the time available for presentation in the course.  These notes are copyright and can only be used when full credit is given to the author.

Patterson, R.A. (2003) Rainfall Statistics for On-site Wastewater Management (DRAFT)
This short paper explains the different rainfall statistics when choosing rainfall input for water balance modelling
click here for a PDF version of the paper