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Recent projects at the State Water Survey pertaining to Water Chemistry. Please click the project title for more information.

Ion adsorption of nanocrystalline mineral surfaces: towards a fundamental understanding of nanoparticles in the environment

This research will integrate macroscopic experimental studies, molecular-scale computational studies, and surface complexation models to provide a comprehensive view of the properties of nanoparticle-solution interfacial reactions in the environment.

Sorption properties of oxide powders and single crystals to elevated temperatures

Results of potentiometric measurements of mineral surface charge and specific ion adsorption, x-ray and neutron scattering experiments, and various molecular modeling approaches are being analyzed in terms of multisite complexation and classical Stern models for the oxide surfaces.

Sorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) to Biochar and Estimates of PAH Bioavailability

The objectives of this project are to characterize the binding of a representative PAH compound (pyrene) to a set of biochars and the effects of these biochars on PAH bioavailability.

Recent Water Chemistry Project Sponsors

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