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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Claudia Gunsch

Superfund Research Program

Claudia Gunsch

Duke University
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0287
Phone: 919-660-5208
Email: ckgunsch@duke.edu

Projects

Hazardous Waste Sites

Atlantic Wood Site, Elizabeth River

  • Duke University: Microbial and Photolytic Transformations of Superfund Chemicals
  • Duke University: Nanoparticle Based Strategies for Remediation of Contaminated Sediments: Implications, Synergies, and Antagonistic Effects with Associated Nano-Bioremediation

FCX, Inc. (Washington Plant)

  • Duke University: Microbial and Photolytic Transformations of Superfund Chemicals

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Hardwood Sawmill, Washington County

  • Duke University: Developmental Effects of Superfund Hydrocarbon Mixtures in Fundulus heteroclitus

Publications

2019

  • Lefevre E, Redfern L, Cooper EM, Stapleton HM, Gunsch C. 2019. Acetate promotes microbial reductive debromination of tetrabromobisphenol A during the startup phase of anaerobic wastewater sludge bioreactors. Sci Total Environ 656:959-968. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.403 PMID:30625682

2018

  • Czaplicki LM, Dharia M, Cooper EM, Ferguson PL, Gunsch C. 2018. Evaluating the mycostimulation potential of select carbon amendments for the degradation of a model PAH by an ascomycete strain enriched from a Superfund site. Biodegradation 29(5):463-471. doi:10.1007/s10532-018-9843-z PMID:30003496
  • Lefevre E, Bossa N, Gardner CM, Gehrke GE, Cooper EM, Stapleton HM, Hsu-Kim H, Gunsch C. 2018. Biochar and activated carbon act as promising amendments for promoting the microbial debromination of tetrabromobisphenol A. Water Res 128:102-110. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.09.047 PMID:29091801 PMCID:PMC5796758

2017

  • Budarz JF, Cooper EM, Gardner CM, Hodzic E, Ferguson PL, Gunsch C, Wiesner MR. 2017. Chlorpyrifos degradation via photoreactive TiO2 nanoparticles: Assessing the impact of a multi-component degradation scenario. J Hazard Mater S0304-3894(17):30918-30924. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.12.028 PMID:29254886 (in press)

2016

  • Czaplicki LM, Gunsch C. 2016. Reflection on molecular approaches influencing state-of-the-art bioremediation design: culturing to microbial community fingerprinting to omics. J Environ Eng (New York) 142(10):PMID:28348455 PMCID:PMC5364726
  • Czaplicki LN, Cooper EM, Ferguson PL, Stapleton HM, Vilgalys R, Gunsch C. 2016. A new perspective on sustainable soil remediation-case study suggests novel fungal genera could facilitate in situ biodegradation of hazardous contaminants. Remediation (N Y) 26(2):59-72. doi:10.1002/rem.21458 PMID:27917031 PMCID:PMC5130160
  • Lefevre E, Bossa N, Wiesner MR, Gunsch C. 2016. A review of the environmental implications of in situ remediation by nanoscale zero valent iron (nZVI): behavior, transport and impacts on microbial communities. Sci Total Environ 565:889-901. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.003 PMID:26897610 PMCID:PMC5217753
  • Lefevre E, Cooper EM, Stapleton HM, Gunsch C. 2016. Characterization and adaptation of anaerobic sludge microbial communities exposed to tetrabromobisphenol A. PLoS One 11(7):e0157622. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157622 PMID:27463972 PMCID:PMC4963083
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