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Project Publications: University of Pennsylvania: Remediation of Asbestos Particles

Superfund Research Program

Remediation of Asbestos Particles

Project Leader: Brenda B. Casper
Co-Investigator: Reto Giere
Grant Number: P42ES023720
Funding Period: 2014-2020
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  • Vigliaturo R, Marengo A, Bittarello E, Perez-Rodriguez I, Drazic G, Giere R. 2020. Micro- and nano-scale mineralogical characterization of Fe(II)-oxidizing bacterial stalks. Geobiology doi:10.1111/gbi.12398 PMID:32459887


  • Mohanty SK, Gonneau C, Salamatipour A, Pietrofesa RA, Casper BB, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Willenbring JK. 2018. Siderophore-mediated iron removal from chrysotile: implications for asbestos toxicity reduction and bioremediation. J Hazard Mater 341:290-296. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.07.033 PMID:28797944 PMCID:PMC5771417


  • Dietterich LH, Gonneau C, Casper BB. 2017. Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization has little consequence for plant heavy metal uptake in contaminated field soils. Ecol Appl 27(6):1862-1875. doi:10.1002/eap.1573 PMID:28482132 PMCID:PMC5581990
  • Gonneau C, Miller K, Mohanty SK, Xu R, Hwang W, Willenbring JK, Casper BB. 2017. Framework for assessment and phytoremediation of asbestos-contaminated sites. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 24:25912-25922. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-0177-x PMID:28940054
  • Gonneau C, Mohanty SK, Dietterich LH, Hwang W, Willenbring JK, Casper BB. 2017. Differential elemental uptake in three pseudo-metallophyte C4 grasses in situ in the eastern USA. Plant Soil 416:149-163. doi:10.1007/s11104-017-3198-9 PMID:28845059 PMCID:PMC5568086


  • Boschi V, Willenbring JK. 2016. The effect of pH, organic ligand chemistry and mineralogy on the sorption of beryllium over time. Environ Chem 13(4):711-722. doi:10.1071/EN15107
  • Salamatipour A, Mohanty SK, Pietrofesa RA, Vann D, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Willenbring JK. 2016. Asbestos fiber preparation methods affect fiber toxicity. Environ Sci Technol Lett 3(7):270-274. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00174 PMID:27540559 PMCID:PMC4985249
  • Sharkhuu A, Plante AF, Enkhmandal O, Gonneau C, Casper BB, Boldgiv B, Petraitis PS. 2016. Soil and ecosystem respiration responses to grazing, watering and experimental warming chamber treatments across topographical gradients in northern Mongolia. Geoderma 269:91-98. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.01.041 PMID:28239190 PMCID:PMC5325163
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