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Project Publications: Texas A&M University: Mitigation of Chemical and Mixture Effects Through Broad-Acting Sorbents

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Mitigation of Chemical and Mixture Effects Through Broad-Acting Sorbents

Project Leader: Timothy D. Phillips
Co-Investigator: Phanourios Tamamis
Grant Number: P42ES027704
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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  • Hearon S, Orr AA, Moyer H, Wang M, Tamamis P, Phillips TD. 2022. Montmorillonite clay-based sorbents decrease the bioavailability of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from soil and their translocation to plants. Environ Res 205:doi:10.1016/j.envres.2021.112433 PMID:34875259 PMCID:PMC8760172
  • Rivenbark K, Wang M, Lilly K, Tamamis P, Phillips TD. 2022. Development and characterization of chlorophyll-amended montmorillonite clays for the adsorption and detoxification of benzene. Water Res 221:doi:10.1016/j.watres.2022.118788
  • Wang M, Phillips TD. 2022. Inclusion of montmorillonite clays in environmental barrier formulations to reduce skin exposure to water-soluble chemicals from polluted water. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces doi:10.1021/acsami.2c04676 PMID:35536196


  • Hearon S, Wang M, McDonald TJ, Phillips TD. 2021. Decreased bioavailability of aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) in genetically modified corn with activated carbon or calcium montmorillonite clay inclusion in soil. J Environ Sci (China) 100:131-143. doi:10.1016/j.jes.2020.06.029 PMID:33279026 PMCID:PMC7719843
  • Jolly PE, Mazariegos M, Contreras H, Balas N, Junkins A, Aina IO, Minott S, Wang M, Phillips TD. 2021. Aflatoxin exposure among mothers and their infants from the western highlands of Guatemala. Matern Child Health J 25:doi:10.1007/s10995-021-03151-1 PMID:33945085 PMCID:PMC8404172
  • Orr AA, Wang M, Beykal B, Ganesh HS, Hearon S, Pistikopoulos EN, Phillips TD, Tamamis P. 2021. Combining experimental isotherms, minimalistic simulations, and a model to understand and predict chemical adsorption onto montmorillonite clays. ACS Omega 6(22):14090-14103. doi:10.1021/acsomega.1c00481 PMID:34124432 PMCID:PMC8190805
  • Wang M, Chen Z, Rusyn I, Phillips TD. 2021. Testing the efficacy of broad-acting sorbents for environmental mixtures using isothermal analysis, mammalian cells, and H. vulgaris. J Hazard Mater 408:124425. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124425 PMID:33162237 PMCID:PMC7904642
  • Wang M, Orr AA, Jakubowski JM, Bird KE, Casey CM, Hearon S, Tamamis P, Phillips TD. 2021. Enhanced adsorption of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by edible, nutrient-amended montmorillonite clays. Water Res 188:116534. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116534 PMID:33125992 PMCID:PMC7725962
  • Wang M, Rivenbark K, Gong J, Wright FA, Phillips TD. 2021. Application of edible montmorillonite clays for the adsorption and detoxification of microcystin. ACS Appl Bio Mater 4(9):7254-7265. doi:10.1021/acsabm.1c00779




  • Huang P, Hwangbo M, Chen Z, Liu Y, Kameoka J, Chu K. 2018. Reusable functionalized hydrogel sorbents for removing long- and short-chain perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) and GenX from aqueous solution. ACS Omega 3(12):17447-17455. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b02279
  • Onel M, Beykal B, Wang M, Grimm FA, Zhou L, Wright FA, Phillips TD, Rusyn I, Pistikopoulos EN. 2018. Optimal chemical grouping and sorbent material design by data analysis, modeling and dimensionality reduction techniques. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 43:421-426. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50076-0 PMID:30534632
  • Phillips TD, Wang M, Elmore SE, Hearon S, Wang J. 2018. NovaSil clay for the protection of humans and animals from aflatoxins and other contaminants. Clays and Clay Minerals 67(1):99-110. doi:10.1007/s42860-019-0008-x


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