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Project Publications: Harvard School of Public Health: Designing the Next Generation of Highly Selective Sorbent Materials for Remediation of Target Inorganic Contaminants in Aqueous Systems

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Designing the Next Generation of Highly Selective Sorbent Materials for Remediation of Target Inorganic Contaminants in Aqueous Systems

Project Leader: Julie B. Zimmerman (Yale University)
Co-Investigators: Christopher Muhich (Arizona State University), Paul Westerhoff (Arizona State University)
Grant Number: P42ES030990
Funding Period: 2020-2025
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  • Farsad A, Niimi K, Ersan MS, Gonzalez-Rodriguez JR, Hristovski KD, Westerhoff P. 2023. Mechanistic study of arsenate adsorption onto different amorphous grades of titanium (hydr)oxides impregnated into a point-of-use activated carbon block. ACS ES&T Eng doi:10.1021/acsestengg.3c00012
  • Gupta S, Chismar A, Muhich C. 2023. Understanding the effect of single atom cationic defect sites in an Al2O3 (o12) surface on altering selenate and sulfate adsorption: An Ab Initio Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 127(14):6925-6937. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c00098 PMID:37521103 PMCID:PMC10373637
  • Nwokonkwo O, Pelletier V, Broud M, Muhich C. 2023. Functionalized ferrocene enables selective electrosorption of arsenic oxyanions over phosphate-a DFT examination of the effects of substitutional moieties, pH, and oxidation state. J Phys Chem A 127(37):7727-7738. doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.3c03826 PMID:37682592 PMCID:PMC10530435
  • Rudel HE, Zimmerman JB. 2023. Elucidating the role of capping agents in facet-dependent adsorption performance of hematite nanostructures. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 15(29):34829-34837. doi:10.1021/acsami.3c05104 PMID:37441746
  • Wutich A, Thomson P, Jepson W, Stoler J, Cooperman AD, Doss-Gollin J, Jantrania A, Mayer A, Nelson-Nunez J, Walker W, Westerhoff P. 2023. MAD water: Integrating modular, adaptive, and decentralized approaches for water security in the climate change era. WIREs Water doi:10.1002/wat2.1680




  • Rudel HE, Lane MM, Muhich C, Zimmerman JB. 2020. Toward informed design of nanomaterials: a mechanistic analysis of structure property function relationships for faceted nanoscale metal oxides. ACS Nano 16472-16501. doi:10.1021/acsnano.0c08356
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