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Program Publications: Duke University: Biogeochemical Framework to Evaluate Mercury Methylation Potential During in-situ Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Superfund Research Program

Biogeochemical Framework to Evaluate Mercury Methylation Potential During in-situ Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Project Leader: Heileen Hsu-Kim
Co-Investigators: Marc Deshusses, Dwayne A. Elias (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Grant Number: R01ES024344
Funding Period: 2014-2021

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  • Neal-Walthall N, Ndu U, Rivera NA, Elias DA, Hsu-Kim H. 2022. Utility of diffusive gradient in thin-film passive samplers for predicting mercury methylation potential and bioaccumulation in freshwater wetlands. Environ Sci Technol 56:doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c06796 PMID:35044747


  • Rivera NA, Bippus P, Hsu-Kim H. 2019. Relative reactivity and bioavailability of mercury sorbed to or coprecipitated with aged iron sulfides. Environ Sci Technol 53:7391-7399. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b00768 PMID:31173690


  • Ndu U, Christensen GA, Rivera NA, Gionfriddo CM, Deshusses MA, Elias DA, Hsu-Kim H. 2018. Quantification of mercury bioavailability for methylation using diffusive gradient in thin-film samplers. Environ Sci Technol 52:8521-8529. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00647 PMID:29920204 PMCID:PMC6085726


  • Wyatt LH, Diringer SE, Rogers LA, Hsu-Kim H, Pan WK, Meyer JN. 2016. Antagonistic growth effects of mercury and selenium in Caenorhabditis elegans are chemical-species-dependent and do not depend on internal Hg/Se ratios. Environ Sci Technol 50(6):3256-3264. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b06044 PMID:26938845 PMCID:PMC4964607


  • Kucharzyk KH, Deshusses M, Porter KA, Hsu-Kim H. 2015. Relative contributions of mercury bioavailability and microbial growth rate on net methylmercury production by anaerobic mixed cultures. Environ Sci Process Impacts 17(9):1568-1577. doi:10.1039/c5em00174a PMID:26211614 PMCID:PMC4782143
  • Pham AL, Johnson C, Manley D, Hsu-Kim H. 2015. Influence of sulfide nanoparticles on dissolved mercury and zinc quantification by diffusive gradient in thin-film passive samplers. Environ Sci Technol 49(21):12897-12903. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b02774 PMID:26414810 PMCID:PMC4782790
  • Ticknor JL, Kucharzyk KH, Porter KA, Deshusses M, Hsu-Kim H. 2015. Thiol-based selective extraction assay to comparatively assess bioavailable mercury in sediments. Environ Eng Sci 32(7):564-573. doi:10.1089/ees.2014.0526 PMID:26244001 PMCID:PMC4507306
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