Welcome to the Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis!

Research in the Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory investigates chemical reactions affecting the fate and transport of heavy metals, radionuclides, and other inorganic contaminants in natural and engineered aquatic systems. Specific topics include reactions at the Solid-Water Interface, Drinking Water Treatment, Contaminated Site Remediation, Energy Byproducts in the Environment, Biogeochemistry of Metals in Soils and Sediments, Geochemical Aspects of Carbon Sequestration.

Recent Publications

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April 2016, Lin's paper "Element mobilization from Bakken shales as a function of water chemistry" was accepted by Chemosphere. (full text)

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March 2016, Vrajesh's paper "Effect of Reaction Pathway on the Extent and Mechanism of Uranium(VI) Immobilization with Calcium and Phosphate" was accepted by Environmental Science & Technology.(full text)

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July, 2015, Zimeng's paper "Measurement and Modeling of U(IV) Adsorption to Metal Oxide Minerals" was accepted by Environmental Science & Technology Letters. (full text)

May. 2015, Zimeng's paper "Synergistic Effect of Reductive and Ligand Promoted Dissolution of Goethite" was accepted in Environmental Science & Techonolgy. (full text)

Feb. 2015, Lin's paper "Effects of pH, dissolved oxygen, and aqueous ferrous iron on the adsorption of arsenic to lepidocrocite" was accepted by and published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.(full text)

Nov. 2014, our paper "Impacts of Diffusive Transport on Carbonate Mineral Formation from Magnesium Silicate-CO2-Water Reactions" was accepted by Environmental Science & Technology.(full text)

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July 2016, a new project focused on the timing and mechanisms of phosphate addition for control of lead in drinking water distribution systems officially started.  The work is a collaboration with Jill Pasteris in Earth and Planetary Sciences and with Yandi Hu at the University of Houston.  The project is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Water Research Foundation.

June 2016, we published MINFIT as a simple tool to enable MINEQL+ to fit experimental data. Download the program and tutorials here.

May 2016, Dan participated in the workshop "Science and Technology to Ensure the Safety of the Nation's Drinking Water" convened in Washington, DC by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Dec 8-11, 2015, Dan visited the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in his new role as McDonnell Academy Ambassador to HKUST.  While in Hong Kong he was hosted by Professor Irene Lo to give presentations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Hong Kong Institution of Environmental Engineers.

Dec 12-16, From Hong Kong Dan traveled to Shanghai to visit Xiaohong Guan at Tongji University.  While in Shanghai he also gave a presentation at Fudan University hosted by Weihua Song and traveled to Hefei to visit Han-Qing Yu at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Xiaohong Guan and Dan at the Yu Yuan Gardens in Shanghai

Han-Qing Yu and Dan at the University of Science and Technology of China


Group News

Sep. 2016, first year PhD students Zhenwei Gao and Anshuman Satpathy joined the group for 5-week rotation research.

Sep. 2016, visiting student Ao Qian from China University of Geosciences joined our group for a one-year research project.

July 2016, Wei attended IEAGHG summer school in Regina, Canada, including a field trip toBoundary Dam, the world's first full-scale carbon capture and storage coal power plant.

June 2016, Dan, Yeunook, Hannah and Susan performed an experiment on water treatment with elementary school students in the Gifted Resource Council's ECO-Academy. See more photos in the album.

June 2016, Susan and Hannah joined the group as summer students.

Apr. 18, 2016, the uranium project in our lab was reported in Wash U news as Trap and neutralize: A new way to clean contaminated groundwater.

Apr. 15, Rachel won the first prize in the Research as Art Exihibition held by Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The electron microprobe image helps identify mineral composition in flood basalt.

Mar. 13-17, Dan and all current PhD students in the ACL attended the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition and gave talks in San Diego. We had dinner with group alumni. See photos in our Album.

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