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.

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

Sep. 2012, Our paper discussing the kinetics of PbO2 reductive dissolution based on surface complexation model was accepted by J. Colloid Interface Sci.

Aug. 2012, Our paper discussing the diffusive transport limitation on UO2 dissolution was published in Water Research. (full text)

Jun. 2012, Our paper on forsterite dissolution in GCS condition was accpected by ES&T. (full text)

May. 2012, Our paper on reductive dissolution kinetics of PbO2 was accpected by ES&T. (full text)

May. 2012, Our paper on the molecular mechanism of U immbilization at the goethite-water interface in the presence of phosphate was published in ES&T. (full text)

Feb. 2012, Our paper on the cation effect on UO2 dissolution was published in ES&T. (full text)

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Dan Giammar will be on sabbatical at Princeton University from July 2012 - June 2013 as a visiting professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

In the Fall semester of 2012, we have our group meeting every Friday at 4 pm in Brauer 3014. Dan Giammar will connect via Skype.

Dec. 2011, "Lead levels in drinking water spike when copper and lead pipes joined" Our research on galvanic corrosion was featured in WUSTL Newsroom.

Group News

From Sep. 2012 to Jun. 2013, Lin Wang will be a visiting student at Princeton University.

Aug. 2012, Jose, Lin and Dan gave oral presentations at the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia.

June 2012, Zimeng Wang attended the 2012 Goldschmidt Conference in Montreal with a Student Travel Award. Jose Cerrato and Yin Wang attended the Gordon Research Conference - Environmental Science: Water.

May 2012, Vrajesh Mehta received a Student Travel Award to attend the Department of Energy SBR Program meeting in Washington, DC.

Nov. 2011, Yin Wang won a best student paper award at the 2011 Water Quality Technology Conference.

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