Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sebastien Kerisit
The presence of mineral surfaces and of microorganisms significantly impacts the nature and composition of mineral phases formed in biogeochemical systems. Despite the importance of these heterogeneous reactions, predictions of the fate of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: James De Yoreo
The aims of the proposed research are to: 1) Determine the structure of the near surface water layer in the confined region between approaching mineral surfaces and determine the impact of electrolytes and bioorganic ligands on that structure, and 2...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Xiao-Ying Yu
Bilgewater, an oil and grease mixture with water, may affect many aquatic species. Thus development of methods and techniques to treat (i.e., increase OWS availability, reduce cost) or to mitigate the formation and undesired consequences of...
Lead Institution: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Principal Investigator: James Moran
Plant root exudates provide a significant carbon (C) source for rhizosphere microbial communities. In return, these communities help mobilize nutrients needed for plant growth. For instance, biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus (P) in the...
Lead Institution: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Kelsey Stoerzinger
Iron (Fe)-containing minerals exert a significant influence on soil and sediment geochemistry, such as the cycling of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) nutrients in the bioavailable form of dissolved oxyanions. Initial efforts have been made to...