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.
For a comprehensive list of projects, see All Projects. You can also search for released data.
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Kevin Rosso
We propose to conduct the photodegradation on two dissolved organic matter (DOM) samples in the presence of hematite nanoparticles under solar light for the first time. This treatment will produce reactive oxygen species to abiotically oxidize...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Thomas Autrey
This proposal will determine the mechanistic and thermodynamic understanding required to address bottlenecks in materials capable of storing hydrogen or methane. We propose a series of experiments including detailed characterization that will...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Robert Dagle
The overall objective of this study is to further investigate our recent catalyst innovation enabling the selective, single-step conversion of bio-derived ethanol to 1- and 2-butene (linear butenes). We intend to continue to improve the technology...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Dongsheng Li
The long-term goal of this project is to understand the growth of complex crystalline structures by aggregation and oriented attachment (OA) of primary nanoparticles and thus to tune crystal structures with desired properties. The formation of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Kevin Rosso
Understanding aquatic chemistry, the natural cycling and fractionation of elements, and energy flow in soils almost always involves, by necessity, attention to the governing influence of electron transfer processes. Interaction of aqueous Fe(II)...
Lead Institution: University of Miami
Principal Investigator: Cassandra Gaston
Aerosols transported from Africa are thought to critically impact the biogeochemical cycling of iron (Fe) and phosphorus (P) in the Amazon and relieve nutrient limitations in this ecosystem. Spectroscopy and microscopy will be used to compare the Fe...
Lead Institution: Washington State University
Principal Investigator: Xiaofeng Guo
Actinide dioxide (AnO2) nanoparticles, a by-product of modern nuclear reactor operation, have been demonstrated to be mobile in the environment. These particles have been shown to have a complex surface chemistry that differs notably from the bulk...
Lead Institution: Universidade de São Paulo
Principal Investigator: Liane Rossi
The reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) can be understood as a model reaction to probe the properties of heterogeneous catalysts, besides it can be a way to convert CO2, a greenhouse gas, to CO that can be further used in Fisher-Tropsch processes....
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The proposed research will advance fundamental knowledge about novel battery materials and address critical needs for predictive understanding of multivalent ion based energy storage systems. The work is part of Joint Center for Energy Storage...
Lead Institution: Washington State University
Principal Investigator: Yong Wang
The main objective of the proposal is to tackle the fundamental issues associated with molecular transformations of biomass derived oxygenates (e.g., alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids) to produce platform chemicals (i.e., olefins)...

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