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: 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: 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: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kimmel
Millions of liters of high-level radioactive wastes (HLW) stored in hundreds of tanks in the U.S. create a variety of environmental problems. To mitigate these problems, the wastes are intended to be processed for ultimate disposal as vitrified HLW...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Kevin Rosso
Fe(III)-oxide nanominerals are ubiquitous primary sorbents of organic carbon, organic acid exudates, and toxic metals in terrestrial, aquatic, and subsurface ecosystems. In soil ecosystems, particularly in the rhizosphere, this co-association has...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Yingge Du
The overarching goal of this proposal is to understand, predict, and ultimately control ion transport and topotactic phase transition (TPT) processes occurring in structurally ordered transition metal oxide (TMO) thin films. The fundamental science...
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...