Welcome to Liberty and new collaboration with the Vilar lab

Welcome to Liberty and a new collaboration with the Vilar lab. In order to tackle the issue of PFAS contamination in drinking water streams, the goal of this project is to design a material to selectively remove GenX from water. To achieve this goal, a high throughput screening process will be implemented to rapidly determine… Read More »

New collaboration with the Suzuki lab

We have agreed on a new collaboration with the Suzuki lab at Aichi Steel Corporation to work together on the development of a mugineic family phytosiderophore analogue as an iron fertilizer. To this end we will in our labs experimentally and computationally characterise the interaction of a proline-2′-deoxymugineic acid with transition row metals. We will… Read More »

How to determine oxidation rates and quantum yields during the photocatalytic oxidation of As (III) over TiO2

published in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 113628 The determination of reaction rates for the photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) of arsenite (As(III)) using TiO2 under UV radiation is challenging due to the numerous experimental processes. This includes chemical processes running simultaneously with PCO (e.g. adsorption of arsenic species, direct UV photolysis of As(III)) and the analytical approach used… Read More »

Hybrid teaching of our fall course

We have successfully finished our experimental lab part of the Climate Report and Environmental module taught this fall to 3rd year students of our Earth and Planetary Science degree. We taught in a hybrid mode, i.e. we had some students being on line and some students conducting the actual experiments. We covered four experiments, a… Read More »

Welcome to Abigail – our new MSci student

Abigail started today her MSci project exploring the effect of atmospheric processing on the oxidation rates of Fe(II). She works closely with Juy, The objective of her work is to determine the effect of changing ion strength on the oxidation rates of dissolved Fe(II) and to use the newly determined rates to predict the residence… Read More »