Shining Light on Environmental Soil Chemistry

Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Type: Seminar Series
Presenter: Derek Peak, University of Saskatchewan
Room/Office: Becton 035
Becton Seminar Room
15 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering Seminar Series - Fall 2017

"Shining Light on Environmental Soil Chemistry"

Professor Derek Peak
University of Saskatchewan

Chemical reactions at the solid-water interface often control the transport and toxicity of contaminants in natural systems. Understand- ing the mechanisms by which ions react with solids in soils is therefore vital in assessing environmental fate. Molecular-scale spectrosco- py, especially techniques that use synchrotron light, are powerful tools to directly measure mechanisms of chemical reactions in soil samples. Examples of current synchrotron research projects from our laboratory group will be discussed, including results from soft, tender, and hard x-ray spectroscopic techniques at the Canadian Light Source.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:30AM

Becton Seminar Room
MC 035
Refreshments at 10:00AM

Host: Julie Zimmerman