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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory:
Projects That Used Data From Our Instruments

Journal Papers

  1. Duval, B.D., Cadol, D., Martin, J., Frey, B., and Timmons, S., 2020, Effects of the Gold King Mine Spill on Metal Cycling through River and Riparian Biota: Wetlands, online publication: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-019-01258-4

    Wu, Z., Luhmann, A.J., Rinehart, A.J., Mozley, P.S., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., and Majumdar, B.S., 2020, Chemomechanical alterations induced from CO2 injection in carbonate-cemented sandstone: An experimental study at 71°C and 290 MPa: Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, v. 125, e2019JB019096, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB019096.

    Beierle, A., Gieri, P., Pan, H., Heagy, M.D., Manjavacas, A., and Chowdhury, S., 2019, Titanium nitride nanoparticles for the efficient photocatalysis of bicarbonate into formate: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, v. 200, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109967

    Hettiarachchi, E., Paul, S., Cadol, D., Frey, B., and Rubasinghege, G., 2019, Mineralogy controlled dissolution of uranium from airborne dust in simulated lung fluids (SLFs) and possible health implications: Environmental Science & Technology Letters, v. 6, p. 62-67. Epub, 2018: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00557.

    Huang, F.Y.C., and Arning, A., 2019, Performance Comparison between Polyvinylidene Fluoride and Polytetrafluoroethylene Hollow Fiber Membranes for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation: Membranes, v. 9, n. 52, 16 p. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes9040052

    Huang, F.Y.C., Medin, C., and Arning, A., 2019, Mechanical Vibration for the Control of Membrane Fouling in Direct Contact Membrane Distillation: symmetry, v. 11, n. 126, 16 p. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11020126

    Pan, H., and Heagy, M.D., 2019, Plasmon-enhanced photocatalysis: Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite for the photochemical reduction of bicarbonate to formic acid: MRS Advances, v. 4, no. 7, p. 425-433. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.677

    Embile, R.F., and Walder, I., 2018, Galena Non-oxidative Dissolution Kinetics in Seawater: Aquatic Geochemistry, v. 24, p. 107–119. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10498-018-9335-0

    Huang, F.Y.C., Martinez, A.D., and Wei, Q., 2018, Beneficial Use of Highly Saline Produced Water in Pressure-Retarded Osmosis: Environmental Engineering Science, v. 35, no. 5, p. 472-483. https://doi.org/10.1089/ees.2017.0234

    Pan, H., and Heagy, M.D., 2018, Bicarbonate reduction with semiconductor photocatalysts: Study of effect of positive hole scavengers: MRS Communications, v. 8, no. 3, p. 1173-1177. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2018.177

    Pan, H., Chowdhury, S., Premachandra, D., Olguin, S., and Heagy, M.D., 2018, Semiconductor Photocatalysis of Bicarbonate to Solar Fuels: Formate Production from Copper (I) Oxide: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, v. 6, no. 2, p. 1872-1880. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03244

    Pan, H., Martindale, K.R., and Heagy, M.D., 2018, Iron oxide nanostructures for the reduction of bicarbonate to solar fuels: Topics in Catalysis, v. 61, p. 601–609. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-018-0959-5

    Pan, H., Rajapaksha, R., and Heagy, M.D., 2018, Quantum Dots as Photocatalysts for Bicarbonate Reduction to Solar Fuels: Formate Production from CuS, CuInS2, and CuInS2/ZnS: MRS Advances, v. 4, no. 16, p. 953-958. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.646

    Pan, H., Risley, V.A., Martindale, K.R., and Heagy, M.D., 2018, Photocatalytic Reduction of Bicarbonate to Formic Acid Using Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 7, p. 1210-1219. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04861

    Huang, F.Y.C., Laumbach, L., Reprogle, R., and Medin, C., 2017, Geothermal Membrane Distillation in Industrial Greenhouse Applications: Membrane Fabrication and Characterization: Environmental Engineering Science, v. 35, no. 8, p. 815-828. https://doi.org/10.1089/ees.2017.0322

    Pan, H., Steiniger, A., Heagy, M.D., and Chowdhury, S., 2017, Efficient production of formic acid by simultaneous photoreduction of bicarbonate and oxidation of glycerol on gold-TiO2 composite under solar light: Journal of CO2 Utilization, v. 22, p. 117-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2017.09.016

    Rawling, G.C., and Newton, B.T., 2016, Quantity and location of groundwater recharge in the Sacramento Mountains, south-central New Mexico (USA), and their relation to the adjacent Roswell Artesian Basin: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 24, no. 4, p. 757-786. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-016-1399-6

    Leonard, D., Pan, H., and Heagy, M., 2015, Photocatalyzed Reduction of Bicarbonate to Formate: Effect of ZnS Crystal Structure and Positive Hole Scavenger: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, v. 7, no. 44, p. 24543-24549. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b06054

    Lagarde, L.R., Boston, P.J., Campbell, A.R., Jose, L.D., Axen, G., and Stafford, K.W., 2014, Hydrogeology of northern Sierra de Chiapas, Mexico: a conceptual model based on a geochemical characterization of sulfide-rich karst brackish springs: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 22, p. 1447-1467. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-014-1135-z

    Land, L., and Huff, G.F., 2010, Multi-tracer investigation of groundwater residence time in a karstic aquifer: Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 18, p. 455-472. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-009-0522-3

    Gilbert, J.; Gill, T.E.; Borrok, D.; Frey, B.; Hertel, T.; Lane, M.; Bleiweiss, M.; Lehmann, C.; Gay, D.; and Ramana, C.V., 2009, Geochemistry and potential playa sources of the January 7, 2008 Southwestern New Mexico ‘milky rain’: Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, v. 15, Article 21.

    Bednar, A.J., Medina, V.F., Ulmer-Scholle, D.S., Frey, B.A., Johnson, B.L., Brostoff, W.N., and Larson, S.L., 2007, Effects of organic matter on the distribution of uranium in soil and plant matrices: Chemosphere, v. 70, Issue 2, p. 237-247.

Technical Reports

  1. Rawling, G., and Kelley, S., 2020, Sunshine Valley Hydrogeology Study: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 607, 68 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=607

    Newton, B.T., Mamer, E., and Timmons, S., 2017, Hydrogeology and Geochemistry of the Animas River Alluvial Aquifer after the Gold King Mine Spill, San Juan County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 592, 65 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=592

    Ketchum, D., Newton, B.T., and Phillips, F.P., 2016, High-Resolution Estimation of Groundwater Recharge for the Entire State of New Mexico Using a Soil-Water Balance Model: New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, Technical Progress Report, Subaward Q 1686 and Subaward Q 01788, 108 p. 

    Newton, B.T., and Land, L., 2016, Brackish Water Assessment in the Eastern Tularosa Basin, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 582, 25 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=582

    Rawling, G.C., 2016, A hydrogeologic investigation of Curry and Roosevelt counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 580, 54 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=580

    Timmons, S., Mamer, E., and Pokorny, C., 2016, Groundwater Monitoring along the Animas River, New Mexico: Summary of Groundwater Hydraulics and Chemistry from August 2015 to June 2016, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Final Technical Report. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/geoscience/research/documents/26/FTR/FTR_Animas_River_Sept_2016_LR.pdf

    Newton, B.T., Kludt, T., Love, D., and Mamer, E., 2015, Hydrogeology of central Jornada del Muerto: Implications for travel along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Sierra and Dona Ana Counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology, Open-file Report 573, 55 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=573

    Newton, B.T., Mamer, E., ReVelle, P., and Garduno, H., 2015, Sacramento Mountains Watershed Study - The effects of tree thinning on the local hydrologic system: New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 576. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=576

    Mamer, E.A., Newton, T.B., Koning, D.J., Timmons, S.S., and Kelley, S.A., 2014, Northeastern Tularosa Basin regional hydrogeology study, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau Geology Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 562, 76 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=562

    Newton, B.T., and Allen, B., 2014, Hydrologic investigation at White Sands National Monument: New Mexico Bureau Geology Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 559, 98 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=559

    Newton, B.T., Rawling, G.C., Timmons, S.S., Land, L., Johnson, P.S., Kludt, T.J., and Timmons, J.M., 2012, Sacramento Mountains hydrogeologic study: Final technical report. Prepared for Otero Soil and Water Conservation District (Supersedes OFR 518): New Mexico Bureau Geology Mineral Resources, Open-file Report 543, 77 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=543

    Land, L., and Huff, G. F., 2010, Multi-tracer investigation of groundwater residence time in a karstic aquifer: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-File Report 521: https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=521

    Partey, F. K., Land, L., Frey, B., Premo, E., and Crossey, L., 2010, Final report on the geochemistry of Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Roswell, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 526, 20 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=526

    McLemore, V.T., and Frey, B.A., 2009, Appendix 8. Quality control and quality assurance report (Task B1); in McLemore, V.T., Dickens, A., Boakye, K., Campbell, A., Donahue, K., Dunbar, N., Gutierrez, L., Heizler, L., Lynn, R., Lueth, V., Osantowski, E., Phillips, E., Shannon, H., Smith, M., Tachie-Menson, S., van Dam, R., Viterbo, V.C., Walsh, P., and Wilson, G.W., Characterization of Goathill North Rock Pile: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file report 523, 65 p. https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=523

Dissertations & Theses Supported

  1. Embile, R., Jr., 2018, Mineral dissolution rates in mine tailings deposited in the intertidal zone and submarine environments: Results from laboratory experiments and geochemical modeling [PhD dissertation]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, p. 236.
  2. Li, Y., 2018, Preliminary geochemical evaluation of long-term leaching tests on uranium-bearing waste materials from the Grants Mining District in New Mexico [Independent study for Master’s degree]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 52 p.
  3. Ritchie, V.K., 2018, Quantifying the impact of pedogenic carbonate accumulation on a soil chronosequence in Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge  &  Modeling the effect of soil texture on the distribution of pedogenic carbonate in semi-arid soils using HYDRUS 1-D [Independent Study for master’s degree]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
  4. Brown, R.D., 2017, Geochemistry and Transport of Uranium-Bearing Dust at Jackpile mine, Laguna, New Mexico [MS Thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 89 p.
  5. Chavez, O.R., 2016, Microbiology of a reclaimed uranium mine, Laguna Pueblo, NM [MS Thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 40 p.
  6. Galanter, A., 2016, Distribution, transport, and accumulation of pyrogenic black carbon (PyC) in post-wildfire watersheds [Master’s thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 99 p.
  7. Bourret, S.M., 2015, Stabilization of the White Sands Gypsum Dune Field, New Mexico, by Groundwater Seepage: A Hydrological Modeling Study [Master’s thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 136 p. 
  8. Saville, S., 2015, Uranium capture on modified inorganic-organic graphite hybrid material to develop a specific uranium binding filtrate material for mining reclamation and domestic water uses & method Development of Complexation and Characterization Techniques for uranium in Water [Master’s thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 75 p.
  9. Gorospe, M., 2013, Uranium mobility in vegetation, soils and water below the Jackpile uranium mine, New Mexico [Master's thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 135 p.
  10. Kuykendall, S.T., 2006, Phytoremediation of depleted-uranium contaminated high desert mountain soil using caladium and perennial plants [Master’s thesis]: Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 94 p.

Selected Presentations

  1. Rinehart, A., Koning, D.J., and Timmons, S.; 2019, Hydrogeology of the San Agustin Plains (presentation) - A comprehensive geologic, geochemical and geophysical approach to understanding the hydrology of an enigmatic extensional basin: 2019 Geological Society of America Meeting, September 22, 2019, Phoenix, AZ.

Pending Papers

  1. Brown, R., and Cadol, D., 2020, Vegetation Density and Vapor Pressure Deficit: Potential Controls on Dust Flux at the Jackpile Uranium Mine, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 71, in press.
  2. Ellepola, N., Ogas, T., Patidar, P., and Rubasinghege, G., 2020, Fate, Transformation and Toxicological Implications of Environmental Diclofenac. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, in preparation.
  3. McLemore, V., Frey, B., El Hayek, E., Hettiarachchi, E., Brown, R., Chavez, O., Paul, S., and Das, M., 2020, The Jackpile-Paguate uranium mine, Grants uranium district: Changes in perspectives from production to Superfund site: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 71, in press.
  4. Pearce, A.R., 2020, Environmental Geochemistry of St. Anthony Mine Uranium Ores: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 71, in press.