Matt’s paper published in Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts

July 19, 2017

Our study on the impact of food preparation techniques on the nutrient and contaminant load in beluga whale blubber has been published in ESPI earlier today.

Comment on recent ES&T paper published

June 27, 2017

A comment we wrote on a recent publication reporting on vapour pressures of substituted aromatic compounds has now been published.

Final version of paper on partitioning property prediction published in ACP

June 27, 2017

Our paper comparing the predictions of the partitioning properties of a large number of atmospheric oxidation products with COSMOtherm, SPARC and ppLFERs has now been published in Atmos. Chem. Phys.

Abha and Frank attended ICCE 2017 in Oslo

June 27, 2017

At the 16th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE 2017), which was held in Oslo, Norway from June 18-21, 2017, Abha and Frank gave four oral presentations.

Congratulations to David and Tife!

May 9, 2017

Tife has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the coming academic year and David is this year’s recipient of the Graduate Student Research Award at UTSC.

Two more manuscripts open for discussion

May 2, 2017

Today, two papers have been made available for open discussion: (1) David’s lab study on how meteorological parameters affect the sampling rate of our passive sampler for mercury, and (2) a summary of research needs distilled from a recent special issue on atmospheric mercury.

Technical note on total mercury analysis published

April 29, 2017

Adding sodium carbonate to catalyst tubes and samples greatly increases the lifetime of the tubes when analyzing samples with high sulphur content. This is described in David’s paper in SAB.

Improving our passive air sampler for deployment under high wind conditions

April 26, 2017

Ping Gong and Xiaoping Wang from CAS and our long-time collaborator Xiande Liu have modified our passive air sampler for more consistent sampling rates when deployed at very windy sites. A study successfully testing the improved design in Tibet has just been published in ES&T.

Another paper by Li: What happens to POP concentrations in humans during rapid weight loss?

April 24, 2017

A modelling study on the  bioamplification of persistent organic pollutants in humans as a result of lipid mobilization has just been published in ES&T.

Abha’s study on benzotriazoles in urban rivers published

March 29, 2017

Another ES&T paper: Measuring tolyltriazoles in Mimico and Little Rouge Creeks during rainfall and snowmelt events revealed their sources and pathways in contrasting urban landscapes.