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.

Li’s dynamic substance flow analysis on fluoro-polymers published

March 29, 2017

Li’s manuscript describing the use of CiP-CAFE for exploring the contribution that degradation of fluorotelomer-based polymers make to the global emissions of FTOHs and PFCAs has been published in ES&T.

Paper on predicting partitioning properties of atmospheric oxidation products open for discussion

February 28, 2017

Our manuscript on predicting gas-water and organic matter-water partitioning equilibria for a large number of atmospheric oxidation product is now posted on ACPD.

David in U of T News

February 7, 2017

An article on David’s field work in New Zealand appeared in the Bulletin of the University of Toronto.

Tife’s first paper published

February 6, 2017

Tife’s paper on modelling equilibrium phase distribution of substituted PAHs has been published. It is our contribution to a Themed Issue on “QSARs and computational chemistry methods in environmental chemical sciences” to appear in ESPI in March.