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  • 268 Article
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2018

Abiotic reduction of insensitive munition compounds by sulfate green rust

Khatiwada, R., Root, R. A., Abrell, L., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Field, J. A. & Chorover, J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rust disease
Sulfates
Minerals
sulfate
mineral
Amitrole
Adsorption
Oxidation
Oxides
Metals
cerium
arsenite
Cytotoxicity
Nanoparticles
Epithelial Cells
2 Citations

Ecotoxicity of the insensitive munitions compound 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) and its reduced metabolite 3-amino-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (ATO)

Madeira, C. L., Field, J. A., Simonich, M. T., Tanguay, R. L., Chorover, J. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Feb 5 2018, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 343, p. 340-346 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zebrafish
Metabolites
Aliivibrio fischeri
Toxicity
metabolite
1 Citations

Evidence of anaerobic coupling reactions between reduced intermediates of 4-nitroanisole

Kadoya, W. M., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Wong, S., Abrell, L., Mash, E. A. & Field, J. A., Mar 1 2018, In : Chemosphere. 195, p. 372-380 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dimers
incubation
Poisons
Military operations
Liquid chromatography

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) leaching behavior and surface chemistry changes in response to pH and O2

Ramos-Ruiz, A., Field, J. A., Sun, W. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Jul 1 2018, In : Waste Management. 77, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arsenic
Waste Disposal Facilities
Electronic Waste
Poisons
Chemical Water Pollutants
1 Citations

Oxidation of reduced daughter products from 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) by Mn(IV) and Fe(III) oxides

Khatiwada, R., Olivares, C., Abrell, L., Root, R. A., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Field, J. A. & Chorover, J., Jun 1 2018, In : Chemosphere. 201, p. 790-798 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

birnessite
oxide
oxidation
ferrihydrite
mineralization

Platinum(II) reduction to platinum nanoparticles in anaerobic sludge

Simon-Pascual, A., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sewage
Platinum
platinum
Nanoparticles
formic acid

Pretreatments to enhance the anaerobic biodegradability of Chlorella protothecoides algal biomass

Ayala-Parra, P., Liu, Y., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Jan 1 2018, In : Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 37, 1, p. 418-424 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sonochemistry
Thermistors
Molecular biology
Sonication
Anaerobic digestion
1 Citations

Reduction of platinum (IV) ions to elemental platinum nanoparticles by anaerobic sludge

Simon-Pascual, A., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Ramos-Ruiz, A. & Field, J. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railroad track switches
Metal recovery
Granular materials
Sewage sludge
Cell membranes
2017
2 Citations

Continuous reduction of tellurite to recoverable tellurium nanoparticles using an upflow anaerobic sludge bed (UASB) reactor

Ramos-Ruiz, A., Sesma-Martin, J., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Jan 1 2017, In : Water Research. 108, p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tellurite
tellurium
Tellurium
Flavonoids
sludge
5 Citations
Semiconductors
Biological Assay
Toxicity
Poisons
Arsenic
3 Citations

Elemental copper nanoparticle toxicity to anaerobic ammonium oxidation and the influence of ethylene diamine-tetra acetic acid (EDTA) on copper toxicity

Gonzalez-Estrella, J., Li, G., Neely, S. E., Puyol, D., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Oct 1 2017, In : Chemosphere. 184, p. 730-737 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Ammonium Compounds
EDTA
Toxicity
Copper
3 Citations

Environmental Fate of 14C Radiolabeled 2,4-Dinitroanisole in Soil Microcosms

Olivares, C. I., Madeira, C. L., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Kadoya, W., Abrell, L., Chorover, J. & Field, J. A., Nov 21 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 22, p. 13327-13334 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental fate
microcosm
Soils
biotransformation
soil
2 Citations

Leaching of cadmium and tellurium from cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panels under simulated landfill conditions

Ramos-Ruiz, A., Wilkening, J. V., Field, J. A. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Aug 15 2017, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 336, p. 57-64 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tellurium
Waste Disposal Facilities
Cadmium telluride
tellurium
telluride
1 Citations

Mechanisms and control of NO- 2 inhibition of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox)

Li, G., Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Apr 1 2017, In : Water Environment Research. 89, 4, p. 330-336 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ammonium Compounds
ammonium
oxidation
Oxidation
Bacteria
9 Citations

Nutrient recovery and biogas generation from the anaerobic digestion of waste biomass from algal biofuel production

Ayala-Parra, P., Liu, Y., Field, J. A. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., 2017, In : Renewable Energy. 108, p. 410-416 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anaerobic digestion
Biogas
Biofuels
Algae
Nutrients
3 Citations

Sequential anaerobic-aerobic biodegradation of emerging insensitive munitions compound 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO)

Madeira, C. L., Speet, S. A., Nieto, C. A., Abrell, L., Chorover, J., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Jan 1 2017, In : Chemosphere. 167, p. 478-484 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodegradation
Bioreactors
Pyruvic Acid
bioreactor
biodegradation
Environmental Health
Social Justice
Interviews
Education
Health
2016
18 Citations

(Bio)transformation of 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) in soils

Olivares, C. I., Abrell, L., Khatiwada, R., Chorover, J., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Mar 5 2016, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 304, p. 214-221 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biotransformation
Dimers
Soil
Organic carbon
Soils
3 Citations

Algae as an electron donor promoting sulfate reduction for the bioremediation of acid rock drainage

Ayala-Parra, P., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Nov 5 2016, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 317, p. 335-343 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental Biodegradation
Bioremediation
Algae
bioremediation
Sulfates
14 Citations

Arsenic (III, V), indium (III), and gallium (III) toxicity to zebrafish embryos using a high-throughput multi-endpoint in vivo developmental and behavioral assay

Olivares, C. I., Field, J. A., Simonich, M., Tanguay, R. L. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Apr 1 2016, In : Chemosphere. 148, p. 361-368 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gallium
indium
Gallium
Indium
Arsenic
10 Citations

Continuous removal and recovery of palladium in an upflow anaerobic granular sludge bed (UASB) reactor

Pat-Espadas, A. M., Field, J. A., Razo-Flores, E., Cervantes, F. J. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 91, 4, p. 1183-1189 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

palladium
Palladium
Sewage
sludge
Recovery
1 Citations

Continuous treatment of the insensitive munitions compound N-methyl-p-nitro aniline (MNA) in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) bioreactor

Olivares, C. I., Wang, J., Silva Luna, C. D., Field, J. A., Abrell, L. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Feb 1 2016, In : Chemosphere. 144, p. 1116-1122 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioreactors
bioreactor
sludge
biodegradation
toxicity
7 Citations

Exogenous nitrate attenuates nitrite toxicity to anaerobic ammonium oxidizing (anammox) bacteria

Li, G., Vilcherrez, D., Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Feb 1 2016, In : Chemosphere. 144, p. 2360-2367 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrites
Ammonium Compounds
Nitrates
nitrite
Toxicity
7 Citations

Iron sulfide attenuates the methanogenic toxicity of elemental copper and zinc oxide nanoparticles and their soluble metal ion analogs

Gonzalez-Estrella, J., Gallagher, S., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Apr 1 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 548-549, p. 380-389 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zinc Oxide
Copper oxides
iron sulfide
Sulfides
Zinc oxide
14 Citations
Biodegradability
sulfonate
Toxicity
toxicity
Degradation
6 Citations

Microbial toxicity and characterization of DNAN (bio)transformation product mixtures

Olivares, C. I., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Alvarez-Nieto, C., Abrell, L., Chorover, J. & Field, J. A., Jul 1 2016, In : Chemosphere. 154, p. 499-506 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biotransformation
Toxicity
Dimers
toxicity
Poisons
5 Citations

Microbial toxicity of ionic species leached from the II-VI semiconductor materials, cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe)

Ramos-Ruiz, A., Zeng, C., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Teixeira, L. H. & Field, J. A., Nov 1 2016, In : Chemosphere. 162, p. 131-138 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

telluride
Toxicity
tellurite
cadmium
Selenious Acid
2 Citations

Nitrate Reverses Severe Nitrite Inhibition of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) Activity in Continuously-Fed Bioreactors

Li, G., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Vilcherrez, D., Weiss, S., Gill, C., Krzmarzick, M. J., Abrell, L. & Field, J. A., Oct 4 2016, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 50, 19, p. 10518-10526 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrites
Bioreactors
Ammonium Compounds
Nitrates
bioreactor
17 Citations

Recovery of Elemental Tellurium Nanoparticles by the Reduction of Tellurium Oxyanions in a Methanogenic Microbial Consortium

Ramos-Ruiz, A., Field, J. A., Wilkening, J. V. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Feb 2 2016, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 50, 3, p. 1492-1500 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tellurium
tellurium
Nanoparticles
Recovery
Riboflavin
5 Citations

Recovery of palladium(II) by methanogenic granular sludge

Pat-Espadas, A. M., Field, J. A., Otero-Gonzalez, L., Razo-Flores, E., Cervantes, F. J. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Feb 1 2016, In : Chemosphere. 144, p. 745-753 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

palladium
Palladium
sludge
Recovery
formic acid
10 Citations

Treatment of acid rock drainage using a sulfate-reducing bioreactor with zero-valent iron

Ayala-Parra, P., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., May 5 2016, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 308, p. 97-105 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioreactors
bioreactor
Sulfates
Drainage
Iron
7 Citations

Zebrafish embryo toxicity of anaerobic biotransformation products from the insensitive munitions compound 2,4-dinitroanisole

Olivares, C. I., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Abrell, L., Chorover, J., Simonich, M., Tanguay, R. L. & Field, J. A., Nov 1 2016, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35, 11, p. 2774-2781 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biotransformation
Zebrafish
Biotransformation
Toxicity
embryo
2015
3 Citations

Adaptation of a methanogenic consortium to arsenite inhibition

Rodriguez-Freire, L., Moore, S. E., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Dec 1 2015, In : Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 226, 12, 414

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

arsenite
Arsenic
arsenic
sludge
Metalloids
13 Citations

Adsorption of novel insensitive munitions compounds at clay mineral and metal oxide surfaces

Linker, B. R., Khatiwada, R., Perdrial, N., Abrell, L., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Field, J. A. & Chorover, J., 2015, In : Environmental Chemistry. 12, 1, p. 74-84 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clay minerals
Oxides
clay mineral
Metals
adsorption
11 Citations

Arsenic remediation by formation of arsenic sulfide minerals in a continuous anaerobic bioreactor

Rodriguez-Freire, L., Moore, S. E., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Root, R. A., Chorover, J. & Field, J. A., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfide minerals
Arsenic
Bioreactors
Remediation
Minerals
17 Citations

Biotransformation and degradation of the insensitive munitions compound, 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one, by soil bacterial communities

Krzmarzick, M. J., Khatiwada, R., Olivares, C. I., Abrell, L., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Chorover, J. & Field, J. A., May 5 2015, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 49, 9, p. 5681-5688 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biotransformation
Soils
Degradation
degradation
microcosm
12 Citations
Cadmium telluride
telluride
Surface chemistry
Cadmium
Leaching
14 Citations

Elemental copper nanoparticle toxicity to different trophic groups involved in anaerobic and anoxic wastewater treatment processes

Gonzalez-Estrella, J., Puyol, D., Gallagher, S., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Apr 5 2015, In : Science of the Total Environment. 512-513, p. 308-315 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poisons
Wastewater treatment
Fermentation
fermentation
Glucose
7 Citations

Fate of fluorescent core-shell silica nanoparticles during simulated secondary wastewater treatment

Otero-González, L., Field, J. A., Calderon, I. A. C., Aspinwall, C. A., Shadman, F., Zeng, C. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Jun 5 2015, In : Water Research. 77, p. 170-178 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wastewater treatment
Wastewater
silica
Silica
shell
24 Citations

Inhibition of anaerobic ammonium oxidation by heavy metals

Li, G., Puyol, D., Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 90, 5, p. 830-837 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heavy Metals
Ammonium Compounds
Heavy metals
ammonium
Metals

Response to the comments on "Cadmium telluride leaching behavior: Discussion of Zeng et al. (2015)"

Zeng, C., Ramos-Ruiz, A., Field, J. A. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 164, p. 65-66 2 p., 4980

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cadmium telluride
telluride
Leaching
cadmium
leaching
23 Citations

Role of biogenic sulfide in attenuating zinc oxide and copper nanoparticle toxicity to acetoclastic methanogenesis

Gonzalez-Estrella, J., Puyol, D., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 283, p. 755-763 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zinc Oxide
methanogenesis
Sulfides
Zinc oxide
Methanogens
2014
20 Citations

Biomineralization of arsenate to arsenic sulfides is greatly enhanced at mildly acidic conditions

Rodriguez-Freire, L., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Root, R., Chorover, J. & Field, J. A., Dec 1 2014, In : Water Research. 66, p. 242-253 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomineralization
biomineralization
arsenate
Arsenic
arsenic
23 Citations

Fate and long-term inhibitory impact of ZnO nanoparticles during high-rate anaerobic wastewater treatment

Otero-González, L., Field, J. A. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Mar 15 2014, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 135, p. 110-117 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste Water
Wastewater treatment
Nanoparticles
Methanogens
Sewage
16 Citations

High pH (and not free ammonia) is responsible for Anammox inhibition in mildly alkaline solutions with excess of ammonium

Puyol, D., Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Li, G. B., Dougless, A., Fuentes-Velasco, M., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., 2014, In : Biotechnology Letters. 36, 10, p. 1981-1986 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ammonium Compounds
Ammonia
Bacteria
43 Citations

Inhibition of anaerobic wastewater treatment after long-term exposure to low levels of CuO nanoparticles

Otero-González, L., Field, J. A. & Sierra-Alvarez, R., Jul 1 2014, In : Water Research. 58, p. 160-168 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste Water
Wastewater treatment
Nanoparticles
methanogenesis
Sewage

Kinetics and thermodynamics of anaerobic ammonium oxidation process using Brocadia spp. dominated mixed cultures

Puyol, D., Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Garcia, B., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., 2014, In : Water Science and Technology. 69, 8, p. 1682-1688 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ammonium
thermodynamics
Thermodynamics
oxidation
kinetics
46 Citations

Nitrite (not free nitrous acid) is the main inhibitor of the anammox process at common pH conditions

Puyol, D., Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A., 2014, In : Biotechnology Letters. 36, 3, p. 547-551 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrous Acid
Nitrites
Ammonium Compounds