Research Output 1988 2018

  • 3981 Citations
  • 35 h-Index
  • 161 Article
  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
2018
metabolite
toxicity
ecotoxicity
Zebrafish
3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one
2017

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

tellurite
tellurium
sludge
reactor
nanoparticle
2 Citations
Semiconductors
Biological Assay
Toxicity
Semiconductor materials
III-V semiconductors

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Ammonium Compounds
Toxicity
Copper
Nanoparticles

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cadmium telluride
Tellurium
Land fill
Cadmium
Leaching

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

ammonium
oxidation
Ammonium Compounds
Oxidation
bacterium
1 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Anaerobic digestion
Biogas
Biofuels
Algae
Nutrients

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

bioreactor
biodegradation
electron
reactor
removal
Silica
Filtration
Porous Media
Nanoparticles
Carbon
2016
7 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

biotransformation
soil
rate
Dimers
Soils
1 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

bioremediation
alga
drainage
sulfate
electron
5 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

gallium
indium
embryo
arsenic
assay
5 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

palladium
sludge
reactor
removal
Palladium
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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

bioreactor
sludge
Bioreactors
biodegradation
toxicity
3 Citations

Effect of chemical structure on the sonochemical degradation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

Fernandez, N. A., Rodriguez-Freire, L., Keswani, M. & Sierra-Alvarez, R. Nov 1 2016 In : Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. 2, 6, p. 975-983 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

degradation
rate
effect
chemical structure
Degradation
4 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

nitrite
ammonium
nitrate
toxicity
bacterium

Identifying Toxic Biotransformation Products of the Insensitive Munitions Compound, 2,4-Dinitroanisole (DNAN), Using Liquid Chromatography Coupled to Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (LC-QToF-MS)

Olivares, C. I., Abrell, L., Chorover, J., Simonich, M., Tanguay, R. L., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Field, J. A. 2016 Assessing Transformation Products of Chemicals by Non-Target and Suspect Screening - Strategies and Workflows, Volume 1. American Chemical Society, Vol. 1241, p. 133-145 13 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 1241)

Research output: ResearchChapter

Poisons
Liquid chromatography
Mass spectrometry
2,4-dinitroanisole
Biotransformation

In Focus: Materials and the Environment Symposium

López-Honorato, E., Sierra, R. & González, R. L. Aug 1 2016 In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 91, 8, p. 2147 1 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

1 Citations

In silico design of calixarene-based arsenic acid removal agents

Mondragón-Solórzano, G., Sierra-Álvarez, R., López-Honorato, E. & Barroso-Flores, J. Jun 1 2016 In : Journal of Inclusion Phenomena. 85, 1-2, p. 169-174 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

arsenic
acids
arsenates
aromatic hydrocarbons
Calixarenes
5 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

iron sulfide
zinc
oxide
copper
toxicity
4 Citations
Biodegradability
Toxicity
perfluorooctane sulfonic acid
sulfonate
toxicity
2 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

biotransformation
toxicity
product
Toxicity
Dimers
3 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

telluride
cadmium
toxicity
semiconductor
material
1 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

bioreactor
nitrite
ammonium
nitrate
oxidation
8 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Tellurium
Nanoparticles
Recovery
tellurium
nanoparticle
3 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Palladium
Recovery
palladium
sludge
Ethanol

Sonochemical degradation of perfluorinated chemicals in aqueous film-forming foams

Rodriguez-Freire, L., Abad-Fernández, N., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Hoppe-Jones, C., Peng, H., Giesy, J. P., Snyder, S. & Keswani, M. Nov 5 2016 In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 317, p. 275-283 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

foam
degradation
chemical
Foams
Degradation
3 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

bioreactor
drainage
sulfate
iron
acid
3 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Zebrafish
Biotransformation
Embryonic Structures
2,4-dinitroanisole
biotransformation
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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

arsenite
arsenic
Arsenic
sludge
effect
9 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Clay minerals
Oxides
Metals
Adsorption
clay mineral
7 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Arsenic
Bioreactors
Minerals
arsenic trisulfide
Sulfide minerals
10 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

biotransformation
degradation
soil
Soils
Degradation
6 Citations
Cadmium telluride
Surface chemistry
Cadmium
Leaching
telluride
7 Citations

Effect of sound frequency and initial concentration on the sonochemical degradation of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)

Rodriguez-Freire, L., Balachandran, R., Sierra-Alvarez, R. & Keswani, M. Dec 1 2015 In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 300, p. 662-669 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

sulfonate
degradation
sound
effect
Acoustic waves
10 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

fermentation
glucose
copper
toxicity
oxidation
5 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

silica
shell
wastewater
nanoparticle
wastewater treatment
13 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heavy Metals
Ammonium Compounds
Oxidation
ammonium
heavy metal
16 Citations

Physical, chemical, and in vitro toxicological characterization of nanoparticles in chemical mechanical planarization suspensions used in the semiconductor industry: Towards environmental health and safety assessments

Speed, D. , Westerhoff, P. , Sierra-Alvarez, R. , Draper, R. , Pantano, P. , Aravamudhan, S. , Chen, K. L. , Hristovski, K. , Herckes, P. , Bi, X. , Yang, Y. , Zeng, C. , Otero-Gonzalez, L. , Mikoryak, C. , Wilson, B. A. , Kosaraju, K. , Tarannum, M. , Crawford, S. , Yi, P. , Liu, X. & 7 others Babu, S. V., Moinpour, M., Ranville, J., Montano, M., Corredor, C., Posner, J. & Shadman, F. Jun 1 2015 In : Environmental Science: Nano. 2, 3, p. 227-244 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Chemical mechanical polishing
Suspensions
Health
Semiconductor materials
Nanoparticles

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

21 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

methanogenesis
zinc
sulfide
oxide
copper
2014
14 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

biomineralization
arsenate
arsenic
sulfide
Biomineralization
18 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

rate
nanoparticle
wastewater treatment
Waste Water
Nanoparticles
9 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ammonium Compounds
Ammonia
Bacteria
37 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

exposure
nanoparticle
wastewater treatment
Wastewater treatment
Nanoparticles

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

ammonium
thermodynamics
oxidation
kinetics
Thermodynamics
34 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Nitrous Acid
Nitrites
Ammonium Compounds
35 Citations

Pre-exposure to nitrite in the absence of ammonium strongly inhibits anammox

Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Puyol, D., Li, G., Lucero-Acuña, A., Sierra-Álvarez, R. & Field, J. A. Jan 1 2014 In : Water Research. 48, 1, p. 52-60 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

nitrite
ammonium
exposure
Nitric oxide
Nitrites
5 Citations

Stability of alumina, ceria, and silica nanoparticles in municipal wastewater

Otero-González, L., Barbero, I., Field, J. A., Shadman, F. & Sierra-Alvarez, R. 2014 In : Water Science and Technology. 70, 9, p. 1533-1539 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cerium compounds
Wastewater
Alumina
Silica
Nanoparticles
18 Citations

Starved anammox cells are less resistant to NO2- inhibition

Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M., Puyol, D., Li, G., Swartwout, A., Sierra-Álvarez, R. & Field, J. A. Nov 15 2014 In : Water Research. 65, p. 170-176 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

ammonium
Biomass
nitrite
biomass
Bacteria