• 4398 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
1988 …2018
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Research Output 1988 2018

  • 4398 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
  • 170 Article
  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
2018
cerium
arsenite
Cytotoxicity
Nanoparticles
Epithelial Cells
1 Citations
Zebrafish
Metabolites
Aliivibrio fischeri
Toxicity
metabolite

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

gallium
Gallium arsenide
Surface chemistry
Leaching
Arsenic

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

Tamper resistant packaging
birnessite
oxide
oxidation
ferrihydrite

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

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
Alkanesulfonates
Spreaders
Transducers
Acoustics
foams
1 Citations

Treatment of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) using a large-scale sonochemical reactor

Gole, V. L., Fishgold, A., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Deymier, P. & Keswani, M. Apr 3 2018 In : Separation and Purification Technology. 194, p. 104-110 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorides
Acids
Sulfates
Ions
Fluorination
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
2 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
2 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
1 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

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
2 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
1 Citations
activated carbon
Ionic strength
Silica
Silicon Dioxide
Activated carbon
2016
15 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
8 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Degradation
degradation
Chain length
sulfonate
Atoms
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrites
Ammonium Compounds
Nitrates
nitrite
Toxicity

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Poisons
Liquid chromatography
Mass spectrometry
Dimers
Bioluminescence

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: Contribution to journalEditorial

material
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Calixarenes
arsenates
aromatic hydrocarbons
arsenic
Computer Simulation
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
12 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
4 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
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrites
Bioreactors
Ammonium Compounds
Nitrates
bioreactor
15 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
4 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
3 Citations

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorocarbons
foam
Foams
Carbon
Dilution
5 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
12 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
10 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
16 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
10 Citations
Cadmium telluride
telluride
Surface chemistry
Cadmium
Leaching
2 Citations

Characterization of cavitation in ultrasonic or megasonic irradiated gas saturated solutions using a hydrophone

Zhao, M., Balachandran, R., Madigappu, P. R., Yam, P., Zanelli, C., Sierra, R. & Keswani, M. 2015 Solid State Phenomena. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 219, p. 165-169 5 p. (Solid State Phenomena; vol. 219)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric autotransformers
Hydrophones
hydrophones
cavitation flow
Cavitation
13 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: Contribution to journalArticle

sulfonate
Acoustic waves
Degradation
degradation
saturation
13 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
21 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
21 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: Contribution to journalArticle

semiconductor industry
Chemical mechanical polishing
health and safety
Suspensions
Health

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