Publications

Brownfield

Towards a mechanistic understanding of carbon stabilisation in manganese oxides.

Johnson, K.L. et al (2015, in press, Nature Comms)

This divided land: An examination in regional inequalities in exposure to brownfield land and the association with morbidity and mortality in England.

Bambra, C., Cairns, J.M., Kasim, A., Smith, J., Robertson, S., Copeland, A. and Johnson, K.L. (2015, in press, Health and Place).

Remediation of a historically Pb contaminated soil using a model natural Mn oxide waste.

McCann, C.M, Gray, N.D., Tourney, J., Davenport, R.J., Wade, M., Finlay, N.C., Hudson-Edwards, K.A., and Johnson, K.L. - 2015 Chemosphere, 138, 211-217.

Breakdown of organic contaminants in soil by manganese oxides: a short review.

Johnson, K.L., McCann, C.M. and Clarke, C.E. (2015, accepted)

Book chapter by Johnson, McCann and Clarke, In: Redox-Active Minerals. EMU Series in Mineralogy.

Interaction of Natural Organic Matter with Layered Minerals: Recent Developments in Computational Methods at the Nanoscale.

Greathouse, J.A., Johnson, K.L. and Greenwell, H.C. - 2014 Minerals, 4(2), 519-540.

The role of mineral surfaces in the adsorption, transport, formation, and degradation of natural organic matter (NOM) in the biosphere remains an active research area owing to the difficulties in identifying proper working models of both NOM and mineral phases present in the environment. The variety of aqueous chemistries encountered in the subsurface (e. g., oxic vs. anoxic, variable pH) further complicate this field of study...

Healthy land? An examination of the area-level association between brownfield land and morbidity and mortality in England

Clare Bambra, Steven Robertson, Adetayo Kasim, Joe Smith, Joanne Marie Cairns-Nagi, Alison Copeland, Nina Finlay, Karen Johnson - 2014

It is increasingly understood that the physical environment remains an important determinant of area-level health and spatial and socioeconomic health inequalities. Existing research has largely focused on the health effects of differential access to green space, the proximity of waste facilities, or air pollution. The role of brownfield—or previously developed—land has been largely overlooked. This is the case even in studies that utilise multiple measures of environmental deprivation...

Oxidative Decolorization of Acid Azo Dyes by a Mn Oxide Containing Waste

Catherine E. Clarke, Filip Kielar, Helen M. Talbot, Karen L. Johnson - 2010

Textile industries produce large volumes of wastewater polluted with dyes. It is estimated that between 10 and 15% of manufactured dyes are lost in wastewater streams. Within the compounds manufactured as dyestuffs, azo dyes represent the largest class of dyes. The release of azo dyes into the environment is undesirable not only for obvious aesthetic reasons, but also because of the toxic and mutagenic properties of many dyes...

Phosphorus Removal from Waste Waters Using Basic Oxygen Steel Slag

Lawrence I.Bowden, Adam P. Jarvis, Paul L. Younger, Karen L. Johnson - 2009

Phosphorus, a common nutrient found in surface waters (1), is associated with both point and diffuse source pollution including effluent from sewage treatment works and surface runoff from agricultural practices such as fertilizer and manure application. Phosphorus pollution of watercourses leads to eutrophication; studies have shown that many rivers in Europe and worldwide are vulnerable to P pollution...