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Gorski, Chris
My research interest focus on mineral transformation processes, their environmental and geochemical implications, and their potential uses. To study this class of reactions, I use electrochemical techniques (to measure and control redox conditions), spectroscopy (to track mineralogical changes), microscopy, radioactive isotope tracers, and analytical techniques. For INGAR, I am interested in applying this knowledge to improve natural gas and oil recoveries and decreasing the environmental burden of extraction.


Connecting observations of hematite (α-Fe2O3) growth catalyzed by Fe (II)  Environmental science & technology 44 (1), 61-67, 2009
Determination of nanoparticulate magnetite stoichiometry by M?ssbauer spectroscopy, acidic dissolution, and powder X-ray diffraction: A critical review  American Mineralogist 95 (7), 1017-1026, 2010
Effects of oxyanions, natural organic matter, and bacterial cell numbers on the bioreduction of lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH) and the formation of secondary mineralization products  Environmental science & technology 44 (12), 4570-4576, 2010
Influence of magnetite stoichiometry on FeII uptake and nitrobenzene reduction  Environmental science & technology 43 (10), 3675-3680, 2009
Redox behavior of magnetite: Implications for contaminant reduction  Environmental science & technology 44 (1), 55-60, 2009
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