The 255th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 18-22, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Christie Sayes attended and presented data in the Special Session: Shaping Activity through Structural Modification Small Molecules to Nanoparticles. A Symposium in Honor of Professor Bing Yan. The Program can be found here (https://plan.core-apps.com/acsnola2018/customScreen/about_show).
The theme of this year’s meeting was The Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water. This topic is relevant to The Sayes Group because Dr. Sayes, Henry, and Marina are collaborating with with Professor Virender Sharma and Dr. Vicky Liu of Texas A&M University on a unique project that studies drinking water chlorination and chloramination in the water distribution system (Release of lead (Pb), formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), and cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of tap water).
At the ACS conference, Christie Sayes, Ph.D. presented:
“Impact of Advanced Materials on the Formation and Toxicity of Disinfection Byproducts during Drinking Water Chlorination”
To read about this and other related work, please see:
- Sharma VK, Yang X, Cizmas L, McDonald TJ, Luque R, Sayes CM, Yuan B, Dionysiou DD. (2017). “Impact of metal ions, metal oxides, and nanoparticles on the formation of disinfection byproducts during chlorination.” Chemical Engineering Journal 317:777-792. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894717302358
- Adegboyega NF, Sharma VK*, Cizmas L, and Sayes CM. (2016). “UV light induces Ag nanoparticle formation: roles of natural organic matter, iron, and oxygen”. Environmental Chemistry Letters 14.3 (2016): 353-357. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10311-016-0577-z