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Dr Michael Deary

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Michael -DearyResearch covers three main areas: reactions of peroxides in aqueous solution, air quality and land contamination.  The work on peroxides has yielded over 20 publications and dates back to 1987; it has covered selective analytical techniques for peroxide determination, catalysis by cyclodextrins and catalysis by borate and carbonate. Air quality is an emerging area of interest and includes dispersion modelling in contrasting geographical areas and monitoring.

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  • Boric acid catalysed hydrolysis of peroxyacids, Deary, M. 14 Apr 2023, In: RSC Advances
  • Characterising the ground level concentrations of harmful organic and inorganic substances released during major industrial fires, and implications for human health, Griffiths, S., Entwistle, J., Kelly, F., Deary, M. 1 Apr 2022, In: Environmental International
  • Organic carbon in British lowland ponds: estimating sediment stocks, possible practical benefits and significant unknowns, Jeffries, M., Gilbert, P., Taylor, S., Cooke, D., Deary, M. 24 Aug 2022, In: Hydrobiologia
  • Structural Selectivity of PAH Removal Processes in Soil, and the Effect of Metal Co-Contaminants, Deary, M., Ekumankama, C., Cummings, S. 29 Jan 2022, In: Environments
  • A novel approach to the development of 1-hour threshold concentrations for exposure to particulate matter during episodic air pollution events, Deary, M., Griffiths, S. 15 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Comparison of diffusion-tube measured nitrogen dioxide concentrations at child and adult breathing heights: who are we monitoring for? , Rowell, A., Terry, M., Deary, M. 1 Jan 2021, In: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health
  • Institutional experiential learning in incident response, Griffiths, S., Deary, M. 1 Sep 2021, 5th Global Summit of GADRI
  • New insights into health risk assessments for inhalational exposure to metal(loid)s: the application of aqueous chemistry modelling in understanding bioaccessibility from airborne particulate matter, Deary, M., Amaibi, P., Dean, J., Entwistle, J. 23 Jan 2021, In: Geosciences (Switzerland)
  • Quantifying organic carbon storage in temperate pond sediments, Gilbert, P., Taylor, S., Cooke, D., Deary, M., Jeffries, M. 15 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Management
  • An apple a day? Assessing gardeners’ lead exposure in urban agriculture sites to improve the derivation of soil assessment criteria, Entwistle, J., Amaibi, P., Dean, J., Deary, M., Medock, D., Morton, J., Rodushkin, I., Bramwell, L. 1 Jan 2019, In: Environment international

  • Simon Griffiths A retrospective data analysis of episodic air pollution events using Air Quality in Major Incidents datasets: Translational learning for protecting public health Start Date: 07/02/2015
  • Babatunde Okeowo The UK’s clean air hospital framework: the role of hospitals as anchor institutions in achieving improved air quality within the communities they serve Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Chinedu Ekumankama Effect of Heavy Metal Co-Contamination on the Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in an Urban Soil with High Organic Carbon Content Start Date: 01/11/2007 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Lisa Davies The Use of 24kHz Ultrasound to Improve the Efficiency of Wastewater Treatment Processes Start Date: 10/01/2011 End Date: 25/02/2016

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