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Liz Bailey

Professor in Environmental Geochemistry, Faculty of Science

Contact

  • workRoom C21 Gateway Building
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD
    UK
  • work0115 951 6255
  • fax0115 951 6261

Biography

Expertise Summary

My research focuses on the speciation and fractionation of radioisotopes and trace elements in the environment and the geochemistry of trace element deficiency/toxicity. Specific projects include (i) an investigation of the kinetics of radioisotope fixation in soils (129I, 99Tc, 235U, 84Se), (ii) iodine and selenium dynamics in soils, including projects in the UK, northern Pakistan, Somalia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Malawi (iii) the kinetics of uranium(VI) fixation on biochar, (iv) trace element behaviour in calcareous soils in Iraqi Kurdistan, (v) the lability, fractionation and origin of Pb in Egyptian soils, (vi) exposure of households to trace elements from the Kilembe copper mine and tailing sites in Western Uganda (vii) stabilization-solidification of Libyan drilling muds (viii) fate of zinc sulphide nanoparticles in soil. I co-run the departmental ICP-MS facility.

Teaching Summary

I teach several courses including:

  • Building a Habitable Planet (convenor)
  • Soil Science
  • Environmental Geochemistry (convenor)
  • Environmental Pollution: Fate, Impact and Remediation (convenor)
  • Environmental Science Research Project
  • MSci Research Project

Research Summary

My research focuses on the speciation and fractionation of radioisotopes and trace elements in the environment and the geochemistry of trace element deficiency/toxicity. Recent projects have included… read more

Current Research

My research focuses on the speciation and fractionation of radioisotopes and trace elements in the environment and the geochemistry of trace element deficiency/toxicity. Recent projects have included (i) an investigation of the kinetics of radioisotope fixation in soils (129I, 99Tc, 235U, 84Se), (ii) iodine and selenium dynamics in soils, including projects in the UK, northern Pakistan, Somalia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Malawi, (iii) the kinetics of uranium(VI) fixation on biochar, (iv) trace element behaviour in calcareous soils in Iraqi Kurdistan, (v) the lability, fractionation and origin of Pb in Egyptian soils, (vi) exposure of households to trace elements from the Kilembe copper mine and tailing sites in Western Uganda (vii) stabilization-solidification of Libyan drilling muds, and (viii) fate of zinc sulphide nanoparticles in soil.

Centre for the Environment

C/O School of Geography
The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham NG7 2RD

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