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Mélanie KAH, Dr.

melanie.kah@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2C475
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53381
Fax: +43-1-4277-853381



Research Interests:

Contribute to the better understanding and prediction of the fate and effects of organic chemicals in the environment; Fate of ionizable compounds; Interactions of organics with engineered and natural colloids; Exposure and risk assessment.


Curriculum Vitae:

Since August 2017: Distinguished Visitor, CSIRO Land & Water, Glen Osmond, 5064, Australia

Since 2015: Elise-Richter Research Fellow funded by the FWF

2009-2015: Assistant at the Department for Environmental Geosciences

2007-2009: Environmental Scientist (Fate Modeller) in the EcoChemistry team, Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA, former Central Science Laboratory ), York, UK

2004-2007: PhD on the Behaviour of ionisable pesticides in soils
University of York, based at the Central Science Laboratory, York, UK

2002-2003: M.Sc. equivalent in Soil Sciences, Nancy, France

2000-2003: M.Sc. equivalent in Agronomy and Environmental Sciences, Nancy, France from the National School of Agronomy and Food Sciences (ENSAIA)

Membership and Editor:

  • EAG: European Association of Geochemistry
  • SETAC: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • ACS: American Chemical Society

 

Regular reviewer for Environ. Sci. Technol., ES:Nano, Chemosphere, J. Hazard. Mater. Pest Management Sci., J. Agric. Food Chem., Water Res., Environ. Pollut., J. Soils Sediments, J. Contam. Hydrol., Sci. Total Environ., Environ. Toxicol. Chem., Nanotoxicology, Anal. Chim. Acta, Appl. Geochem., Geoderma and others.



Publications:

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Bielská, L., Kah, M., Sigmund, G., Hofmann, T., & Höss, S. (2017). Bioavailability and toxicity of pyrene in soils upon biochar and compost addition. Science of the Total Environment, 595, 132–140. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.230
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Hüffer, T., Sun, H., Kubicki, J., Hofmann, T., & Kah, M. (2017). Interactions between aromatic hydrocarbons and functionalized C60 fullerenes – insights from experimental data and molecular modelling. Environmental Science: Nano, 2017(4), 1045 - 1053. DOI: 10.1039/c7en00139h
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Sigmund, G., Hüffer, T., Hofmann, T., & Kah, M. (2017). Biochar total surface area and total pore volume determined by N2 and CO2 physisorption are strongly influenced by degassing temperature. Science of the Total Environment, 580, 770-775. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.023
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Sigmund, G., Bucheli, T. D., Hilber, I., Micic Batka, V., Kah, M., & Hofmann, T. (2017). Effect of ageing on the properties and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon composition of biochar. Environmental Science: Processes & Impact, 19(5), 768-774. DOI: 10.1039/c7em00116a
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Kah, M., Sigmund, G., Xiao, F., & Hofmann, T. (2017). Sorption of ionizable and ionic organic compounds to biochar, activated carbon and other carbonaceous materials. Water Research, 673-692.
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Kah, M., Weniger, A-K., & Hofmann, T. (2016). Impacts of (Nano)formulations on the Fate of an Insecticide in Soil and Consequences for Environmental Exposure Assessment. Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 50(20), 10960-10967. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02477
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Sigmund, G., Sun, H., Hofmann, T., & Kah, M. (2016). Predicting the Sorption of Aromatic Acids to Noncarbonized and Carbonized Sorbents. Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 50, 3641-3648. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b06033
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Kah, M., Sun, H., Sigmund, G., Hüffer, T., & Hofmann, T. (2016). Pyrolysis of waste materials: Characterization and prediction of sorption potential across a wide range of mineral contents and pyrolysis temperatures. Bioresource Technology, 225-233.
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Kah, M., & Hofmann, T. (2015). The Challenge: Carbon nanomaterials in the environment: New threats or wonder materials? Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(5), 954. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2898
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Kah, M. (2015). Nanopesticides and Nanofertilizers: Emerging Contaminants or Opportunities for Risk Mitigation? Frontiers in Chemistry, 3, [64]. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2015.00064
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Ramwell, C. T., Kah, M., & Johnson, P. D. (2014). Contribution of household herbicide usage to glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in surface water drains. Pest Management Science, 70(12), 1823-1830. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3724
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Kah, M., Zhang, X., & Hofmann, T. (2014). Sorption behavior of carbon nanotubes: Changes induced by functionalization, sonication and natural organic matter. Science of the Total Environment, 497, 133-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.07.112
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Kah, M., Machinski, P., Koerner, P., Tiede, K., Grillo, R., Fraceto, L. F., & Hofmann, T. (2014). Analysing the fate of nanopesticides in soil and the applicability of regulatory protocols using a polymer-based nanoformulation of atrazine. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(20), 11699-11707. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-2523-6
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Kookana, R. S., Boxall, A. B. A., Reeves, P. T., Ashauer, R., Beulke, S., Chaudhry, Q.,... Van den Brink, P. J. (2014). Nanopesticides: Guiding Principles for Regulatory Evaluation of Environmental Risks. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(19), 4227-4240. DOI: 10.1021/jf500232f
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Kah, M., & Hofmann, T. (2014). Nanopesticide research: Current trends and future priorities. Environment International, 63, 224-235. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2013.11.015
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Hüffer, T., Kah, M., Hofmann, T., & Schmidt, T. C. (2013). How Redox Conditions and Irradiation Affect Sorption of PAHs by Dispersed Fullerenes (nC60). Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 47(13), 6935-6942. DOI: 10.1021/es303620c
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Kah, M., Beulke, S., Tiede, K., & Hofmann, T. (2013). Nanopesticides: State of Knowledge, Environmental Fate, and Exposure Modeling. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 43(16), 1823-1867. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2012.671750
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Kah, M., Beulke, S., Tiede, K., & Hofmann, T. (2013). State of Knowledge on nanopesticides: implications for environmental fate assessment. Vom Wasser - das Journal, 111(2), 38-39.
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Kah, M., Beulke, S., Tiede, K., & Hofmann, T. (2013). Evaluating possible risks and benefits of nanopesticides application. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(5), 1418.
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Kah, M., Levy, L., & Brown, C. (2012). Potential for effects of land contamination on human health. 1. The case of cadmium. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews, 15, 348-363.
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Zhang, X., Kah, M., Jonker, M. T. O., & Hofmann, T. (2012). Dispersion state and humic acids concentration-dependent sorption of pyrene to carbon nanotubes. Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 46(13), 7166-7173.
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Kah, M., Levy, L., & Brown, C. (2012). Potential for effects of land contamination on human health. 2. The Case of Waste Disposal Sites. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews, 15, 441-467.
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Kah, M., & Brown, C. (2011). Sensitivity analysis for the SimpleTreat model to simulate fate of chemicals in sewage treatment plants. Water Science and Technology, 63(9), 2052-2060. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2011.445
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Zhang, X., Kah, M., & Hofmann, T. (2011). Influence of humic acids on pyrene sorption by carbon nanotubes. Mineralogical Magazine, 75(3), 2259-2259.
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Kah, M., Zhang, X., Jonker, M. T. O., & Hofmann, T. (2011). Measuring and modeling adsorption of PAHs to carbon nanotubes over a six order of magnitude wide concentration range. Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 45(14), 6011-6017.
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Villaverde, J., Kah, M., & Brown, C. (2008). Adsorption and degradation of four acidic herbicides in soils from southern Spain. Pest Management Science, 64(7), 703-710. DOI: 10.1002/ps.1545
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Kah, M., & Brown, C. (2008). Log D: Lipophilicity for ionisable compounds. Chemosphere, 72(10), 1401-1408. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.04.074
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Kah, M., & Brown, C. (2007). Changes in pesticide adsorption with time at high soil to solution ratios. Chemosphere, 68(7), 1335-1343.
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Kah, M., Beulke, S., & Brown, C. (2007). Factors influencing degradation of pesticides in soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55(11), 4487-4492.
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Kah, M., & Brown, C. (2007). Prediction of the adsorption of lonizable pesticides in soils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55(6), 2312-2322.
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Kah, M., & Brown, C. (2006). Adsorption of ionisable pesticides in soils. REVIEWS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 188, 149-217.
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