Program

Scheduled Abstracts by Division
Environment
Monday AM
EN2
Meeting Room 2
Atmospheric Chemistry
Organizer(s) - Rachel Chang and Hans Ostoff
Chair(s) - Zamin Kanji, Aldona Wiacek
08:00
Chemistry and the Optical Properties of Soot Wolff LR, Fischer A, Helgestad T, Lambe A, Sedlacek A, Smith G, Cappa C, Davidovits P, Onasch T, *Freedman A
08:20
Exploring Brown Carbon Analysis: Rigorous Characterization and Source Apportionment Di Lorenzo RA, $*Young CJ
08:40
The Role of Iron in Forming Light Absorbing Soluble and Polymeric Seconday Organics from Aromatic Precursors Slikboer S, Grandy L, Blair S, Nizkorodov S, Smith R, $*Al-Abadleh HA
09:00
Dust-catalyzed New Particle Formation via OH-mediated Oxidation of Aromatic VOCs *Styler SA, Schnitzler EG, Holod A, Jäger W
09:20
Enhancements in Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in the Presence of Ambient or Directly Emitted Organic Particles Ye J, Adam CH, $*Chan AWH
09:40
Relationship between Oxidative Potential of Secondary Organic Aerosol and In Vivo Airway Hypersensitivity $*Chan AWH, Ye J, Salehi S, North ML, Chow CW, Portelli A
10:00
 
Coffee Break
10:20
Modeling of Secondary Organic Aerosol Partitioning for the Isoprene System at Low and High RH Amaladhasan DA, $Zuend A, *Hoyle C, Fuchs Cl
10:40
Modeling the Formation and Aging of Secondary Organic Aerosols in Urban Regions Ma P, *Hayes P
11:00
Oil Sands Operations in Alberta, Canada: A Large Source of Secondary Organic Aerosol $Liggio J, *Stroud C, Hayden K, Li SM, Taha Y
11:20
 
End of Session
Monday PM
EN2
Meeting Room 2
Atmospheric Chemistry
Organizer(s) - Rachel Chang and Hans Ostoff
Chair(s) - Rachel Chang, Hans Osthoff
14:00
 
Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award Lecture
14:00
Phase Transitions and Viscosities of Atmospheric Particles You Y, Renbaum-Wolff L, Song M, Grayson JW, Weber RJ, Shilling JE, Martin ST, $*Bertram AK
14:40
Immersion Freezing Properties of Feldspar Minerals $*Kanji ZA, Welti A, Lohmann U
15:00
Alteration of Ice Nucleation Properties and Chlorine Chemistry in Chemically Evolving Biomass Burning Aerosol $*Sullivan RC, Ahern AT, Goldberger L, Polen M, Jahl L, Lee BT, Thornton JA
15:20
Effect of Solutes on the Evaporation of Water from Atmospheric Droplets Combe NA, $*Donaldson DJ
15:40
Contribution of Chemical Structure to the Hygroscopic Growth of Organic Aerosols Duplessis P, Brown TN, $Chang RY-W
16:00
 
Coffee Break
16:20
Influence of Health Response Uncertainty and Natural Variability on Assessments of Air Quality Benefits under Climate Policy $*Saari RK, Mei Y, Garcia-Menendez F
16:40
Variation in Global Chemical Composition of PM2.5: Emerging Results from SPARTAN *Snider G, Weagle C, Brauer M, Cohen A, Gibson MD, Liu Y, Martins JV, Rudich Y, Zhang Q, $Martin RV
17:00
Interpretation of Measurements from SPARTAN to Examine Factors Affecting Spatial Variation in the Relationship between Ground Level Fine Particulate Matter and Total-column Aerosol Optical Depth *Weagle CL, $Martin RV, Snider G
17:20
Parameterization of Sub-grid NO2 Dry Deposition in a Global Chemical Transport Model Boys BL, *Murphy JG, $Martin RV
17:40
 
End of Session
Tuesday AM
EN2
Meeting Room 2
Atmospheric Chemistry
Organizer(s) - Rachel Chang and Hans Ostoff
Chair(s) - Arthur Chan, Sarah Styler
08:00
Spectroscopic Measurements of Marine Boundary Layer Composition in Halifax $*Wiacek A, Li L, Purcell J, Chen B, Tobin K
08:20
On the Heterogeneous Uptake of ClNO2 $*Osthoff HD, Liggio J, Moussa SG, Garner NM, Tokarek TW
08:40
Urban Grime: Composition and Atmospheric Reactivity Studies in Toronto and Leipzig Baergen AM, $Donaldson DJ
09:00
Vertical Measurements of the Nitrate Radical in the Urban Atmosphere $*McLaren R, Nikelski K, Wojtal P, Taylor P, Fujs W
09:20
Mapping Fugitive Gas Emissions and Severity across Southeastern Saskatchewan Baillie J, Risk D, Lavoie M, Marshall A, Williams J
09:40
Airborne Measurements of Gaseous Organic Acids in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta: From Primary Emissions to Secondary Formation *Liggio J, Moussa S, Hayden K, Liu P, Leithead A, Wentzell J, Staebler R, O'Brien J, Darlington A, Li S-M
10:00
 
Coffee Break
10:20
Aerosol Measurements in Antarctica: Transport and Meterology Impacts on Aerosol Composition $*DeCarlo PF, Giordano MR, Kalnajs LE, Johnson AM, Goetz JD, Davis SM, Deschler T
10:40
Influences of Sources and Seasons on Atmospheric Particle Chemical Mixing States in the Arctic $*Pratt KA, Kirpes R, Gunsch M, Ault AP, Barrett T, Bondy A, Sheesley R, Laskin A, Wang B, China S
11:00
Biogenic Impacts on Summertime Arctic Aerosol: Observations from NETCARE *Abbatt J, Irish V, Burkart J, Willis M, Kollner F, Bertram A, Schneider J, Herber A, Leaitch WR, Mungall E, Liggio J, Wentzell J, Norman AL, Ghahremaninezhad R
11:20
Aerosol Size and Chemical Composition in the Canadian High Arctic *Hayes PL, Chang R, Leaitch WR, Sharma S, Kolonjari F, Croft B, O'Neill N, Fogal P, Drummond J
11:40
Effects of Freezing Temperature and Snow on Composition of Gasoline Engine Exhaust Nazarenko Y, Fournier S, Kurien U, Rangel-Alvarado RB, Seers P, $*Ariya PA
12:00
Atmospheric Chemistry at Interfaces of Atmosphere-snow-ice *Ariya PA, Nazarenko Y, Rangel-Alvarado R, Ghoshdastidar A, Kurien U, Rocha AA, Mortazavi R
12:20
 
End of Session
Tuesday PM
EN4
Meeting Room 2
Emerging Contaminants
Organizer(s) - Trevor Brown and Amila De Silva
Chair(s) - Trevor Brown, Amila de Silva
14:00
Finding Novel Fluorinated Chemicals of Environmental Interest Mabury SA
14:40
Measuring Atmospheric Perfluoroalkyl Acids: Reducing Sampling Artifacts and Improving Understandings of Long-range Transport MacInnis JJ, VandenBoer TC, $*Young CJ
15:00
Exposure Characterization of Pesticides and Primary Metabolites for Assessing Human Health Implications in Prince Edward Island Sweeney C, *Guernsey J, Greer W, Ryan C, $Kim J
15:20
Application of Synchronous Scanning to the Cyclodextrin-enhanced Fluorescence-based Trace Detection of Pesticides in Natural Waters Sweet SD, $*Wagner BD
15:40
Perfluoroalkyl Acids in the High Arctic: A Multi-decadal Depositional Ice Record Pickard HM, $*Young CJ, MacInnis JJ, Spencer C, De Silva AO, Muir DCG, Sharp M, Criscitiello A
16:00
 
Coffee Break
16:20
Investigating the Retention of Benzotriazoles in Urban Watersheds Parajulee A, Lei Y-D, de Silva AO, Mitchell CPJ, $*Wania F
16:40
Biomonitoring for Assessing Human Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Matched Adults, Children and Companion Animals Parent MI, *Guernsey JR, $Kim JS
17:00
Perfluorophosphinates and Other Perfluorinated Acids in Northern Pike, Double-crested Cormorants and Bottlenose Dolphins in North America $*De Silva AO, Houde M, de Solla SR, Spencer C, Ho D, Al Tarhuni M, King LE, Lavoie R, Wells R, Fair P
17:20
 
End of Session
Wednesday AM
EN4
Meeting Room 2
Emerging Contaminants
Organizer(s) - Trevor Brown and Amila De Silva
Chair(s) - Trevor Brown, Amila de Silva
08:00
Exploring the Potential to Monitor Naphthenic Acids using Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography/Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry (GC×GC/TOFMS) *Bowman DT, McCarry BE, Warren LA, $Slater GF
08:20
Capillary Electrophoresis-low Resolution Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Water Samples Derived from Athabasca Lean Oil Sands and Mixed Surficial Materials MacLennan MS, Headley JV, Peru KM, Swyngedouw C, Fleming I, Chen DDY
08:40
The Determination of Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in Water by Solid-phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography-tandem Mass Spectrometry Lee H, Hao C, Morse D
09:00
Developing Methods to Determine Substituted Phenylamine Anti-oxidants (SPAs) in Environmental Matrices $*Balakrishnan VK, Toito JM
09:20
Identifying Chemicals that Are Planetary Boundary Threats *MacLeod M, Breitholtz M, Cousins IT, de Wit CA, Persson LM, Ruden C, McLachlan M
10:00
 
Coffee Break
10:20
Spatial Trends of Natural and Anthropogenic Polybrominated Diethyl Ethers (PBDE) around Newfoundland Bautista JJ, $Young CJ, *Babichuk N
10:40
Investigating 134Cs and 137Cs Levels in Abiotic and Biotic Samples from British Columbia, Canada Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident *Domingo T, $Starosta K, Chester A, Rizwan U, Williams J, Alavas JJ, O'Farrell D, Ross PS
11:00
 
End of Session
Wednesday PM
EN5
Meeting Room 2
Metals and Nanometals in the Environment - Joint with SS
Organizer(s) - Hind A Al-Abadleh and Parisa Ariya
Chair(s) - Hind A Al-Abadleh/Parisa Ariya
14:00
Mercury Biogeochemical Cycling in the Cryosphere $*Wang F
14:40
Zero-valent Iron Nanoparticles in Catalysis and Strategies to Limit Leaching of Transition Metals in Synthetic Catalytic Systems $*Moores A, Bateman M, Castonguay A, Hudson R, Feng y, Masnadi M
15:00
Trace Metals in PMc and PM2.5: Emerging Results from SPARTAN *Snider G, Weagle C, Brauer M, Gibson MD, Rudich Y, $Martin RV
15:20
Heavy Fish: Environmental Factors Influencing Mercury & Metal Uptake in Freshwater Fish Food Webs of Nova Scotia $*Campbell LM, Agbeti MD, Kickbush J, Stevens CA, LeBlanc J
15:40
Using Multiple Lake Sediment Cores to Reconstruct Anthropogenic Mercury Deposition in Two Contrasting Regions: Flin Flon, Manitoba and the Experimental Lakes Area, Ontario, Canada $Wiklund JA, *Kirk JL, Muir DCG, Evans M, Yang F, Keating J, Parsons M
16:00
 
Coffee Break
16:20
Metal Organic Framework Materials for Clean(er) Energy Production $*Woo TK
17:00
Study of Arsenic and Mercury Removal from Mine Tailing by Iron Oxides Based Nanoparticles Hu Z, $*Ariya PA
17:20
The Effect of Organics on the Surface of Nanohematite Particles on the Environmental Fate of Arsenicals $*Al-Abadleh HA, Situm Arthur, Goldberg S, Allen N, Kabengi N
17:40
 
End of Session
ENP
Scotiabank Centre
Poster
From 17:40 until 19:30
17:40
Fluorescence-based Trace Detection of Pesticides in Estuarine Sediments Wallace BJ, $*Wagner BD
17:40
Analysis of Diluted Bitumen by 1D-GC/MS/MS and 2D GC-HR/TOF-MS Schreckenbach SA, $*Tomy GT, Halldorson T, Bestvater LB, Binkley J, Byer J
17:40
Quantitation of Amino Sugar Biomarkers from Microbial Necromass in Soil Dawe KER, *VandenBoer TC, DiLorenzo R, Young CJ, Ziegler S
17:40
Risk Assessment of Toxic Elements in Wheat from Saudi Arabia Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Althobiti R, *Beauchemin D
17:40
Colloidal Coatings of Mineral Dust Particles on Ice Nucleation Rangel-Alvarado R, Selladurai S, $*Ariya P
17:40
Development of a Robust Gas-particle Partitioning Model for the Equilibration of Inorganic Compounds and Semi-volatile Organics Ma J, $*Zuend A
17:40
The Quest for New Photocatalysts and New Applications *Imbault AL, Gong JY, $Farnood R
17:40
Toenail Biomarkers of Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Metabolism, and their Relation to Skin Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Diabetes Mellitus Smith NK, Yakobi-Hancock J, Kim JS
17:40
Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Semivolatile Organic Compounds in the Greater Toronto Area Takhar M, *Iqbal M, $Chan A
17:40
Kinetics and Mechanism of Pesticides in Soils: Kinetics of Atrazine with Nova Scotia Soil Malibari H, $Gamble D
17:40
Fe3O4 Nanoparticles/Graphene as Efficient Electrocatalysts for H2O2 Production in Wastewater Treatment Wei Q, Barros W, Zhang G, Lanza M, Tavares A, $*Sun S
17:40
Effect of Iron Oxide Aerosols on Traditional Gas Phase Reactions of Mercury Kurien U, $*Ariya PA
17:40
Development and Optimization of Negative-ion Proton Transfer Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Detection of Atmospheric Perfluoroalkyl Acids Furlani T, MacInnis J, Pickard H, Place B, Di Lorenzo R, VandenBoer T, $Young C
17:40
Project Mercury Tracking the Phase and Chemical Speciation of Atmospheric Oxidized Mercury Ghoshdastidar AJ, $*Ariya PA
17:40
Monitoring of Long-range Transport of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Precipitation from the Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect MacInnis JJ, VandenBoer TC, Spencer C, De Silva AO, $*Young CJ
17:40
Are Contaminants from an Oil Point Source Impacting the Scallop Fishing Grounds of Port au Port Bay, NL? Cook M, Kohl L, Van Biesen G, $*Morrill PL
17:40
Halogen-accelerated Fenton-like Chemistry: A Serendipitous Discovery MacDonald CB, Shan Z, $*Zhang X
17:40
Detection of TNT and RDX Based on Gold Nanoparticles Molecular Imprinted Matrix by Surface Plasmon Resonance Granger G, Masson JF, Bukar N
17:40
In Vitro Toxicological Assessment of Airborne Copper Nanoparticles Burns EE, $Kim JS, Guernsey JR, Adisesh A
17:40
Preparation, Characterisation and Application of H3PO4 Activated Maize Tassel for Remediation of Eutrophic Phosphorus $Shofolahan AM, *Agyei N
17:40
A Novel Multilayer Hybrid Starch Crosslinked Silica Sol-gel Material for Use as a Passive Sampler in Mercury Monitoring $*Vreugdenhil AJ, Zhou Y, Stotesbury T, Dimock B, Hintelmann H
17:40
Chemisorption of Metal Ions by Retained Surface Functionality on Partially Activated Birch Biochar Carrier AJ, Abdullahi I, Fiolek B, $*MacQuarrie SL
17:40
NMR Study of Mercury(II) and Cadmium Ion Binding to the Organophosphorus Pesticide, Diazinon: Insights into the Mechanism of Catalytic Hydrolysis Dust JM, Wyer M, vanLoon GW, Buncel E
17:40
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Size-resolved Indoor Particle Samples Richman KE, Butt CM, $*Young CJ
17:40
Air Quality in the Greater Toronto Region During the Panam Games 2015: Measurements from a Mobile-platform Wren S, Stroud C, Han Y, Hayden K, Liggio J, Lu G, Mihele C, Mittermeir R, Staebler R, Wentzell J, $*Brook J
17:40
The Hygroscopicity Parameter of Marine Organics in Sea Spray Aerosols Boyer M, Chang R
17:40
Interaction of Legionella Collagen-like Protein with Gold Nanoparticles Su HS, $Kerman KK
17:40
Synthesis and Electrochemical Study of Cu/rGO Nanocomposites toward CO2 Reduction Hossan MN, Wen J, Konda SK, Govindhan M, $*Chen A
17:40
Streamlined Exposure Assessment for Addressing Inorganics of Low Anticipated Ecological Concern under the Third Phase of the Chemicals Management Plan *Bouwhuis R, Beking MA, Dorais V, Gauthier J, Hill JR, Lin M, Marois O, Sauvé M-C
17:40
Effects of Chitosan-cellulose on the Sorption Properties of its Cross-linked Polymers Udoetok IA, $*Wilson LD, Headley JV
17:40
Analysis of the Nanoparticulate Content in Snow by a Novel Aerosolization Technique Rangel-Alvarado R, Nazarenko Y, $*Ariya P
17:40
Heavy Metal Water Remediation by Magnetic Chitosan Nanoparticles *Clarke K, $Kim JS, Puvvada N, Brunt K
17:40
Yeast Populations Evolve to Resist CdSe Quantum Dot Toxicity $*Shin JA, Chan WCW
Thursday AM
EN1
201
Advances in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering
Organizer(s) - Hind A Al-Abadleh and Madhumita Ray
Chair(s) - Madhumita Ray/ Hind A Al-Abadleh
08:00
Natural Biocarbon as a Cheaper Greener Alternative in Water Purification: Enhanced Adsorption of Aqueous Metal Ions by Inexpensive Birch Biocarbon $*MacQuarrie SL, Carrier A, Abdullahi I, Fiolek B
08:40
Selective Extraction of Rare Earth Elements in the Presence of a Fe3+ and Al3+ by an Ionic Liquid Functionalized with a Diglycolamide Benrazek I, *Rochefort D, Guay D, Roué L
09:00
How Supercritical Solvents Enable New Chemistry for a Sustainable Future $*Charpentier P
10:00
 
Coffee Break
10:20
The Acetic Acid Process: A Viable Alternative to Cyanide and Aqua Regia for Leaching Gold from Primary and Secondary Sources $*Foley SR, Salimi H, Moradi L
10:40
Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biowaste to Biofuels and Biochemicals for a Sustainable Environment $*He QS, Xu
11:20
Microbial Degradation of Naphthenic Acids in Oils Sand Process McKenzie N, Yue S, Ramsay B, $*Ramsay J
12:00
Pesticide Regulations for Agriculture: Chemically Flawed Regulatory Practice $*Gamble DS
12:20
 
End of Session
EN3
202
Chemical Cycling in Natural Environments
Organizer(s) - Katja Fennel and Trevor VandenBoer
Chair(s) - Katja Fennel, Trevor VandenBoer
08:40
Recent Advances in Mercury Cycling and Methylmercury Production in Northern Ecosystems *Lehnherr I
09:20
Mercury Photoreactions in Freshwater Lakes Are Controlled by Dissolved Organic Matter *Klapstein SJ, Ziegler SE, Risk DA, $O'Driscoll NJ
09:40
When Emission Reductions Aren't Enough: Increasing Aluminium Levels in Rivers Recovering from Acidification $*Sterling SM, MacLeod S, Clair TA, Howden N
10:00
 
Coffee Break
10:20
Tracing Inputs of Petroleum Derived Organic Compounds into Natural Systems $*Slater GF
10:40
Tracing Carbon Processing in the Natural Environment Using Traditional and Novel Isotopic Techniques $*Morrill PL
11:00
Constraining the 2012-2014 Growing Season Alaskan Methane Budget Using CARVE Aircraft Measurements Hartery S, Chang RY-WW, Miller C, Dinardo S, Sweeney C, Karion A, Commane R, Lindaas J, Miller S, Steiner N, McDonald K, Wofsy S
11:20
Characterizing Laboratory-generated Marine Aerosols $*Chang RYW, Boyer MC, Duplessis P, Boudreau C, Drodge A
11:40
Separation and Quantitation of Atmospheric Ethyl and Methyl Alkyl Amines by Ion Chromatography $Place B, *Vandenboer TC, Quilty AT, Ziegler S
12:00
 
End of Session
Thursday PM
EN3
202
Chemical Cycling in Natural Environments
Organizer(s) - Katja Fennel and Trevor VandenBoer
Chair(s) - Katja Fennel, Trevor VandenBoer
14:00
Solid Phase Extraction to Prepare HF Solubilized Soil Organic Matter for CP/MAS 13C NMR Analysis $Warren J, *Ziegler S
14:20
Non-growing Season Soil Greenhouse Gas Production in Cold Regions $*Risk D, Egan J, Graham L, MacIntyre C, Minions C, Natali S, McArthur G
14:40
Soil Organic Matter Chemistry and Bioreactivity Vary with Climate History Due to Differences in Litter Inputs, Not in Diagenesis *Kohl L, Edwards KA, Philben M, Podrebarac F, $Ziegler SE
15:00
Chemical Change in the Oceans: The Importance of Time-series $*Wallace D
15:20
Permeable Sands in the St. Lawrence Estuary: Biocatalytic Filters and Active Sites of Nitrogen Removal $*Rao AMF, Neumeier U, Charnier J
16:00
 
End of Session