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Urs Jans
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: 212-650-8369
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., EAWAG/ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Research Interests: Environmental, Analytical and Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

Professor Jans’s research program at CCNY is addressing questions concerning aquatic environmental organic chemistry, with a focus on the mechanisms through which organic contaminants undergo abiotic transformations in natural aquatic environment (freshwater, groundwater, seawater). A special interest lies in the role of reduced sulfur species and their reaction with organic contaminants.

Selective Publications:

D. Saint-Hilaire, K.Z. Ismail, U. Jans, 2011. Reactions of tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate with reduced sulfur species, Chemosphere, 83, 941-947. 

M. Seredych, J. Lison, U. Jans, T.J. Bandosz, 2009. Textural and chemical factors affecting adsorption capacity of activated carbon in highly efficient desulfurization of diesel fuel. Carbon, 47, 2491-2500. 

G. F. Talu, V. Diyamandoglu, U. Jans, 2007. Oxalate ion decomposition under UV light from low pressure mercury vapor lamps. Ozone: Science and Engineering, 29, 473-483. 

L. Yang, X. Li, J. Crusius, U. Jans, M. E. Melcer, P. Zhang, 2007. Persistent chlordane concentrations in Long Island Sound sediment: Implications for chlordane, 210Pb, and 137Cs depth profiles. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41, 7723-7729. 

Q. Gan, U. Jans, 2007. Nucleophilic reaction of phorate and terbufos with reduced sulfur species under anoxic conditions. J. Agr. Food Chem., 55, 3546-3554.