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Professor Kirk Semple

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  1. 2021
  2. Forthcoming

    Chemical pollution: a growing peril and potential catastrophic risk to humanity

    Naidu, R., Biswas, B., Willett, I., Cribb, J., Kumar Sing, B., Nathanail, P., Coulon, F., Semple, K., Jones, K., Barclay, A. & Aitken, R., 2/05/2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Environment International.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Phosphorus solubility changes following additions of bioenergy wastes to an agricultural soil: implications for crop availability and environmental mobility  

    Richards, S., Marshall, R., Lag Brotons, A., Semple, K. & Stutter, M., 1/11/2021, In: Geoderma. 401, 11 p., 115150.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Changes in microbial utilization and fate of soil carbon following the addition of different fractions of anaerobic digestate to soils

    Cattin, M., Semple, K., Stutter, M., Romano, G., Lag Brotons, A., Parry, C. & Surridge, B., 23/04/2021, In: European Journal of Soil Science. 81, p. 567–590 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Local and global trace plutonium contributions in fast breeder legacy soils

    Tighe, C., Castrillejo, M., Christl, M., Degueldre, C., Andrew, J., Semple, K. T. & Joyce, M. J., 19/03/2021, In: Nature Communications. 12, 1, 10 p., 1381.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. E-pub ahead of print

    Counting the cost of the Niger Delta's largest oil spills: Satellite remote sensing reveals extensive environmental damage with >1million people in the impact zone

    Obida, C. B., Blackburn, G. A., Whyatt, J. D. & Semple, K. T., 25/06/2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 775, 11 p., 145854.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Impact of sulphuric, hydrochloric, nitric, and lactic acids in the preparation of a blend of agro-industrial digestate and wood ash to produce a novel fertiliser

    Moure Abelenda, A., Semple, K., Lag Brotons, A., Aggidis, G., Herbert, B. & Aiouache, F., 1/02/2021, In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 9, 1, 9 p., 105021.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Biodegradation of fluorene by the newly isolated marine-derived fungus, Mucor irregularis strain bpo1 using response surface methodology

    Bankole, P. O., Semple, K. T., Jeon, B-H. & Govindwar, S. P., 15/01/2021, In: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 208, 11 p., 111619.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Impact of redox-mediators in the degradation of olsalazine by marine-derived fungus, Aspergillus aculeatus strain bpo2: Response surface methodology, laccase stability and kinetics

    Bankole, P. O., Semple, K. T., Jeon, B-H. & Govindwar, S. P., 15/01/2021, In: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 208, 12 p., 111742.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  10. 2020
  11. Published

    Quantitative assessment data of PAHs and N-PAHs in core sediments from the Niger Delta, Nigeria

    Anyanwu, I. N., Sikoki, F. D. & Semple, K. T., 1/12/2020, In: Data in Brief. 33, 11 p., 106484.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Quantitative biomonitoring of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) using the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata)

    Idowu, O., Kim Anh Tran, T., Webster, G., Chapman, I., Baker, P., Farrel, H., Zammit, A., Semple, K., Hansbro, P., O'Connor, W. & Thavamani, P., 10/11/2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 742, 9 p., 140497.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  13. Published

    The Impact of Enhanced and Non-Enhanced Biochars on the Catabolism of 14C-Phenanthrene in Soil

    Omoni, V., Baidoo, P. K., Fagbohungbe, M. & Semple, K., 1/11/2020, In: Environmental Technology and Innovation. 20, 12 p., 101146.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic compounds

    Idowu, O., Kim Anh Tran, T., Baker, P., Farell, H., Zammit, A., Semple, K., O'Connor, W. & Thavamani, P., 1/09/2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 736, 10 p., 139574.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. E-pub ahead of print
  16. Published

    Bioavailability and Bioaccessibility of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants in Soil and Associated Desorption-Based Measurements

    Umeh, A. C., Naidu, R., Owojori, O. J. & Semple, K. T., 14/07/2020, Bioavailability of Organic Chemicals in Soil and Sediment. Ortega-Calvo, J. J. & Parsons, J. R. (eds.). Cham: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, p. 293-350 58 p. (Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; vol. 100).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  17. Published

    Assessment of the Oral Bioavailability of Organic Contaminants in Humans

    Wijayawardena, M. A. A., Liu, Y., Yan, K., Duan, L., Umeh, A. C., Naidu, R. & Semple, K. T., 9/07/2020, Bioavailability of Organic Chemicals in Soil and Sediment . Ortega-Calvo, J. J. & Parsons, J. R. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 191-218 28 p. (Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; vol. 100).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  18. Published

    Impact of organic amendments on the development of 14C-phenanthrene catabolism in soil

    Omoni, V. T., Lag-Brotons, A. J. & Semple, K. T., 1/07/2020, In: International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 151, 11 p., 104991.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Why Biodegradable Chemicals Persist in the Environment? A Look at Bioavailability

    Ortega-Calvo, J. J., Stibany, F., Semple, K. T., Schaeffer, A., Parsons, J. R. & Smith, K. E. C., 22/06/2020, Bioavailability of Organic Chemicals in Soil and Sediment. Ortega-Calvo, J. J. & Parsons, J. R. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 243-265 23 p. (Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; vol. 100).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  20. Published

    Impact of digestate and its fractions on mineralization of 14C-phenanthrene in aged soil

    Ibeto, C., Omoni, V., Fagbohungbe, M. & Semple, K., 1/06/2020, In: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 195, 8 p., 110482.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    The Nutritional Effects of Digested and Undigested Organic Wastes Combined with Wood Ash Amendments on Carrot Plants

    Ibeto, C. N., Lag-Brotons, A. J., Marshall, R. & Semple, K. T., 1/06/2020, In: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition . 20, 2, p. 460-472 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    The effect of organic acids on the behaviour and biodegradation of 14C-phenanthrene in contaminated soil

    Vázquez-Cuevas, G. M., Lag-Brotons, A. J., Ortega-Calvo, J. J., Stevens, C. J. & Semple, K. T., 30/04/2020, In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 143, 8 p., 107722.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Editorial: Resource Recovery From Waste

    Lag-Brotons, A. J., Velenturf, A. P. M., Crane, R., Head, I. M., Purnell, P. & Semple, K. T., 3/04/2020, In: Frontiers in Environmental Science. 8, 3 p., 35.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  24. Published

    Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their polar derivatives in soils of an industrial heritage city of Australia

    Idowu, O., Semple, K. T., Ramadass, K., O'Connor, W., Hansbro, P. & Thavamani, P., 10/01/2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 699, 12 p., 134303.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Adding Value to Digestate and Ash (the AVAnD project): elucidating the role and the value of alternative fertilisers on the soil-plant system

    Lag Brotons, A., Marshall, R., Herbert, B., Hurst, L., Inam, E. J. & Semple, K., 2020, Resource Recovery from Wastes: Towards a Circular Economy. Macaskie, L. E., Sapsford, D. J. & Mayes, W. M. (eds.). London: Royal Society of Chemistry, 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  26. 2019
  27. Published

    In vitro gastrointestinal mobilization and oral bioaccessibility of PAHs in contrasting soils and associated cancer risks: Focus on PAH nonextractable residues

    Umeh, A. C., Duan, L., Naidu, R., Esposito, M. & Semple, K. T., 31/12/2019, In: Environment International. 133, 14 p., 105186.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Soil contamination in China: Current priorities, defining background levels and standards for heavy metals

    Sun, Y., Li, H., Guo, G., Semple, K. T. & Jones, K. C., 1/12/2019, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 251, 7 p., 109512.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Influence of pH, electrical conductivity and ageing on the extractability of benzo[a]pyrene in two contrasting soils

    Meng, F., Yang, X., Duan, L., Naidu, R., Nuruzzaman, M. & Semple, K., 10/11/2019, In: Science of the Total Environment. 690, p. 647-653 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    River network delineation from Sentinel 1 SAR data

    Obida, C. B., Blackburn, A., Whyatt, D. & Semple, K., 1/11/2019, In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 83, 12 p., 101910.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  31. Published

    From bioenergy by-products to alternative fertilisers: pursuing circular economy

    Marshall, R., Lag Brotons, A., Inam, E. J., Herbert, B., Hurst, L. & Semple, K., 30/10/2019, Resource Recovery from Wastes: Towards a Circular Economy. Macaskie, L. E., Sapsford, D. J. & Mayes, W. M. (eds.). London: Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 287-314 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  32. Published

    Co-fermentation of whey permeates and cattle slurry using a partitioned up-flow anaerobic digestion tank

    Fagbohungbe, M. O., Onyeri, C. A. & Semple, K. T., 15/10/2019, In: Energy. 185, p. 567-572 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  33. Published

    A Comparison of γ-ray Spectroscopy with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for the Environmental Assay of Plutonium

    Joyce, M. J., Tighe, C., Campbell, I., Christl, M., Degueldre, C., Iridoy, M. C., Semple, K. T. & Andrew, J., 5/09/2019, 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2018 - Proceedings. IEEE, 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  34. E-pub ahead of print

    Bioaccumulation of Benzo[a]pyrene Nonextractable Residues in Soil by Eisenia fetida and Associated Background-level Sublethal Genotoxicity (DNA Single-strand Breaks)

    Umeh, A. C., Panneerselvan, L., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K., 4/07/2019, In: Science of the Total Environment.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    The effect of acidogenic and methanogenic conditions on the availability and stability of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in a digestate

    Fagbohungbe, M. O., Onyeri, C., Adewale, C. & Semple, K. T., 1/06/2019, In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 7, 3, 6 p., 103138.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Extremely small amounts of B[a]P residues remobilised in long-term contaminated soils: A strong case for greater focus on readily available and not total-extractable fractions in risk assessment

    Umeh, A. C., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K. T., 15/04/2019, In: Journal of Hazardous Materials. 368, p. 72-80 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Beyond the obvious: Environmental health implications of polar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

    Idowu, O., Semple, K. T., Ramadass, K., O'Connor, W., Hansbro, P. & Thavamani, P., 02/2019, In: Environment International. 123, p. 543-557 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. 2018
  39. Published

    Case study on Resource Recovery: linking renewable energy, waste management and sustainable agriculture

    Semple, K., Marshall, R., Lag Brotons, A., Herbert, B. & Hurst, L., 12/2018, From waste to resource productivity: Evidence and case studies. p. 39-50 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  40. Published

    Enhanced Recovery of Nonextractable Benzo[a]pyrene Residues in Contrasting Soils Using Exhaustive Methanolic and Nonmethanolic Alkaline Treatments

    Umeh, A. C., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K. T., 6/11/2018, In: Analytical Chemistry. 90, 21, p. 13104-13111 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    Time-Dependent Remobilization of Nonextractable Benzo[a]pyrene Residues in Contrasting Soils: Effects of Aging, Spiked Concentration, and Soil Properties

    Umeh, A. C., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K. T., 6/11/2018, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 52, 21, p. 12295–12305 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  42. Published

    Comparison of Single- and Sequential-Solvent Extractions of Total Extractable Benzo[ a]pyrene Fractions in Contrasting Soils

    Umeh, A. C., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K. T., 2/10/2018, In: Analytical Chemistry. 90, 19, p. 11703-11709 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Correlation between solvent extractability and bioavailability of benzo(a) pyrene in 19 soils measured in juvenile swine

    Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K., 19/08/2018, In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 256, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  44. Published

    Effects of coal tar as source material on the desorption kinetics of benzo(a)pyrene from contaminated soils

    Yu, L., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K., 19/08/2018, In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 256, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  45. Published

    Remobilisation of 'non-extractable' Benzo[a]pyrene residues in contrasting Australian soils

    Umeh, A., Duan, L., Semple, K. & Naidu, R., 19/08/2018, In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 256, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  46. Published

    Impact of single and binary mixtures of phenanthrene and N-PAHs on microbial utilization of 14C-glucose in soil

    Anyanwu, I. N. & Semple, K. T., 05/2018, In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 120, p. 222-229 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    Spectrochemical determination of unique bacterial responses following long-term low-level exposure to antimicrobials

    Jin, N., Semple, K. T., Jiang, L., Luo, C., Martin, F. & Zhang, D., 14/04/2018, In: Analytical Methods. 10, 14, p. 1602-1611 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Mineralisation of 14C-phenanthrene in PAH-diesel contaminated soil: Impact of Sorghum bicolor and Medicago sativa mono- or mixed culture

    Umeh, A. C., Vazquez Cuevas, G. & Semple, K. T., 04/2018, In: Applied Soil Ecology. 125, p. 46-55 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Spectrochemical analyses of growth phase-related bacterial responses to low (environmentally-relevant) concentrations of tetracycline and nanoparticulate silver

    Jin, N., Semple, K. T., Jiang, L., Luo, C., Zhang, D. & Martin, F. L., 7/02/2018, In: The Analyst. 143, 3, p. 768-776 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published

    Abiotic factors controlling bioavailability and bioaccessibility of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil: Putting together a bigger picture

    Yu, L., Duan, L., Naidu, R. & Semple, K. T., 02/2018, In: Science of the Total Environment. 613–614, p. 1140-1153 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  51. Published

    Optimisation of XAD extraction methodology for the assessment of biodegradation potential of 14C-phenanthene in soil

    Adedigba, B. M., Ogbonnaya, U. O., Vázquez-Cuevas, G. M. & Semple, K. T., 02/2018, In: Environmental Technology and Innovation. 9, p. 140-150 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  52. Published

    Quantifying the exposure of humans and the environment to oil pollution in the Niger Delta using advanced geostatistical techniques

    Obida B., C., Blackburn, G. A., Whyatt, J. D. & Semple, K. T., 02/2018, In: Environment International. 111, p. 32-42 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  53. Published

    Enhancement of 14C-phenanthrene mineralisation in the presence of plant-root biomass in PAH-NAPL amended soil

    Vázquez-Cuevas, G. M., Stevens, C. J. & Semple, K. T., 01/2018, In: International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 126, p. 78-85 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  54. Published

    Impact of nitrogen-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on phenanthrene and benzo[a]pyrene mineralisation in soil

    Anyanwu, I. N., Clifford, O. I. & Semple, K. T., 01/2018, In: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 147, p. 594-601 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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