University of Saskatchewan
Department of Soil Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Environmental Soil Chemistry


Green, R.J., D. Peak, A.J. Achkar, J.S. Tse, A. Moewes, D.G. Hawthorn, and T.Z. Regier. 2013. Comment on “State-Dependent Electron Delocalization Dynamics at the Solute-Solvent Interface: Soft-X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculations”. Physics Review Letters (accepted Dec 2013).

Phillips, C.L., T.Z. Regier, and D. Peak. 2013. Aqueous Cu(II)-organic complexation studied in-situ using soft X-ray and vibrational spectroscopies. Environmental science & Technology (Accepted Nov 2013).

Betts, A.R., N. Chen, J.G. Hamilton, and D. Peak. 2013. Rates and Mechanisms of Zn(2+) Adsorption on a Meat and Bonemeal Biochar. Environmental science & Technology (Accepted Nov 2013).

Yang,J., J. Liu, J.J. Dynes, D. Peak, T.Z. Regier, J. Wang, S. Zhu, J. Shi, and J.S. Tse. 2013. Speciation and distribution of copper in a mining soil using multiple synchrotron-based bulk and microscopic techniques. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International (accepted Oct 2013).

Peak, D., and T.Z. Regier. 2012. Response to "Comment on Direct observation of tetrahedrally coordinated Fe(III) in ferrihydrite." Environmental Science and Technology. 46 (20): 11473–11474

Regier, T.Z., A. Achkar , D. Peak, J.S. Tse, and D. Hawthorn. 2012. Dark channel fluorescence observations result from concentration effects rather than solvent-solute charge transfer. Nature Chemistry (accepted June 20, 2012).

Peak, D., and T.Z. Regier. 2012. Response to "Comment on Direct observation of tetrahedrally coordinated Fe(III) in ferrihydrite." Environmental Science and Technology. 46 (12): 6885-6887

Peak, D., and T.Z. Regier. 2012. Direct observation of tetrahedrally coordinated Fe(III) in ferrihydrite. Environmental Science and Technology. 46 (6): 3163-3168

Misra, S., D. Peak, N. Chen, C. Hamilton, and S. Niyogi. 2012. Tissue-specific accumulation and speciation of selenium in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to elevated dietary selenomethionine. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 155 (4): 560-565.

Peak, D., G. Kar, L.S.Hundal, and J.J. Schoenau. 2012. Phosphorus release in a soil evaluated by desorption kinetics and XANES spectroscopy. Soil Science. 177 (3):183-187.

Kar, G., L.S.Hundal, J.J. Schoenau, and D. Peak. 2011. Direct chemical speciation of P in sequential chemical extraction residues using P K-edge X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure spectroscopy. Soil Science. 176 (11) 589-595.

Yang, J., T.Z.Regier, J.J. Dynes, J. Wang, J. Shi, D. Peak, Y. Zhao, T. Hu, Y. Chen, and J.S. Tse. 2011. Soft X-ray Induced Photoreduction of Organic Cu(II) Compounds Probed by X-ray Absorption Near-Edge (XANES) Spectroscopy. Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 83 (20):7856–7862.

Laird, B.D.,D. Peak, and S.D. Siciliano. 2011. Bioaccessibility of metal cations in soil is linearly related to its water exchange rate constant. Environmental Science and Technology. 45: 9. 4139-4144.

Misra, S., D. Peak, and S. Niyogi. 2010. Application of XANES spectroscopy in understanding the metabolism of selenium in isolated rainbow trout hepatocytes: insights into selenium toxicity. Metallomics 2: 10. 710-717.

Laird,B.D., D.Peak, and S.D. Siciliano. 2010.The effect of residence time and fluid volume to soil mass (LS) ratio on in vitro arsenic bioaccessibility from poorly crystalline scorodite. J Environ Sci Health A: Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 45: 6. 732-739.

Laird, B.D., J.Yeung, D.Peak, and S.D. Siciliano. 2009. Nutritional status and gastrointestinal microbes affect arsenic bioaccessibility from soils and mine tailings in the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 22. 8652-8657.

Siciliano, S.D., K. James, G.Y. Zhang, A.N. Schafer, and D. Peak. 2009.Adhesion and enrichment of metals on human hands from contaminated soil at an Arctic urban brownfield. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 16. 6385-6390.

Shaw, S.A., D. Peak, and M. J. Hendry. 2009. Investigation of acidic dissolution of mixed clays between pH 1.0 and -3.0 using Si and Al X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73: 14. 4151-4165.

Burnett,P.G., K. Handley, D. Peak, and C.J. Daughney. 2007. Divalent metal adsorption by the thermophile Anoxybacillus flavithermus in single and multi-metal systems. Chemical Geology 244: 3-4. 493-506.

Zhang, G.Y. and D. Peak. 2007. "Studies of Cd(II)-sulfate interactions at the goethite-water interface by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71 (9): 2158-2169.

Xu, D. and D. Peak. 2007. "Adsorption of Boric Acid on Pure and Humic Acid Coated am-Al(OH)3: A Boron K-Edge XANES Study." Environmental Science and Technology, 41 (3): 903-908.

Derek Peak. 2006. "Adsorption mechanisms of selenium oxyanions at the aluminum oxide/water interface." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 303 (2): 337-345.

Burnett,P.G., C.J. Daughney and D. Peak. 2006. "Cd adsorption onto Anoxybacillus flavithermus: Surface complexation modeling and spectroscopic investigations."Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (21): 5253-5269.

Burnett, P.G., H. Heinrich, D. Peak, P. J. Bremer, A. J. McQuillan and C. J. Daughney. 2006. "The effect of pH and ionic strength on proton adsorption by the thermophilic bacterium Anoxybacillus flavithermus". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (8):1914-1927.

Toor, G.S., S. Hunger, D. Peak., J.T. Sims, and D.L. Sparks. 2006. "Advances in the Characterization of Phosphorus in Organic Wastes: Environmental and Agronomic Applications" in Advances in Agronomy , ed. D. L. Sparks. Elsevier Press, Oxford UK.Volume 89, P. 1-72

Peak, D., U.K. Saha, and P.M. Huang. 2006. "Selenite adsorption mechanisms on pure and coated montmorillonite: An EXAFS and XANES spectroscopic study." Soil Science Society of America Journal. 70: 192-203.

O'Driscoll, N.J., Siciliano, S.D., Peak, D., Carignan, R., Lean, D. 2006."Structural Analysis of Dissolved Organic Matter and Implications for Mercury Photo-Reactions in Logged and Non-Logged lakes." Science of the Total Environment. 366: 2-3. 880-893.

Toor,G.S., D. Peak, and J.T. Sims. 2005. "Phosphorus Speciation in Broiler Litter and Turkey Manure Produced from Modified Diets by Chemical Fractionation and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Spectroscopy" Journal of Environmental Quality. 34: 687-697.

Peak, D. 2004 "Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy" in Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, ed. D. Hillel. Elsevier Press, Oxford UK.

Peak, D., G.W. Luther III, and D.L. Sparks. 2003 "Boric acid and borate adsorption mechanisms on amorphous iron oxides: An in situ ATR-FTIR spectroscopic study." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67(14): 2551-2560.

Peak, D., J.T. Sims, and D.L. Sparks. 2002.. "Solid-state speciation of natural and alum-amended poultry litter using XANES spectroscopy."Environmental Science and Technology 36: 4253-4261.

Peak, J. D. and D.L. Sparks. 2002. "Mechanisms of selenate adsorption on iron oxides and hyroxides." Environmental Science and Technology 36: 1460-1466.

Peak, D., E.J. Elzinga and D. L. Sparks. 2001. "Understanding sulfate adsorption mechanisms on iron(III) oxides and hydroxides: Results from ATR-FTIR spectroscopy." p. 167-190. In Heavy Metals Release in Soils, H. M. Selim and D. L. Sparks. eds. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton

Elzinga, E. J., D. Peak and D. L. Sparks. 2001. "Spectroscopic studies of Pb(II)-sulfate interactions at the goethite-water interface". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65:2219-2230.

Peak, D., R.G. Ford, and D.L. Sparks. 1999. "An in-situ ATR-FTIR investigation of sulfate bonding mechanisms on goethite." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 218:289-299.

Eick, M.J., J.D. Peak, and W.D. Brady. 1999. "The effect of oxyanions on the oxalate promoted dissolution of goethite". Soil Science Society of America Journal 63:1133-1141.

Eick, M.J., J.D. Peak, P.V. Brady, and J.D. Pesek. 1998. Kinetics of lead adsorption/desorption on goethite: Residence time effects. Soil Science. 164: (1) 28-39.