Barbara Casentini, Ricercatore

email casentini AT
Address Via Salaria km 29,300
C.P. 10
00015 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Telephone +39 06 90672758
Fax +39 06 90672787

Research Topics
  • Inorganic pollutants and micro-pollutants in water and soil: sources, diffusion and related environmental impact
  • Bio-geochemical processes driving metals mobilization in environmental matrices
  • Analytical techniques for inorganic trace pollutants quantification and speciation in aqueous and solid phases
Research activities / Ongoing Projects
  • Characterization of processes determining groundwaters quali-quantitative status and interaction with surface waters
  • Accumulation/release processes in arsenic contaminated soils
  • Zero Valent Iron use in arsenic groundwater treatment
  • Selenium in the environment: risks, sources, analytical determination, speciation in environmental samples (water, soil, sediments)
Recent Publications
  • Mertens J., Casentini B., Masion A., Pöthig R., Wehrli B., Furrer G. “Polyaluminum chloride with high Al30 content as removal agent for arsenic-contaminated well water”, Water Research, in press (2011) doi:10.1016/j.watres.2011.10.031
  • Casentini B., Hug S.J., Nikolaidis N.P. “Arsenic accumulation in irrigated agricultural soils in Northern Greece”, Science of the Total Environment, 409 (2011) 4802-4810
  • B. Casentini, M. Pettine “Effects of desferrioxamine-B on the release of arsenic from volcanic rocks”, Applied Geochemistry, 25 (2010)1688-1698
  • M. Pettine, B. Casentini, D. Mastroianni, S. Capri “Dissolved inorganic carbon effect in the determination of arsenic and chromium in mineral waters by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry“, Analytica Chimica Acta, 599 (2007) 191–198
  • M. Pettine, B. Casentini, S. Fazi, F. Giovanardi, R. Pagnotta “A revisitation of TRIX for trophic status assessment in the light of the European Water Framework Directive: Application to Italian coastal waters”, Marine Pollution Bulletin 54 (2007) 1413–1426

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